Quotations that match 'write'.

There was a chance for me to write one song for the section where Elvis sat in his black leather outfit and sang the old hits. At eight oclock the next morning I had written Memories.
[ Black Chance Eight Elvis Had His Hits Leather Memories Morning Next Old Outfit Sang Sat Section Song Where Write Written]
We thought we'd write a good script for women, giving them the fun roles that generally men get.
[ Fun Generally Get Giving Good Men Roles Script Them Thought Women Write]
The writer interweaves a story with his own doubts, questions, and values. That is art.
[ Art Doubts His Own Questions Story Values Writer]
Love is the answer to everything. It's the only reason to do anything. If you don't write stories you love, you'll never make it. If you don't write stories that other people love, you'll never make it.
[ Answer Anything Everything Love Make Never Only Other Reason Stories Write]
Certain songs by hearing the rhythm, it tells you that is either a love song or you might be heartbroken or the songs give you the vibes and you just know that certain songs are militant that you have to write.
[ Certain Either Give Hearing Heartbroken Just Know Love Might Militant Rhythm Song Songs Tells Vibes Write]
For a long period in my life - it lasted about 10 years - I had writer's block.
[ Block Had Lasted Life Long Period Writer Years]
Between each album I try to gain a new insight that I didn't have before and perhaps write a song about something that I've written about before, but from a fresh viewpoint.
[ Album Before Between Each Fresh Gain Insight New Perhaps Something Song Try Viewpoint Write Written]
In America, the race goes to the loud, the solemn, the hustler. If you think you're a great writer, you must say that you are.
[ America Goes Great Hustler Loud Must Race Say Solemn Think Writer]
It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak or write very often about his job. It releases tension needed for his work. Art
[ His Job Mistake Needed Often Painter Releases Sculptor Speak Tension Very Work Write]
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]
A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer.
[ Answer Make Out Riddle Someone Writer]
I thought I'd definitely be a writer, whatever I did.
[ Definitely Did Thought Whatever Writer]
I don't think you ever stop giving. I really don't. I think it's an on-going process. And it's not just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch somebody's life.
[ Able Being Check Ever Giving Just Life Process Really Somebody Stop Think Touch Write]
You become a writer because you need to become a writer - nothing else.
[ Because Become Else Need Nothing Writer]
I wouldn't describe that "position" as "parasitic." I'd describe that experience as "edifying." I don't merely write from a critical intellectual distance. I actually live around here.
[ Actually Around Critical Describe Distance Experience Here Intellectual Live Merely Parasitic Position Write]
Intense study of the Bible will keep any writer from being vulgar, in point of style.
[ Any Being Bible Intense Keep Point Study Style Vulgar Will Writer]
Kafka is still unrecognized. He thought he was a comic writer.
[ Comic Kafka Still Thought Writer]
The prophets and the writers of the Psalms were clear that God was continuing to work in the universe and in all history. They declared that He had created the universe.
[ Clear Continuing Created Declared God Had History Prophets Psalms Universe Were Work Writers]
I just sit at a typewriter and curse a bit.
[ Bit Curse Just Sit Typewriter]
In the back of your mind, when you say you want to write music for the movies, you're saying that you want a big house, a big car and a boat. If you just wanted to write music, you could live in Kansas and do it.
[ Back Big Boat Car Could House Just Kansas Live Mind Movies Music Say Saying Want Wanted Write Your]
The really great writers are people like Emily Bronte who sit in a room and write out of their limited experience and unlimited imagination.
[ Emily Experience Great Imagination Limited Out Really Room Sit Their Unlimited Write Writers]
We are suffocated by writers who want to enlighten us with their truths. For me, the theatre is beautiful because it is a secret, and secrets seduce us, we all want to share secrets.
[ Beautiful Because Enlighten Secret Secrets Seduce Share Suffocated Theatre Their Truths Us Want Writers]
When you translate poetry in particular, you're obliged to look at how the writer with whom you're working puts together words, sentences, phrases, the triple tension between the line of verse, the syntax and the sentence.
[ Between How Line Look Obliged Particular Phrases Poetry Puts Sentence Sentences Syntax Tension Together Translate Triple Verse Whom Words Working Writer]
I tell beginning readers to read a lot and write a lot. If you want to write a book, find a subject that's really worth the time and effort you'll put in.
[ Beginning Book Effort Find Lot Put Read Readers Really Subject Tell Time Want Worth Write]
Many poets write books. They'll tell you: Well, I've got my next book, but there are two poems I need to write, one about x, one about y. This is a wonder to me.
[ Book Books Got Many Need Next Poems Poets Tell Two Well Wonder Write]
I am still shocking people today, and I don't know why. Is it because I'm a woman talking about sex and men? One magazine said that no one writes sex in the back of a Bentley better than Jackie Collins.
[ Am Back Because Better Collins Jackie Know Magazine Men Said Sex Shocking Still Talking Than Today Why Woman Writes]
The great mass of humanity should never learn to read or write.
[ Great Humanity Learn Mass Never Read Should Write]
I can't understand why a person will take a year to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars.
[ Buy Dollars Easily Few Novel Person Take Understand Why Will Write Year]
A storyteller is basically what actors and writers are.
[ Actors Basically Storyteller Writers]
You can take wonderfully talented actors, wonderfully talented writers and producers, and, uh, do a wonderful show!... but if it doesn't hit with the public in two minutes, it's bye-bye.
[ Actors Hit Minutes Producers Public Show Take Talented Two Uh Wonderful Wonderfully Writers]
It may not be the most popular but there is a place for it. I think about the kind of music I love, acoustic, melodic, and I guess it kind of took a bit of courage on my part to think I could be one of those songwriters.
[ Acoustic Bit Could Courage Guess Kind Love May Melodic Most Music Part Place Popular Songwriters Think Those Took]
The two things I was positive about in life were that I was going to be a teacher at a boarding school or an operative with the CIA posted abroad. I could write a book about all the things I was sure about.
[ Abroad Boarding Book Cia Could Going Life Operative Positive Posted School Sure Teacher Things Two Were Write]
Here I was into astronomy, and here into anthropology, and there I go into geology. It was much more fun to be able to research and write about whatever I wanted to.
[ Able Anthropology Astronomy Fun Geology Go Here Into More Much Research Wanted Whatever Write]
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]
I really enjoy doing both, but I didn't write nonfiction until 1994.
[ Both Doing Enjoy Nonfiction Really Until Write]
Well see, I'm a good enough writer that not everybody in my books talks exactly like I do.
[ Books Enough Everybody Exactly Good See Talks Well Writer]
I was never a quick writer, but composed with great care and efforts.
[ Care Composed Efforts Great Never Quick Writer]
I suppress the vast majority of what I write.
[ Majority Suppress Vast Write]
The writer should never be ashamed of staring. There is nothing that does not require his attention.
[ Ashamed Attention Does His Never Nothing Require Should Staring Writer]
I have always noticed that in portraits of really great writers the mouth is always firmly closed.
[ Always Closed Firmly Great Mouth Noticed Portraits Really Writers]
The nation that complacently and fearfully allows its artists and writers to become suspected rather than respected is no longer regarded as a nation possessed with humor or depth.
[ Allows Artists Become Depth Humor Longer Nation Possessed Rather Regarded Respected Suspected Than Writers]
Writers never feel comfortable having labels attached to them, however accurate they are.
[ Accurate Attached Comfortable Feel Having However Labels Never Them Writers]
He asked if I was a songwriter, and I said yeah, that I was in town because I'd won this contest. He said, okay, then he was gonna play me his hit, and started singing 'When it's time to relax, one beer stands clear... '
[ Asked Because Beer Clear Contest Gonna His Hit Okay Play Relax Said Singing Songwriter Stands Started Then Time Town Won Yeah]
I found a certain kind of music congenial to me; it never occurred to me to write music that was academically acceptable.
[ Academically Acceptable Certain Congenial Found Kind Music Never Occurred Write]
The great writers just kept bringing them out. They didn't care if they repeated themselves.
[ Bringing Care Great Just Kept Out Repeated Them Themselves Writers]
I've been working on my autobiography, just pecking away in longhand. The more you write, the more you remember. The more you remember, the more detail you recall. It's not all pleasant!
[ Autobiography Away Been Detail Just More Pecking Pleasant Recall Remember Working Write]
I think writers need windows on a view to remind them that a whole world is out there, not the minutiae with which they might be dealing on a close scale.
[ Close Dealing Might Minutiae Need Out Remind Scale Them Think View Which Whole Windows World Writers]
The hard necessity of bringing the judge on the bench down into the dock has been the peculiar responsibility of the writer in all ages of man.
[ Ages Been Bench Bringing Dock Down Hard Into Judge Man Necessity Peculiar Responsibility Writer]
A woman seldom writes her mind but in her postscript.
[ Her Mind Seldom Woman Writes]
People wish to be poets more than they wish to write poetry, and that's a mistake. One should wish to celebrate more than one wishes to be celebrated.
[ Celebrate Celebrated Mistake More Poetry Poets Should Than Wish Wishes Write]
I look at you and I write down what I hear.
[ Down Hear Look Write]
It is better to write of laughter than of tears, for laughter is the property of man.
[ Better Laughter Man Property Tears Than Write]
I'm not too fond of the hard work and the constant battle with self-doubt that goes on when I write, but I figure that's part of the territory.
[ Battle Constant Figure Fond Goes Hard Part Self-Doubt Territory Too Work Write]
All the great writers root their characters in true human behaviour.
[ Behaviour Characters Great Human Root Their True Writers]
I never listen to music when I write.
[ Listen Music Never Write]
It doesn't take me long to write songs.
[ Long Songs Take Write]
That sense of failure, I don't know where people put it who don't write songs and aren't able to emote physically. It must go somewhere.
[ Able Emote Failure Go Know Must Physically Put Sense Somewhere Songs Where Write]
Russia, France, Germany and China. They revere their writers. America is still a frontier country that almost shudders at the idea of creative expression.
[ Almost America China Country Creative Expression France Frontier Germany Idea Revere Russia Shudders Still Their Writers]
What writer wants to make compromises with story? Story is the only reason you're in it.
[ Compromises Make Only Reason Story Wants Writer]
You don't sit down and write a wish list about the person you are going to fall violently in love with. It just doesn't work like that.
[ Down Fall Going Just List Love Person Sit Violently Wish Work Write]
I write most of my own lyrics for my album and I am helping to produce some of the songs as well.
[ Album Am Helping Lyrics Most Own Produce Some Songs Well Write]
Judy couldn't move to Britain for family reasons, so I had to come to the States, and the U.S. government wouldn't give me a Green Card, so I airily told her I'd write a book.
[ Book Britain Card Come Family Give Government Green Had Her Judy Move Reasons States Told Write]
As soon as you sit down to write about something you are pressing your nose deeper into the sewer of facts.
[ Deeper Down Facts Into Nose Pressing Sewer Sit Something Soon Write Your]
I started in this racket in the early '70s, and when I was president of the Science Fiction Writers of America, of which I was like the sixth president, I was the first one nobody ever heard of.
[ America Early Ever Fiction First Heard Nobody President Racket Science Sixth Started Which Writers]
Second, we're spending a huge amount of money on technology so that everyone can check out laptops and portable phones. We're spending more money to write our existing information into databases or onto CD-ROM.
[ Amount Cd-Rom Check Databases Everyone Existing Huge Information Into Laptops Money More Onto Our Out Phones Portable Second Spending Technology Write]
This is terrible, when a writer is bored by his own work, but it was a real bomb and had reached the point where I couldn't even stand to look at it any more.
[ Any Bomb Bored Even Had His Look More Own Point Reached Real Stand Terrible Where Work Writer]
Titles are not only important, they are essential for me. I cannot write without a title.
[ Cannot Essential Important Only Title Titles Without Write]
The biggest influence? I've had several at different times - but the biggest for me was Bob Dylan, who was a guy that came along when I was twelve or thirteen and just changed all the rules about what it meant to write songs.
[ Along Biggest Bob Came Changed Different Dylan Guy Had Influence Just Meant Rules Several Songs Thirteen Times Twelve Write]
The easiest thing to do on earth is not write.
[ Earth Easiest Thing Write]
I was able to work out all sorts of attitudes to style and event and character, all of which affected the way I came to think about my own writing. I believe that all good writers are original.
[ Able Affected Attitudes Believe Came Character Event Good Original Out Own Sorts Style Think Way Which Work Writers Writing]
Writing in English was a major challenge. I didn't want other songwriters to write for me. I wanted to preserve the spirit of my songs in Spanish. I am the same Shakira in English as I am in Spanish.
[ Am Challenge English Major Other Preserve Same Songs Songwriters Spanish Spirit Want Wanted Write Writing]
To try to write a grand cosmical drama leads necessarily to myth. To try to let knowledge substitute ignorance in increasingly larger regions of space and time is science.
[ Drama Grand Ignorance Increasingly Knowledge Larger Leads Myth Necessarily Regions Science Space Substitute Time Try Write]
The old sergeant from headquarters treats me like a son and takes the greatest pride in whatever I do or write. He regularly assigns me now to certain doors, and I always obey orders like the little gentleman that I am.
[ Always Am Assigns Certain Doors Gentleman Greatest Headquarters Little Now Obey Old Orders Pride Regularly Sergeant Son Takes Treats Whatever Write]
I hope to read a Harry Potter novel soon, to see what it's all about. I admit to being annoyed that many good light fantasy writers have had trouble getting published, in England and elsewhere, when it is obvious the readers were waiting for us all along.
[ Admit Along Annoyed Being Elsewhere England Fantasy Getting Good Had Harry Hope Light Many Novel Obvious Potter Published Read Readers See Soon Trouble Us Waiting Were Writers]
I write in order to attain that feeling of tension relieved and function achieved which a cow enjoys on giving milk.
[ Achieved Attain Cow Enjoys Feeling Function Giving Milk Order Relieved Tension Which Write]
I don't use a pen. I write with a goose quill dipped in venom.
[ Dipped Goose Pen Quill Use Venom Write]
I write every day when I'm at home - trying to catch up with correspondence.
[ Catch Correspondence Day Every Home Trying Up Write]
When I write, I aim in my mind not toward New York but toward a vague spot a little to the east of Kansas.
[ Aim East Kansas Little Mind New Spot Toward Vague Write York]
When you write a song, a song has longevity.
[ Longevity Song Write]
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. History
[ History Intend Kind Will Write]
We teach young kids from 8 to 14 or 15 about their musical heritage through great songs written by American songwriters. We don't do too many modern composers, although we include songs from Billy Joel and other writers like him.
[ Although American Billy Composers Great Heritage Him Include Joel Kids Many Modern Musical Other Songs Songwriters Teach Their Through Too Writers Written Young]
I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
[ Decided Deliver Enabled Find Inspiration Instinct Kind Knowing Least Mean Messages Poetry Poets Prophets Seers Sublime Such Their Wisdom Without Write]
Many writers upon the science of political economy have declared that it is the duty of a nation first to encourage the creation of wealth; and second, to direct and control its distribution. All such theories are delusive.
[ Control Creation Declared Delusive Direct Distribution Duty Economy Encourage First Many Nation Political Science Second Such Theories Upon Wealth Writers]
There is no mistaking the dismay on the face of a writer who has just heard that his brain child is a deformed idiot.
[ Brain Child Deformed Dismay Face Heard His Idiot Just Writer]
I borrowed a guitar at age 16 and taught myself to play because I wanted to write songs.
[ Age Because Borrowed Guitar Myself Play Songs Taught Wanted Write]
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]
If something pops in my mind and it's easy, I write it.
[ Easy Mind Pops Something Write]
I never really wanted to be an actor. And that was the beginning of it, I began to write things down and eventually became a writer on a television show.
[ Actor Became Began Beginning Down Eventually Never Really Show Television Things Wanted Write Writer]
I write emotional music.
[ Emotional Music Write]
I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter.
[ Excellent Good Very Writer]
I had a TV set and a typewriter and that made me think a computer should be laid out like a typewriter with a video screen.
[ Computer Had Laid Made Out Screen Set Should Think Tv Typewriter Video]
I spend eight months outlining and researching the novel before I begin to write a single word of the prose.
[ Before Begin Eight Months Novel Outlining Prose Researching Single Spend Word Write]
Writing a song is much like being an author. Yes, we all have tools to write (everyone has a brain I hope!), but that doesn't all of a sudden make us best selling authors.
[ Author Authors Being Best Brain Everyone Hope Make Much Selling Song Sudden Tools Us Write Writing Yes]
I did write a letter to the archdiocese who'd banned the song, Only the Good Die Young, asking them to ban my next record.
[ Asking Ban Banned Did Die Good Letter Next Only Record Song Them Write Young]
I think new writers everywhere need opportunities to get published.
[ Everywhere Get Need New Opportunities Published Think Writers]
I want to see the writers strike because the writers, god bless them, are the only true commies we have in Hollywood.
[ Because Bless God Hollywood Only See Strike Them True Want Writers]
For some reason, I seem to be bothered whenever I see acts of injustice and assaults on people's civil liberties. I imagine what I write in the future will follow in that vein. Whether it's fiction or non-fiction.
[ Acts Assaults Bothered Civil Fiction Follow Future Imagine Injustice Liberties Non-Fiction Reason See Seem Some Vein Whenever Whether Will Write]
I should think just about every young writer - which I was at the time - would be influenced by HPL. As an American writer of weird fiction, he was at the top of the class.
[ American Class Every Fiction Influenced Just Should Think Time Top Weird Which Would Writer Young]
A superhuman will is needed in order to write, and I am only a man.
[ Am Man Needed Only Order Superhuman Will Write]
I would recommend the short story form, which is a lot harder to write since you have to be so careful with words, until there is plenty of time to doodle through a novel.
[ Careful Doodle Form Harder Lot Novel Plenty Recommend Short Since Story Through Time Until Which Words Would Write]
Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say.
[ Art Away Craft Desire End Everything Fiction His Just Knows Learns Little Need Nothing Say Takes Tricks Write Writer]
Better that you should take the chance of trying something that is close to your heart, you think is what you want to write, and if they do not publish it, put it in your drawer. But maybe another day will come and you will find a place to put that.
[ Another Better Chance Close Come Day Drawer Find Heart Maybe Place Publish Put Should Something Take Think Trying Want Will Write Your]
Without the faintest possibility of finding a job, I decided to devote myself to literature: it was about time to find out what I was worth as a writer.
[ Decided Devote Faintest Find Finding Job Literature Myself Out Possibility Time Without Worth Writer]
Every word she writes is a lie, including and and the.
[ Every Including Lie She Word Writes]
So you have to keep waiting and then they give you the script and it's terrible. Then you have to go to the rewrite and they're very upset because you didn't like it. I went through that for seven years.
[ Because Give Go Keep Rewrite Script Seven Terrible Then Through Upset Very Waiting Went Years]
I spend days with writers' block. It is a problem.
[ Block Days Problem Spend Writers]
The show is different every night, because I never write a setlist.
[ Because Different Every Never Night Show Write]
Not to sound egomaniac or anything, but just to get under people's skin like that, and for them to believe in you and believe strongly enough to write... it's flattering and it helps you during the day.
[ Anything Believe Day During Egomaniac Enough Flattering Get Helps Just Skin Sound Strongly Them Under Write]
When you're a writer you no longer see things with the freshness of the normal person. There are always two figures that work inside you.
[ Always Figures Freshness Inside Longer Normal Person See Things Two Work Writer]
If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge.
[ Another Edge Ill Must Near Sand Speak Water Write]
Editing is the same as quarrelling with writers - same thing exactly.
[ Editing Exactly Quarrelling Same Thing Writers]
One way we gave small businesses more money to invest was by extending tax provisions on expensing. This allows businesses to immediately write off things like equipment, without being burdened by depreciation requirements.
[ Allows Being Burdened Businesses Depreciation Equipment Extending Gave Immediately Invest Money More Off Provisions Requirements Small Tax Things Way Without Write]
To write a diary every day is like returning to one's own vomit.
[ Day Diary Every Own Returning Vomit Write]
Because that is what such a city is, in the New World, a writer's heaven.
[ Because City Heaven New Such World Writer]
I just want to be told a story, and I want to believe I'm living that story, and I don't give a thought to influences or method or any other writerly concerns.
[ Any Believe Concerns Give Influences Just Living Method Other Story Thought Told Want]
The most original thing a writer can do is write like himself. It is also his most difficult task.
[ Also Difficult Himself His Most Original Task Thing Write Writer]
The more I do in my life, the more I can write music about new experiences.
[ Experiences Life More Music New Write]
Of course, I write crime stories, and I have to describe violence and the aftermath of violence.
[ Aftermath Course Crime Describe Stories Violence Write]
I love writers. All of my best friends are writers.
[ Best Friends Love Writers]
Please write music like Wagner, only louder.
[ Louder Music Only Please Wagner Write]
That is a secondary teacher conception - the writer as an observer.
[ Conception Observer Secondary Teacher Writer]
I feel as if I'm clearly part of a trend among writers who take themselves seriously - and I confess to taking myself as seriously as the next writer.
[ Among Clearly Confess Feel Myself Next Part Seriously Take Taking Themselves Trend Writer Writers]
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]
So, immediately after that, I got a commission to write a piece for chamber orchestra, and in working on the material I discovered it was possible to incorporate the Buddhist teachings into the music, so that's what I started to do.
[ After Buddhist Chamber Commission Discovered Got Immediately Incorporate Into Material Music Orchestra Piece Possible Started Teachings Working Write]
I am traveling less in order to be able to write more. I select my travel destinations according to their degree of usefulness to my work.
[ Able According Am Degree Destinations Less More Order Select Their Travel Traveling Usefulness Work Write]
However long the song is was how long it took us to write it.
[ How However Long Song Took Us Write]
If I had to rank my skills, I have a long way to go before I can write a good graphic novel.
[ Before Go Good Graphic Had Long Novel Rank Skills Way Write]
But usually I'll wake up and start writing about nine o'clock. I'll probably write for about three hours, and I'll do that over the next month and a half.
[ Clock Half Hours Month Next Nine Over Probably Start Three Up Usually Wake Write Writing]
I had the notion that I wanted to write the great dirty American novel, so I went to Roanoke College on the GI Bill.
[ American Bill College Dirty Gi Great Had Notion Novel Wanted Went Write]
Isaac Singer was born in Poland and doesn't write in English. Still, he's an American.
[ American Born English Isaac Poland Singer Still Write]
No, I think that a person writes a poem because they have an inner urge of something that they want to express, and I think it's that inner urge that you want to express when you write a piece of music.
[ Because Express Inner Music Person Piece Poem Something Think Urge Want Write Writes]
Aaron is a very passionate, maniacal writer so the scripts really come from him, but he is very open to... y'know, we'll plan ideas and we'll certainly tussle about stuff when the script comes out. So, to a certain extent, he's very interested. If there's some problem or something that doesn't ring true, he wants to know why and he wants to correct it or fight for it.
[ Aaron Certain Certainly Come Comes Correct Extent Fight Him Ideas Interested Know Maniacal Open Out Passionate Plan Problem Really Ring Script Scripts Some Something Stuff True Very Wants Why Writer]
I do write long, long character notes - family background, history, details of appearance - much more than will ever appear in the novel. I think this is what lifts a book from that early calculated, artificial stage.
[ Appear Appearance Artificial Background Book Calculated Character Details Early Ever Family History Lifts Long More Much Notes Novel Stage Than Think Will Write]
But Racine's extraordinary powers as a writer become still more obvious when we consider that besides being a great poet he is also a great psychologist.
[ Also Become Being Besides Consider Extraordinary Great More Obvious Poet Powers Psychologist Still Writer]
I've often said that there's no such thing as writer's block; the problem is idea block.
[ Block Idea Often Problem Said Such Thing Writer]
The thing is, in English I'm able to write the lyrics as I'm making the song, once I'm done with the melody.
[ Able Done English Lyrics Making Melody Once Song Thing Write]
I do not believe in pure idioms. I think there is naturally a desire, for whoever speaks or writes, to sign in an idiomatic, irreplaceable manner.
[ Believe Desire Idioms Irreplaceable Manner Naturally Pure Sign Speaks Think Whoever Writes]
It's important, I think, for a writer of fiction to maintain an awareness of the pace and shape of the book as he's writing it. That is, he should be making an object, not chattering.
[ Awareness Book Chattering Fiction Important Maintain Making Object Pace Shape Should Think Writer Writing]
To me many short poems read and write like beginnings that simply whet my appetite; I want to get over that.
[ Appetite Beginnings Get Many Over Poems Read Short Simply Want Write]
Poe is the only impeccable writer. He was never mistaken.
[ Impeccable Mistaken Never Only Poe Writer]
It should cause no surprise that anyone so lazy as myself should be economical to the point of miserliness with everything he writes.
[ Anyone Cause Economical Everything Lazy Myself Point Should Surprise Writes]
I find writing songs hard, because it does not come naturally to me. I never set out to be a songwriter or a singer.
[ Because Come Does Find Hard Naturally Never Out Set Singer Songs Songwriter Writing]
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]
It's a dead give away of an inexperienced writer if every character speaks with the same voice.
[ Away Character Dead Every Give Inexperienced Same Speaks Voice Writer]
A writer must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid.
[ Afraid Himself Must Teach Things Writer]
I have an editor in my head, that's why I can't read Harry Potter, because Rowling is such a lousy writer.
[ Because Editor Harry Head Lousy Potter Read Rowling Such Why Writer]
It's well known that actors are lousy writers.
[ Actors Known Lousy Well Writers]
I maintain an ongoing survey of Internet Publishing and self publishing, so that it is now possible for any writer with a book to get it published at nominal cost or free, and to have it on sale at booksellers like Amazon.com.
[ Amazon Any Book Booksellers Com Cost Free Get Internet Maintain Nominal Now Ongoing Possible Published Publishing Sale Self Survey Writer]
I write in the studio.
[ Studio Write]
You have to expect the raps when you have achieved popularity as a writer.
[ Achieved Expect Popularity Writer]
There are three difficulties in authorship: to write anything worth publishing, to find honest men to publish it, and to find sensible men to read it.
[ Anything Authorship Difficulties Find Honest Men Publish Publishing Read Sensible Three Worth Write]
But I can also write in crappy motel rooms, while standing in line, or sitting in the dentist's chair.
[ Also Chair Crappy Dentist Line Motel Rooms Sitting Standing While Write]
I think getting the rest of the guys in the band to write is important.
[ Band Getting Guys Important Rest Think Write]
A lot of big labels will just sign bands like a write off.
[ Bands Big Just Labels Lot Off Sign Will Write]
I had developed this habit of writing scenarios as a hobby. I would find out which stories had been sold to be made into films and I would write my own treatment and then compare it.
[ Been Compare Developed Films Find Habit Had Hobby Into Made Out Own Scenarios Sold Stories Then Treatment Which Would Write Writing]
The writer probably knows what he meant when he wrote a book, but he should immediately forget what he meant when he's written it.
[ Book Forget Immediately Knows Meant Probably Should Writer Written Wrote]
I wanted to write something from a child's viewpoint... Five of the characters I have played in movies have either been abused or became abusers, themselves, and I just kind of felt like there was a need.
[ Abused Became Been Characters Child Either Felt Five Just Kind Movies Need Played Something Themselves Viewpoint Wanted Write]
My biggest excuse to others and myself was that I had writer's block, as if it was some kind of illness.
[ Biggest Block Excuse Had Illness Kind Myself Others Some Writer]
I hope to be with you as a writer for a very long time, and I hope that you will enjoy reading my work, because readers are the highest form of life on this planet.
[ Because Enjoy Form Highest Hope Life Long Planet Readers Reading Time Very Will Work Writer]
Sometime I write a song off a central idea, instead of emotion.
[ Central Emotion Idea Instead Off Sometime Song Write]
Always write angry letters to your enemies. Never mail them. Anger
[ Always Angry Enemies Letters Mail Never Them Write Your]
With network shows, writers can be so protective of every syllable.
[ Every Network Protective Shows Syllable Writers]
I do not write often now - not for want of something to say, but from a loathing of all I see and hear. Why dwell upon it?
[ Dwell Hear Loathing Now Often Say See Something Upon Want Why Write]
Your first duty as a writer is to write to please yourself. And you have no duty towards anyone else.
[ Anyone Duty Else First Please Towards Write Writer Your Yourself]
I am a comic writer, which means I get to slay the dragons, and shoot the bull.
[ Am Bull Comic Dragons Get Means Shoot Slay Which Writer]
We all now tell stories by cutting from one dramatic scene to the next, whereas Victorian novelists felt free to write long passages of undramatic summary.
[ Cutting Dramatic Felt Free Long Next Novelists Now Passages Scene Stories Summary Tell Victorian Whereas Write]
Russell Baker writes columns as a poet writes light verse - with tongue in cheek and a steady hand.
[ Baker Cheek Columns Hand Light Poet Russell Steady Tongue Verse Writes]
There's a saying, 'It's easy to write songs, but very difficult to write great songs.' I'm going through that right now.
[ Difficult Easy Going Great Now Right Saying Songs Through Very Write]
I now have to find a reason to write, every single day.
[ Day Every Find Now Reason Single Write]
I had to prepare physically every day, and I didn't leave many scraps for the writers.
[ Day Every Had Leave Many Physically Prepare Scraps Writers]
It's all about who's where on the food chain. When I'm the story editor, I expect my writers to follow my vision. When I'm working for another editor, I'm obliged to follow their vision.
[ Another Chain Editor Expect Follow Food Obliged Story Their Vision Where Working Writers]
Really the only thing holding a lot of records together is the personality of the singer, and the will to write all of these different things.
[ Different Holding Lot Only Personality Really Records Singer These Thing Things Together Will Write]
I have never sought the reason why I write.
[ Never Reason Sought Why Write]
Nowadays I'm not even sure if newspapers take into account whether a person is a good writer.
[ Account Even Good Into Newspapers Nowadays Person Sure Take Whether Writer]
With this first novel, I am just above the foothills, but I see the path to the top, and it is my desire to write compelling stories about everything that I find of interest.
[ Above Am Compelling Desire Everything Find First Foothills Interest Just Novel Path See Stories Top Write]
Dickens is a very underrated writer at the moment. Everyone in his time admired him but I think right now he's not spoken of enough.
[ Admired Dickens Enough Everyone Him His Moment Now Right Spoken Think Time Underrated Very Writer]
The writer who can't do his job looks to his editor to do it for him, though he won't dream of sharing his royalties with that editor.
[ Dream Editor Him His Job Looks Royalties Sharing Though Won Writer]
When I was starting out, I did not do short fiction well, because I kept wanting to write books.
[ Because Books Did Fiction Kept Out Short Starting Wanting Well Write]
I write, but I also act.
[ Act Also Write]
It means that no matter what you write, be it a biography, an autobiography, a detective novel, or a conversation on the street, it all becomes fiction as soon as you write it down.
[ Autobiography Becomes Biography Conversation Detective Down Fiction Matter Means Novel Soon Street Write]
I think it must be very hard to be one of the new young writers who are urged to put themselves forward when it may be the last thing on earth they'd be good at.
[ Earth Forward Good Hard Last May Must New Put Themselves Thing Think Urged Very Writers Young]
I believe strongly in writing groups such as Romance Writers Of America that offer support, information and networking.
[ America Believe Groups Information Networking Offer Romance Strongly Such Support Writers Writing]
Even though my songs may sound very personal, to me most of them are fiction. It is a great way for me to be able to live a fantasy life as a writer because I get to be someone else, someplace else for three and a half minutes, just like the listener.
[ Able Because Else Even Fantasy Fiction Get Great Half Just Life Listener Live May Minutes Most Personal Someone Someplace Songs Sound Them Though Three Very Way Writer]
I personally do not write highbrow music. If I do, it's by accident.
[ Accident Highbrow Music Personally Write]
Never advise anyone to go to war or to get married. Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. He that has no children brings them up well.
[ Advice Advise Anyone Brings Children Down Get Go Him Loves Married Never Present Them Though Up War Well Write]
When someone writes to tell me something I've written made them laugh or cry, I've done my job and done it well. The rest is all semantics.
[ Cry Done Job Laugh Made Rest Semantics Someone Something Tell Them Well Writes Written]
The great advantage of being a writer is that you can spy on people. You're there, listening to every word, but part of you is observing. Everything is useful to a writer, you see - every scrap, even the longest and most boring of luncheon parties.
[ Advantage Being Boring Even Every Everything Great Listening Longest Luncheon Most Observing Part Parties Scrap See Spy Useful Word Writer]
Every writer is a frustrated actor who recites his lines in the hidden auditorium of his skull.
[ Actor Auditorium Every Frustrated Hidden His Lines Skull Writer]
I think I'd be pretty easy to write for.
[ Easy Pretty Think Write]
I feel it most in my work, because there aren't roles about women who are spiritually evolving. That anyone would even write something like that, something that's worth doing, would be a miracle!
[ Anyone Because Doing Even Evolving Feel Miracle Most Roles Something Spiritually Women Work Worth Would Write]
I think it would be fun to write about movies again.
[ Again Fun Movies Think Would Write]
Why do writers write? Because it isn't there.
[ Because Why Write Writers]
The least learned, for the most part, have been always most ready to write.
[ Always Been Learned Least Most Part Ready Write]
People think that because I write about India I must be trying to portray India in a way.
[ Because India Must Portray Think Trying Way Write]
Even in the beginning, when we knew there was a legal argument about how much our song sounds like his song, as one songwriter to another, I wasn't sure that Cat Stevens would take that as bad.
[ Another Argument Bad Beginning Cat Even His How Knew Legal Much Our Song Songwriter Sounds Stevens Sure Take Would]
My dad is a bank president and my mom was an accountant and they didn't think that seeking the life of a freelance writer was very practical, you see. Of course, I was just as determined to do it.
[ Accountant Bank Course Dad Determined Freelance Just Life Mom Practical President See Seeking Think Very Writer]
Isn't one of your first exercises in learning how to communicate to write a description of how to tie your shoelaces? The point being that it's basically impossible to use text to show that.
[ Basically Being Communicate Description Exercises First How Impossible Learning Point Shoelaces Show Text Tie Use Write Your]
I saw a photograph of a wedding conducted by Reverend Moon of the Unification Church. I wanted to understand this event, and the only way to understand it was to write about it.
[ Church Conducted Event Moon Only Photograph Reverend Saw Understand Unification Wanted Way Wedding Write]
I'm a writer first and a woman after.
[ After First Woman Writer]
Our live experiences, fixed in aphorisms, stiffen into cold epigrams. Our heart's blood, as we write it, turns to mere dull ink.
[ Aphorisms Blood Cold Dull Epigrams Experiences Fixed Heart Ink Into Live Mere Our Turns Write]
In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be unfaithful to him as often as they like, but he must never, never be unfaithful to them.
[ Believe Double Him May Most Must Never Often Readers Relation Standard Them Unfaithful Writer]
If you're writing a book that takes place in New York in the moment, you can't not write about 9-11; you can't not integrate it. My main character's view is the Statue of Liberty and the Trade Center. It doesn't have to take over, but it has to be acknowledged.
[ Acknowledged Book Center Character Integrate Liberty Main Moment New Over Place Statue Take Takes Trade View Write Writing York]
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]
I didn't write a book. It wasn't for self-enrichment.
[ Book Write]
First time he kissed me, he but only kissed The fingers of this hand wherewith I write; And, ever since, it grew more clean and white.
[ Clean Ever Fingers First Grew Hand Kissed More Only Since Time Wherewith White Write]
As long as a film stays unmade, the book is entirely yours, it belongs to the writer. As soon as you make it into a film, suddenly more people see it than have ever read the book.
[ Belongs Book Entirely Ever Film Into Long Make More Read See Soon Stays Suddenly Than Unmade Writer Yours]
Let no man write my epitaph... When my country takes her place among the nations of the earth, then shall my character be vindicated, then may my epitaph be written.
[ Among Character Country Earth Epitaph Her Man May Nations Place Shall Takes Then Vindicated Write Written]
When I write a song, it's all about the riff - the riff first, then the words come later.
[ Come First Later Riff Song Then Words Write]
As soon as I began, it seemed impossible to write fast enough - I wrote faster than I would write a letter - two thousand to three thousand words in a morning, and I cannot help it.
[ Began Cannot Enough Fast Faster Help Impossible Letter Morning Seemed Soon Than Thousand Three Two Words Would Write Wrote]
My mother's passion for something more, to write a different destiny for a dirt-poor farmer's daughter, was to shape my entire life.
[ Daughter Destiny Different Entire Farmer Life More Mother Passion Shape Something Write]
But it's for every writer to decide his own pace, and the pace varies with the writer and the work.
[ Decide Every His Own Pace Varies Work Writer]
Some people act as though art that is for a mass audience is not good art, and I think this has been a very negative thing. I know that I have wanted very much to write books that are accessible to the widest audience possible.
[ Accessible Act Art Audience Been Books Good Know Mass Much Negative Possible Some Thing Think Though Very Wanted Widest Write]
I haven't been the kind of writer about whom book-length academic studies have been written.
[ Academic Been Haven Kind Studies Whom Writer Written]
I'm an escapist kind of writer.
[ Escapist Kind Writer]
The main thing is to make history, not to write it.
[ History Main Make Thing Write]
Wouldn't want to write the X-Men, and I suppose the X-Men is the ultimate Marvel comic, and I really wouldn't want to go anywhere near it at all, although on the other had I wouldn't mind having a crack at something like the Punisher.
[ Although Anywhere Comic Crack Go Had Having Marvel Mind Near Other Really Something Suppose Ultimate Want Write X-Men]
I have offices all over the place and I avoid work everywhere. I don't like to write - I like to be finished.
[ Avoid Everywhere Finished Offices Over Place Work Write]
Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present.
[ Advice Down Him Loves Present Though Write]
I try to write about the stuff that torments us all.
[ Stuff Torments Try Us Write]
In comparing various authors with one another, I have discovered that some of the gravest and latest writers have transcribed, word for word, from former works, without making acknowledgment.
[ Acknowledgment Another Authors Comparing Discovered Former Gravest Latest Making Some Various Without Word Works Writers]
When I was starting to write, the great influence was T.S. Eliot and after that William Butler Yeats.
[ After Butler Eliot Great Influence Starting William Write Yeats]
But a lot of writers - and I'm one of them - do tend to feel dissatisfied. It makes you a little hard to live with, but it's a goad and does keep you alert and restless.
[ Alert Dissatisfied Does Feel Goad Hard Keep Little Live Lot Makes Restless Tend Them Writers]
I wanted to write a happy song. I didn't know how.
[ Happy How Know Song Wanted Write]
God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny.
[ Actors Bad Comedy Funny God How Know Lot Many Play Stuck Trouble Writes]
Those who write about life, reflect about life. you see in others who you are.
[ Life Others Reflect See Those Write]
The usual picture of Socrates is of an ugly little plebeian who inspired a handsome young nobleman to write long dialogues on large topics.
[ Dialogues Handsome Inspired Large Little Long Nobleman Picture Socrates Topics Ugly Usual Write Young]
The travel writer seeks the world we have lost - the lost valleys of the imagination.
[ Imagination Lost Seeks Travel Valleys World Writer]
Lots of people working in cryptography have no deep concern with real application issues. They are trying to discover things clever enough to write papers about.
[ Application Clever Concern Cryptography Deep Discover Enough Issues Lots Papers Real Things Trying Working Write]
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]
And I can say this, most of the people who have recorded my songs are songwriters themselves.
[ Most Recorded Say Songs Songwriters Themselves]
The ultimate test of a finished account executive is his ability to write a sound marketing plan.
[ Ability Account Executive Finished His Marketing Plan Sound Test Ultimate Write]
I don't finish every story, but I probably write and send out three out of five of them.
[ Every Finish Five Out Probably Send Story Them Three Write]
I want to sell to people my own age, because that's the way I write songs.
[ Age Because Own Sell Songs Want Way Write]
The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it.
[ Cannot Course Create History May Mouthpiece Movement Serve Very Well Writer]
Every reader finds himself. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.
[ Book Discern Every Finds Himself Instrument Kind Makes Merely Never Optical Perhaps Possible Reader Seen Without Work Would Writer]
I could write an entertaining novel about rejection slips, but I fear it would be overly long.
[ Could Entertaining Fear Long Novel Overly Rejection Slips Would Write]
No one writes about the emotional things you go through.
[ Emotional Go Things Through Writes]
Perhaps, all writers walk such a line. In general - as we all do in our dreams - I believe I put something of myself into all the characters in my novels, male as well as female.
[ Believe Characters Dreams Female General Into Line Male Myself Novels Our Perhaps Put Something Such Walk Well Writers]
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]
When I write stories I am like someone who is in her own country, walking along streets that she has known since she was a child, between walls and trees that are hers.
[ Along Am Between Child Country Her Hers Known Own She Since Someone Stories Streets Trees Walking Walls Write]
People have no idea what a hard job it is for two writers to be friends. Sooner or later you have to talk about each other's work.
[ Each Friends Hard Idea Job Later Other Sooner Talk Two Work Writers]
It's hard to find a play that's right for me to do. Rather than waiting around for the right script to come along, I decided to write one myself.
[ Along Around Come Decided Find Hard Myself Play Rather Right Script Than Waiting Write]
The satirist who writes nothing but satire should write but little - or it will seem that his satire springs rather from his own caustic nature than from the sins of the world in which he lives.
[ Caustic His Little Lives Nature Nothing Own Rather Satire Satirist Seem Should Sins Springs Than Which Will World Write Writes]
I generally write a first draft that's pretty lean. Just get the story down.
[ Down Draft First Generally Get Just Lean Pretty Story Write]
I think there are some songwriters who are just brilliant who can write and then I think there are some songwriters who can like me I have a problem writing chorus lyrics but I can write a song in a story like that.
[ Brilliant Chorus Just Lyrics Problem Some Song Songwriters Story Then Think Write Writing]
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]
In the book, I write about children in first grade who were taught to read by reading want ads. They learned to write by writing job applications. Imagine what would happen if anyone tried to do that to children in a predominantly white suburban school.
[ Ads Anyone Applications Book Children First Grade Happen Imagine Job Learned Predominantly Read Reading School Suburban Taught Tried Want Were White Would Write Writing]
I have learned that any fool can write a bad ad, but that it takes a real genius to keep his hands off a good one.
[ Ad Any Bad Fool Genius Good Hands His Keep Learned Off Real Takes Write]
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]
Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down.
[ Anguish Composer Despair Down Every Forgetting Had Ideas Knows Occasioned Time Which Write]
Nashville is one of the greatest places for the best songwriters in the world. It's been fantastic to live there and to raise our family there. It's a great town.
[ Been Best Family Fantastic Great Greatest Live Nashville Our Places Raise Songwriters Town World]
When you have a performer as talented as Bill Murray or as Harold, that can write as well as they can perform, you can do a final draft on the set if you think of it that way.
[ Bill Draft Final Harold Murray Perform Performer Set Talented Think Way Well Write]
Absolutely. I can produce. I can write. I can direct.
[ Absolutely Direct Produce Write]
The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth.
[ Christian Creations Earth Given Great Heart His Little Moods More Names Own Passions Sent Than Walk Writer]
In Oxford before the war, I had, with this interest in mind, written a short textbook entitled, An Introduction to Economic Analysis and Policy. It was now my intention to rewrite this work.
[ Analysis Before Economic Entitled Had Intention Interest Introduction Mind Now Oxford Policy Rewrite Short Textbook War Work Written]
I write quite a lot of sonnets, and I think of them almost as prayers: short and memorable, something you can recite.
[ Almost Lot Memorable Prayers Quite Short Something Sonnets Them Think Write]
Writers, all the good ones, are Natural Born Liars.
[ Born Good Liars Natural Ones Writers]
I write plays for people who wouldn't be seen dead in the theatre.
[ Dead Plays Seen Theatre Write]
If one could be friendly with women, what a pleasure - the relationship so secret and private compared with relations with men. Why not write about it truthfully?
[ Compared Could Friendly Men Pleasure Private Relations Relationship Secret Truthfully Why Women Write]
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.
[ Also Bad Badly Being Else Fix Flexibility Freedom Going Something Thing Writer Writing]
You are just in the middle of a struggle with words which are really very stubborn things, with a blank page, with the damn thing that you use to write with, a pen or a typewriter, and you forget all about the reader when you are doing that.
[ Blank Damn Doing Forget Just Middle Page Pen Reader Really Struggle Stubborn Thing Things Typewriter Use Very Which Words Write]
I can't tell you any more than any other writer can tell you why they write, and I don't know what my influences are.
[ Any Influences Know More Other Tell Than Why Write Writer]
I am, really, a great writer; my only difficulty is in finding great readers.
[ Am Difficulty Finding Great Only Readers Really Writer]
And it was then that I realized wow, I'm able to write lyrics and sing and stuff like that.
[ Able Lyrics Realized Sing Stuff Then Wow Write]
How many authors are there among writers? Author means originator.
[ Among Author Authors How Many Means Originator Writers]
People write me from all over the country, asking me, and sometimes even telling me, what they think a poet laureate should do. I found that immensely valuable.
[ Asking Country Even Found Immensely Laureate Over Poet Should Sometimes Telling Think Valuable Write]
We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words. Poetry
[ Ones Poems Poets Simply Words Write]
I can write, He floated up to the ceiling, and a baby rabbit came out of his pocket, grew wings, and flew away. And you will believe that it really happened. That's magic, isn't it?
[ Away Baby Believe Came Ceiling Flew Floated Grew Happened His Magic Out Pocket Rabbit Really Up Will Wings Write]
If you write songs and if you write music that's very sincere and very honest, it's pop music, but it is pop music with a lot of honesty and a lot of heart.
[ Heart Honest Honesty Lot Music Pop Sincere Songs Very Write]
I don't have to worry about any pop sensibility. I can write adult songs, and I don't have to worry about choruses and hook lines.
[ Adult Any Choruses Hook Lines Pop Sensibility Songs Worry Write]
I write funny. If I can make my wife laugh, I know I'm on the right track. But yes, I don't like to get Maudlin. And I have a tendency towards it.
[ Funny Get Know Laugh Make Maudlin Right Tendency Towards Track Wife Write Yes]
I think with every writer there are two people there.
[ Every Think Two Writer]
In Hollywood the woods are full of people that learned to write but evidently can't read. If they could read their stuff, they'd stop writing.
[ Could Evidently Full Hollywood Learned Read Stop Stuff Their Woods Write Writing]
Here I am, where I ought to be. A writer must have a place where he or she feels this, a place to love and be irritated with.
[ Am Feels Here Irritated Love Must Ought Place She Where Writer]
I think every band is a little cautious when the drummer starts to write tunes.
[ Band Cautious Drummer Every Little Starts Think Tunes Write]
In a repressive society, a writer can be deeply influential, but in a society that's filled with glut and repetition and endless consumption, the act of terror may be the only meaningful act.
[ Act Consumption Deeply Endless Filled Glut Influential May Meaningful Only Repetition Repressive Society Terror Writer]
I didn't want to write a book. They made me do it.
[ Book Made Want Write]
I am lucky enough to have Aaron Sorkin write what I have to say.
[ Aaron Am Enough Lucky Say Write]
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.
[ Anything Art Artists Say Stop Talk Think Thinking Work Writers Writing Young]
I'm interested in how artists and writers do this, using art as therapy. Escaping into the worlds we create. We're all victims and few of us are truly free.
[ Art Artists Create Escaping Few Free How Interested Into Therapy Truly Us Using Victims Worlds Writers]
The only reason I would write a sequel is if I were struck by an idea that I felt to be equal to the original. Too many sequels diminish the original.
[ Diminish Equal Felt Idea Many Only Original Reason Sequel Sequels Struck Too Were Would Write]
There's no reason you shouldn't, as a writer, not be aware of the necessity to revise yourself constantly.
[ Aware Constantly Necessity Reason Revise Writer Yourself]
Which is - you know, like check it out, I'm pretty young, I'm only about 40 years old. I still have maybe another four decades of work left in me. And it's exceedingly likely that anything I write from this point forward is going to be judged by the world as the work that came after the freakish success of my last book, right?
[ After Another Anything Book Came Check Decades Exceedingly Forward Four Going Judged Know Last Left Likely Maybe Old Only Out Point Pretty Right Still Success Which Work World Write Years Young]
When a person responds emotionally to intellectual things, or emotionally only to traditional emotional things - I find that an interesting break between myself and some other writers and fans.
[ Between Break Emotional Emotionally Fans Find Intellectual Interesting Myself Only Other Person Responds Some Things Traditional Writers]
I think everyone should sit down and write a book. It's a lot like therapy but a lot less expensive.
[ Book Down Everyone Expensive Less Lot Should Sit Therapy Think Write]
I am always trying to write.
[ Always Am Trying Write]
But then of course you reach a point where you have to say, I've got to figure out how this book's going to end. Otherwise, you're going to write yourself into so many dead-ends.
[ Book Course End Figure Going Got How Into Many Otherwise Out Point Reach Say Then Where Write Yourself]
I don't think I would have been a writer if I hadn't been a mother. I wanted to construct something that contained some of these feelings that I had, some of these discoveries or revelations.
[ Been Construct Contained Discoveries Feelings Had Hadn Mother Revelations Some Something These Think Wanted Would Writer]
I would like to think that Ben and myself have begun a partnership that will take us into different areas of music that we can continue to write, enjoy and keep me involved with music other then what I do with RUSH.
[ Areas Begun Ben Continue Different Enjoy Into Involved Keep Music Myself Other Partnership Rush Take Then Think Us Will Would Write]
There's a certain possessiveness of writers sometimes.
[ Certain Sometimes Writers]
I wouldn't not want to be a director and write as I wouldn't not to want to be a writer and direct movies.
[ Direct Director Movies Want Write Writer]
The humor is essentially dark for a cartoon and sophisticated. But at the same time, being a cartoon gives the writers more freedom than in a normal sitcom. It always pushes the line that, despite human failings, the Simpsons are really decent people.
[ Always Being Cartoon Dark Decent Despite Essentially Failings Freedom Gives Human Humor Line More Normal Pushes Really Same Simpsons Sitcom Sophisticated Than Time Writers]
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]
I started writing while I was a little boy. Maybe it's because I was reading a lot of books I admired, and thought that I would like to write something like that someday. Also, my love for good writing pushed me.
[ Admired Also Because Books Boy Good Little Lot Love Maybe Pushed Reading Someday Something Started Thought While Would Write Writing]
It is still true that it is easier to compose a poem in the form of a manual for adjusting a VCR than it is to write a piece using just tuning as a symphony.
[ Adjusting Compose Easier Form Just Manual Piece Poem Still Symphony Than True Tuning Using Vcr Write]
I do have two data identities. I have my name, Bruce Sterling, which is my public name under which I write novels. I also have my other name, which is my legal name under which I own property and vote.
[ Also Bruce Data Identities Legal Name Novels Other Own Property Public Sterling Two Under Vote Which Write]
You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we're doing it.
[ Being Between Bored Daydreaming Difference Doing Get Ideas Notice Only Other Time Writers]
Many attempts have been made by writers on art and poetry to define beauty in the abstract, to express it in the most general terms, to find some universal formula for it.
[ Abstract Art Attempts Beauty Been Define Express Find Formula General Made Many Most Poetry Some Terms Universal Writers]
I decided to write short stories because they got rejected quicker.
[ Because Decided Got Quicker Rejected Short Stories Write]
The reason that there are so few good books written is that so few people who write know anything.
[ Anything Books Few Good Know Reason Write Written]
If you enjoy math and you write novels, it's very rare that you'll get a chance to put your math into a novel. I leapt at the chance.
[ Chance Enjoy Get Into Math Novel Novels Put Rare Very Write Your]
The more light hearted I write about that, the better the message gets through.
[ Better Gets Hearted Light Message More Through Write]
My father was a classical musician and my mother was a writer.
[ Classical Father Mother Musician Writer]
There's a feminist writer, Naomi Wolfe, who is reconsidering her position on abortion.
[ Abortion Feminist Her Naomi Position Writer]
I have daughters who are writers and actors but no musicians.
[ Actors Daughters Musicians Writers]
Well, I'm at some kind of crossroads in my life and I don't know which way to take. It's not about money, I mean, because I'm established enough now as a writer to get a reasonable advance if I wanted to do fiction.
[ Advance Because Crossroads Enough Established Fiction Get Kind Know Life Mean Money Now Reasonable Some Take Wanted Way Well Which Writer]
Sure, women sportswriters look when they're in the clubhouse. Read their stories. How else do you explain a capital letter in the middle of a word?
[ Capital Clubhouse Else Explain How Letter Look Middle Read Sportswriters Stories Sure Their Women Word]
I want to play music when I want, write a song if I want or watch a baseball game if I want.
[ Baseball Game Music Play Song Want Watch Write]
Then there was Clark Ashton Smith, who wrote for Weird Tales and who had a wild imagination. He wasn't a very talented writer, but his imagination was wonderful.
[ Clark Had His Imagination Smith Talented Tales Then Very Weird Wild Wonderful Writer Wrote]
You don't have to know anything about music to understand what I write. Mine are simple melodies.
[ Anything Know Melodies Mine Music Simple Understand Write]
Every writer hopes or boldly assumes that his life is in some sense exemplary, that the particular will turn out to be universal.
[ Assumes Boldly Every Exemplary His Hopes Life Out Particular Sense Some Turn Universal Will Writer]
She told fortunes for a living. It's a wacky book and was great fun to write. It is very much a look at what life was like for women in Australia in the 1960's.
[ Australia Book Fortunes Fun Great Life Living Look Much She Told Very Wacky Women Write]
Write in a disciplined manner, but write in a way that is natural to the individual's thought processes.
[ Disciplined Individual Manner Natural Processes Thought Way Write]
If people would write exactly what I wanted to read I wouldn't feel so compelled to write myself.
[ Compelled Exactly Feel Myself Read Wanted Would Write]
I've always said it took me 20 years to find out how to write a song in 20 minutes.
[ Always Find How Minutes Out Said Song Took Write Years]
I love being a very personal singer-songwriter, but I also like being a scientist or explorer.
[ Also Being Explorer Love Personal Scientist Singer-Songwriter Very]
We just wanted to write a bunch of songs that we thought were good songs.
[ Bunch Good Just Songs Thought Wanted Were Write]
The writer isn't made in a vacuum. Writers are witnesses. The reason we need writers is because we need witnesses to this terrifying century.
[ Because Century Made Need Reason Terrifying Vacuum Witnesses Writer Writers]
I have a tendency to say yes to a script or no to a script. Not yes based on a rewrite.
[ Based Rewrite Say Script Tendency Yes]
I think I write about things that are mysterious to me.
[ Mysterious Things Think Write]
I can only assume that your editorial writer tripped over the First Amendment and thought it was the office cat.
[ Amendment Assume Cat Editorial First Office Only Over Thought Tripped Writer Your]
A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.
[ Fiction Her Money Must Own Room She Woman Write]
For an author to write as he speaks is just as reprehensible as the opposite fault, to speak as he writes; for this gives a pedantic effect to what he says, and at the same time makes him hardly intelligible.
[ Author Effect Fault Gives Hardly Him Intelligible Just Makes Opposite Pedantic Reprehensible Same Says Speak Speaks Time Write Writes]
No one knows how to write a novel until it's been written.
[ Been How Knows Novel Until Write Written]
I feel sorry for people who have to edit me. Which is why book writing is by far the most enjoyable. Really the only thing it's based on is whether it's good or not. No book editor, in my experience, is getting a manuscript and try to rewrite it.
[ Based Book Edit Editor Enjoyable Experience Far Feel Getting Good Manuscript Most Only Really Rewrite Sorry Thing Try Whether Which Why Writing]
Next to the writer of real estate advertisements, the autobiographer is the most suspect of prose artists.
[ Advertisements Artists Estate Most Next Prose Real Suspect Writer]
Writers are frequently asked why they wrote their first book. A more interesting answer might come from asking them why they wrote their second one.
[ Answer Asked Asking Book Come First Frequently Interesting Might More Second Their Them Why Writers Wrote]
Writers have to have a knack for listening. I need to be able to hear what is being said to me by the voices I create.
[ Able Being Create Hear Knack Listening Need Said Voices Writers]
Among the letters my readers write me, there is a certain category which is continuously growing, and which I see as a symptom of the increasing intellectualization of the relationship between readers and literature.
[ Among Between Category Certain Continuously Growing Increasing Letters Literature Readers Relationship See Symptom Which Write]
You have to remember that I was a bright but simple fellow from Canada who seldom, if ever, met another writer, and then only a so-called literary type that occasionally sold a story and meanwhile worked in an office for a living.
[ Another Bright Canada Ever Fellow Literary Living Meanwhile Met Occasionally Office Only Remember Seldom Simple So-Called Sold Story Then Type Worked Writer]
Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.
[ Alone Complete Enemies Family Friends Must Natural Occupation Savage Slightly Society Solitary Sustain Undertaking Uninterrupted Writer Writing]
For me, there is nothing worse than the knowledge that my life holds nothing for me but being a writer.
[ Being Holds Knowledge Life Nothing Than Worse Writer]
Action, reaction, motivation, emotion, all have to come from the characters. Writing a love scene requires the same elements from the writer as any other.
[ Action Any Characters Come Elements Emotion Love Motivation Other Reaction Requires Same Scene Writer Writing]
I used to write things for friends. There was this girl I had a crush on, and she had a teacher she didn't like at school. I had a real crush on her, so almost every day I would write her a little short story where she would kill him in a different way.
[ Almost Crush Day Different Every Friends Girl Had Her Him Kill Little Real School She Short Story Teacher Things Used Way Where Would Write]
If I waited till I felt like writing, I'd never write at all.
[ Felt Never Till Waited Write Writing]
I like to write in a shroud of secrecy because I have to keep finding ways to scare myself.
[ Because Finding Keep Myself Scare Secrecy Shroud Ways Write]
Together with script writers Syd green and Dick Hills, we worked on the comedy ideas for this series.
[ Comedy Green Hills Ideas Script Series Together Worked Writers]
I'll never be a good writer, and no chance of being a good actor.
[ Actor Being Chance Good Never Writer]
The main engagement of the writer is towards truthfulness; therefore he must keep his mind and his judgement free.
[ Engagement Free His Judgement Keep Main Mind Must Therefore Towards Truthfulness Writer]
Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up.
[ Ass Broaden Mind Standing Travel Up Write Writing Your]
In the future the way that Whittaker Chambers was able to carry out forgery by typewriter will be disclosed.
[ Able Carry Chambers Disclosed Forgery Future Out Typewriter Way Will]
I really enjoy the writing process because I can do it from my house. I can create these characters and take them in the different directions that I want to take them. You have a lot of freedom as a writer.
[ Because Characters Create Different Directions Enjoy Freedom House Lot Process Really Take Them These Want Writer Writing]
Then I read Little Women, and of course, like a lot of really young girls, I was very taken with Jo - Jo being the writer and the misfit.
[ Being Course Girls Jo Little Lot Read Really Taken Then Very Women Writer Young]
In 1967, the students at San Francisco State invited the poet Amiri Baraka to the campus for a semester. He attracted other influential black writers such as Sonia Sanchez, Ed Bullins, Eldridge Cleaver. What emerged was something we called the community communications program. That's how I got involved; I got involved in a little play.
[ Attracted Black Called Campus Communications Community Ed Emerged Francisco Got How Influential Invited Involved Little Other Play Poet Program San Semester Something State Students Such Writers]
You write a hit the same way you write a flop.
[ Flop Hit Same Way Write]
Intellectuals, academics, writers and poets were an important force in the early groups of volunteers. They had the means to get to Spain and were accustomed to travelling, whereas very few workers had left British shores.
[ Academics Accustomed British Early Few Force Get Groups Had Important Intellectuals Left Means Poets Shores Spain Travelling Very Volunteers Were Whereas Workers Writers]
I took lots of photographs and had planned to write a treatise on how it worked, but I quickly got bored with that idea and wrote a scientific fairy tale instead.
[ Bored Fairy Got Had How Idea Instead Lots Photographs Planned Quickly Scientific Tale Took Treatise Worked Write Wrote]
Our most famous writers are Faulkner and Eudora Welty and Flannery O'Connor. It would make sense that the poetry would reflect some of those same values, some of the same techniques.
[ Connor Famous Faulkner Make Most Our Poetry Reflect Same Sense Some Techniques Those Values Would Writers]
The urge to write poetry is like having an itch. When the itch becomes annoying enough, you scratch it.
[ Annoying Becomes Enough Having Itch Poetry Scratch Urge Write]
If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate: The "Ode on a Grecian Urn" is worth any number of old ladies.
[ Any Grecian Hesitate His Ladies Mother Number Ode Old Rob Will Worth Writer]
I write about what interests me. It's very dangerous when you try to satisfy an audience.
[ Audience Dangerous Interests Satisfy Try Very Write]
In those days, it didn't take much imagination to come up with something that required great lyric development skills. You just thought of an experience that you might have gone through, and write it down.
[ Come Days Development Down Experience Gone Great Imagination Just Lyric Might Much Required Skills Something Take Those Thought Through Up Write]
I'd love to have another film to go on to. I'm in the mood to work. But I have to be patient, you know, to find that particular kind of project. Occasionally I'll write one myself if I can summon up the energy.
[ Another Energy Film Find Go Kind Know Love Mood Myself Occasionally Particular Patient Project Summon Up Work Write]
Everything important in sci-fi showed up in the magazines first. It's the proving ground for new writers and new ideas.
[ Everything First Ground Ideas Important Magazines New Proving Sci-Fi Showed Up Writers]
Probably most successful songwriters have an innate songwriting ability.
[ Ability Innate Most Probably Songwriters Songwriting Successful]
Home base is the support system where we have a culinary team, my own writers because of the shows and the books and stuff, we have a culinary team of about six people. Marketing, public relations, accounting and all that sort of stuff.
[ Accounting Base Because Books Culinary Home Marketing Own Public Relations Shows Six Sort Stuff Support System Team Where Writers]
Being a good songwriter means paying attention and sticking your hand out the window to catch the song on the way to someone else's house!
[ Attention Being Catch Else Good Hand House Means Out Paying Someone Song Songwriter Sticking Way Window Your]
The man who has done his level best... is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure. Success
[ Best Done Down Even Failure Him His Level Man May Success Though World Write]
As a songwriter, I was influenced by David Bowie - a great writer. A class above everybody in so many ways. Lennon and McCartney, of course. Class stuff. David Cousins was my favorite lyricist.
[ Above Bowie Class Course Cousins David Everybody Favorite Great Influenced Lennon Lyricist Many Mccartney Songwriter Stuff Ways Writer]
By the end of the week, if I'm still alive, I get to write whatever I want about it all.
[ Alive End Get Still Want Week Whatever Write]
I do have a small collection of traditional SF ideas which I've never been able to sell. I'm known as a fantasy writer and neither my agent nor my editors want to risk my brand by jumping genre.
[ Able Agent Been Brand Collection Editors Fantasy Genre Ideas Jumping Known Neither Never Nor Risk Sell Sf Small Traditional Want Which Writer]
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]
It's my responsibility as a singer-songwriter to report the news.
[ News Report Responsibility Singer-Songwriter]
There was a writer in the '20s called Christopher Morley, who I remember a little bit of, who had some influence on me, but I couldn't tell you what it was.
[ Bit Called Christopher Had Influence Little Remember Some Tell Writer]
The trick is the paradox - turning your story inside out. Now if it is something that appears to be of total normality and then suddenly turns inside out and is a different thing all together then that's fun to write.
[ Appears Different Fun Inside Normality Now Out Paradox Something Story Suddenly Then Thing Together Total Trick Turning Turns Write Your]
I write in that space between Ella's childhood and mine. I know it all sounds a bit sinister.
[ Between Bit Childhood Ella Know Mine Sinister Sounds Space Write]
Every time I write something down I check it to see if it has that telltale glow, the glow that tells me there's something there. If it glows, it stays. Everything is either on or off.
[ Check Down Either Every Everything Glow Glows Off See Something Stays Tells Time Write]
You don't want to write your own opinion, you don't want to just represent yourself, but represent yourself through someone else.
[ Else Just Opinion Own Represent Someone Through Want Write Your Yourself]
The fact that people will pay you to talk to people and travel to interesting places and write about what intrigues you, I am just amazed by that.
[ Am Amazed Fact Interesting Intrigues Just Pay Places Talk Travel Will Write]
It's very hard to write humor.
[ Hard Humor Very Write]
At an early school, when I was about 5, they asked what we wanted to be when we grew up. Everyone said silly things, and I said I wanted to be an actress. So that was what I wanted to be, but what I was, of course, was a writer.
[ Actress Asked Course Early Everyone Grew Said School Silly Things Up Wanted Writer]
Writers let themselves be enticed by the language.
[ Language Themselves Writers]
SOON was the first novel where I used a rough outline. Usually I have characters and an idea and write as a process of discovery. Like working without a net.
[ Characters Discovery First Idea Net Novel Outline Process Rough Soon Used Usually Where Without Working Write]
Everything around a writer, or musician in the record business, probably everything in all the United States or in all of western civilization, is about competition.
[ Around Business Civilization Competition Everything Musician Probably Record States United Western Writer]
I write songs about real things... The subject dictates the mood and it goes from there, really.
[ Dictates Goes Mood Real Really Songs Subject Things Write]
I'm a commercial writer, not an author. Margaret Mitchell was an author. She wrote one book.
[ Author Book Commercial Margaret Mitchell She Writer Wrote]
College had little effect on me. I'd have been the same writer if I'd gone to MIT, except I'd have flunked out sooner.
[ Been College Effect Except Flunked Gone Had Little Mit Out Same Sooner Writer]
When I read it, I don't wince, which is all I ever ask for a book I write.
[ Ask Book Ever Read Which Wince Write]
But basically, I'm trying to write a fun story.
[ Basically Fun Story Trying Write]
I started off like everyone else does, slogging but having a compulsion to put words on paper. I didn't write or read horror or fantasy, other than children's fantasy, until I was in my teens.
[ Children Compulsion Does Else Everyone Fantasy Having Horror Off Other Paper Put Read Started Teens Than Until Words Write]
I write my lyrics into the computer and I hum my music into the dictaphone.
[ Computer Hum Into Lyrics Music Write]
I don't really mind what people say about my love life or anything like that, but the one thing is that, yes, I do sing and write all my own music. That is something that I hold really dear. And yeah, I made a fool of myself in front of the world, but it was also great to pick myself back up and go on tour.
[ Also Anything Back Dear Fool Front Go Great Hold Life Love Made Mind Music Myself Own Pick Really Say Sing Something Thing Tour Up World Write Yeah Yes]
I wrote in the book very specifically what I wanted to write about, period, and left it at.
[ Book Left Period Specifically Very Wanted Write Wrote]
Manners are of such great consequence to the novelist that any kind will do. Bad manners are better than no manners at all, and because we are losing our customary manners, we are probably overly conscious of them; this seems to be a condition that produces writers.
[ Any Bad Because Better Condition Conscious Consequence Customary Great Kind Losing Manners Novelist Our Overly Probably Produces Seems Such Than Them Will Writers]
God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.
[ Alone Also Bible Clouds Flowers God Gospel Stars Trees Writes]
I start with the subject matter I want to write about. Then I make a musical base for that and create an atmosphere with the music. Once I've done that, the lyrics come last.
[ Atmosphere Base Come Create Done Last Lyrics Make Matter Music Musical Once Start Subject Then Want Write]
I wouldn't encourage new writers to start off publishing through electronic media... it still isn't wide enough for the readership they would need to get a good start.
[ Electronic Encourage Enough Get Good Media Need New Off Publishing Readership Start Still Through Wide Would Writers]
The process hasn't changed, but the writer has developed. I still get up every morning and go to work.
[ Changed Developed Every Get Go Hasn Morning Process Still Up Work Writer]
With each book I write, I become more and more convinced that the books have a life of their own, quite apart from me.
[ Apart Become Book Books Convinced Each Life More Own Quite Their Write]
For a country to have a great writer is like having another government. That's why no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones.
[ Another Country Ever Government Great Having Loved Minor Ones Only Regime Why Writer Writers]
For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word.
[ Born Come Healing Nothing Realization Right Upon Word Writer Your]
We wanted to write the first prequels as a story that anyone could pick up.
[ Anyone Could First Pick Story Up Wanted Write]
Many fiction writers eventually want to feel that their work forms a single, unified entity.
[ Entity Eventually Feel Fiction Forms Many Single Their Unified Want Work Writers]
A song that sounds simple is just not that easy to write. One of the objectives of this record was to try and write melodies that continue to resonate.
[ Continue Easy Just Melodies Objectives Record Resonate Simple Song Sounds Try Write]
It is certain, indeed, that the sacred writers were apt to make great allowances for people with empty stomachs, and though I am well aware that the present profane ones think this very reprehensible, I venture to agree with the sacred writers.
[ Agree Allowances Am Apt Aware Certain Empty Great Indeed Make Ones Present Profane Reprehensible Sacred Stomachs Think Though Venture Very Well Were Writers]
I had always wanted to be a writer who confused genre boundaries and who was read in multiple contexts.
[ Always Boundaries Confused Contexts Genre Had Multiple Read Wanted Writer]
An artist can go paint, and a writer can go write, but an actor needs to get hired, needs somebody to say, 'Here, come and do this,' That's the hard part.
[ Actor Artist Come Get Go Hard Here Hired Needs Paint Part Say Somebody Write Writer]
I'm a writer first and an editor second... or maybe third or even fourth. Successful editing requires a very specific set of skills, and I don't claim to have all of them at my command.
[ Claim Command Editing Editor Even First Fourth Maybe Requires Second Set Skills Specific Successful Them Third Very Writer]
I decided to write about the myths of divorce.
[ Decided Divorce Myths Write]
So I'll write it, and then I'll find out that I actually wrote something that is utterly useless. You can't use it in the story and it doesn't fit. So I just throw it away. I've done that countless times.
[ Actually Away Countless Done Find Fit Just Out Something Story Then Throw Times Use Useless Utterly Write Wrote]
I was a little concerned that a lot of people thought I wrote Merchant Ivory movies. I also thought if I was ever going to write something strange and difficult, that was the time.
[ Also Concerned Difficult Ever Going Ivory Little Lot Merchant Movies Something Strange Thought Time Write Wrote]
In this one book are the two most interesting personalities in the whole world - God and yourself. The Bible is the story of God and man, a love story in which you and I must write our own ending, our unfinished autobiography of the creature and the Creator.
[ Autobiography Bible Book Creator Creature Ending God Interesting Love Man Most Must Our Own Personalities Story Two Unfinished Which Whole World Write Yourself]
The novels take longer to write than the picture book texts, and they do take a different sort of concentration. However, a very short, simple story that works well is just as exciting to me as any longer and more complex book.
[ Any Book Complex Concentration Different Exciting However Just Longer More Novels Picture Short Simple Sort Story Take Texts Than Very Well Works Write]
I think that like all writers - and if any writer disagrees with this, then he is not a writer - I write primarily for myself.
[ Any Disagrees Myself Primarily Then Think Write Writer Writers]
But if you want to be in a band and write music, then you should just be in a band and write music.
[ Band Just Music Should Then Want Write]
A writer's work often reflects what he or she has been exposed to in life; experiences which are the groundwork of a poem or a story.
[ Been Experiences Exposed Groundwork Life Often Poem Reflects She Story Which Work Writer]
I can't talk about anything or write about anything if I don't understand it. So a lot of the stuff that I go through and a lot of the time that I spend is understanding.
[ Anything Go Lot Spend Stuff Talk Through Time Understand Understanding Write]
I've got America's best writer for $300 a week.
[ America Best Got Week Writer]
Whenever I fill out the job description I put 'songwriter,' never 'singer' or 'artist.' Singers come and go.
[ Artist Come Description Fill Go Job Never Out Put Singer Singers Songwriter Whenever]
So while it is true that I find really dark stuff funny sometimes, it's also true that as a writer of books I want to have the whole range of human emotions.
[ Also Books Dark Emotions Find Funny Human Range Really Sometimes Stuff True Want While Whole Writer]
I'm not constrained by being a genre writer. Any story I can imagine, I can cast as a fantasy novel and probably get it published.
[ Any Being Cast Constrained Fantasy Genre Get Imagine Novel Probably Published Story Writer]
I usually write about ordinary people and ordinary things, but Paul Farmer is the least ordinary person I've ever met... He's the leader of a small group of people who hope to cure a sick world, and I hope my book can help in some small way.
[ Book Cure Ever Farmer Group Help Hope Leader Least Met Ordinary Paul Person Sick Small Some Things Usually Way World Write]
We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do.
[ Beholden Men Much Others Ought Write]
For me, as a beginning novelist, all other living writers form a control group for whom the world is a placebo.
[ Beginning Control Form Group Living Novelist Other Placebo Whom World Writers]
You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life.
[ Dance Just Life Little Look Must Part Poems Read Sing Skies Suffer Understand Whole Why Write]
Sometimes writers say true things about the overall nature of publicity, promotion, and the publishing industry; but alas, not always.
[ Alas Always Industry Nature Overall Promotion Publicity Publishing Say Sometimes Things True Writers]
A writer of fiction lives in fear. Each new day demands new ideas and he can never be sure whether he is going to come up with them or not.
[ Come Day Demands Each Fear Fiction Going Ideas Lives Never New Sure Them Up Whether Writer]
If I waited for inspiration every time I sat down to write a song I probably would be a plumber today.
[ Down Every Inspiration Plumber Probably Sat Song Time Today Waited Would Write]
No language is rude that can boast polite writers.
[ Boast Language Polite Rude Writers]
My Panasonic typewriter can make graphs. It types in four different colors.
[ Colors Different Four Make Types Typewriter]
There are men who can write poetry, and there are men who can read balance sheets. The men who can read balance sheets cannot write.
[ Balance Cannot Men Poetry Read Sheets Write]
You're in the business - when you're a writer, producer, director - to get ratings.
[ Business Director Get Producer Ratings Writer]
What a book a devil's chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!
[ Book Clumsy Cruel Devil Horribly Low Might Nature Wasteful Work Write]
Judging from the letters I've received from obviously feeble-minded persons who wish I would write another These Old Shades, it ought to sell like hot cakes.
[ Another Cakes Hot Judging Letters Obviously Old Ought Persons Received Sell Shades These Wish Would Write]
Townes van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that.
[ Best Bob Boots Coffee Cowboy Dylan Say Songwriter Stand Table Van Whole World]
Whoever you are, you will not write this book. I can tell you nothing. Do not call me again. Ever.
[ Again Book Call Ever Nothing Tell Whoever Will Write]
I like to read and write and take pictures and bike.
[ Bike Pictures Read Take Write]
To write regular verses destroys an infinite number of fine possibilities, but at the same time it suggests a multitude of distant and totally unexpected thoughts.
[ Destroys Distant Fine Infinite Multitude Number Possibilities Regular Same Suggests Thoughts Time Totally Unexpected Verses Write]
A lot of actors get concerned about their own image, even going so far as to rewrite a movie to best serve that image. All I want to do is be in good movies.
[ Actors Best Concerned Even Far Get Going Good Image Lot Movie Movies Own Rewrite Serve Their Want]
So must the writer, whose productions should Take with the vulgar, be of vulgar mould.
[ Mould Must Productions Should Take Vulgar Whose Writer]
I think my books talk about kids learning to like and respect themselves and each other. You can't write a message book; you just tell the best story you know how to tell.
[ Best Book Books Each How Just Kids Know Learning Message Other Respect Story Talk Tell Themselves Think Write]
I realize that I had always in my heart of hearts planned to write a biography of Marie Antoinette.
[ Always Antoinette Biography Had Heart Hearts Marie Planned Realize Write]
Sinatra was pretty astute - he used the best songwriters around, he used all the resources, he covered every song from the era basically.
[ Around Astute Basically Best Covered Era Every Pretty Resources Sinatra Song Songwriters Used]
I write a lot of songs people don't hear. I really just enjoy the process. I finish 'em all. I don't think there's a whole lot of difference between the bad ones and the good ones.
[ Bad Between Difference Em Enjoy Finish Good Hear Just Lot Ones Process Really Songs Think Whole Write]
People have tremendous power, more than the average person understands, and certainly more than even I understood before I came to Congress. When any of my constituents writes me a letter, I promise you, we're listening.
[ Any Average Before Came Certainly Congress Constituents Even Letter Listening More Person Power Promise Than Tremendous Understands Understood Writes]
Sometimes I'll hear a phrase or a word and write it down in my little black notebook (a writer's best mate), then come back to it and work a plot around it.
[ Around Back Best Black Come Down Hear Little Mate Notebook Phrase Plot Sometimes Then Word Work Write Writer]
After this, I took private lessons in Italian from an elementary school teacher. He gave me themes to write about, and some of them turned out so well that he told me to publish them in a newspaper.
[ After Elementary Gave Italian Lessons Newspaper Out Private Publish School Some Teacher Them Themes Told Took Turned Well Write]
Where does a man get inspiration to write a song like that? Well, he gets it from the landlady once a month.
[ Does Get Gets Inspiration Landlady Man Month Once Song Well Where Write]
Writers write to influence their readers, their preachers, their auditors, but always, at bottom, to be more themselves.
[ Always Auditors Bottom Influence More Preachers Readers Their Themselves Write Writers]
By the time I would have graduated, at 22, I was a writer and featured performer on Saturday Night Live.
[ Featured Graduated Live Night Performer Saturday Time Would Writer]
If you like to read, sometimes it's interesting just to go and see what the reality is, of the word, of the seedy or not so seedy fiction writer, the drunk or sober poet... Sometimes you can go looking for illumination.
[ Drunk Fiction Go Illumination Interesting Just Looking Poet Read Reality See Sober Sometimes Word Writer]
He took me from not being able to write a word in terms of writing screenplays to being the king of wooden dialogue.
[ Able Being Dialogue King Screenplays Terms Took Wooden Word Write Writing]
In the Ghetto, I'd been trying to write for years.
[ Been Ghetto Trying Write Years]
Modern poets talk against business, poor things, but all of us write for money. Beginners are subjected to trial by market.
[ Against Beginners Business Market Modern Money Poets Poor Subjected Talk Things Trial Us Write]
But at the same time, I have trouble keeping things out of books, which is why I don't write short stories because they turn into novels.
[ Because Books Into Keeping Novels Out Same Short Stories Things Time Trouble Turn Which Why Write]
Bernard Herrmann used to write all his scores by himself. So did Bach, Beethoven and Stravinsky. I don't understand why this happens in the movie industry.
[ Bach Beethoven Bernard Did Happens Himself His Industry Movie Scores Stravinsky Understand Used Why Write]
It seems that the fiction writer has a revolting attachment to the poor, for even when he writes about the rich, he is more concerned with what they lack than with what they have.
[ Attachment Concerned Even Fiction Lack More Poor Revolting Rich Seems Than Writer Writes]
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]
Anybody who writes doesn't like to be misunderstood.
[ Anybody Misunderstood Writes]
To believe in something not yet proved and to underwrite it with our lives: it is the only way we can leave the future open.
[ Believe Future Leave Lives Only Open Our Proved Something Way Yet]
I write in the morning, I walk in the afternoon and I read in the evening. It's a very easy, lovely life.
[ Afternoon Easy Evening Life Lovely Morning Read Very Walk Write]
Writers may be disreputable, incorrigible, early to decay or late to bloom but they dare to go it alone.
[ Alone Bloom Dare Decay Disreputable Early Go Incorrigible Late May Writers]
I grew up in an environment of jokes and sarcasm and puns. I talk that way, so I write that way.
[ Environment Grew Jokes Puns Sarcasm Talk Up Way Write]
I think plays, like books, are endemic. They grow out of the soil of the writer and the place he's writing about. I think, you just can't move them about, you know.
[ Books Endemic Grow Just Know Move Out Place Plays Soil Them Think Writer Writing]
I began using pseudonyms early in my career, when I was being paid a quarter a cent a word for my work, and when I had to write a lot to earn a living. Sometimes I had three or four stories in a single magazine without the editor knowing they were all by me.
[ Began Being Career Cent Early Earn Editor Four Had Knowing Living Lot Magazine Paid Quarter Single Sometimes Stories Three Using Were Without Word Work Write]
May I make a suggestion, hoping it is not an impertinence? Write it down: write down what you feel. It is sometimes a wonderful help in misery.
[ Down Feel Help Hoping Impertinence Make May Misery Sometimes Suggestion Wonderful Write]
The writer needs to react to his or her own internal universe, to his or her own point of view. If he or she doesn't have a personal point of view, it's impossible to be a creator.
[ Creator Her His Impossible Internal Needs Own Personal Point React She Universe View Writer]
When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.
[ Caricature Character Characters Create Living Novel Should Writer Writing]
My problem with new writers is that it takes me five or six years to memorise the right names.
[ Five Names New Problem Right Six Takes Writers Years]
And I think a good writer's gonna make it interesting. From the first paragraph it will all be interesting. Just work at it and work at it and work at it.
[ First Gonna Good Interesting Just Make Paragraph Think Will Work Writer]
I store away my experiences and don't feel really happy until I've found a way to write about them.
[ Away Experiences Feel Found Happy Really Store Them Until Way Write]
Brother Jones is not my product, and I am not responsible for anything he writes or says.
[ Am Anything Brother Jones Product Responsible Says Writes]
There is poetry even in prose, in all the great prose which is not merely utilitarian or didactic: there exist poets who write in prose or at least in more or less apparent prose; millions of poets write verses which have no connection with poetry.
[ Apparent Connection Didactic Even Exist Great Least Less Merely Millions More Poetry Poets Prose Utilitarian Verses Which Write]
You get to Hollywood and you are in the land of big money where they don't like to see only one screenwriter's name. It's much better if you've got four or five.
[ Better Big Five Four Get Got Hollywood Land Money Much Name Only Screenwriter See Where]
I would be lying if I said the journalism doesn't reflect my own choices as a reporter and a writer: what to say, what to emphasize, how to say it, what is true or untrue.
[ Choices Emphasize How Journalism Lying Own Reflect Reporter Said Say True Untrue Would Writer]
And that's another piece of advice I'll give junior writers; when you get to the point where they take you to lunch, let the editor suggest where to go.
[ Advice Another Editor Get Give Go Junior Lunch Piece Point Suggest Take Where Writers]
I am a writer who came of a sheltered life. A sheltered life can be a daring life as well. For all serious daring starts from within.
[ Am Came Daring Life Serious Sheltered Starts Well Within Writer]
What I want to write about has changed somewhat, and the scope of the storytelling has changed accordingly.
[ Accordingly Changed Scope Somewhat Storytelling Want Write]
He sometimes ran a purple ribbon through his typewriter and gushed where he should have dammed.
[ Dammed His Purple Ran Ribbon Should Sometimes Through Typewriter Where]
The waste basket is the writer's best friend.
[ Basket Best Friend Waste Writer]
I was so flattered that someone wanted me to write a book, I said I would. It was published in 1969.
[ Book Flattered Published Said Someone Wanted Would Write]
I think it is probably more important to attend specialized conventions for a journeyman writer than any other, but it's useful at all stages of a career, if for nothing else, to find out how the industry is working at any given time.
[ Any Attend Career Conventions Else Find Given How Important Industry Journeyman More Nothing Other Out Probably Specialized Stages Than Think Time Useful Working Writer]
When you write songs, you can't really point out the exact thing you're inspired by. It's more a state or a mood or an atmosphere that you're trying to put into words.
[ Atmosphere Exact Inspired Into Mood More Out Point Put Really Songs State Thing Trying Words Write]
I was born in Philadelphia and currently live in Minneapolis. I write for both children and adults.
[ Adults Born Both Children Currently Live Minneapolis Philadelphia Write]
I do not know that any writer has supposed that on this earth man will ultimately be able to live without food.
[ Able Any Earth Food Know Live Man Supposed Ultimately Will Without Writer]
But sometimes the women writers will pitch something and I'll hear it, but the men will keep talking.
[ Hear Keep Men Pitch Something Sometimes Talking Will Women Writers]
Being a writer was never a choice, it was an irresistible compulsion.
[ Being Choice Compulsion Irresistible Never Writer]
So Liam and movies are obviously big passions, and I read and write.
[ Big Movies Obviously Passions Read Write]
Writers write. Dreamers talk about it. Dreams
[ Dreamers Talk Write Writers]
There are scores you have to write objectively without getting involved.
[ Getting Involved Objectively Scores Without Write]
If writers were good businessmen, they'd have too much sense to be writers.
[ Businessmen Good Much Sense Too Were Writers]
And if you don't live, you have nothing to write about.
[ Live Nothing Write]
Well, when I was 13, for my bar mitzvah I received my first typewriter. And that was special.
[ Bar First Mitzvah Received Special Typewriter Well]
When I was in college, I was the editor of the literary magazine and insisted neither the editors nor the writers be specifically identified-only our student numbers appeared on the title page. I love that idea and still do.
[ Appeared College Editor Editors Idea Insisted Literary Love Magazine Neither Nor Numbers Our Page Specifically Still Student Title Writers]
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]
Sometimes songwriters and singers forget that. They get a melody in their head and the notes will take precedence, so that they wind up forcing a word onto a melody. It doesn't ring true.
[ Forcing Forget Get Head Melody Notes Onto Precedence Ring Singers Sometimes Songwriters Take Their True Up Will Wind Word]
One can't write without having read - you have to read before beginning to write - and universities offer a very good opportunity to read.
[ Before Beginning Good Having Offer Opportunity Read Universities Very Without Write]
The idea that you're not a writer until you're published is a lie.
[ Idea Lie Published Until Writer]
In its conception the literature prize belongs to days when a writer could still be thought of as, by virtue of his or her occupation, a sage, someone with no institutional affiliations who could offer an authoritative word on our times as well as on our moral life.
[ Authoritative Belongs Conception Could Days Her His Institutional Life Literature Moral Occupation Offer Our Prize Sage Someone Still Thought Times Virtue Well Word Writer]
I keep one simple rule that I only move in one direction - I write the book straight through from beginning to end. By following time's arrow, I keep myself sane.
[ Arrow Beginning Book Direction End Following Keep Move Myself Only Rule Sane Simple Straight Through Time Write]
She could only write with him at night and she was wasting her days just sitting around. So he thought I could write with her during the day. And that was Carole King.
[ Around Could Day Days During Her Him Just King Night Only She Sitting Thought Wasting Write]
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]
I've yet to meet a writer who could change water into wine, and we have a tendency to treat them like that.
[ Change Could Into Meet Tendency Them Treat Water Wine Writer Yet]
You just kind of have faith. If that sounds kind of mystical, it's because I really don't know how it works, but I trust that it does. I try to write the way I read, in order to find out what happens next.
[ Because Does Faith Find Happens How Just Kind Know Mystical Next Order Out Read Really Sounds Trust Try Way Works Write]
Now I am a writer who can command fairly good payments from magazines with large circulations, I very often refuse to write for them and still write sometimes for small magazines for nothing.
[ Am Command Fairly Good Large Magazines Nothing Now Often Payments Refuse Small Sometimes Still Them Very Write Writer]
Well it kind of is project to project because as a writer I think you always write to some degree about things that you know or things that happened - but my favourite filmmakers, my favourite movies of theirs tend to be the personal movies.
[ Always Because Degree Favourite Filmmakers Happened Kind Know Movies Personal Project Some Tend Theirs Things Think Well Write Writer]
What I do say is that I can write verse, and that the writing of verse in strict form is the best possible training for writing good prose.
[ Best Form Good Possible Prose Say Strict Training Verse Write Writing]
All the writers and producers around us that gave us the environment where we could play. They were able to provide us with a place where we could take chances to play with things, go against the grain and do things that people don't always do.
[ Able Against Always Around Chances Could Environment Gave Go Grain Place Play Producers Provide Take Things Us Were Where Writers]
Sometimes I listen to songs by very smart writers who assume that the world is a civil place with certain formalities that people follow, but I don't see things that way. My own experience tells me that life is not like that.
[ Assume Certain Civil Experience Follow Formalities Life Listen Own Place See Smart Sometimes Songs Tells Things Very Way World Writers]
I felt a little green, because Shakespeare writes the thought process within the text; it was tricky not to think of what to say and then say it, and instead just deliver the lines.
[ Because Deliver Felt Green Instead Just Lines Little Process Say Shakespeare Text Then Think Thought Tricky Within Writes]
The first year we actually did a lot of night shooting and the writers weren't even allowed on location.
[ Actually Allowed Did Even First Location Lot Night Shooting Weren Writers Year]
It's actually harder to write a fun song.
[ Actually Fun Harder Song Write]
I make it clear why I write as I do and why other poets write as they do. After hundreds of experiments I decided to go my own way in style and see what would happen.
[ After Clear Decided Experiments Go Happen Hundreds Make Other Own Poets See Style Way Why Would Write]
I try and write the way things happen. I don't try and fulfill people's wishes.
[ Fulfill Happen Things Try Way Wishes Write]
For each letter received from a creditor, write fifty lines on an extraterrestrial subject and you will be saved.
[ Creditor Each Extraterrestrial Fifty Letter Lines Received Saved Subject Will Write]
Many writers who choose to be active in the world lose not virtue but time, and that stillness without which literature cannot be made.
[ Active Cannot Choose Literature Lose Made Many Stillness Time Virtue Which Without World Writers]
A writer can write in an attic, or on top of a bus. Or with a sharp stick in some wet cement. To act, an actor has to have words. A stage. a camera turning.
[ Act Actor Attic Bus Camera Cement Sharp Some Stage Stick Top Turning Wet Words Write Writer]
The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all other woes of mankind, is wisdom. Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom box. But it is quite another thing to open the box.
[ Another Box Crime Great Hands His Into Keys Man Mankind Medicine Only Open Other Put Quite Read Suffering Teach Thing Wisdom Woes Write]
I know what my job is: I write the songs, I sing them, I play them on the piano.
[ Job Know Piano Play Sing Songs Them Write]
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]
It is simply not part of my culture to preserve notes. I have never heard of a writer preserving his early drafts.
[ Culture Drafts Early Heard His Never Notes Part Preserve Preserving Simply Writer]
I'm perfectly happy when I look out at an audience and it's all women. I always think it's kind of odd, but then, more women than men, I think, read and write poetry.
[ Always Audience Happy Kind Look Men More Odd Out Perfectly Poetry Read Than Then Think Women Write]
I think Juan stopped short - he got halfway to the destination and got off the train. He is certainly an excellent writer and a good person, but I'm not a nationalist.
[ Certainly Destination Excellent Good Got Halfway Juan Nationalist Off Person Short Stopped Think Train Writer]
I never thought of myself as either a woman or a man. I thought of myself as a person who was born to a writer, who was doomed to be a writer.
[ Born Doomed Either Man Myself Never Person Thought Woman Writer]
I can't write without a reader. It's precisely like a kiss - you can't do it alone.
[ Alone Kiss Precisely Reader Without Write]
I thought, frankly, that it would be more pleasant to write a memoir than it was.
[ Frankly Memoir More Pleasant Than Thought Would Write]
I have a cheat-sheet for each one of my characters about their personality, the way they look, etc. So there is no possible way that I could have writer's block.
[ Block Characters Could Each Etc Look Personality Possible Their Way Writer]
Respectable people do not write music or make love as a career.
[ Career Love Make Music Respectable Write]
I write books to find out about things.
[ Books Find Out Things Write]
If you are a genius, you'll make your own rules, but if not - and the odds are against it - go to your desk no matter what your mood, face the icy challenge of the paper - write.
[ Against Challenge Desk Face Genius Go Icy Make Matter Mood Odds Own Paper Rules Write Your]
Comedians are really writers who don't have pens and pencils about them, but they riff.
[ Comedians Pencils Pens Really Riff Them Writers]
A man who wants time to read and write must let the grass grow long.
[ Grass Grow Long Man Must Read Time Wants Write]
I think one of the great moments of my life was when I could write musician on my passport.
[ Could Great Life Moments Musician Passport Think Write]
So, I was always frustrated having to write and having to cut things. Why should you have to cut anything?
[ Always Anything Cut Frustrated Having Should Things Why Write]
I didn't know writers could be real live people, because I never knew any writers.
[ Any Because Could Knew Know Live Never Real Writers]
When I write, I enjoy myself so much that what is being written really needs no reader.
[ Being Enjoy Much Myself Needs Reader Really Write Written]
In high school, my goal was to be a writer for SNL, then I got into the acting.
[ Acting Goal Got High Into School Snl Then Writer]
And you find as a writer there are certain spots on the planet where you write better than others, and I believe in that. And New Orleans is one of them.
[ Believe Better Certain Find New Orleans Others Planet Spots Than Them Where Write Writer]
Travel definitely affects me as a writer.
[ Affects Definitely Travel Writer]
When a writer knows home in his heart, his heart must remain subtly apart from it.
[ Apart Heart His Home Knows Must Remain Subtly Writer]
That's really what was wonderful for me growing up, since I got to know so many of the songwriters who liked me and thought I had talent. They would then tell me how to read a lyric and sing a song, and challenge me to try and find a different end to a song.
[ Challenge Different End Find Got Growing Had How Know Liked Lyric Many Read Really Since Sing Song Songwriters Talent Tell Then Thought Try Up Wonderful Would]
I had a mixture, my father was a career army man and my mother was a writer.
[ Army Career Father Had Man Mixture Mother Writer]
Anybody can write a film script 'cuz it has been reduced to a formula.
[ Anybody Been Cuz Film Formula Reduced Script Write]
I happen to think that American politics is one of the noblest arts of mankind; and I cannot do anything else but write about it.
[ American Anything Arts Cannot Else Happen Mankind Noblest Politics Think Write]
You need a certain amount of nerve to be a writer.
[ Amount Certain Need Nerve Writer]
I write the music because I can't really write lyrics. But I can write chords like Robin's never heard of. So I provide the music for them to add the lyrics to.
[ Add Because Chords Heard Lyrics Music Never Provide Really Robin Them Write]
Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works.
[ Every Experience His Large Life Mind Quality Secret Soul Works Writer Written]
No one ever committed suicide while reading a good book, but many have tried while trying to write one.
[ Book Committed Ever Good Many Reading Suicide Tried Trying While Write]
In Endless Quest books, you start the plot, and the character has to make choices. Then you have to write one choice over here, one choice over there. The author might get one or two choices out.
[ Author Books Character Choice Choices Endless Get Here Make Might Out Over Plot Quest Start Then Two Write]
When I look back at it, I'm mostly amazed at how poorly it was shot. David Kelley is a great writer, and I thought the scripts were great, but it just looks so cheap.
[ Amazed Back Cheap David Great How Just Kelley Look Looks Mostly Poorly Scripts Shot Thought Were Writer]
The way I write is that I'll actually have a conversation out loud with myself. In a weird way, I just kind of get schizophrenic and play two characters.
[ Actually Characters Conversation Get Just Kind Loud Myself Out Play Schizophrenic Two Way Weird Write]
A writer is a human being. He has to live with a sense of honor.
[ Being Honor Human Live Sense Writer]
I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn.
[ Am Books Learn Order Retrospect Talk Teach Understand Writer]
I do not consider myself a Hispanic writer.
[ Consider Hispanic Myself Writer]
Few writers are willing to admit writing is autobiographical.
[ Admit Autobiographical Few Willing Writers Writing]
The job of the writer is to make revolution irresistible.
[ Irresistible Job Make Revolution Writer]
When you are in a room and your job is to write jokes 10 hours a day, your mind starts going to strange places.
[ Day Going Hours Job Jokes Mind Places Room Starts Strange Write Your]
I feel it is time that I also pay tribute to my four writers, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
[ Also Feel Four John Luke Mark Matthew Pay Time Tribute Writers]
I wanted to be a writer from my early teenage years, but I never told anyone. Writers, in my opinion, were god-like creatures, and to say I was striving to be a writer would be incredibly arrogant.
[ Anyone Arrogant Creatures Early God-Like Incredibly Never Opinion Say Striving Teenage Told Wanted Were Would Writer Writers Years]
Well, I would definitely give up performing... But I would still sit down in an office and pretend to write with Dawn, even if we never produced anything, because it's just hilarious. I would miss that.
[ Anything Because Dawn Definitely Down Even Give Hilarious Just Miss Never Office Performing Pretend Produced Sit Still Up Well Would Write]
To write history is so difficult that most historians are forced to make concessions to the technique of legende.
[ Concessions Difficult Forced Historians History Make Most Technique Write]
Like many other women, I could not understand why every man who changed a diaper has felt impelled, in recent years, to write a book about it.
[ Book Changed Could Diaper Every Felt Impelled Man Many Other Recent Understand Why Women Write Years]
A writer should have this little voice inside of you saying, Tell the truth. Reveal a few secrets here.
[ Few Here Inside Little Reveal Saying Secrets Should Tell Truth Voice Writer]
I only sound intelligent when there's a good script writer around.
[ Around Good Intelligent Only Script Sound Writer]
The musician writes for the orchestra what his inner voice sings to him; the painter rarely relies without disadvantage solely upon the images which his inner eye presents to him; nature gives him his forms, study governs his combinations of them.
[ Combinations Disadvantage Eye Forms Gives Governs Him His Images Inner Musician Nature Orchestra Painter Presents Rarely Relies Sings Solely Study Them Upon Voice Which Without Writes]
It would be easier to write a novel without reader input, but I feel the fiction is richer for it.
[ Easier Feel Fiction Input Novel Reader Richer Without Would Write]
If I'd had more time or been a better writer, I would have tried to put the same ideas and experiences into a novel. But I didn't so I slapped it up on the Web.
[ Been Better Experiences Had Ideas Into More Novel Put Same Slapped Time Tried Up Web Would Writer]
When I was 21, I got into a motorcycle accident while traveling in Europe and I had to lie around a lot in the aftermath, which was really the first time in my life that I became really focused and inspired to write.
[ Accident Aftermath Around Became Europe First Focused Got Had Inspired Into Lie Life Lot Motorcycle Really Time Traveling Which While Write]
There is perhaps no more obvious vanity than to write of it so vainly.
[ More Obvious Perhaps Than Vainly Vanity Write]
I write about real people in disguise. If anything, my characters are toned down-the truth is much more bizarre.
[ Anything Bizarre Characters Disguise More Much Real Toned Truth Write]
A lot of times songs are very much of a moment, that you just encapsulate. They come to you, you write them, you feel good that day, or bad that day.
[ Bad Come Day Encapsulate Feel Good Just Lot Moment Much Songs Them Times Very Write]
Special-interest magazines are dangerous places for writers to start out in because the writing quickly falls into a routine and people are likely to find themselves artistically exhausted when they want to work on something of their own.
[ Artistically Because Dangerous Exhausted Falls Find Into Likely Magazines Out Own Places Quickly Routine Something Start Their Themselves Want Work Writers Writing]
It's one thing you aspire to: someday, you'll be able to write a book.
[ Able Aspire Book Someday Thing Write]
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]
One thing I can tell you is this, that I am not a methodical writer.
[ Am Methodical Tell Thing Writer]
I think Star Trek has been very double-edged for all of us - as actors, writers, directors.
[ Actors Been Directors Double-Edged Star Think Trek Us Very Writers]
Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.
[ Any Attention Inches Just Measure Pay Write]
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]
The writer can choose what he writes about but he cannot choose what he is able to make live.
[ Able Cannot Choose Live Make Writer Writes]
I refuse to confide and don't like it when people write about art.
[ Art Confide Refuse Write]
I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead. Funny
[ After Anyone Autobiography Dead Should Their Think Until Write]
Anything you write, even if you have to start over, is valuable. I let the story write itself through the characters.
[ Anything Characters Even Itself Over Start Story Through Valuable Write]
I have had the unfortunate experience of having someone write an unauthorised biography of me. Half of it is lies and the other half is badly written. My feeling is that if I'm going to write my life story, I ought to have my life first.
[ Badly Biography Experience Feeling First Going Had Half Having Lies Life Other Ought Someone Story Unfortunate Write Written]
She had the kids during the day and I would have them at night. That way they were never alone. I would put the kids to bed, and then I had nothing to do and nobody to talk to, so I would write.
[ Alone Bed Day During Had Kids Never Night Nobody Nothing Put She Talk Them Then Way Were Would Write]
The way I write, words can means lots of different things.
[ Different Lots Means Things Way Words Write]
You want the book to be special, and they are not always going to be special, but at least you want that to be the ambition. So the only way that happens is if you are not pressing to write a book.
[ Always Ambition Book Going Happens Least Only Pressing Special Want Way Write]
I'm a writer. Now I've started to be on television. I have a big mouth. And I have good TV teeth, they say.
[ Big Good Mouth Now Say Started Teeth Television Tv Writer]
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]
It's also true, however, that having conquered the regional writer ghetto, I am now intent on conquering the nationalist writer ghetto and moving out into the world more.
[ Also Am Conquered Conquering Ghetto Having However Intent Into More Moving Nationalist Now Out Regional True World Writer]
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
[ Reader Surprise Tears Writer]
Sometimes, I write '60s or '80s style pop songs.
[ Pop Sometimes Songs Style Write]
One of the reasons to do documentaries is that. There's more sense of creating something, more sense of my own soul in the documentaries than in movies, because I don't write the movies I do.
[ Because Creating Documentaries More Movies Own Reasons Sense Something Soul Than Write]
I want to be a writer someday.
[ Someday Want Writer]
Life and people are complex. A writer as an artist doesn't have the personality of a politician. We don't see the world that simply.
[ Artist Complex Life Personality Politician See Simply World Writer]
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]
Hemingway said the only way to write about a place is to leave it.
[ Hemingway Leave Only Place Said Way Write]
I must apologise because I know all writers have memories of being on the outer because it's the children on the side of the playground who become the dangerous writers.
[ Apologise Because Become Being Children Dangerous Know Memories Must Outer Playground Side Writers]
The homosexual community wants me to be gay. The heterosexual community wants me to be straight. Every writer thinks, I'm the journalist who's going to make him talk. I pray for them. I pray that they get a life and stop living mine!
[ Community Every Gay Get Going Heterosexual Him Homosexual Journalist Life Living Make Mine Pray Stop Straight Talk Them Thinks Wants Writer]
If you are a writer you locate yourself behind a wall of silence and no matter what you are doing, driving a car or walking or doing housework you can still be writing, because you have that space.
[ Because Behind Car Doing Driving Housework Locate Matter Silence Space Still Walking Wall Writer Writing Yourself]
I write because I write - as anyone in the arts does. You're a painter because you feel you have no choice but to paint. You're a writer because this is what you do.
[ Anyone Arts Because Choice Does Feel Paint Painter Write Writer]
Every author really wants to have letters printed in the papers. Unable to make the grade, he drops down a rung of the ladder and writes novels.
[ Author Down Drops Every Grade Ladder Letters Make Novels Papers Printed Really Rung Unable Wants Writes]
I am a writer and always was; being a writer is an integral part of my identity. Being published, being well regarded, is a component of that identity.
[ Always Am Being Component Identity Integral Part Published Regarded Well Writer]
I do like to write but I also like to get and out and play. I am losing track of all the Cooper versions that I do - I have one for Iceland, different one over here.
[ Also Am Cooper Different Get Here Iceland Losing Out Over Play Track Versions Write]
The best way for a beginner to write for animation is to closely watch animated films, then read the screenplays for them afterwards.
[ Afterwards Animated Animation Beginner Best Closely Films Read Screenplays Them Then Watch Way Write]
If you wish to be a writer, write.
[ Wish Write Writer]
Sylvester has a great popular sense, as good as any writer I've ever worked with. He knows what audiences want to see, and what they don't want to see.
[ Any Audiences Ever Good Great Knows Popular See Sense Sylvester Want Worked Writer]
I never sit down and write. I just sorta let things form in my brain.
[ Brain Down Form Just Never Sit Sorta Things Write]
It is the gossip columnist's business to write about what is none of his business.
[ Business Columnist Gossip His None Write]
Since I was there in the very beginning, I know the history of the characters. So, I make comments about the tone and sometimes remind the writers that we've done that before.
[ Before Beginning Characters Comments Done History Know Make Remind Since Sometimes Tone Very Writers]
I am one of the writers who wish to create serious works of literature which dissociate themselves from those novels which are mere reflections of the vast consumer cultures of Tokyo and the subcultures of the world at large.
[ Am Consumer Create Cultures Large Literature Mere Novels Reflections Serious Themselves Those Tokyo Vast Which Wish Works World Writers]
I write and direct the Duke University Children's Hospital Benefit every year.
[ Benefit Children Direct Duke Every Hospital University Write Year]
When I write a screenplay, and when I direct, I always pull lines out.
[ Always Direct Lines Out Pull Screenplay Write]
I would advise any beginning writer to write the first drafts as if no one else will ever read them - without a thought about publication - and only in the last draft to consider how the work will look from the outside.
[ Advise Any Beginning Consider Draft Drafts Else Ever First How Last Look Only Outside Publication Read Them Thought Will Without Work Would Write Writer]
To read a book, to think it over, and to write out notes is a useful exercise; a book which will not repay some hard thought is not worth publishing.
[ Book Exercise Hard Notes Out Over Publishing Read Repay Some Think Thought Useful Which Will Worth Write]
Literature is always trying to show other parts of this immense universe in which we live. It's endless. I'm sure there will be other writers who will discover new worlds.
[ Always Discover Endless Immense Literature Live New Other Parts Show Sure Trying Universe Which Will Worlds Writers]
When you're a songwriter and you click with someone, you tend to want to keep writing with that person.
[ Click Keep Person Someone Songwriter Tend Want Writing]
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]
He invented this idea of telling the life story of a great writer through becoming his characters and becoming him. It was such a pleasure and I thought we must find another writer.
[ Another Becoming Characters Find Great Him His Idea Invented Life Must Pleasure Story Such Telling Thought Through Writer]
I will never understand people who think that the way to show their righteous opposition to sexual freedom is to write letters full of filthy words.
[ Filthy Freedom Full Letters Never Opposition Righteous Sexual Show Their Think Understand Way Will Words Write]
This was something that was obsessing me and creating a writer's block. To get involved and get stuck in, get the proper information about what's going on has really helped.
[ Block Creating Get Going Helped Information Involved Proper Really Something Stuck Writer]
Our principal writers have nearly all been fortunate in escaping regular education.
[ Been Education Escaping Fortunate Nearly Our Principal Regular Writers]
I like to sing. I write music. Country songs. You have to if you're in Nashville. It's part of the lease. You sign a lease that says, I will write country songs and pay my rent on time.
[ Country Lease Music Nashville Part Pay Rent Says Sign Sing Songs Time Will Write]
I'm getting ready to write a piece now, and it's been six months thinking about it, changing the instrumentation, changing the name, doing more reading.
[ Been Changing Doing Getting Instrumentation Months More Name Now Piece Reading Ready Six Thinking Write]
When they write about real stuff like my custody battle, that's no fun. Some things have leaked out about accusations that have gone back and forth and that's just mean. It's a tactic.
[ Accusations Back Battle Custody Forth Fun Gone Just Leaked Mean Out Real Some Stuff Tactic Things Write]
It was spontaneously composed as I was playing it. And then I added a couple of other overdub textures on top of it after the fact. But it's one of those things where I wouldn't be able to sit down and specifically write that. That's just what came out.
[ Able Added After Came Composed Couple Down Fact Just Other Out Playing Sit Specifically Spontaneously Textures Then Things Those Top Where Write]
I just hate to be in one corner. I hate to be put as only a guitar player, or either only as a songwriter, or only as a tap dancer. I like to move around.
[ Around Corner Dancer Either Guitar Hate Just Move Only Player Put Songwriter Tap]
I find that most people know what a story is until they sit down to write one.
[ Down Find Know Most Sit Story Until Write]
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]
All writers are the same - they forget a thousand good reviews and remember one bad one.
[ Bad Forget Good Remember Reviews Same Thousand Writers]
I tell writers to keep reading, reading, reading. Read widely and deeply. And I tell them not to give up even after getting rejection letters. And only write what you love.
[ After Deeply Even Getting Give Keep Letters Love Only Read Reading Rejection Tell Them Up Widely Write Writers]
Writers are always selling somebody out.
[ Always Out Selling Somebody Writers]
Even if I don't release it myself, somebody else might hear it and want to record it. When you write a song, it gives it that potential.
[ Else Even Gives Hear Might Myself Potential Record Release Somebody Song Want Write]
What I mean by that is that the point of life, as I see it, is not to write books or scale mountains or sail oceans, but to achieve happiness, and preferably an unselfish happiness.
[ Achieve Books Happiness Life Mean Mountains Oceans Point Preferably Sail Scale See Unselfish Write]
The education that prepared me was my general education classes, which I tried to avoid when I was a stupid undergraduate, but which gave me the foundation of general knowledge that makes a career as a writer possible.
[ Avoid Career Classes Education Foundation Gave General Knowledge Makes Possible Prepared Stupid Tried Undergraduate Which Writer]
Well I tried to, but I could never write anything that I liked or was worthwhile. I threw it all out and realized that I had to make a serious study- that my tastes were far more advanced than my abilities.
[ Abilities Advanced Anything Could Far Had Liked Make More Never Out Realized Serious Tastes Than Threw Tried Well Were Worthwhile Write]
And I plan to write a sequel to Dragon Rider.
[ Dragon Plan Rider Sequel Write]
I'm more interested in interpersonal relationships - between lovers families, siblings. That's why I write about how we treat each other.
[ Between Each Families How Interested Interpersonal Lovers More Other Relationships Siblings Treat Why Write]
We'd have made more, but I kept forgetting to write songs down.
[ Down Forgetting Kept Made More Songs Write]
I don't believe for one moment you can write well what you wouldn't read for pleasure.
[ Believe Moment Pleasure Read Well Write]
The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.
[ Almost Assertions Being Contradicted Extremes Fear Himself Leads Meaning Modern Pushed Reserve Sense Sometimes Strip Which Writer]
I'm not used to not having enough time to live with the songs. Usually, if I write something, I live with it for a little while.
[ Enough Having Little Live Something Songs Time Used Usually While Write]
A writer who is in a hurry to be understood today or tomorrow runs the danger of being misunderstood the day after tomorrow.
[ After Being Danger Day Hurry Misunderstood Runs Today Tomorrow Understood Writer]
The main objective in any song, the songs that I write, has always been that it reflect the way I feel, that it touch me when I'm finished with it, that it moves me, that it can take me along with it and involve me in what its saying.
[ Along Always Any Been Feel Finished Involve Main Moves Objective Reflect Saying Song Songs Take Touch Way Write]
I think there's one thing which distinguishes our art - we don't consider. We don't think. We write a little verse because it comes to us.
[ Art Because Comes Consider Distinguishes Little Our Thing Think Us Verse Which Write]
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]
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course and the end cannot be far. It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. For God's sake, look after our people.
[ After Cannot Course End Far Getting God Look More Our Out Pity Sake Seems Shall Stick Think Weaker Write]
I'm one of the lucky writers: plots come easily to me.
[ Come Easily Lucky Plots Writers]
I wanted to write it long before I wrote Every Night, Josephine! I'd been thinking about it a long time.
[ Been Before Every Long Night Thinking Time Wanted Write Wrote]
When I see these guys write all this macho stuff I want to smash their heads.
[ Guys Heads Macho See Smash Stuff Their These Want Write]
The danger that may really threaten (crime fiction) is that soon there will be more writers than readers.
[ Crime Danger Fiction May More Readers Really Soon Than Threaten Will Writers]
I feel like the writer observing the grief, but it is difficult to be detached from it.
[ Detached Difficult Feel Grief Observing Writer]
There are people who would rather choke than go see my movies. They write me letters all the time.
[ Choke Go Letters Movies Rather See Than Time Would Write]
He would catapult you forward, and that was his intention with the Jazz Messengers. He would take young people with a potential and help them develop a voice as a player and as a writer.
[ Develop Forward Help His Intention Jazz Messengers Player Potential Take Them Voice Would Writer Young]
Many children's writers don't have children of their own.
[ Children Many Own Their Writers]
But poets were not considered dangerous and they were advised to exercise self-censorship. At most, poets were requested not to write at all. I took advantage of this negative liberty.
[ Advantage Advised Considered Dangerous Exercise Liberty Most Negative Poets Requested Took Were Write]
The writing career is not a romantic one. The writer's life may be colorful, but his work itself is rather drab.
[ Career Colorful Drab His Itself Life May Rather Romantic Work Writer Writing]
Every historian with professional standards speaks or writes what he believes to be true.
[ Believes Every Historian Professional Speaks Standards True Writes]
The freelance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps.
[ Freelance Man Paid Per Perhaps Piece Word Writer]
From my close observation of writers... they fall into two groups: 1) those who bleed copiously and visibly at any bad review, and 2) those who bleed copiously and secretly at any bad review.
[ Any Bad Bleed Close Copiously Fall Groups Into Observation Review Secretly Those Two Visibly Writers]
You must write for children in the same way as you do for adults, only better.
[ Adults Better Children Must Only Same Way Write]
No one can write like Vallejo and not sound like a fraud. He's just too much himself and not you.
[ Fraud Himself Just Much Sound Too Write]
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
[ Bleed Down Nothing Sit Typewriter Writing]
If you want to make an audience laugh, you dress a man up like an old lady and push her down the stairs. If you want to make comedy writers laugh, you push an actual old lady down the stairs.
[ Actual Audience Comedy Down Dress Her Lady Laugh Make Man Old Push Stairs Up Want Writers]
France is not poetic; she even feels, in fact, a congenital horror of poetry. Among the writers who use verse, those whom she will always prefer are the most prosaic.
[ Always Among Even Fact Feels France Horror Most Poetic Poetry Prefer She Those Use Verse Whom Will Writers]
If you can't think of what to write, tough luck; write anyway. If you can think of lots more when you've finished the three pages, don't write it; it'll be that much easier to get going next day.
[ Anyway Day Easier Finished Get Going Lots Luck More Much Next Pages Think Three Tough Write]
I took two years away from making films to write a novel.
[ Away Films Making Novel Took Two Write Years]
The astrologers and historians write that the ascendant as of Oxford is Capricornus, whose lord is Saturn, a religious planet, and patron of religious men.
[ Ascendant Historians Lord Men Oxford Patron Planet Religious Saturn Whose Write]
I'd always liked to write, but I never wanted to be a writer, because it seemed a sissy occupation. It is. To this day, I find it terribly easy. And so, rather than trying to hunt up a text, I just wrote one.
[ Always Because Day Easy Find Hunt Just Liked Never Occupation Rather Seemed Sissy Terribly Text Than Trying Up Wanted Write Writer Wrote]
Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy.
[ Hero Show Tragedy Write]
I usually write when I'm in a great place. When I'm depressed, I don't usually write. So I take all of when I'm depressed and throw it into when I'm feeling good. Weird, I guess.
[ Depressed Feeling Good Great Guess Into Place Take Throw Usually Weird Write]
I want to branch out. I want to write. I write poetry. I want to see my children grow up well.
[ Branch Children Grow Out Poetry See Up Want Well Write]
Anyone who writes an autobiographical work at the age of 34 is, at best, presumptuous. It occurred to me that it was time to set the record straight.
[ Age Anyone Autobiographical Best Occurred Presumptuous Record Set Straight Time Work Writes]
I spend a lot of time preparing. I think a lot about what I want to do. I have prep books, little notebooks in which I write everything down before a sitting. Otherwise I would forget my ideas.
[ Before Books Down Everything Forget Ideas Little Lot Notebooks Otherwise Prep Preparing Sitting Spend Think Time Want Which Would Write]
My idea is always to reach my generation. The wise writer writes for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward.
[ Afterward Always Critics Ever Generation His Idea Next Own Reach Schoolmasters Wise Writer Writes Youth]
I have another Russian idea, too, with a place and a period, so I guess I have enough to keep me busy for quite some time, especially considering that I'm such a slow writer.
[ Another Busy Considering Enough Especially Guess Idea Keep Period Place Quite Russian Slow Some Such Time Too Writer]
The people who make history are not the people who make it who are there but the people who make it and then write about it.
[ History Make Then Write]
My feet never touched the ground. Lots of good groups with crazy and unique images. It was wild. I spent all of my time doing gigs, TV appearances, interviews, or recording. I could write a book - and probably will.
[ Appearances Book Could Crazy Doing Feet Gigs Good Ground Groups Images Interviews Lots Never Probably Recording Spent Time Touched Tv Unique Wild Will Write]
Women writers have been told, forever, that our stories were not valuable. Not as valuable as men's stories about wars, business, power.
[ Been Business Forever Men Our Power Stories Told Valuable Wars Were Women Writers]
Although Patterson Beams was not my first plug-in, I knew from the beginning that I would write it, because the single biggest time consuming factor for me was editing each beam manually.
[ Although Beam Beams Because Beginning Biggest Consuming Each Editing Factor First Knew Patterson Single Time Would Write]
For me, a play is a form of writing which isn't complete until it is interpreted by actors. But it's still a form of writing. And so most of my time is spent thinking about how to write a sentence.
[ Actors Complete Form How Interpreted Most Play Sentence Spent Still Thinking Time Until Which Write Writing]
A lot of very, very big stars were going down and not being seen or heard from again. Kirk took a huge chance in putting a blacklisted writer's name on the screen and somehow or other, he survived it, like he survives everything.
[ Again Being Big Blacklisted Chance Down Everything Going Heard Huge Kirk Lot Name Other Putting Screen Seen Somehow Stars Survived Survives Took Very Were Writer]
Here's the secret to finishing that first book. Don't rewrite as you go.
[ Book Finishing First Go Here Rewrite Secret]
The storyboard artists job is to plan out shot for shot the whole show, write all the dialog, and decide the mood, action, jokes, pacing, etc of every scene.
[ Action Artists Decide Dialog Etc Every Job Jokes Mood Out Pacing Plan Scene Shot Show Storyboard Whole Write]
Even when I have to write a simple letter I'm scared stiff as if faced with looming seasickness.
[ Even Faced Letter Looming Scared Seasickness Simple Stiff Write]
Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it.
[ Author Comes Destroy Down Everything Head His Into Judge Most Own Pity Put Sit Stuff Then Without Worth Writer Your]
With any story I write, I could actually write it from three or four different perspectives, which would end with a completely different moral at the end.
[ Actually Any Completely Could Different End Four Moral Perspectives Story Three Which Would Write]
A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
[ Difficult More Other Somebody Than Whom Writer Writing]
This sort of encouragement is vital for any writer. And lastly the publication of Touching the Flame, which was on hold for two years and went through a few publishers before finding a stable home.
[ Any Before Encouragement Few Finding Flame Hold Home Lastly Publication Publishers Sort Stable Through Touching Two Vital Went Which Writer Years]
I firmly disbelieve that one has to be a tortured soul to write good music.
[ Disbelieve Firmly Good Music Soul Tortured Write]
I don't think you need a record deal to write songs. You don't need any other reason than you want to do it. It's a far cry from why some people do music today. They make it to order, which is pretty horrible.
[ Any Cry Deal Far Horrible Make Music Need Order Other Pretty Reason Record Some Songs Than Think Today Want Which Why Write]
There are two kinds of writers; the great ones who can give you truths, and the lessor ones, who can only give you themselves.
[ Give Great Kinds Ones Only Themselves Truths Two Writers]
When I write, the first blank page, or any blank page, means nothing to me. What means something is a page that has been filled with words.
[ Any Been Blank Filled First Means Nothing Page Something Words Write]
When the show started out, it was like all of a sudden we had to do 35 episodes and we had just a month and a half to write them, and it took me a while to realize that I was in charge.
[ Charge Episodes Had Half Just Month Out Realize Show Started Sudden Them Took While Write]
I do indeed write on the road. My laptop goes with me everywhere.
[ Everywhere Goes Indeed Laptop Road Write]
Many days I don't write any code at all, and some days I spend all day writing code.
[ Any Code Day Days Many Some Spend Write Writing]
Whatever you have a passion for, then you must do. If you want to write, write about something you know about.
[ Know Must Passion Something Then Want Whatever Write]
The most difficult novel I have had to write in terms of just getting it done was The Vampire Lestat. It took a year to write.
[ Difficult Done Getting Had Just Most Novel Terms Took Vampire Write Year]
A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.
[ Also Friends Good His Only Own Possesses Spirit Writer]
Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.
[ Arts Book Composition Habits Learning Original Resolved Thinking Unskilled Write]
I think for writers who write that kind of stuff, they want to make changes. Look at Kris Kristofferson and Dylan. I mean, whole generations come along liking that stuff and that's great.
[ Along Changes Come Dylan Generations Great Kind Liking Look Make Mean Stuff Think Want Whole Write Writers]
And if there was something, suppose I wanted to write something really damning or embarrassing about one of the owners, that would really be a problem on the NFL's site.
[ Damning Embarrassing Nfl Owners Problem Really Site Something Suppose Wanted Would Write]
The first writers are first and the rest, in the long run, nowhere but in anthologies.
[ Anthologies First Long Nowhere Rest Run Writers]
I've hung out in the writer's room a few times, but the fact is we've got such a good writing staff, I don't want to get my peanut butter fingerprints on anything.
[ Anything Butter Fact Few Fingerprints Get Good Got Hung Out Peanut Room Staff Such Times Want Writer Writing]
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]
I started trying to write when I was in second or third grade.
[ Grade Second Started Third Trying Write]
Journalists write because they have nothing to say, and have something to say because they write.
[ Because Journalists Nothing Say Something Write]
My brother is an excellent songwriter, and I play guitar and drums.
[ Brother Drums Excellent Guitar Play Songwriter]
I didn't break into comics to write fairytales or crime comics.
[ Break Comics Crime Fairytales Into Write]
I like contemporary American literature and I like biographies and I like jazz and I like baseball and I like writers who write about the human condition and sci-fi is just something that I happened into.
[ American Baseball Biographies Condition Contemporary Happened Human Into Jazz Just Literature Sci-Fi Something Write Writers]
I can't write my life story without Emmitt and Troy. They can't write their life stories without me. We're tied together forever. This is a day to remember for the rest of our lives.
[ Day Emmitt Forever Life Lives Our Remember Rest Stories Story Their Tied Together Troy Without Write]