Irwin Shaw Quotes & Sayings

46 most famous Irwin Shaw quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was an American novelist who passed away on 16 May, 1984.

Irwin Shaw Quotes
“My attitudes have changed, but somebody would have to read all my books to find out how they have.”
Irwin Shaw Quotes
“A good editor understands what you're talking and writing about and doesn't meddle too much.”
Irwin Shaw Quotes
“In the theater, characters have to cut the umbilical cord from the writer and talk in their own voices.”
Irwin Shaw Quotes
“A writer has to live with a sense of honor.”
Irwin Shaw Quotes
“There are too many books I haven't read, too many places I haven't seen, too many memories I haven't kept long enough.”
Irwin Shaw Quotes
“Ernest Hemingway did a great deal toward making the writer an acceptable public figure; obviously, he was no sissy.”
Irwin Shaw Quotes
“I'm not as hopeful as I was when I was young.”
Irwin Shaw Quotes
“No writer need feel sorry for himself if he writes and enjoys it, even if he doesn't get paid.”
Irwin Shaw Quotes
“Writing is like a contact sport, like football. You can get hurt, but you enjoy it.”
Irwin Shaw Quotes
“At the height of the McCarthy period, writers were being hounded.”

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