Quotations that match 'write'.I write most of my own lyrics for my album and I am helping to produce some of the songs as well.
[ Album Am Helping Lyrics Most Own Produce Some Songs Well Write]
I don't write about things that I have the answers to or things that are very close to home. It just wouldn't be any adventure. It wouldn't have any vitality.
[ Adventure Answers Any Close Home Just Things Very Vitality Write]
I don't have to write about the future. For most people, the present is enough like the future to be pretty scary.
[ Enough Future Most Present Pretty Scary Write]
In order to play and write, it's unique - you either do one or the other.
[ Either Order Other Play Unique Write]
I would still like to have that luxury, to be able to just sit and draw for hours and hours and hours. In a way, that's what I do as a writer.
[ Able Draw Hours Just Luxury Sit Still Way Would Writer]
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]
Although this is a fictitious story the history is real. You don't want to re-write history but you certainly want to portray events and characters as realistically as you can.
[ Although Certainly Characters Events Fictitious History Portray Real Realistically Story Want]
I never thought I'd be a writer. I never thought I'd be able to read a book, let alone write one. So if books like this inspire kids to write, or even read a whole book, I think it's good.
[ Able Alone Book Books Even Good Inspire Kids Never Read Think Thought Whole Write Writer]
As long as I'm around the cats in the hip hop scene, they'll throw me a track and I'll write a rap over it.
[ Around Cats Hip Hop Long Over Rap Scene Throw Track Write]
Actors are good liars; writers are good liars with good memories.
[ Actors Good Liars Memories Writers]
Sylvester has a great popular sense, as good as any writer I've ever worked with. He knows what audiences want to see, and what they don't want to see.
[ Any Audiences Ever Good Great Knows Popular See Sense Sylvester Want Worked Writer]
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]
The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth.
[ Christian Creations Earth Given Great Heart His Little Moods More Names Own Passions Sent Than Walk Writer]
Yes, I did some rewrites of the show as some of the stuff was not very good and I worked my butt off to make it something that the audience liked and that I could be proud of.
[ Audience Could Did Good Liked Make Off Proud Rewrites Show Some Something Stuff Very Worked Yes]
It is rarely that you see an American writer who is not hopelessly sane.
[ American Hopelessly Rarely Sane See Writer]
Nothing you write, if you hope to be good, will ever come out as you first hoped.
[ Come Ever First Good Hope Hoped Nothing Out Will Write]
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]
I don't dream songs. I'm more apt to write dreams down and then to be able to interpret them into a song. I also tend to get up and write prose in the morning from which will come songs.
[ Able Also Apt Come Down Dream Dreams Get Interpret Into More Morning Prose Song Songs Tend Them Then Up Which Will Write]
Writers sometimes give up what is most strange and wonderful about their writing - soften their roughest edges - to accommodate themselves toward a group response.
[ Accommodate Edges Give Group Most Response Roughest Soften Sometimes Strange Their Themselves Toward Up Wonderful Writers Writing]
The biography of a writer - or even the autobiography - will always have this incompleteness.
[ Always Autobiography Biography Even Incompleteness Will Writer]
It's nice to be in a situation where the two books that I write for a sort of regular monthly income are also works that I enjoy immensely, rather than them being some kind of bread and butter, do it because you have to do it.
[ Also Because Being Books Bread Butter Enjoy Immensely Income Kind Monthly Nice Rather Regular Situation Some Sort Than Them Two Where Works Write]
The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.
[ Role Say Unable Writer]
I'd like to write a history, maybe of the Reformation.
[ History Maybe Reformation Write]
No language is rude that can boast polite writers.
[ Boast Language Polite Rude Writers]
I tend to write in the mornings.
[ Mornings Tend Write]
If I fail, the film industry writes me off as another statistic. If I succeed, they pay me a million bucks to fly out to Hollywood and fart.
[ Another Bucks Fail Fart Film Fly Hollywood Industry Million Off Out Pay Statistic Succeed Writes]
One thing, when you're an actor, you finish something and then you have to worry about what the next gig is. When you're a musician, you can always write your own stuff, and I'm working on new stuff for a new album right now.
[ Actor Album Always Finish Gig Musician New Next Now Own Right Something Stuff Then Thing Working Worry Write Your]
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]
Please write music like Wagner, only louder.
[ Louder Music Only Please Wagner Write]
I'm a schoolteacher and a writer. So that's what I do.
[ Schoolteacher Writer]
To read a book, to think it over, and to write out notes is a useful exercise; a book which will not repay some hard thought is not worth publishing.
[ Book Exercise Hard Notes Out Over Publishing Read Repay Some Think Thought Useful Which Will Worth Write]
You know you lose a lot of social skills if you're a writer. You spend too long alone. And its forced me to address that.
[ Address Alone Forced Know Long Lose Lot Skills Social Spend Too Writer]
I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker.
[ Am Because Perhaps Talker Writer]
Judging from the letters I've received from obviously feeble-minded persons who wish I would write another These Old Shades, it ought to sell like hot cakes.
[ Another Cakes Hot Judging Letters Obviously Old Ought Persons Received Sell Shades These Wish Would Write]
Literature is always trying to show other parts of this immense universe in which we live. It's endless. I'm sure there will be other writers who will discover new worlds.
[ Always Discover Endless Immense Literature Live New Other Parts Show Sure Trying Universe Which Will Worlds Writers]
It's been a great place to get in touch with what people are really thinking. And to make contact with readers and other writers. Egalitarian, wide open, like the Wild West!
[ Been Contact Egalitarian Get Great Make Open Other Place Readers Really Thinking Touch West Wide Wild Writers]
If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate: The "Ode on a Grecian Urn" is worth any number of old ladies.
[ Any Grecian Hesitate His Ladies Mother Number Ode Old Rob Will Worth Writer]
Nature not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write.
[ Ability Content Denying Endowed Him Nature Think Write]
I think it takes about a million words to make a writer. I mean that you're going to throw away.
[ Away Going Make Mean Million Takes Think Throw Words Writer]
An autobiography is a book a person writes about his own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details.
[ Autobiography Book Boring Details Full His Life Own Person Sorts Usually Writes]
I did that for 40 years or more. I never had any writer's block. I got up in the morning, sat down at the typewriter - now, computer - lit up a cigarette.
[ Any Block Cigarette Computer Did Down Got Had Lit More Morning Never Now Sat Typewriter Up Writer Years]
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 remember thinking during those times that I wanted to write in a way where there are no rules.
[ During Remember Rules Thinking Those Times Wanted Way Where 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]
I wanted the press to become something of a movement. Not a movement committed to a particular "ism," but a gathering together of writers with an aesthetic approach to literature and with a lust for excellence.
[ Aesthetic Approach Become Committed Excellence Gathering Literature Lust Movement Particular Press Something Together Wanted Writers]
Always write angry letters to your enemies. Never mail them. Anger
[ Always Angry Enemies Letters Mail Never Them Write Your]
For each letter received from a creditor, write fifty lines on an extraterrestrial subject and you will be saved.
[ Creditor Each Extraterrestrial Fifty Letter Lines Received Saved Subject Will Write]
My horizon on humanity is enlarged by reading the writers of poems, seeing a painting, listening to some music, some opera, which has nothing at all to do with a volatile human condition or struggle or whatever. It enriches me as a human being.
[ Being Condition Enlarged Enriches Horizon Human Humanity Listening Music Nothing Opera Painting Poems Reading Seeing Some Struggle Volatile Whatever Which Writers]
The poet must decide not to impose his feelings in order to write without sentimentality.
[ Decide Feelings His Impose Must Order Poet Sentimentality Without Write]
I pestered the hell out of everybody I ran into until I could play the guitar well enough to write and sing with it.
[ Could Enough Everybody Guitar Hell Into Out Play Ran Sing Until Well Write]
The hack songwriter will write the absolute truth every single word, whether it makes a great song or not.
[ Absolute Every Great Hack Makes Single Song Songwriter Truth Whether Will Word Write]
Every reader finds himself. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.
[ Book Discern Every Finds Himself Instrument Kind Makes Merely Never Optical Perhaps Possible Reader Seen Without Work Would Writer]
You can't possibly predict what will last or not. But once you attempt to write for the ages, you're doomed.
[ Ages Attempt Doomed Last Once Possibly Predict Will Write]
I wonder sometimes if the motivation for writers ought to be contempt, not admiration.
[ Admiration Contempt Motivation Ought Sometimes Wonder Writers]
I like to write when I feel spiteful. It is like having a good sneeze.
[ Feel Good Having Sneeze Spiteful Write]
The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all other woes of mankind, is wisdom. Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom box. But it is quite another thing to open the box.
[ Another Box Crime Great Hands His Into Keys Man Mankind Medicine Only Open Other Put Quite Read Suffering Teach Thing Wisdom Woes Write]
The talent of a true writer and poet is in the ear.
[ Ear Poet Talent True Writer]
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]
Now that I'm taking some time off from school, I've been reading a lot to make sure I don't forget everything. It's mostly classics and nonfiction accounts from actors, directors and writers from the '40s and '50s.
[ Accounts Actors Been Classics Directors Everything Forget Lot Make Mostly Nonfiction Now Off Reading School Some Sure Taking Time Writers]
We go to school to learn to work hard for money. I write books and create products that teach people how to have money work hard for them.
[ Books Create Go Hard How Learn Money Products School Teach Them Work Write]
One of the reasons to do documentaries is that. There's more sense of creating something, more sense of my own soul in the documentaries than in movies, because I don't write the movies I do.
[ Because Creating Documentaries More Movies Own Reasons Sense Something Soul Than Write]
I thought I'd write one book and the world would change overnight.
[ Book Change Overnight Thought World Would Write]
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]
I learned to write fiction the way I learned to read fiction - by skipping the parts that bored me.
[ Bored Fiction Learned Parts Read Skipping Way Write]
But basically, I'm trying to write a fun story.
[ Basically Fun Story Trying 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]
Composers should write tunes that chauffeurs and errand boys can whistle.
[ Boys Composers Errand Should Tunes Whistle Write]
Most film directors do not come up with their own subjects or write their own screenplays.
[ Come Directors Film Most Own Screenplays Subjects Their Up Write]
I usually write about ordinary people and ordinary things, but Paul Farmer is the least ordinary person I've ever met... He's the leader of a small group of people who hope to cure a sick world, and I hope my book can help in some small way.
[ Book Cure Ever Farmer Group Help Hope Leader Least Met Ordinary Paul Person Sick Small Some Things Usually Way World Write]
I would be content if I had nothing but a tape-recorder. I could still write songs and record them.
[ Content Could Had Nothing Record Songs Still Them Would Write]
Nobody's going to write a book about me, because nobody's going to find anything worth writing a book about.
[ Anything Because Book Find Going Nobody Worth Write Writing]
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]
There's a personal story of my own that I will write at some point, and it's a film that I will happily make. It could very well be the next thing I do, unless someone shows me something great.
[ Could Film Great Happily Make Next Own Personal Point Shows Some Someone Something Story Thing Unless Very Well Will Write]
I write for what's left of the eight-year-old still rattling around inside my head.
[ Around Head Inside Left Rattling Still Write]
Often something comes in from which you can see that the person is good, the book may not be perfect as it is, and the person doesn't want to do a re-write. That's something we do almost nothing of.
[ Almost Book Comes Good May Nothing Often Perfect Person See Something Want Which]
The first job of a writer is to be honest.
[ First Honest Job Writer]
The biggest influence? I've had several at different times - but the biggest for me was Bob Dylan, who was a guy that came along when I was twelve or thirteen and just changed all the rules about what it meant to write songs.
[ Along Biggest Bob Came Changed Different Dylan Guy Had Influence Just Meant Rules Several Songs Thirteen Times Twelve Write]
I'm a sort of boy next door. If that boy has a good scriptwriter.
[ Boy Door Good Next Sort]
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]
I could tell you which writer's rhythms I am imitating. It's not exactly plagiarism, it's falling in love with good language and trying to imitate it.
[ Am Could Exactly Falling Good Imitate Imitating Language Love Plagiarism Rhythms Tell Trying Which Writer]
As a guest who doesn't eat, drink or smoke, you leave much to be desired, but as a writer, you're my girl.
[ Desired Drink Eat Girl Guest Leave Much Smoke Writer]
There would be nights when I would wake up and couldn't get back to sleep. So I would go downstairs and write. The staff had a pool going on how many pages of typing I would bring in here in the morning.
[ Back Bring Downstairs Get Go Going Had Here How Many Morning Nights Pages Pool Sleep Staff Typing Up Wake Would Write]
Everything around a writer, or musician in the record business, probably everything in all the United States or in all of western civilization, is about competition.
[ Around Business Civilization Competition Everything Musician Probably Record States United Western Writer]
This was something that was obsessing me and creating a writer's block. To get involved and get stuck in, get the proper information about what's going on has really helped.
[ Block Creating Get Going Helped Information Involved Proper Really Something Stuck Writer]
The responsibility of a writer is to excavate the experience of the people who produced him.
[ Experience Him Produced Responsibility Writer]
I am writing in the garden. To write as one should of a garden one must write not outside it or merely somewhere near it, but in the garden.
[ Am Garden Merely Must Near Outside Should Somewhere Write Writing]
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]
The easiest thing to do on earth is not write.
[ Earth Easiest Thing Write]
Whoever you are, you will not write this book. I can tell you nothing. Do not call me again. Ever.
[ Again Book Call Ever Nothing Tell Whoever Will Write]
If there is a special Hell for writers it would be in the forced contemplation of their own works.
[ Contemplation Forced Hell Own Special Their Works Would Writers]
I always wanted to be a writer.
[ Always Wanted Writer]
A publisher who writes is like a cow in a milk bar.
[ Bar Cow Milk Publisher Writes]
As far as I'm concerned, the entire reason for becoming a writer is not having to get up in the morning.
[ Becoming Concerned Entire Far Get Having Morning Reason Up Writer]
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]
Hollywood does not write parts for people like me, an elderly gentleman, and when they find out you're crippled, forget about it. No, I'll never work again.
[ Again Crippled Does Elderly Find Forget Gentleman Hollywood Never Out Parts Work Write]
I'll have to get people to write songs for me right now until my own writing comes around.
[ Around Comes Get Now Own Right Songs Until Write Writing]
John Lennon and Ringo Starr liked my songs. I used to write songs and they heard me sing songs on stage in London.
[ Heard John Lennon Liked London Ringo Sing Songs Stage Used Write]
Black writers, of whatever quality, who step outside the pale of what black writers are supposed to write about, or who black writers are supposed to be, are condemned to silences in black literary circles that are as total and as destructive as any imposed by racism.
[ Any Black Circles Condemned Destructive Imposed Literary Outside Pale Quality Racism Silences Step Supposed Total Whatever Write Writers]
Writing became an obsessive compulsive habit but I had almost no money so I thought about being an urban firefighter and having lots of free time in which to write or becoming an English teacher and thinking about books and writers on a daily basis. That swayed me.
[ Almost Basis Became Becoming Being Books Compulsive Daily English Firefighter Free Habit Had Having Lots Money Obsessive Swayed Teacher Thinking Thought Time Urban Which Write Writers Writing]
It may be important to write a book that doesn't come up to what I would like to have rather than to write no book at all.
[ Book Come Important May Rather Than Up Would Write]
When you write a song you have an idea of how it should be sung but it doesn't work out that way if someone else records it.
[ Else How Idea Out Records Should Someone Song Sung Way Work Write]
I'd love to have another film to go on to. I'm in the mood to work. But I have to be patient, you know, to find that particular kind of project. Occasionally I'll write one myself if I can summon up the energy.
[ Another Energy Film Find Go Kind Know Love Mood Myself Occasionally Particular Patient Project Summon Up Work Write]
I don't write drafts. I write from the beginning to the end, and when it's finished, it's done.
[ Beginning Done Drafts End Finished Write]
If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge.
[ Another Edge Ill Must Near Sand Speak Water Write]
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]
I'll make music, whether or not anyone is listening, for the rest of my life. It's a natural form of expression for me, the same way I draw and write and sing.
[ Anyone Draw Expression Form Life Listening Make Music Natural Rest Same Sing Way Whether Write]
I was never a quick writer, but composed with great care and efforts.
[ Care Composed Efforts Great Never Quick Writer]
I seriously doubt I would ever have written the first story had I not been a lawyer. I never dreamed of being a writer. I wrote only after witnessing a trial.
[ After Been Being Doubt Dreamed Ever First Had Lawyer Never Only Seriously Story Trial Witnessing Would Writer Written Wrote]
A woman seldom writes her mind but in her postscript.
[ Her Mind Seldom Woman Writes]
People think that because I write about India I must be trying to portray India in a way.
[ Because India Must Portray Think Trying Way Write]
I get so used to working with writers that my prime occupation is development.
[ Development Get Occupation Prime Used Working Writers]
Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it.
[ Author Comes Destroy Down Everything Head His Into Judge Most Own Pity Put Sit Stuff Then Without Worth Writer Your]
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]
I was brought up in the great tradition of the late nineteenth century: that a writer never complains, never explains and never disdains.
[ Brought Century Complains Explains Great Late Never Nineteenth Tradition Up Writer]
I used to write things for friends. There was this girl I had a crush on, and she had a teacher she didn't like at school. I had a real crush on her, so almost every day I would write her a little short story where she would kill him in a different way.
[ Almost Crush Day Different Every Friends Girl Had Her Him Kill Little Real School She Short Story Teacher Things Used Way Where Would Write]
Miller is not really a writer but a non-stop talker to whom someone has given a typewriter.
[ Given Miller Non-Stop Really Someone Talker Typewriter Whom Writer]
I've never tried to define my states of mind when I write.
[ Define Mind Never States Tried Write]
All my books were easy to write - doesn't it show?
[ Books Easy Show Were Write]
A true critic ought to dwell upon excellencies rather than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation.
[ Beauties Communicate Concealed Critic Discover Dwell Excellencies Imperfections Observation Ought Rather Such Than Their Things True Upon World Worth Writer]
Yes, I do often write poems from the mind, but I hope I don't ignore feelings and emotions.
[ Emotions Feelings Hope Ignore Mind Often Poems Write Yes]
The first essential in writing about anything is that the writer should have no experience of the matter.
[ Anything Essential Experience First Matter Should Writer Writing]
The great writers just kept bringing them out. They didn't care if they repeated themselves.
[ Bringing Care Great Just Kept Out Repeated Them Themselves Writers]
I 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]
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]
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]
When I came back to it, we amicably separated from Warner Bros. I just picked up where I left off, trying to write the rest of this record. It took awhile to get out.
[ Awhile Back Bros Came Get Just Left Off Out Picked Record Rest Separated Took Trying Up Warner Where Write]
The thing I always default to is that I'll always be here to write songs.
[ Always Default Here Songs Thing Write]
The studio is not the place to write. You need to be 75% ready when you go into the studio, and then the music can develop to the next stage.
[ Develop Go Into Music Need Next Place Ready Stage Studio Then Write]
You write for two people, yourself and your audience, who are usually better educated and at least as smart.
[ Audience Better Educated Least Smart Two Usually Write Your Yourself]
The Architect is just one of a series of works which examine the confrontation of innocence and experience, illustrating the complex ethics of power that exist between reader and writer, critic and artist, the human and the divine.
[ Architect Artist Between Complex Confrontation Critic Divine Ethics Examine Exist Experience Human Illustrating Innocence Just Power Reader Series Which Works Writer]
The show is different every night, because I never write a setlist.
[ Because Different Every Never Night Show Write]
Bernard Herrmann used to write all his scores by himself. So did Bach, Beethoven and Stravinsky. I don't understand why this happens in the movie industry.
[ Bach Beethoven Bernard Did Happens Himself His Industry Movie Scores Stravinsky Understand Used Why Write]
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]
Mbeki began to write a study of the workings of apartheid policy in the reserves - the areas set aside in law for African occupation - as early as 1959 and 1960.
[ African Apartheid Areas Aside Began Early Law Occupation Policy Reserves Set Study Workings Write]
My work looks like a comic book in form, but it's not a typical comic book in content. I write autobiographical stuff.
[ Autobiographical Book Comic Content Form Looks Stuff Typical Work Write]
Rock stars wanting to write is even worse than wanting to act in movies, right?
[ Act Even Movies Right Rock Stars Than Wanting Worse Write]
I so desperately hate to end these movies that the first thing I do when I'm done is write another one. Then I don't feel sad about having to leave and everybody going away.
[ Another Away Desperately Done End Everybody Feel First Going Hate Having Leave Movies Sad Then These Thing Write]
Science fiction writers put characters into a world with arbitrary rules and work out what happens.
[ Arbitrary Characters Fiction Happens Into Out Put Rules Science Work World Writers]
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 never considered myself a songwriter, but now since I've been working with Nick Lowe, I am contributing to an extent. But I'm the guitarist and he's not, so we compliment each other in a way.
[ Am Been Compliment Considered Contributing Each Extent Guitarist Lowe Myself Never Nick Now Other Since Songwriter Way Working]
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]
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]
Going off the road just leaves me more time to be a writer.
[ Going Just Leaves More Off Road Time Writer]
I have to understand what my strengths and limitations are, and work from a true place. I try to do this as best I can while still protecting my writer self, which more than ever needs privacy.
[ Best Ever Limitations More Needs Place Privacy Protecting Self Still Strengths Than True Try Understand Which While Work Writer]
If you really want to write, then shut yourself in a room, close the door, and WRITE. If you don't want to write, do something else. It's as simple as that.
[ Close Door Else Really Room Shut Simple Something Then Want Write Yourself]
If I had to rank my skills, I have a long way to go before I can write a good graphic novel.
[ Before Go Good Graphic Had Long Novel Rank Skills Way Write]
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]
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]
I took lots of photographs and had planned to write a treatise on how it worked, but I quickly got bored with that idea and wrote a scientific fairy tale instead.
[ Bored Fairy Got Had How Idea Instead Lots Photographs Planned Quickly Scientific Tale Took Treatise Worked Write Wrote]
All writers are the same - they forget a thousand good reviews and remember one bad one.
[ Bad Forget Good Remember Reviews Same Thousand Writers]
No matter what you write or choreograph, you feel it's not enough.
[ Choreograph Enough Feel Matter Write]
When I was asked to be Writer in Residence at Edinburgh I thought, you can't teach poetry. This is ridiculous.
[ Asked Edinburgh Poetry Residence Ridiculous Teach Thought Writer]
For years, I sort of would try to write a story that somehow fit the title. And I don't think it happened for maybe another four years that I actually thought of a story, the plot of a story that corresponded to that phrase.
[ Actually Another Corresponded Fit Four Happened Maybe Phrase Plot Somehow Sort Story Think Thought Title Try Would Write Years]
I think the world is ready for some rock 'n' roll. Some real time guys that play their own instruments, write their own songs, and sing the music and have a good time doing it.
[ Doing Good Guys Instruments Music Own Play Ready Real Rock Roll Sing Some Songs Their Think Time World Write]
I will write another book if I feel like it.
[ Another Book Feel Will Write]
Many artists and writers have used cannabis for creative stimulation - from the writers of the world's religious masterpieces to our most irreverent satirists.
[ Artists Creative Irreverent Many Masterpieces Most Our Religious Satirists Stimulation Used World Writers]
I'm happy, I would say that I'm one of the happiest people I know but I've certainly had periods of profound sadness, depression and heartache and those are the kind of things that are interesting to me to write about.
[ Certainly Depression Had Happiest Happy Heartache Interesting Kind Know Periods Profound Sadness Say Things Those Would Write]
And I'm not trying to write heavy songs.
[ Heavy Songs Trying Write]
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]
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]
You don't sit down and write a wish list about the person you are going to fall violently in love with. It just doesn't work like that.
[ Down Fall Going Just List Love Person Sit Violently Wish Work Write]
The Internet is no longer the kind of thing where only six guys in the world can build it. Now, you can write a couple of checks and get one of your own.
[ Build Checks Couple Get Guys Internet Kind Longer Now Only Own Six Thing Where World Write Your]
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]
All a writer has to do to get a woman is to say he's a writer. It's an aphrodisiac.
[ Aphrodisiac Get Say Woman Writer]
I love my work but do not know how I write it.
[ How Know Love Work Write]
Contrary to what many writers imply about the process, nobody forces a writer to sell his work to the film industry.
[ Contrary Film Forces His Imply Industry Many Nobody Process Sell Work Writer Writers]
If you are killed because you are a writer, that's the maximum expression of respect, you know.
[ Because Expression Killed Know Maximum Respect Writer]
I have a certain pool of subject matter that I like to write about, things that interest me: politics, religion, ecology, and relationships between men and women. And that's usually what I focus on.
[ Between Certain Ecology Focus Interest Matter Men Politics Pool Relationships Religion Subject Things Usually Women 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]
When authors who write literary fiction begin to write screenplays, everybody assumes that's the end. Here's another who's never going to write well again.
[ Again Another Assumes Authors Begin End Everybody Fiction Going Here Literary Never Screenplays Well 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]
Kant and Hegel are interesting thinkers. But I am happy to insist that they are also terrible writers.
[ Also Am Happy Hegel Insist Interesting Kant Terrible Thinkers Writers]
I thought Cheever was magnificent and that if I could write like him that would be the best I could do. And then I realized that what I really wanted to write had nothing to do with what he was doing.
[ Best Could Doing Had Him Magnificent Nothing Realized Really Then Thought Wanted Would Write]
As a writer, I've always been interested in others.
[ Always Been Interested Others Writer]
I'm one of the lucky writers: plots come easily to me.
[ Come Easily Lucky Plots 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]
Some Native American writers enjoy being called Native American writers.
[ American Being Called Enjoy Native Some Writers]
I thought a dignified thing to do would be to live in the country by the time I'm 50 and write books.
[ Books Country Dignified Live Thing Thought Time Would Write]
I write the way I write.
[ Way Write]
The first writers are first and the rest, in the long run, nowhere but in anthologies.
[ Anthologies First Long Nowhere Rest Run Writers]
I 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 love to rock 'n roll. But my finest suit, of all the things I do, is as a songwriter.
[ Finest Love Rock Roll Songwriter Suit Things]
I simply write with an intelligent reader in mind. I don't think about how old they are.
[ How Intelligent Mind Old Reader Simply Think Write]
The recollection of how, when and where it all happened became vague as the lingering strains hung in the rafters of the studio. I wanted to shout back at it, Maybe I didn't write you, but I found you.
[ Back Became Found Happened How Hung Lingering Maybe Recollection Shout Strains Studio Vague Wanted Where 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]
If I didn't see its place in the Saga when I planned it, I probably wouldn't write it at all.
[ Place Planned Probably Saga See Write]
Sure, I have advice for people starting to write. Don't. I don't need the competition.
[ Advice Competition Need Starting Sure Write]
If you don't have obsessions, don't write. my characters are obsessed.
[ Characters Obsessed Obsessions Write]
I am the worlds laziest writer.
[ Am Laziest Worlds Writer]
I write about myself with the same pencil and in the same exercise book as about him. It is no longer I, but another whose life is just beginning.
[ Another Beginning Book Exercise Him Just Life Longer Myself Pencil Same Whose Write]
Having been an actor and a writer for so long - 20 years or so - I felt that it would be daft to go to one's grave without having directed. It's a natural extension of writing and acting, and so I knew it would happen one day.
[ Acting Actor Been Daft Day Directed Extension Felt Go Grave Happen Having Knew Long Natural Without Would Writer Writing Years]
Short stories are wonderful and extremely challenging, and the joy of them, because it only takes me three or four months to write, I can take more risks with them. It's just less of your life invested.
[ Because Challenging Extremely Four Invested Joy Just Less Life Months More Only Risks Short Stories Take Takes Them Three Wonderful Write Your]
During my life I have seen, known, and lost too much to be the prey of vain dread; and, as for the hope of immortality, I am as weary of that as I am of gods and kings. For my own sake only I write this; and herein I differ from all other writers, past and to come.
[ Am Come Differ Dread During Gods Hope Immortality Kings Known Life Lost Much Only Other Own Past Prey Sake Seen Too Vain Weary Write Writers]
I hear entire symphonies, oratorios, in my head, but I can't write a note.
[ Entire Head Hear Note Symphonies Write]
I basically had the idea when I was 18 that I wanted to write my own songs. I knew it was going to be a long, tough road, and I was like, if I just begin now, by the time I'm 40, I'll be good at it.
[ Basically Begin Going Good Had Idea Just Knew Long Now Own Road Songs Time Tough Wanted Write]
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]
In Stratford you either turn into an alcoholic or you better write.
[ Alcoholic Better Either Into Stratford Turn Write]
Well, now that he's finished one building, he'll Le Corbusier go write four books about it.
[ Books Building Finished Four Go Now Well Write]
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]
What writer wants to make compromises with story? Story is the only reason you're in it.
[ Compromises Make Only Reason Story Wants Writer]
I get like a melody that comes up and I try to write it down or record it. Hum it into a tape recorder or write it down on some manuscript paper. It could happen at any time, on the road or off the road, but mostly, you know, at home.
[ Any Comes Could Down Get Happen Home Hum Into Know Manuscript Melody Mostly Off Paper Record Recorder Road Some Tape Time Try Up Write]
You philosophers are lucky men. You write on paper and paper is patient. Unfortunate Empress that I am, I write on the susceptible skins of living beings.
[ Am Beings Living Lucky Men Paper Patient Philosophers Skins Susceptible Unfortunate Write]
The reason that there are so few good books written is that so few people who write know anything.
[ Anything Books Few Good Know Reason Write Written]
I read and write classical piano and percussion, also guitar.
[ Also Classical Guitar Percussion Piano Read Write]
I wanted to become a writer. I enjoyed reading as a child.
[ Become Child Enjoyed Reading Wanted Writer]
For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word.
[ Born Come Healing Nothing Realization Right Upon Word Writer Your]
For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.
[ Best Better Good Long Luck Now Simply Sometimes Than Time Tried Write]
Writers may be disreputable, incorrigible, early to decay or late to bloom but they dare to go it alone.
[ Alone Bloom Dare Decay Disreputable Early Go Incorrigible Late May Writers]
As long as I don't write about the government, religion, politics, and other institutions, I am free to print anything.
[ Am Anything Free Government Institutions Long Other Politics Print Religion Write]
It's easy to write a good column if you've got good information. It's hard if you have to depend on style alone. I suppose there are people who can get away with styling on a regular basis. I'm not one of them. You're probably not, either.
[ Alone Away Basis Column Depend Easy Either Get Good Got Hard Information Probably Regular Style Suppose Them Write]
Life's like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.
[ Believing Ending Keep Life Movie Own Pretending Write Your]
I love the line of Flaubert about observing things very intensely. I think our duty as writers begins not with our own feelings, but with the powers of observing.
[ Begins Duty Feelings Intensely Line Love Observing Our Own Powers Things Think Very Writers]
Every writer hopes or boldly assumes that his life is in some sense exemplary, that the particular will turn out to be universal.
[ Assumes Boldly Every Exemplary His Hopes Life Out Particular Sense Some Turn Universal Will Writer]
I discovered that Robert Todd Lincoln was there for each of the first three assassinations. I wanted to write about the Lincoln Memorial, so when I found out he had attended its dedication, that helped focus it further.
[ Assassinations Attended Dedication Discovered Each First Focus Found Further Had Helped Lincoln Memorial Out Robert Three Todd Wanted Write]
Advice to beginning SF writers? Write a lot, finish what you write, and when it's done, keep sending it out for quite awhile.
[ Advice Awhile Beginning Done Finish Keep Lot Out Quite Sending Sf Write Writers]
A novel's whole pattern is rarely apparent at the outset of writing, or even at the end; that is when the writer finds out what a novel is about, and the job becomes one of understanding and deepening or sharpening what is already written. That is finding the theme.
[ Already Apparent Becomes Deepening End Even Finding Finds Job Novel Out Outset Pattern Rarely Sharpening Theme Understanding Whole Writer Writing Written]
Nashville is one of the greatest places for the best songwriters in the world. It's been fantastic to live there and to raise our family there. It's a great town.
[ Been Best Family Fantastic Great Greatest Live Nashville Our Places Raise Songwriters Town World]
I wouldn't totally rule out doing Letterman or the Tonight Show if I had a set that I just happened to write that I thought was funny but was still appropriate for network censors. But I'm not going to go out of my way.
[ Appropriate Censors Doing Funny Go Going Had Happened Just Letterman Network Out Rule Set Show Still Thought Tonight Totally Way Write]
I spend eight months outlining and researching the novel before I begin to write a single word of the prose.
[ Before Begin Eight Months Novel Outlining Prose Researching Single Spend Word Write]
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]
If someone's going to talk about me, I'd want it to be positively. The way many write, you'd think only bad things were interesting. If we don't think positive, what's the use? It's a lot more fun, you know.
[ Bad Fun Going Interesting Know Lot Many More Only Positive Positively Someone Talk Things Think Use Want Way Were Write]
I don't think about the styles. I write whatever comes out and I use whatever kind of instrumentation works for those songs.
[ Comes Instrumentation Kind Out Songs Styles Think Those Use Whatever Works Write]
So, I was always frustrated having to write and having to cut things. Why should you have to cut anything?
[ Always Anything Cut Frustrated Having Should Things Why Write]
Yes, it's hard to write. But it's harder not to.
[ Hard Harder Write Yes]
A lot of very, very big stars were going down and not being seen or heard from again. Kirk took a huge chance in putting a blacklisted writer's name on the screen and somehow or other, he survived it, like he survives everything.
[ Again Being Big Blacklisted Chance Down Everything Going Heard Huge Kirk Lot Name Other Putting Screen Seen Somehow Stars Survived Survives Took Very Were Writer]
It would be easier to write a novel without reader input, but I feel the fiction is richer for it.
[ Easier Feel Fiction Input Novel Reader Richer Without Would Write]
Blanche is written with a terrible authority, the authority that comes from artistic necessity when the writer is compelled to write by his demon, rather than by his agent or promoter.
[ Agent Artistic Authority Blanche Comes Compelled Demon His Necessity Promoter Rather Terrible Than Write Writer Written]
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]
Well, I think that when you direct a movie or write it. And in the case of the two movies I did, I wrote and directed, they occupy a special place for you.
[ Case Did Direct Directed Movie Movies Occupy Place Special Think Two Well Write Wrote]
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]
If I'd had more time or been a better writer, I would have tried to put the same ideas and experiences into a novel. But I didn't so I slapped it up on the Web.
[ Been Better Experiences Had Ideas Into More Novel Put Same Slapped Time Tried Up Web Would Writer]
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]
When you take stuff from one writer it's plagiarism; but when you take it from many writers, it's research. Science
[ Many Plagiarism Research Stuff Take Writer Writers]
And there are people who want to be writers because they love to write. And they care.
[ Because Care Love Want Write Writers]
Well, I must tell you I write the scripts very close to the bone. So I'm writing episode seven now and couldn't tell you what happens in episode eight.
[ Bone Close Eight Episode Happens Must Now Scripts Seven Tell Very Well Write Writing]
It's this simple law, which every writer knows, of taking two opposites and putting them in a room together. I love anything with Cartman and Butters at the same time, it's great.
[ Anything Every Great Knows Law Love Opposites Putting Room Same Simple Taking Them Time Together Two Which Writer]
It's actually harder to write a fun song.
[ Actually Fun Harder Song Write]
I don't think any good book is based on factual experience. Bad books are about things the writer already knew before he wrote them.
[ Already Any Bad Based Before Book Books Experience Factual Good Knew Them Things Think Writer Wrote]
If I waited till I felt like writing, I'd never write at all.
[ Felt Never Till Waited Write Writing]
Understood what the struggle was about. My mother. Couldn't read or write, but she had more sense than many a graduate from Harvard.
[ Graduate Had Harvard Many More Mother Read Sense She Struggle Than Understood 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]
Which is a wonderful irony, I have property there. I go back every chance I get. One of the main reasons I actually wrote the book, agreed to write it having never wanted to do that in my life, very intimidating by the way to write a book.
[ Actually Agreed Back Book Chance Every Get Go Having Intimidating Irony Life Main Never Property Reasons Very Wanted Way Which Wonderful Write Wrote]
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]
From a writing point of view, you now have teams of screenwriters working with a director. What's lost in the process is the power of that one heart, brain, gut and soul that makes something an original piece of writing.
[ Brain Director Gut Heart Lost Makes Now Original Piece Point Power Process Something Soul Teams View Working Writing]
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]
Kafka is still unrecognized. He thought he was a comic writer.
[ Comic Kafka Still Thought Writer]
I think the idea is now for blacks to write about the history of our music. It's time for that, because whites have been doing it all the time. It's time for us to do it ourselves and tell it like it is.
[ Because Been Blacks Doing History Idea Music Now Our Ourselves Tell Think Time Us Whites Write]
I'm not a born writer, and I don't enjoy writing.
[ Born Enjoy Writer Writing]
The quality of what is said inevitably influences the way in which it is said, however inexperienced the writer.
[ However Inevitably Inexperienced Influences Quality Said Way Which 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]
I would normally never set out to write a trilogy.
[ Never Normally Out Set Trilogy Would Write]
Yes, it's hard to write, but it's harder not to.
[ Hard Harder Write Yes]
I write novels and other things.
[ Novels Other Things Write]
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]
It must inquire not merely about the circumstances of the time in general, but in particular about the writer's position with regard to these things, the interests and motives, the leading ideas of his literary activity.
[ Activity Circumstances General His Ideas Inquire Interests Leading Literary Merely Motives Must Particular Position Regard These Things Time Writer]
Most comic scriptwriters are very bad. The artists are good, but the writers are so bad.
[ Artists Bad Comic Good Most Very Writers]
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 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]
Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them.
[ Asked Enough Everywhere Go Opinion Stifle Stifles Them Think University Writers]
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]
I write the music because I can't really write lyrics. But I can write chords like Robin's never heard of. So I provide the music for them to add the lyrics to.
[ Add Because Chords Heard Lyrics Music Never Provide Really Robin Them Write]
When I went on to write my next book, Working With Emotional Intelligence, I wanted to make a business case that the best performers were those people strong in these skills.
[ Best Book Business Case Emotional Intelligence Make Next Performers Skills Strong These Those Wanted Went Were Working Write]
But, somewhere in there, I did have the thought that this really fits in with my thinking about what I wanted to do; with what has to be done by a writer in order to stay alive as a writer.
[ Alive Did Done Fits Order Really Somewhere Stay Thinking Thought Wanted Writer]
Well, in features, and in writing especially, it's often the style of the writer comes in.
[ Comes Especially Features Often Style Well Writer Writing]
No, my son's a songwriter and he does that.
[ Does Son Songwriter]
I think my fascination is less with genre figures than with writers in general.
[ Fascination Figures General Genre Less Than Think Writers]
I spend a lot of time preparing. I think a lot about what I want to do. I have prep books, little notebooks in which I write everything down before a sitting. Otherwise I would forget my ideas.
[ Before Books Down Everything Forget Ideas Little Lot Notebooks Otherwise Prep Preparing Sitting Spend Think Time Want Which Would Write]
I wasn't writing the music. Ed would write a piece of music. I'd listen to it and come up with a melody and then we would arrange it. We'd put it together and I would write lyrics to my melodies.
[ Arrange Come Ed Listen Lyrics Melodies Melody Music Piece Put Then Together Up Would Write Writing]
Steve Martin is such an exquisite and precise writer. Everything is so clear; it's like a bell. He says what he means and says it so beautifully.
[ Beautifully Bell Clear Everything Exquisite Martin Means Precise Says Steve Such Writer]
Well, I write in exile because I cannot return to my country, so I have no choice but to see myself as an exiled writer.
[ Because Cannot Choice Country Exile Exiled Myself Return See Well Write Writer]
I don't think of myself as a director or writer. I think of myself as a filmmaker.
[ Director Filmmaker Myself Think Writer]
A good journalist is not the one that writes what people say, but the one that writes what he is supposed to write.
[ Good Journalist Say Supposed Write Writes]
People die from typewriters falling on their heads.
[ Die Falling Heads Their Typewriters]
If you want to find out what a writer or a cartoonist really feels, look at his work. That's enough.
[ Cartoonist Enough Feels Find His Look Out Really Want Work Writer]
The writer in western civilization has become not a voice of his tribe, but of his individuality. This is a very narrow-minded situation.
[ Become Civilization His Individuality Narrow-Minded Situation Tribe Very Voice Western Writer]
I may not be the most famous songwriter in the world, but you know a David Friedman song when you hear it. It took me a long time to appreciate that.
[ Appreciate David Famous Hear Know Long May Most Song Songwriter Time Took World]
I started being a songwriter pretending I could do it, and it turned out I could.
[ Being Could Out Pretending Songwriter Started Turned]
How long it takes to write a book depends on its length.
[ Book Depends How Length Long Takes Write]
Russell Baker writes columns as a poet writes light verse - with tongue in cheek and a steady hand.
[ Baker Cheek Columns Hand Light Poet Russell Steady Tongue Verse Writes]
I can create institutions, but I can't rewrite the chips in people's heads.
[ Chips Create Heads Institutions Rewrite]
I actually write film music because I'm classically trained on the piano so as well as songwriting I also write actual film music that could be used for movies like war movies and love movies.
[ Actual Actually Also Because Classically Could Film Love Movies Music Piano Songwriting Trained Used War Well Write]
Any writer overwhelmingly honest about pleasing himself is almost sure to please others.
[ Almost Any Himself Honest Others Overwhelmingly Please Pleasing Sure Writer]
I became a writer in spite of my environments.
[ Became Environments Spite Writer]
Be careful that what you write does not offend anybody or cause problems within the company. The safest approach is to remove all useful information.
[ Anybody Approach Careful Cause Company Does Information Offend Problems Remove Safest Useful Within Write]
I don't write a quick draft and then revise; instead, I work slowly page by page, revising and polishing.
[ Draft Instead Page Polishing Quick Revise Revising Slowly Then Work Write]
I got all the schooling any actress needs. That is, I learned to write enough to sign contract.
[ Actress Any Contract Enough Got Learned Needs Schooling Sign Write]
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]
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]
My next project is to get back to that. Actually, to learn how to write poetry. I'm not kidding.
[ Actually Back Get How Kidding Learn Next Poetry Project Write]
I think Star Trek has been very double-edged for all of us - as actors, writers, directors.
[ Actors Been Directors Double-Edged Star Think Trek Us Very Writers]
You cannot write for children They're much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them.
[ Books Cannot Children Complicated Interest Much Only Them Too Write]
So must the writer, whose productions should Take with the vulgar, be of vulgar mould.
[ Mould Must Productions Should Take Vulgar Whose Writer]
I just have a thing for writers. Maybe it because I'm just so not a writer.
[ Because Just Maybe Thing Writer Writers]
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]
We teach young kids from 8 to 14 or 15 about their musical heritage through great songs written by American songwriters. We don't do too many modern composers, although we include songs from Billy Joel and other writers like him.
[ Although American Billy Composers Great Heritage Him Include Joel Kids Many Modern Musical Other Songs Songwriters Teach Their Through Too Writers Written Young]
Don't write so that you can be understood, write so that you can't be misunderstood.
[ Misunderstood Understood Write]
A good short-story writer has an instinct for sketching in just enough background to ground the specific story.
[ Background Enough Good Ground Instinct Just Short-Story Sketching Specific Story Writer]
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]
There's a certain possessiveness of writers sometimes.
[ Certain Sometimes Writers]
It may interest you to know that my breakup with Terry and this mystery did not happen concurrently in real life. That is a writer's device, which places Gabriel under even greater pressure when the mystery begins to reveal itself.
[ Begins Breakup Concurrently Device Did Even Gabriel Greater Happen Interest Itself Know Life May Mystery Places Pressure Real Reveal Terry Under Which Writer]
Fans are really important for me. And if they take pains to write me, it's the minimum that I answer myself.
[ Answer Fans Important Minimum Myself Pains Really Take Write]
I believe strongly in writing groups such as Romance Writers Of America that offer support, information and networking.
[ America Believe Groups Information Networking Offer Romance Strongly Such Support Writers Writing]
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]
Sex is. There is nothing more to be done about it. Sex builds no roads, writes no novels and sex certainly gives no meaning to anything in life but itself.
[ Anything Builds Certainly Done Gives Itself Life Meaning More Nothing Novels Roads Sex Writes]
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]
Well I could have been just a writer. I had been a hair dresser. I could have stuck with that.
[ Been Could Dresser Had Hair Just Stuck Well Writer]
I've always wanted to write a book relating my experiences growing up as a deaf child in Chicago. Contrary to what people might think, it wasn't all about hearing aids and speech classes or frustrations.
[ Aids Always Book Chicago Child Classes Contrary Deaf Experiences Frustrations Growing Hearing Might Relating Speech Think Up Wanted Write]
That was one of the big problems when I was at Harvard studying music. We had to write choral pieces in the style of Brahms or Mendelssohn, which was distressing because in the end you realized how good Brahms is, and how bad you are.
[ Bad Because Big Brahms Distressing End Good Had Harvard How Mendelssohn Music Pieces Problems Realized Studying Style Which Write]
You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we're doing it.
[ Being Between Bored Daydreaming Difference Doing Get Ideas Notice Only Other Time Writers]
Some people act as though art that is for a mass audience is not good art, and I think this has been a very negative thing. I know that I have wanted very much to write books that are accessible to the widest audience possible.
[ Accessible Act Art Audience Been Books Good Know Mass Much Negative Possible Some Thing Think Though Very Wanted Widest Write]
That sense of failure, I don't know where people put it who don't write songs and aren't able to emote physically. It must go somewhere.
[ Able Emote Failure Go Know Must Physically Put Sense Somewhere Songs Where Write]
My first book took five years to write and I made $1,000 on it. The second took three years and I made $3,000. All this time I was a housewife being supported by a husband. I was very lucky.
[ Being Book First Five Housewife Husband Lucky Made Second Supported Three Time Took Very Write Years]
I do not see how a man can work on the frontiers of physics and write poetry at the same time. They are in opposition.
[ Frontiers How Man Opposition Physics Poetry Same See Time Work Write]
Anyone can write. But comedy, you've got to do some writing. You get one comedy script to every 20 dramas.
[ Anyone Comedy Dramas Every Get Got Script Some Write Writing]
The part of my writing I find the most rewarding is when people write to me or speak to me in public to tell me how his or her life has been changed by my books.
[ Been Books Changed Find Her His How Life Most Part Public Rewarding Speak Tell Write Writing]
I play the piano a lot at home. I write songs on the piano and guitar. I would like to actually play piano on stage. I don't think I'll get the chance for a while.
[ Actually Chance Get Guitar Home Lot Piano Play Songs Stage Think While Would 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'm totally convinced I can write the perfect pop song.
[ Convinced Perfect Pop Song Totally Write]
I worked in Hollywood as a reader and a would-be writer for about 6 years before I sold my first story.
[ Before First Hollywood Reader Sold Story Worked Would-Be Writer Years]
Men are allowed to write songs about people and women are allowed to write songs about women.
[ Allowed Men Songs Women Write]
When I reach the point that I write Yesterday, then I can retire.
[ Point Reach Retire Then Write Yesterday]
I write music to please myself. Hopefully the director's enjoying it too.
[ Director Enjoying Hopefully Music Myself Please Too Write]
Let no man write my epitaph... When my country takes her place among the nations of the earth, then shall my character be vindicated, then may my epitaph be written.
[ Among Character Country Earth Epitaph Her Man May Nations Place Shall Takes Then Vindicated Write Written]
If you want to write the next great novel, but you think, No, this won't work because no one will buy it or it won't be any good, then you talk yourself out of taking a risk.
[ Any Because Buy Good Great Next Novel Out Risk Taking Talk Then Think Want Will Won Work Write Yourself]
Your senses are reeling all the time. Finally you find something to write and the very next day you go out and see something else which totally contradicts what you've written and every conclusion you've come to.
[ Come Conclusion Contradicts Day Else Every Finally Find Go Next Out Reeling See Senses Something Time Totally Very Which Write Written Your]
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]
For a creative writer possession of the "truth" is less important than emotional sincerity.
[ Creative Emotional Important Less Possession Sincerity Than Truth Writer]
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]
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]
Brother Jones is not my product, and I am not responsible for anything he writes or says.
[ Am Anything Brother Jones Product Responsible Says Writes]
I think the major good idea in Unix was its clean and simple interface: open, close, read, and write.
[ Clean Close Good Idea Interface Major Open Read Simple Think Unix 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]
Some writers would be kinder than others, I'm sure. Hopefully they might describe my techniques as a mixture of tried and tested formulas - if it aint broke don't fix it - and unexpected twists.
[ Broke Describe Fix Formulas Hopefully Kinder Might Mixture Others Some Sure Techniques Tested Than Tried Twists Unexpected Would Writers]
I'd like to see myself married with a child and hopefully still involved in the entertainment business as an actor who is also able to write a bit and direct some projects.
[ Able Actor Also Bit Business Child Direct Entertainment Hopefully Involved Married Myself Projects See Some Still Write]
With each book I write, I become more and more convinced that the books have a life of their own, quite apart from me.
[ Apart Become Book Books Convinced Each Life More Own Quite Their Write]
The poet does not know - often he will never know - whom he really writes for.
[ Does Know Never Often Poet Really Whom Will Writes]
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]
I write about wounds, the eternal treasons of life. It's not very funny, but it's sincere. My commitment is to sincerity.
[ Commitment Eternal Funny Life Sincere Sincerity Very Wounds Write]
It doesn't take me long to write songs.
[ Long Songs Take 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]
You want the book to be special, and they are not always going to be special, but at least you want that to be the ambition. So the only way that happens is if you are not pressing to write a book.
[ Always Ambition Book Going Happens Least Only Pressing Special Want Way Write]
For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.
[ Attitude Exists Form His Language Only Patriotism Toward Writer]
Bantam Press. And they commissioned me to write it. And when that was completed, they sold it to Harper and Row. And then I put it out to every movie studio in town. And they all turned it down.
[ Commissioned Completed Down Every Harper Movie Out Press Put Row Sold Studio Then Town Turned Write]
I could draw Bloom County with my nose and pay my cleaning lady to write it, and I'd bet I wouldn't lose 10% of my papers over the next twenty years. Such is the nature of comic-strips. Once established, their half-life is usually more than nuclear waste.
[ Bet Bloom Cleaning Could County Draw Established Lady Lose More Nature Next Nose Nuclear Once Over Papers Pay Such Than Their Twenty Usually Waste Write Years]
You cannot teach creativity - how to become a good writer. But you can help a young writer discover within himself what kind of writer he would like to be.
[ Become Cannot Creativity Discover Good Help Himself How Kind Teach Within Would Writer Young]
We've got a bunch of new writers now who tell me they grew up watching The Simpsons. It's bizarre, and they're writing some very funny stuff.
[ Bizarre Bunch Funny Got Grew New Now Simpsons Some Stuff Tell Up Very Watching Writers Writing]
I try to write parts for women that are as complicated and interesting as women actually are.
[ Actually Complicated Interesting Parts Try Women Write]
And I have the support of the writers: I have a great relationship with the creative team, and they have a good hold of my character and my personality, and they come up with some great stuff, and I'm forever trying to change it up, keep it fresh.
[ Change Character Come Creative Forever Fresh Good Great Hold Keep Personality Relationship Some Stuff Support Team Trying Up Writers]
Perhaps it would be better not to be a writer, but if you must, then write.
[ Better Must Perhaps Then Would Write Writer]
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 have no reason to sit home and write songs all day without going out and playing for the folks. And I have no reason to go play for the folks unless I'm writing new songs so they can sort of feed off one another. And I just try to do the best I can.
[ Another Best Day Feed Folks Go Going Home Just New Off Out Play Playing Reason Sit Songs Sort Try Unless Without Write Writing]
When a writer talks about his work, he's talking about a love affair.
[ Affair His Love Talking Talks Work Writer]
We need men with moral courage to speak and write their real thoughts, and to stand by their convictions, even to the very death.
[ Convictions Courage Death Even Men Moral Need Real Speak Stand Their Thoughts Very Write]
The best way for a beginner to write for animation is to closely watch animated films, then read the screenplays for them afterwards.
[ Afterwards Animated Animation Beginner Best Closely Films Read Screenplays Them Then Watch Way Write]
One could write a history of science in reverse by assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority about what could not be done and could never happen.
[ Assembling Authority Could Done Happen Highest History Never Pronouncements Reverse Science Solemn Write]
If you write songs and if you write music that's very sincere and very honest, it's pop music, but it is pop music with a lot of honesty and a lot of heart.
[ Heart Honest Honesty Lot Music Pop Sincere Songs Very Write]
I haven't been the kind of writer about whom book-length academic studies have been written.
[ Academic Been Haven Kind Studies Whom Writer Written]
What's funny about Jesus' Son is that I never even wrote that book, I just wrote it down. I would tell these stories and people would say, You should write these things down.
[ Book Down Even Funny Jesus Just Never Say Should Son Stories Tell These Things Would Write Wrote]
Among the letters my readers write me, there is a certain category which is continuously growing, and which I see as a symptom of the increasing intellectualization of the relationship between readers and literature.
[ Among Between Category Certain Continuously Growing Increasing Letters Literature Readers Relationship See Symptom Which Write]
Nothing spooky or terrible happened on set, but we were told to say it had. We were giving a press conference and the writers were going on about these terrible things that supposedly happened while we were filming.
[ Conference Filming Giving Going Had Happened Nothing Press Say Set Spooky Supposedly Terrible These Things Told Were While Writers]
I'm a commercial writer, not an author. Margaret Mitchell was an author. She wrote one book.
[ Author Book Commercial Margaret Mitchell She Writer Wrote]
The more books we read, the clearer it becomes that the true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and that no other task is of any consequence.
[ Any Becomes Books Clearer Consequence Function Masterpiece More Other Produce Read Task True Writer]
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]
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]
Here I am, where I ought to be. A writer must have a place where he or she feels this, a place to love and be irritated with.
[ Am Feels Here Irritated Love Must Ought Place She Where Writer]
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]
Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say.
[ Art Away Craft Desire End Everything Fiction His Just Knows Learns Little Need Nothing Say Takes Tricks Write Writer]
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]
You must avoid giving hostages to fortune, like getting an expensive wife, an expensive house, and a style of living that never lets you aford the time to take the chance to write what you wish.
[ Avoid Chance Expensive Fortune Getting Giving Hostages House Lets Living Must Never Style Take Time Wife Wish Write]
Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.
[ Alone Complete Enemies Family Friends Must Natural Occupation Savage Slightly Society Solitary Sustain Undertaking Uninterrupted Writer Writing]
What sustains me is to be with my family and to write.
[ Family Sustains Write]
The biographer who writes the life of his subject's self-concept passes through a fade into the inner house of life.
[ Biographer Fade His House Inner Into Life Passes Subject Through Writes]
I was a pretty good fighter. But it was the writers who made me great.
[ Fighter Good Great Made Pretty Writers]
If they're going to write a story they're going to write the story whether it's true or not.
[ Going Story True Whether Write]
My mother had always taught me to write about my feelings instead of sharing really personal things with others, so I spent many evenings writing in my diary, eating everything in the kitchen and waiting for Mr. Wrong to call.
[ Always Call Diary Eating Evenings Everything Feelings Had Instead Kitchen Many Mother Mr Others Personal Really Sharing Spent Taught Things Waiting Write Writing Wrong]
I wear a lot of different hats - from writer to producer and artist. We all do 5 or 6 jobs, everything from creating our own graphic design to actually recording and the whole bit.
[ Actually Artist Bit Creating Design Different Everything Graphic Hats Jobs Lot Our Own Producer Recording Wear Whole Writer]
The things I write are for those who are willing to accept a new relationship between the reader and the author.
[ Accept Author Between New Reader Relationship Things Those Willing Write]
For a writer, life is always too short to write. I will just try my best during what remains of my life.
[ Always Best During Just Life Remains Short Too Try Will Write Writer]
Some critics will write 'Maya Angelou is a natural writer' - which is right after being a natural heart surgeon.
[ After Angelou Being Critics Heart Maya Natural Right Some Surgeon Which Will Write Writer]
The writer who can't do his job looks to his editor to do it for him, though he won't dream of sharing his royalties with that editor.
[ Dream Editor Him His Job Looks Royalties Sharing Though Won Writer]
In my eighties, my best friends are in their fifties, and I have many friends at university. It keeps one young, and up with the vocabulary. That's terribly important, especially for a writer.
[ Best Eighties Especially Fifties Friends Important Keeps Many Terribly Their University Up Vocabulary Writer Young]
I don't think I'm a great singer myself. I'm all right. I've worked with different writers, different producers... I've just been blessed with the caliber of people I've been able to work with.
[ Able Been Blessed Caliber Different Great Just Myself Producers Right Singer Think Work Worked Writers]
Well, I've been a big fan of comic books since I was a little kid. In fact, I used to write and draw my own comic books when I was on the old Lost in Space series.
[ Been Big Books Comic Draw Fact Fan Kid Little Lost Old Own Series Since Space Used Well Write]
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
[ Reader Surprise Tears Writer]
I am not a prisoner of my sexuality like men younger than myself although I write about being a prisoner.
[ Although Am Being Men Myself Prisoner Sexuality Than Write Younger]
When you write something it has to hit the level that you accept as being good.
[ Accept Being Good Hit Level Something Write]
Lots of people working in cryptography have no deep concern with real application issues. They are trying to discover things clever enough to write papers about.
[ Application Clever Concern Cryptography Deep Discover Enough Issues Lots Papers Real Things Trying Working Write]
The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes.
[ Beautiful Madness Most Prompts Reason Things Those Writes]
I always used to look at books and wonder how anybody could come up with so many words. But my divorce and then falling in love with somebody else has released in me an ability to write in other ways apart from songs.
[ Ability Always Anybody Apart Books Come Could Divorce Else Falling How Look Love Many Other Released Somebody Songs Then Up Used Ways Wonder Words Write]
It's hard enough to write a good drama, it's much harder to write a good comedy, and it's hardest of all to write a drama with comedy. Which is what life is.
[ Comedy Drama Enough Good Hard Harder Hardest Life Much Which Write]
I stay way from that area, and there's only so many songs you can write about love, sex and death.
[ Area Death Love Many Only Sex Songs Stay Way Write]
It's a discovery of a story when I write a book, a case of inching ahead on each page and discovering what's beyond in the darkness, beyond where you're writing.
[ Ahead Beyond Book Case Darkness Discovering Discovery Each Page Story Where Write Writing]
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]
Much as I like owning a Rolls-Royce, I could do without it. What I could not do without is a typewriter, a supply of yellow second sheets and the time to put them to good use.
[ Could Good Much Owning Put Second Sheets Supply Them Time Typewriter Use Without Yellow]
I am a struggling writer. A middle-aged man with two little kids and I'm just trying to earn a living. So buy this book - or my kids will have to go to foster care.
[ Am Book Buy Care Earn Foster Go Just Kids Little Living Man Middle-Aged Struggling Trying Two Will Writer]
Because that is what such a city is, in the New World, a writer's heaven.
[ Because City Heaven New Such World Writer]
I write in the afternoon, from about 12 until 6 or 7. I use an upstairs room as my office. Once I get going I keep at it, and it usually takes about six months from the first blank screen until 'The End.'
[ Afternoon Blank End First Get Going Keep Months Office Once Room Screen Six Takes Until Upstairs Use Usually Write]
I could write six songs in one day with everything that's going on.
[ Could Day Everything Going Six Songs Write]
A life spent largely among books, and in the exercise of a literary profession, has very obvious drawbacks, as a subject-matter, when one comes to write about it.
[ Among Books Comes Drawbacks Exercise Largely Life Literary Obvious Profession Spent Very Write]
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]
So I'll write it, and then I'll find out that I actually wrote something that is utterly useless. You can't use it in the story and it doesn't fit. So I just throw it away. I've done that countless times.
[ Actually Away Countless Done Find Fit Just Out Something Story Then Throw Times Use Useless Utterly Write Wrote]
I find that most people know what a story is until they sit down to write one.
[ Down Find Know Most Sit Story Until Write]
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]
I was born in Philadelphia and currently live in Minneapolis. I write for both children and adults.
[ Adults Born Both Children Currently Live Minneapolis Philadelphia Write]
I consider criticism merely a preliminary excitement, a statement of things a writer has to clear up in his own head sometime or other, probably antecedent to writing; of no value unless it come to fruit in the created work later.
[ Clear Come Consider Created Criticism Excitement Fruit Head His Later Merely Other Own Preliminary Probably Sometime Statement Things Unless Up Value Work Writer Writing]
A prose writer gets tired of writing prose, and wants to be a poet. So he begins every line with a capital letter, and keeps on writing prose.
[ Begins Capital Every Gets Keeps Letter Line Poet Prose Tired Wants Writer Writing]
A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.
[ Back Big Come Editor Enough Envelope Good Make Manuscript Many Mistake Much Stamped Temptation Too Writers Young]
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]
We'd have made more, but I kept forgetting to write songs down.
[ Down Forgetting Kept Made More Songs Write]
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]
If you speak or write truth about powerful men, they become your enemies.
[ Become Enemies Men Powerful Speak Truth Write Your]
I keep one simple rule that I only move in one direction - I write the book straight through from beginning to end. By following time's arrow, I keep myself sane.
[ Arrow Beginning Book Direction End Following Keep Move Myself Only Rule Sane Simple Straight Through Time Write]
I hate government. I'm apolitical. Write that down. I'm not a Republican.
[ Apolitical Down Government Hate Republican Write]
First time he kissed me, he but only kissed The fingers of this hand wherewith I write; And, ever since, it grew more clean and white.
[ Clean Ever Fingers First Grew Hand Kissed More Only Since Time Wherewith White Write]
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]
Of course, I write crime stories, and I have to describe violence and the aftermath of violence.
[ Aftermath Course Crime Describe Stories Violence Write]
Writers of fiction, when they begin, are more likely to try the short form.
[ Begin Fiction Form Likely More Short Try Writers]
She can't even chew gum and walk in a straight line, let alone write a book.
[ Alone Book Chew Even Gum Line She Straight Walk Write]
Because the more you write the more you're aware of the weight of your tradition and the difficulties of the form and the more you have already done that you do not want to do again.
[ Again Already Aware Because Difficulties Done Form More Tradition Want Weight Write Your]
After this, I took private lessons in Italian from an elementary school teacher. He gave me themes to write about, and some of them turned out so well that he told me to publish them in a newspaper.
[ After Elementary Gave Italian Lessons Newspaper Out Private Publish School Some Teacher Them Themes Told Took Turned Well Write]
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 really write for people.
[ Really Write]
I'm very happy with the way I write. I think I do it good. But I've never really considered myself a writer.
[ Considered Good Happy Myself Never Really Think Very Way Write Writer]
I was a government employee in the morning and a writer in the evening.
[ Employee Evening Government Morning Writer]
I write scripts in storyboard fashion using stick figures, and thought balloons and word balloons and captions. Then I'll write descriptions of what scenes should look like and turn it over to the artist.
[ Artist Balloons Captions Descriptions Fashion Figures Look Over Scenes Scripts Should Stick Storyboard Then Thought Turn Using Word Write]
I am the kind of writer that people think other people are reading.
[ Am Kind Other Reading Think Writer]
Early on, it's good to develop the ability to write. Learning to write is a useful exercise, even if what you're writing about is not that relevant.
[ Ability Develop Early Even Exercise Good Learning Relevant Useful Write Writing]
For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.
[ Better Consider Especially Found History Leave Much Myself Part Parties Past Propose Will Write]
Virginia Woolf said that writers must be androgynous. I'll go a step further. You must be bisexual.
[ Androgynous Bisexual Further Go Must Said Step Virginia Woolf Writers]
I don't write for any particular kind of person.
[ Any Kind Particular Person Write]
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]
Mystery writers' conventions are usually good, and this one has been excellent and extremely well prepared and thought out in advance. A lot of people have given their time and their skill, and a good deal of wit, and Anchorage has made us extraordinarily welcome.
[ Advance Been Conventions Deal Excellent Extraordinarily Extremely Given Good Lot Made Mystery Out Prepared Skill Their Thought Time Us Usually Welcome Well Wit Writers]
I think writers rush in where everybody is very frightened to tread.
[ Everybody Frightened Rush Think Tread Very Where Writers]
Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well, and those who read their works desire the fame of having read them.
[ Against Desire Even Fame Having Read Their Them Those Well Wish Works Write Written]
A writer who presents men and women as creatures truncated below the waist is exposed as one who goes about without his trousers saying, 'see, I have had my testicles removed.'
[ Below Creatures Exposed Goes Had His Men Presents Removed Saying See Trousers Waist Without Women Writer]
When you write it doesn't occur to you that somebody could think different from what you do.
[ Could Different Occur Somebody Think Write]
Occasionally I still do a bit of stuff with people I met there seven years ago. It's like looking up an old lover IRL. But on the whole I've personally exhausted that avenue of research, so it no longer draws me. I did write a novel as a kind of document of that era.
[ Ago Avenue Bit Did Document Draws Era Exhausted Kind Longer Looking Lover Met Novel Occasionally Old Personally Research Seven Still Stuff Up Whole Write Years]
As a guitar player, it's harder for me to impress somebody than it is to write a song that they like.
[ Guitar Harder Impress Player Somebody Song Than 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]
The writing career is not a romantic one. The writer's life may be colorful, but his work itself is rather drab.
[ Career Colorful Drab His Itself Life May Rather Romantic Work Writer Writing]
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]
What I try to do is to go into a poem - and one writes them, of course, poem by poem - to go into each poem, first of all without having any sense whatsoever of where it's going to end up.
[ Any Course Each End First Go Going Having Into Poem Sense Them Try Up Whatsoever Where Without Writes]
I realised I'd never climb Everest but thought I could still write a book.
[ Book Climb Could Everest Never Realised Still Thought Write]
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]
I cannot write music. I cannot play the piano.
[ Cannot Music Piano Play Write]
I always carry lots of stuff with me wherever I roam, always weighted down with books, with cassettes, with pens and paper, just in case I get the urge to sit down somewhere, and oh, I don't know, read something or write my masterpiece.
[ Always Books Carry Case Cassettes Down Get Just Know Lots Masterpiece Oh Paper Pens Read Roam Sit Something Somewhere Stuff Urge Weighted Wherever Write]
I can't understand why a person will take a year to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars.
[ Buy Dollars Easily Few Novel Person Take Understand Why Will Write Year]
The writer's greed is appalling. He wants, or seems to want, everything and practically everybody, in another sense, and at the same time, he needs no one at all.
[ Another Appalling Everybody Everything Greed Needs Practically Same Seems Sense Time Want Wants Writer]
Every writer, to some extent, writes about himself.
[ Every Extent Himself Some Writer Writes]
Unfortunately, most of the songs that I write I don't write them with guitar in mind. I just write it as a song and that was probably one of the ones that left an opening for it. The song's all right, I wouldn't choose to sing it now.
[ Choose Guitar Just Left Mind Most Now Ones Opening Probably Right Sing Song Songs Them Unfortunately 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]
Many attempts have been made by writers on art and poetry to define beauty in the abstract, to express it in the most general terms, to find some universal formula for it.
[ Abstract Art Attempts Beauty Been Define Express Find Formula General Made Many Most Poetry Some Terms Universal Writers]
All I ever wanted to do was write songs and get on a bus and go play them for people.
[ Bus Ever Get Go Play Songs Them Wanted Write]
People write memoirs because they lack the imagination to make things up.
[ Because Imagination Lack Make Memoirs Things Up Write]
I started trying to write when I was in second or third grade.
[ Grade Second Started Third Trying Write]
I kind of thought the writers were starting to take Taylor and make her kind of down and dirty.
[ Dirty Down Her Kind Make Starting Take Taylor Thought Were Writers]
When I was five years old, my parents gave me a magic chest. I learned to cast spells, although of a childish kind, before I had learned to read and write.
[ Although Before Cast Chest Childish Five Gave Had Kind Learned Magic Old Parents Read Spells Write Years]
You don't sit up in a cave and write the Great American Novel and know it is utterly superb, and then throw it page by page into the fire. You just don't do that. You send it out. You have to send it out.
[ American Cave Fire Great Into Just Know Novel Out Page Send Sit Superb Then Throw Up Utterly Write]
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]
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]
People have tremendous power, more than the average person understands, and certainly more than even I understood before I came to Congress. When any of my constituents writes me a letter, I promise you, we're listening.
[ Any Average Before Came Certainly Congress Constituents Even Letter Listening More Person Power Promise Than Tremendous Understands Understood Writes]
Judy couldn't move to Britain for family reasons, so I had to come to the States, and the U.S. government wouldn't give me a Green Card, so I airily told her I'd write a book.
[ Book Britain Card Come Family Give Government Green Had Her Judy Move Reasons States Told Write]
I think everyone should sit down and write a book. It's a lot like therapy but a lot less expensive.
[ Book Down Everyone Expensive Less Lot Should Sit Therapy Think Write]
What I try to keep in mind is that there are going to be a lot of articles that are going to be misrepresentative of what I'm about as a person and as a writer.
[ Articles Going Keep Lot Mind Person Try Writer]
I think that everything you do helps you to write if you're a writer. Adversity and success both contribute largely to making you what you are. If you don't experience either one of those, you're being deprived of something.
[ Adversity Being Both Contribute Deprived Either Everything Experience Helps Largely Making Something Success Think Those Write Writer]
Every author really wants to have letters printed in the papers. Unable to make the grade, he drops down a rung of the ladder and writes novels.
[ Author Down Drops Every Grade Ladder Letters Make Novels Papers Printed Really Rung Unable Wants Writes]
I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.
[ Because Must Politics Woman Word Write]
I write about real people in disguise. If anything, my characters are toned down-the truth is much more bizarre.
[ Anything Bizarre Characters Disguise More Much Real Toned Truth Write]
What I am going to write is the last of what I have to say. I will say that literature is the only consciousness we possess and that its role as consciousness must inform us of our ability to comprehend the hideous danger of nuclear power.
[ Ability Am Comprehend Consciousness Danger Going Hideous Inform Last Literature Must Nuclear Only Our Possess Power Role Say Us Will Write]
Even when you write it, someone's got to play it. So if you can play it and bypass all the rest of the things, you're still doing as great as someone that has spent forty years trying to find out how to do that. I'm really pro-human beings, pro-expression of everything.
[ Beings Bypass Doing Even Everything Find Forty Got Great How Out Play Really Rest Someone Spent Still Things Trying Write Years]
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 haven't stuck to any formula. Most great writers stick to the same style, but I wanted to be more various.
[ Any Formula Great Haven More Most Same Stick Stuck Style Various Wanted Writers]
If you write fiction, you're by yourself. There are certain advantages to that in that you don't have to explain anything to anybody. But when you get in with others who share the loneliness of the whole enterprise, you're not lonely anymore.
[ Advantages Anybody Anymore Anything Certain Enterprise Explain Fiction Get Loneliness Lonely Others Share Whole Write Yourself]
No one who cannot limit himself has ever been able to write.
[ Able Been Cannot Ever Himself Limit Write]
I always write with music. It takes me a while to figure out the right piece of music for what I'm working on. Once I figure it out, that's the only thing I'll play.
[ Always Figure Music Once Only Out Piece Play Right Takes Thing While Working Write]
Everybody writes a book too many.
[ Book Everybody Many Too Writes]
Today it's almost impossible to do it unless you are an actress or writer with power... I wouldn't hesitate right this minute to hire a talented woman if the subject matter were right.
[ Actress Almost Hesitate Hire Impossible Matter Minute Power Right Subject Talented Today Unless Were Woman Writer]
I write to keep from going mad from the contradictions I find among mankind - and to work some of those contradictions out for myself.
[ Among Contradictions Find Going Keep Mad Mankind Myself Out Some Those Work Write]
God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny.
[ Actors Bad Comedy Funny God How Know Lot Many Play Stuck Trouble Writes]
Writer's block is the greatest side effect of boredom.
[ Block Boredom Effect Greatest Side 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]
Still, to this day I go back and listen to music that inspires me to write now.
[ Back Day Go Inspires Listen Music Now Still Write]
Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.
[ Although Catastrophes Fiction Foresee Inevitable May Problems Science Solutions Writers]
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]
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]
I'm a writer and this is what I love to do.
[ Love Writer]
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 don't necessarily write everything as automatically assuming it will be collected, there's nothing that says Hitman will be collected, though it might be.
[ Assuming Automatically Collected Everything Might Necessarily Nothing Says Though Will Write]
I do like to write but I also like to get and out and play. I am losing track of all the Cooper versions that I do - I have one for Iceland, different one over here.
[ Also Am Cooper Different Get Here Iceland Losing Out Over Play Track Versions Write]
One truth is the swing of the sentence, the beat and poise, but down deeper it's the integrity of the writer as he matches with the language.
[ Beat Deeper Down Integrity Language Matches Poise Sentence Swing Truth Writer]
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]
Well, to be honest I think I'm a better short story writer than a novelist. Novels I find very hard, hours and hours, weeks and weeks, of conscious thought - whereas short stories slip out painlessly in a few days.
[ Better Conscious Days Few Find Hard Honest Hours Novelist Novels Out Short Slip Stories Story Than Think Thought Very Weeks Well Whereas Writer]
I refuse to confide and don't like it when people write about art.
[ Art Confide Refuse Write]
A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind.
[ Basically Good Mankind Redeemer Scholar Story Teller Writer]
I just want to be told a story, and I want to believe I'm living that story, and I don't give a thought to influences or method or any other writerly concerns.
[ Any Believe Concerns Give Influences Just Living Method Other Story Thought Told Want]
I know that many writers have had to write under censorship and yet produced good novels; for instance, Cervantes wrote Don Quixote under Catholic censorship.
[ Catholic Censorship Cervantes Good Had Instance Know Many Novels Produced Quixote Under Write Writers Wrote Yet]
No one writes about the emotional things you go through.
[ Emotional Go Things Through Writes]
I remember Tim telling me that he had an idea for a musical and he said to me that he was hoping that ABBA would be writing the music, which I thought was a pretty wild idea because they were obviously known very much as pop writers.
[ Abba Because Had Hoping Idea Known Much Music Musical Obviously Pop Pretty Remember Said Telling Thought Tim Very Were Which Wild Would Writers Writing]
I think it would be harder for me not to write comedy because the comic view of things is the one that comes most naturally to me.
[ Because Comedy Comes Comic Harder Most Naturally Things Think View Would Write]
Even if you have nothing to write, write and say so.
[ Even Nothing Say Write]
I always try to write a song, I never just want to write a record.
[ Always Just Never Record Song Try Want Write]
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]
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]
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]
Life is God's novel. Let him write it.
[ God Him Life Novel Write]
No one I know of has ever had this experience-where you had to sit and wait and wait for a DNA test to come back just so you can write the last page of the book.
[ Back Book Come Dna Ever Had Just Know Last Page Sit Test Wait Write]
If you know what you are going to write when you're writing a poem, it's going to be average.
[ Average Going Know Poem Write Writing]
I don't write polite letters. I don't like to plea-bargain. I like to fight.
[ Fight Letters Polite Write]
Artie is a singer, and I'm a writer and player and a singer. We didn't work together on a creative level and prepare the songs. I did that.
[ Artie Creative Did Level Player Prepare Singer Songs Together Work Writer]
Mike Leigh encourages you to choose a person that you know to base your character on. You write a whole list of people that you know and you go through that list in great depth with him. And then he chooses one of those people from your list.
[ Base Character Choose Chooses Depth Encourages Go Great Him Know Leigh List Mike Person Then Those Through Whole Write Your]
At one time if you were a black writer you had to be one of the best writers in the world to be published. You had to be great. Now you can be good. Mediocre. And that's good.
[ Best Black Good Great Had Mediocre Now Published Time Were World Writer Writers]
I work full-time in a used bookstore. I get up. I drink a cup of coffee. I think, The last thing I want to do is write. Then I go to the computer and write.
[ Bookstore Coffee Computer Cup Drink Full-Time Get Go Last Then Thing Think Up Used Want Work Write]
Many people - and I think I am one of them - are more productive when they've had a little to drink. I find if I drink two or three brandies, I'm far better able to write.
[ Able Am Better Drink Far Find Had Little Many More Productive Them Think Three Two Write]
To me the only real star of the movie is the writer. And I work with writers very closely, from outline to first draft and on to the seventh draft, whatever it takes. Then my job is to support the director to make the best movie we can. Some producers try to go past them, but my job is to support them.
[ Best Closely Director Draft First Go Job Make Movie Only Outline Past Producers Real Seventh Some Star Support Takes Them Then Try Very Whatever Work Writer Writers]
I don't need all that much - I just need to know who my characters are and what kind of jam they're going to get into, and I'll write myself out of their jam.
[ Characters Get Going Into Jam Just Kind Know Much Myself Need Out Their Write]
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]
Many children's writers don't have children of their own.
[ Children Many Own Their Writers]
For me, as a beginning novelist, all other living writers form a control group for whom the world is a placebo.
[ Beginning Control Form Group Living Novelist Other Placebo Whom World Writers]
Most writers can write, most rock 'n rollers cannot.
[ Cannot Most Rock Rollers Write Writers]
I like contemporary American literature and I like biographies and I like jazz and I like baseball and I like writers who write about the human condition and sci-fi is just something that I happened into.
[ American Baseball Biographies Condition Contemporary Happened Human Into Jazz Just Literature Sci-Fi Something Write Writers]
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 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]
I write plays not to make money, but to stop myself from going mad. Because it's my way of making the world rational to me.
[ Because Going Mad Make Making Money Myself Plays Rational Stop Way World Write]
Looking back, I understand that I was teaching myself to write.
[ Back Looking Myself Teaching Understand Write]
If the desire to write is not accompanied by actual writing, then the desire must be not to write.
[ Accompanied Actual Desire Must Then Write Writing]
I can write best in the silence and solitude of the night, when everyone has retired.
[ Best Everyone Night Retired Silence Solitude 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]
It is difficult to write about any form of mental disease, especially your own, without sounding as if you were examining a bug under glass.
[ Any Bug Difficult Disease Especially Examining Form Glass Mental Own Sounding Under Were Without Write Your]
To become an American citizen, we require people to read, write and speak in English. That is to help them to assimilate in our melting pot, truly to become Americans. We mock that when the cherished right to vote does not involve English any more.
[ American Americans Any Assimilate Become Cherished Citizen Does English Help Involve Melting Mock More Our Pot Read Require Right Speak Them Truly Vote Write]
In my position you have to read when you want to write and to talk when you would like to read.
[ Position Read Talk Want Would Write]
You can't be too old to be a writer, but you can definitely be too young!
[ Definitely Old Too Writer Young]
Not merely can people like me write things that would never have been printed before but I think an enormously dramatic change has taken place in public opinion, possibly for the wrong reasons.
[ Been Before Change Dramatic Enormously Merely Never Opinion Place Possibly Printed Public Reasons Taken Things Think Would Write Wrong]
Writing is a kind of performing art, and I can't sit down to write unless I'm dressed. I don't mean dressed in a suit, but dressed well and comfortably and I have to be shaved and bathed.
[ Art Bathed Comfortably Down Dressed Kind Mean Performing Shaved Sit Suit Unless Well Write Writing]
An attempt to write nothing but characterization will soon bog down; I for one don't want to have somebody tell me about someone else.
[ Attempt Characterization Down Else Nothing Somebody Someone Soon Tell Want Will Write]
When you have a foreign invasion - in this case by the Indonesian army - writers, intellectuals, newspapers and magazines are the first targets of repression.
[ Army Case First Foreign Intellectuals Invasion Magazines Newspapers Repression Targets Writers]
My two fingers on a typewriter have never connected with my brain. My hand on a pen does. A fountain pen, of course. Ball-point pens are only good for filling out forms on a plane.
[ Brain Connected Course Does Filling Fingers Forms Fountain Good Hand Never Only Out Pen Pens Plane Two Typewriter]
Since I was there in the very beginning, I know the history of the characters. So, I make comments about the tone and sometimes remind the writers that we've done that before.
[ Before Beginning Characters Comments Done History Know Make Remind Since Sometimes Tone Very Writers]
Between each album I try to gain a new insight that I didn't have before and perhaps write a song about something that I've written about before, but from a fresh viewpoint.
[ Album Before Between Each Fresh Gain Insight New Perhaps Something Song Try Viewpoint Write Written]
In 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]
I'm fairly competant as a director and actor, but I am Mr. Neurotic as a writer. I just don't have enough confidence in my abilities to take criticism well. I take it personally. Start with 'It's a masterpiece,' and then tell me what you think could be changed.
[ Abilities Actor Am Changed Confidence Could Criticism Director Enough Fairly Just Masterpiece Mr Neurotic Personally Start Take Tell Then Think Well Writer]
I'll write maybe one long paragraph describing the events, then a page or two breaking the events into chapters, and then reams of pages delving into my characters. After that, I'm ready to begin.
[ After Begin Breaking Chapters Characters Delving Describing Events Into Long Maybe Page Pages Paragraph Ready Then Two Write]
The fact that people will pay you to talk to people and travel to interesting places and write about what intrigues you, I am just amazed by that.
[ Am Amazed Fact Interesting Intrigues Just Pay Places Talk Travel Will Write]
Real programmers can write assembly code in any language. Technology
[ Any Assembly Code Language Programmers Real Write]
Richard Hugo taught me that anyone with a desire to write, an ear for language and a bit of imagination could become a writer. He also, in a way, gave me permission to write about northern Montana.
[ Also Anyone Become Bit Could Desire Ear Gave Hugo Imagination Language Montana Northern Permission Richard Taught Way Write Writer]
I write a lot, and very often I write a couple of lines that are particularly revealing in some kind of way. And then as a few more lines get added and a piece gets added, eventually the song pretty much takes over and you can't really find a way to change those things.
[ Added Change Couple Eventually Few Find Get Gets Kind Lines Lot More Much Often Over Particularly Piece Pretty Really Revealing Some Song Takes Then Things Those Very Way Write]
If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that's read by persons who move their lips when they're reading to themselves.
[ Get Lips Move Persons Read Reading Rich Sort Their Themselves Thing Want Write Writing]
I write very slowly.
[ Slowly Very Write]
Probably most successful songwriters have an innate songwriting ability.
[ Ability Innate Most Probably Songwriters Songwriting Successful]
I'm not an historian and I'm not wanting to write about how I perceive the social change over the century as a historian, but as somebody who's walked through it and whose life has been dictated by it too, as all our lives are.
[ Been Century Change Dictated Historian How Life Lives Our Over Perceive Social Somebody Through Too Walked Wanting Whose Write]
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]
To this day, I get rewrite offers where they say: 'We feel this script needs work with character, dialogue, plot and tone,' and when you ask what's left, they say: 'Well, the typing is very good.'
[ Ask Character Day Dialogue Feel Get Good Left Needs Offers Plot Rewrite Say Script Tone Typing Very Well Where Work]
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]
The writer should never be ashamed of staring. There is nothing that does not require his attention.
[ Ashamed Attention Does His Never Nothing Require Should Staring Writer]
Only a writer who has the sense of evil can make goodness readable.
[ Evil Goodness Make Only Readable Sense Writer]
Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.
[ Come Commonly Down Moment Most Those Thoughts Unsought Valuable Write]
I don't think that the writer is regarded as a freak by Americans.
[ Americans Freak Regarded Think Writer]
Do you want to be an artist and a writer, or a wife and a lover? With kids, your focus changes. I don't want to go to PTA meetings.
[ Artist Changes Focus Go Kids Lover Meetings Pta Want Wife Writer Your]
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]
I think most serious writers, certainly in the modern period, use their own lives or the lives of people close to them or lives they have heard about as the raw material for their creativity.
[ Certainly Close Creativity Heard Lives Material Modern Most Own Period Raw Serious Their Them Think Use Writers]
The English may not always be the best writers in the world, but they are incomparably the best dull writers.
[ Always Best Dull English Incomparably May World Writers]
Here's the secret to finishing that first book. Don't rewrite as you go.
[ Book Finishing First Go Here Rewrite Secret]
The show was number one in the ratings, Gordon Russell was our head writer, the story lines were magnificent and the acting most exciting. I loved working with Judith Light and all the other actors on the show at that time.
[ Acting Actors Exciting Gordon Head Light Lines Loved Magnificent Most Number Other Our Ratings Russell Show Story Time Were Working Writer]
Before you approach a production entity or even a potential producer, you should write up a treatment and register your show with the Writers Guild of America.
[ America Approach Before Entity Even Guild Potential Producer Production Register Should Show Treatment Up Write Writers Your]
I've always thought of music as something which gives the words their flight and their wings and the music often comes first, although sometimes I'll have a concept, a title idea, a lyric idea that I want to write and the lyric will come first.
[ Although Always Come Comes Concept First Flight Gives Idea Lyric Music Often Something Sometimes Their Thought Title Want Which Will Wings Words Write]
I felt like I was a teacher. But nowadays, I am as much a student of his. He writes a lot of what we play.
[ Am Felt His Lot Much Nowadays Play Student Teacher Writes]
I didn't necessarily have a total idea when I was writing the movie of where everything was going. I just wanted to have really realistic dialogue and write like people I knew talked. I tried to keep it very real.
[ Dialogue Everything Going Idea Just Keep Knew Movie Necessarily Real Realistic Really Talked Total Tried Very Wanted Where Write Writing]
Absolutely. I can produce. I can write. I can direct.
[ Absolutely Direct Produce Write]
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]
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]
The dilemma felt by science fiction writers will be perceived in other creative endeavors.
[ Creative Dilemma Endeavors Felt Fiction Other Perceived Science Will Writers]
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]
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]
There's something with the physical size of America... American writers can write about America and it can still feel like a foreign country.
[ America American Country Feel Foreign Physical Size Something Still Write Writers]
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. History
[ History Intend Kind Will Write]
I just sit at a typewriter and curse a bit.
[ Bit Curse Just Sit Typewriter]
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]
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]
We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names.
[ Better Books Contempt Desire Even Glory Inscribe Inspired Keen Man More Motivated Names Philosophers Praise Their Themselves Those Very Which Write]
I think male roles are generally much better written. So for actresses, we're always dealing with trying to inject a role with more truth than the writer possibly had in mind.
[ Actresses Always Better Dealing Generally Had Inject Male Mind More Much Possibly Role Roles Than Think Truth Trying Writer Written]
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]
When you translate poetry in particular, you're obliged to look at how the writer with whom you're working puts together words, sentences, phrases, the triple tension between the line of verse, the syntax and the sentence.
[ Between How Line Look Obliged Particular Phrases Poetry Puts Sentence Sentences Syntax Tension Together Translate Triple Verse Whom Words Working Writer]
Travel definitely affects me as a writer.
[ Affects Definitely Travel Writer]
Shakespeare, who is probably the greatest writer and poet of the English language, lived in a time that was politically very conservative and it's reflected in his writings.
[ Conservative English Greatest His Language Lived Poet Politically Probably Reflected Shakespeare Time Very Writer Writings]
I spend days with writers' block. It is a problem.
[ Block Days Problem Spend Writers]
I write and sing about whatever I am able to understand and feel.
[ Able Am Feel Sing Understand Whatever Write]
At the height of the McCarthy period, writers were being hounded.
[ Being Height Hounded Mccarthy Period Were Writers]
Anybody can write a film script 'cuz it has been reduced to a formula.
[ Anybody Been Cuz Film Formula Reduced Script Write]
I write it to get it out of me. I don't write it to remember it.
[ Get Out Remember Write]
My secret dream is to write an epic poem. That's probably the most pretentious thing I've said.
[ Dream Epic Most Poem Pretentious Probably Said Secret Thing Write]
As a rule, anyone who can tell a good story can write one, so there really need be no mistake about his qualification; such a man will be careful not to be wearisome, and to keep his point, or his catastrophe, well in hand.
[ Anyone Careful Catastrophe Good Hand His Keep Man Mistake Need Point Qualification Really Rule Story Such Tell Wearisome Well Will Write]
I was in New York. Hitchcock was in California. He rang me to make a report on his progress and said, I'm having trouble. I've just sacked my second screenwriter.
[ California Having His Hitchcock Just Make New Progress Rang Report Sacked Said Screenwriter Second Trouble York]
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]
You have to write badly to write at all. If it's crappy, I will rewrite it later. But it will be mine. You can hear the resonance of an artist who goes into herself.
[ Artist Badly Crappy Goes Hear Herself Into Later Mine Resonance Rewrite Will Write]
I had to go into a studio and compose and write and press up 12 songs in 14 hours. When you're recording a song from scratch it takes you 14 hours to do just one song.
[ Compose Go Had Hours Into Just Press Recording Scratch Song Songs Studio Takes Up Write]
I've heard from writers and musicians and fans that they think I'm underrated.
[ Fans Heard Musicians Think Underrated 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]
Good writers are of necessity rare.
[ Good Necessity Rare Writers]
Manners are of such great consequence to the novelist that any kind will do. Bad manners are better than no manners at all, and because we are losing our customary manners, we are probably overly conscious of them; this seems to be a condition that produces writers.
[ Any Bad Because Better Condition Conscious Consequence Customary Great Kind Losing Manners Novelist Our Overly Probably Produces Seems Such Than Them Will Writers]
If Russians knew how to read, they would write me off.
[ How Knew Off Read Russians Would Write]
She had the kids during the day and I would have them at night. That way they were never alone. I would put the kids to bed, and then I had nothing to do and nobody to talk to, so I would write.
[ Alone Bed Day During Had Kids Never Night Nobody Nothing Put She Talk Them Then Way Were Would Write]
It's well known that actors are lousy writers.
[ Actors Known Lousy Well Writers]
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]
It was really written as most, I think, books are by writers - for themselves. There was something that just had to be written, in a way that it had to be written. If you know what I mean.
[ Books Had Just Know Mean Most Really Something Themselves Think Way Writers Written]
I hold that a writer who does not passionately believe in the perfectibility of man has no dedication nor any membership in literature.
[ Any Believe Dedication Does Hold Literature Man Membership Nor Passionately Writer]
This is not a rock opera. This is not Tommy. I can write songs that emote, and that's it.
[ Emote Opera Rock Songs Tommy Write]
But it's for every writer to decide his own pace, and the pace varies with the writer and the work.
[ Decide Every His Own Pace Varies Work Writer]
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]
No, you're either born a writer, a storyteller, or you're not.
[ Born Either Storyteller Writer]
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]
When the band begins to get a name for themselves, and the writers get assigned to bands, they'll hit somebody who just doesn't like that kind of music, or they love hip hop but hate guitar rock.
[ Assigned Band Bands Begins Get Guitar Hate Hip Hit Hop Just Kind Love Music Name Rock Somebody Themselves Writers]
To have a songwriter that wrote so specifically what I felt to be true... I've never been much of an actor either. If something is real for me, then I can do it.
[ Actor Been Either Felt Much Never Real Something Songwriter Specifically Then True Wrote]
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]
I feel if some kid has sat down and felt I'm important enough to write two pages of words to and take up a lot of his valuable time, then he deserves a few words back, or even a phone call as I have done on a few occasions.
[ Back Call Deserves Done Down Enough Even Feel Felt Few His Important Kid Lot Occasions Pages Phone Sat Some Take Then Time Two Up Valuable Words Write]
Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it. A good writer turns fact into truth; a bad writer will, more often than not, accomplish the opposite.
[ Accomplish Bad Define Fact Good Into Merely More Often Ones Opposite Reality Restate Than Truth Turns Will Writer Writers]
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]
I'm an escapist kind of writer.
[ Escapist Kind Writer]
Ordering a man to write a poem is like commanding a pregnant woman to give birth to a red-headed child.
[ Birth Child Commanding Give Man Ordering Poem Pregnant Woman Write]
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]
Then somebody suggested I should write about the war, and I said I didn't know anything about the war. I did not understand anything about it. I didn't see how I could write it.
[ Anything Could Did How Know Said See Should Somebody Suggested Then Understand War Write]
One likes to think one grows as a writer as one ages, else all you get is an "old" young writer. Beyond that is the changing landscape of the universe and the stories I choose to tell.
[ Ages Beyond Changing Choose Else Get Grows Landscape Likes Old Stories Tell Think Universe Writer Young]
But at the same time, I have trouble keeping things out of books, which is why I don't write short stories because they turn into novels.
[ Because Books Into Keeping Novels Out Same Short Stories Things Time Trouble Turn Which Why Write]
The way I write, words can means lots of different things.
[ Different Lots Means Things Way Words Write]
I feel like I want to write some songs and I don't know how to go about doing it. Usually it's the lyrics that are a problem, and I think I am not really cut out to be a lyricist.
[ Am Cut Doing Feel Go How Know Lyricist Lyrics Out Problem Really Some Songs Think Usually Want Write]
It was kind of like songwriter's boot camp. You had to produce. You had to produce fast. You had to learn.
[ Boot Camp Fast Had Kind Learn Produce Songwriter]
Everything that you read is an influence on everything you write, and you want to draw as many elements into your work as you can.
[ Draw Elements Everything Influence Into Many Read Want Work Write Your]
In many ways, Viv and I were the only ones who were really songwriters.
[ Many Ones Only Really Songwriters Viv Ways Were]
I don't write about the same thing every time, everyday, different things are happening out there and if you take the time to look around, you can see that, then you can put it all together and tell the story.
[ Around Different Every Everyday Happening Look Out Put Same See Story Take Tell Then Thing Things Time Together Write]
I will never understand people who think that the way to show their righteous opposition to sexual freedom is to write letters full of filthy words.
[ Filthy Freedom Full Letters Never Opposition Righteous Sexual Show Their Think Understand Way Will Words Write]
I've been writing about James Fenimore Cooper. He was not a writer. Here was a man who was 30 years old and had never put anything more than his signature on paper.
[ Anything Been Cooper Had Here His James Man More Never Old Paper Put Signature Than Writer Writing Years]
I had to wait for a long time before I could support myself with writing. However, being a writer is what I have most wanted to be, from the time I was a child.
[ Before Being Child Could Had However Long Most Myself Support Time Wait Wanted Writer Writing]
I didn't write songs for a very long time.
[ Long Songs Time Very Write]
But it also became the experience, or was the experience, of the writers who were attracted to this kind of humor. They're all men or women who come from the same kind of experience in their own lives.
[ Also Attracted Became Come Experience Humor Kind Lives Men Own Same Their Were Women Writers]
'Made it as a writer'? I'm still wondering if I've made it as a writer. I've made it as a published writer of the type of SF that I want to write and read, but I'm still waiting for that big breakthrough.
[ Big Breakthrough Made Published Read Sf Still Type Waiting Want Wondering Write Writer]
The greatest writers of this age... are aware of the mystery of our existence.
[ Age Aware Existence Greatest Mystery Our Writers]
I like to read and write and take pictures and bike.
[ Bike Pictures Read Take Write]
Writers spend three years rearranging 26 letters of the alphabet. It's enough to make you lose your mind day by day.
[ Alphabet Day Enough Letters Lose Make Mind Rearranging Spend Three Writers Years Your]
It was in New York, and I've always wanted to film in New York. And the writer was a teenage friend of mine. We did youth theatre together when we were 16 and always had a dream of making a film together. And ten years later, we've done it. So it's great.
[ Always Did Done Dream Film Friend Great Had Later Making Mine New Teenage Ten Theatre Together Wanted Were Writer Years York Youth]
Then, of course, there are those sad occasions when a poet or a writer has not grown, and one has to let them go because they're just not making headway. But we have a very clear personal relationship with the authors.
[ Authors Because Clear Course Go Grown Headway Just Making Occasions Personal Poet Relationship Sad Them Then Those Very Writer]
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]
Writers speak stench.
[ Speak Stench Writers]
When you're a writer you no longer see things with the freshness of the normal person. There are always two figures that work inside you.
[ Always Figures Freshness Inside Longer Normal Person See Things Two Work Writer]
I do not write by any set time schedule. I realize there are many writers who follow a daily regime where they arise at 6:00 a.m., do some sort of exercise, eat breakfast and then sit down and produce words for a three to four hour period.
[ Any Arise Breakfast Daily Down Eat Exercise Follow Four Hour Many Period Produce Realize Regime Schedule Set Sit Some Sort Then Three Time Where Words Write Writers]
The most important thing is to write material that YOU think is funny. If you don't think it's funny, but you're convinced that other people will think it is, well they won't.
[ Convinced Funny Important Material Most Other Thing Think Well Will Won Write]
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]
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]
I met Robert Crumb in 1962; he lived in Cleveland for a while. I took a look at his stuff. Crumb was doing stuff beyond what other writers and artists were doing. It was a step beyond Mad.
[ Artists Beyond Cleveland Crumb Doing His Lived Look Mad Met Other Robert Step Stuff Took Were While Writers]
They say great themes make great novels. but what these young writers don't understand is that there is no greater theme than men and women.
[ Great Greater Make Men Novels Say Than Theme Themes These Understand Women Writers Young]
While I write this letter, I have a pistol in one hand and a sword in the other.
[ Hand Letter Other Pistol Sword While Write]
I thought, well I can do that. I couldn't be bothered writing a book review, because I'd have to read the book, I haven't got time to read a whole book for a fifty dollar write-up.
[ Because Book Bothered Dollar Fifty Got Haven Read Review Thought Time Well Whole Writing]
I need to write to be happy.
[ Happy Need Write]
In fact, I think for a lot of writers, it's so hard to be read.
[ Fact Hard Lot Read Think Writers]
My only ritual is to just sit down and write, write every day.
[ Day Down Every Just Only Ritual Sit Write]
Writers seem to me to be people who need to retire from social life and do a lot of thinking about what's happened - almost to calm themselves.
[ Almost Calm Happened Life Lot Need Retire Seem Social Themselves Thinking Writers]
America, how can I write a holy litany in your silly mood?
[ America Holy How Litany Mood Silly Write Your]
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.
[ Another Borrowed Imitation Judicious Most Nothing Original Originality Writers]
Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind.
[ Always Apart Before Behind Double Everything Experiences Kind Living Mirror Once Reality Think Twice Waits Which Writer Writing]
If you wish to be a writer, write.
[ Wish Write Writer]
Diverting the internal traffic between the Writer as Angel of Light and the Writer as Hustler is that scribbling child in a grown-up body wondering if anybody is listening.
[ Angel Anybody Between Body Child Diverting Grown-Up Hustler Internal Light Listening Scribbling Traffic Wondering Writer]
Writers are always selling somebody out.
[ Always Out Selling Somebody Writers]
Write in recollection and amazement for yourself.
[ Amazement Recollection Write Yourself]
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]
The Bee Gees were always heavily influenced by black music. As a songwriter, it's never been difficult to pick up on the changing styles of music out there, and soul has always been my favourite genre.
[ Always Bee Been Black Changing Difficult Favourite Gees Genre Heavily Influenced Music Never Out Pick Songwriter Soul Styles Up Were]
I have another Russian idea, too, with a place and a period, so I guess I have enough to keep me busy for quite some time, especially considering that I'm such a slow writer.
[ Another Busy Considering Enough Especially Guess Idea Keep Period Place Quite Russian Slow Some Such Time Too Writer]
With any story I write, I could actually write it from three or four different perspectives, which would end with a completely different moral at the end.
[ Actually Any Completely Could Different End Four Moral Perspectives Story Three Which Would Write]
Writers can write outside their ethnicity or sex depending how open and vulnerable they wish to be.
[ Depending Ethnicity How Open Outside Sex Their Vulnerable Wish Write Writers]
SOON was the first novel where I used a rough outline. Usually I have characters and an idea and write as a process of discovery. Like working without a net.
[ Characters Discovery First Idea Net Novel Outline Process Rough Soon Used Usually Where Without Working Write]
The establishment, the newspapers, they try to create something called Scottish literature, but when people are actually going to write, they are not going to necessarily prescribe to that, they'll write what they feel.
[ Actually Called Create Establishment Feel Going Literature Necessarily Newspapers Prescribe Scottish Something Try Write]
It's probably why I'm a short story writer. I tend to remember things in the past in narrative form, in story form, and I grew up around people who told stories all the time.
[ Around Form Grew Narrative Past Probably Remember Short Stories Story Tend Things Time Told Up Why Writer]
The writer I feel the most affinity with - you said you felt my books are 19th century novels, I think they're 18th century novels - is Fielding, Henry Fielding, he's the guy who does it for me.
[ Affinity Books Century Does Feel Felt Fielding Guy Henry Most Novels Said Think Writer]
There are events which are so great that if a writer has participated in them his obligation is to write truly rather than assume the presumption of altering them with invention.
[ Altering Assume Events Great His Invention Obligation Participated Presumption Rather Than Them Truly Which Write Writer]
And I plan to write a sequel to Dragon Rider.
[ Dragon Plan Rider Sequel Write]
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
[ Artist Himself Make Music Musician Must Paint Peace Poet Ultimately Write]
Hands down, the biggest thrill is to get a letter from a kid saying, I loved your book. Will you write me another one?
[ Another Biggest Book Down Get Hands Kid Letter Loved Saying Thrill Will Write Your]
A wise man should so write (though in words understood by all men) that wise men only should be able to commend him.
[ Able Commend Him Man Men Only Should Though Understood Wise Words Write]
I don't know if Jim was a major part of that or not. He is one of a small group of real storytellers. He has enormous imagination and ability to write. I'm glad he's coming back. It's going to be good for the show.
[ Ability Back Coming Enormous Glad Going Good Group Imagination Jim Know Major Part Real Show Small Storytellers Write]
I really have reached a point where I can write a book about all of this.
[ Book Point Reached Really Where Write]
In high school, my goal was to be a writer for SNL, then I got into the acting.
[ Acting Goal Got High Into School Snl Then Writer]
I did not want to write a story about the invasion of Earth, so I had to create a race capable of living nearby, which meant to either on the Moon, on Mars, or on Venus. I picked Venus.
[ Capable Create Did Earth Either Had Invasion Living Mars Meant Moon Nearby Picked Race Story Venus Want Which Write]
I've made three studio albums and one live one with my brother. It's melodic singer-songwriter acoustic-rock music.
[ Albums Brother Live Made Melodic Music Singer-Songwriter Studio Three]
I'm not really a songwriter - I'm an interpreter. So in a sense I am an actress first and foremost. I act out the songs, and I lead with my heart.
[ Act Actress Am First Foremost Heart Interpreter Lead Out Really Sense Songs Songwriter]
Your emotional life is not written in cement during childhood. You write each chapter as you go along.
[ Along Cement Chapter Childhood During Each Emotional Go Life Write Written Your]
That process by which you become a writer is a pretty lonely one. We don't have a group apprenticeship like a violinist might training for an orchestra.
[ Apprenticeship Become Group Lonely Might Orchestra Pretty Process Training Violinist Which Writer]
The number one reason I write is to come to schools and see my readers. I would do it for free.
[ Come Free Number Readers Reason Schools See Would Write]
I'd rather write one good book than ten mediocre ones.
[ Book Good Mediocre Ones Rather Ten Than Write]
At one point I intended to write precursor and sequel novels, about the establishment of the Web and its next evolution, but I am very unlikely to now; they would take place in a different universe.
[ Am Different Establishment Evolution Intended Next Novels Now Place Point Precursor Sequel Take Universe Unlikely Very Web Would Write]
Life is denied by lack of attention, whether it be to cleaning windows or trying to write a masterpiece.
[ Attention Cleaning Denied Lack Life Masterpiece Trying Whether Windows Write]
In Europe, a writer is supposed to improve up until he's about 75.
[ Europe Improve Supposed Until Up Writer]
In comparing various authors with one another, I have discovered that some of the gravest and latest writers have transcribed, word for word, from former works, without making acknowledgment.
[ Acknowledgment Another Authors Comparing Discovered Former Gravest Latest Making Some Various Without Word Works Writers]
Princess Rose should indeed be a TV movie, assuming something doesn't go wrong. I don't know how good a movie it will be, because the way movie folk think is different from the way writers think, and I distrust what isn't done my way. This is what I call a healthy paranoia.
[ Assuming Because Call Different Distrust Done Folk Go Good Healthy How Indeed Know Movie Paranoia Princess Rose Should Something Think Tv Way Will Writers Wrong]
You want to be a writer, don't know how or when? Find a quiet place, use a humble pen.
[ Find How Humble Know Pen Place Quiet Use Want Writer]
But a writer's contribution is literary and a film is not literary. When you take that stuff off the page, and cast the people who are going to fit into those roles, that's what being a director is.
[ Being Cast Contribution Director Film Fit Going Into Literary Off Page Roles Stuff Take Those 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]
The job of the writer is to make revolution irresistible.
[ Irresistible Job Make Revolution Writer]
What I always meant by that was that I do believe that a lot of directors, and writers, and sometimes producers just lose their edge because they haven't seen anybody or talked to anybody or been with anybody who isn't a kind of replica of themselves for a long period of time.
[ Always Anybody Because Been Believe Directors Edge Haven Just Kind Long Lose Lot Meant Period Producers Replica Seen Sometimes Talked Their Themselves Time Writers]
Writers like teeth are divided into incisors and grinders.
[ Divided Into Teeth Writers]
You write it down because finally, when it's written down you do get it out of your system somewhat.
[ Because Down Finally Get Out Somewhat System Write Written Your]
In spite of advances in technology and changes in the economy, state government still operates on an obsolete 1970s model. We have a typewriter government in an Internet age.
[ Advances Age Changes Economy Government Internet Model Obsolete Operates Spite State Still Technology Typewriter]
The stores and the things like that, the business side of things came out at the point when, I'd say probably in the early '70s, it looked like the year of the singer-songwriter was over, 'cause music changed in our time and the spotlight was out.
[ Business Came Cause Changed Early Looked Music Our Out Over Point Probably Say Side Singer-Songwriter Spotlight Stores Things Time Year]
I would say the secret is to be enthusiastic about everything that comes into your life. To care, to care about people. To be excited about everything that comes close to you. I love to read. And I love to write, mostly.
[ Care Close Comes Enthusiastic Everything Excited Into Life Love Mostly Read Say Secret Would Write Your]
If you are a writer you locate yourself behind a wall of silence and no matter what you are doing, driving a car or walking or doing housework you can still be writing, because you have that space.
[ Because Behind Car Doing Driving Housework Locate Matter Silence Space Still Walking Wall Writer Writing Yourself]