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Quotes of manuscripts

  1. Now I have to have the biggest P. O. box in the entire post office to get all the manuscripts coming in. – Susie Bright
  2. Agents are essential, because publishers will not read unsolicited manuscripts – Jackie Collins
  3. So: we're all tired. Now what? Manuscripts written in Club Med? – Brian Ferneyhough
  4. We sometimes received- and I would read- 200 manuscripts a week. Some of them were wonderful, some were terrible; most were mediocre. It was like the gifts of the good and bad fairies. – Marilyn Hacker
  5. I submitted manuscripts to publishers. This was not so much a feeling that I should be published as a wish to escape the feared and hated drudgery of normal work. – Tanith Lee
  6. I won't leave any unfinished manuscripts – Harold Robbins
  7. Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art. – John Ruskin
  8. A typical agent in New York gets 400 query letters a month. Of those, they might ask to read 3 -4 manuscripts and of those, they might ask to represent 1. – Nicholas Sparks
  9. The usual way- through a long series of rejections, revising my manuscripts and kept trying again and again. Finally I was fortunate enough to find a good agent. – Danielle Steel
  10. I keep working under the delusion that someday a library will ask for my manuscripts – Walter Wager

Usage examples for manuscripts

  1. Put out the manuscripts that I brought. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. Indeed, manuscripts suffer much humiliation, doubtless little suspected of the world. – Walking-Stick Papers by Robert Cortes Holliday
  3. " I think of you at different times in the day, and try to picture you, sometimes in the study, sometimes reading to Aunt Augustus, sometimes late in the evening sitting on the large sofa, with all your manuscripts on the table, and good Lea coming in to put up the curtains. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  4. All Scharnhoff cares about is some manuscripts he thinks he'll find. – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy
  5. For a time his manuscripts remained untouched; the door of his study she kept locked. – Fragments of an Autobiography by Felix Moscheles
  6. In one of his manuscripts written long after his marriage, having accidentally mentioned Miss Chaworth as " my M. A. C." " Alas!" – Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey by Washington Irving
  7. He was so fortunate as to escape with his beloved manuscripts in his hand. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  8. The mention of devices brings us to a very interesting section of early printed books, and one which has attracted only too much attention of recent years, those decorated with the primitive cuts on wood or metal with which fifteenth century printers endeavoured to imitate the glories of illuminated manuscripts or to increase the popularity of their books with not too critical readers. – Fine Books by Alfred W. Pollard
  9. Do you remember that evening, not so long ago, when you let me 'browse', as you called it, among Uncle Zed's books and manuscripts – Dorian by Nephi Anderson
  10. The library of Lucullus was, we are told, " open to all," and it would be interesting to know how many precious manuscripts remained ultimately in the great patrician's villa. – Americans and Others by Agnes Repplier
  11. It contains a collection of over fifty thousand volumes besides many choice manuscripts – The Story of Malta by Maturin M. Ballou
  12. Some of our most precious manuscripts are of this character. – Companion to the Bible by E. P. Barrows
  13. There is, however, no lack of other manuscripts of the Augsburg Confession. – Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church by Friedrich Bente
  14. I have his favourite dog and his pistols to this day, and several of his manuscripts which he gave to me at different times. – Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists by Washington Irving
  15. A year afterwards, all at court was in disorder,- armed men supplied the service of young girls, and Sibyll, with a purse of broad pieces, soon converted into manuscripts was sent back to her father's desolate home. – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  16. These manuscripts show how she spared herself no pains to prepare a message. – The Angel Adjutant of "Twice Born Men" by Minnie L. Carpenter
  17. In the third there was a reader wanted to correct manuscripts and proofs, and as Mr. Hogarth was supposed to be the person applying for the employment, he was asked his qualifications. – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence
  18. It was found among his many papers and unfinished manuscripts – Representative Plays by American Dramatists: 1856-1911: The Moth and the Flame by Clyde Fitch
  19. I won't set up of nights copying your manuscripts nor watch hour after hour at a window wasting my time and neglecting everybody because I want to see your worship walk down the street with your hat cocked! – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  20. Commonly at that time manuscripts seem to have been passed around and much read before they were published. – The Story of Pocahantas by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009