Editors Quotes


  • “An editor is a person who knows precisely what he wants, but isn’t quite sure.” – Walter Davenport
  • “In some companies editors have been told not to sign up anything that can’t be counted on to hit at least 50,000 or some other arbitrary figure. Another command from on high is ‘buy only bestsellers.'” – Paul Nathan, The Golden Age of Opportunity
  • EDITOR: In the publishing industry, a diligent intellectual drudge condemned to a lifetime of embarrassingly meager pay, so that multimillion-dollar contracts might be awarded to semiliterate celebrities for their ghostwritten memoirs. – Rick Bayan, The Cynic’s Dictionary
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