Scipio Africanus - For me, writing a short story is much, much harder than writing a novel.
[ Harder Much Novel Short Story Than Writing]
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Giovanni Agnelli - I'm one of those writers who, when writing, believes she's god-and that she hasn't bestowed free will on any of her characters. In that sense there are no surprises in any of my books.
[ Any Believes Bestowed Books Characters Free Hasn Her Sense She Surprises Those Will Writers Writing]
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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - My writing has to support more than my research habit, but I love to curl up with a book about some dusty corner of history.
[ Book Corner Curl Dusty Habit History Love More Research Some Support Than Up Writing]
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Conrad Aiken - Short-story writing requires an exquisite sense of balance. Novelists, frankly, can get away with more. A novel can have a dull spot or two, because the reader has made a different commitment.
[ Away Balance Because Commitment Different Dull Exquisite Frankly Get Made More Novel Novelists Reader Requires Sense Short-Story Spot Two Writing]
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Roger Ailes - When I'm not writing or tweaking my computer, I do embroidery. When I'm not plunging into the past, tweaking, or embroidering, I'm reading books about history, computers, or embroidery.
[ Books Computer Computers Embroidery History Into Past Plunging Reading Tweaking Writing]
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Samuel Alexander - The Arab World is writing a new future; the pen is in our own hands.
[ Arab Future Hands New Our Own Pen World Writing]
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Gary Allan - Idol has pretty much taken me out of my recording and out of my choreography. I have managed to slip in some choreography jobs. And I've been writing songs for other artists.
[ Artists Been Choreography Idol Jobs Managed Much Other Out Pretty Recording Slip Some Songs Taken Writing]
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Francis Asbury - First of all, writing at best - certainly fiction writing - more and more I think is magic.
[ Best Certainly Fiction First Magic More Think Writing]
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Timothy Garton Ash - I might be writing what people expect me to write, writing from that place where I might be ruled by economic considerations. To overcome that, I started working with my dreams, because I'm not so censored when I use dream material.
[ Because Censored Considerations Dream Dreams Economic Expect Material Might Overcome Place Ruled Started Use Where Working Write Writing]
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Leon Askin - Well, I think writing is basically about time and rhythm. Like with jazz. You have your basic melody and then you just riff off of it. And the riffs are about timing.
[ Basic Basically Jazz Just Melody Off Rhythm Riff Riffs Then Think Time Timing Well Writing Your]
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Aurelius August - Learn as much by writing as by reading.
[ Learn Much Reading Writing]
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Roscoe Bartlett - When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
[ After Cannot Choose Ever Exist Existed Exists Freedom Hope Hundreds Laugh More Must Now Shall Speak Speaking Such Talk Thing Thinking Will Write Writing Years]
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Amanda Beard - He was certainly in a confused state. I used to go and visit him in Callan Park. They were really - to me they were the best poets those two writing in those days but it wasn't very encouraging because, well, they weren't getting far were they?
[ Because Best Certainly Confused Days Encouraging Far Getting Go Him Park Poets Really State Those Two Used Very Visit Well Were Weren Writing]
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Mary Ritter Beard - Well - I started writing - probably in the early 60s and by say '65-'66 I had read most of the poetry that had been published - certainly in the 20 years prior to that.
[ Been Certainly Early Had Most Poetry Prior Probably Published Read Say Started Well Writing Years]
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Miriam Beard - Well I guess the plan was to write poetry and publish books and make a living from writing poetry. That was a pretty ambitious plan I guess.
[ Ambitious Books Guess Living Make Plan Poetry Pretty Publish Well Write Writing]
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Glenn Beck - Among all kinds of Writing, there is none in which Authors are more apt to miscarry than in Works of Humour, as there is none in which they are more ambitious to excel.
[ Ambitious Among Apt Authors Excel Humour Kinds More None Than Which Works Writing]
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Bill Bixby - For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
[ Becomes Homeland Live Longer Man Place Writing]
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Johannes Brahms - I love doing normal things - movies, shopping, going out with friends, writing, reading, taking hot bubble baths - that's a big one for relaxation. I also love to go to art and history museums.
[ Also Art Baths Big Bubble Doing Friends Go Going History Hot Love Movies Museums Normal Out Reading Relaxation Shopping Taking Things Writing]
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Thomas Browne - When we were making the law, when we were writing the literature and the mathematics the grandfarthers of Blair and little Bush were scratching around in caves.
[ Around Blair Bush Caves Law Literature Little Making Mathematics Scratching Were Writing]
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James P. Cannon - After seven years of writing - and working many jobs to support my family - I finally got published.
[ After Family Finally Got Jobs Many Published Seven Support Working Writing Years]
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Max Cannon - I decided that adventure was the best way to learn about writing.
[ Adventure Best Decided Learn Way Writing]
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Juan Carlos - When I graduated college I needed to make money while I was pursuing acting, so I read screenplays and made a living writing coverage on them for studios.
[ Acting College Coverage Graduated Living Made Make Money Needed Pursuing Read Screenplays Studios Them While Writing]
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Robert Caro - If I wasn't writing poems I'd be washing my hands all the time.
[ Hands Poems Time Washing Writing]
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John Conyers - All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them. Certain themes keep coming up: justice, loyalty, violence, death, political and social issues, freedom.
[ Certain Coming Death End Freedom Haunt Interest Issues Justice Keep Loyalty Political Social Some Stories Them Themes Until Up Violence Writing]
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Irwin Corey - Writing is learning to say nothing, more cleverly each day.
[ Day Each Learning More Nothing Say Writing]
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Jenny Craig - At first, I see pictures of a story in my mind. Then creating the story comes from asking questions of myself. I guess you might call it the 'what if - what then' approach to writing and illustration.
[ Approach Asking Call Comes Creating First Guess Illustration Might Mind Myself Pictures Questions See Story Then Writing]
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Joan Cusack - I hate writing.
[ Hate Writing]
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Richard Cardinal Cushing - Now, if, as I think, writing should be, it's a kind of risky trade.
[ Kind Now Risky Should Think Trade Writing]
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Dale Dauten - Writing is not the easiest way to make a living. Your work long hours, usually all by yourself. It is not a way to make money.
[ Easiest Hours Living Long Make Money Usually Way Work Writing Your Yourself]
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Leo Delibes - It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into the well.
[ Affirming Draw Examine Into Look Observe Ourselves Pumping Relating Showing Teach Teaching Think Water Well Writing]
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John Derek - If you can't annoy somebody, there's little point in writing.
[ Annoy Little Point Somebody Writing]
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Marlene Dietrich - Allen Ginsberg was a world authority on the writing of William Blake, and had an incredible knowledge of classic literature and world politics.
[ Allen Authority Blake Classic Ginsberg Had Incredible Knowledge Literature Politics William World Writing]
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Helen Dunmore - I'm talking to you and it's basically a direct communication, whereas if I'm writing a letter to you and you read the letter, there are like 12 extra deconstruction and reconstruction steps in the communication.
[ Basically Communication Deconstruction Direct Extra Letter Read Reconstruction Steps Talking Whereas Writing]
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Cassandra Dunn - If I could go back in time and tell my younger self that eventually that I'd become very successful writing Dune books after Frank Herbert's death, I would have laughed myself silly, I think, at how strange that prospect would be.
[ After Back Become Books Could Death Dune Eventually Frank Go Herbert How Laughed Myself Prospect Self Silly Strange Successful Tell Think Time Very Would Writing Younger]
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Stephen Dunn - My total year's income from working as hard as I possibly could from writing went from like $30 one year to about $70 the next year. And it made me realize that maybe you couldn't really pay the rent that way.
[ Could Hard Income Made Maybe Next Pay Possibly Realize Really Rent Total Way Went Working Writing Year]
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Bob Dylan - Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
[ Architecture Dancing Music Writing]
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John Edwards - Like most kids growing up, I had a very wide interest. I was interested in everything. I tried to take advantage of everything, from the sciences to music to writing to literature.
[ Advantage Everything Growing Had Interest Interested Kids Literature Most Music Sciences Take Tried Up Very Wide Writing]
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Larry Elder - I wrote the first book, Harvest of Stars, and as I was writing it, I saw that certain implications had barely been touched on... It's perfectly obvious that two completely revolutionary things are going on, with cybernetics, and biological science.
[ Barely Been Biological Book Certain Completely First Going Had Harvest Implications Obvious Perfectly Revolutionary Saw Science Stars Things Touched Two Writing Wrote]
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Enrico Fermi - And truly, when you look at the Constitution and our founding fathers and their writings, the things that made this country great, you might draw those conclusions: That they were conservative. They were fiscally conservative and socially conservative.
[ Conclusions Conservative Constitution Country Draw Fathers Fiscally Founding Great Look Made Might Our Socially Their Things Those Truly Were Writings]
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Werner Finck - I spend a lot of time writing in New York.
[ Lot New Spend Time Writing York]
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Albert Finney - Sometimes you're trapped in writing songs and you don't have enough distance from what you do anymore and you need the talent and the years of other people to come and jump in.
[ Anymore Come Distance Enough Jump Need Other Sometimes Songs Talent Trapped Writing Years]
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Mike Fitzpatrick - To do the writing, I have to have time to do research.
[ Research Time Writing]
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Jim Fowler - Have a working spouse, because you won't earn a living from writing - not at first, if ever. My wife worked for years to support us.
[ Because Earn Ever First Living Spouse Support Us Wife Won Worked Working Writing Years]
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Emmet Fox - I never do a full outline, and if I did, I would not feel bound to it, because the view from inside a scene can be different from the view outside it. But neither do I just start writing and see what happens; I am far more disciplined than that.
[ Am Because Bound Did Different Disciplined Far Feel Full Happens Inside Just More Neither Never Outline Outside Scene See Start Than View Would Writing]
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Matthew Fox - Keep writing, because not only does practice improve skill, it gives you more chances to score on the market. I did that for eight years before making my first sale.
[ Because Before Chances Did Does Eight First Gives Improve Keep Making Market More Only Practice Sale Score Skill Writing Years]
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Michael J. Fox - Normally I work out a general summary of what I mean to do, then start writing, and the details can be different from my anticipation. So there is considerable flow, but always within channels.
[ Always Anticipation Channels Considerable Details Different Flow General Mean Normally Out Start Summary Then Within Work Writing]
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Vivica Fox - When I started writing this, I found that I simply couldn't take fantasy seriously, so it became humorous, and continued from there.
[ Became Continued Fantasy Found Humorous Seriously Simply Started Take Writing]
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Michael Franti - I didn't think about whether I was writing poems. I was thinking. And the more I was thinking, the more there was I didn't understand.
[ More Poems Think Thinking Understand Whether Writing]
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Marion Milner - The Holocaust is a central event in many people's lives, but it also has become a metaphor for our century. There cannot be an end to speaking and writing about it. Besides, in Israel, everyone carries a biography deep inside him.
[ Also Become Besides Biography Cannot Carries Central Century Deep End Event Everyone Him Holocaust Inside Israel Lives Many Metaphor Our Speaking Writing]
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John Gibbon - I have always loved horror very much. I used to write stories for DC's House of Mystery. It was one of my first jobs writing for comics, and I loved it.
[ Always Comics Dc First Horror House Jobs Loved Much Mystery Stories Used Very Write Writing]
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Elizabeth Gilbert - No, I have to really focus, especially when I'm writing because I wanna be good at it.
[ Because Especially Focus Good Really Wanna Writing]
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Robin Givens - I'm not taking any interest in politics. I'm not involved in politics in any way. My life is in writing now.
[ Any Interest Involved Life Now Politics Taking Way Writing]
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William E. Gladstone - I'm passionate again about writing. This is important to me; it's got to be the comeback book.
[ Again Book Comeback Got Important Passionate Writing]
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Malcolm Gladwell - I've been doing nineteen hours a day on London, nothing else, I mean this has been my whole life, and writing has been put on one side, and if I'm privileged enough to be the Mayor of this city, then I will not write again.
[ Again Been City Day Doing Else Enough Hours Life London Mayor Mean Nineteen Nothing Privileged Put Side Then Whole Will Write Writing]
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Emm Gryner - My mother bought a piano, put it in the front room, and I just started writing my songs.
[ Bought Front Just Mother Piano Put Room Songs Started Writing]
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Heinz Guderian - So, the combination of looking at lots of different people and how they react to each other and how they relate to each other and waiting for that inspiration is the thing that allows me to keep writing.
[ Allows Combination Different Each How Inspiration Keep Looking Lots Other React Relate Thing Waiting Writing]
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Lisa Guerrero - When I was younger I was obsessed with writing, so even if I wanted to listen, I didn't have time.
[ Even Listen Obsessed Time Wanted Writing Younger]
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Edgar Guest - Writing music is just something that I was born to do.
[ Born Just Music Something Writing]
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G. H. Hardy - Although I enjoyed writing Film Music it was always a means to an end, in that it enabled me to keep a wife and family and write my classical music, which has always been my passion.
[ Although Always Been Classical Enabled End Enjoyed Family Film Keep Means Music Passion Which Wife Write Writing]
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Jan de Hartog - There will always be some kid who's the new Kurt Cobain writing great lyrics and singing from his soul. The problem is they're not marketing that anymore or putting it out there.
[ Always Anymore Great His Kid Kurt Lyrics Marketing New Out Problem Putting Singing Some Soul Will Writing]
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Harry Hay - Writing comes more easily if you have something to say.
[ Comes Easily More Say Something Writing]
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Jim Henson - I think all good writing is a struggle. To write as well as you feel you can has to be a struggle, almost by definition, because you could always improve.
[ Almost Always Because Could Definition Feel Good Improve Struggle Think Well Write Writing]
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L. M. Heroux - It ended up being a very good thing, because they finally started writing for the character, and I realized that you have to go to work with a purpose. I learned from the experience and then moved on.
[ Because Being Character Ended Experience Finally Go Good Learned Moved Purpose Realized Started Then Thing Up Very Work Writing]
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John W. Hinckley, Jr. - Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.
[ Fingers Simply Thinking Through Writing]
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David Hockney - Writing that's not working for a living.
[ Living Working Writing]
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Bette Howland - I think I would have a better time writing films rather than directing.
[ Better Directing Films Rather Than Think Time Would Writing]
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Jeremy Irons - A ratio of failures is built into the process of writing. The wastebasket has evolved for a reason.
[ Built Evolved Failures Into Process Ratio Reason Wastebasket Writing]
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Brion James - It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.
[ Art Culture Earn Fact His Money More Much Our Poet Practicing Sad Talking Than Writing]
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Charles James - It's a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.
[ Art Culture Earn Fact His Money More Much Our Poet Practicing Sad Talking Than Writing]
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Elizabeth Jennings - I started writing to please myself, a story I would like to read, and that is still true.
[ Myself Please Read Started Still Story True Would Writing]
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Peter Jennings - I'm just writing a story that I want to read.
[ Just Read Story Want Writing]
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Derrick Jensen - Life sometimes gets in the way of writing.
[ Gets Life Sometimes Way Writing]
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Stephen Leacock - Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
[ Conference Exact Full Maketh Man Reading Ready Writing]
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Adriana Lima - It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page.
[ Any Been Come Crawled Down Good Just Much Nothing Out Page Seems Sleeve Songs Them Those Words Writing]
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Maurice Maeterlinck - The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any.
[ Any Fit Never Notion Only Real Require Rested Solely Suspicion Thing Work Would Writer Writing]
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Lee Majors - I called the doctor, during writing the book, the psychiatrist who treated me at that time, Dr. Jackson. And I said, Dr. Jackson, whole pieces are missing. I don't understand what happened to me.
[ Book Called Doctor Dr During Happened Jackson Missing Pieces Psychiatrist Said Time Treated Understand Whole Writing]
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Darius Milhaud - It's a dismally lonely business, writing.
[ Business Lonely Writing]
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Claude Monet - You have to have something worth saying and then the ability to say it- writing's a double skill, really.
[ Ability Double Really Say Saying Skill Something Then Worth Writing]
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Luc Montagnier - Although I still occasionally paint and draw, my life has now been shaped by my writing.
[ Although Been Draw Life Now Occasionally Paint Shaped Still Writing]
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Mary Wortley Montagu - But really, it was reading that led me to writing. And in particular, reading the American classics like Twain who taught me at an early age that ordinary lives of ordinary people can be made into high art.
[ Age American Art Classics Early High Into Led Lives Made Ordinary Particular Reading Really Taught Twain Writing]
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Yves Montand - If you dedicate your attention to discipline in your life you become smarter while you are writing than while you are hanging out with your pals or in any other line of work.
[ Any Attention Become Dedicate Discipline Hanging Life Line Other Out Pals Smarter Than While Work Writing Your]
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L. M. Montgomery - The best thing about writing programs is that it rationalized the apprenticeship of a writer.
[ Apprenticeship Best Programs Rationalized Thing Writer Writing]
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Wes Montgomery - Through writing, through that process, they realize that they become more intelligent, and more honest and more imaginative than they can be in any other part of their life.
[ Any Become Honest Imaginative Intelligent Life More Other Part Process Realize Than Their Through Writing]
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Jason Mraz - One of the most attractive things about writing your autobiography is that you're not dead.
[ Attractive Autobiography Dead Most Things Writing Your]
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Francis W. Newman - I've always looked upon the Ducks as caricature human beings. Perhaps I've been years writing in that middle world that J.R.R. Tolkien describes, and never knew it.
[ Always Been Beings Caricature Describes Ducks Human Knew Looked Middle Never Perhaps Tolkien Upon World Writing Years]
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Wayne Newton - One problem was that my direct testimony was in writing, so a lot of people didn't get to see it. I hope they see it, because I think it built a very strong case.
[ Because Built Case Direct Get Hope Lot Problem See Strong Testimony Think Very Writing]
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Ruth Park - The problem with writing about religion is that you run the risk of offending sincerely religious people, and then they come after you with machetes.
[ After Come Offending Problem Religion Religious Risk Run Sincerely Then Writing]
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Carly Patterson - I like pens. My writing is so amazing there's never a need to erase.
[ Amazing Erase Need Never Pens Writing]
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Gabe Paul - I want to release another CD this year, finish writing a screenplay, and make another short film.
[ Another Cd Film Finish Make Release Screenplay Short Want Writing Year]
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John Poindexter - Writing can sometimes be exploitative. I like to take a few steps of remove in order to respect the privacy of the subject. If readers make the link, they have engaged with the poem.
[ Engaged Exploitative Few Link Make Order Poem Privacy Readers Remove Respect Sometimes Steps Subject Take Writing]
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William Ramsay - When I was in college, I used to write little ditties and short stories and poetry for my friends. Writing a book is another thing. It is so much different from my traditional day of dirty fingernails and greasy hair and hot pans.
[ Another Book College Day Different Dirty Ditties Fingernails Friends Hair Hot Little Much Poetry Short Stories Thing Traditional Used Write Writing]
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Mark Rothko - While I would agree that I write about serious subjects, and that they're not necessarily the most pleasant subjects or even the most pleasant people, as a writer I just think about the humorous aspects of these things - that's what keeps me going when I'm writing a story.
[ Agree Aspects Even Going Humorous Just Keeps Most Necessarily Pleasant Serious Story Subjects These Things Think While Would Write Writer Writing]
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Morrie Ryskind - For some reason writing and drawing are very separate processes for me.
[ Drawing Processes Reason Separate Some Very Writing]
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Afif Safieh - Sometimes I wish the writing and drawing were more integrated.
[ Drawing Integrated More Sometimes Were Wish Writing]
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Bob Saget - Writing this book feels like a completely different activity from writing my comic strip because it's about real life. I feel like I'm using a part of my brain that's been dormant until now.
[ Activity Because Been Book Brain Comic Completely Different Dormant Feel Feels Life Now Part Real Strip Until Using Writing]
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Harrison Salisbury - Sometimes things in life take a few years to digest, and they find their way into the work later on. Sometimes I'm writing about things from eight years ago-they just took a long time to distill and come out in the appropriate way.
[ Appropriate Come Digest Distill Eight Few Find Into Just Later Life Long Out Sometimes Take Their Things Time Took Way Work Writing Years]
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Marge Schott - Nothing matters but the writing. There has been nothing else worthwhile... a stain upon the silence.
[ Been Else Matters Nothing Silence Stain Upon Worthwhile Writing]
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Campbell Scott - I think if you're writing from the heart, very often, the subject matter will adjust as you age... but you try to write the best song you can possibly write. For us, we have the same basic elements that make up the America sound.
[ Adjust Age America Basic Best Elements Heart Make Matter Often Possibly Same Song Sound Subject Think Try Up Us Very Will Write Writing]
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Earl Scruggs - I have devoted my energies to the study of the scriptures, observing monastic discipline, and singing the daily services in church; study, teaching, and writing have always been my delight.
[ Always Been Church Daily Delight Devoted Discipline Energies Observing Scriptures Services Singing Study Teaching Writing]
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Solomon Short - I am a drinker with writing problems.
[ Am Drinker Problems Writing]
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Mike Simpson - We expect to keep our writing sessions going until late spring, then to play some new material in a few secret club dates. The record will likely take a long time and may not surface until 1999!
[ Club Dates Expect Few Going Keep Late Likely Long Material May New Our Play Record Secret Sessions Some Spring Surface Take Then Time Until Will Writing]
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Lamar S. Smith - When I came out of service, the first couple of releases didn't really hit so I just took a little hiatus and sat down to see what was happening. I just glued my ears to the radio and then I started writing - the first hit record that came out was "Everybody Loves a Winner."
[ Came Couple Down Ears Everybody First Glued Happening Hiatus Hit Just Little Loves Out Radio Really Record Releases Sat See Service Started Then Took Winner Writing]
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Dorothee Solle - I am writing a book about the Crusades so dull that I can scarcely write it.
[ Am Book Crusades Dull Scarcely Write Writing]
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Alexander Solzehnitsyn - Of all fatiguing, futile, empty trades, the worst, I suppose, is writing about writing.
[ Empty Fatiguing Futile Suppose Trades Worst Writing]
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Thomas Spence - I don't keep any copy of my books around... they would embarass me. When I finish writing my books, I kick them in the belly, and have done with them.
[ Any Around Belly Books Copy Done Finish Keep Kick Them Would Writing]
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Rick Springfield - Since writing JAWS, I've been lucky enough to do close to forty television shows about wildlife in the oceans, and yes, I have been attacked by sea creatures once in a while.
[ Attacked Been Close Creatures Enough Forty Jaws Lucky Oceans Once Sea Shows Since Television While Wildlife Writing Yes]
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Charles Spurgeon - Writing is sweat and drudgery most of the time. And you have to love it in order to endure the solitude and the discipline.
[ Discipline Drudgery Endure Love Most Order Solitude Sweat Time Writing]
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Lionel Stander - It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
[ Because Discover Famous Fifteen Give Had Talent Time Too Took Up Writing Years]
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Philip Stanhope - The biggest obstacle to professional writing is the necessity for changing a typewriter ribbon.
[ Biggest Changing Necessity Obstacle Professional Ribbon Typewriter Writing]
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Wallace Stegner - It helps to be able to be alone. 'Cuz writing is done alone, unless you collaborate, but I don't do that. Ask my ex-wife.
[ Able Alone Ask Collaborate Cuz Done Ex-Wife Helps Unless Writing]
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David Steinberg - To me, all writing is like music. And especially dialogue. I studied music in college; that is what I wanted to be, a composer. Acting got me sidetracked.
[ Acting College Composer Dialogue Especially Got Music Sidetracked Studied Wanted Writing]
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Joseph Stiglitz - Of all the ways of acquiring books, writing them oneself is regarded as the most praiseworthy method. Writers are really people who write books not because they are poor, but because they are dissatisfied with the books which they could buy but do not like.
[ Acquiring Because Books Buy Could Dissatisfied Method Most Oneself Poor Praiseworthy Really Regarded Them Ways Which Write Writers Writing]
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Vinny Testaverde - I wrote a script. I actually enjoyed writing it more than acting. It's about the Irish rebellion of 1920, which is a fascinating period and place for me.
[ Acting Actually Enjoyed Fascinating Irish More Period Place Rebellion Script Than Which Writing Wrote]
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Carrie Underwood - I want to direct films, because I am a painter and a sculptor and I've done a lot of writing.
[ Am Because Direct Done Films Lot Painter Sculptor Want Writing]
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Javier Valle-Riestra - Writing is an antidote for loneliness.
[ Antidote Loneliness Writing]
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Robert Venturi - I am in the Master of Professional Writing program teaching Humor Writing, Literary and Dramatic.
[ Am Dramatic Humor Literary Master Professional Program Teaching Writing]
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Rick Wagoner - It is insight into human nature that is the key to the communicator's skill. For whereas the writer is concerned with what he puts into his writings, the communicator is concerned with what the reader gets out of it. He therefore becomes a student of how people read or listen.
[ Becomes Communicator Concerned Gets His How Human Insight Into Key Listen Nature Out Puts Read Reader Skill Student Therefore Whereas Writer Writings]
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Edmund White - As opposed to touring for three years and then going into the studio and writing an album, I think this record is representative of a lot of everyday people.
[ Album Everyday Going Into Lot Opposed Record Representative Studio Then Think Three Touring Writing Years]
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Ron White - My current project is my band, Population 1. We are writing, rehearsing and playing in Los Angeles.
[ Angeles Band Current Los Playing Population Project Rehearsing Writing]
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T. H. White - There's two facets to writing a song. There's you sitting in your room writing the sentiments of the song; the lyrics, the melody and the changes, and then there's the part where you go into the studio and you put clothing on it.
[ Changes Clothing Facets Go Into Lyrics Melody Part Put Room Sentiments Sitting Song Studio Then Two Where Writing Your]
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Dar Williams - I didn't really start writing music or lyrics or turning them into songs until I went to San Francisco.
[ Francisco Into Lyrics Music Really San Songs Start Them Turning Until Went Writing]
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Eric Williams - I went through a big Alice Cooper phase, which was probably a major influence on my writing style later, especially after Plastic Surgery Disasters.
[ After Alice Big Cooper Disasters Especially Influence Later Major Phase Plastic Probably Style Surgery Through Went Which Writing]
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Colin Henry Wilson - I am much more involved in the filmmaking experience on Mag Seven. I'm much more involved in story elements, casting decisions, the writing of the show, the blocking of the scenes.
[ Am Blocking Casting Decisions Elements Experience Filmmaking Involved More Much Scenes Seven Show Story Writing]
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- My attitude to writing is like when you do wallpapering, you remember where all the little bits are that don't meet. And then your friends say: It's terrific!
[ Attitude Bits Friends Little Meet Remember Say Terrific Then Where Writing Your]
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- One thing I've tried to do in writing music is take on very basic things, very archetypal things.
[ Archetypal Basic Music Take Thing Things Tried Very Writing]
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- People say my music is English. I don't know what it is. Maybe it's not me writing English music, but that English music is becoming more like me.
[ Becoming English Know Maybe More Music Say Writing]
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- There are rhythmic ideas which sometimes only work up to a point. In writing there are moments when it just comes off the page, it's not just a collection of notes.
[ Collection Comes Ideas Just Moments Notes Off Only Page Point Rhythmic Sometimes Up Which Work Writing]
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- When I was confronted with official tuition, the academic thing, I could see no relationship whatever between that and the music I'd been writing since I was 11.
[ Academic Been Between Confronted Could Music Official Relationship See Since Thing Tuition Whatever Writing]
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- As a musician I tell you that if you were to suppress adultery, fanaticism, crime, evil, the supernatural, there would no longer be the means for writing one note.
[ Adultery Crime Evil Fanaticism Longer Means Musician Note Supernatural Suppress Tell Were Would Writing]
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- I intend to keep writing Christmas songs. There's still a lot more about Christmas that can be captured and feel like old-time Christmas. A lot of the traditions haven't been explained in song.
[ Been Captured Christmas Explained Feel Haven Intend Keep Lot More Old-Time Song Songs Still Traditions Writing]
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- I've been writing Indian music for a while. Indian music is about Mother Earth, and mine is no exception.
[ Been Earth Exception Indian Mine Mother Music While Writing]
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- When I started writing it was kind of hard getting people to do my stuff. They' say they couldn't do my style.
[ Getting Hard Kind Say Started Stuff Style Writing]
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- When I was young, I just sat down and started playing Chopsticks at the piano. I got so far and then lost interest. Eventually, I regained it and started writing songs.
[ Down Eventually Far Got Interest Just Lost Piano Playing Regained Sat Songs Started Then Writing Young]
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- Living composers writing for big band are very few and far between. There are not a lot of them, and I have a talent for doing it. I am zeroing in on what I do best.
[ Am Band Best Between Big Composers Doing Far Few Living Lot Talent Them Very Writing]
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- One of the problems of writing is that anyone who commits themselves to that process has to believe that they're good.
[ Anyone Believe Commits Good Problems Process Themselves Writing]
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- For some reason, the concept of writing with swing chords was intimidating.
[ Chords Concept Intimidating Reason Some Swing Writing]
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- I started acting when I was in high school, started writing when I got to New York in 1975.
[ Acting Got High New School Started Writing York]
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- I love songwriting. It's second to my love for singing in how I express myself.
[ Express How Love Myself Second Singing Songwriting]
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- I'm writing a film. With our access to these powerful media, we're going to take over, because it's really disgusting what is put out there now to be consumed.
[ Access Because Consumed Disgusting Film Going Media Now Our Out Over Powerful Put Really Take These Writing]
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- We had offers to go everywhere and we could have done them. But what would have been the point? We were tired. We had worked hard and needed a break before we got stale. We spent six months at home and writing songs.
[ Been Before Break Could Done Everywhere Go Got Had Hard Home Months Needed Offers Point Six Songs Spent Stale Them Tired Were Worked Would Writing]
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- Never in our country's history have we witnessed a natural disaster that has impacted so many people in such a wide area. In fact, as of the writing of this column, millions of people along the Gulf Coast have been displaced from their homes in a period of only five days.
[ Along Area Been Coast Column Country Days Disaster Displaced Fact Five Gulf History Homes Impacted Many Millions Natural Never Only Our Period Such Their Wide Witnessed Writing]
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- Reading is an activity subsequent to writing: more resigned, more civil, more intellectual.
[ Activity Civil Intellectual More Reading Resigned Subsequent Writing]
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- Writing is nothing more than a guided dream.
[ Dream Guided More Nothing Than Writing]
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- I am conscious of trying to stretch the boundaries of non-fiction writing. It's always surprised me how little attention many non-fiction writers pay to the formal aspects of their work.
[ Always Am Aspects Attention Boundaries Conscious Formal How Little Many Non-Fiction Pay Stretch Surprised Their Trying Work Writers Writing]
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- I was uncomfortable writing fiction. My love was the personal essay, rather than the novel.
[ Essay Fiction Love Novel Personal Rather Than Uncomfortable Writing]
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- In writing biography, fact and fiction shouldn't be mixed. And if they are, the fictional points should be printed in red ink, the facts printed in black ink.
[ Biography Black Fact Facts Fiction Fictional Ink Mixed Points Printed Red Should Writing]
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- Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind.
[ Always Apart Before Behind Double Everything Experiences Kind Living Mirror Once Reality Think Twice Waits Which Writer Writing]
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- The importance to the writer of first writing must be out of all proportion of the actual value of what is written.
[ Actual First Importance Must Out Proportion Value Writer Writing Written]
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- I've loved doing "E.R." for the quality of the writing and the great people I get to work with.
[ Doing Get Great Loved Quality Work Writing]
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- Love is easy, and I love writing. You can't resist love. You get an idea, someone says something, and you're in love.
[ Easy Get Idea Love Resist Says Someone Something Writing]
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- My stories run up and bite me on the leg - I respond by writing down everything that goes on during the bite. When I finish, the idea lets go and runs off.
[ Bite Down During Everything Finish Go Goes Idea Leg Lets Off Respond Run Runs Stories Up Writing]
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- You fail only if you stop writing.
[ Fail Only Stop Writing]
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- You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
[ Cannot Destroy Drunk Must Reality Stay Writing]
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- I work eight hours a day, but I'm not writing all that time. I'm thinking, editing, looking something up. Thinking is what I do a lot of.
[ Day Editing Eight Hours Looking Lot Something Thinking Time Up Work Writing]
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- I didn't necessarily have a total idea when I was writing the movie of where everything was going. I just wanted to have really realistic dialogue and write like people I knew talked. I tried to keep it very real.
[ Dialogue Everything Going Idea Just Keep Knew Movie Necessarily Real Realistic Really Talked Total Tried Very Wanted Where Write Writing]
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- There are quite a few honest songwriters out there writing about relationships and their own personality traits. But for some reason, once they step out of the bedroom, their honesty doesn't seem to come with them.
[ Bedroom Come Few Honest Honesty Once Out Own Personality Quite Reason Relationships Seem Some Songwriters Step Their Them Traits Writing]
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- There is no great writing, only great rewriting.
[ Great Only Rewriting Writing]
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- I busted out of the place in a hurry and went to a saloon and drank beer and said that for the rest of my life I'd never take a job in a place where you couldn't throw cigarette butts on the floor. I was hooked on this writing for newspapers and magazines.
[ Beer Busted Butts Cigarette Drank Floor Hooked Hurry Job Life Magazines Never Newspapers Out Place Rest Said Saloon Take Throw Went Where Writing]
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- Rage is the only quality which has kept me, or anybody I have ever studied, writing columns for newspapers.
[ Anybody Columns Ever Kept Newspapers Only Quality Rage Studied Which Writing]
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- Of all the arts in which the wise excel, nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.
[ Arts Chief Excel Masterpiece Nature Well Which Wise Writing]
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- Of all those arts in which the wise excel, Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.
[ Arts Chief Excel Masterpiece Nature Those Well Which Wise Writing]
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- But when it came to jamming and writing songs like we used to, we realized Brandon was a huge spirit in the band. Who knew? It was just something we had to learn.
[ Band Came Had Huge Jamming Just Knew Learn Realized Something Songs Spirit Used Writing]
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- I'm writing a new book right now that is like an erotica manifesto.
[ Book Erotica Manifesto New Now Right Writing]
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- I like to be surprised. Fresh implications and plot twists erupt as a story unfolds. Characters develop backgrounds, adding depth and feeling. Writing feels like exploring.
[ Adding Backgrounds Characters Depth Develop Erupt Exploring Feeling Feels Fresh Implications Plot Story Surprised Twists Unfolds Writing]
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- My education and background thoroughly inform my writing.
[ Background Education Inform Thoroughly Writing]
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- I'd much rather do an obviously commercial writing project than get a day job.
[ Commercial Day Get Job Much Obviously Project Rather Than Writing]
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- In real life, it is the hare who wins. Every time. Look around you. And in any case it is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. Hares have no time to read. They are too busy winning the game.
[ Any Around Busy Case Contention Every Game Hare Hares Life Look Market Read Real Time Too Tortoise Winning Wins Writing]
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- It is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. hares have no time to read.
[ Contention Hares Market Read Time Tortoise Writing]
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- Writing novels preserves you in a state of innocence - a lot passes you by - simply because your attention is otherwise diverted.
[ Attention Because Diverted Innocence Lot Novels Otherwise Passes Preserves Simply State Writing Your]
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- You never know what you will learn till you start writing. Then you discover truths you never knew existed.
[ Discover Existed Knew Know Learn Never Start Then Till Truths Will Writing]
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- While I'm playing baseball, I'm still writing songs and having tapes sent to me. I'm sure I'll spend a lot of time in the whirlpool resting these tired bones, so I'll be thinking of music then.
[ Baseball Bones Having Lot Music Playing Resting Sent Songs Spend Still Sure Tapes Then These Thinking Time Tired While Writing]
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- I felt that I had to write. Even if I had never been published, I knew that I would go on writing, enjoying it and experiencing the challenge.
[ Been Challenge Enjoying Even Experiencing Felt Go Had Knew Never Published Would Write Writing]
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- Writing fantasy lets me imagine a great deal more than, say, writing about alligators, and lets me write about places more distant than Florida, but I can tell you things about Florida and alligators, let you make the connection all on your own.
[ Alligators Connection Deal Distant Fantasy Florida Great Imagine Lets Make More Own Places Say Tell Than Things Write Writing Your]
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- I consider my films to be poems that are all as personal as my writing and as hand-made.
[ Consider Films Personal Poems Writing]
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- I often start writing in order to excite an expansive emotion.
[ Emotion Excite Expansive Often Order Start Writing]
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- My major aim in writing is to set out flags and issue wake-up calls.
[ Aim Calls Flags Issue Major Out Set Wake-Up Writing]
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- I sort of kept my hand in writing and went to work for the Sierra Club in '52, walked the plank there in '69, founded Friends of the Earth and the League of Conservation Voters after that.
[ After Club Conservation Earth Founded Friends Hand Kept League Plank Sierra Sort Voters Walked Went Work Writing]
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- I think it's a short story writer's duty, as well as writing well about emotions and characters, to write story.
[ Characters Duty Emotions Short Story Think Well Write Writer Writing]
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- I write about five thousand words a day, when working on a book, about three thousand a day if I'm writing a short story. I take long periods off between projects, when I read a lot, garden, and think about the next book or stories.
[ Between Book Day Five Garden Long Lot Next Off Periods Projects Read Short Stories Story Take Think Thousand Three Words Working Write Writing]
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- Which, of course, isn't the point of writing - but it would be nice if, along with the creative satisfaction of writing and seeing my work in print, I could do more than merely scrape a living. Okay, moaning over.
[ Along Could Course Creative Living Merely Moaning More Nice Okay Over Point Print Satisfaction Scrape Seeing Than Which Work Would Writing]
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- Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork - reading, writing, thinking - can.
[ Amuse Beauty Reading Thinking Writing]
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- Yeah, man I am going to be writing a book soon. The reality of being in a rock band in the music business'.
[ Am Band Being Book Business Going Man Music Reality Rock Soon Writing Yeah]
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- I just simply write as it moves me. I may be writing about a book or a movie or a person, places where I've been or something I've done. Or politics. It's going to what's on my mind at the moment.
[ Been Book Done Going Just May Mind Moment Moves Movie Person Places Politics Simply Something Where Write Writing]
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- I actually write film music because I'm classically trained on the piano so as well as songwriting I also write actual film music that could be used for movies like war movies and love movies.
[ Actual Actually Also Because Classically Could Film Love Movies Music Piano Songwriting Trained Used War Well Write]
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- I'd have to say that my favorite thing is writing a song that really says how I feel, what I believe - and it even explains the world to myself better than I knew it.
[ Believe Better Even Explains Favorite Feel How Knew Myself Really Say Says Song Than Thing World Writing]
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- I've written many extra verses to songs that I learned to sing - an extra verse about a friend, or just add some verse - and that led to writing my own songs.
[ Add Extra Friend Just Learned Led Many Own Sing Some Songs Verse Verses Writing Written]
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- That folk music led to learning to play, and making things up led to what turns out to be the most lucrative part of the music business - writing, because you get paid every time that song gets played.
[ Because Business Every Folk Get Gets Learning Led Lucrative Making Most Music Out Paid Part Play Played Song Things Time Turns Up Writing]
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- As I had collaborated with visual artists before whether on installations, on performance pieces, in the context of theatre works and as I had taught for a time in art colleges the idea of writing music in response to painting was not alien.
[ Alien Art Artists Before Collaborated Colleges Context Had Idea Installations Music Painting Performance Pieces Response Taught Theatre Time Visual Whether Works Writing]
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- I am writing something which I find satisfying and which I am prepared to put my name to as a composer.
[ Am Composer Find Name Prepared Put Satisfying Something Which Writing]
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- I remember once, when I started writing for the alto saxophone, a saxophonist told me to think of it as being like a cross between an oboe and a viola, but louder.
[ Alto Being Between Cross Louder Once Remember Saxophone Saxophonist Started Think Told Viola Writing]
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- Writing tonal music now, you are not writing into the 19th Century.
[ Century Into Music Now Tonal Writing]
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- I don't plan to write another science book, but I don't plan not to. I do enjoy writing histories, and taking subjects that are generally dull and trying to make them interesting.
[ Another Book Dull Enjoy Generally Histories Interesting Make Plan Science Subjects Taking Them Trying Write Writing]
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- The writing is all done, so it's all about verbalizing everything from point A to point B, and certainly there's a bit of politics involved, so it's a different thing.
[ Bit Certainly Different Done Everything Involved Point Politics Thing Writing]
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- I view myself primarily as a trial lawyer who happens to be writing, as opposed to a writer who happens to be a trial lawyer, so the audience is like a jury to me.
[ Audience Happens Jury Lawyer Myself Opposed Primarily Trial View Writer Writing]
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- Shake was a dramatist of note; He lived by writing things to quote.
[ Dramatist Lived Note Quote Shake Things Writing]
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- Shakespeare was a dramatist of note who lived by writing things to quote.
[ Dramatist Lived Note Quote Shakespeare Things Writing]
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- All the nice things about Suzanne are me. All the things that aren't nice, that was just the writing.
[ Just Nice Things Writing]
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- I am writing in the garden. To write as one should of a garden one must write not outside it or merely somewhere near it, but in the garden.
[ Am Garden Merely Must Near Outside Should Somewhere Write Writing]
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- If you can't turn yourself into your customer, you probably shouldn't be in the ad writing business at all.
[ Ad Business Customer Into Probably Turn Writing Your Yourself]
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- I don't want boys to use their pencils for improper writing.
[ Boys Improper Pencils Their Use Want Writing]
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- It's really hard to say how long the show will last and will continue. I hope it lasts for a very long time. As long as kids watch it, anyway. But beyond this, sure, I would love to be doing film. I'd love to be doing more theater and perhaps even writing.
[ Anyway Beyond Continue Doing Even Film Hard Hope How Kids Last Lasts Long Love More Perhaps Really Say Show Sure Theater Time Very Watch Will Would Writing]
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- And I tend to listen to NPR when I'm not writing.
[ Listen Npr Tend Writing]
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- The secret to being a writer is that you have to write. It's not enough to think about writing or to study literature or plan a future life as an author. You really have to lock yourself away, alone, and get to work.
[ Alone Author Away Being Enough Future Get Life Literature Lock Plan Really Secret Study Think Work Write Writer Writing Yourself]
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- In my writing I am acting as a map maker, an explorer of psychic areas, a cosmonaut of inner space, and I see no point in exploring areas that have already been thoroughly surveyed.
[ Acting Already Am Areas Been Explorer Exploring Inner Maker Map Point Psychic See Space Surveyed Thoroughly Writing]
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- I'm terrible at story and structure, but I'm not so bad at writing dialogue.
[ Bad Dialogue Story Structure Terrible Writing]
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- I think probably the only thing that is around in these songs is that I was really lonely when I wrote a lot of them. But it was really by my own choosing because I was devoting myself to songwriting and dancing and I wasn't really going out and seeing people.
[ Around Because Choosing Dancing Devoting Going Lonely Lot Myself Only Out Own Probably Really Seeing Songs Songwriting Them These Thing Think Wrote]
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- And I have this little litany of things they can do. And the first one, of course, is to write - every day, no excuses. It's so easy to make excuses. Even professional writers have days when they'd rather clean the toilet than do the writing.
[ Clean Course Day Days Easy Even Every Excuses First Litany Little Make Professional Rather Than Things Toilet Write Writers Writing]
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- Fantasy is totally wide open; all you really have to do is follow the rules you've set. But if you're writing about science, you have to first learn what you're writing about.
[ Fantasy First Follow Learn Open Really Rules Science Set Totally Wide Writing]
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- I began reading science fiction before I was 12 and started writing science fiction around the same time.
[ Around Before Began Fiction Reading Same Science Started Time Writing]
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- I talked to members of my family, and did some personal research that didn't really have anything to do with the time and place I was writing about, but that gave me a feeling of the experience of being black in a time and place where it was very difficult to be black.
[ Anything Being Black Did Difficult Experience Family Feeling Gave Members Personal Place Really Research Some Talked Time Very Where Writing]
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- Most of us don't have to worry about being shot of we poke our noses outside. So we are comfortable, but the people I'm writing about are definitely not comfortable, and being shot while they're still inside is a good possibility.
[ Being Comfortable Definitely Good Inside Most Noses Our Outside Poke Possibility Shot Still Us While Worry Writing]
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- No one was going to stop me from writing and no one had to really guide me towards science fiction. It was natural, really, that I would take that interest.
[ Fiction Going Guide Had Interest Natural Really Science Stop Take Towards Would Writing]
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- Well, writing was what I wanted to do, it was always what I wanted to do. I had novels to write so I wrote them.
[ Always Had Novels Them Wanted Well Write Writing Wrote]
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- Writing is one of the few professions in which you can psychoanalyse yourself, get rid of hostilities and frustrations in public, and get paid for it.
[ Few Frustrations Get Hostilities Paid Professions Public Rid Which Writing Yourself]
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- You don't start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it's good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That's why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.
[ Better Crap Get Good Gradually Most Out Persistence Say Start Stuff Then Thinking Traits Valuable Why Writing]
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- When a man is in doubt about this or that in his writing, it will often guide him if he asks himself how it will tell a hundred years hence.
[ Asks Doubt Guide Hence Him Himself His How Hundred Man Often Tell Will Writing Years]
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- I am so happy to be on a show with writing I wanted to participate in.
[ Am Happy Participate Show Wanted Writing]
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- I didn't have any agenda or plan when I started writing stuff.
[ Agenda Any Plan Started Stuff Writing]
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- But with writing, all you need is a pad of paper.
[ Need Pad Paper Writing]
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- Now my drug is writing or acting, being creative.
[ Acting Being Creative Now Writing]
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- Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, but if you are not writing something you like, no one else will like it either.
[ Advice Either Else Give Kind Read Something Sorts Story Will Would Write Writing]
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- Publishing your work is important. Even if you are giving a piece to some smaller publication for free, you will learn something about your writing. The editor will say something, friends will mention it. You will learn.
[ Editor Even Free Friends Giving Important Learn Mention Piece Publication Publishing Say Smaller Some Something Will Work Writing Your]
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- You become a better writer by writing. You become a better travel writer by writing about travel.
[ Become Better Travel Writer Writing]
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- Anyone can write. But comedy, you've got to do some writing. You get one comedy script to every 20 dramas.
[ Anyone Comedy Dramas Every Get Got Script Some Write Writing]
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- I'm writing a movie about Mozart going to New York in the '60s. I've been reading so many novels.
[ Been Going Many Movie Mozart New Novels Reading Writing York]
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- That's what my life is, writing songs.
[ Life Songs Writing]
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- In writing a series of stories about the same characters, plan the whole series in advance in some detail, to avoid contradictions and inconsistencies.
[ Advance Avoid Characters Contradictions Detail Inconsistencies Plan Same Series Some Stories Whole Writing]
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- I thought, well I can do that. I couldn't be bothered writing a book review, because I'd have to read the book, I haven't got time to read a whole book for a fifty dollar write-up.
[ Because Book Bothered Dollar Fifty Got Haven Read Review Thought Time Well Whole Writing]
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- The process of writing has something infinite about it. Even though it is interrupted each night, it is one single notation.
[ Each Even Infinite Interrupted Night Notation Process Single Something Though Writing]
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- After that, I specifically started writing lyrics. I would like sweat and think and get it all together.
[ After Get Lyrics Specifically Started Sweat Think Together Would Writing]
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- For me, naming bands was the forerunner to really writing lyrics, because I work off titles.
[ Bands Because Forerunner Lyrics Naming Off Really Titles Work Writing]
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- I was half asleep lying there writing this lyric in my head at about 3:30 in the morning. I woke Steve up with this idea and then we went into the living room where there was a little upright piano and finished the song. I wonder where that piano is now?
[ Asleep Finished Half Head Idea Into Little Living Lying Lyric Morning Now Piano Room Song Steve Then Up Upright Went Where Woke Wonder Writing]
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- I like to talk on TV about those things that aren't worth writing about.
[ Talk Things Those Tv Worth Writing]
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- That isn't writing at all, it's typing.
[ Typing Writing]
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- To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make.
[ Greatest Inner Make Music Pleasure Words Writing]
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- Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.
[ Born Does Fine Just Knowing Laws Learn Light Music Painting Perspective Rearrange Rules Shade Suit Them Then Writing Yourself]
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- Writing stopped being fun when I discovered the difference between good writing and bad and, even more terrifying, the difference between it and true art. And after that, the whip came down.
[ After Art Bad Being Between Came Difference Discovered Down Even Fun Good More Stopped Terrifying True Whip Writing]
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- But in the meantime I became accustomed to the writing life and it would be hard to change now - partly because of the salary cut if I went to my other love, teaching; and partly because I still have stories to tell, even though it isn't all that fun doing the work anymore.
[ Accustomed Anymore Became Because Change Cut Doing Even Fun Hard Life Love Meantime Now Other Partly Salary Still Stories Teaching Tell Though Went Work Would Writing]
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- I fell into playwriting accidentally, took some classes in it, and also took creative writing classes, but I really didn't expect it to be a career because I didn't believe there was a way to make money as a playwright without being lucky and I didn't feel particularly lucky.
[ Accidentally Also Because Being Believe Career Classes Creative Expect Feel Fell Into Lucky Make Money Particularly Playwright Playwriting Really Some Took Way Without Writing]
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- I listen to music constantly while writing.
[ Constantly Listen Music While Writing]
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- There is more good writing and good acting in any ten minutes of Twister than in, say, all of Citizen Kane.
[ Acting Any Citizen Good Kane Minutes More Say Ten Than Twister Writing]
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- Writing sessions can last an hour or sixteen hours, depending on how it's going.
[ Depending Going Hour Hours How Last Sessions Sixteen Writing]
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- Writing this record let me recapture who I am. It is summed up in the title Be Not Nobody. You need to feel comfortable in your skin and do whatever you need to do for yourself, to heal or to grow.
[ Am Comfortable Feel Grow Heal Need Nobody Recapture Record Skin Summed Title Up Whatever Writing Your Yourself]
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- Writing is a dreadful labor, yet not so dreadful as Idleness.
[ Dreadful Idleness Labor Writing Yet]
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- Writing is like walking in a deserted street. Out of the dust in the street you make a mud pie.
[ Deserted Dust Make Mud Out Pie Street Walking Writing]
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- I read less of everything now. With only fond memories of others' work, it will be interesting to give my own journal writing a try now.
[ Everything Fond Give Interesting Journal Less Memories Now Only Others Own Read Try Will Work Writing]
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- If I don't feel like writing today or for a few days, I don't. And I don't think about it. It is not an obligation-it is the greatest privilege.
[ Days Feel Few Greatest Privilege Think Today Writing]
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- Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.
[ Anything Book Bring Experience History Novel Own Re-Writing Read Reading Terms World Your Yourself]
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- My relationship with Music Row has always been, from my end, optimistic and hopeful that there is more than one way to approach the writing, recording, and marketing of an album.
[ Album Always Approach Been End Hopeful Marketing More Music Optimistic Recording Relationship Row Than Way Writing]
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- Cursive writing does not mean what I think it does.
[ Does Mean Think Writing]
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- It's like a novelist writing far out things. If it makes a point and makes sense, then people like to read that. But if it's off in left field and goes over the edge, you lose it. The same with musical talent, I think.
[ Edge Far Field Goes Left Lose Makes Musical Novelist Off Out Over Point Read Same Sense Talent Then Things Think Writing]
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- But there's nothing that gives me more thrill than when I'm writing and a couplet works. I find the right rhyme, or it's just perfect. There's nothing that exciting.
[ Exciting Find Gives Just More Nothing Perfect Rhyme Right Than Thrill Works Writing]
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- My idea of what's good and bad and right and wrong is maybe greyer than most, and I like writing about that.
[ Bad Good Idea Maybe Most Right Than Writing Wrong]
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- I always enjoyed writing. I did playlets in high school, I did radio shows in college. That's one of the reasons I went down to Second City, because you could do acting and writing.
[ Acting Always Because City College Could Did Down Enjoyed High Radio Reasons School Second Shows Went Writing]
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- There are no rules to writing a song.
[ Rules Song Writing]
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- I'm not sure why writing for others became harder. Probably a reluctance to give away anything you might conceivably use yourself caused a block. I did it, but it remained hard when it had once been easy.
[ Anything Away Became Been Block Caused Conceivably Did Easy Give Had Hard Harder Might Once Others Probably Reluctance Remained Sure Use Why Writing Yourself]
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- Louis Pasteur said, 'Chance favors the prepared mind.' If you're really engaged in the writing, you'll work yourself out of whatever jam you find yourself in.
[ Chance Engaged Favors Find Jam Louis Mind Out Prepared Really Said Whatever Work Writing Yourself]
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- That's the best thing about writing, when you're in that zone, you're porous, ready to absorb the solution.
[ Absorb Best Porous Ready Solution Thing Writing Zone]
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- I would be sad if it ended now. It's been the best job I've had by a long shot, especially creatively because the writing is so good. Every week I get the script and I laugh out loud and get excited for the different stuff we get to do.
[ Because Been Best Creatively Different Ended Especially Every Excited Get Good Had Job Laugh Long Loud Now Out Sad Script Shot Stuff Week Would Writing]
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- I do not pretend to write much of a letter. You know under what circumstances I am writing.
[ Am Circumstances Know Letter Much Pretend Under Write Writing]
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- Just after writing those we were called up to defend a new position on the left, where the terrible storming of the bridge over the Antietam took place.
[ After Bridge Called Defend Just Left New Over Place Position Terrible Those Took Up Were Where Writing]
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- The lyrics came out of necessity. When we started writing the record, we started in a more fusion environment and that got boring really quick and that wasn't what we were about on an organic level.
[ Boring Came Environment Fusion Got Level Lyrics More Necessity Organic Out Quick Really Record Started Were Writing]
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- Good critical writing is measured by the perception and evaluation of the subject; bad critical writing by the necessity of maintaining the professional standing of the critic.
[ Bad Critic Critical Evaluation Good Maintaining Measured Necessity Perception Professional Standing Subject Writing]
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- Most critical writing is drivel and half of it is dishonest. It is a short cut to oblivion, anyway. Thinking in terms of ideas destroys the power to think in terms of emotions and sensations.
[ Anyway Critical Cut Destroys Dishonest Emotions Half Ideas Most Oblivion Power Sensations Short Terms Think Thinking Writing]
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- The challenge of screenwriting is to say much in little and then take half of that little out and still preserve an effect of leisure and natural movement.
[ Challenge Effect Half Leisure Little Movement Much Natural Out Preserve Say Screenwriting Still Take Then]
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- The moment a man sets his thoughts down on paper, however secretly, he is in a sense writing for publication.
[ Down His However Man Moment Paper Publication Secretly Sense Sets Thoughts Writing]
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- After working as a journalist I went to a writing program at Johns Hopkins. It was interesting because it was neither journalistic nor historical, but it emphasized writing style, and afterwards I was asked to write my first book.
[ After Afterwards Asked Because Book Emphasized First Historical Hopkins Interesting Johns Journalist Journalistic Neither Nor Program Style Went Working Write Writing]
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- While I was writing Wild Swans I thought the famine was the result of economic mismanagement but during the research I realised that it was something more sinister.
[ During Economic Famine Mismanagement More Realised Research Result Sinister Something Swans Thought While Wild Writing]
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- I end up writing about all kinds of things. I never make an attempt to write about anything in particular. I don't have a little list of topics to write about.
[ Anything Attempt End Kinds List Little Make Never Particular Things Topics Up Write Writing]
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- Songwriting is a very mysterious process. It feels like creating something from nothing. It's something I don't feel like I really control.
[ Control Creating Feel Feels Mysterious Nothing Process Really Something Songwriting Very]
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- There are very few solid family films. A lot of the writing is awful.
[ Awful Family Few Films Lot Solid Very Writing]
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- Artists don't talk about art. Artists talk about work. If I have anything to say to young writers, it's stop thinking of writing as art. Think of it as work.
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- Good writers are often excellent at a hundred other things, but writing promises a greater latitude for the ego.
[ Ego Excellent Good Greater Hundred Latitude Often Other Promises Things Writers Writing]
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- This doctrine of Christ and of the apostles, from which the true faith of the primitive church was received, the apostles at first delivered orally, without writing, but later, not by any human counsel but by the will of God, they handed it on in the Scriptures.
[ Any Apostles Christ Church Counsel Delivered Doctrine Faith First God Handed Human Later Primitive Received Scriptures True Which Will Without Writing]
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- Writing about dead white males seems to be out of favor among academics.
[ Academics Among Dead Favor Males Out Seems White Writing]
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- In my writing with Extreme, there are heavy themes. The cover photo has me with a gun to my neck. I am not advocating suicide. I am taking the philosophy that man is the measure of his own fate.
[ Advocating Am Cover Extreme Fate Gun Heavy His Man Measure Neck Own Philosophy Photo Suicide Taking Themes Writing]
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- For TV I don't think I could have gotten a better part than Uncle Junior because of the intimacy of the character based on David Chase's brilliant writing.
[ Based Because Better Brilliant Character Chase Could David Gotten Intimacy Junior Part Than Think Tv Uncle Writing]
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- If you're writing anything decent, it's in you, it's your spirit coming out. If it's not an expression of how a person genuinely feels, then it's not a good song done with any conviction.
[ Any Anything Coming Conviction Decent Done Expression Feels Genuinely Good How Out Person Song Spirit Then Writing Your]
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- I've always believed in writing without a collaborator, because where two people are writing the same book, each believes he gets all the worry and only half the royalties.
[ Always Because Believed Believes Book Collaborator Each Gets Half Only Royalties Same Two Where Without Worry Writing]
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- I certainly was an actor and then I drifted more towards writing and directing.
[ Actor Certainly Directing Drifted More Then Towards Writing]
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- I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting.
[ Am Anything Confine Entirely Going More Myself Never Over Painting Politicians Politics Shall War Writing]
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- I sort of was good at writing essays. I was never very good at mathematics, and I was never very good at algebra. I loved science, but I wasn't sure of it.
[ Algebra Essays Good Loved Mathematics Never Science Sort Sure Very Writing]
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- And the nice thing about writing a novel is you take your time, you sit with the character sometimes nine years, you look very deeply at a situation, unlike in real life when we just kind of snap something out.
[ Character Deeply Just Kind Life Look Nice Nine Novel Out Real Sit Situation Snap Something Sometimes Take Thing Time Unlike Very Writing Years Your]
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- The actual writing of a song usually comes in the form of a realisation. I can't contrive a song.
[ Actual Comes Contrive Form Realisation Song Usually Writing]
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- I have no reason to sit home and write songs all day without going out and playing for the folks. And I have no reason to go play for the folks unless I'm writing new songs so they can sort of feed off one another. And I just try to do the best I can.
[ Another Best Day Feed Folks Go Going Home Just New Off Out Play Playing Reason Sit Songs Sort Try Unless Without Write Writing]
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- There aren't any rules, as far as anything-and that applies especially to writing songs, whatever gets the point across. So you're just kind of brought up to feel-in any field, if you say you can do it, do it. There it is.
[ Across Any Applies Brought Especially Far Field Gets Just Kind Point Rules Say Songs Up Whatever Writing]
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- To be awarded a prize which takes its name from an illustrious Dutchman who at the same time was a great citizen of Europe and through his writings did so much to open up our modern world of sensibility and thought is indeed a most signal honour.
[ Awarded Citizen Did Europe Great His Honour Illustrious Indeed Modern Most Much Name Open Our Prize Same Sensibility Signal Takes Thought Through Time Up Which World Writings]
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- The first four months of writing the book, my mental image is scratching with my hands through granite. My other image is pushing a train up the mountain, and it's icy, and I'm in bare feet.
[ Bare Book Feet First Four Granite Hands Icy Image Mental Months Mountain Other Pushing Scratching Through Train Up Writing]
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- I don't think Capote loved Smith. But he did make a deep connection. It upset some people, because that had never been the approach to journalistic crime writing, to look into the mind of the killer.
[ Approach Because Been Capote Connection Crime Deep Did Had Into Journalistic Killer Look Loved Make Mind Never Smith Some Think Upset Writing]
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- In the writing of memoirs, as in the production of shows, too much caution causes the audience to nod and think of other channels.
[ Audience Causes Caution Channels Memoirs Much Nod Other Production Shows Think Too Writing]
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- I started writing songs at age 15.
[ Age Songs Started Writing]
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- I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career. I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party, what my son was writing. I was thinking about Legos.
[ Birthday Career Children Coming Family Good Interested Juggling Party Son Thinking Very Writing]
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- Not only are Christians writing about Jesus, but also Communists, Jews, atheists and agnostics are taking up their pens to paint a portrait of Jesus.
[ Also Atheists Christians Communists Jesus Jews Only Paint Pens Portrait Taking Their Up Writing]
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- I enjoy writing for third and fourth graders most of all.
[ Enjoy Fourth Graders Most Third Writing]
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- In writing I found something I could do at least as well as my peers, if not better.
[ Better Could Found Least Peers Something Well Writing]
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- The Twist was a guided missile launched from the ghetto into the heart of suburbia. The Twist succeeded, as politics, religion and law could never do, in writing in the heart and soul what the Supreme Court could only write on the books.
[ Books Could Court Ghetto Guided Heart Into Launched Law Missile Never Only Politics Religion Soul Suburbia Succeeded Supreme Twist Write Writing]
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- I tend to have an odd split in my mind: I tend to look at it as a writer and when the writing thing is OK and I'm happy with it, then I put on my actor's hat.
[ Actor Happy Hat Look Mind Odd Ok Put Split Tend Then Thing Writer Writing]
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- When the target audience is American teenage kids, you can have problems. My generation prized really fine acting and writing. Sometimes you have to go back to the basic principles which underpin great visual comedy.
[ Acting American Audience Back Basic Comedy Fine Generation Go Great Kids Principles Prized Problems Really Sometimes Target Teenage Visual Which Writing]
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- As an actor, I go where the good writing is. That's the bottom line.
[ Actor Bottom Go Good Line Where Writing]
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- Another thing that's quite different in writing a book as a practicing newspaperman is that if you look at what you've written the next morning and you think you didn't get it quite right, you can fix it.
[ Another Book Different Fix Get Look Morning Newspaperman Next Practicing Quite Right Thing Think Writing Written]
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- I thought writing about somebody current would be a little closer to what I'm used to doing.
[ Closer Current Doing Little Somebody Thought Used Would Writing]
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- I did a lot of writing for a lot of different kinds of bands that I was in and out of during those five years and that left me with a little body of songs that I liked better when I played alone, so I ended up going out solo and very soon made my first album.
[ Album Alone Bands Better Body Did Different During Ended First Five Going Kinds Left Liked Little Lot Made Out Played Solo Songs Soon Those Up Very Writing Years]
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- I wanted to play rock and roll when I started playing. Nobody at that time ever thought about songwriting. You sang songs, that's all. You sang other people's songs. That's all there were.
[ Ever Nobody Other Play Playing Rock Roll Sang Songs Songwriting Started Thought Time Wanted Were]
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- I'd always loved poetry and I'd always loved writing music and composing music, but I hadn't thought of putting the two together until around that time.
[ Always Around Composing Hadn Loved Music Poetry Putting Thought Time Together Two Until Writing]
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- The second half of the '60s really was a kind of learning period, in terms of writing, for me.
[ Half Kind Learning Period Really Second Terms Writing]
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- Poets don't draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently.
[ Again Differently Draw Handwriting Poets Their Then Tie Unravel Up]
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- As I said, I had no publisher for What a Carve Up! while I was writing it, so all we had to live off was my wife's money and little bits I was picking up for journalism.
[ Bits Carve Had Journalism Little Live Money Off Picking Publisher Said Up While Wife Writing]
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- As soon as you start writing about how human beings interact with each other socially, you're into politics, aren't you?
[ Beings Each How Human Interact Into Other Politics Socially Soon Start Writing]
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- I became quite taken over by Johnson's personality at some points while writing the biography, and since I went straight on to The Closed Circle afterwards, I did sometimes feel I could hear him whispering in my ear while I was working on it.
[ Afterwards Became Biography Circle Closed Could Did Ear Feel Hear Him Johnson Over Personality Points Quite Since Some Sometimes Straight Taken Went While Whispering Working Writing]
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- I have two ideas for novels at the moment, neither of them all that conventional, but I'm not ready to choose between them yet, let alone settle down to the process of writing.
[ Alone Between Choose Conventional Down Ideas Moment Neither Novels Process Ready Settle Them Two Writing Yet]
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- Luckily, in my case, I have managed, by writing, to do the one thing that I always wanted to do.
[ Always Case Luckily Managed Thing Wanted Writing]
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- You would go mad if you began to speculate about the impact your novel might have while you were still writing it.
[ Began Go Impact Mad Might Novel Speculate Still Were While Would Writing Your]
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- When you do a writing job for a studio, one of the things you want to do is satisfy the expectations of your employer. That's a little bit different than when you sit down and write something to satisfy yourself, because then you're the employer.
[ Because Bit Different Down Employer Expectations Job Little Satisfy Sit Something Studio Than Then Things Want Write Writing Your Yourself]
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- Elizabeth, Lady C, claims to be writing at the limits of language. Would it not be insulting to her if I were diligently to follow after her, explaining what she means but is not smart enough to say?
[ After Claims Diligently Elizabeth Enough Explaining Follow Her Insulting Lady Language Limits Means Say She Smart Were Would Writing]
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- I see no marks of Wordsworths style of writing or style of thinking in my own work, yet Wordsworth is a constant presence when I write about human beings and their relations to the natural world.
[ Beings Constant Human Marks Natural Own Presence Relations See Style Their Thinking Wordsworth Work World Write Writing Yet]
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- If it is indeed impossible - or at least very difficult - to inhabit the consciousness of an animal, then in writing about animals there is a temptation to project upon them feelings and thoughts that may belong only to our own human mind and heart.
[ Animal Animals Belong Consciousness Difficult Feelings Heart Human Impossible Indeed Inhabit Least May Mind Only Our Own Project Temptation Them Then Thoughts Upon Very Writing]
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- I can come off as pretty arrogant, but it's because I know I'm right. I'm very, very good at writing protocols. I've accomplished more working on my own than I ever did as part of a team.
[ Accomplished Arrogant Because Come Did Ever Good Know More Off Own Part Pretty Protocols Right Team Than Very Working Writing]
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- I want to be as honest as I can about the things I've been through - the sorrows and joys, victories and defeats - and to use those experiences as a well to draw from. Hopefully, the songs that result from that kind of writing will be songs that mean something to others.
[ Been Defeats Draw Experiences Honest Hopefully Joys Kind Mean Others Result Something Songs Sorrows Things Those Through Use Victories Want Well Will Writing]
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- After I left Texas and went to California, I had a hard time getting anyone to play anything that I was writing, so I had to end up playing them myself. And that's how I ended up just being a saxophone player.
[ After Anyone Anything Being California End Ended Getting Had Hard How Just Left Myself Play Player Playing Saxophone Texas Them Time Up Went Writing]
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- I remember once, we got an interview, and he said, 'Dad, these people are writing about me like I'm an adult. Don't they know I'm a kid?' I have never tried to encourage him to get a music image like other musicians have.
[ Adult Dad Encourage Get Got Him Image Interview Kid Know Music Musicians Never Once Other Remember Said These Tried Writing]
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- I've had those people very interested in my writing. Since I think of myself as a composer, I feel really good. I've had lots of guys call me up. I've gotten two or three commissions to write things. I've written lots of movie scores.
[ Call Commissions Composer Feel Good Gotten Guys Had Interested Lots Movie Myself Really Scores Since Things Think Those Three Two Up Very Write Writing Written]
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- Writing only leads to more writing.
[ Leads More Only Writing]
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- Do not copy my style! The first rule of writing is write about what you know, not what you think you know. So, think about what you've done in your life and write about that.
[ Copy Done First Know Life Rule Style Think Write Writing Your]
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- I don't believe in writing anything that I don't know about or haven't researched about personally. I like to transport the reader to places, and in order to do that I have to do the research.
[ Anything Believe Haven Know Order Personally Places Reader Research Researched Transport Writing]
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- I have written 20 books, and each one is like having a baby. Writing is not easy; some people want to write books but just can't put a story together. I can put together a story that interests both me and my readers.
[ Baby Books Both Each Easy Having Interests Just Put Readers Some Story Together Want Write Writing Written]
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- The first is that instead of writing a sequel, which is what most people do, this is in fact a prequel. Although we didn't know that when we began the process.
[ Although Began Fact First Instead Know Most Prequel Process Sequel Which Writing]
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- I'm older than my sister so I started writing first. I started writing at school. I was always top of my class in composition, essays, English Lit and all of that.
[ Always Class Composition English Essays First Lit Older School Sister Started Than Top Writing]
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- I don't think you get to good writing unless you expose yourself and your feelings. Deep songs don't come from the surface; they come from the deep down. The poetry and the songs that you are suppose to write, I believe are in your heart.
[ Believe Come Deep Down Expose Feelings Get Good Heart Poetry Songs Suppose Surface Think Unless Write Writing Your Yourself]
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- I write journals and would recommend journal writing to anyone who wishes to pursue a writing career. You learn a lot. You also remember a lot... and memory is important.
[ Also Anyone Career Important Journal Journals Learn Lot Memory Pursue Recommend Remember Wishes Would Write Writing]
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- If I give myself a chore, for instance, when I was writing the songs for Shameless, I said to myself, Now, every day for 90 days you have to write a song; good, bad or indifferent. So that was really helpful.
[ Bad Chore Day Days Every Give Good Helpful Indifferent Instance Myself Now Really Said Shameless Song Songs Write Writing]
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- Writing anything is terribly hard but, alas for me, because I am addicted, a heck of a lot of fun. I often am sorry I ever started writing prose, because it is so hard. But I can't stop.
[ Addicted Alas Am Anything Because Ever Fun Hard Heck Lot Often Prose Sorry Started Stop Terribly Writing]
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- I'm writing new songs for a Broadway version of Tarzan, which is very interesting. I think what I learned from the Brother Bear score side of things, I've brought into the new Tarzan songs. Thinking outside just guitar, bass, drums and keyboards.
[ Bass Bear Broadway Brother Brought Drums Guitar Interesting Into Just Keyboards Learned New Outside Score Side Songs Tarzan Things Think Thinking Version Very Which Writing]
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- I'd be happy to do Star Trek again, if the writing was right.
[ Again Happy Right Star Trek Writing]
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- Writing a book is such a full-time job. If you're away for a few days, you have to start again.
[ Again Away Book Days Few Full-Time Job Start Such Writing]
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- If I stopped writing and being at my piano, I wouldn't know how to live. It's your best friend.
[ Being Best Friend How Know Live Piano Stopped Writing Your]
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- Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease.
[ Admiration Always Apparent Difficulty Ease Fine Our Proportion Real Will Writing]
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- I think the thing that has made it possible for me to write personal songs and sing them year after year is the sensibility for good writing. Just opening your veins all over the paper is not necessarily going to be interesting. I wanted to speak to people.
[ After Going Good Interesting Just Made Necessarily Opening Over Paper Personal Possible Sensibility Sing Songs Speak Them Thing Think Veins Wanted Write Writing Year Your]
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- Writing has never been a driving force within me.
[ Been Driving Force Never Within Writing]
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- I think I would spend the first 30 weeks not writing, just clearing my head and seeing parts of the world I haven't seen and going back to places I have seen and love.
[ Back Clearing First Going Haven Head Just Love Parts Places Seeing Seen Spend Think Weeks World Would Writing]
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- Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you.
[ Always Because Nice Ones Than Those Will Writing Younger]
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- Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.
[ Art Grasped Journalism Literature Once Read Something Twice Will Writing]
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- Nobody's going to write a book about me, because nobody's going to find anything worth writing a book about.
[ Anything Because Book Find Going Nobody Worth Write Writing]
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- I love writing and do not know why it is considered such a difficult, agonizing profession.
[ Agonizing Considered Difficult Know Love Profession Such Why Writing]
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- If you write a story based on a real person, you're trapped by the details of the real person and his life. It gets in the way of writing your own story.
[ Based Details Gets His Life Own Person Real Story Trapped Way Write Writing Your]
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- Very curious, at the age of about 13 years, Oswald began to study Marxism and he kept on in his writing, affirming that he was a Marxist. Probably he did want to show himself as a great, supreme Marxist.
[ Affirming Age Began Curious Did Great Himself His Kept Marxism Marxist Oswald Probably Show Study Supreme Very Want Writing Years]
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- I touched an Oscar once. Friend of mine has one, for writing. As soon as I touched it, he said, Now you'll never win one.
[ Friend Mine Never Now Once Oscar Said Soon Touched Win Writing]
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- The beautiful part of writing is that you don't have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon. You can always do it better, find the exact word, the apt phrase, the leaping simile.
[ Always Apt Beautiful Better Brain Exact Find First Get Leaping Part Phrase Right Say Surgeon Time Unlike Word Writing]
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- And yes, there's a simplicity to writing books because you're not a member of a team, so you make all the decisions yourself instead of deferring to a committee.
[ Because Books Committee Decisions Deferring Instead Make Member Simplicity Team Writing Yes Yourself]
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- At risk of sounding foully pompous I think that writers' groups are probably very useful at the beginning of a writing career.
[ Beginning Career Groups Pompous Probably Risk Sounding Think Useful Very Writers Writing]
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- One book at a time... though I'm usually doing the research for others while I'm writing, but that sort of research is fairly desultory and I like to stick to the book being written - and writing a book concentrates the mind so the research is more productive.
[ Being Book Concentrates Doing Fairly Mind More Others Productive Research Sort Stick Though Time Usually While Writing Written]
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- Then you start another book and suddenly the galley proofs of the last one come in and you have to wrench your attention away from what you're writing and try to remember what you were thinking when you wrote the previous one.
[ Another Attention Away Book Come Last Previous Proofs Remember Start Suddenly Then Thinking Try Were Wrench Writing Wrote Your]
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- Writing is a solitary occupation.
[ Occupation Solitary Writing]
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- If someone decides to be a musician now, it means because there is no hope of money at the end of it, it means they really want to be a musician. And if someone is writing now, there is no hope for money at the end of it.
[ Because Decides End Hope Means Money Musician Now Really Someone Want Writing]
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- Shakespeare, who is probably the greatest writer and poet of the English language, lived in a time that was politically very conservative and it's reflected in his writings.
[ Conservative English Greatest His Language Lived Poet Politically Probably Reflected Shakespeare Time Very Writer Writings]
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- I got out of college and I went to get my master's in creative writing at San Francisco State. I was working as an actor at the Actor's Workshop, being abused as a intern.
[ Abused Actor Being College Creative Francisco Get Got Intern Master Out San State Went Working Workshop Writing]
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- The letters were universally complimentary, and we designers loved hearing that our games were being enjoyed, but if they weren't sending us a picture of their screens most of those writers would have spent their time playing the game rather than writing letters.
[ Being Complimentary Designers Enjoyed Game Games Hearing Letters Loved Most Our Picture Playing Rather Screens Sending Spent Than Their Those Time Universally Us Were Weren Would Writers Writing]
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- We wanted to create an environment where if a game player enjoyed the "writing style" of a particular game designer, he or she could look for the next game by that same author and not be disappointed.
[ Author Could Create Designer Disappointed Enjoyed Environment Game Look Next Particular Player Same She Style Wanted Where Writing]
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- And inasmuch as the bridge is a symbol of all such poetry as I am interested in writing it is my present fancy that a year from now I'll be more contented working in an office than ever before.
[ Am Before Bridge Contented Ever Fancy Inasmuch Interested More Now Office Poetry Present Such Symbol Than Working Writing Year]
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- Suddenly the whole imagination of writing and editorial and newspaper and all these presumptions about who am I reading this, and who else other people may be, and all that, it's so grimly brutal!
[ Am Brutal Editorial Else Imagination May Newspaper Other Reading Suddenly These Whole Writing]
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- I've heard rumors that the Petersons are writing a book. It will be very interesting to see what they have to say, but I don't know anything about the Rochas.
[ Anything Book Heard Interesting Know Rumors Say See Very Will Writing]
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- But when you're writing a script - for me anyway - you have to sort of create an enforced innocence. You have to divest yourself of worrying about a lot of stuff like what movies are hot, what movies are not hot, what the budget of this movie might be.
[ Anyway Budget Create Divest Enforced Hot Innocence Lot Might Movie Movies Script Sort Stuff Worrying Writing Yourself]
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- I don't mind writing so I didn't find that difficult, it's just a question of finding the time to do it. I kind of like the direct connection with the fans actually, it's pretty neat.
[ Actually Connection Difficult Direct Fans Find Finding Just Kind Mind Neat Pretty Question Time Writing]
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- Re-writing is different from writing. Original writing is very difficult.
[ Different Difficult Original Re-Writing Very Writing]
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- I think MTV put a huge dent in the songwriting craft.
[ Craft Dent Huge Mtv Put Songwriting Think]
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- A prose writer gets tired of writing prose, and wants to be a poet. So he begins every line with a capital letter, and keeps on writing prose.
[ Begins Capital Every Gets Keeps Letter Line Poet Prose Tired Wants Writer Writing]
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- Now the writing in the head, I definitely do every day, thinking about how I want to phrase something or how I'd like to rephrase something I've already written.
[ Already Day Definitely Every Head How Now Phrase Something Thinking Want Writing Written]
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- I have been around for a long, long time. I didn't make it 'til I was older. I went through the period when women were not getting signed, particularly if you were writing songs that were lyrically propelled.
[ Around Been Getting Long Lyrically Make Older Particularly Period Propelled Signed Songs Through Til Time Went Were Women Writing]
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- The writing process for me is pretty much always the same - it's a solitary experience.
[ Always Experience Much Pretty Process Same Solitary Writing]
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- When you tune your guitar in a different way, it lends itself to a new way of looking at your songwriting.
[ Different Guitar Itself Lends Looking New Songwriting Tune Way Your]
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- Probably having fallen in love with music and movies at a young age and then first learning about writing by kind of following the path of writers like Dave Marsh and Lester Bangs and being a rock journalist.
[ Age Bangs Being Dave Fallen First Following Having Journalist Kind Learning Lester Love Marsh Movies Music Path Probably Rock Then Writers Writing Young]
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- Writing seems to be more difficult as you move through the years.
[ Difficult More Move Seems Through Writing Years]
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- Plus, we spend most of our time writing music. Most of the time is spent in the studio in my house.
[ House Most Music Our Plus Spend Spent Studio Time Writing]
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- Yeah, I came in at the end of the Notorious album, played on about five tracks and then we went on a tour. Then we did another album, Big Thing, and then we started writing songs together in 1989.
[ Album Another Big Came Did End Five Notorious Played Songs Started Then Thing Together Tour Tracks Went Writing Yeah]
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- So, once I get writing I really try and put five to eight hours a day in my room with a guitar to really try and come up with stuff that feels interesting enough to me to keep it.
[ Come Day Eight Enough Feels Five Get Guitar Hours Interesting Keep Once Put Really Room Stuff Try Up Writing]
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- I have tried to explore the little talent I have for writing.
[ Explore Little Talent Tried Writing]
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- When I first started writing, I was in advertising at the time, I was doing most of my writing on weekends. I had studied most of the other series heroes and I figured it would be fun for mine to be different and put him in and around water. So I dreamed up Dirk Pitt.
[ Advertising Around Different Doing Dreamed Figured First Fun Had Heroes Him Mine Most Other Pitt Put Series Started Studied Time Up Water Weekends Would Writing]
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- It's amazing to me that people have any interest in such a low-level sex scandal. If I were sleeping with a congressman, maybe, but I'm a nobody and the people I'm writing about are nobodies.
[ Amazing Any Congressman Interest Low-Level Maybe Nobody Scandal Sex Sleeping Such Were Writing]
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- I have four shelves covered with journals that I've written. Dad and I are writing songs together. I've probably written 100 songs.
[ Covered Dad Four Journals Probably Shelves Songs Together Writing Written]
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- Two hours of writing fiction leaves this writer completely drained. For those two hours he has been in a different place with totally different people.
[ Been Completely Different Drained Fiction Hours Leaves Place Those Totally Two Writer Writing]
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- Writing is conscience, scruple, and the farming of our ancestors.
[ Ancestors Conscience Farming Our Scruple Writing]
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- You shouldn't even be writing this story if you haven't heard me play live. You can't write with the passion you receive until you see a Dick Dale concert.
[ Concert Dale Even Haven Heard Live Passion Play Receive See Story Until Write Writing]
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- I spent several years acquiring the obsessive, day-to-day discipline that's needed if you want to write professionally, then several more, highly valuable years studying fiction writing at the University of Iowa.
[ Acquiring Day-To-Day Discipline Fiction Highly Iowa More Needed Obsessive Professionally Several Spent Studying Then University Valuable Want Write Writing Years]
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- And I love writing. I've always loved writing.
[ Always Love Loved Writing]
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- The funny thing is, the music that I'm writing now is probably some of the most cutting edge we've ever done. The music that I'm thinking about putting on our next album.
[ Album Cutting Done Edge Ever Funny Most Music Next Now Our Probably Putting Some Thing Thinking Writing]
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- So writing a song is much harder than doing a classical piece for me, because in a classical piece, I can just let the mood dictate what's going to happen.
[ Because Classical Dictate Doing Going Happen Harder Just Mood Much Piece Song Than Writing]
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- I began writing in the 4th grade. As a matter of fact, I produced a play for the entire school. It was about Leif Ericson and the discovery of America.
[ America Began Discovery Entire Fact Grade Matter Play Produced School Writing]
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- I did not think that I was angry, but clearly anger was reflected in my writing. I did not think that I had been affected emotionally, but it was clear from my writing that I was still very emotional about the trial some six months after it ended.
[ Affected After Anger Angry Been Clear Clearly Did Emotional Emotionally Ended Had Months Reflected Six Some Still Think Trial Very Writing]
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- I think that as I continue to write, my writing I hope will become more controversial and more provocative.
[ Become Continue Controversial Hope More Provocative Think Will Write Writing]
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- It did not prepare me for writing or "Power of Attorney." However, what it did is that it forced me out of the DA's office. I stopped getting that county check.
[ Attorney Check County Did Forced Getting However Office Out Power Prepare Stopped Writing]
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- It's much like writing a screenplay with someone else and that's how we view it, I think.
[ Else How Much Screenplay Someone Think View Writing]
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- Writing is hard work, but a lot of fun, too. It allows me to live out some of my fantasies.
[ Allows Fantasies Fun Hard Live Lot Out Some Too Work Writing]
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- Writing doesn't come easily to me. It gets more and more difficult.
[ Come Difficult Easily Gets More Writing]
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- And eventually as I kept writing it, something emerged that was not quite me but a version of me.
[ Emerged Eventually Kept Quite Something Version Writing]
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- Writing old school HTML code was never very much fun but now it's getting downright tedious for most people.
[ Code Downright Fun Getting Html Most Much Never Now Old School Tedious Very Writing]
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- Its highest point was The Worst Journey in the World. Then you see this decline, and this harking back, using the 19th-century form when we're not in the 19th century. That way of writing a book about the world out there - you just can't do it anymore.
[ Anymore Back Book Century Decline Form Harking Highest Journey Just Out Point See Then Using Way World Worst Writing]
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- I'm not actually teaching any more, but I am writing pieces for schools all the time, and for kids.
[ Actually Am Any Kids More Pieces Schools Teaching Time Writing]
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- If you're writing a piece for the Boston Pops, the balance is towards one end. If you're writing a piece for a chamber music society, then it's towards another point. I won't make a final answer on that. I think it changes with every piece.
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- I think that songwriting changed when groups started spending more time in the studio.
[ Changed Groups More Songwriting Spending Started Studio Think Time]
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- I love opera, I love writing for the voice, I love telling stories with music.
[ Love Music Opera Stories Telling Voice Writing]
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- There are so many opportunities in life, that the loss of two or three capabilities is not necessarily debilitating. A handicap can give you the opportunity to focus more on art, writing, or music.
[ Art Capabilities Debilitating Focus Give Handicap Life Loss Many More Music Necessarily Opportunities Opportunity Three Two Writing]
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- The secret of good writing is to say an old thing in a new way or to say a new thing in an old way.
[ Good New Old Say Secret Thing Way Writing]
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- The problem, for me, with the writing programs is that they produce a terrible uniformity of product.
[ Problem Produce Product Programs Terrible Uniformity Writing]
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- There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.
[ Art Reading Thinking Well Writing]
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- If we were truly in the studio making a record, it would have been more time consuming, and certainly I would have been more involved in the writing process.
[ Been Certainly Consuming Involved Making More Process Record Studio Time Truly Were Would Writing]
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- But one does not make living writing poetry unless you're a professor, and one frankly doesn't get a lot of girls as a poet.
[ Does Frankly Get Girls Living Lot Make Poet Poetry Professor Unless Writing]
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- I like the way words go together and I like the gamesmanship of writing poetry. It is such a challenge.
[ Challenge Go Poetry Such Together Way Words Writing]
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- I liked the challenge of writing in a very concise structure in which both meaning and form are important.
[ Both Challenge Concise Form Important Liked Meaning Structure Very Which Writing]
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- If you have a craftsman's command of the language and basic writing techniques you'll be able to write - as long as you know what you want to say.
[ Able Basic Command Craftsman Know Language Long Say Techniques Want Write Writing]
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- The best way to learn about writing is to study the work of other writers you admire.
[ Admire Best Learn Other Study Way Work Writers Writing]
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- The easy answer is that writing novels is a lot more fun than practicing law.
[ Answer Easy Fun Law Lot More Novels Practicing Than Writing]
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- I designed all the characters, anyway, and Frank Doyle was doing all the writing. I didn't have any more input on what direction they were going to go with Josie.
[ Any Anyway Characters Designed Direction Doing Doyle Frank Go Going Input More Were Writing]
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- I could tell it was a popular move as a writer to walk down the bass lines while you were writing a song.
[ Bass Could Down Lines Move Popular Song Tell Walk Were While Writer Writing]
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- I'm like a junkie for writing.
[ Junkie Writing]
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- For me, writing is a concentrated form of thinking.
[ Concentrated Form Thinking Writing]
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- I always start writing with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind.
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- My family is involved and my wife Brenda is a great, great writer. She helps me with the writing of everything and also sings with me. I owe a lot to Brenda.
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- My style of writing is to allow the story to unfold on its own. I try not to structure my work too rigidly.
[ Allow Own Rigidly Story Structure Style Too Try Unfold Work Writing]
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- Someone who wants to write should make an effort to write a little something every day. Writing in this sense is the same as athletes who practice a sport every day to keep their skills honed.
[ Athletes Day Effort Every Honed Keep Little Make Practice Same Sense Should Skills Someone Something Sport Their Wants Write Writing]
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- For me, writing is 75 percent procrastinating and 25 percent actually sitting down and working.
[ Actually Down Percent Sitting Working Writing]
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- There was a lot of great writing couples, but I try to do it all myself. And it was practically impossible, but I still managed to be ahead of my time.
[ Ahead Couples Great Impossible Lot Managed Myself Practically Still Time Try Writing]
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- Well, as an artist, I think that Elvis's generosity to me he always talked very highly about me, he always spoke very highly about my work and singing and my writing.
[ Always Artist Elvis Generosity Highly Singing Spoke Talked Think Very Well Work Writing]
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- Writing is like jazz. It can be learned, but it can't be taught.
[ Jazz Learned Taught Writing]
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- David was the kind of guy who was totally supportive of the actors and instructed the writing staff to trust the actor's instincts, since after all, it's the actors playing the character.
[ Actor Actors After Character David Guy Instincts Instructed Kind Playing Since Staff Supportive Totally Trust Writing]
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- I would fix other people's lines if they asked me on occasion. The hard part of writing is the architecture of it, getting the story and structuring it. Not the tweaking of lines.
[ Architecture Asked Fix Getting Hard Lines Occasion Other Part Story Tweaking Would Writing]
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- I have a 10-year track record of writing for the Jewish community.
[ Community Jewish Record Track Writing]
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- Right now, I'm Writing song lyrics. Experimenting with a play. Toying with an idea for a documentary. I hope one of these will eventually be launched into the light of day.
[ Day Documentary Eventually Experimenting Hope Idea Into Launched Light Lyrics Now Play Right Song These Will Writing]
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- Shakespeare in Love... such smart writing of an alternative view of history, and such beautiful acting. Like most Americans, I'm a sucker for the accent.
[ Accent Acting Alternative Americans Beautiful History Love Most Shakespeare Smart Such Sucker View Writing]
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- We don't know what we're writing until it just comes out. We don't sit around crunching numbers.
[ Around Comes Just Know Numbers Out Sit Until Writing]
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- Introspection and preserved writings give us far more insight into the ways of past humans than we have into the ways of past dinosaurs. For that reason, I'm optimistic that we can eventually arrive at convincing explanations for these broadest patterns of human history.
[ Arrive Broadest Convincing Dinosaurs Eventually Explanations Far Give History Human Humans Insight Into Introspection More Optimistic Past Patterns Preserved Reason Than These Us Ways Writings]
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- Performing is the easiest part of what I do, and songwriting is the hardest.
[ Easiest Hardest Part Performing Songwriting]
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- Songwriting is different from music, although I don't deny now that it would be nice to have a little more background in music theory.
[ Although Background Deny Different Little More Music Nice Now Songwriting Theory Would]
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- There's a mystery to writing, and you don't really know where most of it comes from.
[ Comes Know Most Mystery Really Where Writing]
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- Unfortunately, writing and reporting the truth is not allowed under Castro's tyrannical dictatorship.
[ Allowed Castro Dictatorship Reporting Truth Tyrannical Under Unfortunately Writing]
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- I didn't know anything about writing a screenplay, but somehow I ended up rewriting a screenplay.
[ Anything Ended Know Rewriting Screenplay Somehow Up Writing]
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- Understand, I had absolutely no interest in writing; I wanted to be a Writer.
[ Absolutely Had Interest Understand Wanted Writer Writing]
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- I got a book deal without even turning in one shred of a writing sample.
[ Book Deal Even Got Sample Shred Turning Without Writing]
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- Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought?
[ Could Dreaming Find Only Out Thought Writing]
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- And I ride horses, swim, do a lot of reading, writing.
[ Horses Lot Reading Ride Swim Writing]
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- I've always loved writing.
[ Always Loved Writing]
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- While I have corrected agreed factual errors, I have not been inhibited from writing what I felt to be the truth about The Prince of Wales.
[ Agreed Been Corrected Errors Factual Felt Inhibited Prince Truth Wales While Writing]
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- A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting.
[ Handwriting Her More Perfume Tells Than Woman]
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- It's part of a cycle of stories I'm writing where I deconstruct classic science fiction.
[ Classic Cycle Fiction Part Science Stories Where Writing]
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- Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader - not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.
[ Being Evoke Fact Feeling Good Rained Raining Reader Sensation Supposed Upon Writing]
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- Planning to write is not writing. Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you're doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing.
[ Doing None Outlining Planning Researching Talking Write Writing]
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- Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
[ Acceptable Form Schizophrenia Socially Writing]
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- Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.
[ Exploration Go Learn Nothing Start Writing]
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- Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
[ Driving Far Fog Headlights Make Night Only See Trip Way Whole Writing Your]
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- I guess you could say I've been writing all my life.
[ Been Could Guess Life Say Writing]
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- I feel for Veronica Mars so much when I'm watching at home. It is a wonderful story. The writing is consistently funny, biting, charming, heart-wrenching, etc. I also like the look of it. The cinematography - different from any other show.
[ Also Any Biting Charming Cinematography Consistently Different Etc Feel Funny Home Look Mars Much Other Show Story Veronica Watching Wonderful Writing]
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- I was able to sit at Lincoln's side and see how he thought and how he acted, and how he felt about what was going on around him. I felt the pressures that were on him. You can see what people were writing to him, how they were nudging him.
[ Able Acted Around Felt Going Him How Lincoln Pressures See Side Sit Thought Were Writing]
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- Writing is turning one's worst moments into money.
[ Into Moments Money Turning Worst Writing]
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- I've always wanted to do a Crichton book. I really love his writing.
[ Always Book His Love Really Wanted Writing]
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- I don't think an actor's job is to be recognized. I think an actor's job is to facilitate the writing in a way that changes the way people think. No other business does that.
[ Actor Business Changes Does Facilitate Job Other Recognized Think Way Writing]
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- I hoped that it would be possible to slide slowly from my public life back to the life of teaching and writing that I had always wanted. But things didn't work out that way.
[ Always Back Had Hoped Life Out Possible Public Slide Slowly Teaching Things Wanted Way Work Would Writing]
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- I want to be an animated character. I'm also doing more writing and directing.
[ Also Animated Character Directing Doing More Want Writing]
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- It really wasn't until I was in college when I began to write more and more, and I realized I was scheduling my entire life around my writing.
[ Around Began College Entire Life More Realized Really Scheduling Until Write Writing]
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- What writing does is to reveal.
[ Does Reveal Writing]
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- I like writing better. Because I don't have to wear makeup, I don't have to be thin, and I don't have to remember lines.
[ Because Better Lines Makeup Remember Thin Wear Writing]
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- I'm very involved in the writing on every level.
[ Every Involved Level Very Writing]
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- I feel I have to work hard to nurture whatever talent I have as an actor. I feel like it's not natural to me. So I don't take it for granted... What I think is my natural ability - which is writing - I think I totally take that for granted.
[ Ability Actor Feel Granted Hard Natural Nurture Take Talent Think Totally Whatever Which Work Writing]
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- I'll be left writing picture books and fairy tales.
[ Books Fairy Left Picture Tales Writing]
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- Poets deal in writing about feelings and trying to find the language and images for intense feelings.
[ Deal Feelings Find Images Intense Language Poets Trying Writing]
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- It has taken me years of struggle, hard work and research to learn to make one simple gesture, and I know enough about the art of writing to realize that it would take as many years of concentrated effort to write one simple, beautiful sentence.
[ Art Beautiful Concentrated Effort Enough Gesture Hard Know Learn Make Many Realize Research Sentence Simple Struggle Take Taken Work Would Write Writing Years]
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- The first essential in writing about anything is that the writer should have no experience of the matter.
[ Anything Essential Experience First Matter Should Writer Writing]
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- However, the difficulties and pleasures of the writing itself are similar for a novel with a historical setting and a novel with a contemporary setting, as far as I'm concerned.
[ Concerned Contemporary Difficulties Far Historical However Itself Novel Pleasures Setting Similar Writing]
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- I could start with Mandelstam, who was a huge influence on my early writing.
[ Could Early Huge Influence Start Writing]
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- The language has got to be fully alive - I can't bear dull, flaccid writing myself and I don't see why any reader should put up with it.
[ Alive Any Bear Dull Fully Got Language Myself Put Reader See Should Up Why Writing]
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- Writing children's books gives a writer a very strong sense of narrative drive.
[ Books Children Drive Gives Narrative Sense Strong Very Writer Writing]
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- Writing poetry makes you intensely conscious of how words sound, both aloud and inside the head of the reader. You learn the weight of words and how they sound to the ear.
[ Aloud Both Conscious Ear Head How Inside Intensely Learn Makes Poetry Reader Sound Weight Words Writing]
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- Writing is manual labor of the mind: a job, like laying pipe.
[ Job Labor Laying Manual Mind Pipe Writing]
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- For me, songwriting is something like breathing: I just do it. But that doesn't mean you're fantastic.
[ Breathing Fantastic Just Mean Something Songwriting]
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- I'm trying my hand at writing. I'm writing a couple of projects for HBO, a half hour comedy and a miniseries.
[ Comedy Couple Half Hand Hbo Hour Projects Trying Writing]
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- Oh, I had an idea for a pilot of my own at the time, and then Carl sent me about eight scripts and simply I threw my idea out the window because the writing was just so good.
[ Because Carl Eight Good Had Idea Just Oh Out Own Pilot Scripts Sent Simply Then Threw Time Window Writing]
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- The writers are writing human beings, and they're writing about the human condition and how difficult it is to function in that condition. I think it's one of the charms of the show, the idea of redemption and working towards becoming better people, for everybody involved.
[ Becoming Beings Better Charms Condition Difficult Everybody Function How Human Idea Involved Redemption Show Think Towards Working Writers Writing]
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- The question is not really about a shift to the economic cone where officers are writing about the balance of payments and the need for economic stabilization.
[ Balance Cone Economic Need Officers Payments Question Really Shift Stabilization Where Writing]
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- Sonnets are guys writing in English, imitating an Italian song form. It was a form definitely sung as often as it was recited.
[ Definitely English Form Guys Imitating Italian Often Song Sonnets Sung Writing]
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- For what I wrote that started this whole controversy, I deserved to be criticized, and I felt bad about writing it. I felt bad mainly as a writer and a thinker.
[ Bad Controversy Criticized Deserved Felt Mainly Started Thinker Whole Writer Writing Wrote]
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- I'm working seven days a week in the fall. I couldn't possibly keep that up. This is only for the fall. In the last couple of years I've tended to do most of my serious writing in the winter, when there's nothing going on with football.
[ Couple Days Fall Football Going Keep Last Most Nothing Only Possibly Serious Seven Tended Up Week Winter Working Writing Years]
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- Writing fiction, there are no limits to what you write as long as it increases the value of the paper you are writing on.
[ Fiction Increases Limits Long Paper Value Write Writing]
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- The most fun I ever have is sitting in with Rick writing, and we laugh at our own jokes.
[ Ever Fun Jokes Laugh Most Our Own Rick Sitting Writing]
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- I don't have any structured grand plan; I just intend to keep writing about the things that interest me-some of which change, some of which don't.
[ Any Change Grand Intend Interest Just Keep Plan Some Structured Things Which Writing]
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- I've supported myself by writing since 1992, and I'm probably very nearly unemployable by now because employers are likely to be put off by the long gap.
[ Because Employers Gap Likely Long Myself Nearly Now Off Probably Put Since Supported Very Writing]
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- When you're working with a smaller budget I suppose one of the things that has to be in your mind when you are writing is that you have to keep the characters down to a minimum.
[ Budget Characters Down Keep Mind Minimum Smaller Suppose Things Working Writing Your]
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- David Mamet was great to work with. He was everything that I thought he would be as a director. He's incredibly articulate, an easy collaborator. Extraordinarily knowledgeable about film and writing.
[ Articulate Collaborator David Director Easy Everything Extraordinarily Film Great Incredibly Knowledgeable Thought Work Would Writing]
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- Playwriting gets into your blood and you can't stop it. At least not until the producers or the public tell you to.
[ Blood Gets Into Least Playwriting Producers Public Stop Tell Until Your]
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- It is normal for me to wake and find myself writing in the dark... or to be out of my tomb, caught in an unearthly world, alive with the images that haunt me.
[ Alive Caught Dark Find Haunt Images Myself Normal Out Tomb Unearthly Wake World Writing]
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- My writing, like everything I do, comes profoundly from my heart. I believe that if you follow your heart you will be successful in one way or another. Old-fashioned as that might sound, the philosophy is true.
[ Another Believe Comes Everything Follow Heart Might Old-Fashioned Philosophy Profoundly Sound Successful True Way Will Writing Your]
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- Writing a novel is not method acting and I find it easy to step out of it at cocktail hour.
[ Acting Cocktail Easy Find Hour Method Novel Out Step Writing]
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- By and large, the critics and readers gave me an affirmed sense of my identity as a writer. You might know this within yourself, but to have it affirmed by others is of utmost importance. Writing is, after all, a form of communication.
[ Affirmed After Communication Critics Form Gave Identity Importance Know Large Might Others Readers Sense Utmost Within Writer Writing Yourself]
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- The act of writing requires a constant plunging back into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike.
[ Act Back Constant Hovers Into Past Plunging Requires Shadow Time Where Writing]
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- Writing a novel without being asked seems a bit like having a baby when you have nowhere to live.
[ Asked Baby Being Bit Having Live Novel Nowhere Seems Without Writing]
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- I am a writer. I could not afford to take 15 months off from my writing career to play detective.
[ Afford Am Career Could Detective Months Off Play Take Writer Writing]
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- My mother and I will continue on some level that I haven't determined yet. I think my mother's a great character, and I have to say that giving my mother to the world has to be the biggest thrill of my writing career.
[ Biggest Career Character Continue Determined Giving Great Haven Level Mother Say Some Think Thrill Will World Writing Yet]
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- I always value my large kitchen because it was better to do everything there, you wash up, you do everything, rather than messing up another room and I pop my typewriter just next to it. So I still write now but I was doing more writing when the children were younger.
[ Always Another Because Better Children Doing Everything Just Kitchen Large Messing More Next Now Pop Rather Room Still Than Typewriter Up Value Wash Were Write Writing Younger]
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- The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing.
[ Digital Even Far Invention More Printing Revolution Significant Than Writing]
Topic: Computers
- But maybe it's up in the hills under the leaves or in a ditch somewhere. Maybe it's never found. But what you find, whatever you find, is always only part of the missing, and writing is the way the poet finds out what it is he found.
[ Always Ditch Find Finds Found Hills Leaves Maybe Missing Never Only Out Part Poet Somewhere Under Up Way Whatever Writing]
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- My lyrics are generated by various peculiar processes. Very random and similar to automatic writing.
[ Automatic Generated Lyrics Peculiar Processes Random Similar Various Very Writing]
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- I am writing a book and that takes third place of importance.
[ Am Book Importance Place Takes Third Writing]
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- I'm not one for walking the beaches humming a melody. I love the discipline of sitting in the studio, writing and listening. That is my domain.
[ Beaches Discipline Domain Humming Listening Love Melody Sitting Studio Walking Writing]
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- The writing of a melody is an emotional moment; success doesn't make it easy.
[ Easy Emotional Make Melody Moment Success Writing]
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- There is no formula to it. Writing every song is a little journey. The first note has to lift you.
[ Every First Formula Journey Lift Little Note Song Writing]
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- Writing music on your own makes you think a lot about your life. Who are you? Would you change anything about yourself? This is where it comes from.
[ Anything Change Comes Life Lot Makes Music Own Think Where Would Writing Your Yourself]
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- I don't care who you are. When you sit down to write the first page of your screenplay, in your head, you're also writing your Oscar acceptance speech.
[ Acceptance Also Care Down First Head Oscar Page Screenplay Sit Speech Write Writing Your]
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- Writing is the beast unto itself.
[ Beast Itself Unto Writing]
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- The desire to write grows with writing.
[ Desire Grows Write Writing]
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- Writing is a lonely job unless you're a drinker, in which case you always have a friend within reach.
[ Always Case Drinker Friend Job Lonely Reach Unless Which Within Writing]
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- Every time I flicked channels, there I was, talking. I was talking too much and writing too little. So Naomi and I went to Hawaii. The phone was cut off and we lost touch. This gave me the chance to have a good think about my life.
[ Chance Channels Cut Every Gave Good Hawaii Life Little Lost Much Naomi Off Phone Talking Think Time Too Touch Went Writing]
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- From a writing point of view, you now have teams of screenwriters working with a director. What's lost in the process is the power of that one heart, brain, gut and soul that makes something an original piece of writing.
[ Brain Director Gut Heart Lost Makes Now Original Piece Point Power Process Something Soul Teams View Working Writing]
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- I have only one loyalty - to my writing. I never wanted to be the head of a studio or a producer.
[ Head Loyalty Never Only Producer Studio Wanted Writing]
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- My father could have been deported because on his immigration application he said that he was a printer, obviously because he didn't want them to be checking his writings.
[ Application Because Been Checking Could Deported Father His Immigration Obviously Printer Said Them Want Writings]
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- I thought people cared about music in a deep way, so I was writing to that spirit in people and in myself. It was me, thinking I knew what was up. Youth, who else can change the world?
[ Cared Change Deep Else Knew Music Myself Spirit Thinking Thought Up Way World Writing Youth]
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- At the same time, it's a family story and more of an epic. I needed the third-person. I tried to give a sense that Cal, in writing his story, is perhaps inventing his past as much as recalling it.
[ Cal Epic Family Give His Inventing More Much Needed Past Perhaps Recalling Same Sense Story Time Tried Writing]
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- So I learnt a few country western songs, I bought a chord book, and right away I started writing my own stuff, which nobody else did that, I don't know why.
[ Away Book Bought Chord Country Did Else Few Know Learnt Nobody Own Right Songs Started Stuff Western Which Why Writing]
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- I'm a crap guitarist and I find it really hard writing on my own.
[ Crap Find Guitarist Hard Own Really Writing]
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- I cry, sometimes, because I'm not 20 years younger, and I'm not healthy. But if I were, I would even sacrifice my writing to enter politics.
[ Because Cry Enter Even Healthy Politics Sacrifice Sometimes Were Would Writing Years Younger]
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- I've tried writing. Two days later I'd go visit it and say, Jesus Christ, who wrote this crap?
[ Christ Crap Days Go Jesus Later Say Tried Two Visit Writing Wrote]
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- The assertion of failure coming from such persons does not mean that Mr. Mill failed to promote the practical success of those objects the advocacy of which forms the chief feature of his political writings.
[ Advocacy Assertion Chief Coming Does Failed Failure Feature Forms His Mean Mill Mr Objects Persons Political Practical Promote Success Such Those Which Writings]
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- Writing is hard work; it's also the best job I've ever had.
[ Also Best Ever Had Hard Job Work Writing]
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- No critic writing about a film could say more than the film itself, although they do their best to make us think the oppposite.
[ Although Best Could Critic Film Itself Make More Say Than Their Think Us Writing]
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- There is a set of religious, or rather moral, writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true.
[ Certain Comfortable Doctrine Happiness Misery Moral Namely Objection Rather Religious Road Set Teach True Very Vice Virtue Which Wholesome World Writings]
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- Life can't defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death.
[ Death Defeat Itself Life Love Lover Until Writer Writing]
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- I wanted to play piano, and that slid quickly into writing - it wasn't enough to play other people's notes: I had to write notes too.
[ Enough Had Into Notes Other Piano Play Quickly Slid Too Wanted Write Writing]
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- We were given clear concrete tools. The course did a great job demystifying the art of fiction writing and fostering confidence. The instructor brought complex concepts down to earth. I will miss coming here every week.
[ Art Brought Clear Coming Complex Concepts Concrete Confidence Course Did Down Earth Every Fiction Fostering Given Great Here Instructor Job Miss Tools Week Were Will Writing]
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- But when I started writing songs, I stopped painting completely, and the only art things I do are connected to the career, like album sleeves and, to some extent, posters and things like that.
[ Album Art Career Completely Connected Extent Only Painting Posters Sleeves Some Songs Started Stopped Things Writing]
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- The quality of the writing, really. Simple as that. Beautiful words. It's very nice as a singer to do great songs, which have wonderful lyrics and strong feelings underneath the song.
[ Beautiful Feelings Great Lyrics Nice Quality Really Simple Singer Song Songs Strong Underneath Very Which Wonderful Words Writing]
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- I should add that it is open to debate whether what we call the writing of history these days is truly scientific.
[ Add Call Days Debate History Open Scientific Should These Truly Whether Writing]
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- DeLillo never seems committed to me to what he is writing. Very nice surfaces, but he's got nothing underneath.
[ Committed Got Never Nice Nothing Seems Surfaces Underneath Very Writing]
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- I gave up writing blurbs because you make one friend and 200 enemies.
[ Because Enemies Friend Gave Make Up Writing]
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- I've been writing about James Fenimore Cooper. He was not a writer. Here was a man who was 30 years old and had never put anything more than his signature on paper.
[ Anything Been Cooper Had Here His James Man More Never Old Paper Put Signature Than Writer Writing Years]
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- One of the pleasantest things about book writing is that sometimes it brings one in touch with old friends.
[ Book Brings Friends Old Sometimes Things Touch Writing]
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- Dean had just come from seeing his lawyer. That was the first time that I found out that he had consulted a lawyer. He wanted to tell me what he thought was going on, but he was writing it down as if my house was bugged. He acted like everything was bugged.
[ Acted Bugged Come Consulted Dean Down Everything First Found Going Had His House Just Lawyer Out Seeing Tell Thought Time Wanted Writing]
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- I do not think men have more talent. There are a great many women in the arts; novelists, painters, sculptors, poets-but the proportion is far lower in the field of song writing.
[ Arts Far Field Great Lower Many Men More Novelists Painters Proportion Sculptors Song Talent Think Women Writing]
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- I love new writing, new blood, modern works by unknown writers.
[ Blood Love Modern New Unknown Works Writers Writing]
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- I got to read some writings by serial killers, and they got inside my head. They were quite disturbing. I read disturbing stuff about that very detached way of manipulating people to do things.
[ Detached Disturbing Got Head Inside Killers Manipulating Quite Read Serial Some Stuff Things Very Way Were Writings]
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- All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.
[ Breath Good Holding Swimming Under Water Writing Your]
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- Do not let any record company disturb your creative flow. You are not writing for the record company. You're writing for the public.
[ Any Company Creative Disturb Flow Public Record Writing Your]
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- The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
[ Art Believe Discovering Writing]
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- Writing is a dog's life, but the only life worth living.
[ Dog Life Living Only Worth Writing]
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- You're successful if you can get one person to pick it up and put it on the turntable and go, Wow, thanks for writing that!
[ Get Go Person Pick Put Successful Thanks Turntable Up Wow Writing]
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- I don't think there's any great mystery to writing female characters, so long as you talk to them. If you lived in a monastery and never met any women, maybe it would be difficult.
[ Any Characters Difficult Female Great Lived Long Maybe Met Monastery Mystery Never Talk Them Think Women Would Writing]
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- My favorite period is World War II, and I'm in the middle of writing my fourth novel set in that era.
[ Era Favorite Fourth Ii Middle Novel Period Set War World Writing]
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- When I'm writing a woman character, I don't think, 'What would a woman do?' I just think, 'What would this character do in this situation?'
[ Character Just Situation Think Woman Would Writing]
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- I want to die in the saddle. I love writing, producing, acting, directing.
[ Acting Die Directing Love Producing Saddle Want Writing]
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- My abilities grow with each job, whether it's writing or directing. When I stop learing, I'll stop working.
[ Abilities Directing Each Grow Job Stop Whether Working Writing]
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- I began the way nearly everybody I ever heard of - I began writing poetry. And I find that to be quite usual with writers, their trying their hand at poetry.
[ Began Ever Everybody Find Hand Heard Nearly Poetry Quite Their Trying Usual Way Writers Writing]
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- I used to write sonnets and various things, and moved from there into writing prose, which, incidentally, is a lot more interesting than poetry, including the rhythms of prose.
[ Incidentally Including Interesting Into Lot More Moved Poetry Prose Rhythms Sonnets Than Things Used Various Which Write Writing]
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- If you want to study writing, read Dickens. That's how to study writing, or Faulkner, or D.H. Lawrence, or John Keats. They can teach you everything you need to know about writing.
[ Dickens Everything Faulkner How John Keats Know Lawrence Need Read Study Teach Want Writing]
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- I spent most of this afternoon writing a new introduction for my autobiography.
[ Afternoon Autobiography Introduction Most New Spent Writing]
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- I also believe that writing becomes worthwhile and vitalized only through a full and exciting life.
[ Also Becomes Believe Exciting Full Life Only Through Worthwhile Writing]
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- Writing is the only thing I've ever done with persistence, except for being married.
[ Being Done Ever Except Married Only Persistence Thing Writing]
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- I mean there are tons of reasons. Well first of all. I write my own record. I don't take other people's materials. And I have a job which is being Willa Ford on top of getting back in the studio and writing and recording.
[ Back Being First Ford Getting Job Materials Mean Other Own Reasons Record Recording Studio Take Tons Top Well Which Write Writing]
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- They're hit writers. They're gonna write me a hit whether I wanted it or not you know? I could have put out a single a year ago with the Neptunes and maybe been writing now on top but that was not the path that I chose.
[ Ago Been Chose Could Gonna Hit Know Maybe Neptunes Now Out Path Put Single Top Wanted Whether Write Writers Writing Year]
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- So I decided to start writing plays, and went to Yale.
[ Decided Plays Start Went Writing Yale]
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- Novel writing is far and away the most exhausting work I know.
[ Away Exhausting Far Know Most Novel Work Writing]
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- Novel writing wrecks homes.
[ Homes Novel Wrecks Writing]
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- There is no other way of writing a novel than to begin at the beginning at to continue to the end.
[ Begin Beginning Continue End Novel Other Than Way Writing]
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- The creative act is like writing a letter. A letter is a project; you don't sit down to write a letter unless you know what you want to say and to whom you want to say it.
[ Act Creative Down Know Letter Project Say Sit Unless Want Whom Write Writing]
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- I have a bad tendency to get rapidly bored with my own material, so rewriting is hard for me. I mean, I already know the story and would rather read something new.
[ Already Bad Bored Get Hard Know Material Mean New Own Rapidly Rather Read Rewriting Something Story Tendency Would]
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- I've been writing full-time since 1978.
[ Been Full-Time Since Writing]
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- Keep writing. Try to do a little bit every day, even if the result looks like crap. Getting from page four to page five is more important than spending three weeks getting page four perfect.
[ Bit Crap Day Even Every Five Four Getting Important Keep Little Looks More Page Perfect Result Spending Than Three Try Weeks Writing]
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- There's certainly more new SF available than when I started writing. That means there's also more bad SF available. Whether there is also more good is a matter for future historians of the field.
[ Also Available Bad Certainly Field Future Good Historians Matter Means More New Sf Started Than Whether Writing]
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- Writing allows me the time to travel and see the world, which is what I always wanted to do. I'd really like to have been Sir Richard Francis Burton, but it's the wrong century.
[ Allows Always Been Burton Century Francis Really Richard See Sir Time Travel Wanted Which World Writing Wrong]
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- I don't know if I see myself as really an action hero, but I like doing physical movies and I like doing movies where the writing is very lean.
[ Action Doing Hero Know Lean Movies Myself Physical Really See Very Where Writing]
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- Sometimes I think my writing sounds like I walked out of the room and left the typewriter running.
[ Left Out Room Running Sometimes Sounds Think Typewriter Walked Writing]
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- The best way to become a successful writer is to read good writing, remember it, and then forget where you remember it from.
[ Become Best Forget Good Read Remember Successful Then Way Where Writer Writing]
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- Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.
[ Blank Blood Drops Easy Forehead Form Paper Sheet Sit Staring Until Writing Your]
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- People would say, Can we develop a sitcom around you? and I would say, Not interested. I'm very happy doing standup and writing and taking my kids to school.
[ Around Develop Doing Happy Interested Kids Say School Sitcom Standup Taking Very Would Writing]
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- Writing a novel is not merely going on a shopping expedition across the border to an unreal land: it is hours and years spent in the factories, the streets, the cathedrals of the imagination.
[ Across Border Cathedrals Expedition Factories Going Hours Imagination Land Merely Novel Shopping Spent Streets Unreal Writing Years]
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- As a member of this court I am not justified in writing my private notions of policy into the Constitution, no matter how deeply I may cherish them or how mischievous I may deem their disregard.
[ Am Cherish Constitution Court Deem Deeply Disregard How Into Justified Matter May Member Mischievous Notions Policy Private Their Them Writing]
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- It's just a matter of writing the kind of book I enjoy reading. Something better be happening at the beginning, and then on every page after, or I get irritated.
[ After Beginning Better Book Enjoy Every Get Happening Irritated Just Kind Matter Page Reading Something Then Writing]
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- The real pleasure in writing this, for me, was discovering how little you need.
[ Discovering How Little Need Pleasure Real Writing]
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- I think crime writing is my link with trying to preserve a sort of order.
[ Crime Link Order Preserve Sort Think Trying Writing]
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- That is my major concern: writers who are in prison for writing.
[ Concern Major Prison Writers Writing]
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- I've read somewhere that when you're writing, you should stop while you're doing well so you always want to go back to work.
[ Always Back Doing Go Read Should Somewhere Stop Want Well While Work Writing]
Topic:
- Especially in the last 10 years, the writing on animated shows has jumped by leaps and bounds.
[ Animated Bounds Especially Jumped Last Leaps Shows Writing Years]
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- I have been writing since I was about 20, and at first I wrote in secret and never showed anybody. I was very concerned about making a living, so I conducted.
[ Anybody Been Concerned Conducted First Living Making Never Secret Showed Since Very Writing Wrote]
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- I've been doing my big theater projects, which take years, and writing a song here and there.
[ Been Big Doing Here Projects Song Take Theater Which Writing Years]
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- In the music industry, we value large success. I realized that while I would like that, that it's not what my writing is about. And if I start making it about that, it becomes impure.
[ Becomes Impure Industry Large Making Music Realized Start Success Value While Would Writing]
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- Songwriting is the most terrifying thing to me, because you are really laying your heart out there.
[ Because Heart Laying Most Out Really Songwriting Terrifying Thing Your]
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- When my writing really started to take off was when I made a decision that I would write only what I wanted to write, and if 10 people wanted to hear it, that's fine.
[ Decision Fine Hear Made Off Only Really Started Take Wanted Would Write Writing]
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- One of the things I particularly enjoyed doing was taking raw sound from locations during the film, like the candy machine, and writing pieces of music to go with them, which is totally unnecessary within the context of the film, because they have their own logic.
[ Because Candy Context Doing During Enjoyed Film Go Locations Logic Machine Music Own Particularly Pieces Raw Sound Taking Their Them Things Totally Unnecessary Which Within Writing]
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- We went through this business of me writing out all the parts for these old songs from Gravity and Speechless and we'd been performing that, but we don't do that any more.
[ Any Been Business Gravity More Old Out Parts Performing Songs Speechless These Through Went Writing]
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- I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.
[ Discovering End Knew Never Poem Started Whose Writing Yet]
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- Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes the pressure off the second.
[ Faucet First House Hydrant Off Opening Pressure Second Takes Talking Upstairs Writing Yard]
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- Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.
[ Down Free Net Playing Tennis Verse Writing]
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- Having been an actor and a writer for so long - 20 years or so - I felt that it would be daft to go to one's grave without having directed. It's a natural extension of writing and acting, and so I knew it would happen one day.
[ Acting Actor Been Daft Day Directed Extension Felt Go Grave Happen Having Knew Long Natural Without Would Writer Writing Years]
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- I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
[ Armchair Down Home Myself Occasionally Shop Smoking Think Wandering Writing]
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- The use of criticism, in periodical writing, is to sift, not to stamp a work.
[ Criticism Periodical Sift Stamp Use Work Writing]
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- I think one of the things about writing in the studio is that the song hasn't matured, if you like, so quite often the vocals are early attempts. Whereas once you've taken it out on the road a bit, you learn more about a song.
[ Attempts Bit Early Hasn Learn Matured More Often Once Out Quite Road Song Studio Taken Things Think Vocals Whereas Writing]
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- Because, if one is writing novels today, concentrating on the beauty of the prose is right up there with concentrating on your semi-colons, for wasted effort.
[ Beauty Because Concentrating Effort Novels Prose Right Today Up Wasted Writing Your]
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- I loved writing a book in which, in some ways, it's very, very classical, and in some ways I'm breaking lots of rules about what you can do and what you can't do.
[ Book Breaking Classical Lots Loved Rules Some Very Ways Which Writing]
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- I started writing when I was about 20, 21 maybe.
[ Maybe Started Writing]
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- I began to ration my writing, for fear I would dream through life as my father had done. I was afraid I had inherited a poisoned gene from him, a vocation without a gift.
[ Afraid Began Done Dream Father Fear Gene Gift Had Him Inherited Life Poisoned Ration Through Vocation Without Would Writing]
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- My employer was never at any time aware of anything in my past beyond the writing I did, because, frankly, it isn't relevant to the job I was asked to do, which was to be a reporter.
[ Any Anything Asked Aware Because Beyond Did Employer Frankly Job Never Past Relevant Reporter Time Which Writing]
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- That's why, when Alias came along, I knew I'd be OK if the show was on for five or six years because the writing was so good and the creative team was so strong.
[ Along Because Came Creative Five Good Knew Ok Show Six Strong Team Why Writing Years]
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- In the back of my mind was the constant hankering, almost yearning, to write but something always stopped me in my tracks. Or if I did find my way to put a pen to paper or finger on a keyboard I'd give up after a few minutes. I'd find other things to do: Anything but writing.
[ After Almost Always Anything Back Constant Did Few Find Finger Give Hankering Keyboard Mind Minutes Other Paper Pen Put Something Stopped Things Tracks Up Way Write Writing Yearning]
Topic:
- Reading Stephen King's book, On Writing, was like being cornered and forced to have a long, drawn out mental enema.
[ Being Book Cornered Drawn Enema Forced King Long Mental Out Reading Stephen Writing]
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- Also, if nothing else, writing this book has really changed the way I experience bookstores. I have a whole different appreciation for the amount of work packed into even the slimmest volume on the shelves.
[ Also Amount Appreciation Book Bookstores Changed Different Else Even Experience Into Nothing Packed Really Shelves Volume Way Whole Work Writing]
Topic:
- A reading man and woman is a ready man and woman, but a writing man and woman is exact.
[ Exact Man Reading Ready Woman Writing]
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- Getting even is one reason for writing.
[ Even Getting Reason Writing]
Topic:
- You know that I write slowly. This is chiefly because I am never satisfied until I have said as much as possible in a few words, and writing briefly takes far more time than writing at length.
[ Am Because Briefly Chiefly Far Few Know Length More Much Never Possible Said Satisfied Slowly Takes Than Time Until Words Write Writing]
Topic:
- I started writing and photographing for different publications and finally ended up being the correspondent in South Asia, for the Geneva-based Journal de Geneve, which at one time used to be one of the best international newspapers in Europe.
[ Asia Being Best Correspondent De Different Ended Europe Finally International Journal Newspapers Photographing Publications South Started Time Up Used Which Writing]
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- I think of myself as a writer who happens to be doing his writing as an anthropologist.
[ Anthropologist Doing Happens His Myself Think Writer Writing]
Topic:
- I'm writing a review of three books on feminism and science, and it's about social constructionism. So I would say I'm a social constructionist, whatever that means.
[ Books Feminism Means Review Say Science Social Three Whatever Would Writing]
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- I've often been accused of making anthropology into literature, but anthropology is also field research. Writing is central to it.
[ Accused Also Anthropology Been Central Field Into Literature Making Often Research Writing]
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- If I remember correctly, a writer is someone who wants to convey information. Language or writing is a code.
[ Code Convey Correctly Information Language Remember Someone Wants Writer Writing]
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- I find it both fascinating and disconcerting when I discover yet another person who believes that writing can't be taught. Frankly, I don't understand this point of view.
[ Another Believes Both Disconcerting Discover Fascinating Find Frankly Person Point Taught Understand View Writing Yet]
Topic:
- Writing is no dying art form in America because most published writers here accept the wisdom and the necessity of encouraging the talent that follows in their footsteps.
[ Accept America Art Because Dying Encouraging Follows Footsteps Form Here Most Necessity Published Talent Their Wisdom Writers Writing]
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- Some writers and producers are currently writing a sitcom for me, so we'll see what happens there. I'm somewhat reluctant to talk about some of the upcoming projects that I'm working on; I've a lot of stuff on the go, including five pictures that I'm looking at producing.
[ Currently Five Go Happens Including Looking Lot Pictures Producers Producing Projects Reluctant See Sitcom Some Somewhat Stuff Talk Upcoming Working Writers Writing]
Topic:
- The problem is when you are writing something in retrospective, it needs a lot of courage not to change, or you will forget a certain reality, and you will just take in consideration your view today.
[ Certain Change Consideration Courage Forget Just Lot Needs Problem Reality Retrospective Something Take Today View Will Writing Your]
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- I'll have to get people to write songs for me right now until my own writing comes around.
[ Around Comes Get Now Own Right Songs Until Write Writing]
Topic:
- I love making records; I love making music; I love writing songs.
[ Love Making Music Records Songs Writing]
Topic:
- When Maurice touched a keyboard, it was like something from a movie, magical. He would always give you something from a movie, and you'd go, what did you just play... immediately inspirational writings, amazing. That's what we're going to miss.
[ Always Amazing Did Give Go Going Immediately Inspirational Just Keyboard Magical Maurice Miss Movie Play Something Touched Would Writings]
Topic:
- I would never want to hurt anyone by writing a book.
[ Anyone Book Hurt Never Want Would Writing]
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- But when it comes to writing the thing that I've sort of been thinking about lately, is why? You know, is it rational? Is it logical that anybody should be expected to be afraid of the work that they feel they were put on this Earth to do.
[ Afraid Anybody Been Comes Earth Expected Feel Know Lately Logical Put Rational Should Sort Thing Thinking Were Why Work Writing]
Topic:
- You know what you are best at, and writing is just not my thing, but I like it.
[ Best Just Know Thing Writing]
Topic:
- Early on, it's good to develop the ability to write. Learning to write is a useful exercise, even if what you're writing about is not that relevant.
[ Ability Develop Early Even Exercise Good Learning Relevant Useful Write Writing]
Topic:
- I can sit and analyze everything and beat myself up and say you don't quite sing as good as you used to, you're writing better songs maybe than you used to, but to me it's just the journey.
[ Analyze Beat Better Everything Good Journey Just Maybe Myself Quite Say Sing Sit Songs Than Up Used Writing]
Topic:
- The real beauty of it - key to my life was playing key chords on a banjo. For somebody else it may be a golf club that mom and dad put in their hands or a baseball or ballet lessons. Real gift to give to me and put it in writing.
[ Ballet Banjo Baseball Beauty Chords Club Dad Else Gift Give Golf Hands Key Lessons Life May Mom Playing Put Real Somebody Their Writing]
Topic:
- So that's the dissenter's hope: that they are writing not for today but for tomorrow.
[ Dissenter Hope Today Tomorrow Writing]
Topic:
- I first came to think about media and politics in the late 1960s, having observed some distortions up close, but since then I wouldn't say that my personal experience has remained an important motive for my writing about media.
[ Came Close Distortions Experience First Having Important Late Media Motive Observed Personal Politics Remained Say Since Some Then Think Up Writing]
Topic:
- I've been writing a lot, I've a few projects I'm trying to finance, I do some acting, I do some directing... Apart from that, if I could get lower that a ten handicap on my golf game I'd be thrilled.
[ Acting Apart Been Could Directing Few Finance Game Get Golf Handicap Lot Lower Projects Some Ten Thrilled Trying Writing]
Topic:
- When I am seriously composing, sometimes a phrase will come into my head, a catch phrase. When I was writing pop songs for a few years, as a career, separate from my folksinging career, I used to write songs for pop singers.
[ Am Career Catch Come Composing Few Head Into Phrase Pop Separate Seriously Singers Sometimes Songs Used Will Write Writing Years]
Topic:
- When I became more involved in music, I had to give up some of my writing in the literary sense. However, on occasion, I would write something for my own pleasure or I would write notes and introductory remarks in the songbooks I put together.
[ Became Give Had However Introductory Involved Literary More Music Notes Occasion Own Pleasure Put Remarks Sense Some Something Together Up Would Write Writing]
Topic:
- And in that I cannot send unto you all my businesses in writing, I despatch these present bearers fully informed in all things, to whom it may please you to give faith and credence in what they shall say unto you by word of mouth.
[ Bearers Businesses Cannot Credence Faith Fully Give Informed May Mouth Please Present Say Send Shall These Things Unto Whom Word Writing]
Topic:
- And they were writing scripts where Christine had hit the glass ceiling. And I always thought Christine would never hit the glass ceiling. I thought her dreams would take her. Maybe her dreams wouldn't take her where she wanted, but she still had her dreams.
[ Always Ceiling Christine Dreams Glass Had Her Hit Maybe Never Scripts She Still Take Thought Wanted Were Where Would Writing]
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- The way they were writing Christine as this older woman who got married, which she shouldn't have. Obviously got divorced right away. Reached the glass ceiling in the police precinct. So there is a part of her that died because she knows she couldn't go any farther.
[ Any Away Because Ceiling Christine Died Divorced Farther Glass Go Got Her Knows Married Obviously Older Part Police Precinct Reached Right She Way Were Which Woman Writing]
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- Now I'm fortunate to have a good band in CA, and play many solo gigs as well. My point is that I stopped playing in bands and played solo for four years, to get back into the groove and pulse of writing and singing and who I am on stage.
[ Am Back Band Bands Ca Fortunate Four Get Gigs Good Groove Into Many Now Play Played Playing Point Pulse Singing Solo Stage Stopped Well Writing Years]
Topic:
- No, originally I thought that writing articles would keep me from having to see a psychiatrist, but I became even more depressed as a result.
[ Articles Became Depressed Even Having Keep More Originally Psychiatrist Result See Thought Would Writing]
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- Geisha because when I was living in Japan, I met a fellow whose mother was a geisha, and I thought that was kind of fascinating and ended up reading about the subject just about the same time I was getting interested in writing fiction.
[ Because Ended Fascinating Fellow Fiction Geisha Getting Interested Japan Just Kind Living Met Mother Reading Same Subject Thought Time Up Whose Writing]
Topic:
- Television has raised writing to a new low.
[ Low New Raised Television Writing]
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- I want to keep doing different things. I'd like to do a more personal, dramatic movie next, I think. But as long as it's about characters and good writing and good parts for actors, that's what's important.
[ Actors Characters Different Doing Dramatic Good Important Keep Long More Movie Next Parts Personal Things Think Want Writing]
Topic:
- I'm opening a store at the end of the month in the New York meatpacking district. I'm launching a line of bedding this summer, and I am writing a book that will be out next January.
[ Am Bedding Book District End January Launching Line Month New Next Opening Out Store Summer Will Writing York]
Topic:
- Writing is making sense of life. You work your whole life and perhaps you've made sense of one small area.
[ Area Life Made Making Perhaps Sense Small Whole Work Writing Your]
Topic:
- I have a really hard time writing my own lyrics for this record, because one, I had to write so many and also I was kind of perplexed by the idea of how I was going to sing and play... because at that time, we hadn't really thought about asking someone else.
[ Also Asking Because Else Going Had Hadn Hard How Idea Kind Lyrics Many Own Perplexed Play Really Record Sing Someone Thought Time Write Writing]
Topic:
- I think I turned to writing really just to wake up in the morning and be a musician and to have something to do, and feel like a musician every day even if I wasn't working.
[ Day Even Every Feel Just Morning Musician Really Something Think Turned Up Wake Working Writing]
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- And I look forward to the time when I can become more indulgent with my songwriting. But this band is a family, and it's a process that we have to grow with together.
[ Band Become Family Forward Grow Indulgent Look More Process Songwriting Time Together]
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- When they do bring on new people, it's good for the show. It's like getting a new toy. The writers enjoy it because it's a whole new character that they can write for, one that they aren't used to writing for. They can try different things.
[ Because Bring Character Different Enjoy Getting Good New Show Things Toy Try Used Whole Write Writers Writing]
Topic:
- For a country is not merely a piece of earth; it is, above all, a compendium of social, cultural, and historical factors which begin to acquire sense and order through the process of writing.
[ Above Acquire Begin Country Cultural Earth Factors Historical Merely Order Piece Process Sense Social Through Which Writing]
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- Having reached the halfway mark in the alphabet, my prime focus is on writing each new book as well as I can.
[ Alphabet Book Each Focus Halfway Having Mark New Prime Reached Well Writing]
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- I focus on the writing and let the rest of the process take care of itself. I've learned to trust my own instincts and I've also learned to take risks.
[ Also Care Focus Instincts Itself Learned Own Process Rest Risks Take Trust Writing]
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- I spent the first twenty years of my writing career preparing for the mystery genre, which is my favorite literary form.
[ Career Favorite First Form Genre Literary Mystery Preparing Spent Twenty Which Writing Years]
Topic:
- I started writing seriously when I was 18, wrote my first novel when I was 22, and I've never stopped writing since.
[ First Never Novel Seriously Since Started Stopped Writing Wrote]
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- All I knew was that I was writing something out of my very guts, and that I was content.
[ Content Guts Knew Out Something Very Writing]
Topic:
- It was a little at a time but I broke out my Walkman and my lyric pad and started writing.
[ Broke Little Lyric Out Pad Started Time Writing]
Topic:
- We still play Foreigner songs. I play the songs that I was involved in writing.
[ Foreigner Involved Play Songs Still Writing]
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- When we finish this tour we are going to begin writing and go into the studio to hopefully have a brand new Foreigner album out in early spring next year. This will be the first Foreigner album out in about ten years.
[ Album Begin Brand Early Finish First Foreigner Go Going Hopefully Into New Next Out Spring Studio Ten Tour Will Writing Year Years]
Topic:
- I cling to the fantasy that I could have done something more creative. Like actually writing a script, or writing a book. But the awful truth is that I... probably can't!
[ Actually Awful Book Cling Could Creative Done Fantasy More Probably Script Something Truth Writing]
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- I am drawn to writing and directing as it is most like the feeling I had when I was a teenager with my puppet theatre. You are more in control of everything and involved in every aspect of production, so more challenged and fulfilled.
[ Am Aspect Challenged Control Directing Drawn Every Everything Feeling Fulfilled Had Involved More Most Production Puppet Teenager Theatre Writing]
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- Never use the word 'audience.' The very idea of a public, unless the poet is writing for money, seems wrong to me. Poets don't have an 'audience'. They're talking to a single person all the time.
[ Audience Idea Money Never Person Poet Poets Public Seems Single Talking Time Unless Use Very Word Writing Wrong]
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- I have terrible handwriting. I now say it's a learning disability... but a nun who was a very troubled woman hit me over the fingers with a ruler because my writing was so bad.
[ Bad Because Disability Fingers Handwriting Hit Learning Now Nun Over Ruler Say Terrible Troubled Very Woman Writing]
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- But I never listen to music while I'm writing.
[ Listen Music Never While Writing]
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- I think the writing of literature should give pleasure. What else should it be about? It is not nuclear physics. It actually has to give pleasure or it is worth nothing.
[ Actually Else Give Literature Nothing Nuclear Physics Pleasure Should Think Worth Writing]
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- No special writing rituals. And my desk is usually cluttered.
[ Cluttered Desk Rituals Special Usually Writing]
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- Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.
[ Compose Escape Fear Form How Human Inherent Madness Manage Paint Panic Situation Sometimes Therapy Those Which Wonder Write Writing]
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- I was thinking about doing another film at the same time, which was the sequel to Basic Instinct and I just had a feeling that wasn't going to happen. You know, I just kind of read the writing on the wall.
[ Another Basic Doing Feeling Film Going Had Happen Instinct Just Kind Know Read Same Sequel Thinking Time Wall Which Writing]
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- It's what the Pixies always said about music - they were writing songs and just trying not to be boring. That was their main motivation and it worked for them. I remember reading that and thinking that was the way to do it.
[ Always Boring Just Main Motivation Music Pixies Reading Remember Said Songs Their Them Thinking Trying Way Were Worked Writing]
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- I did not have one bad spell during writing - an unprecedented record.
[ Bad Did During Record Spell Unprecedented Writing]
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- This motion-picture muddle had distracted me from my writing.
[ Distracted Had Muddle Writing]
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- What is writing but an expression of my own life?
[ Expression Life Own Writing]
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- Writing was like digging coal. I sweat blood. The spell is on me.
[ Blood Coal Digging Spell Sweat Writing]
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- Because good writing in a TV cartoon is so rare, I think the animation on The Simpsons is often overlooked.
[ Animation Because Cartoon Good Often Overlooked Rare Simpsons Think Tv Writing]
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- We've got a bunch of new writers now who tell me they grew up watching The Simpsons. It's bizarre, and they're writing some very funny stuff.
[ Bizarre Bunch Funny Got Grew New Now Simpsons Some Stuff Tell Up Very Watching Writers Writing]
Topic:
- Writing has become such an outlet for me that when I don't have it, I just get pent up.
[ Become Get Just Outlet Pent Such Up Writing]
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- Well, yes, as I was a rather bad actor then and I wasn't making enough money, I thought, to make enough money to not make money as an actor, I'd better do some writing.
[ Actor Bad Better Enough Make Making Money Rather Some Then Thought Well Writing Yes]
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- Well, one of the things I discovered in the course of looking back and writing about what I saw in my memory is that I was a closely observant person long before I became a reporter.
[ Back Became Before Closely Course Discovered Long Looking Memory Observant Person Reporter Saw Things Well Writing]
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- If you want your writing to be taken seriously, don't marry and have kids, and above all, don't die. But if you have to die, commit suicide. They approve of that.
[ Above Approve Commit Die Kids Marry Seriously Suicide Taken Want Writing Your]
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- My mother had always taught me to write about my feelings instead of sharing really personal things with others, so I spent many evenings writing in my diary, eating everything in the kitchen and waiting for Mr. Wrong to call.
[ Always Call Diary Eating Evenings Everything Feelings Had Instead Kitchen Many Mother Mr Others Personal Really Sharing Spent Taught Things Waiting Write Writing Wrong]
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- I don't know if there is any one secret to successful writing, but one important step is to move beyond imitation and discover what you can write that no one else can - that is, find out who you are and write that in an appropriate narrative and style.
[ Any Appropriate Beyond Discover Else Find Imitation Important Know Move Narrative Out Secret Step Style Successful Write Writing]
Topic:
- I admired what my students were writing, but I think their improvement doesn't directly result from me but from being in a class, being with each other.
[ Admired Being Class Directly Each Improvement Other Result Students Their Think Were Writing]
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- I was totally absorbed in the real world, the politics, the history, the news, and I just couldn't find my way into the fictional world... When I finally could return to writing the novel, it was in fits and starts.
[ Absorbed Could Fictional Finally Find Fits History Into Just News Novel Politics Real Return Starts Totally Way World Writing]
Topic:
- When I went to college I took a creative writing class and decided in a week to be a writer.
[ Class College Creative Decided Took Week Went Writer Writing]
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- Writing became an obsessive compulsive habit but I had almost no money so I thought about being an urban firefighter and having lots of free time in which to write or becoming an English teacher and thinking about books and writers on a daily basis. That swayed me.
[ Almost Basis Became Becoming Being Books Compulsive Daily English Firefighter Free Habit Had Having Lots Money Obsessive Swayed Teacher Thinking Thought Time Urban Which Write Writers Writing]
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- Given the devaluation of literature and of the study of foreign languages per se in the United States, as well as the preponderance of theory over text in graduate literature studies, creative writing programs keep literature courses populated.
[ Courses Creative Foreign Given Graduate Keep Languages Literature Over Per Populated Preponderance Programs Se States Studies Study Text Theory United Well Writing]
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- Good writing gives energy, whatever it is about.
[ Energy Gives Good Whatever Writing]
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- I wonder what it means about American literary culture and its transmission when I consider the number of American poets who earn their living teaching creative writing in universities. I've ended up doing that myself.
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- The phenomenon of university creative writing programs doesn't exist in France. The whole idea is regarded as a novelty, or an oddity.
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- The pleasure that I take in writing gets me interested in writing a poem. It's not a statement about what I think anybody else should be doing. For me, it's an interesting tension between interior and exterior.
[ Anybody Between Doing Else Exterior Gets Interested Interesting Interior Pleasure Poem Should Statement Take Tension Think Writing]
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- There is a way in which all writing is connected. In a second language, for example, a workshop can liberate the students' use of the vocabulary they're acquiring.
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- Translation makes me look at how a poem is put together in a different way, without the personal investment of the poem I'm writing myself, but equally closely technically.
[ Closely Different Equally How Investment Look Makes Myself Personal Poem Put Technically Together Translation Way Without Writing]
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- Writing with you is the only thing that keeps me alive.
[ Alive Keeps Only Thing Writing]
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- Eventually the bad stuff I'm writing turns into better stuff. Other times, I've just walked away from what I was working on, and figured I'd have a better perspective when I came back to it.
[ Away Back Bad Better Came Eventually Figured Into Just Other Perspective Stuff Times Turns Walked Working Writing]
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- Sometimes I can spend as long revising a manuscript as I spent writing it in the first place.
[ First Long Manuscript Place Revising Sometimes Spend Spent Writing]
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- When writing isn't going well-then the bad thing about being a writer is that I also have the freedom and flexibility to do something badly, and no one else can fix it for me.
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- I don't remember deciding to become a writer. You decide to become a dentist or a postman. For me, writing is like being gay. You finally admit that this is who you are, you come out and hope that no one runs away.
[ Admit Away Become Being Come Decide Deciding Dentist Finally Gay Hope Out Postman Remember Runs Writer Writing]
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- I started writing books for children because I could illustrate them myself and because, in my innocence, I thought they'd be easier.
[ Because Books Children Could Easier Illustrate Innocence Myself Started Them Thought Writing]
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- Jane Austen was writing about boring people with desperately limited lives. We forget this because we've seen too many of her books on screen.
[ Austen Because Books Boring Desperately Forget Her Jane Limited Lives Many Screen Seen Too Writing]
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- Most of my work consisted of crossing out. Crossing out was the secret of all good writing.
[ Consisted Crossing Good Most Out Secret Work Writing]
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- When I was writing for children, I was writing genre fiction. It was like making a good chair. It needed four legs of the same length, it had to be the right height and it had to be comfortable.
[ Chair Children Comfortable Fiction Four Genre Good Had Height Legs Length Making Needed Right Same Writing]
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- Writing for children is bloody difficult; books for children are as complex as their adult counterparts, and they should therefore be accorded the same respect.
[ Accorded Adult Bloody Books Children Complex Counterparts Difficult Respect Same Should Their Therefore Writing]
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- I wasn't writing the music. Ed would write a piece of music. I'd listen to it and come up with a melody and then we would arrange it. We'd put it together and I would write lyrics to my melodies.
[ Arrange Come Ed Listen Lyrics Melodies Melody Music Piece Put Then Together Up Would Write Writing]
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- I love writing dialogue, and I think a lot of my writing is visual and very cinematic.
[ Cinematic Dialogue Lot Love Think Very Visual Writing]
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- Music is very influential to my writing, as are theater and film.
[ Film Influential Music Theater Very Writing]
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- 95% of the album is my writing, by choice, because it seems to be what the distributors want.
[ Album Because Choice Distributors Seems Want Writing]
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- Unless I'm really uneasy with what I'm writing, I lose interest very quickly.
[ Interest Lose Quickly Really Uneasy Unless Very Writing]
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- We all have these tendencies in us that could go this way or that. I think that's the real key in writing. To look at a character without judgment.
[ Character Could Go Judgment Key Look Real Tendencies These Think Us Way Without Writing]
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- No no there wasn't any planned 14th season, we all saw the writing on the wall. The ratings had been going down and so fourth, that curve goes on every show and in everybody's life.
[ Any Been Curve Down Every Everybody Fourth Goes Going Had Life Planned Ratings Saw Season Show Wall Writing]
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- When I began writing that I was able and did travel and met some fascinating people and also uncovered some history, which has not been discovered before.
[ Able Also Been Before Began Did Discovered Fascinating History Met Some Travel Uncovered Which Writing]
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- I'm trying to get in the habit of, you know, picking up a book and learning how to write my feelings down, not my feelings but my thoughts, about things, and hopefully I'll moving toward the writing and directing thing soon.
[ Book Directing Down Feelings Get Habit Hopefully How Know Learning Moving Picking Soon Thing Things Thoughts Toward Trying Up Write Writing]
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- In my writing, as much as I could, I tried to find the good, and praise it.
[ Could Find Good Much Praise Tried Writing]
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- I was very happy sitting alone at a dining room table, writing a script.
[ Alone Dining Happy Room Script Sitting Table Very Writing]
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- Manipulating shadows and tonality is like writing music or a poem.
[ Manipulating Music Poem Shadows Tonality Writing]
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- My first semester, I got a D in creative writing.
[ Creative First Got Semester Writing]
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- Painting and writing are solitary arts.
[ Arts Painting Solitary Writing]
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- I was well traveled, and I created this illusion of literacy through reading and writing. I wrote a book of short stories.
[ Book Created Illusion Literacy Reading Short Stories Through Traveled Well Writing Wrote]
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- It's hard to decide how to match words to music. It's not like it's twice the work. It's always difficult for me to explain to the composer what I'm looking for. I'm not a professional; I lack even basic knowledge about writing music.
[ Always Basic Composer Decide Difficult Even Explain Hard How Knowledge Lack Looking Match Music Professional Twice Words Work Writing]
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- A people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them. The writings of the day show the quality of the people as no historical reconstruction can.
[ Day Great Historical Knowledge Literature Quality Real Reconstruction Show Textbook Them Writings]
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- I always treated writing as a profession, never as a hobby. If you don't believe in yourself, no one else will.
[ Always Believe Else Hobby Never Profession Treated Will Writing Yourself]
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- I cannot say how strongly I object to people using other people's writing as research. Research is non-fiction, especially for horror, fantasy, science fiction. Do not take your research from other people's fiction. Just don't.
[ Cannot Especially Fantasy Fiction Horror How Just Non-Fiction Object Other Research Say Science Strongly Take Using Writing Your]
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- I try not to worry about rewriting books that worked well the first time. I'm too busy writing new books to worry about things that are already in print.
[ Already Books Busy First New Print Rewriting Things Time Too Try Well Worked Worry Writing]
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- I've lost track of the number of people who want to be writers but never actually write anything. Talking about writing, dreaming about writing, can be very fun, but it won't get a book written. You've got to write.
[ Actually Anything Book Dreaming Fun Get Got Lost Never Number Talking Track Very Want Won Write Writers Writing Written]
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- My writing style is very sensual, as in sensory detail.
[ Detail Sensory Sensual Style Very Writing]
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- I was always drawn to Broadway musicals, and obviously composers like Gershwin, Rodgers, Berlin and Porter were writing music that I found wildly impressive.
[ Always Berlin Broadway Composers Drawn Found Gershwin Impressive Music Musicals Obviously Porter Rodgers Were Wildly Writing]
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- The music is in the lead here, and a large part of this, I have no idea what I'm doing. I feel a closer bond with the craft of songwriting, stronger than I ever have.
[ Bond Closer Craft Doing Ever Feel Here Idea Large Lead Music Part Songwriting Stronger Than]
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- Each one of us had a little story to tell and each recording was based on that. Lou played all of the music but we both sort of kicked around some cords during the writing phase.
[ Around Based Both Cords During Each Had Kicked Little Lou Music Phase Played Recording Some Sort Story Tell Us Writing]
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- I think my voice worked out fine, but it was a lot of work for me. And I was very self-conscious about it. I was a bit self-conscious about writing lyrics too.
[ Bit Fine Lot Lyrics Out Self-Conscious Think Too Very Voice Work Worked Writing]
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- My other advice is to start writing songs and singing right away.
[ Advice Away Other Right Singing Songs Start Writing]
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- Writing as a woman presents enormous problems but I have attempted it several times and haven't had many complaints.
[ Attempted Complaints Enormous Had Haven Many Presents Problems Several Times Woman Writing]
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- I really, really like writing songs.
[ Really Songs Writing]
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- I found the writing arena to be much less competitive.
[ Arena Competitive Found Less Much Writing]
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- I want prose fiction to be recognized as that, and I'm not interested in writing as it becomes more personal.
[ Becomes Fiction Interested More Personal Prose Recognized Want Writing]
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- When I started writing fiction, I knew how good it was immediately.
[ Fiction Good How Immediately Knew Started Writing]
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- Pamphlets on Sabbath writing are in request here I have been applied to for them by several of the old Methodists knowing that I had them to sell before.
[ Applied Been Before Had Here Knowing Old Pamphlets Request Sabbath Sell Several Them Writing]
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- Easy reading is damn hard writing.
[ Damn Easy Hard Reading Writing]
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- The only sensible ends of literature are, first, the pleasurable toil of writing; second, the gratification of one's family and friends; and lastly, the solid cash.
[ Cash Ends Family First Friends Gratification Lastly Literature Only Pleasurable Second Sensible Solid Toil Writing]
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- It's great fun if you get a good piece of writing and you can pretend to be someone else, tell a story that needs to be told, make some kind of connection. I've always fancied myself as a leading man, but I really doubt whether anyone else sees me that way.
[ Always Anyone Connection Doubt Else Fancied Fun Get Good Great Kind Leading Make Man Myself Needs Piece Pretend Really Sees Some Someone Story Tell Told Way Whether Writing]
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- Producing is hell, writing is frustrating, acting is really satisfying, directing is heaven.
[ Acting Directing Frustrating Heaven Hell Producing Really Satisfying Writing]
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- I've always associated the moment of writing with a moment of lift, of joy, of unexpected reward.
[ Always Associated Joy Lift Moment Reward Unexpected Writing]
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- I occasionally play works by contemporary composers and for two reasons. First to discourage the composer from writing any more and secondly to remind myself how much I appreciate Beethoven.
[ Any Appreciate Beethoven Composer Composers Contemporary Discourage First How More Much Myself Occasionally Play Reasons Remind Secondly Two Works Writing]
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- Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.
[ Afterwards Ashamed Hands Necessarily Private Something Wash Writing Your]
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- Every writer I know has trouble writing.
[ Every Know Trouble Writer Writing]
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- Failure in the theater is more dramatic and uglier than any other form of writing. It costs so much, you feel so guilty.
[ Any Costs Dramatic Failure Feel Form Guilty More Much Other Than Theater Uglier Writing]
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- If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves.
[ Advice Give Had Listen Say Talking Themselves Would Writers Writing Young]
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- They're fancy talkers about themselves, writers. If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves.
[ Advice Fancy Give Had Listen Say Talkers