Publication Quotes

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Aaron Swartz
“I think deeply about things and want others to do likewise. I work for ideas and learn from people. I don’t like excluding people. I’m a perfectionist, but I won’t let that get in the way of publication. Except for education and entertainment, I’m not going to waste my time on things that won’t have an impact. I try to be friends with everyone, but I hate it when you don’t take me seriously. I don’t hold grudges, it’s not productive, but I learn from my experience. I want to make the world a better place.”
Aaron Swartz

Alexandra Bracken
“You get a good review, and it’s like crack. You need another hit. And another. And another. I know authors are like Tinkerbell and generally need applause to survive, but it’s a slippery slope.”
Alexandra Bracken

Anne Bradstreet
“The Author To Her Book


Thou ill-formed offspring of my feeble brain,
Who after birth did'st by my side remain,
Till snatcht from thence by friends, less wise than true,
Who thee abroad exposed to public view,
Made thee in rags, halting to th' press to trudge,
Where errors were not lessened (all may judge).
At thy return my blushing was not small,
My rambling brat (in print) should mother call.
I cast thee by as one unfit for light,
The visage was so irksome in my sight,
Yet being mine own, at length affection would
Thy blemishes amend, if so I could.
I washed thy face, but more defects I saw,
And rubbing off a spot, still made a flaw.
I stretcht thy joints to make thee even feet,
Yet still thou run'st more hobbling than is meet.
In better dress to trim thee was my mind,
But nought save home-spun cloth, i' th' house I find.
In this array, 'mongst vulgars may'st thou roam.
In critic's hands, beware thou dost not come,
And take thy way where yet thou art not known.
If for thy father askt, say, thou hadst none;
And for thy mother, she alas is poor,
Which caused her thus to send thee out of door.”
Anne Bradstreet, The Works of Anne Bradstreet

Albert Camus
“To create today is to create dangerously. Any publication is an act, and that act exposes one to the passions of an age that forgives nothing.”
Albert Camus, Resistance, Rebellion and Death: Essays

Karl Pilkington
“It wouldn't happen... There hasn't been one publication by a monkey”
Karl Pilkington, The Ricky Gervais Show - First, Second and Third Seasons

Julia Child
“I'm afraid that surprise, shock, and regret is the fate of authors when they finally see themselves on the page.”
Julia Child, My Life in France

“We as authors sign a pact with our readers; they'll go on reading because they trust us to play fair with them and deliver what we've promised.”
Pamela Glass Kelly, From Inspiration to Publication: How to Succeed as a Children's Writer: Advice from 15 Award Winning Writers

Jo Linsdell
“Publication is a marathon, not a sprint. Writing the book is only the start.”
Jo Linsdell

Criss Jami
“After each of his books, the writer, for a while, feels once again that he can now die happy.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Anne Lamott
“Almost every single thing you hope publication will do for you is a fantasy, a hologram--it's the eagle on your credit card that only seems to soar.”
Anne Lamott

Francis Galton
“The publication in 1859 of the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin made a marked epoch in my own mental development, as it did in that of human thought generally. Its effect was to demolish a multitude of dogmatic barriers by a single stroke, and to arouse a spirit of rebellion against all ancient authorities whose positive and unauthenticated statements were contradicted by modern science.”
Francis Galton

Noah Lukeman
“The ultimate message of this book, though, is not that should strive for publication, but that you should become devoted to the craft of writing, for its own sake. Ask yourself what you would do if you knew you would never be published. Would you still write? If you are truly writing for the art of it, the answer will be yes. And then, every word is a victory.”
Noah Lukeman, The First Five Pages: A Writer's Guide To Staying Out of the Rejection Pile

Oscar Wilde
“ALGERNON: Do you really keep a diary? I'd give anything to look at it. May I?
CECILY: Oh no. [Puts her hand over it.] You see, it is simply a very young girl's record of her own thoughts and impressions, and consequently meant for publication. When it appears in volume form I hope you will order a copy.”
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

Margaret Anderson
“This is the most beautiful thing we’ll ever have to publish. Let us print it if it’s the last effort of our lives!

-on publishing Ulysses”
Margaret Anderson

Emily Dickinson
“Publication - is the Auction / Of the Mind of Man”
Emily Dickinson

Michael Bassey Johnson
“An artist obsessed with perfection is bound to dim the light of his art.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, The Book of Maxims, Poems and Anecdotes

Kingsley Amis
“To refer even in passing to unpublished or struggling authors and their problems is to put oneself at some risk, so I will say here and now that any unsolicited manuscripts or typescripts sent to me will be destroyed unread. You must make your way yourself. Why you should be so set on the nearly always disappointing profession is a puzzling question.”
Kingsley Amis, The Amis Collection: Selected Non-fiction

“Taming an imagination that has run wild is sometimes necessary for publication
and sometimes the opposite is true.”
Khang Kijarro Nguyen

Paula Heller Garland
“Bringing the workbook to publication also meant an ending. An ending of many days and hours of interaction with Tyrone. I knew the day would bring that ending when we began but as it crept closer I felt the weight of hesitation as much as the excitement of relief. I found myself with thoughts like, "it will never be the same again as it is now" and "I am not sure I want this interaction to end". I love that man dearly and will forever be changed from knowing him. Handing our diligent work over to Kendall-Hunt for publication was as if I was handing the entirety of the relationship over.”
Paula Heller Garland

Deborah L. Parker
“Happy 3rd anniversary Navigating Life's Roadways!
This book is a charge and blessing from above.
Writing it has been on my radar for a while.”
Deborah L. Parker, Navigating Life's Roadways: Stories of Insight from My Odyssey and Inspiration for Your Journey

Virginia Petrucci
“You look within and upon and around me, savoring every inch. You pull my ear for no reason, and I can tell you really don’t want to cry. As a tear falls between by breasts, I look away and pretend the grass is a jungle, and the ants, little kings of forgotten tribes.”
Virginia Petrucci, Best New Writing 2014

Eraldo Banovac
“There's no absolutely reliable way to achieve a great citation. However,
hardworking could be fruitful.”
Eraldo Banovac

Eraldo Banovac
“If one has an aspiration to become a well-cited researcher, s/he must
constantly strive to give the best efforts in a long-term period.”
Eraldo Banovac

Tim Parks
“No one is treated with more patronizing condescension than the unpublished author or, in general, the would-be artist. At best he is commiserated. At worst mocked. He has presumed to rise above others and failed. I still recall a conversation around my father’s deathbed when the visiting doctor asked him what his three children were doing. When he arrived at the last and said young Timothy was writing a novel and wanted to become a writer, the good lady, unaware that I was entering the room, told my father not to worry, I would soon change my mind and find something sensible to do. Many years later, the same woman shook my hand with genuine respect and congratulated me on my career. She had not read my books.”
Tim Parks, Where I'm Reading From: The Changing World of Books

Eraldo Banovac
“In my opinion, the author-level metric can distort a real author's citation impact. For example, an author who has an h-index = 2 obtained on the basis of two published papers of which each is cited twenty times is more influential than an author who has an h-index = 3 obtained on the basis of three published papers of which each is cited three times.”
Eraldo Banovac

Joseph O'Neill
“Publication is almost certainly a punishment for having written a book.”
Joseph O'Neill

“In the best interest of profession, a writer should sometimes refrain from writing.” ”
Ramana Pemmaraju