Quotations that match 'write'.

I write in American slang.
[ American Slang 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]
For me it's also - the music is equally as important. I mean I think as somebody who writes music, there just has to sort of be the marriage between both.
[ Also Between Both Equally Important Just Marriage Mean Music Somebody Sort Think Writes]
I started trying to write when I was in second or third grade.
[ Grade Second Started Third Trying Write]
I grew up wanting to be a writer for theatre.
[ Grew Theatre Up Wanting Writer]
I have no plans for a future Jemima Shore mystery, but would write one tomorrow if a good idea came to me.
[ Came Future Good Idea Mystery Plans Shore Tomorrow Would Write]
Australian SF book publishing has undergone a boom recently, and sometimes it's easier for new writers to sell a book to a local publisher first, which then makes a US edition more likely.
[ Australian Book Boom Easier Edition First Likely Local Makes More New Publisher Publishing Recently Sell Sf Sometimes Then Undergone Us Which Writers]
So when I write characters and situations and relationships, I try to sort of utilize what I know about the world, limited as it is, and what I hear from my friends and see with my relatives.
[ Characters Friends Hear Know Limited Relationships Relatives See Situations Sort Try Utilize World Write]
Being able to write an idea down succinctly doesn't make that idea any better than one which rambles on a bit. It just comes to the point sooner.
[ Able Any Being Better Bit Comes Down Idea Just Make Point Sooner Than Which Write]
We can only write well about our sins because it is too difficult to recall a virtuous act or even whether it was the result of good or evil motives.
[ Act Because Difficult Even Evil Good Motives Only Our Recall Result Sins Too Virtuous Well Whether Write]
Some of our best journalists take themselves even more seriously than the politicians they write about.
[ Best Even Journalists More Our Politicians Seriously Some Take Than Themselves Write]
My son writes songs and plays. He sings like an angel.
[ Angel Plays Sings Son Songs Writes]
But I don't write so much now, because they're too painful.
[ Because Much Now Painful Too Write]
I think part of the appeal of mathematical logic is that the formulas look mysterious - You write backward Es!
[ Appeal Backward Formulas Logic Look Mathematical Mysterious Part Think Write]
Idleness does drive me crazy, but I'd rather read or write than do anything just to work. A kind of respect has been instilled in me for acting: I love it too much to ever have a bad relationship with it.
[ Acting Anything Bad Been Crazy Does Drive Ever Idleness Instilled Just Kind Love Much Rather Read Relationship Respect Than Too Work Write]
Personally, I don't think we could do such a show if we didn't get along. The subtext of all this is that we're women in a show so we can't possibly get along. It's not like they write about The Sopranos like that.
[ Along Could Get Personally Possibly Show Sopranos Subtext Such Think Women Write]
Hunter can write a melody and stuff like that, but his forte is lyrics. He can write a serviceable melody to hang his lyrics on, and sometimes he comes up with something really nice.
[ Comes Forte Hang His Hunter Lyrics Melody Nice Really Serviceable Something Sometimes Stuff Up Write]
Be kind and considerate with your criticism... It's just as hard to write a bad book as it is to write a good book.
[ Bad Book Considerate Criticism Good Hard Just Kind Write Your]
I'm trying to get in the habit of, you know, picking up a book and learning how to write my feelings down, not my feelings but my thoughts, about things, and hopefully I'll moving toward the writing and directing thing soon.
[ Book Directing Down Feelings Get Habit Hopefully How Know Learning Moving Picking Soon Thing Things Thoughts Toward Trying Up Write Writing]
But my point is these Civil War songs were gruesome. The hatred that's so bad in this country today, and for the past 10 or 15 years, bad as it is, is nothing compared to the kind of things people would write down and sing back in the Civil War.
[ Back Bad Civil Compared Country Down Gruesome Hatred Kind Nothing Past Point Sing Songs These Things Today War Were Would Write Years]
I think the U.K. is too small to write about from within it and still make it seem foreign and exotic and interesting.
[ Exotic Foreign Interesting Make Seem Small Still Think Too Within Write]
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]
Writers let themselves be enticed by the language.
[ Language Themselves Writers]
There are some who speak well and write badly. For the place and the audience warm them, and draw from their minds more than they think of without that warmth.
[ Audience Badly Draw Minds More Place Some Speak Than Their Them Think Warm Warmth Well Without Write]
My dream was to be known as a writer and to be able to produce at least one book that would be read by people. That dream came true with the publication of my first novel - and all the rest has been a sweet bonus.
[ Able Been Bonus Book Came Dream First Known Least Novel Produce Publication Read Rest Sweet True Would Writer]
When I write with Maiden, then I write only with the guys in Maiden, we don't do songs from outside people.
[ Guys Maiden Only Outside Songs Then Write]
The best way to become a successful writer is to read good writing, remember it, and then forget where you remember it from.
[ Become Best Forget Good Read Remember Successful Then Way Where Writer Writing]
Calvino was not a writer of hits; he was a writer of classics.
[ Classics Hits Writer]
The writer's shortness of breath became more and more distressing as he rose.
[ Became Breath Distressing More Rose Shortness Writer]
My idea of a writer: someone interested in everything.
[ Everything Idea Interested Someone Writer]
Usually, when people get to the end of a chapter, they close the book and go to sleep. I deliberately write a book so when the reader gets to the end of the chapter, he or she must turn one more page.
[ Book Chapter Close Deliberately End Get Gets Go More Must Page Reader She Sleep Turn Usually Write]
As a writer, one is busy with archaeology.
[ Archaeology Busy Writer]
I've never seen myself as a fantasy writer - ever.
[ Ever Fantasy Myself Never Seen Writer]
I like to write songs about what's happening, what I see around me and what I hear. Everyday life. Someone may be talking to me and I may take it from that.
[ Around Everyday Happening Hear Life May See Someone Songs Take Talking Write]
Then in my early teens, when the home computer bubble was blowing, I had one of the first, an Acorn Atom, and used to write primitive adventures on that.
[ Acorn Adventures Atom Blowing Bubble Computer Early First Had Home Primitive Teens Then Used Write]
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]
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 will try to write books until I drop dead.
[ Books Dead Drop Try Until Will Write]
There are writers who say they have no social responsibility except to write a good book, but that doesn't satisfy me.
[ Book Except Good Responsibility Satisfy Say Social Write Writers]
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]
I've known Shawn for several years. And he's just an amazing talent. He's a great writer, a marvelous, marvelous guitar player, and plays really good fiddle.
[ Amazing Fiddle Good Great Guitar Just Known Marvelous Player Plays Really Several Shawn Talent Writer Years]
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]
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]
I always want to write something better than the last book.
[ Always Better Book Last Something Than Want Write]
I always tell people that I became a writer not because I went to school but because my mother took me to the library. I wanted to become a writer so I could see my name in the card catalog.
[ Always Became Because Become Card Catalog Could Library Mother Name School See Tell Took Wanted Went Writer]
I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense.
[ Alone Call Consciously English Make May Music Myself Out Sense Set Sound Writers]
I think I had actually served my apprenticeship as a writer of fiction by writing all those songs. I had already been through phases of autobiographical or experimental stuff.
[ Actually Already Apprenticeship Autobiographical Been Experimental Fiction Had Phases Served Songs Stuff Think Those Through Writer Writing]
With every song that I write, I compare it to the Beatles. The thing is, they only got there before me. If I'd been born at the same time as John Lennon, I'd have been up there.
[ Beatles Been Before Born Compare Every Got John Lennon Only Same Song Thing Time Up Write]
I wanted to write songs which I think is a different thing. I wanted to write music that is informed by folk music. The chord progressions are obvious references.
[ Chord Different Folk Informed Music Obvious References Songs Thing Think Wanted Which Write]
As many political writers have pointed out, commitment to political equality is not an empirical claim that people are clones.
[ Claim Clones Commitment Empirical Equality Many Out Pointed Political Writers]
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]
Now I can't wait to write my next play.
[ Next Now Play Wait Write]
I really enjoy doing both, but I didn't write nonfiction until 1994.
[ Both Doing Enjoy Nonfiction Really Until Write]
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]
Writers write. Dreamers talk about it. Dreams
[ Dreamers Talk Write Writers]
You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.
[ Anything Change Got Middle Never Night Up Write]
I have no idea why I write. The old standards are: I like to express my feelings, stretch my imagination, earn money.
[ Earn Express Feelings Idea Imagination Money Old Standards Stretch Why Write]
How many authors are there among writers? Author means originator.
[ Among Author Authors How Many Means Originator Writers]
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]
I would hate to be a new artist or writer in town today. But somehow the cream continues to rise. If there's one who's great, he just jumps out of the pack like you can't believe.
[ Artist Believe Continues Cream Great Hate Jumps Just New Out Pack Rise Somehow Today Town Would Writer]
I see no marks of Wordsworths style of writing or style of thinking in my own work, yet Wordsworth is a constant presence when I write about human beings and their relations to the natural world.
[ Beings Constant Human Marks Natural Own Presence Relations See Style Their Thinking Wordsworth Work World Write Writing Yet]
I loved to read and to write, but then something happened. As I made my way through school, I kept getting handed books to read that didn't excite me and didn't even remotely connect to the realities of my life.
[ Books Connect Even Excite Getting Handed Happened Kept Life Loved Made Read Realities Remotely School Something Then Through Way Write]
I feel more influenced in my own work by dreams than I do by other writers' works in a way. Or by popular culture, movies - what else is there to write about than love and loss?
[ Culture Dreams Else Feel Influenced Loss Love More Movies Other Own Popular Than Way Work Works Write Writers]
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 write when I have to; I write when the song is done and I deal with the idea and I just go with it and I'll become what that song is all about until I have finished it. And when you do that, it makes the song more visual, it makes it more personal.
[ Become Deal Done Finished Go Idea Just Makes More Personal Song Until Visual Write]
There's a practical problem about time and energy, and a more subtle problem of what it does to a writer's head, to continually analyze why they write, where it all comes from, where it's going to.
[ Analyze Comes Continually Does Energy Going Head More Practical Problem Subtle Time Where Why Write Writer]
I'm more influenced by my own interests than anyone else's. Writers have to entertain themselves, or they can't entertain anyone else.
[ Anyone Else Entertain Influenced Interests More Own Than Themselves Writers]
I mean, the problem is, I think I'm a great writer.
[ Great Mean Problem Think Writer]
When I began, I thought that the way one should work was to do all the research and then write the book.
[ Began Book Research Should Then Thought Way Work Write]
First and foremost, I consider myself a songwriter.
[ Consider First Foremost Myself Songwriter]
Most rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read.
[ Interviewing Journalism Most Read Rock Talk Write]
I didn't have to say it. I just had to write it. It was painful enough.
[ Enough Had Just Painful Say Write]
A writer is like a bean plant - he has his little day, and then gets stringy.
[ Bean Day Gets His Little Plant Then Writer]
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]
One tends to write beyond what's needed.
[ Beyond Needed Tends Write]
I write the vocals last, because I wanted to invent the music first and push the music to the level that I had to compete against it.
[ Against Because Compete First Had Invent Last Level Music Push Vocals Wanted Write]
I never knew a writer yet who took the smallest pains with his style and was at the same time readable.
[ His Knew Never Pains Readable Same Smallest Style Time Took Writer Yet]
The greater part of critics are parasites, who, if nothing had been written, would find nothing to write.
[ Been Critics Find Greater Had Nothing Parasites Part Would Write Written]
An absolutely necessary part of a writer's equipment, almost as necessary as talent, is the ability to stand up under punishment, both the punishment the world hands out and the punishment he inflicts upon himself.
[ Ability Absolutely Almost Both Equipment Hands Himself Inflicts Necessary Out Part Punishment Stand Talent Under Up Upon World Writer]
It is not about writing those hits again. I am sure I could write them, but it is about the sensibilities.
[ Again Am Could Hits Sensibilities Sure Them Those Write Writing]
I found it was really impossible for me to write songs when I couldn't sing.
[ Found Impossible Really Sing Songs Write]
Either you write songs or you don't. And if you do write songs like I do, I think there's a natural desire to want to make records.
[ Desire Either Make Natural Records Songs Think Want Write]
I don't think anyone could write about another culture and get it 100 percent accurate.
[ Accurate Another Anyone Could Culture Get Percent Think Write]
Make a living will. Talk about it. Death is going to happen to everybody. Write it down. Even if you write it on a piece of paper at home and have your family witness it, you need to write it down.
[ Death Down Even Everybody Family Going Happen Home Living Make Need Paper Piece Talk Will Witness Write Your]
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've got America's best writer for $300 a week.
[ America Best Got Week Writer]
You're in the business - when you're a writer, producer, director - to get ratings.
[ Business Director Get Producer Ratings Writer]
Frontiersmen good and bad, gunmen as well as inspired prophets of the future, have been my camp companions. Thus, I know the country of which I am about to write as few men now living have known it.
[ Am Bad Been Camp Companions Country Few Future Good Inspired Know Known Living Men Now Prophets Thus Well Which Write]
I write synopses after the book is completed. I can't write it beforehand, because I don't know what the book's about. I invent something for my publisher because he asks for one, but the final book ends up very differently.
[ After Asks Because Beforehand Book Completed Differently Ends Final Invent Know Publisher Something Up Very Write]
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]
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]
Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.
[ Cherish Dare Kindly Knowledge Means Read Speak Tenderly Therefore Think Us Write]
I'm a writer and this is what I love to do.
[ Love Writer]
Anyone who claims to be good at lying is obviously bad at lying. Thus - as a writer myself - I cannot comment on whether or not writers are exceptionally good liars, because whatever I said would actually mean its complete opposite.
[ Actually Anyone Bad Because Cannot Claims Comment Complete Exceptionally Good Liars Lying Mean Myself Obviously Opposite Said Thus Whatever Whether Would Writer Writers]
I spent several years acquiring the obsessive, day-to-day discipline that's needed if you want to write professionally, then several more, highly valuable years studying fiction writing at the University of Iowa.
[ Acquiring Day-To-Day Discipline Fiction Highly Iowa More Needed Obsessive Professionally Several Spent Studying Then University Valuable Want Write Writing Years]
I think you have an obligation to share what you know as a writer.
[ Know Obligation Share Think 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'm much more used to the TV shows, which are demanding to write and perform but very fulfilling.
[ Demanding Fulfilling More Much Perform Shows Tv Used Very Which 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]
The people at the record company had asked me if I could write a song about my life, my relationship with God, and where I'm from. Well, I can't write a song on purpose, my songs come in a moment of inspiration or desperation.
[ Asked Come Company Could Desperation God Had Inspiration Life Moment Purpose Record Relationship Song Songs Well Where Write]
There are times over different projects when I've asked the writers why people are swearing for no good reason. I tell them that it would be funnier if there weren't these swear words.
[ Asked Different Funnier Good Over Projects Reason Swear Swearing Tell Them These Times Weren Why Words Would Writers]
The only people who have the long view are some scientists and some science fiction writers.
[ Fiction Long Only Science Scientists Some View Writers]
There may be writing groups where people meet but it's occasional. You really do it all at your own computer or your own typewriter by yourself.
[ Computer Groups May Meet Occasional Own Really Typewriter Where Writing Your Yourself]
I love new writing, new blood, modern works by unknown writers.
[ Blood Love Modern New Unknown Works Writers Writing]
I am a writer who happens to love women. I am not a lesbian who happens to write.
[ Am Happens Lesbian Love Women Write Writer]
Comedy is underrepresented in every actor's life, because it's so bloody difficult to write.
[ Actor Because Bloody Comedy Difficult Every Life Underrepresented Write]
I want to make films and write films, which will happen, I'm just taking a different route right now. I'm a bit of a chameleon with the whole entertainment industry so to speak.
[ Bit Chameleon Different Entertainment Films Happen Industry Just Make Now Right Route Speak Taking Want Which Whole Will Write]
Writers of fiction, when they begin, are more likely to try the short form.
[ Begin Fiction Form Likely More Short Try Writers]
More negatives write than call. It's a cheap shot for me to go on the air with the critical letters or E-mail I get because the reaction of the listeners is always an instantaneous expression of sympathy for me and contempt for the poor critic.
[ Air Always Because Call Cheap Contempt Critic Critical E-Mail Expression Get Go Instantaneous Letters Listeners More Negatives Poor Reaction Shot Sympathy Than Write]
I love writers. All of my best friends are writers.
[ Best Friends Love Writers]
Volume depends precisely on the writer's having been able to sit in a room every day, year after year, alone.
[ Able After Alone Been Day Depends Every Having Precisely Room Sit Volume Writer Year]
I used to write sonnets and various things, and moved from there into writing prose, which, incidentally, is a lot more interesting than poetry, including the rhythms of prose.
[ Incidentally Including Interesting Into Lot More Moved Poetry Prose Rhythms Sonnets Than Things Used Various Which Write Writing]
Of course the word chaos is used in rather a vague sense by a lot of writers, but in physics it means a particular phenomenon, namely that in a nonlinear system the outcome is often indefinitely, arbitrarily sensitive to tiny changes in the initial condition.
[ Arbitrarily Changes Chaos Condition Course Indefinitely Initial Lot Means Namely Nonlinear Often Outcome Particular Phenomenon Physics Rather Sense Sensitive System Tiny Used Vague Word Writers]
Some major writers have a huge impact, like Ayn Rand, who to my mind is a lousy fiction writer because her writing has no compassion and virtually no humor. She has a philosophical and economical message that she is passing off as fiction, but it really isn't fiction at all.
[ Ayn Because Compassion Economical Fiction Her Huge Humor Impact Lousy Major Message Mind Off Passing Philosophical Rand Really She Some Virtually Writer Writers Writing]
I'm here because of what I write. Obviously, I must know something.
[ Because Here Know Must Obviously Something Write]
I began to write a kind of waltz and in a little more than an hour I had the theme written.
[ Began Had Hour Kind Little More Than Theme Waltz Write Written]
I really did try to write it so that an educated public that cares about issues like this doesn't have to be a lawyer and can read it and understand it.
[ Cares Did Educated Issues Lawyer Public Read Really Try Understand Write]
I am a sensitive writer, actor and director. Talking business disgusts me. If you want to talk business, call my disgusting personal manager.
[ Actor Am Business Call Director Disgusting Manager Personal Sensitive Talk Talking Want Writer]
The White House is giving George W. Bush intelligence briefings. You know, some of these jokes just write themselves.
[ Briefings Bush George Giving House Intelligence Jokes Just Know Some Themselves These White Write]
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]
Write verse, not poetry. The public wants verse. If you have a talent for poetry, then don't by any means mother it, but try your hand at verse.
[ Any Hand Means Mother Poetry Public Talent Then Try Verse Wants Write Your]
I can't read, I don't know how to write, my whole life has been one big fight.
[ Been Big Fight How Know Life Read Whole Write]
There ain't any news in being good. You might write the doings of all the convents of the world on the back of a postage stamp, and have room to spare.
[ Any Back Being Doings Good Might News Postage Room Spare Stamp World Write]
There may be something to the suggestion about the pace of technological change intimidating writers, though - it's been awfully hard to keep ahead of real developments.
[ Ahead Awfully Been Change Developments Hard Intimidating Keep May Pace Real Something Suggestion Technological Though Writers]
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]
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]
Write down the most important things you have to do tomorrow.
[ Down Important Most Things Tomorrow Write]
I would teach from nine to four, sleep an hour, and write from six until midnight, night after night.
[ After Four Hour Midnight Night Nine Six Sleep Teach Until Would Write]
A lot of the hip hop artists don't write music. They write words.
[ Artists Hip Hop Lot Music Words Write]
I started being a songwriter pretending I could do it, and it turned out I could.
[ Being Could Out Pretending Songwriter Started Turned]
I used to object to being called an Indian writer, and would always say I was a writer who happened to be an Indian, and who happened to write about Indians.
[ Always Being Called Happened Indian Indians Object Say Used Would Write Writer]
As an inspiration to the author, I do not think the cat can be over-estimated. He suggests so much grace, power, beauty, motion, mysticism. I do not wonder that many writers love cats; I am only surprised that all do not.
[ Am Author Beauty Cat Cats Grace Inspiration Love Many Motion Much Mysticism Only Power Suggests Surprised Think Wonder Writers]
Maybe I will write a memoir, perhaps I'll do some essays, or maybe I will write a mystery story.
[ Essays Maybe Memoir Mystery Perhaps Some Story Will Write]
I am really impressed by lawyers who write books and tell us that they never lost a case. Most lawyers who have never lost a case have not had enough hard cases. But there are very difficult cases out there.
[ Am Books Case Cases Difficult Enough Had Hard Impressed Lawyers Lost Most Never Out Really Tell Us Very Write]
There's a story everywhere. Being bored to death someplace is basically a funny proposition. What you have to watch out for is you don't write a boring story about a boring place.
[ Basically Being Bored Boring Death Everywhere Funny Out Place Proposition Someplace Story Watch Write]
I write about five thousand words a day, when working on a book, about three thousand a day if I'm writing a short story. I take long periods off between projects, when I read a lot, garden, and think about the next book or stories.
[ Between Book Day Five Garden Long Lot Next Off Periods Projects Read Short Stories Story Take Think Thousand Three Words Working Write Writing]
I try to sit down at the typewriter four times a day, even if it's only five minutes, and write three sentences.
[ Day Down Even Five Four Minutes Only Sentences Sit Three Times Try Typewriter Write]
My theory is that I decided to be a writer when I was about seven, but of course it is not as simple as that. Like most writers, I had to work at other things to earn a living and wrote mainly in the evenings, often very late at night, for many years.
[ Course Decided Earn Evenings Had Late Living Mainly Many Most Night Often Other Seven Simple Theory Things Very Work Writer Writers Wrote Years]
I did write a couple of original screenplays, but I'd rather write plays.
[ Couple Did Original Plays Rather Screenplays Write]
When I sit down to write, I don't think about writing about an idea or a given message. I just try to write a story which is hard enough.
[ Down Enough Given Hard Idea Just Message Sit Story Think Try Which Write Writing]
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]
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]
A serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer. A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl.
[ Always Bloody Buzzard Confounded Even Hawk May Owl Serious Solemn Writer]
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]
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]
Who knows for what we live, and struggle, and die? Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom.
[ Beyond Books Die End Hard Human Knows Live Lives Many Men Our Purpose Struggle Too Understand Wisdom Wise Words Write]
You start at the end, and then go back and write and go that way. Not everyone does, but I do. Some people just sit down at the page and start off. I start from what happened, including the why.
[ Back Does Down End Everyone Go Happened Including Just Off Page Sit Some Start Then Way Why Write]
Where was Paris Hilton a year ago? She's a fabulous character to write about.
[ Ago Character Fabulous Hilton Paris She Where Write Year]
I never thought about being a writer as I grew up. A writer wasn't something I wanted to be. An outfielder was something to be. Most of what I know about style I learned from Roberto Clemente.
[ Being Grew Know Learned Most Never Outfielder Roberto Something Style Thought Up Wanted Writer]
Hemingway said the only way to write about a place is to leave it.
[ Hemingway Leave Only Place Said Way Write]
The books one has written in the past have two surprises in store: one couldn't write them again, and wouldn't want to.
[ Again Books Past Store Surprises Them Two Want Write Written]
Mediocrity is now, as formerly, dangerous, commonly fatal, to the poet; but among even the successful writers of prose, those who rise sensibly above it are the very rarest exceptions.
[ Above Among Commonly Dangerous Even Exceptions Fatal Formerly Mediocrity Now Poet Prose Rarest Rise Sensibly Successful Those Very Writers]
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]
This homage has been rendered not to me - for the Polish soil is fertile and does not lack better writers than me - but to the Polish achievement, the Polish genius.
[ Achievement Been Better Does Fertile Genius Homage Lack Polish Rendered Soil Than Writers]
We were a very small circle of writers. Everybody brought to the table their own life experience.
[ Brought Circle Everybody Experience Life Own Small Table Their Very Were Writers]
You shouldn't even be writing this story if you haven't heard me play live. You can't write with the passion you receive until you see a Dick Dale concert.
[ Concert Dale Even Haven Heard Live Passion Play Receive See Story Until Write Writing]
Taking on challenging projects is the way that one grows and extends one's range as a writer, one's technical command, so I consider the time well-spent.
[ Challenging Command Consider Extends Grows Projects Range Taking Technical Time Way Well-Spent Writer]
As writers and readers, as sinners and citizens, our realism and our aesthetic sense make us wary of crediting the positive note.
[ Aesthetic Citizens Make Note Our Positive Readers Realism Sense Sinners Us Wary Writers]
I think every young cook wants to write a book.
[ Book Cook Every Think Wants Write Young]
I didn't go out of my way to get into this movie stuff. I think of myself as a writer.
[ Get Go Into Movie Myself Out Stuff Think Way Writer]
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 like to write when I feel spiteful. It is like having a good sneeze.
[ Feel Good Having Sneeze Spiteful Write]
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]
No writer of a portion of the Bible was perfect. It was the direct and miraculous operation of the Holy Spirit that what they wrote is without mistake.
[ Bible Direct Holy Miraculous Mistake Operation Perfect Portion Spirit Without Writer Wrote]
Now I'm not an author, I'm a writer, that's all I am.
[ Am Author Now Writer]
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. History
[ History Intend Kind Will Write]
Writers are not meant for action.
[ Action Meant Writers]
One writes to make a home for oneself, on paper, in time and in others' minds.
[ Home Make Minds Oneself Others Paper Time Writes]
When I was really young I didn't know that there was such a thing as a screenwriter. I wrote stories.
[ Know Really Screenwriter Stories Such Thing Wrote Young]
If you write something the White House doesn't like, they take you in and say, 'If you ever write something like you did today, nobody from the White House will ever talk to you again,'
[ Again Did Ever House Nobody Say Something Take Talk Today White Will Write]
Rarely ever see or meet the writer during shooting.
[ During Ever Meet Rarely See Shooting Writer]
The career of a writer is comparable to that of a woman of easy virtue. You write first for pleasure, later for the pleasure of others and finally for money.
[ Career Comparable Easy Finally First Later Money Others Pleasure Virtue Woman Write Writer]
The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes.
[ Beautiful Madness Most Prompts Reason Things Those Writes]
I think the only boundaries are individual and personal. A writer should be free to write about anything he or she wants to, including the twin towers. I have made small references to 9/11 in my past two books.
[ Anything Books Boundaries Free Including Individual Made Only Past Personal References She Should Small Think Towers Twin Two Wants Write Writer]
That writer does the most who gives his reader the most knowledge and takes from him the least time.
[ Does Gives Him His Knowledge Least Most Reader Takes Time Writer]
A writer is a spectator, looking at everything with a highly critical eye.
[ Critical Everything Eye Highly Looking Spectator Writer]
To write it, it took three months; to conceive it three minutes; to collect the data in it all my life.
[ Collect Conceive Data Life Minutes Months Three Took Write]
One of my favorite poets, Neruda, writes close to the bone. Though I know only a little Spanish, I like to compare the Spanish and English lines and see how the translator worked.
[ Bone Close Compare English Favorite How Know Lines Little Only Poets See Spanish Though Translator Worked Writes]
But the French writers always had more originality and independence than others, and that regulator, which elsewhere was religion, long since ceased to exist for them.
[ Always Ceased Elsewhere Exist French Had Independence Long More Originality Others Regulator Religion Since Than Them Which Writers]
I have never learned to read or write music so I am not a virtuoso musician like the others you mentioned. I am completely unable to play like them because I never learned classical music, I just developed my own crazy style!
[ Am Because Classical Completely Crazy Developed Just Learned Mentioned Music Musician Never Others Own Play Read Style Them Unable Virtuoso Write]
I'm a Hollywood writer, so I put on my sports jacket and take off my brain.
[ Brain Hollywood Jacket Off Put Sports Take Writer]
I didn't write because in the corps I took mining engineering of all things and, you know, they, they graduate a mining engineer as a sort of an illiterate.
[ Because Corps Engineer Engineering Graduate Illiterate Know Mining Sort Things Took Write]
I must be free... free to do what I like, say what I like, write what I like, within the limits prescribed for me by my own sense of what is seemly and fitting.
[ Fitting Free Limits Must Own Prescribed Say Sense Within Write]
One thing I want to say: I don't like victim stories and I don't write them.
[ Say Stories Them Thing Victim Want Write]
I don't much believe in the idea of characters. I write with words, that is all. Whether those words are put in the mouth of this or that character does not matter to me.
[ Believe Character Characters Does Idea Matter Mouth Much Put Those Whether Words Write]
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]
They're fancy talkers about themselves, writers. If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves.
[ Advice Fancy Give Had Listen Say Talkers Talking Themselves Would Writers Writing Young]
I figure that that has a ten year cycle. At the end of that ten years, I began to get worried that I would run into what is known as the writer's block, the feeling of not being able to do these things.
[ Able Began Being Block Cycle End Feeling Figure Get Into Known Run Ten These Things Worried Would Writer Year Years]
People write negatives things, cause they feel that's what sells. Good news to them, doesn't sell.
[ Cause Feel Good Negatives News Sell Sells Them Things Write]
The minute viewers callin or write about your looks, they were not listening to what you were saying.
[ Listening Looks Minute Saying Viewers Were Write Your]
If I don't have a project going, I sit down and begin to write something - a character sketch, a monologue, a description of some sight, or even just a list of ideas.
[ Begin Character Description Down Even Going Ideas Just List Monologue Project Sight Sit Sketch Some Something Write]
I know great songwriters. Fred Neil would come up when he was in L.A., we all used to hang out. He would sit there and sing, and we would just melt. I mean, we would go to his recording sessions.
[ Come Fred Go Great Hang His Just Know Mean Melt Neil Out Recording Sessions Sing Sit Songwriters Up Used Would]
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]
Like all writers, he measured the achievements of others by what they had accomplished, asking of them that they measure him by what he envisaged or planned.
[ Accomplished Achievements Asking Had Him Measure Measured Others Planned Them Writers]
As we have seen, WikiLeaks is a robust organization. During my time in solitary confinement in the basement of a Victorian prison, we continue to release, our media partners continued to write stories. The important revelations from this material continue to come out. We have approximately 2,000 cables into 250,000.
[ Approximately Basement Cables Come Confinement Continue Continued During Important Into Material Media Organization Our Out Partners Prison Release Revelations Robust Seen Solitary Stories Time Victorian Write]
But even before that, in 1980 I went so far as to write a book about what had happened. And I wrote all about the bank robbery, I went ahead and printed it even though I had no use immunity for it.
[ Ahead Bank Before Book Even Far Had Happened Immunity Printed Robbery Though Use Went Write Wrote]
Being a good television screenwriter requires an understanding of the way film accelerates the communication of words.
[ Being Communication Film Good Requires Screenwriter Television Understanding Way Words]
Writers really live in the mind and in hotels of the soul.
[ Hotels Live Mind Really Soul Writers]
But I think everybody should write. I think those people with stories who don't write should be stomped on.
[ Everybody Should Stories Think Those 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]
When it comes time to sit down and write the next book, you're deathly afraid that you're not up to the task. That was certainly the case with me after Snow Falling on Cedars.
[ Afraid After Book Case Certainly Comes Deathly Down Falling Next Sit Snow Task Time Up Write]
If you ever want to get the facts straight about me or the Batman, please write to the original source, myself, for the truth, instead of second guessing.
[ Batman Ever Facts Get Guessing Instead Myself Original Please Second Source Straight Truth Want Write]
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 love my work but do not know how I write it.
[ How Know Love Work Write]
Yes, actually ever since I saw his films and tried to write about them, Sirk's been in everything I've done. Not Sirk himself, but what I've learned from his work.
[ Actually Been Done Ever Everything Films Himself His Learned Saw Since Sirk Them Tried Work Write Yes]
Men are allowed to write songs about people and women are allowed to write songs about women.
[ Allowed Men Songs Women 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]
It's okay to be a bad writer if you have something to say.
[ Bad Okay Say Something Writer]
I write and rewrite and rewrite and write and like to turn in what I think is finished work.
[ Finished Rewrite Think Turn Work Write]
My creative partner is a writer, and he's got an executive producing credit on this film. We've made three films together and I would never underestimate the impact of a writer.
[ Creative Credit Executive Film Films Got Impact Made Never Partner Producing Three Together Underestimate Would Writer]
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]
The hard part of writing at all is sitting your ass down in a chair and writing it. There's always something better to do, like I've got an interview, sharpening the pencils, trimming the roses. There's always something better to do. Going to a writer's club?
[ Always Ass Better Chair Club Down Going Got Hard Interview Part Pencils Roses Sharpening Sitting Something Writer Writing Your]
I try to write in plain brown blocks of American speech but occasionally set in an ancient word or a strange word just to startle the reader a little bit and to break up the monotony of the plain American cadence.
[ American Ancient Bit Blocks Break Brown Just Little Monotony Occasionally Plain Reader Set Speech Startle Strange Try Up Word Write]
Chemistry is not anything an executive producer or writer can orchestrate or plan; you just hope for it.
[ Anything Chemistry Executive Hope Just Plan Producer Writer]
I just wanted to make sure that what I write is what appears on screen, to not have some idiot change it on its way to the screen.
[ Appears Change Idiot Just Make Screen Some Sure Wanted Way Write]
The classical writers... playwrights, Jacobean, Elizabethan playwrights, all showed areas of all classes and how they live and painted them pretty authentically.
[ Areas Classes Classical Elizabethan How Live Painted Playwrights Pretty Showed Them Writers]
Words are the basic tools, if you are a writer.
[ Basic Tools Words Writer]
You have to write a good score that you feel good about. At least, you're supposed to. But, if the director hates it, it ain't going to be in the movie!
[ Director Feel Going Good Hates Least Movie Score Supposed Write]
It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.
[ Art Cease Familiar Function Magic Meaning New Our Perception Renew Scene See Shakes Up Writer]
You do it a day at a time. You write as well as you can, you put it in the mail, you leave it under submission, you never leave it at home.
[ Day Home Leave Mail Never Put Submission Time Under Well Write]
Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for.
[ Fall Get Key Live Love Morning Only Something Stay Up Word Write]
I've gotten a lot of livid letters about the awfulness of my work. I've never known what to make of it. Why do people bother to write if they hate what I do?
[ Bother Gotten Hate Known Letters Lot Make Never Why Work Write]
That is my major concern: writers who are in prison for writing.
[ Concern Major Prison Writers Writing]
In private some critics have come up to me afterwards and told me they honestly enjoyed the movie. Then they'd tell me that they're still going to have to write it up negatively.
[ Afterwards Come Critics Enjoyed Going Honestly Movie Negatively Private Some Still Tell Then Told Up Write]
I've had aunts and uncles who not only haven't read my books but could hardly believe that I was a writer.
[ Aunts Believe Books Could Had Hardly Haven Only Read Uncles Writer]
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]
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]
He didn't want to tell his son what to do, but told me to write the president a letter. I didn't name a country, but there are many countries we have a fragile relationship with.
[ Countries Country Fragile His Letter Many Name President Relationship Son Tell Told Want Write]
I decided to write category romance as I'd recently discovered them, and enjoyed them.
[ Category Decided Discovered Enjoyed Recently Romance Them Write]
Sometimes, but the year I lived in France I started to write songs.
[ France Lived Sometimes Songs Started Write Year]
I did a complete rewrite of 650 pages in two weeks.
[ Complete Did Pages Rewrite Two Weeks]
The importance to the writer of first writing must be out of all proportion of the actual value of what is written.
[ Actual First Importance Must Out Proportion Value Writer Writing Written]
An awful lot of thriller writers write women rather badly. So just doing it OK gets a lot of credit.
[ Awful Badly Credit Doing Gets Just Lot Ok Rather Thriller Women Write Writers]
People who write about spring training not being necessary have never tried to throw a baseball.
[ Baseball Being Necessary Never Spring Throw Training Tried Write]
Each age tries to form its own conception of the past. Each age writes the history of the past anew with reference to the conditions uppermost in its own time.
[ Age Anew Conception Conditions Each Form History Own Past Reference Time Tries Writes]
At risk of sounding foully pompous I think that writers' groups are probably very useful at the beginning of a writing career.
[ Beginning Career Groups Pompous Probably Risk Sounding Think Useful Very Writers Writing]
I think of myself as a writer who happens to be doing his writing as an anthropologist.
[ Anthropologist Doing Happens His Myself Think Writer Writing]
Since the big band started I'm just always swamped with movies and things. It certainly pays the bills and it's very satisfying, because I get to write all these big charts and all this crazy music.
[ Always Band Because Big Bills Certainly Charts Crazy Get Just Movies Music Pays Satisfying Since Started Swamped These Things Very Write]
And of course there's so much music in and around our family. I had a piano during Christmas because it's obviously useful through the season. There are so many people, songwriters, who are around.
[ Around Because Christmas Course During Family Had Many Much Music Obviously Our Piano Season Songwriters Through Useful]
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]
Just write about what bites you and damn the rest.
[ Bites Damn Just Rest Write]
The nice thing about being a writer is that you can make magic happen without learning tricks.
[ Being Happen Learning Magic Make Nice Thing Tricks Without Writer]
I knew I wasn't a baseball writer. I was scared to death. I really was afraid to talk to players, and I didn't want to go into the press box because I thought I was faking it.
[ Afraid Baseball Because Box Death Faking Go Into Knew Players Press Really Scared Talk Thought Want Writer]
I write music with an exclamation point!
[ Exclamation Music Point Write]
We must begin to make what I call "conscious choices," and to really recognize that we are the same. It's from that place in my heart that I write my songs.
[ Begin Call Choices Conscious Heart Make Must Place Really Recognize Same Songs Write]
The writer walks out of his workroom in a daze. He wants a drink. He needs it.
[ Drink His Needs Out Walks Wants Writer]
The time of illusion, then, is the beautiful moment of passion; it represents the artistic zone in which the poet or romance writer ought to be free to do the very best that he can.
[ Artistic Beautiful Best Free Illusion Moment Ought Passion Poet Represents Romance Then Time Very Which Writer Zone]
I was coming back from Tel Aviv recently, and we had forty minutes of bumps. I got so scared I grabbed a paper and pen and put them in my pocket, just in case we crashed and I needed to write a letter from wherever we landed.
[ Back Bumps Case Coming Crashed Forty Got Grabbed Had Just Landed Letter Minutes Needed Paper Pen Pocket Put Recently Scared Them Wherever Write]
The secret is to write just anything, to dare to write just anything, because when you write just anything, you begin to say what is important.
[ Anything Because Begin Dare Important Just Say Secret Write]
In the history of literature there are many great enduring works which were not published in the lifetimes of the authors. If the authors had not achieved self-affirmation while writing, how could they have continued to write?
[ Achieved Authors Continued Could Enduring Great Had History How Lifetimes Literature Many Published Were Which While Works Write Writing]
I play piano and guitar and I do write my own stuff so to a certain extent I know what I want to do in regards to music. But I'm still finding out what kind of music is my favourite kind to listen to, never mind do myself so I've got a lot of time to find out myself and develop myself as an artist.
[ Artist Certain Develop Extent Favourite Find Finding Got Guitar Kind Know Listen Lot Mind Music Myself Never Out Own Piano Play Regards Still Stuff Time Want Write]
I started to write in 2001. I wrote the books for the fun of it. It was an old idea I had had since the nineties.
[ Books Fun Had Idea Nineties Old Since Started Write Wrote]
Challenge America grants go to the towns and hamlets of this sprawling country, where big touring companies will rarely go, and major actors, actresses, writers and artists may never appear in person.
[ Actors Actresses America Appear Artists Big Challenge Companies Country Go Grants Hamlets Major May Never Person Rarely Sprawling Touring Towns Where Will Writers]
Today, for a Jew who writes in the German language, it is totally impossible to make a living. In no group do I see as much misery, disappointment, desperation and hopelessness as in Jewish writers who write in German.
[ Desperation Disappointment German Group Hopelessness Impossible Jew Jewish Language Living Make Misery Much See Today Totally Write Writers Writes]
I write to escape; to escape poverty.
[ Escape Poverty Write]
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]
People take the longest possible paths, digress to numerous dead ends, and make all kinds of mistakes. Then historians come along and write summaries of this messy, nonlinear process and make it appear like a simple, straight line.
[ Along Appear Come Dead Ends Historians Kinds Line Longest Make Messy Mistakes Nonlinear Numerous Paths Possible Process Simple Straight Take Then Write]
The original Dean Martin Comedy Hour handed me some hysterical sketches. I've got highlights on tons of these variety shows, given to me by their great writers. I'd love to be doing all that again.
[ Again Comedy Dean Doing Given Got Great Handed Highlights Hour Hysterical Love Martin Original Shows Sketches Some Their These Tons Variety Writers]
It's hard to be someone that people talk about and write about, you know? They don't know me.
[ Hard Know Someone Talk Write]
The more I do in my life, the more I can write music about new experiences.
[ Experiences Life More Music New Write]
Although I enjoyed writing Film Music it was always a means to an end, in that it enabled me to keep a wife and family and write my classical music, which has always been my passion.
[ Although Always Been Classical Enabled End Enjoyed Family Film Keep Means Music Passion Which Wife Write Writing]
In many ways, Viv and I were the only ones who were really songwriters.
[ Many Ones Only Really Songwriters Viv Ways Were]
I have no problem selling books to media franchises and we do it all the time. The author must understand that he/she is a writer for hire and has no control over copyright or over editorial changes made to the text.
[ Author Books Changes Control Copyright Editorial Franchises Hire Made Media Must Over Problem Selling She Text Time Understand Writer]
I am a very linear thinker, so I write beginning to end. I write hundreds of pages per book that never make it into print.
[ Am Beginning Book End Hundreds Into Linear Make Never Pages Per Print Thinker Very Write]
For almost anyone who chooses to be a writer, since so very few writers are able to learn a living from their work that is equivalent to the living earned by the average dentist or accountant.
[ Able Accountant Almost Anyone Average Chooses Dentist Earned Equivalent Few Learn Living Since Their Very Work Writer Writers]
I have experienced healing through other writers' poetry, but there's no way I can sit down to write in the hope a poem will have healing potential. If I do, I'll write a bad poem.
[ Bad Down Experienced Healing Hope Other Poem Poetry Potential Sit Through Way Will Write Writers]
Sometimes I think my writing sounds like I walked out of the room and left the typewriter running.
[ Left Out Room Running Sometimes Sounds Think Typewriter Walked Writing]
When I shall again write to you, or where I shall be tomorrow, I cannot tell.
[ Again Cannot Shall Tell Tomorrow Where Write]
Only a writer who has the sense of evil can make goodness readable.
[ Evil Goodness Make Only Readable Sense Writer]
Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book, If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for.
[ Art Bad Better Book Deliver Earth Good Live Make Matter Person Say Sure Then Us Way Write Writers]
Bruce Sterling is one terrific writer and he's relatively new, but I don't know how long he's been doing it; he probably doesn't need the publicity anymore!
[ Anymore Been Bruce Doing How Know Long Need New Probably Publicity Relatively Sterling Terrific Writer]
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]
I don't call myself a writer.
[ Call Myself Writer]
I will say that the prison regime is rather a good one for a writer because you have plenty of time to write.
[ Because Good Plenty Prison Rather Regime Say Time Will Write Writer]
I think if you're writing from the heart, very often, the subject matter will adjust as you age... but you try to write the best song you can possibly write. For us, we have the same basic elements that make up the America sound.
[ Adjust Age America Basic Best Elements Heart Make Matter Often Possibly Same Song Sound Subject Think Try Up Us Very Will Write Writing]
There may be a point where I may decide to write an autobiography.
[ Autobiography Decide May Point Where Write]
I need to write to be happy.
[ Happy Need Write]
I imagine a child. That child is me. I can reconstruct and vividly remember portions of my own childhood. I can see, taste, smell, feel, and hear them. Then what I do is, not write about that kid or about his world, but start to think of a book that would have pleased him.
[ Book Child Childhood Feel Hear Him His Imagine Kid Own Pleased Portions Reconstruct Remember See Smell Start Taste Them Then Think Vividly World Would Write]
A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom.
[ Absolute Become Compensation Fool Freedom His Only Person Writer]
The writers want to know were you made your mistake, no how well your curve is breaking.
[ Breaking Curve How Know Made Mistake Want Well Were Writers Your]
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]
There's always a question of duration, there's a question of who the orchestra is. No one is free to write what you want - you collaborate on a film score, and one of the good things is that someone else's work is motivating you.
[ Always Collaborate Duration Else Film Free Good Motivating Orchestra Question Score Someone Things Want Work Write]
I think young writers should get other degrees first, social sciences, arts degrees or even business degrees. What you learn is research skills, a necessity because a lot of writing is about trying to find information.
[ Arts Because Business Degrees Even Find First Get Information Learn Lot Necessity Other Research Sciences Should Skills Social Think Trying Writers Writing Young]
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]
I knew I would read all kinds of books and try to get at what it is that makes good writers good. But I made no promises that I would write books a lot of people would like to read.
[ Books Get Good Kinds Knew Lot Made Makes Promises Read Try Would Write Writers]
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]
Write what you feel. Write because of that need for expression.
[ Because Expression Feel Need Write]
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]
If you wouldn't write it and sign it, don't say it.
[ Say Sign Write]
I did what most writers do when something happens that's overwhelming, fascinating, moving, all of that. I didn't know what else to do about it except write about it.
[ Did Else Except Fascinating Happens Know Most Moving Overwhelming Something Write Writers]
It's really a lot easier to write about things that are problematic. Who wants to hear how happy you are?
[ Easier Happy Hear How Lot Problematic Really Things Wants Write]
A non-fiction writer pretty much has the shape of the figure in front of him or her and goes about refining it. A work of non-fiction is not as difficult to write as a work of fiction, but it's not as satisfying in the end.
[ Difficult End Fiction Figure Front Goes Her Him Much Non-Fiction Pretty Refining Satisfying Shape Work Write Writer]
But here's the thing: what you do as a screenwriter is you sell your copyright. As a novelist, as a poet, as a playwright, you maintain your copyright.
[ Copyright Here Maintain Novelist Playwright Poet Screenwriter Sell Thing Your]
The outline is 95 percent of the book. Then I sit down and write, and that's the easy part.
[ Book Down Easy Outline Part Percent Sit Then Write]
I make two movies a year to take care of the butcher and the baker and the school fees. Then I try to write, but it's not that easy. Acting is what's easy.
[ Acting Baker Butcher Care Easy Fees Make Movies School Take Then Try Two Write Year]
Others indeed may talk, and write, and fight about liberty, and make an outward pretence to it; but the free-thinker alone is truly free.
[ Alone Fight Free Indeed Liberty Make May Others Outward Pretence Talk Truly Write]
I enjoy writing, sometimes; I think that most writers will tell you about the agony of writing more than the joy of writing, but writing is what I was meant to do.
[ Agony Enjoy Joy Meant More Most Sometimes Tell Than Think Will Writers Writing]
Writers never feel comfortable having labels attached to them, however accurate they are.
[ Accurate Attached Comfortable Feel Having However Labels Never Them Writers]
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]
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]
A writer has to live with a sense of honor.
[ Honor Live Sense Writer]
There is no secret to success except hard work and getting something indefinable which we call 'the breaks.' In order for a writer to succeed, I suggest three things - read and write - and wait.
[ Breaks Call Except Getting Hard Indefinable Order Read Secret Something Succeed Success Suggest Things Three Wait Which Work Write Writer]
If you can write DNA, you're no longer limited to 'what is' but to what you could make.
[ Could Dna Limited Longer Make 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 do like to work on a Marvel method, so if I've got the opportunity, and the writer is happy to do it, I like to have a writer detail what happens on a page, but not saying what happens in every scene.
[ Detail Every Got Happens Happy Marvel Method Opportunity Page Saying Scene Work Writer]
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]
Writing a play, you start with less, so more is demanded of you. It's as if you have to not only write a symphony, but invent the instruments as well.
[ Demanded Instruments Invent Less More Only Play Start Symphony Well Write Writing]
We write not only for children but also for their parents. They, too, are serious children.
[ Also Children Only Parents Serious Their Too Write]
For a writer, published works are like fallen flowers, but the expected new work is like a calyx waiting to blossom.
[ Blossom Expected Fallen Flowers New Published Waiting Work Works Writer]
We served on the editorial board of a literary monthly called Face in 1968 and 1969. He was a young writer, and I was also interested in broad cultural issues. We agreed on all major issues and became friends.
[ Agreed Also Became Board Broad Called Cultural Editorial Face Friends Interested Issues Literary Major Monthly Served Writer Young]
The reason one writes poems is so that your poem will be remembered.
[ Poem Poems Reason Remembered Will Writes Your]
Any writer worth the name is always getting into one thing or getting out of another thing.
[ Always Another Any Getting Into Name Out Thing Worth Writer]
I'll think about things for thirty or forty years before I'll write it.
[ Before Forty Things Think Thirty Write Years]
My sensibility steers me toward writers who are out on their own.
[ Out Own Sensibility Steers Their Toward Writers]
I don't want to write every week, it's too much trouble, and I shall only write when I want something. If you think I'm sick when I don't write, you can send for me to come and tell you.
[ Come Every Much Only Send Shall Sick Something Tell Think Too Trouble Want Week Write]
I would advise you to write, my dear friend, because with your active nature, solitude is simply intolerable to you, and after some time your solitude would become perhaps attractive if you were to people it with creatures of your own fancy.
[ Active Advise After Attractive Because Become Creatures Dear Fancy Friend Intolerable Nature Own Perhaps Simply Solitude Some Time Were Would Write Your]
I don't know what makes a guy want to write songs and sing, but if you've got a message, you want to get it across. When I come up with an idea about the way I feel, I can really state it strongly in a song.
[ Across Come Feel Get Got Guy Idea Know Makes Message Really Sing Song Songs State Strongly Up Want Way 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]
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 am an artist and have no right buggering about with verbs and split infinitives, which is what being a writer says to me.
[ Am Artist Being Right Says Split Verbs Which Writer]
You write a book and you hope somebody will go out and pay $24.95 for what you've just said. I think books were my salvation. Books saved me from being miserable.
[ Being Book Books Go Hope Just Miserable Out Pay Said Salvation Saved Somebody Think Were Will Write]
I have no agenda except to be funny. Neither I or the writers profess to offer any worldly wisdom.
[ Agenda Any Except Funny Neither Offer Profess Wisdom Worldly Writers]
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]
And then I met Jerry and he's such a creative fiction writer, and I don't know if there's ever been a team put together the way we are - where one person does the theological way out and suggestions, and the other person goes into the cave and does the fiction writing.
[ Been Cave Creative Does Ever Fiction Goes Into Jerry Know Met Other Out Person Put Such Suggestions Team Then Theological Together Way Where Writer Writing]
I wish, naturally to prevent the possibility that someone may write an accidental, superficial, incomplete and perhaps untrue picture of me.
[ Accidental Incomplete May Naturally Perhaps Picture Possibility Prevent Someone Superficial Untrue Wish Write]
I have always been pushed by the negative. The apparent failure of a play sends me back to my typewriter that very night, before the reviews are out. I am more compelled to get back to work than if I had a success.
[ Always Am Apparent Back Been Before Compelled Failure Get Had More Negative Night Out Play Pushed Reviews Sends Success Than Typewriter Very Work]
To tell the truth, I don't read children's books. I'm an adult. I just write them.
[ Adult Books Children Just Read Tell Them Truth Write]
The need to write comes from the need to make sense of one's life and discover one's usefulness.
[ Comes Discover Life Make Need Sense Usefulness Write]
There are a lot of people who write very intensely about things they do not and cannot do.
[ Cannot Intensely Lot Things Very Write]
I write a good amount. I've been gathering up a backlog of stuff and maybe I'll do something with it someday, but I don't want to talk about it just yet because that would jinx it.
[ Amount Because Been Gathering Good Just Maybe Someday Something Stuff Talk Up Want Would Write Yet]
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]
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]
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]
Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
[ Art Beautifully Big Canvas Deals Form Get How Kicks Making Other Paint Poetry Preferably Wonderful Write]
He that knows himself, knows others; and he that is ignorant of himself, could not write a very profound lecture on other men's heads.
[ Could Heads Himself Ignorant Knows Lecture Men Other Others Profound Very Write]
Do not copy my style! The first rule of writing is write about what you know, not what you think you know. So, think about what you've done in your life and write about that.
[ Copy Done First Know Life Rule Style Think Write Writing Your]
I write a book over a period of months or years, and when I'm done with it, usually another year goes by before I see it in print. It's hard to be patient and wait.
[ Another Before Book Done Goes Hard Months Over Patient Period Print See Usually Wait Write Year Years]
The job of the writer is to make revolution irresistible.
[ Irresistible Job Make Revolution Writer]
Perhaps it would be better not to be a writer, but if you must, then write.
[ Better Must Perhaps Then Would Write Writer]
As far as I know, if you take your time, write a good script and make a good film, then give the audience time, they will accept it.
[ Accept Audience Far Film Give Good Know Make Script Take Then Time Will Write Your]
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]
To achieve lasting literature, fictional or factual, a writer needs perceptive vision, absorptive capacity, and creative strength.
[ Achieve Capacity Creative Factual Fictional Lasting Literature Needs Perceptive Strength Vision Writer]
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]
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]
I essentially write for myself.
[ Essentially Myself Write]
When a book leaves your hands, it belongs to God. He may use it to save a few souls or to try a few others, but I think that for the writer to worry is to take over God's business.
[ Belongs Book Business Few God Hands Leaves May Others Over Save Souls Take Think Try Use Worry Writer Your]
A writer writes. Period. No matter if someone is buying your work or not.
[ Buying Matter Period Someone Work Writer Writes Your]
People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them I have the heart of a small boy... and I keep it in a jar on my desk.
[ Boy Desk Gross Heart Jar Keep Know Small Stuff Such Tell Them Want Why Write]
A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist.
[ Imagination Poet Precision Scientist Should Writer]
If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, you must be the one to write it.
[ Been Book Hasn Must Read Want Write Written Yet]
For someone who writes fiction, in order to activate the imagination and the unconscious, it's essential to be free.
[ Activate Essential Fiction Free Imagination Order Someone Unconscious Writes]
I wake up early in the morning and walk for an hour. If I have something to write, I prefer to write in the morning until midday, and in the afternoon, I eat.
[ Afternoon Early Eat Hour Midday Morning Prefer Something Until Up Wake Walk Write]
I love to write, to sing, to make music. Not to act: I am horrible.
[ Act Am Horrible Love Make Music Sing Write]
My family is involved and my wife Brenda is a great, great writer. She helps me with the writing of everything and also sings with me. I owe a lot to Brenda.
[ Also Brenda Everything Family Great Helps Involved Lot Owe She Sings Wife Writer Writing]
I didn't write this song. Someone was talking in a room. I just wrote down everything they said.
[ Down Everything Just Room Said Someone Song Talking Write Wrote]
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]
So must the writer, whose productions should Take with the vulgar, be of vulgar mould.
[ Mould Must Productions Should Take Vulgar Whose Writer]
Anybody can direct, but there are only eleven good writers.
[ Anybody Direct Eleven Good Only Writers]
I was notified on July 17 to be ready to start August 7 for an October air date. When we reached the screen we did not have a single segment ready. It was done so fast the writers never got a chance to know what it was all about.
[ Air August Chance Date Did Done Fast Got July Know Never October Reached Ready Screen Segment Single Start Writers]
It is easier to write an incorrect program than understand a correct one.
[ Correct Easier Incorrect Program Than Understand 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]
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 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]
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post what it feels about dogs.
[ Asking Critics Dogs Feels Thinks Working Writer]
Oh yeah, we all write. That's what's great about when you have basics in piano.
[ Basics Great Oh Piano Write Yeah]
I had to produce a complete page - or two or three - in one day. I took a lot of pride in my work, and I hated to do a mediocre job. Evidently, some of the writers enjoyed my work best of all for that very reason.
[ Best Complete Day Enjoyed Evidently Had Hated Job Lot Mediocre Page Pride Produce Reason Some Three Took Two Very Work Writers]
Then on to all the terrific american songwriters, from Tin Pan Alley to the Beatles, from Bob Dylan to Paul Simon. Whoever wrote and sang in the song form I have appreciated.
[ Alley American Appreciated Beatles Bob Dylan Form Pan Paul Sang Simon Song Songwriters Terrific Then Tin Whoever Wrote]
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've experienced writer's block, but never for more than a few days.
[ Block Days Experienced Few More Never Than 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]
Writers are always selling somebody out.
[ Always Out Selling Somebody Writers]
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]
I write music to please myself. Hopefully the director's enjoying it too.
[ Director Enjoying Hopefully Music Myself Please Too Write]
To the present writer a careful study of the facts now available seems to leave no doubt that civilization was born at the southeast corner of the Mediterranean.
[ Available Born Careful Civilization Corner Doubt Facts Leave Mediterranean Now Present Seems Southeast Study Writer]
I've always seen it as the role of an artist to drag his inside out, give the audience all you've got. Writers, actors, singers, all good artists do the same. It isn't supposed to be easy.
[ Actors Always Artist Artists Audience Drag Easy Give Good Got His Inside Out Role Same Seen Singers Supposed Writers]
Don't try to write to the trend of the moment.
[ Moment Trend Try Write]
To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it, and get sensible people to read it, are the three great difficulties in being an author.
[ Author Being Difficulties Find Get Great Honest Publish Publishing Read Sensible Three Worth 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]
When I see somebody being mistreated, my eyes tear up and I want to stop it. And I believe that the best thing I can do is to write about it, because if I insert myself into the equation it doesn't really do much good, but if I write about it I think it could do more good.
[ Because Being Believe Best Could Equation Eyes Good Insert Into Mistreated More Much Myself Really See Somebody Stop Tear Thing Think Up Want Write]
Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.
[ Any Attention Inches Just Measure Pay Write]
As a very experienced writer once told me, 'It's in the rewrites'.
[ Experienced Once Rewrites Told Very Writer]
I've written only two novels, but they're both long ones, and they each took a decade to write.
[ Both Decade Each Long Novels Ones Only Took Two Write Written]
If Russians knew how to read, they would write me off.
[ How Knew Off Read Russians Would Write]
About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.
[ Achieve Any Good Honestly Hope Judgment Most Originality Steal Writer]
Rock and roll stars have it much better than writers when they're on a tour.
[ Better Much Rock Roll Stars Than Tour Writers]
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]
There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it's like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.
[ Blasting Charges Comes Drilling Easily How Out Perfectly Rock Rule Sometimes Then Write]
There are three reasons for becoming a writer: the first is that you need the money; the second that you have something to say that you think the world should know; the third is that you can't think what to do with the long winter evenings.
[ Becoming Evenings First Know Long Money Need Reasons Say Second Should Something Think Third Three Winter World Writer]
It is impossible to read for pleasure from something to which you are both father and mother, born in such travail that the writer despises the thing that enslaved him.
[ Born Both Despises Enslaved Father Him Impossible Mother Pleasure Read Something Such Thing Travail Which Writer]
I do what I do, and write what I write, without calculating what is worth what and so on. Fortunately, I am not a banker or an accountant. I feel that there is a time when a political statement needs to be made and I make it.
[ Accountant Am Banker Calculating Feel Fortunately Made Make Needs Political Statement Time Without Worth Write]
So, I am independently well-off and don't have to do anything, but I still do. I write books, lecture around the world, work with scientists and governments.
[ Am Anything Around Books Governments Independently Lecture Scientists Still Work World Write]
I believe that it is my job not only to write books but to have them published. A book is like a child. You have to defend the life of a child.
[ Believe Book Books Child Defend Job Life Only Published Them 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 write my lyrics into the computer and I hum my music into the dictaphone.
[ Computer Hum Into Lyrics Music Write]
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 had achieved the most important things in my life when I married Joan and had the sons. Given the choice between Joan and the boys, and being a writer, I world give up being a writer without a blink.
[ Achieved Being Between Blink Boys Choice Give Given Had Important Joan Life Married Most Sons Things Up Without World Writer]
The decision to write in prose instead of poetry is made more by the readers than by writers. Almost no one is interested in reading narrative in verse.
[ Almost Decision Instead Interested Made More Narrative Poetry Prose Readers Reading Than Verse Write Writers]
I think the reason working-class people don't write books is because they are encouraged to believe that only certain people are permitted to write books.
[ Because Believe Books Certain Encouraged Only Permitted Reason Think Working-Class Working-Class Write]
Writers, you know, are the beggars of Western society.
[ Beggars Know Society Western Writers]
I do not write for an audience.
[ Audience Write]
If a man wishes to truly not be written about, he would do well not to write letters to 18-year-old girls, inviting them into his life.
[ Girls His Into Inviting Letters Life Man Them Truly Well Wishes Would Write Written]
To be misunderstood can be the writer's punishment for having disturbed the reader's peace. The greater the disturbance, the greater the possibility of misunderstanding.
[ Disturbance Disturbed Greater Having Misunderstanding Misunderstood Peace Possibility Punishment Reader Writer]
In sheer genius Pascal ranks among the very greatest writers who have lived upon this earth. And his genius was not simply artistic; it displayed itself no less in his character and in the quality of his thought.
[ Among Artistic Character Displayed Earth Genius Greatest His Itself Less Lived Quality Ranks Sheer Simply Thought Upon Very Writers]
I do tend to take lines from other lines I like, and then write around them.
[ Around Lines Other Take Tend Them Then Write]
I'm an efficient, good, professional reporter. But I also write. And so what I try to do is write about places that I know that I care about intensely and write about them in a way that conveys the fact that I care.
[ Also Care Conveys Efficient Fact Good Intensely Know Places Professional Reporter Them Try Way Write]
I write a lot too, so I would like to write or direct in the future if I can.
[ Direct Future Lot Too Would Write]
Few writers are willing to admit writing is autobiographical.
[ Admit Autobiographical Few Willing Writers Writing]
It can get a little costly if you try and leave it until then to write songs. But you're writing all the time. You're collecting songs. I've had songs that have been collected over a two-year period for my next record.
[ Been Collected Collecting Costly Get Had Leave Little Next Over Period Record Songs Then Time Try Until Write Writing]
In the theater, characters have to cut the umbilical cord from the writer and talk in their own voices.
[ Characters Cord Cut Own Talk Theater Their Umbilical Voices Writer]
Dorsey played the upright bass and steel guitar, as well as acoustic guitar. Johnny played acoustic guitar and together they were fabulous songwriters and singers.
[ Acoustic Bass Dorsey Fabulous Guitar Johnny Played Singers Songwriters Steel Together Upright Well Were]
And sometimes I sit down to write, because that is what I like to do more and more in the future.
[ Because Down Future More Sit Sometimes Write]
I don't know too many people because I stay at my house, I write songs, I go to the store.
[ Because Go House Know Many Songs Stay Store Too Write]
First person narrative is a very effective tool but you have to know as a writer how to make it work.
[ Effective First How Know Make Narrative Person Tool Very Work Writer]
I know what I write about seems exotic to a lot of people, but not for me. I pulled up to an old trading post and saw a few elderly Navajos sitting on a bench. I felt right at home.
[ Bench Elderly Exotic Felt Few Home Know Lot Old Post Pulled Right Saw Seems Sitting Trading Up Write]
The inspiration to write? Perhaps it's not so much inspiration, as a NEED to write. I get itchy and guilty and dissatisfied when I haven't written for a while. Ideas come to me and need to be written down.
[ Come Dissatisfied Down Get Guilty Haven Ideas Inspiration Itchy Much Need Perhaps While Write Written]
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]
I'm an escapist kind of writer.
[ Escapist Kind Writer]
It is very, very difficult for a playwright to write a scene in which a young man has his first deep experience of sex with a girl whom he found immensely attractive, is fully satisfied by this event and gets up and blinds a lot of horses.
[ Attractive Blinds Deep Difficult Event Experience First Found Fully Gets Girl His Horses Immensely Lot Man Playwright Satisfied Scene Sex Up Very Which Whom Write Young]
I cannot write music. I cannot play the piano.
[ Cannot Music Piano Play Write]
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]
There's a feminist writer, Naomi Wolfe, who is reconsidering her position on abortion.
[ Abortion Feminist Her Naomi Position Writer]
Today, there are more opportunities for writers in terms of access to larger success, but it's more difficult to publish a literary novel in the lower ranges. In other words, you almost have to hit a home run. You can hit a triple, maybe, but nobody's interested in a single.
[ Access Almost Difficult Hit Home Interested Larger Literary Lower Maybe More Nobody Novel Opportunities Other Publish Ranges Run Single Success Terms Today Triple Words Writers]
I start with the joke line and write backward.
[ Backward Joke Line Start Write]
I'm either going to be a writer or a bum.
[ Bum Either Going Writer]
Stephen King in many respects is a wonderful writer. He has made a contribution. People in the future will be able to pick up Stephen King's books and learn a lot about who we were by reading those books.
[ Able Books Contribution Future King Learn Lot Made Many Pick Reading Respects Stephen Those Up Were Will Wonderful Writer]
I think a lot of it is that we used to tour so much that we never really had time to write songs.
[ Had Lot Much Never Really Songs Think Time Tour Used Write]
I believe that, like most writers, my personality comes through in the fiction. So in that respect my writing can't be like any other author's really.
[ Any Author Believe Comes Fiction Most Other Personality Really Respect Through Writers Writing]
You know, as a writer, I'm more of a listener than a writer, cuz if I hear something I will write it down.
[ Cuz Down Hear Know Listener More Something Than Will Write Writer]
I'm the kind of writer that people think other people are reading.
[ Kind Other Reading Think Writer]
I deliberately decided to write a kind of guide to leather bars for straight people, for people not into leather, so that people could see what it was all about.
[ Bars Could Decided Deliberately Guide Into Kind Leather See Straight Write]
The reason actors, artists, writers have agents is because we'll do it for nothing. That's a basic fact - you gotta do it.
[ Actors Agents Artists Basic Because Fact Gotta Nothing Reason Writers]
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]
Why write for the orchestra? For one thing it's a very challenging problem.
[ Challenging Orchestra Problem Thing Very Why Write]
When I reach the point that I write Yesterday, then I can retire.
[ Point Reach Retire Then Write Yesterday]
It is the gossip columnist's business to write about what is none of his business.
[ Business Columnist Gossip His None Write]
One of my first jobs was at the Boston Globe. I worked in the sports department six months a year. When I was ready to graduate, the sports editor gave me a job as a schoolboy sports writer.
[ Boston Department Editor First Gave Globe Graduate Job Jobs Months Ready Schoolboy Six Sports Worked Writer Year]
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]
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]
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]
I'm 82 years old, wherever I go everybody knows me, but here's why... I'm a merchandiser, I'm not just a writer, I stay in every avenue you can think of.
[ Avenue Every Everybody Go Here Just Knows Old Stay Think Wherever Why Writer Years]
Being a writer in a library is rather like being a eunuch in a harem.
[ Being Eunuch Harem Library Rather Writer]
I write short stories, and I wrote a play.
[ Play Short Stories Write Wrote]
You will be able to program a robot to follow a track on the ground and manipulate a hand. You can also write little programs that will give the robots goals.
[ Able Also Follow Give Goals Ground Hand Little Manipulate Program Programs Robot Robots Track Will 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 think that as I continue to write, my writing I hope will become more controversial and more provocative.
[ Become Continue Controversial Hope More Provocative Think Will Write Writing]
But if you really love to write and you really love to tell stories and you really love to draw, you just have to keep doing it no matter what anybody says.
[ Anybody Doing Draw Just Keep Love Matter Really Says Stories Tell Write]
Depending on what I'm working on, I come to the writing desk with entirely different mindsets. When I change form one to the other, it's as if another writer is on the scene.
[ Another Change Come Depending Desk Different Entirely Form Mindsets Other Scene Working Writer Writing]
The writer cannot abandon himself simply to inspiration, and feign innocence vis a vis language, because language is never innocent.
[ Abandon Because Cannot Feign Himself Innocence Innocent Inspiration Language Never Simply Writer]
There aren't more lady songwriters for the same reason that there aren't more lady doctors or lady accountants or lady lawyers; not enough women have the time for careers.
[ Accountants Careers Doctors Enough Lady Lawyers More Reason Same Songwriters Time Women]
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]
Of course, relative citation frequencies are no measure of relative importance. Who has not aspired to write a paper so fundamental that very soon it is known to everyone and cited by no one?
[ Aspired Cited Course Everyone Frequencies Fundamental Importance Known Measure Paper Relative Soon Very Write]
I always write the pieces I want to write.
[ Always Pieces Want Write]
I can't imagine a more fulfilling thing for a writer than that you've made a strong impact on the lives of other people. Just because I've heard it before does not mean I don't want to hear it one more time.
[ Because Before Does Fulfilling Hear Heard Imagine Impact Just Lives Made Mean More Other Strong Than Thing Time Want Writer]
I think that each of us inhabits a private world that others cannot see. The only difference between the writer and the reader is that the writer is able to dramatise that private world.
[ Able Between Cannot Difference Each Only Others Private Reader See Think Us World Writer]
I will not write about anyplace in the world unless I've been there to personally research it.
[ Anyplace Been Personally Research Unless Will World 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 write emotional music.
[ Emotional Music Write]
I wanted to write a story that demanded the viewer's attention.
[ Attention Demanded Story Viewer Wanted Write]
If writers were good businessmen, they'd have too much sense to be writers.
[ Businessmen Good Much Sense Too Were Writers]
In real life, people are constantly saying one thing and doing another, but if you write your characters that way, the story becomes too hard to follow.
[ Another Becomes Characters Constantly Doing Follow Hard Life Real Saying Story Thing Too Way Write Your]
They do not merely collect texts; they must also gather data about the context and the informant and, above all, write an analysis of the items based upon the course readings and lecture material on folklore theory and method.
[ Above Also Analysis Based Collect Context Course Data Folklore Gather Items Lecture Material Merely Method Must Readings Texts Theory Upon Write]
Many who resort to crime ultimately can't read or write.
[ Crime Many Read Resort Ultimately Write]
The Professional Children's School, it's for professional kids, so if you wanted to ditch, you could just write, Audition on a note and leave. I didn't really like school all that much.
[ Audition Children Could Ditch Just Kids Leave Much Note Professional Really School Wanted Write]
I lived to write, and wrote to live.
[ Live Lived Write Wrote]
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]
A typewriter is a means of transcribing thought, not expressing it.
[ Expressing Means Thought Typewriter]
I thought I was clever enough to write as well as these people and I didn't realize that there is something called originality and your own voice.
[ Called Clever Enough Originality Own Realize Something These Thought Voice Well Write Your]
As the writer, you're always a presence in the song. If you get close to what human beings are like, you're writing about common experience. We all do much the same things, so if you nail somebody, then you've also nailed yourself.
[ Also Always Beings Close Common Experience Get Human Much Nail Nailed Presence Same Somebody Song Then Things Writer Writing Yourself]
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]
I didn't break into comics to write fairytales or crime comics.
[ Break Comics Crime Fairytales Into Write]
There are times when the writers ask us to improvise. Sometimes the animators are inspired by what you do, and sometimes you are inspired by what the animators do.
[ Animators Ask Improvise Inspired Sometimes Times Us Writers]
The creative act is not pure. History evidences it. Sociology extracts it. The writer loses Eden, writes to be read and comes to realize that he is answerable.
[ Act Answerable Comes Creative Eden Evidences Extracts History Loses Pure Read Realize Sociology Writer Writes]
With network shows, writers can be so protective of every syllable.
[ Every Network Protective Shows Syllable Writers]
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
[ Experiences Mind Out Them Write]
I only write music for myself, I don't try and appeal to anyone else.
[ Anyone Appeal Else Music Myself Only Try Write]
Take the time to write. You can do your life's work in half an hour a day.
[ Day Half Hour Life Take Time Work Write Your]
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]
I can't write, I can't paint, I don't compose.
[ Compose Paint Write]
We write about ourselves because we know about ourselves.
[ Because Know Ourselves Write]
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]
If I really considered myself a writer, I wouldn't be writing screenplays. I'd be writing novels.
[ Considered Myself Novels Really Screenplays Writer Writing]
If I give myself a chore, for instance, when I was writing the songs for Shameless, I said to myself, Now, every day for 90 days you have to write a song; good, bad or indifferent. So that was really helpful.
[ Bad Chore Day Days Every Give Good Helpful Indifferent Instance Myself Now Really Said Shameless Song Songs Write Writing]
I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead. Funny
[ After Anyone Autobiography Dead Should Their Think Until Write]
It's amazing how fast generations lose sight of other generations. One of the first things the young composers who come to work with me say is that they want to write music people will like, instead of gaining their credentials by being rejected by the audience.
[ Amazing Audience Being Come Composers Credentials Fast First Gaining Generations How Instead Lose Music Other Rejected Say Sight Their Things Want Will Work Write Young]
I just could not believe that 30 years later we're still looking at people who are supposed to write little 2-minute pop that when they actually try to do something that's a little bit more they regard it as pretentious.
[ Actually Believe Bit Could Just Later Little Looking More Pop Pretentious Regard Something Still Supposed Try Write Years]
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]
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]
Early British pop was helped tremendously by the writing of Bob Dylan who had proved you could write about political and quite controversial subjects. Certainly what we did followed on from what was happening with the angry young men in the theatre.
[ Angry Bob British Certainly Controversial Could Did Dylan Early Followed Had Happening Helped Men Political Pop Proved Quite Subjects Theatre Tremendously Write Writing Young]
I can never tell ahead of time which book will give me trouble - some balk every step of the way, others seem to write themselves - but certainly the mechanics of writing, finding the time and the psychic space, are easier now that my children are grown.
[ Ahead Balk Book Certainly Children Easier Every Finding Give Grown Mechanics Never Now Others Psychic Seem Some Space Step Tell Themselves Time Trouble Way Which Will Write Writing]
You lose your anonymity just like a helium balloon with a string. Therefore people are going to have their own opinion and they're going to write in whatever clever manner they desire.
[ Anonymity Balloon Clever Desire Going Helium Just Lose Manner Opinion Own String Their Therefore Whatever Write Your]
I'd really like to write a book about Timothy McVeigh, but it would only work if he cooperated.
[ Book Mcveigh Only Really Timothy Work Would Write]
If the breaking news event has something to do with young people, specifically with MTV's audience, there was a higher chance that I would actually go cover it with a television camera instead of just write the story myself and read it on the air.
[ Actually Air Audience Breaking Camera Chance Cover Event Go Higher Instead Just Mtv Myself News Read Something Specifically Story Television Would Write Young]
Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts - the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art.
[ Art Autobiographies Book Deeds Great Manuscripts Nations Their Three Words Write]
The artist doesn't have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don't have the time to read reviews.
[ Artist Critics Listen Ones Read Reviews Time Want Write Writers]
I write scripts to serve as skeletons awaiting the flesh and sinew of images.
[ Awaiting Flesh Images Scripts Serve Sinew Skeletons Write]
The first point was we wanted power to determine our own destiny in our own black community. And what we had done is, we wanted to write a program that was straightforward to the people. We didn't want to give a long dissertation.
[ Black Community Destiny Determine Dissertation Done First Give Had Long Our Own Point Power Program Straightforward Want Wanted Write]
My kids are more precious to me than anything. I'm with them all day, and I write all night.
[ Anything Day Kids More Night Precious Than Them Write]
It's now expected of me that I will defy expectation, so I really generally seem to be free to write what I want.
[ Defy Expectation Expected Free Generally Now Really Seem Want Will Write]
A writer is, after all, only half his book. The other half is the reader and from the reader the writer learns.
[ After Book Half His Learns Only Other Reader Writer]
Don't write anything you can phone. Don't phone anything you can talk. Don't talk anything you can whisper. Don't whisper anything you can smile. Don't smile anything you can nod. Don't nod anything you can wink.
[ Anything Nod Phone Smile Talk Whisper Wink Write]
My dad was the baby. When he was born they were already successful. They sent him to business school - he probably would have loved to have been a poet or a writer or something, and he was very creative.
[ Already Baby Been Born Business Creative Dad Him Loved Poet Probably School Sent Something Successful Very Were Would Writer]
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 write for no other purpose than to add to the beauty that now belongs to me. I write a book for no other reason than to add three or four hundred acres to my magnificent estate.
[ Acres Add Beauty Belongs Book Estate Four Hundred Magnificent Now Other Purpose Reason Than Three Write]
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]
No, you're either born a writer, a storyteller, or you're not.
[ Born Either Storyteller Writer]
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]
I write my plays to create an excuse for full-tilt acting and performing.
[ Acting Create Excuse Performing Plays Write]
I try to write conversationally; I try to write like people speak and put the emphasis on the right syllable.
[ Emphasis Put Right Speak Syllable Try 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]
It's often wrong to write for specific actors because one ends up using what is least interesting about them, their mannerisms and habits. I prefer not to write for specific people.
[ Actors Because Ends Habits Interesting Least Mannerisms Often Prefer Specific Their Them Up Using Write Wrong]
I think film had a terrible effect on horror fiction particularly in the 80s, with certain writers turning out stuff as slick and cliched as Hollywood movies.
[ Certain Cliched Effect Fiction Film Had Hollywood Horror Movies Out Particularly Slick Stuff Terrible Think Turning Writers]
My whole life experience feeds into my writing. I think that must be true for every writer. Clearly the Army and combat were major influences; just the same, you need to understand that many of the writers we have now couldn't load a revolver.
[ Army Clearly Combat Every Experience Feeds Influences Into Just Life Load Major Many Must Need Now Same Think True Understand Were Whole Writer Writers Writing]
I write in all keys. I've always written in all keys. I've probably written a lot of songs in A.
[ Always Keys Lot Probably Songs Write Written]
Lyrics have to be underwritten. That's why poets generally make poor lyric writers because the language is too rich. You get drowned in it.
[ Because Drowned Generally Get Language Lyric Lyrics Make Poets Poor Rich Too Why Writers]
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]
It seems to me that there are two kinds of trickery: the "fronts" people assume before one another's eyes, and the "front" a writer puts on the face of reality.
[ Another Assume Before Eyes Face Front Fronts Kinds Puts Reality Seems Trickery Two Writer]
I'm a sensitive guy. If you are a woman and you're in any kind of emotional duress and you write a song about it, I'll buy you album.
[ Album Any Buy Duress Emotional Guy Kind Sensitive Song Woman Write]
When I need the idea, I can find it immediately. I have a horror of rewriting or deleting; the parts of my composition are carried in my head 'till I can write them down, even to the last note. Then I do not alter a jot.
[ Alter Carried Composition Down Even Find Head Horror Idea Immediately Jot Last Need Note Parts Rewriting Them Then Till Write]
Lots of people want to have written; they don't want to write. In other words, they want to see their name on the front cover of a book and their grinning picture on the back. But this is what comes at the end of a job, not at the beginning.
[ Back Beginning Book Comes Cover End Front Grinning Job Lots Name Other Picture See Their Want Words Write Written]
It is one of the paradoxes of American literature that our writers are forever looking back with love and nostalgia at lives they couldn't wait to leave.
[ American Back Forever Leave Literature Lives Looking Love Nostalgia Our Paradoxes Wait Writers]
It's not surprising to see in my own work, looking back, and in the work of some of my peers, an attention to family. It's nice to write a book that does tend toward significance and meaning, and where else are you sure of finding it?
[ Attention Back Book Does Else Family Finding Looking Meaning Nice Own Peers See Significance Some Sure Surprising Tend Toward Where Work Write]
Action is greater than writing. A good man is a nobler object of contemplation than a great author. There are but two things worth living for: to do what is worthy of being written; and to write what is worthy of being read.
[ Action Author Being Contemplation Good Great Greater Living Man Nobler Object Read Than Things Two Worth Worthy Write Writing Written]
Well I think after leaving prison, and having written three diaries about life in prison, it became a sort of a new challenge to write another novel, to write a new novel.
[ After Another Became Challenge Diaries Having Leaving Life New Novel Prison Sort Think Three Well Write Written]
And I can say this, most of the people who have recorded my songs are songwriters themselves.
[ Most Recorded Say Songs Songwriters Themselves]
A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer.
[ Inform Memorandum Protect Reader Writer Written]
If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
[ Been Book Hasn Must Read Really Then Want Write Written Yet]
I think segregation is bad, I think it's wrong, it's immoral. I'd fight against it with every breath in my body, but you don't need to sit next to a white person to learn how to read and write. The NAACP needs to say that.
[ Against Bad Body Breath Every Fight How Immoral Learn Naacp Need Needs Next Person Read Say Segregation Sit Think White Write Wrong]
The show is different every night, because I never write a setlist.
[ Because Different Every Never Night Show Write]
I certainly wanted to write a book that was honest about New Orleans without explaining it to death, so much so that the first draft contained references absolutely incomprehensible to anyone who hasn't lived here for several years.
[ Absolutely Anyone Book Certainly Contained Death Draft Explaining First Hasn Here Honest Incomprehensible Lived Much New Orleans References Several Wanted Without Write Years]
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]
I'm just going to write because I cannot help it.
[ Because Cannot Going Help Just Write]
Literature does not exist in a vacuum. Writers as such have a definite social function exactly proportional to their ability as writers. This is their main use.
[ Ability Definite Does Exactly Exist Function Literature Main Proportional Social Such Their Use Vacuum Writers]
I don't believe in kicking away ladders. By that, I mean the ladders by which I ascended as a young writer, small magazines that didn't pay anything, and that sort of thing.
[ Anything Ascended Away Believe Kicking Ladders Magazines Mean Pay Small Sort Thing Which Writer Young]
I asked him, How could we have a press column if we can't write about other work done in the press?
[ Asked Column Could Done Him How Other Press Work Write]
Writers and travelers are mesmerized alike by knowing of their destinations.
[ Alike Destinations Knowing Mesmerized Their Travelers Writers]
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]
I'm a schoolteacher and a writer. So that's what I do.
[ Schoolteacher Writer]
And I'm a slow writer: five, six hundred words is a good day. That's the reason it took me 20 years to write those million and a half words of the Civil War.
[ Civil Day Five Good Half Hundred Million Reason Six Slow Those Took War Words Write Writer Years]
I'm all over the place. As you may have seen from the credits, I write with everybody.
[ Credits Everybody May Over Place Seen Write]
I don't sit here and dream because I don't care about the future. I wouldn't take nothin' for my past and I've got enough behind me that I can write forever.
[ Because Behind Care Dream Enough Forever Future Got Here Nothin Past Sit Take Write]
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]
Life can't defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death.
[ Death Defeat Itself Life Love Lover Until Writer Writing]
You become a writer because you need to become a writer - nothing else.
[ Because Become Else Need Nothing Writer]
How does one happen to write a poem: where does it come from? That is the question asked by the psychologists or the geneticists of poetry.
[ Asked Come Does Happen How Poem Poetry Psychologists Question Where Write]
I wanted to use what I was, to be what I was born to be - not to have a 'career', but to be that straightforward obvious unmistakable animal, a writer.
[ Animal Born Career Obvious Straightforward Unmistakable Use Wanted Writer]
The only difference was one of them was trying to make a perfect cake and one of them was trying to write a great book. But if we remove that from the equation, it's the same impulse and they are equally entitled to their ecstasies and their despair.
[ Book Cake Despair Difference Entitled Equally Equation Great Impulse Make Only Perfect Remove Same Their Them Trying Write]
I wanted to write something that would be a comedy in the sense of making people feel happier when they finish it than they did when began it.
[ Began Comedy Did Feel Finish Happier Making Sense Something Than Wanted Would Write]
Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in.
[ Believe Give Heart Importantly Most Never Own True Up Voice Write Your Yourself]
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]
See, I have no journalism in my background, so I wasn't practised at research or writing non-fiction, nor at handling the truth in a journalistic way. Journalists know when to call a halt and write something, but I kept on looking for answers.
[ Answers Background Call Halt Handling Journalism Journalistic Journalists Kept Know Looking Non-Fiction Nor Practised Research See Something Truth Way Write Writing]
The First Amendment has the same role in my life as a citizen and a writer as the sun has in our ecosystem.
[ Amendment Citizen Ecosystem First Life Our Role Same Sun Writer]
My friends never talk to me about my poetry because they're embarrassed that I write it or they're embarrassed by what I write about which are not such extraordinarily terrifying things, but they are the state of human existence.
[ Because Embarrassed Existence Extraordinarily Friends Human Never Poetry State Such Talk Terrifying Things Which Write]
Poe is the only impeccable writer. He was never mistaken.
[ Impeccable Mistaken Never Only Poe Writer]
I formed a resolution to never write a word I did not want to write; to think only of my own tastes and ideals, without a thought of those of editors or publishers.
[ Did Editors Formed Ideals Never Only Own Publishers Resolution Tastes Think Those Thought Want Without Word Write]
They should have a rule: in order to be a sportswriter, you have to have played that sport, at some level; high school, college, junior college, somewhere. Or, you should have had to have been around the game for a long time.
[ Around Been College Game Had High Junior Level Long Order Played Rule School Should Some Somewhere Sport Sportswriter Time]
Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance.
[ Artist Could Day Economy Health Insurance Job Keeping Order Photographer Their Think Where Without Worrying Writer]
There were five writers on Blazing Saddles.
[ Blazing Five Were Writers]
You become a better writer by writing. You become a better travel writer by writing about travel.
[ Become Better Travel Writer Writing]
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 don't write for any particular kind of person.
[ Any Kind Particular Person Write]
That the Op-Ed page is very important in readers' and the nation's perception of the Times, the perception of its editorial positions, and of its implicit editorial positions as expressed by the publisher's choice of people who are given the freedom to write opinion columns.
[ Choice Columns Editorial Expressed Freedom Given Implicit Important Nation Opinion Page Perception Positions Publisher Readers Times Very Write]
Everything I know, I write about. My only research is what I did.
[ Did Everything Know Only Research Write]
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]
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]
It is my desire to be a great writer. I know that I still have a mountain to climb to achieve that.
[ Achieve Climb Desire Great Know Mountain Still Writer]
If I were assigned poems I suppose I'd write more of them but it is entirely voluntary and for the most part ignored in the market sense of the word so the language to me is most intimate, most important, most sublime and most satisfying when it gets done.
[ Assigned Done Entirely Gets Ignored Important Intimate Language Market More Most Part Poems Satisfying Sense Sublime Suppose Them Voluntary Were Word Write]
Only truthful hands write true poems. I cannot see any basic difference between a handshake and a poem.
[ Any Basic Between Cannot Difference Hands Handshake Only Poem Poems See True Truthful 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]
I don't write down my experiences, but I have a very decent memory. I have tons of books in which I write down phrases as they occur to me. That's how I write songs. I'll need a line and I'll go through the books and find it, the right rhyme and everything.
[ Books Decent Down Everything Experiences Find Go How Line Memory Need Occur Phrases Rhyme Right Songs Through Tons Very Which Write]
It's my responsibility as a singer-songwriter to report the news.
[ News Report Responsibility Singer-Songwriter]
I notice that students, particularly for gay students, it's too easy to write about my last trick or something. It's not very interesting to the reader.
[ Easy Gay Interesting Last Notice Particularly Reader Something Students Too Trick Very Write]
There is nothing more distressing or tiresome than a writer standing in front of an audience and reading his work.
[ Audience Distressing Front His More Nothing Reading Standing Than Tiresome Work Writer]
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]
I write books to find out about things.
[ Books Find Out Things 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]
I had never thought of myself as a dramatist, and, for really good technical results, the thought came too late: a man of letters has become too wordy to write economically for the stage.
[ Become Came Dramatist Economically Good Had Late Letters Man Myself Never Really Results Stage Technical Thought Too Wordy Write]
I know many writers who first dictate passages, then polish what they have dictated. I speak, then I polish - occasionally I do windows. Politics
[ Dictate Dictated First Know Many Occasionally Passages Polish Speak Then Windows Writers]
Country people give me more than writers, and country places than towns.
[ Country Give More Places Than Towns Writers]
What I do believe is that there is always a relationship between writing and reading, a constant interplay between the writer on the one hand and the reader on the other.
[ Always Believe Between Constant Hand Interplay Other Reader Reading Relationship Writer Writing]
I don't see myself necessarily having a burning desire to write a symphony.
[ Burning Desire Having Myself Necessarily See Symphony Write]
We all write, but the script is a blueprint. We can lose whole scenes when we're shooting.
[ Blueprint Lose Scenes Script Shooting Whole Write]
When we first started playing we did a lot of rehearsing. We used to write out everything. In fact, that's the way everybody rehearses: we play the tunes and improvise.
[ Did Everybody Everything Fact First Improvise Lot Out Play Playing Rehearsing Started Tunes Used Way Write]
But if you have a point of view and you're an artist or a writer, it's kind of crazy to not take advantage of that, especially if you can do something that's entertaining as well. I've done a number of things like that over the years.
[ Advantage Artist Crazy Done Entertaining Especially Kind Number Over Point Something Take Things View Well Writer Years]
A writer is not a confectioner, a cosmetic dealer, or an entertainer.
[ Cosmetic Dealer Entertainer Writer]
I want to be a writer someday.
[ Someday Want Writer]
Subject matter that is not bound to reality offers more opportunity to write a unique story and cinematically present it in very unique ways.
[ Bound Matter More Offers Opportunity Present Reality Story Subject Unique Very Ways Write]
Like so many writers I started writing stories because I didn't have much time for anything else.
[ Anything Because Else Many Much Started Stories Time Writers Writing]
The fact that we write about it doesn't mean we play better than ordinary players at all.
[ Better Fact Mean Ordinary Play Players Than Write]
When I write about a 15-year old, I jump, I return to the days when I was that age. It's like a time machine. I can remember everything. I can feel the wind. I can smell the air. Very actually. Very vividly.
[ Actually Age Air Days Everything Feel Jump Machine Old Remember Return Smell Time Very Vividly Wind Write]
And it is a very beautiful idea, and possibly true, that a common man from Stratford with a common education was able to write these plays.
[ Able Beautiful Common Education Idea Man Plays Possibly Stratford These True Very Write]
Stephen King writes a lot of things that are really charming and quirky, and that are more ironic than horror.
[ Charming Horror Ironic King Lot More Quirky Really Stephen Than Things Writes]
I would not send a first story anywhere. I would give myself time to write a number of stories.
[ Anywhere First Give Myself Number Send Stories Story Time Would Write]
The idea of writer as sage is pretty much dead today. I would certainly feel very uncomfortable in the role.
[ Certainly Dead Feel Idea Much Pretty Role Sage Today Uncomfortable Very Would Writer]
I can't understand these chaps who go round American universities explaining how they write poems: It's like going round explaining how you sleep with your wife.
[ American Chaps Explaining Go Going How Poems Round Sleep These Understand Universities Wife Write Your]
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]
I'm not afraid to write my feelings in songs.
[ Afraid Feelings Songs Write]
We really try to make sure that the band writes the songs, not just one person.
[ Band Just Make Person Really Songs Sure Try Writes]
I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die.
[ Because Breathe Die Reason Same Would Write]
I write the story that nobody reads. Someday, I'm going to write it in German to see if anyone notices.
[ Anyone German Going Nobody Notices Reads See Someday Story Write]
A superhuman will is needed in order to write, and I am only a man.
[ Am Man Needed Only Order Superhuman Will Write]
At the same time, I think books create a sort of network in the reader's mind, with one book reinforcing another. Some books form relationships. Other books stand in opposition. No two writers or readers have the same pattern of interaction.
[ Another Book Books Create Form Interaction Mind Network Opposition Other Pattern Reader Readers Reinforcing Relationships Same Some Sort Stand Think Time Two Writers]
Kids are all computer-savvy. Sit down and write to your parents on the computer. And just say, I have some questions and I'm scared. There's some stuff I don't know and I really need to talk to you about sex. Tear it off and put it on their pillow. They'll read it.
[ Computer Down Just Kids Know Need Off Parents Pillow Put Questions Read Really Say Scared Sex Sit Some Stuff Talk Tear Their Write Your]
And I like the way Cain writes his women. Very strong. They're kind of lusty, they know what they want, they're full of conviction. Cain's women are sexual.
[ Cain Conviction Full His Kind Know Lusty Sexual Strong Very Want Way Women Writes]
Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play.
[ Critic Give Inch Play Write]
I think if you're a good songwriter, that's what you are first - not a star or celebrity.
[ Celebrity First Good Songwriter Star Think]
The writer works in a lonely way.
[ Lonely Way Works Writer]
I don't know any other lifestyle. I get up in the morning and I really do feel that the world is my oyster, and I start that way, the same as I would if I were preparing to write a song: put a blank piece of paper up on the piano and you go for it.
[ Any Blank Feel Get Go Know Lifestyle Morning Other Oyster Paper Piano Piece Preparing Put Really Same Song Start Up Way Were World Would Write]
I took two years away from making films to write a novel.
[ Away Films Making Novel Took Two Write Years]
I realised I'd never climb Everest but thought I could still write a book.
[ Book Climb Could Everest Never Realised Still Thought Write]
I didn't know if it would be a success-ful one, or what the stages would be, but I always saw myself as a lifetime musician and songwriter.
[ Always Know Lifetime Musician Myself Saw Songwriter Stages Would]
The best way to learn about writing is to study the work of other writers you admire.
[ Admire Best Learn Other Study Way Work Writers Writing]
Sometimes my boyfriend would write the lyrics and I would write the melody, and other times I would start from scratch. Or sometimes I would take a local poem and put that to music.
[ Boyfriend Local Lyrics Melody Music Other Poem Put Scratch Sometimes Start Take Times Would Write]
I write because something inner and unconscious forces me to. That is the first compulsion. The second is one of ethical and moral duty. I feel responsible to tell stories that inspire readers to consider more deeply who they are.
[ Because Compulsion Consider Deeply Duty Ethical Feel First Forces Inner Inspire Moral More Readers Responsible Second Something Stories Tell Unconscious Write]
I'm one of those writers who, when writing, believes she's god-and that she hasn't bestowed free will on any of her characters. In that sense there are no surprises in any of my books.
[ Any Believes Bestowed Books Characters Free Hasn Her Sense She Surprises Those Will Writers Writing]
Some directors expect you to do everything; write, be producer, psychiatrist. Some just want you to die in a tragic accident during the shooting so they can get the insurance.
[ Accident Die Directors During Everything Expect Get Insurance Just Producer Psychiatrist Shooting Some Tragic Want Write]
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]
I wanted to write a novel. At 12 I knew, I am a writer. I said it to nobody.
[ Am Knew Nobody Novel Said Wanted Write Writer]
I'm a fast writer.
[ Fast Writer]
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]
Well actually, some weeks they'll write that I'm jealous of living in her shadow. Then other weeks, they'll write that all I want to do is loaf around on her money! It's ridiculous!
[ Actually Around Her Jealous Living Loaf Money Other Ridiculous Shadow Some Then Want Weeks Well Write]
I'm a layperson. I barely got out of high school. I have no business telling people what to do or my big philosophy on life. I'm certainly not going to write any sort of memoir.
[ Any Barely Big Business Certainly Going Got High Life Memoir Out Philosophy School Sort Telling Write]
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]
There have been times when I reread - or at least leafed through - something because I'd sent a copy to a friend, and what usually happened was that I noticed dozens and dozens of clumsy phrases I wished I could rewrite.
[ Because Been Clumsy Copy Could Dozens Friend Happened Least Noticed Phrases Reread Rewrite Sent Something Through Times Usually Wished]
By ignoring a lot of American culture you can write more interesting stories. Unfortunately, if you were writing about America as it is, you'd be writing about a lot of people sitting in front of television sets.
[ America American Culture Front Ignoring Interesting Lot More Sets Sitting Stories Television Unfortunately Were Write Writing]
I came to the conclusion that I am not a fiction writer.
[ Am Came Conclusion Fiction Writer]
Golf is a game in which you yell "Fore!", shoot six, and write down five.
[ Down Five Fore Game Golf Shoot Six Which Write Yell]
Oh, well, in Los Angeles everybody is an actor, or a producer, or a writer, or a director, or an agent, or... So everybody understands the hours.
[ Actor Agent Angeles Director Everybody Hours Los Oh Producer Understands Well Writer]
Many of the critics today get airline tickets, hotel accommodation, bags, beautiful photographs, gifts and other expenses paid by the distributors, and then are supposed to write serious articles about the movie.
[ Accommodation Airline Articles Bags Beautiful Critics Distributors Expenses Get Gifts Hotel Many Movie Other Paid Photographs Serious Supposed Then Tickets Today Write]
I want to write such things as compel the admiring acclamation of the world at large, such things as are written but once in years, things subtle but distinctly different from the books written every day.
[ Admiring Books Compel Day Different Distinctly Every Large Once Subtle Such Things Want World Write Written Years]
I've made this decision not to talk to the press about anything that's gone on in my life, but just to write music about it. They can interpret it themselves.
[ Anything Decision Gone Interpret Just Life Made Music Press Talk Themselves Write]
Eddie Izzard is absolutely brilliant. I would love to write something for him.
[ Absolutely Brilliant Eddie Him Love Something Would Write]
I didn't write those songs, but I can relate to every one of them... I have.
[ Every Relate Songs Them Those Write]
I've always spent more time with a smile on my face than not, but the thing is, I don't write about it.
[ Always Face More Smile Spent Than Thing Time Write]
You can get sucked into the idea that, 'Gosh, this is impressive. Maybe I should do this. It will look good.' Or 'I'll write like this because it will impress that critic.'
[ Because Critic Get Good Gosh Idea Impress Impressive Into Look Maybe Should Sucked Will Write]
The research is the easiest. The outline is the most fun. The first draft is the hardest, because every word of the outline has to be fleshed out. The rewrite is very satisfying.
[ Because Draft Easiest Every First Fun Hardest Most Out Outline Research Rewrite Satisfying Very Word]
The first thing is that we're being attacked by both the Writers Guild and the Producers Guild. Both of these groups are trying to diminish the importance and strength of the director. They're trying to do it through both frontal and side attacks.
[ Attacked Attacks Being Both Diminish Director First Frontal Groups Guild Importance Producers Side Strength These Thing Through Trying Writers]
Books don't exist unless you read them. And it's a two way process - you write the book as you read it and you fill in the gaps. You discover it and you put the marks together and without you doing it they're just marks.
[ Book Books Discover Doing Exist Fill Gaps Just Marks Process Put Read Them Together Two Unless Way Without Write]
We have always wanted to write songs and be experimental in that way.
[ Always Experimental Songs Wanted Way Write]
That being said, I often write into recipes techniques I learned in the restaurant kitchen. There are ways of organizing your prep and so on that are immensely useful. Those are woven into all the recipes I do.
[ Being Immensely Into Kitchen Learned Often Organizing Prep Recipes Restaurant Said Techniques Those Useful Ways Woven Write Your]
The writer, when he is also an artist, is someone who admits what others don't dare reveal. Art
[ Admits Also Artist Dare Others Reveal Someone Writer]
I knew that I wanted to be a writer even before I knew exactly what being a writer entailed.
[ Before Being Entailed Even Exactly Knew Wanted Writer]
You can look at the New York Times Bestseller List and you can be pretty sure that the writers on that list don't know each other very well.
[ Bestseller Each Know List Look New Other Pretty Sure Times Very Well Writers York]
I write it to get it out of me. I don't write it to remember it.
[ Get Out Remember Write]
I would write plays for my grandmother, who was stone deaf, my mother and the dog, that was our audience.
[ Audience Deaf Dog Grandmother Mother Our Plays Stone Would 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]
Writers' bedtimes vary, but few have been spared the shock of a copy editor's early wake-up call.
[ Been Call Copy Early Editor Few Shock Spared Vary Wake-Up Writers]
I was training to be a lawyer... I was president of the law society at Glasgow University, and my bass guitarist was my secretary of my law society; the lead guitarist and writer worked at the law firm that I worked.
[ Bass Firm Glasgow Guitarist Law Lawyer Lead President Secretary Society Training University Worked Writer]
Four years earlier I had been selected, with Kay Boyle, the writer, and a number of others, to go to Cambodia and come back and prove that there were no sanctuaries in that country.
[ Back Been Cambodia Come Country Earlier Four Go Had Kay Number Others Prove Sanctuaries Selected Were Writer Years]
The songwriter mustn't fall in love with his own song. If it doesn't belong, he can't push it into a show. Let him save it; maybe it'll fit in another show.
[ Another Belong Fall Fit Him His Into Love Maybe Mustn Own Push Save Show Song Songwriter]
It is easy to write unthinking music.
[ Easy Music Unthinking Write]
And I think one way or another it's evident to those who work with me that as a writer, a director, a friend, as somebody's there that's very anxious to get the movie made.
[ Another Anxious Director Evident Friend Get Made Movie Somebody Think Those Very Way Work Writer]
Recipe writers hate to write about heat. They despise it. Because there aren't proper words for communicating what should be done with it.
[ Because Communicating Despise Done Hate Heat Proper Recipe Should Words Write Writers]
The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere between the milk and the yogurt.
[ Between Life Milk Modern Shelf Somewhere Writer Yogurt]
And I have to consider myself fortunate, because there are plenty of writers who spend most of a lifetime looking for that certain something without ever finding it.
[ Because Certain Consider Ever Finding Fortunate Lifetime Looking Most Myself Plenty Something Spend Without Writers]
Why did I write? Because I found life unsatisfactory.
[ Because Did Found Life 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]
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]
I've always felt that life is a novel, and part of it is written for you, and part of it is written by you. It's up to you to write the ending, ultimately.
[ Always Ending Felt Life Novel Part Ultimately Up Write Written]
What we need is more women writers, writing for older women. There are some actresses who have production companies and create their own material, and I truly admire that.
[ Actresses Admire Companies Create Material More Need Older Own Production Some Their Truly Women Writers Writing]
I started to write a new editor not too long ago and had it about half done after two days.
[ After Ago Days Done Editor Had Half Long New Started Too Two Write]
Finding people who get enormous pleasure from reading books is a more and more unusual experience, and so writers just so much want to be heard.
[ Books Enormous Experience Finding Get Heard Just More Much Pleasure Reading Unusual Want Writers]
I see and write things first as an artist, second as a woman, and third as a New Yorker. All three have built-in perspectives that aren't neutral.
[ Artist Built-In Built-In First Neutral New Perspectives Second See Things Third Three Woman Write Yorker]
I write novels because there is something I don't understand in reality.
[ Because Novels Reality Something Understand 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]
When something is bothering me, I write a song that tells my feelings.
[ Bothering Feelings Something Song Tells Write]
Mary, my little girl, was confirmed in a Buddhist temple. She saw the Life write up on Buddhism, with pictures of the ceremony, and she said she wanted to be confirmed there because she only liked Jesus as a kid. She was a little disappointed in him when he grew up.
[ Because Buddhism Buddhist Ceremony Confirmed Disappointed Girl Grew Him Jesus Kid Life Liked Little Mary Only Pictures Said Saw She Temple Up Wanted Write]
The biggest obstacle to professional writing is the necessity for changing a typewriter ribbon.
[ Biggest Changing Necessity Obstacle Professional Ribbon Typewriter Writing]
If you write songs you have an idea how they're going to sound.
[ Going How Idea Songs Sound Write]
All I wanted to do was write - at the time, poems, and prose, too. I guess my ambition was simply to make money however I could to keep myself going in some modest way, and I didn't need much, I was unmarried at the time, no children.
[ Ambition Children Could Going Guess However Keep Make Modest Money Much Myself Need Poems Prose Simply Some Time Too Unmarried Wanted Way Write]
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]
The hardest novel to write was Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant.
[ Dinner Hardest Homesick Novel Restaurant Write]
Being a songwriter does not rely on an audience or other band members or a camera. I can just sit in a room and write songs.
[ Audience Band Being Camera Does Just Members Other Rely Room Sit Songs Songwriter Write]
So I write melodies - thirty, forty, fifty - then I cast them off until I have just two or three. If only one is needed, I go see the director and ask him to decide.
[ Ask Cast Decide Director Fifty Forty Go Him Just Melodies Needed Off Only See Them Then Thirty Three Two Until Write]
A wise man writes down what he thinks, a stupid man forgets what he thinks, a complete idiot punishes himself for what he thinks.
[ Complete Down Forgets Himself Idiot Man Punishes Stupid Thinks Wise Writes]
The fact is that all writers create their precursors. Their work modifies our conception of the past, just as it is bound to modify the future.
[ Bound Conception Create Fact Future Just Modify Our Past Precursors Their Work Writers]
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]
If you have a craftsman's command of the language and basic writing techniques you'll be able to write - as long as you know what you want to say.
[ Able Basic Command Craftsman Know Language Long Say Techniques Want Write Writing]
Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.
[ Erases Hand Only Thing True Write]
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]
I have suffered a great deal from writers who have quoted this or that sentence of mine either out of its context or in juxtaposition to some incongruous matter which quite distorted my meaning, or destroyed it altogether.
[ Altogether Context Deal Destroyed Distorted Either Great Incongruous Juxtaposition Matter Meaning Mine Out Quite Quoted Sentence Some Suffered Which Writers]
We're not on a desperate mission to write chart compatible stuff.
[ Chart Compatible Desperate Mission Stuff Write]
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]
The same parts of my brain get as excited as when I study bio or read a novel and write a paper on it.
[ Bio Brain Excited Get Novel Paper Parts Read Same Study Write]
I now have to find a reason to write, every single day.
[ Day Every Find Now Reason Single Write]
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it. Art
[ Because Breathe Cry Culture Our Out Sing Then Through Use Write Writing]
I wanted to be a director and producer and writer, but in the early '40's the union wouldn't let you get through the gates. You couldn't get on a crew, or even learn to direct.
[ Crew Direct Director Early Even Gates Get Learn Producer Through Union Wanted Writer]
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]
A novel usually takes me two years. A year to research and plan and dream. Then a year to write.
[ Dream Novel Plan Research Takes Then Two Usually Write Year Years]
I'm a fairly undisciplined writer.
[ Fairly Undisciplined Writer]
The creative act is like writing a letter. A letter is a project; you don't sit down to write a letter unless you know what you want to say and to whom you want to say it.
[ Act Creative Down Know Letter Project Say Sit Unless Want Whom Write Writing]
It is not fun singing about losing somebody like that, but at the same time it was easy to write because the memories were so real and vivid and so much a part of who I am.
[ Am Because Easy Fun Losing Memories Much Part Real Same Singing Somebody Time Vivid Were Write]
Writers are in the entertainment business, and it gives me lots of pleasure to entertain my readers.
[ Business Entertain Entertainment Gives Lots Pleasure Readers Writers]
I can't write if someone else is in the house, not even the cleaning woman.
[ Cleaning Else Even House Someone Woman Write]
When I write a book, I'm making it the best book I can.
[ Best Book Making 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]
Why do writers write? Because it isn't there.
[ Because Why Write Writers]
First, I do not sit down at my desk to put into verse something that is already clear in my mind. If it were clear in my mind, I should have no incentive or need to write about it.
[ Already Clear Desk Down First Incentive Into Mind Need Put Should Sit Something Verse Were Write]
When you write something it has to hit the level that you accept as being good.
[ Accept Being Good Hit Level Something Write]
The challenging thing is that we go home after doing the run-through and the writers stay there working, so sometimes I get script changes delivered to me at midnight. It's constantly shifting.
[ After Challenging Changes Constantly Delivered Doing Get Go Home Midnight Script Shifting Sometimes Stay Thing Working Writers]
And it is a folly to try to craft a novel for the screen, to write a novel with a screen contract in mind.
[ Contract Craft Folly Mind Novel Screen Try Write]