Five Great Quotations about Editors

“[Editors] drive us nuts. We go from near-worshipful groveling when we submit to bitter cursing when they reject us.” – Ken Rand

“Editor: A person employed…whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed.” – Elbert Hubbard

“The road to ignorance is paved with good editors.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Editors also know that the people who are really readers want to read. They hunger to read. They will forgive a vast number of clumsinesses and scamped work of every sort if the author will delight them just enough to keep them able to continue.” – William Sloane

“Never throw up on an editor.” – Ellen Datlow