Phrases with "writers"

Sigmund Freud Some writers flatly assert that dreams know nothing of moral obligations; others as decidedly declare that the moral nature of man persists even in his dream-life. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Jonathan Swif Several writers speak of the dinners at a guinea a head and upwards served at Pontack’s, and Swift comments on the price of the wine. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Great writers in our country have frequently stirred difficult questions in religion and life, and then seemed to be half scared, like Rouget de Lisle, by the reverberation of their own voices. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Charles Dudley Warner As an intellectual personality he makes no such impression, for instance, as Carlyle, or a dozen other writers now living who could be named. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

As far as I could judge, their best writers are far from being the most popular. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Some writers are strongly conscious of the shifting, others half unconscious, even though their own vision may have undergone much change. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

All this is made legitimate by the consecrated custom of writers in such time as this — the time of a great war. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Virginia Woolf Now all young writers were in the pay of the booksellers and poured out any trash that would sell. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

The humorous ghost is a more frequent person than one would suppose without giving some thought to the subject, for many writers have sharpened their wits on the comic haunt. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Paradoxical as it may sound, it was the very seriousness of the new writers which was the real cause of their lack of decorum. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Henry Adams Few writers had ideas which warranted thirty pages of development, but for such as thought they had, the Review alone offered space. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

A few Continental writers have adopted similar conclusions. The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever by Oliver Wendell Holmes

The writers upon alchymy all claim Jacques Cœur as a member of their fraternity, and treat as false and libellous the more rational explanation of his wealth which the records of his trial afford. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

To other, and inferior, writers it is most fortunate that our design has taken so wide a scope. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

George Meredith These writers deal queerly with their words of praise of one another. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

But, great heavens, what is the good of my quoting that to you? Those writers in my newspaper must be quite unknown to you. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

And these are the figures of speech which not only all poets but the writers of prose have employed. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Fanny Fern Inexperienced writers seldom get more than a mere pittance. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

Thomas Hardy Those of the dyed barbarians who had chosen the cultivable tracts were, in comparison with those who had left their marks here, as writers on paper beside writers on parchment. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Ian Maclaren He is also certain to maintain his hold and be an example to writers after many modern realists have been utterly and justly forgotten. Books and Bookmen by Ian Maclaren

Virginia Woolf We find these qualities steeping it through, as obvious in the lesser writers as in the greater. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

The writers had learned (or were learning) French; and they had thus become aware, that neither the article nor the adjective was right. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

The art of the two writers is in strong contrast. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

Like Maupassant and Hoffman and Poe, the Russian writers use to a considerable extent the association between insanity and the supernatural to heighten the effect of both. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Virginia Woolf For the self-centred and self-limited writers have a power denied the more catholic and broad-minded. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Gaston Leroux You writers forget that what the senses furnish is not proof. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

William Hazlitt Shakespeare differed from the other writers of his age not in the mode of treating his subjects, but in the grace and power which he displayed in them. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

The Epigrammatists, or writers of monumental inscriptions, &c. A Brief Appraisal of the Greek Literature in its Foremost Pretensions by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

Gaston Leroux They are a class of writers to be avoided as the pest. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Maria Edgeworth Since that time, some sentimental writers and pretended philosophers of our own and foreign countries have endeavoured to confound all our ideas of morality. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

Dramatic writers don’t consider that they should not imitate him; and the ill-success of Shakspeare’s imitators produces no other effect, than to make him be considered as inimitable. Letters on England by Voltaire [1734]

Arthur Machen As the old writers say: ‘The Arbor yielded her fruit ever month. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

It has been asserted over and over again, by writers who believe in the immutability of species, that geology yields no linking forms. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Charles Dickens The writers are public robbers; and we who support them are parties to their depredations. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

On reading over again the extraordinary works of such mystic writers as Swedenborg, Saint-Martin, etc. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

It used to be the convention that women writers should be plain and dowdy; now we have gone to the other extreme and build them on extravagantly decorative lines. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

But about Sole Surviving. There was a London publisher named John Camden Hotten. Among American writers he had a pretty dark reputation as a “pirate. A Sole Survivor by Ambrose Bierce

He is one of the only two Homoeopathic writers with whom, as I shall mention, the Paris publisher will have anything to do upon his own account. Homeopathy and its Kindred Delusions by Oliver Wendell Holmes [1842]

Virginia Woolf All good letter writers feel the drag of the face on the other side of the age and obey it — they take as much as they give. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Virginia Woolf The more adult writers do not, of course, indulge in such wanton exhibitions of spleen. Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown by Virginia Woolf [1924]

Andrew Lang The greatest French writers have been collectors of curious editions; they have devoted whole treatises to the love of books. Books and Bookmen by Andrew Lang

Leslie Stephen The more successful writers might look to pensions or preferment. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

But in truth Beyle was always read by the élite of French critics and writers —‘the happy few,’ as he used to call them; and among these he has never been without enthusiastic admirers. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

David Hume To mention no others, Polybius, one of the gravest and most judicious, as well as most moral writers of antiquity, has assigned this selfish origin to all our sentiments of virtue. An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals by David Hume

Helen Zimmern Of the modern French writers she said:— All the fashionable French novelists will soon be reduced to advertising for a new vice, instead of, like the Roman Emperor, simply for a new pleasure. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Slowly, without precocity, without even that joy in strength of maturity which comes to most great writers before the age of thirty, he toiled on in a sort of vacuum. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

Thomas Paine From the want of understanding the difference between a constitution and a government, Dr. Johnson, and all writers of his description, have always bewildered themselves. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

The Latin word peccatum, the Greek word amartia, are translated continually by the word sin; but neither one word nor the other has any such meaning in writers belonging to the pure classical period. The Theban Sphinx by Thomas De Quincey

John Morley French writers have as undoubtedly shown that the detention of a French citizen by a Prussian agent in a free town of the empire was a distinct and outrageous illegality. Voltaire by John Morley

The writers sometimes looked up at each other and smiled; they understood without speaking, their organizations were so delicate and sympathetic. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

But from now onwards the all-important fact for the creative writers going to be that this is not a writer’s world. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

A multitude of writers contributed to it, of varying merit and of various opinions, but all animated by the new belief in reason and humanity. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Virginia Woolf Now came the experience, the experience that I believe to be far commoner with women writers than with men. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

This seems to be what certain writers have in mind when they insist that for an experient to be at all is to be active. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

G. K. Chesterton Other writers had seen the hope or the terror of the heavens, he alone saw the humour of them. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Anthony Trollope Your writers said evil things of us. North America by Anthony Trollope

Ford Madox Ford Her mother was barely sixty: many great works have been written by writers aged between sixty and seventy . Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

He will be remembered”— he grinned slyly here —“when well-known writers like myself have been long forgotten. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Olaf Stapledon He made contact with many writers and artists. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

F. Scott Fitzgerald If only ideas could be plucked from the inexpensive air! Most writers look like writers whether they want to or not. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

Niccolo Machiavelli, the first great Italian historian, and one of the most eminent political writers of any age or country, was born at Florence, May 3, 1469. Niccolo Machiavelli by Hugo Albert Renner

Augustine Birrell I know no passage in any of our institutional writers of equal merit. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

George Gissing All the younger writers will rally about me. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Wilkie Collins The one object aimed at by all the writers was plainly to counsel a separation, more or less plausible and more or less complete, between the married pair. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Sigmund Freud In brief, what other writers have regarded as arbitrary improvisations, concocted hastily to avoid confusion, we have treated like a sacred text. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

When one thinks of the long line of American writers who have greatly pleased in this sort, and who even got their first fame in it, one must grieve to see it obsolescent. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

G. K. Chesterton Believe me, those eighteenth-century writers I wanted to quote are very soothing. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau Is a simple or a mixed government the better? Political writers are always debating the question, which must be answered as we have already answered a question about all forms of government. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

G. K. Chesterton Other writers had seen that there could be something elemental and eternal in a song or statute, he alone saw that there could be something elemental and eternal in a joke. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

In sheer facility, in sheer abundance of language, Shakespeare alone of all the writers of the world can be reckoned his superior. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Thomas Wolfe Webber had done what so many beginning writers do: he had written it out of the experience of his own life. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Wilkie Collins As journalist and essayist, he rose steadily towards the distinguished place which was his due among the writers of his time. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

She considered that Racine alone of writers had reached perfection, and that only once — in Athalie. Corneille carried her away for moments, but on the whole he was barbarous. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

M. Lemaître, in fact, goes so far as to describe Racine as a supreme realist, while other writers have found in him the essence of the modern spirit. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

The English writers seem largely to suspect their publishers; but I believe that American authors, when not flown with flattering reviews, as largely trust theirs. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Thomas Love Peacock Medical writers cite a thousand singular examples of the force of imagination. Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock

I would I could have carried along with me to Midway Island all the writers and the prating artists of my time. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Bronislaw Malinowski But only few writers had the mental training and the opportunities of the writer just mentioned. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Samuel Johnson The book is divided into many sections, for each of which, if he received half-a-crown, his reward, as writers then were paid, was very liberal; but half-a-crown had a mean sound. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Bronislaw Malinowski But two other writers (Lumholtz and Bonney) inform us that in spite of the entire lack of severity the children are not naughty at all, as might have been expected. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Washington Irving Prose writers are voluminous and unwieldy; their pages are crowded with commonplaces, and their thoughts expanded into tediousness. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

But it is a custom that you cannot always successfully quarrel with, and most writers gladly consent to it, if only the price a thousand words is large enough. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Andrew Lang was a faithful lover of the Sidhe and made many collections of fairy stories, Eden Phillpotts has written much of them, and various writers have opened their magic to us. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Thomas Wolfe If he tries to — and many writers have tried it — what he writes is no good. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Now the difference between ourselves and these writers is fundamental. Pope by Thomas De Quincey

Charles Dudley Warner Both writers stimulate the longing for something better. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Andrew Lang The point is one which French writers appear to avoid as a rule. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

Thomas Hobbes Justice of actions is by writers divided into commutative and distributive: and the former they say consisteth in proportion arithmetical; the latter in proportion geometrical. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Gertrude Stein There are many writers who write her letters of admiration but even when they are in a position to do so they do not write themselves down in book reviews. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

This literature was, in its form and its essence, aristocratic literature, though its writers were, almost without exception, middle-class men brought into prominence by the royal favour. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Anthony Trollope The writers of the ages since have combined to speak of Cicero with respect and admiration. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Baldwin Spencer It has been stated by writers such as Mr. Curr “that the power which enforces custom in our tribes is for the most part an impersonal one. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Sigmund Freud The writers whom I have mentioned are, however, less justified when they attribute so much importance to the doubt with which our judgment approaches the relation of the dream. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Of the American writers Longfellow has been most a passion with me, as the English, and German, and Spanish, and Russian writers have been. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

F. Scott Fitzgerald Actually to have interfered with the shooting of a movie was somehow a major delinquency, compared to which expensive fumblings on the part of producers or writers went comparatively unpunished. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

Their subjects were art, history, travel, and the masterpieces of some of the great writers of fiction. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

The difference between reading his Commentaries and the accounts of European writers is the difference that exists between reading a work in the original and in a bald translation. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

The Mémoires, she says, are a fiction; therefore the writers of them were liars. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

The Fourth Dimension is another motif that seems to interest the writers of recent ghostly tales. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Thomas Hobbes There is scarce any of those old writers that contradicteth not sometimes both himself and others; which makes their testimonies insufficient. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Indeed, the only question is whether with the lapse of years he will not, like other writers as famous in their day, become yet more of a mere name. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

Some out of the outstanding figures in this school of writers are Silone, Malraux, Salvemini, Borkenau, Victor Serge and Koestler himself. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Thomas Hobbes But for so far as a man seeth, if the good in those consequences be greater than the evil, the whole chain is that which writers call apparent or seeming good. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Leslie Stephen Most of the passages ridiculed—and, it must be said, very deservedly—were selected from some of the various writers to whom, for one reason or another, he owed a grudge. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

George Meredith Dozens of writers will be in at yonder yawning breach, if only perusers will rally to the philosophic standard. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Addison, Swift, Steele, and other writers employed their powerful pens in reprobation of it. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Edgar Allan Poe It is to be found in many English writers — and can be traced back to Apuleius, who calls fine drapery ventum textilem. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

It is easy to blame the unmanly laments which he utters over his health, his solitude, and his sufferings, real or imaginary; few imaginative writers have the every-day virtues. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Robert Green Ingersoll The religious people have always regarded the testimony of these devils as perfectly conclusive, and the writers of the New Testament quote the words of these imps of darkness with great satisfaction. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

Anthony Trollope Quintilian, speaking of Cicero and Brutus as writers of philosophy, says of the latter, “Suffecit ponderi rerum; scias enim sentire quæ dicit. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

The fact, too, that this aristocratic audience was no longer concerned with the activities of political power, exercised a further influence upon the writers of the age. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Charles Kingsley Even now the few mystic writers of this island are exercising more influence on thought than any other men, for good or for evil. Hours with the Mystics by Charles Kingsley

Anthony Trollope And we find that Plutarch inserts stories with that freedom which writers use who do not suppose that others coming after them will have wider sources of information than their own. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Its author wrote many more novels and became a butt for both good- and ill-natured satire with the comic writers of the twenties, thirties, and forties. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Thomas Paine Some writers have so confounded society with government, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins. Common Sense by Thomas Paine [1776]

John Morley It is true, as we shall presently see, that an important change in the spirit of French writers was marked by the Encyclopædia, which was so much besides being critical. Voltaire by John Morley

H. G. Wells It wouldn’t be long, if she did things well, before she had permanent officials and young cabinet ministers mingling with her salad of writers and humorists and the Plessington connexion. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Of course, we had letters of introduction and met all the best French artists and writers in Paris. That made it very nice. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Those writers are particularly useful, in my opinion, who make man feel for man, independent of the station he fills, or the drapery of factitious sentiments. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft [1792]

The folio must not be severely criticized; had the writers lived, they might have worked up their unfinished logs into interesting and instructive matter. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Rudyard Kipling That’s one of the little drawbacks of caste, which some of your recent English writers find an impeccable system. Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

G. K. Chesterton Both writers are realistic: but Dickens writes realism in order to make the incredible credible. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

Wilkie Collins Not one of the unfortunate writers and reporters could please him on that inauspicious day. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Jules Verne Ancient writers have described animals more than 700 feet long, but they drew upon their imagination for their facts. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

These artificialities lacked the saving grace of those of the Renaissance writers — their abounding vigour and their inventive skill. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

The Tezcucan writers claim an equal share for their nation with the Aztecs. But this does not seem to be warranted by the immense increase of territory subsequently appropriated by the latter. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Yet the view was long held, and is still maintained by writers of knowledge and insight, that the Phillipa of 1366 was at that date Chaucer’s wife. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

Before the end of the Spanish war, and even before Munich, some of the better of the left-wing writers were beginning to squirm. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

Robert Louis Stevenson Here, in England, too many painters and writers dwell dispersed, unshielded, among the intelligent bourgeois. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope I should have said the writers of English literature, seeing that the privilege is of course shared by the American writer. North America by Anthony Trollope

Yeats makes us feel that the old divinities are not dead, but have taken up their abode in the hearts of poets and writers of romance, and that the land of faery is all about us if we would only see. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Walter Scott These superstitions have already survived their best and most useful purpose, having been embalmed in the poetry of Milton and of Shakespeare, as well as writers only inferior to these great names. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Charles Dickens I am not one of your players of music, stage actors, writers of books, or painters of pictures, who assume a station that the laws of their country don’t recognise. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

John Galsworthy There — yes, there was Mr. Chalfont! At Lady Alison’s, Fleur, an excellent judge of ‘milieu’ never wasted her time on artists and writers — she could meet THEM anywhere. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

It is seldom the case that French writers err by prolixity. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

Percy Bysshe Shelley But whilst the sceptic destroys gross superstitions, let him spare to deface, as some of the French writers have defaced, the eternal truths charactered upon the imaginations of men. A Defence of Poetry and other essays by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Upon the generation of writers that followed him, his doctrines of sobriety and simplicity made no impression whatever. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Actually, they felt, Dale was a great deal more engaged with his audience than many of the imaginative writers whom he affected to despise for their sycophancy. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

David Hume If the passion of the ministers lie towards peace, our political writers breathe nothing but war and devastation, and represent the specific conduct of the government as mean and pusillanimous. Of the Liberty of the Press by David Hume

John Galsworthy I see a frightful lot of writers and painters, you know; they’re supposed to be amusing. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

John Galsworthy He was seldom to be found, however, in his nest, and was felt to be a rare bird, owing his rather unique position among the younger writers partly to his migratory reputation. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

Non-Catholic writers were sometimes guilty of the same thing in a milder form. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Leslie Stephen Some writers have found a difficulty in understanding how Steele could have so blundered. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

F. Scott Fitzgerald And tips of fifties, tens and fives from producers, directors and writers fell like manna upon the white collar class. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

In other words, ‘purpose’ has come back, the younger writers have ‘gone into politics’. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

During these years Thackeray was emphatically of the class of writers of whom people “do not know what to make. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

So, too, in Latin before the two late writers named above, Ovid is about the only person who is a real story-teller. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Among the people who praised it were T. S. Eliot, Herbert Read, Aldous Huxley, John dos Passes, Ezra Pound — on the whole, not the writers who are in fashion at this moment. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

Olaf Stapledon Certain writers affirmed that they could not get their books published because the national or federal ministry of publication disliked them. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

There remains the prose literature; and, with the exception of those critical writers who have written on rhetoric (such as Hermogenes, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Demetrius Phalerius, &c. A Brief Appraisal of the Greek Literature in its Foremost Pretensions by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

Lewis Carroll Next come eight writers who have made the unwarrantable assumption that, because 70 per cent have lost an eye, therefore 30 per cent have not lost one, so that they have both eyes. A Tangled Tale by Lewis Carroll

Matthew Arnold Who can forget the lanes and meadows of Valentine? George Sand is one of the few French writers who keep us closely and truly intimate with rural nature. George Sand by Matthew Arnold [1877]

The GEM and MAGNET probably owe something to the old school-story writers who were flourishing when they began, Gunby Hadath, Desmond Coke and the rest, but they owe more to nineteenth-century models. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Gertrude Stein In the meantime Gertrude Stein’s reputation among the french writers and readers was steadily growing. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

He then found employment as one of the principal writers in the New Annual Register, and became otherwise prominent as an advocate of political and social reform. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Both writers are essentially ascetic,—though the one swallows Mirabeau, and the other says that Jane Eyre should have accepted Eochester and “left the world in a minority. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

As it chanced, a civil-list pension was just about this time—1847—conferred upon the most unaffectedly graceful of all modern writers of English verse. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

Jack London For the first time in my life I experienced the desire to murder —“saw red,” as some of our picturesque writers phrase it. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Leslie Stephen The competitors in this contest are drawn from the unfortunates immersed in what Warburton calls “the common sink of all such writers (as Ralph)—a political newspaper. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Henry Kingsley But these great writers of fiction don’t give us any warning whatever. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I want you to look round and collect as many young writers and lecturers as you can who are inclined to come in on our side. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

The analytical and psychological direction thus given to philosophy by Locke was followed by most of the philosophical writers of the eighteenth century. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

Robert Green Ingersoll Many writers maintain that an idea to become universal must be true; that all universal ideas are innate, and that innate ideas cannot be false. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

After the daring flights of the previous century, writers contented themselves with marking time. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

David Hume A noted author has made property the foundation of all government; and most of our political writers seem inclined to follow him in that particular. Of the First Principles of Government by David Hume

Helen Zimmern The novelist of worth receives, as a rule, his meed of recognition in his life-time, which is not the lot of writers in all branches of literature. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Sigmund Freud A number of writers have followed the train of thought developed by Schopenhauer in 1851. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

G. K. Chesterton There are fine writers of the past as well as the present, who are read only by few; and I do not admit that the many know all about them, merely because they never knew them. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

It was speedily taken up by writers mostly still living, and so not to be dwelt on now. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

John Stuart Mill It must be admitted, however, that utilitarian writers in general have placed the superiority of mental over bodily pleasures chiefly in the greater permanency, safety, uncostliness, etc. Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill

Virginia Woolf The cheapness of writing paper is, of course, the reason why women have succeeded as writers before they have succeeded in the other professions. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Wallace was one of the first crime-story writers to break away from the old tradition of the private detective and make his central figure a Scotland Yard official. Raffles and Miss Blandish by George Orwell [1944]

G. K. Chesterton The fundamental conception in the minds of the majority of our younger writers is that comedy is, par excellence, a fragile thing. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Through sympathy with their foreign confrères British writers also held him in high disesteem. A Sole Survivor by Ambrose Bierce

An airy second-floor sitting-room, with engraved portraits of the great writers on the newly-papered walls: on one side an office-desk, on the other a work-table. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Henrik Hertz (1798-1870) was the most exquisite, the most delicate, of the Danish writers of his age. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

Washington Irving But I fear all will be in vain; let criticism do what it may, writers will write, printers will print, and the world will inevitably be overstocked with good books. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

The place of Sterne is unmistakably among writers of the former class. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

Arthur Conan Doyle Concerning these latter, I may say that the writers of agonized letters, who beg that the honour of their families or the reputation of famous forebears may not be touched, have nothing to fear. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

This was the Silva Caledonis of which old writers spoke, the wood which once covered all the land and in whose glades King Arthur had dwelt. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

They’d got some writers — and Grant was there. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Elizabeth Von Arnim They were pretty enough; but I wish those writers could see my beds of mixed tulips. The Solitary Summer by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1899]

H.P. Lovecraft They wondered, too, why the writers made so much of the fact that Old Whateley always paid for his cattle in gold pieces of extremely ancient date. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

The example of writers and artists will illustrate this remark. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft [1792]

Natural history has become more generally known since those times and writers of to-day introduce their ominous birds with more definiteness and appropriateness. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Some of these younger writers were at this period amongst his most frequent guests and associates; for nothing more naturally commended itself to him than the encouragement of the younger generation. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

G. K. Chesterton This shadow does rest, to some extent, upon the rational English writers like Dickens; supernaturalism was dying, but its ugliest roots died last. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

John Morley Hence, as all good writers aim at simplicity and directness, we have seen the growth of a new style, in which the rays of many side-lights are concentrated in some single phrase. Voltaire by John Morley

Wilkie Collins In England, the most eminent imaginative writers work for the library table alone. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Jeremy Bentham Unfortunately, nothing has been more common among writers than to confound them. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

The ‘story’ must, I suppose, have reflected the styles of the various writers I admired at different ages, but so far as I remember it always had the same meticulous descriptive quality. Collected Essays by George Orwell

The Scotch writers had no quarrel with their country or their age as the French had. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

H. G. Wells Old writers used to declare it was the “symbol” of the sun, but it seems to have signified little beyond a certain cheerfulness. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

George Gissing The newspaper paragraphs resulted in a shower of letters, inquiring, congratulating, offering good wishes, and all had to be courteously answered, lest the writers should take offence. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Bronislaw Malinowski Some of them come from our most reliable writers and are very explicit (Howitt, Bonney, Lumholtz, Salvado). The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Other writers have come to a similar conclusion in analogous cases. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Anthony Trollope I have written many novels, and have known many writers of novels, and I can assert that such thoughts have been strong with them and with myself. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

The mistaken ghost is an old form, for most of Mrs. Radcliffe’s interesting apparitions belong to this class and others of the Gothic writers used subterfuge to cheat the reader. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

H. G. Wells This was the “Paradox of Overproduction” which so troubled the writers and journalists of the third decade of the twentieth century. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

For the contortions of the ‘Precious’ writers were less the result of their inability to write well than of their desperate efforts to do so. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey