Quotations that match 'essay'.

I'm most suspicious of scripts that have a lot of stage direction at the top of the page... sunrise over the desert and masses of... a whole essay before you get to the dialogue.
[ Before Desert Dialogue Direction Essay Get Lot Masses Most Over Page Scripts Stage Sunrise Suspicious Top Whole]
To love is to believe, to hope, to know; Tis an essay, a taste of Heaven below!
[ Believe Below Essay Heaven Hope Know Love Taste Tis]
I was uncomfortable writing fiction. My love was the personal essay, rather than the novel.
[ Essay Fiction Love Novel Personal Rather Than Uncomfortable Writing]
The essays are very solipsistic and self-absorbed, I'm totally conscious of that. To me, book writing is fun, and I basically just write about things that are entertaining to myself.
[ Basically Book Conscious Entertaining Essays Fun Just Myself Self-Absorbed Things Totally Very Write Writing]
I am a better novelist than a poet, playwright, or essayist.
[ Am Better Novelist Playwright Poet Than]
I remember when an editor at the National Geographic promised to run about a dozen of my landscape pictures from a story on the John Muir trail as an essay, but when the group of editors got together, someone said that my pictures looked like postcards.
[ Dozen Editor Editors Essay Geographic Got Group John Landscape Looked Muir National Pictures Postcards Promised Remember Run Said Someone Story Together Trail]
I went on all over the States, ranting poems to enthusiastic audiences that, the week before, had been equally enthusiastic about lectures on Railway Development or the Modern Turkish Essay.
[ Audiences Been Before Development Enthusiastic Equally Essay Had Lectures Modern Over Poems Railway States Turkish Week Went]
I don't like writing essays or theory.
[ Essays Theory Writing]
There are some fine books and essays about that. Lewis Hyde has written about alcoholism and poets and the role that society gives its writers - encouraging them to die.
[ Alcoholism Books Die Encouraging Essays Fine Gives Hyde Lewis Poets Role Society Some Them Writers Written]
One would think that in writing about literary men and matters there would be no difficulty in finding a title for one's essay, or that any embarrassment which might arise would be from excess of material. I find this, however, far from being the case.
[ Any Arise Being Case Difficulty Embarrassment Essay Excess Far Find Finding However Literary Material Matters Men Might Think Title Which Would Writing]
The essays in The Great Taos Bank Robbery were my project to win a Master of Arts degree in English when I quit being a newspaper editor and went back to college.
[ Arts Back Bank Being College Degree Editor English Essays Great Master Newspaper Project Quit Robbery Went Were Win]
Maybe I will write a memoir, perhaps I'll do some essays, or maybe I will write a mystery story.
[ Essays Maybe Memoir Mystery Perhaps Some Story Will Write]
A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery.
[ Dinner Doing Embroidery Essay Painting Party Picture Revolution Writing]
The essays are different because ultimately it's things I'm interested in, and I'm really just writing about myself and using those subjects as a prism.
[ Because Different Essays Interested Just Myself Prism Really Subjects Things Those Ultimately Using Writing]
I think the pattern of my essays is, A funny thing happened to me on my way through Finnegans Wake.
[ Essays Funny Happened Pattern Thing Think Through Wake Way]
I love to run smart essays and commentary. But it doesn't replace the other kind of reporting.
[ Commentary Essays Kind Love Other Replace Reporting Run Smart]
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]
Why, in such a case, should the performer essay any sort of considered approach at all?
[ Any Approach Case Considered Essay Performer Should Sort Such Why]
Consider the Essay as a political pamphlet on the Revolution side, and the fact that it was the Whig gospel for a century, and you will see its working merit.
[ Century Consider Essay Fact Gospel Merit Pamphlet Political Revolution See Side Will Working]
The essayist has to follow a certain intellectual pattern. The novelist has the advantage of using fantasy, of being subjective.
[ Advantage Being Certain Fantasy Follow Intellectual Novelist Pattern Subjective Using]
A good essay must have this permanent quality about it; it must draw its curtain round us, but it must be a curtain that shuts us in not out.
[ Curtain Draw Essay Good Must Out Permanent Quality Round Shuts Us]
I'm trying to put more elements of the essay into my writing.
[ Elements Essay Into More Put Trying Writing]
In high school, I won a prize for an essay on tuberculosis. When I got through writing the essay, I was sure I had the disease.
[ Disease Essay Got Had High Prize School Sure Through Tuberculosis Won Writing]
Someone who can write aphorisms should not fritter away his time in essays.
[ Aphorisms Away Essays His Should Someone Time Write]
I just finished writing an essay about William Maxwell, an American writer whose work I admire very much.
[ Admire American Essay Finished Just Maxwell Much Very Whose William Work Writer Writing]
Essays, entitled critical, are epistles addressed to the public, through which the mind of the recluse relieves itself of its impressions.
[ Addressed Critical Entitled Epistles Essays Impressions Itself Mind Public Recluse Relieves Through Which]
I won't say ours was a tough school, but we had our own coroner. We used to write essays like: What I'm going to be if I grow up.
[ Coroner Essays Going Grow Had Our Ours Own Say School Tough Up Used Won Write]
To spend this particular year reading essays to Dennis Robertson as one's supervisor, and, simultaneously, enjoying membership of the group round Keynes was indeed an intellectual treat.
[ Dennis Enjoying Essays Group Indeed Intellectual Membership Particular Reading Robertson Round Simultaneously Spend Supervisor Treat Year]
I undertake the same project as Montaigne, but with an aim contrary to his own: for he wrote his Essays only for others, and I write my reveries only for myself.
[ Aim Contrary Essays His Myself Only Others Own Project Reveries Same Undertake Write Wrote]
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]
The point of the essay is to change things.
[ Change Essay Point Things]
What I'm exploring right now is the subject of my own mortality. It's an area that I'm curious about, and I'm researching it to see if there's a photographic essay in it for me. If images don't start to come, I'll go to something else.
[ Area Come Curious Else Essay Exploring Go Images Mortality Now Own Photographic Researching Right See Something Start Subject]
In effect I am not a novelist, but rather a failed essayist who started to write novels because he didn't know how to write essays.
[ Am Because Effect Essays Failed How Know Novelist Novels Rather Started Write]