Quotations that match 'writing'.

I admired what my students were writing, but I think their improvement doesn't directly result from me but from being in a class, being with each other.
[ Admired Being Class Directly Each Improvement Other Result Students Their Think Were Writing]
I have a bad tendency to get rapidly bored with my own material, so rewriting is hard for me. I mean, I already know the story and would rather read something new.
[ Already Bad Bored Get Hard Know Material Mean New Own Rapidly Rather Read Rewriting Something Story Tendency Would]
Fantasy is totally wide open; all you really have to do is follow the rules you've set. But if you're writing about science, you have to first learn what you're writing about.
[ Fantasy First Follow Learn Open Really Rules Science Set Totally Wide Writing]
A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery.
[ Dinner Doing Embroidery Essay Painting Party Picture Revolution Writing]
Herman has taken to writing poetry. You need not tell anyone, for you know how such things get around.
[ Anyone Around Get Herman How Know Need Poetry Such Taken Tell Things Writing]
I try not to worry about rewriting books that worked well the first time. I'm too busy writing new books to worry about things that are already in print.
[ Already Books Busy First New Print Rewriting Things Time Too Try Well Worked Worry Writing]
Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork - reading, writing, thinking - can.
[ Amuse Beauty Reading Thinking Writing]
There's a certain point, when you're writing autobiographical stuff, where you don't want to misrepresent yourself. It would be dishonest.
[ Autobiographical Certain Dishonest Point Stuff Want Where Would Writing Yourself]
I feel for Veronica Mars so much when I'm watching at home. It is a wonderful story. The writing is consistently funny, biting, charming, heart-wrenching, etc. I also like the look of it. The cinematography - different from any other show.
[ Also Any Biting Charming Cinematography Consistently Different Etc Feel Funny Home Look Mars Much Other Show Story Veronica Watching Wonderful Writing]
I have no interest in writing, directing or producing.
[ Directing Interest Producing Writing]
Traditional songwriting, to us, is where the experimental nature comes in. We're all involved with so much outside activity with really hardcore, experimental music-making.
[ Activity Comes Experimental Hardcore Involved Much Nature Outside Really Songwriting Traditional Us Where]
Writing is the only thing I've ever done with persistence, except for being married.
[ Being Done Ever Except Married Only Persistence Thing Writing]
Now the writing in the head, I definitely do every day, thinking about how I want to phrase something or how I'd like to rephrase something I've already written.
[ Already Day Definitely Every Head How Now Phrase Something Thinking Want Writing Written]
The studios don't seem to foster good writing. They're not so interested in that, but they're more interested in what worked most recently. They're definitely very serious about making money, and that's not a wrong thing, but you don't have to make money the same way all the time.
[ Definitely Foster Good Interested Make Making Money More Most Recently Same Seem Serious Studios Thing Time Very Way Worked Writing Wrong]
When you use words, you're able to keep your mind alive. Writing is my way of reaffirming my own existence.
[ Able Alive Existence Keep Mind Own Reaffirming Use Way Words Writing Your]
You write with ease to show your breeding, but easy writing's curst hard reading.
[ Breeding Ease Easy Hard Reading Show Write Writing Your]
Certainly the plagiarism, and dealing with the fallout of it, was the most difficult thing I've ever faced since I started writing.
[ Certainly Dealing Difficult Ever Faced Fallout Most Plagiarism Since Started Thing Writing]
And after about two years, I realized that creative writing was not going to help you ace those biological tests. So I switched over to journalism. I didn't graduate with honors, but I did graduate on time and with some doing.
[ Ace After Biological Creative Did Doing Going Graduate Help Honors Journalism Over Realized Some Switched Tests Those Time Two Writing Years]
I used to write sonnets and various things, and moved from there into writing prose, which, incidentally, is a lot more interesting than poetry, including the rhythms of prose.
[ Incidentally Including Interesting Into Lot More Moved Poetry Prose Rhythms Sonnets Than Things Used Various Which Write Writing]
I started writing when I was about thirteen.
[ Started Thirteen Writing]
I refrained from writing another one, thinking to myself: Never mind, I will prove that I am able to become a greater scientist than some of you, even without the title of doctor.
[ Able Am Another Become Doctor Even Greater Mind Myself Never Prove Scientist Some Than Thinking Title Will Without Writing]
I think some of the best modern writing comes now from travellers.
[ Best Comes Modern Now Some Think Travellers Writing]
I'm trying my hand at writing. I'm writing a couple of projects for HBO, a half hour comedy and a miniseries.
[ Comedy Couple Half Hand Hbo Hour Projects Trying Writing]
Sometimes things in life take a few years to digest, and they find their way into the work later on. Sometimes I'm writing about things from eight years ago-they just took a long time to distill and come out in the appropriate way.
[ Appropriate Come Digest Distill Eight Few Find Into Just Later Life Long Out Sometimes Take Their Things Time Took Way Work Writing Years]
I lost that excitement I had when I first started out. It was all about the need to just get a job, and so I found the joy again when I was writing Deuce Bigelow. I was laughing so hard and along with my writing partner at the time, simply laughing until we cried.
[ Again Along Cried Excitement First Found Get Had Hard Job Joy Just Laughing Lost Need Out Partner Simply Started Time Until Writing]
Failure in the theater is more dramatic and uglier than any other form of writing. It costs so much, you feel so guilty.
[ Any Costs Dramatic Failure Feel Form Guilty More Much Other Than Theater Uglier Writing]
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]
Getting even is one reason for writing.
[ Even Getting Reason Writing]
Writing is the beast unto itself.
[ Beast Itself Unto Writing]
I think I'm in a really nice position, where I'm sure I could do another show if I wanted to do one, but right now the main thing in my mind is writing songs.
[ Another Could Main Mind Nice Now Position Really Right Show Songs Sure Thing Think Wanted Where Writing]
I've had those people very interested in my writing. Since I think of myself as a composer, I feel really good. I've had lots of guys call me up. I've gotten two or three commissions to write things. I've written lots of movie scores.
[ Call Commissions Composer Feel Good Gotten Guys Had Interested Lots Movie Myself Really Scores Since Things Think Those Three Two Up Very Write Writing Written]
Would you not like to try all sorts of lives - one is so very small - but that is the satisfaction of writing - one can impersonate so many people.
[ Impersonate Lives Many Satisfaction Small Sorts Try Very Would Writing]
In twenty years I've never had a day when I didn't have to think about someone else's needs. And this means the writing has to be fitted around it.
[ Around Day Else Fitted Had Means Needs Never Someone Think Twenty Writing Years]
The problem with writing about religion is that you run the risk of offending sincerely religious people, and then they come after you with machetes.
[ After Come Offending Problem Religion Religious Risk Run Sincerely Then Writing]
I had a problem with cops pulling me over all the time for speeding. When I was doing Hill Street Blues, the cops said how much they loved the show as they were writing me up; meanwhile my insurance went through the roof.
[ Blues Cops Doing Had Hill How Insurance Loved Meanwhile Much Over Problem Pulling Roof Said Show Speeding Street Through Time Up Went Were Writing]
I got that experience through dating dozens of men for six years after college, getting an entry level magazine job at 21, working in the fiction department at Good Housekeeping and then working as a fashion editor there as well as writing many articles for the magazine.
[ After Articles College Dating Department Dozens Editor Entry Experience Fashion Fiction Getting Good Got Housekeeping Job Level Magazine Many Men Six Then Through Well Working Writing Years]
Louis Pasteur said, 'Chance favors the prepared mind.' If you're really engaged in the writing, you'll work yourself out of whatever jam you find yourself in.
[ Chance Engaged Favors Find Jam Louis Mind Out Prepared Really Said Whatever Work Writing Yourself]
I was always drawn to Broadway musicals, and obviously composers like Gershwin, Rodgers, Berlin and Porter were writing music that I found wildly impressive.
[ Always Berlin Broadway Composers Drawn Found Gershwin Impressive Music Musicals Obviously Porter Rodgers Were Wildly Writing]
I hate thinking about it, teaching about it, and writing about it. But the plain truth is that hell is real and real people go there for eternity.
[ Eternity Go Hate Hell Plain Real Teaching Thinking Truth Writing]
However, please allow me to say that the fundamental style of my writing has been to start from my personal matters and then to link it up with society, the state and the world.
[ Allow Been Fundamental However Link Matters Personal Please Say Society Start State Style Then Up World Writing]
It's much like writing a screenplay with someone else and that's how we view it, I think.
[ Else How Much Screenplay Someone Think View Writing]
I have writing songs on my own for about six years.
[ Own Six Songs Writing Years]
Which, of course, isn't the point of writing - but it would be nice if, along with the creative satisfaction of writing and seeing my work in print, I could do more than merely scrape a living. Okay, moaning over.
[ Along Could Course Creative Living Merely Moaning More Nice Okay Over Point Print Satisfaction Scrape Seeing Than Which Work Would Writing]
I'm more interested in writing than in performing.
[ Interested More Performing Than Writing]
Writing a book for me, I expect, is very similar to the experience of reading the book for my readers.
[ Book Expect Experience Readers Reading Similar Very Writing]
I think the writing of literature should give pleasure. What else should it be about? It is not nuclear physics. It actually has to give pleasure or it is worth nothing.
[ Actually Else Give Literature Nothing Nuclear Physics Pleasure Should Think Worth Writing]
Learn your instrument. Be honest. Don't do anything phony. There is so much crap floating around. There is plenty of room for a bit of honest writing.
[ Anything Around Bit Crap Floating Honest Instrument Learn Much Phony Plenty Room Writing Your]
I was burned out. I think I was just exhausted. It was a very intense five years. We didn't stop. It was constant touring, constant writing, recording.
[ Burned Constant Exhausted Five Intense Just Out Recording Stop Think Touring Very Writing Years]
People say my music is English. I don't know what it is. Maybe it's not me writing English music, but that English music is becoming more like me.
[ Becoming English Know Maybe More Music Say Writing]
I hate writing.
[ Hate Writing]
I fell into lyric writing because of music. I backed into it.
[ Backed Because Fell Into Lyric Music Writing]
I wanted to play rock and roll when I started playing. Nobody at that time ever thought about songwriting. You sang songs, that's all. You sang other people's songs. That's all there were.
[ Ever Nobody Other Play Playing Rock Roll Sang Songs Songwriting Started Thought Time Wanted Were]
I was very happy sitting alone at a dining room table, writing a script.
[ Alone Dining Happy Room Script Sitting Table Very Writing]
That is my major concern: writers who are in prison for writing.
[ Concern Major Prison Writers Writing]
Looking back, I imagine I was always writing. Twaddle it was too. But better far write twaddle or anything, anything, than nothing at all.
[ Always Anything Back Better Far Imagine Looking Nothing Than Too Write Writing]
I spent as much time writing proposals in '98 and '99 as I did writing scripts.
[ Did Much Proposals Scripts Spent Time Writing]
Maybe the example of Southern fiction writing has been so powerful that Southern poets have sort of keyed themselves to that.
[ Been Example Fiction Maybe Poets Powerful Sort Southern Themselves Writing]
I believe that, like most writers, my personality comes through in the fiction. So in that respect my writing can't be like any other author's really.
[ Any Author Believe Comes Fiction Most Other Personality Really Respect Through Writers Writing]
I didn't really start writing music or lyrics or turning them into songs until I went to San Francisco.
[ Francisco Into Lyrics Music Really San Songs Start Them Turning Until Went Writing]
Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good.
[ Either Endeavoring Entirely Good Idle Meditating Never Praying Public Reading Something Writing]
I still can't decide which is more fun - reading or writing.
[ Decide Fun More Reading Still Which Writing]
The funny thing is, the music that I'm writing now is probably some of the most cutting edge we've ever done. The music that I'm thinking about putting on our next album.
[ Album Cutting Done Edge Ever Funny Most Music Next Now Our Probably Putting Some Thing Thinking Writing]
He was certainly in a confused state. I used to go and visit him in Callan Park. They were really - to me they were the best poets those two writing in those days but it wasn't very encouraging because, well, they weren't getting far were they?
[ Because Best Certainly Confused Days Encouraging Far Getting Go Him Park Poets Really State Those Two Used Very Visit Well Were Weren Writing]
At the same time, it's a family story and more of an epic. I needed the third-person. I tried to give a sense that Cal, in writing his story, is perhaps inventing his past as much as recalling it.
[ Cal Epic Family Give His Inventing More Much Needed Past Perhaps Recalling Same Sense Story Time Tried Writing]
My only real claim to anyone's attention lies in my writing.
[ Anyone Attention Claim Lies Only Real Writing]
They're hit writers. They're gonna write me a hit whether I wanted it or not you know? I could have put out a single a year ago with the Neptunes and maybe been writing now on top but that was not the path that I chose.
[ Ago Been Chose Could Gonna Hit Know Maybe Neptunes Now Out Path Put Single Top Wanted Whether Write Writers Writing Year]
If I did anything 'next,' I would do writing.
[ Anything Did Next Would Writing]
You can get stale writing with each other for a while.
[ Each Get Other Stale While Writing]
I write about five thousand words a day, when working on a book, about three thousand a day if I'm writing a short story. I take long periods off between projects, when I read a lot, garden, and think about the next book or stories.
[ Between Book Day Five Garden Long Lot Next Off Periods Projects Read Short Stories Story Take Think Thousand Three Words Working Write Writing]
Artists don't talk about art. Artists talk about work. If I have anything to say to young writers, it's stop thinking of writing as art. Think of it as work.
[ Anything Art Artists Say Stop Talk Think Thinking Work Writers Writing Young]
A good editor understands what you're talking and writing about and doesn't meddle too much.
[ Editor Good Meddle Much Talking Too Understands Writing]
I loved the process of writing.
[ Loved Process Writing]
I don't mind writing so I didn't find that difficult, it's just a question of finding the time to do it. I kind of like the direct connection with the fans actually, it's pretty neat.
[ Actually Connection Difficult Direct Fans Find Finding Just Kind Mind Neat Pretty Question Time Writing]
It seems to me that many writers, by virtue of environments of culture, art and education, slip into writing because of their environments.
[ Art Because Culture Education Environments Into Many Seems Slip Their Virtue Writers Writing]
There is the great creative part of it. The writing is the best part.
[ Best Creative Great Part Writing]
I'm writing a movie about Mozart going to New York in the '60s. I've been reading so many novels.
[ Been Going Many Movie Mozart New Novels Reading Writing York]
Fundamentally, all writing is about the same thing; it's about dying, about the brief flicker of time we have here, and the frustration that it creates.
[ Brief Creates Dying Flicker Frustration Fundamentally Here Same Thing Time Writing]
Not only are Christians writing about Jesus, but also Communists, Jews, atheists and agnostics are taking up their pens to paint a portrait of Jesus.
[ Also Atheists Christians Communists Jesus Jews Only Paint Pens Portrait Taking Their Up Writing]
It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page.
[ Any Been Come Crawled Down Good Just Much Nothing Out Page Seems Sleeve Songs Them Those Words Writing]
When we saw our plane on TV as breaking news, it was the most surreal experience. A lot of the women were crying. There was a gentleman who was writing in his journal and crying. Seeing that isn't easy.
[ Breaking Crying Easy Experience Gentleman His Journal Lot Most News Our Plane Saw Seeing Surreal Tv Were Women Writing]
Even when I think I'm writing really young, they say it's too mature.
[ Even Mature Really Say Think Too Writing Young]
Writing is like jazz. It can be learned, but it can't be taught.
[ Jazz Learned Taught Writing]
No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
[ Dignity Field Learns Much Poem Prosper Race Till Writing]
Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought? Dreams
[ Could Dreaming Find Only Out Thought Writing]
And I ride horses, swim, do a lot of reading, writing.
[ Horses Lot Reading Ride Swim Writing]
The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any.
[ Any Fit Never Notion Only Real Require Rested Solely Suspicion Thing Work Would Writer Writing]
The first writing of the human being was drawing, not writing.
[ Being Drawing First Human Writing]
I have a weird life because I live on songwriting royalties, which are a strange income. Sometimes it rains, sometimes it doesn't.
[ Because Income Life Live Rains Royalties Sometimes Songwriting Strange Weird Which]
I certainly was an actor and then I drifted more towards writing and directing.
[ Actor Certainly Directing Drifted More Then Towards Writing]
The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen.
[ Discipline Down First Happen Making Something Step Toward Writing]
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]
While I'm playing baseball, I'm still writing songs and having tapes sent to me. I'm sure I'll spend a lot of time in the whirlpool resting these tired bones, so I'll be thinking of music then.
[ Baseball Bones Having Lot Music Playing Resting Sent Songs Spend Still Sure Tapes Then These Thinking Time Tired While Writing]
No one likes to work for free. To copy an artist's work and download it free is stealing. It's hard work writing and recording music, and it's morally wrong to steal it.
[ Artist Copy Download Free Hard Likes Morally Music Recording Steal Stealing Work Writing Wrong]
I remember once, when I started writing for the alto saxophone, a saxophonist told me to think of it as being like a cross between an oboe and a viola, but louder.
[ Alto Being Between Cross Louder Once Remember Saxophone Saxophonist Started Think Told Viola Writing]
TV writing is different than other mediums, involving the writer.
[ Different Involving Mediums Other Than Tv Writer Writing]
This is not writing at all. Indeed, I could say that Shakespeare surpasses literature altogether, if I knew what I meant.
[ Altogether Could Indeed Knew Literature Meant Say Shakespeare Surpasses Writing]
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
[ Acceptable Form Schizophrenia Socially Writing]
A computer does not substitute for judgment any more than a pencil substitutes for literacy. But writing without a pencil is no particular advantage.
[ Advantage Any Computer Does Judgment Literacy More Particular Pencil Substitute Substitutes Than Without Writing]
The problem, for me, with the writing programs is that they produce a terrible uniformity of product.
[ Problem Produce Product Programs Terrible Uniformity Writing]
There's such good writing now on television and I don't see a lot of great writing on films sadly.
[ Films Good Great Lot Now Sadly See Such Television Writing]
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]
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 was 37 years old. I wanted to support myself by writing.
[ Myself Old Support Wanted Writing Years]
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
[ Conference Exact Full Maketh Man Reading Ready Writing]
When I went to college I took a creative writing class and decided in a week to be a writer.
[ Class College Creative Decided Took Week Went Writer Writing]
I'm writing a film. With our access to these powerful media, we're going to take over, because it's really disgusting what is put out there now to be consumed.
[ Access Because Consumed Disgusting Film Going Media Now Our Out Over Powerful Put Really Take These Writing]
Re-writing is different from writing. Original writing is very difficult.
[ Different Difficult Original Re-Writing Very Writing]
I don't think the creative writing industry has helped American poetry.
[ American Creative Helped Industry Poetry Think Writing]
But, right now, the situation is that almost all of my writing is out of print.
[ Almost Now Out Print Right Situation Writing]
I remember being out here at the Sunset Marquis, and whoever knocked on the door, I would take that picture that I was writing and I would put that in the typewriter, so when I had the meeting, they would say: 'Oh, you're working on it right now?'
[ Being Door Had Here Knocked Marquis Meeting Now Oh Out Picture Put Remember Right Say Sunset Take Typewriter Whoever Working Would Writing]
I got a book deal without even turning in one shred of a writing sample.
[ Book Deal Even Got Sample Shred Turning Without Writing]
The easy answer is that writing novels is a lot more fun than practicing law.
[ Answer Easy Fun Law Lot More Novels Practicing Than Writing]
Writing in other voices is almost Japanese in the sense that there's a certain formality there which allows me to sidestep the embarrassment of directly expressing to complete strangers the most intimate details of my life.
[ Allows Almost Certain Complete Details Directly Embarrassment Expressing Formality Intimate Japanese Life Most Other Sense Strangers Voices Which Writing]
Do not suppose, dearest Sir, that I am so short-sighted as to destroy my life by English preaching, or any other preaching. St. Paul did much good by his preaching, but how much more by his writings.
[ Am Any Dearest Destroy Did English Good His How Life More Much Other Paul Preaching Sir St Suppose Writings]
I went to college, though I didn't take many writing courses.
[ College Courses Many Take Though Went Writing]
Even this vein of writing is so foreign to me that I am amazed.
[ Am Amazed Even Foreign Vein Writing]
I was a writer. I just wasn't a very good one. I was lucky enough to have a playwriting teacher who told me that I'd be a better actor than I would a playwright.
[ Actor Better Enough Good Just Lucky Playwright Playwriting Teacher Than Told Very Would Writer]
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]
Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader - not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.
[ Being Evoke Fact Feeling Good Rained Raining Reader Sensation Supposed Upon Writing]
Writing is hard work and bad for the health.
[ Bad Hard Health Work Writing]
I was writing notes, but not composing poems. The Hunter began to develop out of this fragmented process.
[ Began Composing Develop Fragmented Hunter Notes Out Poems Process Writing]
I had been writing for about twelve years. I knew pretty well how you could find things out, but I had never been trained in an academic way how to go about the research.
[ Academic Been Could Find Go Had How Knew Never Out Pretty Research Things Trained Twelve Way Well Writing Years]
I should add that it is open to debate whether what we call the writing of history these days is truly scientific.
[ Add Call Days Debate History Open Scientific Should These Truly Whether Writing]
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]
These matters having been arranged, I had a temporary awning erected near the river, and was for three or four days busily employed writing an account of our journey for the Governor's information.
[ Account Arranged Been Busily Days Employed Erected Four Governor Had Having Information Journey Matters Near Our River Temporary These Three Writing]
No, absolutely not, writing doesn't have to be like a jigsaw puzzle, it can be a very linear undertaking.
[ Absolutely Jigsaw Linear Puzzle Undertaking Very Writing]
When I'm not writing, I read loads of fiction, but I've been writing quite constantly lately so I've been reading a lot of nonfiction - philosophy, religion, science, history, social or cultural studies.
[ Been Constantly Cultural Fiction History Lately Loads Lot Nonfiction Philosophy Quite Read Reading Religion Science Social Studies Writing]
I don't know if you've ever tried writing a Doctor Who story, but it's a lot more difficult than it initially appears, especially if you've got more than one assistant.
[ Appears Assistant Difficult Doctor Especially Ever Got Initially Know Lot More Story Than Tried Writing]
I want to be as honest as I can about the things I've been through - the sorrows and joys, victories and defeats - and to use those experiences as a well to draw from. Hopefully, the songs that result from that kind of writing will be songs that mean something to others.
[ Been Defeats Draw Experiences Honest Hopefully Joys Kind Mean Others Result Something Songs Sorrows Things Those Through Use Victories Want Well Will Writing]
We had offers to go everywhere and we could have done them. But what would have been the point? We were tired. We had worked hard and needed a break before we got stale. We spent six months at home and writing songs.
[ Been Before Break Could Done Everywhere Go Got Had Hard Home Months Needed Offers Point Six Songs Spent Stale Them Tired Were Worked Would Writing]
We never let go. Ever. Even with punctuation. It's frightening. I can't see anyone from any record company ever writing an email to Neil and not getting it back, with corrections.
[ Any Anyone Back Company Corrections Email Even Ever Frightening Getting Go Neil Never Punctuation Record See Writing]
I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.
[ Always Deep Empty Fed Learned Never Night Part Refill Something Springs Still Stop Well Writing]
Fantastic writing in English is kind of disreputable, but fantastic writing in translation is the summit.
[ Disreputable English Fantastic Kind Summit Translation Writing]
Ira Gershwin, shame on him. I mean, some of the writing.
[ Gershwin Him Ira Mean Shame Some Writing]
However far fiction writers stray from their own lives and experiences - and I stray pretty far from mine - I think, ultimately, that we may be writing what we need to write in some way, albeit unconsciously.
[ Albeit Experiences Far Fiction However Lives May Mine Need Own Pretty Some Stray Their Think Ultimately Unconsciously Way Write Writers Writing]
They're mostly done before we went into the studio, although I do like writing in the studio.
[ Although Before Done Into Mostly Studio Went Writing]
I had casually rented an apartment that cost $75 a month because I expected my writing to pay my way.
[ Apartment Because Casually Cost Expected Had Month Pay Rented Way Writing]
I think of myself as a writer who happens to be doing his writing as an anthropologist.
[ Anthropologist Doing Happens His Myself Think Writer Writing]
As somebody who's been writing about this subject for getting on twenty years now, it's astonishing how the climate has changed in the last five years.
[ Astonishing Been Changed Climate Five Getting How Last Now Somebody Subject Twenty Writing Years]
I don't remember deciding to become a writer. You decide to become a dentist or a postman. For me, writing is like being gay. You finally admit that this is who you are, you come out and hope that no one runs away.
[ Admit Away Become Being Come Decide Deciding Dentist Finally Gay Hope Out Postman Remember Runs Writer Writing]
I have always used emotion as a writing tool. That goes back to me being on the stage.
[ Always Back Being Emotion Goes Stage Tool Used Writing]
We expect to keep our writing sessions going until late spring, then to play some new material in a few secret club dates. The record will likely take a long time and may not surface until 1999!
[ Club Dates Expect Few Going Keep Late Likely Long Material May New Our Play Record Secret Sessions Some Spring Surface Take Then Time Until Will Writing]
Writing a novel is not merely going on a shopping expedition across the border to an unreal land: it is hours and years spent in the factories, the streets, the cathedrals of the imagination.
[ Across Border Cathedrals Expedition Factories Going Hours Imagination Land Merely Novel Shopping Spent Streets Unreal Writing Years]
Reading, like writing, is a creative act. If readers only bring a narrow range of themselves to the book, then they'll only see their narrow range reflected in it.
[ Act Book Bring Creative Narrow Only Range Readers Reading Reflected See Their Themselves Then Writing]
I've been criticised for writing in too complex a manner for younger people.
[ Been Complex Criticised Manner Too Writing Younger]
Providing a writer isn't put off by conventions - and some are - attending them can be a nice break from the necessary isolation of writing.
[ Attending Break Conventions Isolation Necessary Nice Off Providing Put Some Them Writer Writing]
Life sometimes gets in the way of writing.
[ Gets Life Sometimes Way Writing]
Black people were very angry with me for writing the book. A lot of people didn't believe me, or didn't want to believe me, and that used to really bother me. It was a very painful and difficult time.
[ Angry Believe Black Book Bother Difficult Lot Painful Really Time Used Very Want Were Writing]
There's a joy in writing short stories, a wonderful sense of reward when you pull certain things off.
[ Certain Joy Off Pull Reward Sense Short Stories Things Wonderful Writing]
Writing is turning one's worst moments into money.
[ Into Moments Money Turning Worst Writing]
It's great fun if you get a good piece of writing and you can pretend to be someone else, tell a story that needs to be told, make some kind of connection. I've always fancied myself as a leading man, but I really doubt whether anyone else sees me that way.
[ Always Anyone Connection Doubt Else Fancied Fun Get Good Great Kind Leading Make Man Myself Needs Piece Pretend Really Sees Some Someone Story Tell Told Way Whether Writing]
I want to release another CD this year, finish writing a screenplay, and make another short film.
[ Another Cd Film Finish Make Release Screenplay Short Want Writing Year]
In our period, they say there is free speech. They say there is no penalty for poets, There is no penalty for writing poems. They say this. This is the penalty.
[ Free Our Penalty Period Poems Poets Say Speech Writing]
The act of writing is a kind of catharsis, a liberation, but I never really concerned myself with that. I write because it interests me.
[ Act Because Catharsis Concerned Interests Kind Liberation Myself Never Really Write Writing]
When I came out of service, the first couple of releases didn't really hit so I just took a little hiatus and sat down to see what was happening. I just glued my ears to the radio and then I started writing - the first hit record that came out was "Everybody Loves a Winner."
[ Came Couple Down Ears Everybody First Glued Happening Hiatus Hit Just Little Loves Out Radio Really Record Releases Sat See Service Started Then Took Winner Writing]
Understand, I had absolutely no interest in writing; I wanted to be a Writer.
[ Absolutely Had Interest Understand Wanted Writer Writing]
One problem was that my direct testimony was in writing, so a lot of people didn't get to see it. I hope they see it, because I think it built a very strong case.
[ Because Built Case Direct Get Hope Lot Problem See Strong Testimony Think Very Writing]
I love new writing, new blood, modern works by unknown writers.
[ Blood Love Modern New Unknown Works Writers Writing]
Robert Jordan, whether he's writing with passion or not, I don't know.
[ Jordan Know Passion Robert Whether Writing]
The creative act is like writing a letter. A letter is a project; you don't sit down to write a letter unless you know what you want to say and to whom you want to say it.
[ Act Creative Down Know Letter Project Say Sit Unless Want Whom Write Writing]
Writings scatter to the winds blank checks in an insane charge. And were they not such flying leaves, there would be no purloined letters.
[ Blank Charge Checks Flying Insane Leaves Letters Scatter Such Were Winds Would Writings]
When I did start writing books, I didn't realize it, but the girls that grew up watching the show became moms.
[ Became Books Did Girls Grew Moms Realize Show Start Up Watching Writing]
Then I discovered I loved writing poetry more than fiction.
[ Discovered Fiction Loved More Poetry Than Then Writing]
Songwriting is my gift from God.
[ Gift God Songwriting]
This at least should be a rule through the letter-writing world: that no angry letter be posted till four-and-twenty hours will have elapsed since it was written.
[ Angry Elapsed Hours Least Letter Posted Rule Should Since Through Till Will World Written]
Just writing and being in the studio was like therapy for me.
[ Being Just Studio Therapy Writing]
David was the kind of guy who was totally supportive of the actors and instructed the writing staff to trust the actor's instincts, since after all, it's the actors playing the character.
[ Actor Actors After Character David Guy Instincts Instructed Kind Playing Since Staff Supportive Totally Trust Writing]
I would love to spend all my time writing to you; I'd love to share with you all that goes through my mind, all that weighs on my heart, all that gives air to my soul; phantoms of art, dreams that would be so beautiful if they could come true.
[ Air Art Beautiful Come Could Dreams Gives Goes Heart Love Mind Phantoms Share Soul Spend Through Time True Weighs Would Writing]
Although I still occasionally paint and draw, my life has now been shaped by my writing.
[ Although Been Draw Life Now Occasionally Paint Shaped Still Writing]
The most fun I ever have is sitting in with Rick writing, and we laugh at our own jokes.
[ Ever Fun Jokes Laugh Most Our Own Rick Sitting Writing]
Well, I had this little notion - I started writing when I was eleven, writing poetry. I was passionately addicted to it; it was my great refuge through adolescence.
[ Addicted Adolescence Eleven Great Had Little Notion Passionately Poetry Refuge Started Through Well Writing]
I've always loved writing.
[ Always Loved Writing]
Well, I think writing is basically about time and rhythm. Like with jazz. You have your basic melody and then you just riff off of it. And the riffs are about timing.
[ Basic Basically Jazz Just Melody Off Rhythm Riff Riffs Then Think Time Timing Well Writing Your]
Allen Ginsberg was a world authority on the writing of William Blake, and had an incredible knowledge of classic literature and world politics.
[ Allen Authority Blake Classic Ginsberg Had Incredible Knowledge Literature Politics William World Writing]
I cling to the fantasy that I could have done something more creative. Like actually writing a script, or writing a book. But the awful truth is that I... probably can't!
[ Actually Awful Book Cling Could Creative Done Fantasy More Probably Script Something Truth Writing]
I very much dislike writing about myself or my work, and when pressed for autobiographical material can only give a bare chronological outline which contains no pertinent facts.
[ Autobiographical Bare Chronological Contains Dislike Facts Give Material Much Myself Only Outline Pertinent Pressed Very Which Work Writing]
The difference between writing a book and being on television is the difference between conceiving a child and having a baby made in a test tube.
[ Baby Being Between Book Child Conceiving Difference Having Made Television Test Tube Writing]
Let's face it, writing is hell.
[ Face Hell Writing]
I have tried to explore the little talent I have for writing.
[ Explore Little Talent Tried Writing]
Writing headlines is a specialty - there are outstanding writers who will tell you they couldn't write a headline to save their lives.
[ Headline Headlines Lives Outstanding Save Specialty Tell Their Will Write Writers Writing]
I got to read some writings by serial killers, and they got inside my head. They were quite disturbing. I read disturbing stuff about that very detached way of manipulating people to do things.
[ Detached Disturbing Got Head Inside Killers Manipulating Quite Read Serial Some Stuff Things Very Way Were Writings]
I have the feeling it will influence my future writing to the extent that without any material worries I could develop a greater ease, even lightheartedness, in my writing.
[ Any Could Develop Ease Even Extent Feeling Future Greater Influence Material Will Without Worries Writing]
I was able to work out all sorts of attitudes to style and event and character, all of which affected the way I came to think about my own writing. I believe that all good writers are original.
[ Able Affected Attitudes Believe Came Character Event Good Original Out Own Sorts Style Think Way Which Work Writers Writing]
Of all those arts in which the wise excel, Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.
[ Arts Chief Excel Masterpiece Nature Those Well Which Wise Writing]
I called the doctor, during writing the book, the psychiatrist who treated me at that time, Dr. Jackson. And I said, Dr. Jackson, whole pieces are missing. I don't understand what happened to me.
[ Book Called Doctor Dr During Happened Jackson Missing Pieces Psychiatrist Said Time Treated Understand Whole Writing]
The language has got to be fully alive - I can't bear dull, flaccid writing myself and I don't see why any reader should put up with it.
[ Alive Any Bear Dull Fully Got Language Myself Put Reader See Should Up Why Writing]
If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water.
[ Above Being Dignity Due Enough Iceberg Knows May Movement Ninth Omit Only Things Water Writer Writing]
When we finish this tour we are going to begin writing and go into the studio to hopefully have a brand new Foreigner album out in early spring next year. This will be the first Foreigner album out in about ten years.
[ Album Begin Brand Early Finish First Foreigner Go Going Hopefully Into New Next Out Spring Studio Ten Tour Will Writing Year Years]
I like to be surprised. Fresh implications and plot twists erupt as a story unfolds. Characters develop backgrounds, adding depth and feeling. Writing feels like exploring.
[ Adding Backgrounds Characters Depth Develop Erupt Exploring Feeling Feels Fresh Implications Plot Story Surprised Twists Unfolds Writing]
I loved writing a book in which, in some ways, it's very, very classical, and in some ways I'm breaking lots of rules about what you can do and what you can't do.
[ Book Breaking Classical Lots Loved Rules Some Very Ways Which Writing]
I have one main reader, Miriam Gomez, my wife. She reads everything I write - I have not finished writing something and she is already reading it.
[ Already Everything Finished Gomez Main Reader Reading Reads She Something Wife Write Writing]
I got done writing Ports of Call and suddenly realized I have far too much material for the book.
[ Book Call Done Far Got Material Much Ports Realized Suddenly Too Writing]
I will carry on writing, to be sure. But I don't know if I would want to publish again after Harry Potter.
[ After Again Carry Harry Know Potter Publish Sure Want Will Would Writing]
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
[ Cannot Destroy Drunk Must Reality Stay Writing]
The difficulty of writing a good theatre play set in new reality was even greater given that the level of similitude to life that is allowed in a film would not work on the stage.
[ Allowed Difficulty Even Film Given Good Greater Level Life New Play Reality Set Similitude Stage Theatre Work Would Writing]
Oh, I had an idea for a pilot of my own at the time, and then Carl sent me about eight scripts and simply I threw my idea out the window because the writing was just so good.
[ Because Carl Eight Good Had Idea Just Oh Out Own Pilot Scripts Sent Simply Then Threw Time Window Writing]
Music is very influential to my writing, as are theater and film.
[ Film Influential Music Theater Very Writing]
For a director and a producer to be named on the writing credits is practically unheard of.
[ Credits Director Named Practically Producer Unheard Writing]
My father could have been deported because on his immigration application he said that he was a printer, obviously because he didn't want them to be checking his writings.
[ Application Because Been Checking Could Deported Father His Immigration Obviously Printer Said Them Want Writings]
I started writing seriously when I was 18, wrote my first novel when I was 22, and I've never stopped writing since.
[ First Never Novel Seriously Since Started Stopped Writing Wrote]
I did a lot of writing for a lot of different kinds of bands that I was in and out of during those five years and that left me with a little body of songs that I liked better when I played alone, so I ended up going out solo and very soon made my first album.
[ Album Alone Bands Better Body Did Different During Ended First Five Going Kinds Left Liked Little Lot Made Out Played Solo Songs Soon Those Up Very Writing Years]
Working within the limitations of the shared world generally made the writing easier, because I didn't have to invent any of the characters or background, which is usually the hardest part.
[ Any Background Because Characters Easier Generally Hardest Invent Limitations Made Part Shared Usually Which Within Working World Writing]
I was a Navy officer writing about Navy problems and I simply stole this lovely Army nurse and popped her into a Navy uniform, where she has done very well for herself.
[ Army Done Her Herself Into Lovely Navy Nurse Officer Popped Problems She Simply Stole Uniform Very Well Where Writing]
Its highest point was The Worst Journey in the World. Then you see this decline, and this harking back, using the 19th-century form when we're not in the 19th century. That way of writing a book about the world out there - you just can't do it anymore.
[ Anymore Back Book Century Decline Form Harking Highest Journey Just Out Point See Then Using Way World Worst Writing]
I do not think men have more talent. There are a great many women in the arts; novelists, painters, sculptors, poets-but the proportion is far lower in the field of song writing.
[ Arts Far Field Great Lower Many Men More Novelists Painters Proportion Sculptors Song Talent Think Women Writing]
Writing a novel is not method acting and I find it easy to step out of it at cocktail hour.
[ Acting Cocktail Easy Find Hour Method Novel Out Step Writing]
Reading Stephen King's book, On Writing, was like being cornered and forced to have a long, drawn out mental enema.
[ Being Book Cornered Drawn Enema Forced King Long Mental Out Reading Stephen Writing]
Writing for young children I find I often use particular jokes with words and exaggerated, funny events, but some of these haunt the more complex stories for older children too.
[ Children Complex Events Exaggerated Find Funny Haunt Jokes More Often Older Particular Some Stories These Too Use Words Writing Young]
I had developed this habit of writing scenarios as a hobby. I would find out which stories had been sold to be made into films and I would write my own treatment and then compare it.
[ Been Compare Developed Films Find Habit Had Hobby Into Made Out Own Scenarios Sold Stories Then Treatment Which Would Write Writing]
Whether it's string writing or whatever, I try to write for what each instrumentalist can do best.
[ Best Each String Try Whatever Whether Write Writing]
It is setting goals and trying to be a business person, but at the same time not losing sight of who you are writing songs for and what your goals are as a songwriter. So believe me, if you think I've got it down I don't it is a constant struggle.
[ Believe Business Constant Down Goals Got Losing Person Same Setting Sight Songs Songwriter Struggle Think Time Trying Writing Your]
I can write for any magazine now, in any voice. I can do it in two hours, I could do it in my sleep, it's like writing a grocery list.
[ Any Could Grocery Hours List Magazine Now Sleep Two Voice Write Writing]
I received a grant from The Ford Foundation to write a book for kids about urban perception, or how people experience cities, but I kept putting off writing it. Instead I started to write what became The Phantom Tollbooth.
[ Became Book Cities Experience Ford Foundation Grant How Instead Kept Kids Off Perception Phantom Putting Received Started Urban Write Writing]
I did not think that I was angry, but clearly anger was reflected in my writing. I did not think that I had been affected emotionally, but it was clear from my writing that I was still very emotional about the trial some six months after it ended.
[ Affected After Anger Angry Been Clear Clearly Did Emotional Emotionally Ended Had Months Reflected Six Some Still Think Trial Very Writing]
I have to have a character worth caring about. I tend not to start writing books about people I don't have a lot of sympathy for because I'm just going to be with them too long.
[ Because Books Caring Character Going Just Long Lot Start Sympathy Tend Them Too Worth Writing]
One of the pleasantest things about book writing is that sometimes it brings one in touch with old friends.
[ Book Brings Friends Old Sometimes Things Touch Writing]
Writing is learning to say nothing, more cleverly each day.
[ Day Each Learning More Nothing Say Writing]
I think plays, like books, are endemic. They grow out of the soil of the writer and the place he's writing about. I think, you just can't move them about, you know.
[ Books Endemic Grow Just Know Move Out Place Plays Soil Them Think Writer Writing]
Writing, I'm convinced, should be a subversive activity - frowned on by the authorities - and not one cooed over and praised beyond common sense by some teacher.
[ Activity Authorities Beyond Common Convinced Frowned Over Praised Sense Should Some Subversive Teacher Writing]
There are quite a few honest songwriters out there writing about relationships and their own personality traits. But for some reason, once they step out of the bedroom, their honesty doesn't seem to come with them.
[ Bedroom Come Few Honest Honesty Once Out Own Personality Quite Reason Relationships Seem Some Songwriters Step Their Them Traits Writing]
Good sense is both the first principal and the parent source of good writing.
[ Both First Good Parent Principal Sense Source Writing]
And writing I think is a gift that you have, the same as acting, in a way.
[ Acting Gift Same Think Way Writing]
I held a variety of jobs - most notably ten years working in universities - and kept on writing.
[ Held Jobs Kept Most Notably Ten Universities Variety Working Writing Years]
When I decided to take writing seriously, I did a lot of reading and analyzing of the books I liked, and came up with what I thought were pretty sound plotting and structure basics.
[ Analyzing Basics Books Came Decided Did Liked Lot Plotting Pretty Reading Seriously Sound Structure Take Thought Up Were Writing]
So that's the dissenter's hope: that they are writing not for today but for tomorrow.
[ Dissenter Hope Today Tomorrow Writing]
We influence singing but never really songwriting.
[ Influence Never Really Singing Songwriting]
Writing is the supreme solace.
[ Solace Supreme Writing]
I continued writing the bad plays which fortunately nobody would produce, just as no one did me the unkindness of publishing my early novels.
[ Bad Continued Did Early Fortunately Just Nobody Novels Plays Produce Publishing Unkindness Which Would Writing]
In my writing, as much as I could, I tried to find the good, and praise it.
[ Could Find Good Much Praise Tried Writing]
The only joy I had was writing what was. That book was. It no longer amuses me to be all the things I was when I wrote that. But it is my story as I was then.
[ Book Had Joy Longer Only Story Then Things Writing Wrote]
I talk to Simon, I write to him. I never used to write a diary. But now I'm writing a diary to him. I think it's not just me, but lots of others, family and friends, can still feel him around.
[ Around Diary Family Feel Friends Him Just Lots Never Now Others Simon Still Talk Think Used Write Writing]
And that's what I've learned too: writing is key.
[ Key Learned Too Writing]
For me, a play is a form of writing which isn't complete until it is interpreted by actors. But it's still a form of writing. And so most of my time is spent thinking about how to write a sentence.
[ Actors Complete Form How Interpreted Most Play Sentence Spent Still Thinking Time Until Which Write Writing]
We went through this business of me writing out all the parts for these old songs from Gravity and Speechless and we'd been performing that, but we don't do that any more.
[ Any Been Business Gravity More Old Out Parts Performing Songs Speechless These Through Went Writing]
To me, all writing is like music. And especially dialogue. I studied music in college; that is what I wanted to be, a composer. Acting got me sidetracked.
[ Acting College Composer Dialogue Especially Got Music Sidetracked Studied Wanted Writing]
I can fairly be called an amateur because I do what I do, in the original sense of the word - for love, because I love it. On the other hand, I think that those of us who make our living writing history can also be called true professionals.
[ Also Amateur Because Called Fairly Hand History Living Love Make Original Other Our Professionals Sense Think Those True Us Word Writing]
How can you stop writing?
[ How Stop Writing]
While you're writing, you can't concentrate nearly as well on what the speaker is saying.
[ Concentrate Nearly Saying Speaker Well While Writing]
I would love to continue in music, with writing... but I am not the kind of person who will hang around if I start to become irrelevant. If that happens, I will bow down gracefully, raise my kids, and have a garden. And I am going to let my hair go gray when I am older. I don't need to be blonde when I'm 60!
[ Am Around Become Blonde Bow Continue Down Garden Go Going Gracefully Gray Hair Hang Happens Irrelevant Kids Kind Love Music Need Older Person Raise Start Will Would Writing]
I'm not happy when I'm writing, but I'm more unhappy when I'm not.
[ Happy More Unhappy Writing]
Some major writers have a huge impact, like Ayn Rand, who to my mind is a lousy fiction writer because her writing has no compassion and virtually no humor. She has a philosophical and economical message that she is passing off as fiction, but it really isn't fiction at all.
[ Ayn Because Compassion Economical Fiction Her Huge Humor Impact Lousy Major Message Mind Off Passing Philosophical Rand Really She Some Virtually Writer Writers Writing]
I think one of the things about writing in the studio is that the song hasn't matured, if you like, so quite often the vocals are early attempts. Whereas once you've taken it out on the road a bit, you learn more about a song.
[ Attempts Bit Early Hasn Learn Matured More Often Once Out Quite Road Song Studio Taken Things Think Vocals Whereas Writing]
When I began writing science fiction in the middle '60s, it seemed very easy to find ideas that took decades to percolate into the cultural consciousness; now the lead time seems more like eighteen months.
[ Began Consciousness Cultural Decades Easy Eighteen Fiction Find Ideas Into Lead Middle Months More Now Science Seemed Seems Time Took Very Writing]
Although I enjoyed writing Film Music it was always a means to an end, in that it enabled me to keep a wife and family and write my classical music, which has always been my passion.
[ Although Always Been Classical Enabled End Enjoyed Family Film Keep Means Music Passion Which Wife Write Writing]
I also believe that writing becomes worthwhile and vitalized only through a full and exciting life.
[ Also Becomes Believe Exciting Full Life Only Through Worthwhile Writing]
I teach one semester a year, and this year I'm just teaching one course during that semester, a writing workshop for older students in their late 20s and early 30s, people in our graduate program who are already working on a manuscript and trying to bring it to completion.
[ Already Bring Completion Course During Early Graduate Just Late Manuscript Older Our Program Semester Students Teach Teaching Their Trying Working Workshop Writing Year]
Among all kinds of Writing, there is none in which Authors are more apt to miscarry than in Works of Humour, as there is none in which they are more ambitious to excel.
[ Ambitious Among Apt Authors Excel Humour Kinds More None Than Which Works Writing]
I don't think you get to good writing unless you expose yourself and your feelings. Deep songs don't come from the surface; they come from the deep down. The poetry and the songs that you are suppose to write, I believe are in your heart.
[ Believe Come Deep Down Expose Feelings Get Good Heart Poetry Songs Suppose Surface Think Unless Write Writing Your Yourself]
He is not in the least arrogant. The last album was written in a room in Sussex. He was like a mad professor, spending all day writing and then coming out with brilliant tunes.
[ Album Arrogant Brilliant Coming Day Last Least Mad Out Professor Room Spending Sussex Then Tunes Writing Written]
Very curious, at the age of about 13 years, Oswald began to study Marxism and he kept on in his writing, affirming that he was a Marxist. Probably he did want to show himself as a great, supreme Marxist.
[ Affirming Age Began Curious Did Great Himself His Kept Marxism Marxist Oswald Probably Show Study Supreme Very Want Writing Years]
I don't keep any copy of my books around... they would embarass me. When I finish writing my books, I kick them in the belly, and have done with them.
[ Any Around Belly Books Copy Done Finish Keep Kick Them Would Writing]
I'm passionate again about writing. This is important to me; it's got to be the comeback book.
[ Again Book Comeback Got Important Passionate Writing]
Writing is hard work. Generating stories that catch people's attention and holding it are very difficult.
[ Attention Catch Difficult Generating Hard Holding Stories Very Work Writing]
It did not prepare me for writing or "Power of Attorney." However, what it did is that it forced me out of the DA's office. I stopped getting that county check.
[ Attorney Check County Did Forced Getting However Office Out Power Prepare Stopped Writing]
Publishing is a business. Writing may be art, but publishing, when all is said and done, comes down to dollars.
[ Art Business Comes Dollars Done Down May Publishing Said Writing]
The best way to learn about writing is to study the work of other writers you admire.
[ Admire Best Learn Other Study Way Work Writers Writing]
Writing comes more easily if you have something to say.
[ Comes Easily More Say Something Writing]
In this world of doubt, one thing is certain for me; that I will go on writing songs up to and - I hope, through heavenly means or diabolical - beyond the day I die.
[ Beyond Certain Day Diabolical Die Doubt Go Heavenly Hope Means Songs Thing Through Up Will World Writing]
The beautiful part of writing is that you don't have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon. You can always do it better, find the exact word, the apt phrase, the leaping simile.
[ Always Apt Beautiful Better Brain Exact Find First Get Leaping Part Phrase Right Say Surgeon Time Unlike Word Writing]
I began writing a book on love because I felt that the United States is moving away from love.
[ Away Because Began Book Felt Love Moving States United Writing]
Neither of my parents has been very sensitive about my writing.
[ Been Neither Parents Sensitive Very Writing]
Is there something to be said for the writings of the Marquis? Is there something to be said for pornography? And is there something to be said against both? I hope our film is balanced and rich enough to encourage debate and discussion.
[ Against Balanced Both Debate Discussion Encourage Enough Film Hope Marquis Our Rich Said Something Writings]
The lyrics came out of necessity. When we started writing the record, we started in a more fusion environment and that got boring really quick and that wasn't what we were about on an organic level.
[ Boring Came Environment Fusion Got Level Lyrics More Necessity Organic Out Quick Really Record Started Were Writing]
I'm not one for walking the beaches humming a melody. I love the discipline of sitting in the studio, writing and listening. That is my domain.
[ Beaches Discipline Domain Humming Listening Love Melody Sitting Studio Walking Writing]
There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
[ Knows Novel Rules Three Unfortunately Writing]
There is no other way of writing a novel than to begin at the beginning at to continue to the end.
[ Begin Beginning Continue End Novel Other Than Way Writing]
What is difficult is the promotion, balancing the public side of a writer's life with the writing. I think that's something a lot of writers are having to face. Writers have become much more public now.
[ Balancing Become Difficult Face Having Life Lot More Much Now Promotion Public Side Something Think Writer Writers Writing]
So I learnt a few country western songs, I bought a chord book, and right away I started writing my own stuff, which nobody else did that, I don't know why.
[ Away Book Bought Chord Country Did Else Few Know Learnt Nobody Own Right Songs Started Stuff Western Which Why Writing]
I did not think much what I was writing them for, except that I knew I wanted my next novel to be in some less conventional form than straight narrative.
[ Conventional Did Except Form Knew Less Much Narrative Next Novel Some Straight Than Them Think Wanted Writing]
The writing of the wise are the only riches our posterity cannot squander.
[ Cannot Only Our Posterity Riches Squander Wise Writing]
I did not have one bad spell during writing - an unprecedented record.
[ Bad Did During Record Spell Unprecedented Writing]
That element of surprise is what I look for when I am writing. It is my way of judging what I am doing - which is never an easy thing to do.
[ Am Doing Easy Element Judging Look Never Surprise Thing Way Which Writing]
Writing a song is much like being an author. Yes, we all have tools to write (everyone has a brain I hope!), but that doesn't all of a sudden make us best selling authors.
[ Author Authors Being Best Brain Everyone Hope Make Much Selling Song Sudden Tools Us Write Writing Yes]
Time spent researching varies from book to book. Some novels require months, even years of research, others very little. I try to do most of my research before I begin but inevitably questions emerge during the writing.
[ Before Begin Book During Emerge Even Inevitably Little Months Most Novels Others Questions Require Research Researching Some Spent Time Try Varies Very Writing Years]
Given the devaluation of literature and of the study of foreign languages per se in the United States, as well as the preponderance of theory over text in graduate literature studies, creative writing programs keep literature courses populated.
[ Courses Creative Foreign Given Graduate Keep Languages Literature Over Per Populated Preponderance Programs Se States Studies Study Text Theory United Well Writing]
As for the historical inspirations I drew on in writing The Snow Queen, I suppose I would call them more cross-cultural inspirations, though they frequently involve past societies as well as present day ones.
[ Call Day Drew Frequently Historical Inspirations Involve More Ones Past Present Queen Snow Societies Suppose Them Though Well Would Writing]
After working as a journalist I went to a writing program at Johns Hopkins. It was interesting because it was neither journalistic nor historical, but it emphasized writing style, and afterwards I was asked to write my first book.
[ After Afterwards Asked Because Book Emphasized First Historical Hopkins Interesting Johns Journalist Journalistic Neither Nor Program Style Went Working Write Writing]
Right now we're in the process of writing new material for a new record.
[ Material New Now Process Record Right Writing]
People think my work is therapeutic. I don't see it that way. It's not like I'm saving money from a weekly therapy visit by writing down my life.
[ Down Life Money Saving See Therapeutic Therapy Think Visit Way Weekly Work Writing]
My major aim in writing is to set out flags and issue wake-up calls.
[ Aim Calls Flags Issue Major Out Set Wake-Up Writing]
The process of rewriting is enjoyable, because you're not in that existential panic when you don't have a novel at all.
[ Because Enjoyable Existential Novel Panic Process Rewriting]
Writing this record let me recapture who I am. It is summed up in the title Be Not Nobody. You need to feel comfortable in your skin and do whatever you need to do for yourself, to heal or to grow.
[ Am Comfortable Feel Grow Heal Need Nobody Recapture Record Skin Summed Title Up Whatever Writing Your Yourself]
Book writing is a little different because, in my case, my editor is a year younger than me and basically has the same sensibility as me.
[ Basically Because Book Case Different Editor Little Same Sensibility Than Writing Year Younger]
Writing the last page of the first draft is the most enjoyable moment in writing. It's one of the most enjoyable moments in life, period.
[ Draft Enjoyable First Last Life Moment Moments Most Page Period Writing]
The problem is when you are writing something in retrospective, it needs a lot of courage not to change, or you will forget a certain reality, and you will just take in consideration your view today.
[ Certain Change Consideration Courage Forget Just Lot Needs Problem Reality Retrospective Something Take Today View Will Writing Your]
Writing, yeah. Me and my friend Scott Bloom just finished the first rough draft of a script. It's taken us three years to do, but we finally got a first draft. And we'll see whatever happens with that.
[ Bloom Draft Finally Finished First Friend Got Happens Just Rough Scott Script See Taken Three Us Whatever Writing Yeah Years]
It is always pleasant to learn that someone takes an interest in a work which one enjoyed writing.
[ Always Enjoyed Interest Learn Pleasant Someone Takes Which Work Writing]
I realised that the only time I really enjoyed music was when I was in the studio writing. So even though it was a six album deal, they saw quite early on that I wasn't enjoying it as I should be. I didn't feel there was anything behind it.
[ Album Anything Behind Deal Early Enjoyed Enjoying Even Feel Music Only Quite Realised Really Saw Should Six Studio Though Time Writing]
I plan less and less. It's a great benefit of writing lots, that you get good at holding long narratives in your head like a virtual space.
[ Benefit Get Good Great Head Holding Less Long Lots Narratives Plan Space Virtual Writing Your]
The way they were writing Christine as this older woman who got married, which she shouldn't have. Obviously got divorced right away. Reached the glass ceiling in the police precinct. So there is a part of her that died because she knows she couldn't go any farther.
[ Any Away Because Ceiling Christine Died Divorced Farther Glass Go Got Her Knows Married Obviously Older Part Police Precinct Reached Right She Way Were Which Woman Writing]
Where I've arrived now is the product of mixing the very straight with the very exploratory; there's a fine line between the two, although it tends to be getting straighter and straighter because my songwriting is getting better.
[ Although Arrived Because Better Between Fine Getting Line Mixing Now Product Songwriting Straight Straighter Tends Two Very Where]
I've read somewhere that when you're writing, you should stop while you're doing well so you always want to go back to work.
[ Always Back Doing Go Read Should Somewhere Stop Want Well While Work Writing]
I went to college, but I learned to write by reading - and writing.
[ College Learned Reading Went Write Writing]
Of course the playing is important but writing and the establishing of what you are going for is prime too.
[ Course Establishing Going Important Playing Prime Too Writing]
The reason is that they define how I have gone about my business. I have trusted to intuition. I did it at the beginning. I do it even now. I have no idea how things might turn out, where in my writing I might go next.
[ Beginning Business Define Did Even Go Gone How Idea Intuition Might Next Now Out Reason Things Trusted Turn Where Writing]
I've done that quite often, but I've got to be quite honest... as much as you would want to only do one at a time, sometimes projects overlap and there's nothing you can do. Sometimes you to have begin writing a new project just as you're finishing off another.
[ Another Begin Done Finishing Got Honest Just Much New Nothing Off Often Only Overlap Project Projects Quite Sometimes Time Want Would Writing]
The United States has made a massive effort since the end of the Second World War to secure the dominance of its films in foreign markets - an achievement generally pushed home politically, by writing clauses into various treaties and aid packages.
[ Achievement Aid Clauses Dominance Effort End Films Foreign Generally Home Into Made Markets Massive Packages Politically Pushed Second Secure Since States Treaties United Various War World Writing]
Then you start another book and suddenly the galley proofs of the last one come in and you have to wrench your attention away from what you're writing and try to remember what you were thinking when you wrote the previous one.
[ Another Attention Away Book Come Last Previous Proofs Remember Start Suddenly Then Thinking Try Were Wrench Writing Wrote Your]
I tend to read more nonfiction, really, because when I'm writing I don't like to read other fiction.
[ Because Fiction More Nonfiction Other Read Really Tend Writing]
I love the art form of songwriting. I get to carry a lot of vibes to a lot of people. My songs are all about the human condition, and people will be able to find themselves in my songs.
[ Able Art Carry Condition Find Form Get Human Lot Love Songs Songwriting Themselves Vibes Will]
God is love, but get it in writing.
[ Get God Love Writing]
I suppose more than anything, it's the way of life in this part of the country that influences my writing. In Eastern North Carolina, with the exception of Wilmington, most people live in small towns.
[ Anything Carolina Country Eastern Exception Influences Life Live More Most North Part Small Suppose Than Towns Way Wilmington Writing]
I tend to be a subscriber to the idea that you have everything you need by the time you're 12 years old to do interesting writing for most of the rest of your life - certainly by the time you're 18.
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In the writing of memoirs, as in the production of shows, too much caution causes the audience to nod and think of other channels.
[ Audience Causes Caution Channels Memoirs Much Nod Other Production Shows Think Too Writing]
My other advice is to start writing songs and singing right away.
[ Advice Away Other Right Singing Songs Start Writing]
I got a scholarship to Seattle University and I was writing arrangements for singers and everybody. But the music course was too dry and I really wanted to get away from home.
[ Arrangements Away Course Dry Everybody Get Got Home Music Really Scholarship Seattle Singers Too University Wanted Writing]
When I'm writing for Esquire, my conscious thought is, I'm not writing for American Scholar.
[ American Conscious Esquire Scholar Thought Writing]
It was Noel Coward whose technique I envied and tried to emulate. I collected all his records and writing.
[ Collected Coward Emulate Envied His Noel Records Technique Tried Whose Writing]
The Fat Mattress consisted of people I'd played with before joining the 'Experience and it was put together as a song writing situation.
[ Before Consisted Experience Fat Joining Mattress Played Put Situation Song Together Writing]
If I don't feel like writing today or for a few days, I don't. And I don't think about it. It is not an obligation-it is the greatest privilege.
[ Days Feel Few Greatest Privilege Think Today Writing]
I wrote the first book, Harvest of Stars, and as I was writing it, I saw that certain implications had barely been touched on... It's perfectly obvious that two completely revolutionary things are going on, with cybernetics, and biological science.
[ Barely Been Biological Book Certain Completely First Going Had Harvest Implications Obvious Perfectly Revolutionary Saw Science Stars Things Touched Two Writing Wrote]
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]
Shakespeare was a dramatist of note who lived by writing things to quote.
[ Dramatist Lived Note Quote Shakespeare Things Writing]
I don't think I've ever read an old book through from start to finish. Not after more than six months after writing it, that is.
[ After Book Ever Finish Months More Old Read Six Start Than Think Through Writing]
In our time political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.
[ Defense Indefensible Largely Our Political Speech Time Writing]
Acting and writing go together. Actors write because they love words and becoming other people - we love to escape into other characters.
[ Acting Actors Because Becoming Characters Escape Go Into Love Other Together Words Write Writing]
I am drawn to writing and directing as it is most like the feeling I had when I was a teenager with my puppet theatre. You are more in control of everything and involved in every aspect of production, so more challenged and fulfilled.
[ Am Aspect Challenged Control Directing Drawn Every Everything Feeling Fulfilled Had Involved More Most Production Puppet Teenager Theatre Writing]
I think MTV put a huge dent in the songwriting craft.
[ Craft Dent Huge Mtv Put Songwriting Think]
I love writing and do not know why it is considered such a difficult, agonizing profession.
[ Agonizing Considered Difficult Know Love Profession Such Why Writing]
I consider my films to be poems that are all as personal as my writing and as hand-made.
[ Consider Films Personal Poems Writing]
I could tell it was a popular move as a writer to walk down the bass lines while you were writing a song.
[ Bass Could Down Lines Move Popular Song Tell Walk Were While Writer Writing]
Writing on a contract for a major studio you get the very best.
[ Best Contract Get Major Studio Very Writing]
The Holocaust is a central event in many people's lives, but it also has become a metaphor for our century. There cannot be an end to speaking and writing about it. Besides, in Israel, everyone carries a biography deep inside him.
[ Also Become Besides Biography Cannot Carries Central Century Deep End Event Everyone Him Holocaust Inside Israel Lives Many Metaphor Our Speaking Writing]
There aren't any rules, as far as anything-and that applies especially to writing songs, whatever gets the point across. So you're just kind of brought up to feel-in any field, if you say you can do it, do it. There it is.
[ Across Any Applies Brought Especially Far Field Gets Just Kind Point Rules Say Songs Up Whatever Writing]
However, the difficulties and pleasures of the writing itself are similar for a novel with a historical setting and a novel with a contemporary setting, as far as I'm concerned.
[ Concerned Contemporary Difficulties Far Historical However Itself Novel Pleasures Setting Similar Writing]
I've heard rumors that the Petersons are writing a book. It will be very interesting to see what they have to say, but I don't know anything about the Rochas.
[ Anything Book Heard Interesting Know Rumors Say See Very Will Writing]
But to the fighting soldier that phase of the war is behind. It was left behind after his first battle. His blood is up. He is fighting for his life, and killing now for him is as much a profession as writing is for me.
[ After Battle Behind Blood Fighting First Him His Killing Left Life Much Now Phase Profession Soldier Up War Writing]
I'm not going to hurt anybody other than that dick who keeps writing songs about me.
[ Anybody Going Hurt Keeps Other Songs Than Writing]
And I love writing; I've been writing ever since I was seven.
[ Been Ever Love Seven Since Writing]
Never in our country's history have we witnessed a natural disaster that has impacted so many people in such a wide area. In fact, as of the writing of this column, millions of people along the Gulf Coast have been displaced from their homes in a period of only five days.
[ Along Area Been Coast Column Country Days Disaster Displaced Fact Five Gulf History Homes Impacted Many Millions Natural Never Only Our Period Such Their Wide Witnessed Writing]
The software patent problem is not limited to Mono. Software patents affect everyone writing software today.
[ Affect Everyone Limited Mono Patent Patents Problem Software Today Writing]
I don't think there's much point in bemoaning the state of the world unless there's some way you can think of to improve it. Otherwise, don't bother writing a book; go and find a tropical island and lie in the sun.
[ Book Bother Find Go Improve Island Lie Much Otherwise Point Some State Sun Think Tropical Unless Way World Writing]
I am not a total, complete nitwit when it comes to selling books. I promise you there will be unexpected things. Some of them I don't know yet. She's writing it all herself.
[ Am Books Comes Complete Herself Know Promise Selling She Some Them Things Total Unexpected Will Writing Yet]
For that reason you can't write with music playing, and anyone who says he can is either writing badly, or not listening to the music, or lying. You need to hear what you're writing, and for that you need silence.
[ Anyone Badly Either Hear Listening Lying Music Need Playing Reason Says Silence Write Writing]
Good critical writing is measured by the perception and evaluation of the subject; bad critical writing by the necessity of maintaining the professional standing of the critic.
[ Bad Critic Critical Evaluation Good Maintaining Measured Necessity Perception Professional Standing Subject Writing]
I'd excluded New York from my writing, and then I came back and I fell in love with it all over again. The energy comes from an absence, that yearning for New York when you are not there.
[ Absence Again Back Came Comes Energy Excluded Fell Love New Over Then Writing Yearning York]
I wanted to play piano, and that slid quickly into writing - it wasn't enough to play other people's notes: I had to write notes too.
[ Enough Had Into Notes Other Piano Play Quickly Slid Too Wanted Write Writing]
There is a kind of mysticism to writing.
[ Kind Mysticism Writing]
Writing checks for charities is necessary and important. But it can't compare with corporal works of mercy, which are infinitely greater.
[ Charities Checks Compare Corporal Greater Important Infinitely Mercy Necessary Which Works Writing]
I write when the urge hits me, getting the words down as fast as I can type and then I step back from what I just wrote and start a dialectical process where I begin challenging my own writing.
[ Back Begin Challenging Dialectical Down Fast Getting Hits Just Own Process Start Step Then Type Urge Where Words Write Writing Wrote]
Writing is not a profession but a vocation of unhappiness.
[ Profession Unhappiness Vocation Writing]
Just after writing those we were called up to defend a new position on the left, where the terrible storming of the bridge over the Antietam took place.
[ After Bridge Called Defend Just Left New Over Place Position Terrible Those Took Up Were Where Writing]
I was thinking about doing another film at the same time, which was the sequel to Basic Instinct and I just had a feeling that wasn't going to happen. You know, I just kind of read the writing on the wall.
[ Another Basic Doing Feeling Film Going Had Happen Instinct Just Kind Know Read Same Sequel Thinking Time Wall Which Writing]
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]
Living composers writing for big band are very few and far between. There are not a lot of them, and I have a talent for doing it. I am zeroing in on what I do best.
[ Am Band Best Between Big Composers Doing Far Few Living Lot Talent Them Very Writing]
I did some writing and bought a book, and have been working on that as a film to act and direct in.
[ Act Been Book Bought Did Direct Film Some Working Writing]
I don't like writing essays or theory.
[ Essays Theory Writing]
Writing is like a contact sport, like football. You can get hurt, but you enjoy it.
[ Contact Enjoy Football Get Hurt Sport Writing]
I get drunk writing words. I don't drink or do drugs, but I get so carried away with writing that I get inebriated from it.
[ Away Carried Drink Drunk Get Words Writing]
I have been writing since I was about 20, and at first I wrote in secret and never showed anybody. I was very concerned about making a living, so I conducted.
[ Anybody Been Concerned Conducted First Living Making Never Secret Showed Since Very Writing Wrote]
It's just a matter of writing the kind of book I enjoy reading. Something better be happening at the beginning, and then on every page after, or I get irritated.
[ After Beginning Better Book Enjoy Every Get Happening Irritated Just Kind Matter Page Reading Something Then Writing]
At first it was my brother's songwriting and I was just doing what everyone told me.
[ Brother Doing Everyone First Just Songwriting Told]
I don't know if there is any one secret to successful writing, but one important step is to move beyond imitation and discover what you can write that no one else can - that is, find out who you are and write that in an appropriate narrative and style.
[ Any Appropriate Beyond Discover Else Find Imitation Important Know Move Narrative Out Secret Step Style Successful Write Writing]
And they were writing scripts where Christine had hit the glass ceiling. And I always thought Christine would never hit the glass ceiling. I thought her dreams would take her. Maybe her dreams wouldn't take her where she wanted, but she still had her dreams.
[ Always Ceiling Christine Dreams Glass Had Her Hit Maybe Never Scripts She Still Take Thought Wanted Were Where Would Writing]
The one ironclad rule is that I have to try. I have to walk into my writing room and pick up my pen every weekday morning.
[ Every Into Morning Pen Pick Room Rule Try Up Walk Writing]
Major writing is to say what has been seen, so that it need never be said again.
[ Again Been Major Need Never Said Say Seen Writing]
Right now, I'm Writing song lyrics. Experimenting with a play. Toying with an idea for a documentary. I hope one of these will eventually be launched into the light of day.
[ Day Documentary Eventually Experimenting Hope Idea Into Launched Light Lyrics Now Play Right Song These Will Writing]
I just have to proceed as usual. No matter what happens, nothing helps with the writing of the next book.
[ Book Happens Helps Just Matter Next Nothing Proceed Usual Writing]
Gil Thorpe is a great diversion and is to book writing as poetry is to prose.
[ Book Diversion Great Poetry Prose Thorpe Writing]
I am writing a book about the Crusades so dull that I can scarcely write it.
[ Am Book Crusades Dull Scarcely Write Writing]
We're the only branch of government that explains itself in writing every time it makes a decision.
[ Branch Decision Every Explains Government Itself Makes Only Time Writing]
American literature had always considered writing a very serious matter.
[ Always American Considered Had Literature Matter Serious Very Writing]
What is writing but an expression of my own life?
[ Expression Life Own Writing]
But when it comes to writing the thing that I've sort of been thinking about lately, is why? You know, is it rational? Is it logical that anybody should be expected to be afraid of the work that they feel they were put on this Earth to do.
[ Afraid Anybody Been Comes Earth Expected Feel Know Lately Logical Put Rational Should Sort Thing Thinking Were Why Work Writing]
It is insight into human nature that is the key to the communicator's skill. For whereas the writer is concerned with what he puts into his writings, the communicator is concerned with what the reader gets out of it. He therefore becomes a student of how people read or listen.
[ Becomes Communicator Concerned Gets His How Human Insight Into Key Listen Nature Out Puts Read Reader Skill Student Therefore Whereas Writer Writings]
Writing is always personal in some way but not always in a direct way.
[ Always Direct Personal Some Way Writing]
Every time I finish a book, I forget everything I learned writing it - the information just disappears out of my head.
[ Book Disappears Every Everything Finish Forget Head Information Just Learned Out Time Writing]
When I began writing that I was able and did travel and met some fascinating people and also uncovered some history, which has not been discovered before.
[ Able Also Been Before Began Did Discovered Fascinating History Met Some Travel Uncovered Which Writing]
For me the writing, when I'm going to direct it myself, is really just the first draft, and I don't change it very much; I only change it on average about two lines per movie.
[ Average Change Direct Draft First Going Just Lines Movie Much Myself Only Per Really Two Very Writing]
When we've finished the current tour I'm going to go back to Italy and see if I can do some more writing.
[ Back Current Finished Go Going Italy More See Some Tour Writing]
I write journals and would recommend journal writing to anyone who wishes to pursue a writing career. You learn a lot. You also remember a lot... and memory is important.
[ Also Anyone Career Important Journal Journals Learn Lot Memory Pursue Recommend Remember Wishes Would Write Writing]
Songwriting is different from music, although I don't deny now that it would be nice to have a little more background in music theory.
[ Although Background Deny Different Little More Music Nice Now Songwriting Theory Would]
Well, one of the things I discovered in the course of looking back and writing about what I saw in my memory is that I was a closely observant person long before I became a reporter.
[ Back Became Before Closely Course Discovered Long Looking Memory Observant Person Reporter Saw Things Well Writing]
Writing is finally play, and there's no reason why you should get paid for playing.
[ Finally Get Paid Play Playing Reason Should Why Writing]
I started writing songs at age 15.
[ Age Songs Started Writing]
I spent the first twenty years of my writing career preparing for the mystery genre, which is my favorite literary form.
[ Career Favorite First Form Genre Literary Mystery Preparing Spent Twenty Which Writing Years]
In terms of writing about horses, I fell backwards into that. I was intent on getting a Ph.D., becoming a professor, and writing on history but I got sick 14 years ago when I was 19. Getting sick derailed that plan completely.
[ Ago Backwards Becoming Completely Fell Getting Got History Horses Intent Into Ph Plan Professor Sick Terms Writing Years]
I really, really like writing songs.
[ Really Songs Writing]
You know what you are best at, and writing is just not my thing, but I like it.
[ Best Just Know Thing Writing]
My writing, like everything I do, comes profoundly from my heart. I believe that if you follow your heart you will be successful in one way or another. Old-fashioned as that might sound, the philosophy is true.
[ Another Believe Comes Everything Follow Heart Might Old-Fashioned Philosophy Profoundly Sound Successful True Way Will Writing Your]
I liked the challenge of writing in a very concise structure in which both meaning and form are important.
[ Both Challenge Concise Form Important Liked Meaning Structure Very Which Writing]
When you do a writing job for a studio, one of the things you want to do is satisfy the expectations of your employer. That's a little bit different than when you sit down and write something to satisfy yourself, because then you're the employer.
[ Because Bit Different Down Employer Expectations Job Little Satisfy Sit Something Studio Than Then Things Want Write Writing Your Yourself]
What writing does is to reveal.
[ Does Reveal Writing]
I don't think Capote loved Smith. But he did make a deep connection. It upset some people, because that had never been the approach to journalistic crime writing, to look into the mind of the killer.
[ Approach Because Been Capote Connection Crime Deep Did Had Into Journalistic Killer Look Loved Make Mind Never Smith Some Think Upset Writing]
In my writing with Extreme, there are heavy themes. The cover photo has me with a gun to my neck. I am not advocating suicide. I am taking the philosophy that man is the measure of his own fate.
[ Advocating Am Cover Extreme Fate Gun Heavy His Man Measure Neck Own Philosophy Photo Suicide Taking Themes Writing]
Of mediumship there are many grades, one of the simplest forms being the capacity to receive an impression or automatic writing, under peaceful conditions, in an ordinary state; but the whole subject is too large to be treated here.
[ Automatic Being Capacity Conditions Forms Grades Here Impression Large Many Ordinary Peaceful Receive Simplest State Subject Too Treated Under Whole Writing]
It's hard for me to show work while I'm writing, because other people's comments will influence what happens.
[ Because Comments Happens Hard Influence Other Show While Will Work Writing]
I like myself better when I'm writing regularly.
[ Better Myself Regularly Writing]
I've supported myself by writing since 1992, and I'm probably very nearly unemployable by now because employers are likely to be put off by the long gap.
[ Because Employers Gap Likely Long Myself Nearly Now Off Probably Put Since Supported Very Writing]
What I do believe is that there is always a relationship between writing and reading, a constant interplay between the writer on the one hand and the reader on the other.
[ Always Believe Between Constant Hand Interplay Other Reader Reading Relationship Writer Writing]
For example, many colleges in their writing programs teach some of my work.
[ Colleges Example Many Programs Some Teach Their Work Writing]
Novel writing wrecks homes.
[ Homes Novel Wrecks Writing]
I feel sorry for people who have to edit me. Which is why book writing is by far the most enjoyable. Really the only thing it's based on is whether it's good or not. No book editor, in my experience, is getting a manuscript and try to rewrite it.
[ Based Book Edit Editor Enjoyable Experience Far Feel Getting Good Manuscript Most Only Really Rewrite Sorry Thing Try Whether Which Why Writing]
Everything I've ever done, in the writing world, has been to expand articulation, rather than to close it.
[ Articulation Been Close Done Ever Everything Expand Rather Than World Writing]
If someone decides to be a musician now, it means because there is no hope of money at the end of it, it means they really want to be a musician. And if someone is writing now, there is no hope for money at the end of it.
[ Because Decides End Hope Means Money Musician Now Really Someone Want Writing]
I've included these little jokes and mysteries in my writing for the amusement of readers.
[ Amusement Included Jokes Little Mysteries Readers These Writing]
Good writing excites me, and makes life worth living.
[ Excites Good Life Living Makes Worth Writing]
It varies from song to song, although Buck Owens and I recently collaborated on writing a duet together and am looking forward with a great deal of anticipation to recording that track for the new studio album.
[ Album Although Am Anticipation Buck Collaborated Deal Duet Forward Great Looking New Owens Recently Recording Song Studio Together Track Varies Writing]
At first, I spend about four hours a day writing. Toward the end of a book, I spend up to 16 hours a day on it, because all I want to do is make it good and get it done.
[ Because Book Day Done End First Four Get Good Hours Make Spend Toward Up Want Writing]
We're writing a book together. She just finished one. Did you read it? Among the Porcupines?
[ Among Book Did Finished Just Porcupines Read She Together Writing]
In the music industry, we value large success. I realized that while I would like that, that it's not what my writing is about. And if I start making it about that, it becomes impure.
[ Becomes Impure Industry Large Making Music Realized Start Success Value While Would Writing]
The best way to become a successful writer is to read good writing, remember it, and then forget where you remember it from.
[ Become Best Forget Good Read Remember Successful Then Way Where Writer Writing]
The benefit of this kind of outlining is that you discover a story's flaws before you invest a lot of time writing the first draft, and it's almost impossible to get stuck at a difficult chapter, because you've already done the work to push through those kinds of blocks.
[ Almost Already Because Before Benefit Blocks Chapter Difficult Discover Done Draft First Flaws Get Impossible Invest Kind Kinds Lot Outlining Push Story Stuck Those Through Time Work Writing]
Each one of us had a little story to tell and each recording was based on that. Lou played all of the music but we both sort of kicked around some cords during the writing phase.
[ Around Based Both Cords During Each Had Kicked Little Lou Music Phase Played Recording Some Sort Story Tell Us Writing]
There is both a skill factor and an effort factor in dream recall. People can develop dream recall skills, such as lying still in the morning and writing down whatever comes to mind.
[ Both Comes Develop Down Dream Effort Factor Lying Mind Morning Recall Skill Skills Still Such Whatever Writing]
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
[ After Cannot Choose Ever Exist Existed Exists Freedom Hope Hundreds Laugh More Must Now Shall Speak Speaking Such Talk Thing Thinking Will Write Writing Years]
I think the thing that has made it possible for me to write personal songs and sing them year after year is the sensibility for good writing. Just opening your veins all over the paper is not necessarily going to be interesting. I wanted to speak to people.
[ After Going Good Interesting Just Made Necessarily Opening Over Paper Personal Possible Sensibility Sing Songs Speak Them Thing Think Veins Wanted Write Writing Year Your]
You would go mad if you began to speculate about the impact your novel might have while you were still writing it.
[ Began Go Impact Mad Might Novel Speculate Still Were While Would Writing Your]
By ignoring a lot of American culture you can write more interesting stories. Unfortunately, if you were writing about America as it is, you'd be writing about a lot of people sitting in front of television sets.
[ America American Culture Front Ignoring Interesting Lot More Sets Sitting Stories Television Unfortunately Were Write Writing]
Now I'm fortunate to have a good band in CA, and play many solo gigs as well. My point is that I stopped playing in bands and played solo for four years, to get back into the groove and pulse of writing and singing and who I am on stage.
[ Am Back Band Bands Ca Fortunate Four Get Gigs Good Groove Into Many Now Play Played Playing Point Pulse Singing Solo Stage Stopped Well Writing Years]
Hard writing makes easy reading.
[ Easy Hard Makes Reading Writing]
The main reason he wanted to be a recording artist was because it gives you much more freedom in your writing. You only have to please the artist and the artist is you so you can be more daring and experimental.
[ Artist Because Daring Experimental Freedom Gives Main More Much Only Please Reason Recording Wanted Writing Your]
The basic drive behind real philosophy is curiosity about the world, not interest in the writings of philosophers.
[ Basic Behind Curiosity Drive Interest Philosophers Philosophy Real World Writings]
I've tried writing. Two days later I'd go visit it and say, Jesus Christ, who wrote this crap?
[ Christ Crap Days Go Jesus Later Say Tried Two Visit Writing Wrote]
The point of writing my name to you is that I see who you are, you see who I am... and that's what it's about.
[ Am Name Point See Writing]
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]
Nowadays it seems to me nobody takes trouble about anything, especially writing songs.
[ Anything Especially Nobody Nowadays Seems Songs Takes Trouble Writing]
My attitude to writing is like when you do wallpapering, you remember where all the little bits are that don't meet. And then your friends say: It's terrific!
[ Attitude Bits Friends Little Meet Remember Say Terrific Then Where Writing Your]
Writing is making sense of life. You work your whole life and perhaps you've made sense of one small area.
[ Area Life Made Making Perhaps Sense Small Whole Work Writing Your]
I'd be happy to do Star Trek again, if the writing was right.
[ Again Happy Right Star Trek Writing]
I like writing about women, weak and strong, pathetic and heroic. I like writing about men, ditto. And all the variants of men and women, beasts and demons.
[ Beasts Demons Heroic Men Pathetic Strong Variants Weak Women Writing]
When I started writing fiction, I knew how good it was immediately.
[ Fiction Good How Immediately Knew Started Writing]
What I used to do between writing fits was feed my kids, ride my horse and go shopping for cat and dog food.
[ Between Cat Dog Feed Fits Food Go Horse Kids Ride Shopping Used Writing]
But I never listen to music while I'm writing.
[ Listen Music Never While Writing]
I really don't know what I am going to do in terms of what a book is going to be about until I actually start writing it!
[ Actually Am Book Going Know Really Start Terms Until Writing]
The holy spirit means the invisible power of Jehovah, holy because he is holy. This power of Jehovah operated upon the minds of honest men who loved and who were devoted to righteousness, directing them in the writing of the Bible.
[ Because Bible Devoted Directing Holy Honest Invisible Jehovah Loved Means Men Minds Operated Power Righteousness Spirit Them Upon Were Writing]
I don't start writing a script until I can see it all in my head, then it's a matter of getting it down in white heat.
[ Down Getting Head Heat Matter Script See Start Then Until White Writing]
Very conscious of the fact that an effort was being made to destroy my mind, because I was deprived of books, deprived of any means of writing, deprived of human companionship. You never know how much you need it until you're deprived of it.
[ Any Because Being Books Companionship Conscious Deprived Destroy Effort Fact How Human Know Made Means Mind Much Need Never Until Very Writing]
I know I was writing stories when I was five. I don't know what I did before that. Just loafed I suppose.
[ Before Did Five Just Know Stories Suppose Writing]
Scriptwriting is the toughest part of the whole racket... the least understood and the least noticed.
[ Least Noticed Part Racket Toughest Understood Whole]
I think I turned to writing really just to wake up in the morning and be a musician and to have something to do, and feel like a musician every day even if I wasn't working.
[ Day Even Every Feel Just Morning Musician Really Something Think Turned Up Wake Working Writing]
I first came to think about media and politics in the late 1960s, having observed some distortions up close, but since then I wouldn't say that my personal experience has remained an important motive for my writing about media.
[ Came Close Distortions Experience First Having Important Late Media Motive Observed Personal Politics Remained Say Since Some Then Think Up Writing]
For a country is not merely a piece of earth; it is, above all, a compendium of social, cultural, and historical factors which begin to acquire sense and order through the process of writing.
[ Above Acquire Begin Country Cultural Earth Factors Historical Merely Order Piece Process Sense Social Through Which Writing]
I like to talk on TV about those things that aren't worth writing about.
[ Talk Things Those Tv Worth Writing]
All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.
[ Breath Good Holding Swimming Under Water Writing Your]
I gave up writing blurbs because you make one friend and 200 enemies.
[ Because Enemies Friend Gave Make Up Writing]
And truly, when you look at the Constitution and our founding fathers and their writings, the things that made this country great, you might draw those conclusions: That they were conservative. They were fiscally conservative and socially conservative.
[ Conclusions Conservative Constitution Country Draw Fathers Fiscally Founding Great Look Made Might Our Socially Their Things Those Truly Were Writings]
Some writers and producers are currently writing a sitcom for me, so we'll see what happens there. I'm somewhat reluctant to talk about some of the upcoming projects that I'm working on; I've a lot of stuff on the go, including five pictures that I'm looking at producing.
[ Currently Five Go Happens Including Looking Lot Pictures Producers Producing Projects Reluctant See Sitcom Some Somewhat Stuff Talk Upcoming Working Writers Writing]
I began reading science fiction before I was 12 and started writing science fiction around the same time.
[ Around Before Began Fiction Reading Same Science Started Time Writing]
I talked to members of my family, and did some personal research that didn't really have anything to do with the time and place I was writing about, but that gave me a feeling of the experience of being black in a time and place where it was very difficult to be black.
[ Anything Being Black Did Difficult Experience Family Feeling Gave Members Personal Place Really Research Some Talked Time Very Where Writing]
And I have this little litany of things they can do. And the first one, of course, is to write - every day, no excuses. It's so easy to make excuses. Even professional writers have days when they'd rather clean the toilet than do the writing.
[ Clean Course Day Days Easy Even Every Excuses First Litany Little Make Professional Rather Than Things Toilet Write Writers Writing]
We were developing an innovative Personal Information Manager called Chandler but a couple years ago I took off from that to do a project writing down my memoirs essentially, reminiscing about the development of the Macintosh.
[ Ago Called Chandler Couple Developing Development Down Essentially Information Innovative Macintosh Manager Memoirs Off Personal Project Took Were Writing Years]
Probably having fallen in love with music and movies at a young age and then first learning about writing by kind of following the path of writers like Dave Marsh and Lester Bangs and being a rock journalist.
[ Age Bangs Being Dave Fallen First Following Having Journalist Kind Learning Lester Love Marsh Movies Music Path Probably Rock Then Writers Writing Young]
I've grown tremendously as an actor by being there. It is comic writing the likes of which I don't know that I'll ever see again and it's been a great, great experience.
[ Actor Again Been Being Comic Ever Experience Great Grown Know Likes See Tremendously Which Writing]
One could see that what you are writing was that today's meeting with President Bill Clinton was going to be a disaster. Now, for the first time, I can tell you that you are a disaster.
[ Bill Clinton Could Disaster First Going Meeting Now President See Tell Time Today Writing]
Schools are really bad now. Schools are not only bad in reading, writing and arithmetic, they're worse in cultural aspects, like in music and art. They don't teach you anything.
[ Anything Arithmetic Art Aspects Bad Cultural Music Now Only Reading Really Schools Teach Worse Writing]
There's two facets to writing a song. There's you sitting in your room writing the sentiments of the song; the lyrics, the melody and the changes, and then there's the part where you go into the studio and you put clothing on it.
[ Changes Clothing Facets Go Into Lyrics Melody Part Put Room Sentiments Sitting Song Studio Then Two Where Writing Your]
I hoped that it would be possible to slide slowly from my public life back to the life of teaching and writing that I had always wanted. But things didn't work out that way.
[ Always Back Had Hoped Life Out Possible Public Slide Slowly Teaching Things Wanted Way Work Would Writing]
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]
Writing the book was itself a process of concealing and revealing.
[ Book Concealing Itself Process Revealing Writing]
When I'm not writing or tweaking my computer, I do embroidery. When I'm not plunging into the past, tweaking, or embroidering, I'm reading books about history, computers, or embroidery.
[ Books Computer Computers Embroidery History Into Past Plunging Reading Tweaking Writing]
For no. 1, it's great writing, super writing. The second thing is that it's great chemistry with all the actors. We just all got along from the very start. Very get-go, we all got along. We just - it was just like we were all meant to be there together.
[ Actors Along Chemistry Get-Go Got Great Just Meant Second Start Super Thing Together Very Were Writing]
Women have seen that they have locked themselves up with feminist writing.
[ Feminist Locked Seen Themselves Up Women Writing]
Poetry is its own medium; it's very different than writing prose. Poetry can talk in an imagistic sense, it has particular ways of catching an environment.
[ Catching Different Environment Medium Own Particular Poetry Prose Sense Talk Than Very Ways Writing]
I would like to shift more into writing for and producing people.
[ Into More Producing Shift Would Writing]
Writing is the most fun you can have by yourself.
[ Fun Most Writing Yourself]
I didn't make any money from my writing until much later. I published about 80 stories for nothing. I spent on literature.
[ Any Later Literature Make Money Much Nothing Published Spent Stories Until Writing]
I might be writing what people expect me to write, writing from that place where I might be ruled by economic considerations. To overcome that, I started working with my dreams, because I'm not so censored when I use dream material.
[ Because Censored Considerations Dream Dreams Economic Expect Material Might Overcome Place Ruled Started Use Where Working Write Writing]
Louis Braille created the code of raised dots for reading and writing that bears his name and brings literacy, independence, and productivity to the blind.
[ Bears Blind Braille Brings Code Created Dots His Independence Literacy Louis Name Productivity Raised Reading Writing]
All the nice things about Suzanne are me. All the things that aren't nice, that was just the writing.
[ Just Nice Things Writing]
I think the hardest part of writing is revising. And by that I mean the following: A novelist has to create the piece of marble and then chip away to find the figure in it.
[ Away Chip Create Figure Find Following Hardest Marble Mean Novelist Part Piece Revising Then Think Writing]
And inasmuch as the bridge is a symbol of all such poetry as I am interested in writing it is my present fancy that a year from now I'll be more contented working in an office than ever before.
[ Am Before Bridge Contented Ever Fancy Inasmuch Interested More Now Office Poetry Present Such Symbol Than Working Writing Year]
Modern as the style of Pascal's writing is, his thought is deeply impregnated with the spirit of the Middle Ages. He belonged, almost equally, to the future and to the past.
[ Ages Almost Belonged Deeply Equally Future His Middle Modern Past Spirit Style Thought Writing]
People had this image of the Jacksons as the perfect American family and I destroyed that image. But what people have to understand is writing that book was very healing for me.
[ American Book Destroyed Family Had Healing Image Perfect Understand Very Writing]
Because I don't have to be careful of people's feelings when I teach literature, and I do when I'm teaching writing.
[ Because Careful Feelings Literature Teach Teaching Writing]
I would never want to hurt anyone by writing a book.
[ Anyone Book Hurt Never Want Would Writing]
And in that I cannot send unto you all my businesses in writing, I despatch these present bearers fully informed in all things, to whom it may please you to give faith and credence in what they shall say unto you by word of mouth.
[ Bearers Businesses Cannot Credence Faith Fully Give Informed May Mouth Please Present Say Send Shall These Things Unto Whom Word Writing]
Knowing that Gene and Morgan were playing those roles made it much easier to put the script together-we knew who we were writing it for. It took some mystery away.
[ Away Easier Gene Knew Knowing Made Morgan Much Mystery Playing Put Roles Script Some Those Took Were Writing]
The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.
[ Book Business Horse Makes Profession Racing Seem Solid Stable Writing]
Forgive me for not writing but this man is exhausting.
[ Exhausting Forgive Man Writing]
Writing a children's book means you cannot spin out long narratives or have complex character development.
[ Book Cannot Character Children Complex Development Long Means Narratives Out Spin Writing]
I do not want to have the feeling of writing "for eternity," so to speak.
[ Eternity Feeling Speak Want Writing]
If you can't turn yourself into your customer, you probably shouldn't be in the ad writing business at all.
[ Ad Business Customer Into Probably Turn Writing Your Yourself]
And I tend to listen to NPR when I'm not writing.
[ Listen Npr Tend Writing]
I think the kind of unexpected I really love is when you open books and the actual way of writing is different and interesting. Like reading Virginia Woolf for the first time or Lawrence Durrell for the first time.
[ Actual Books Different First Interesting Kind Lawrence Love Open Reading Really Think Time Unexpected Virginia Way Woolf Writing]
George was getting alot of independence for himself in those days. He was writing more, and wanted things to go his way - where, when we first started things basically went John and Paul's way. You know, 'cuz they were the writers.
[ Alot Basically Cuz Days First George Getting Go Himself His Independence John Know More Paul Started Things Those Wanted Way Went Were Where Writers Writing]
So it was just a case of getting a bunch of songs that I had been writing for years but hadn't recorded together, and the result was My Own Best Enemy.
[ Been Best Bunch Case Enemy Getting Had Hadn Just Own Recorded Result Songs Together Writing Years]
My employer was never at any time aware of anything in my past beyond the writing I did, because, frankly, it isn't relevant to the job I was asked to do, which was to be a reporter.
[ Any Anything Asked Aware Because Beyond Did Employer Frankly Job Never Past Relevant Reporter Time Which Writing]
Writing is like carrying a fetus.
[ Carrying Fetus Writing]
Now I'm kind of established as a director, I much prefer directing to writing.
[ Directing Director Established Kind Much Now Prefer Writing]
You know, it's absolutely connected to The Mollusk in that, it's what we're writing after The Mollusk. A lot of this stuff reminds me of things on The Mollusk.
[ Absolutely After Connected Know Lot Reminds Stuff Things Writing]
As far as modern writing is concerned, it is rarely rewarding to translate it, although it might be easy. Translation is very much like copying paintings.
[ Although Concerned Copying Easy Far Might Modern Much Paintings Rarely Rewarding Translate Translation Very Writing]
I think the crucial thing in the writing career is to find what you want to do and how you fit in. What somebody else does is of no concern whatever except as an interesting variation.
[ Career Concern Crucial Does Else Except Find Fit How Interesting Somebody Thing Think Variation Want Whatever Writing]
In old movies, the cinematography is a thousand times better than anything today. Writing, a thousand times better.
[ Anything Better Cinematography Movies Old Than Thousand Times Today Writing]
I think it's just a lack of ability, we're incapable of writing hits.
[ Ability Hits Incapable Just Lack Think Writing]
I'm like a junkie for writing.
[ Junkie Writing]
Writing is a creatively rewarding occupation but for me very time consuming.
[ Consuming Creatively Occupation Rewarding Time Very Writing]
The failure of The Cable Guy impacted my career. I had to start writing and acting again.
[ Acting Again Cable Career Failure Guy Had Impacted Start Writing]
I've been writing about my boyhood, when I was a little kid back on my grandfather's farm where we didn't know about black widow spiders or all that stuff. But writing about that is so easy.
[ Back Been Black Boyhood Easy Farm Grandfather Kid Know Little Spiders Stuff Where Widow Writing]
At that time, I had recently finished a book called Amazing Grace, which many people tell me is a very painful book to read. Well, if it was painful to read, it was also painful to write. I had pains in my chest for two years while I was writing that book.
[ Also Amazing Book Called Chest Finished Grace Had Many Painful Pains Read Recently Tell Time Two Very Well Which While Write Writing Years]
I think finally good writing gets out there, and people like it, and bad writing doesn't. Well, no. Bad writing does get out there 'cause some people like it.
[ Bad Cause Does Finally Get Gets Good Out Some Think Well Writing]
My songwriting and my style became more complex as I listened, learned, borrowed and stole and put my music together.
[ Became Borrowed Complex Learned Listened More Music Put Songwriting Stole Style Together]
I want to die in the saddle. I love writing, producing, acting, directing.
[ Acting Die Directing Love Producing Saddle Want Writing]
If you're young enough, any kind of writing you do for a short period of time is a marvelous apprenticeship.
[ Any Apprenticeship Enough Kind Marvelous Period Short Time Writing Young]
The ambivalence of writing is such that it can be considered both an act and an interpretive process that follows after an act with which it cannot coincide. As such, it both affirms and denies its own nature.
[ Act Affirms After Ambivalence Both Cannot Coincide Considered Denies Follows Interpretive Nature Own Process Such Which Writing]
The question is not really about a shift to the economic cone where officers are writing about the balance of payments and the need for economic stabilization.
[ Balance Cone Economic Need Officers Payments Question Really Shift Stabilization Where Writing]
Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.
[ Concise Contain Drawing Lines Machine Paragraph Parts Reason Same Sentence Sentences Should Unnecessary Vigorous Words Writing]
I've had trouble being in relationships and writing. This has been a real problem for me. I don't know if it's because I'm not free to fantasize or create these fantasy things about other people.
[ Because Been Being Create Fantasize Fantasy Free Had Know Other Problem Real Relationships These Things Trouble Writing]
I think if you are writing an instrumental you are dealing with more of an aesthetic in a sense but a lyric is more of a putting yourself on the line and a much more expensive exercise.
[ Aesthetic Dealing Exercise Expensive Instrumental Line Lyric More Much Putting Sense Think Writing Yourself]
Yeah I'm still writing. I've got about 14 tracks now. But we've been on tour so we haven't had time to get back to a rehearsal place.
[ Back Been Get Got Had Haven Now Place Rehearsal Still Time Tour Tracks Writing Yeah]
If you dedicate your attention to discipline in your life you become smarter while you are writing than while you are hanging out with your pals or in any other line of work.
[ Any Attention Become Dedicate Discipline Hanging Life Line Other Out Pals Smarter Than While Work Writing Your]
That folk music led to learning to play, and making things up led to what turns out to be the most lucrative part of the music business - writing, because you get paid every time that song gets played.
[ Because Business Every Folk Get Gets Learning Led Lucrative Making Most Music Out Paid Part Play Played Song Things Time Turns Up Writing]
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]
Alimony is the curse of the writing class.
[ Alimony Class Curse Writing]
I see no marks of Wordsworths style of writing or style of thinking in my own work, yet Wordsworth is a constant presence when I write about human beings and their relations to the natural world.
[ Beings Constant Human Marks Natural Own Presence Relations See Style Their Thinking Wordsworth Work World Write Writing Yet]
DeLillo never seems committed to me to what he is writing. Very nice surfaces, but he's got nothing underneath.
[ Committed Got Never Nice Nothing Seems Surfaces Underneath Very Writing]
I have some great stories and I will get around to writing a book.
[ Around Book Get Great Some Stories Will Writing]
If it is indeed impossible - or at least very difficult - to inhabit the consciousness of an animal, then in writing about animals there is a temptation to project upon them feelings and thoughts that may belong only to our own human mind and heart.
[ Animal Animals Belong Consciousness Difficult Feelings Heart Human Impossible Indeed Inhabit Least May Mind Only Our Own Project Temptation Them Then Thoughts Upon Very Writing]
I've written many extra verses to songs that I learned to sing - an extra verse about a friend, or just add some verse - and that led to writing my own songs.
[ Add Extra Friend Just Learned Led Many Own Sing Some Songs Verse Verses Writing Written]
Writing is an incredibly lonely job.
[ Incredibly Job Lonely Writing]
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]
Television has raised writing to a new low.
[ Low New Raised Television Writing]
If you are a married man resident in Cuba, you cannot get a passport to go to the next town without your wife's permission in writing.
[ Cannot Cuba Get Go Man Married Next Passport Permission Resident Town Wife Without Writing Your]
Teaching writing over the years intrudes on your own writing in important ways, taking away some of the excitement of poetry.
[ Away Excitement Important Intrudes Over Own Poetry Some Taking Teaching Ways Writing Years Your]
Silk Road to Ruin has all the analysis and it's structured very well. I rely on my notes more and I use direct quotes. But there's nothing like writing about it right away.
[ Analysis Away Direct More Notes Nothing Quotes Rely Right Road Ruin Silk Structured Use Very Well Writing]
I read less of everything now. With only fond memories of others' work, it will be interesting to give my own journal writing a try now.
[ Everything Fond Give Interesting Journal Less Memories Now Only Others Own Read Try Will Work Writing]
Likewise, I see no shame in writing Captain America or Wolverine.
[ America Captain Likewise See Shame Wolverine Writing]
I used to like writing for comedians - I enjoyed the challenge of making other people funny.
[ Challenge Comedians Enjoyed Funny Making Other Used Writing]
It's part of a cycle of stories I'm writing where I deconstruct classic science fiction.
[ Classic Cycle Fiction Part Science Stories Where Writing]
You have certain writing tools but generally creating something from nothing makes one quite mad and Cynthia and I are quite mad you know.
[ Certain Creating Cynthia Generally Know Mad Makes Nothing Quite Something Tools Writing]
Writing a book is such a full-time job. If you're away for a few days, you have to start again.
[ Again Away Book Days Few Full-Time Job Start Such Writing]
I'd much rather do an obviously commercial writing project than get a day job.
[ Commercial Day Get Job Much Obviously Project Rather Than Writing]
Writing a novel is actually searching for victims. As I write I keep looking for casualties. The stories uncover the casualties.
[ Actually Casualties Keep Looking Novel Searching Stories Uncover Victims Write Writing]
I did know that the book would end with a mind-boggling trial, but I didn't know exactly how it would turn out. I like a little suspense when I am writing, too.
[ Am Book Did End Exactly How Know Little Mind-Boggling Out Suspense Too Trial Turn Would Writing]
The process of creating is related to the process of dreaming although when you are writing you're doing it and when you're dreaming, it's doing you.
[ Although Creating Doing Dreaming Process Related Writing]
It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
[ Because Discover Famous Fifteen Give Had Talent Time Too Took Up Writing Years]
The beautiful feeling after writing a poem is on the whole better even than after sex, and that's saying a lot.
[ After Beautiful Better Even Feeling Lot Poem Saying Sex Than Whole Writing]
I'm really proud of the writing on Door to Door, and I think that's the Emmy that meant the most - the writing.
[ Door Emmy Meant Most Proud Really Think Writing]
Now I'm doing a film festival for kids and writing a script about a kidnapped journalist in Afghanistan.
[ Afghanistan Doing Festival Film Journalist Kidnapped Kids Now Script Writing]
The aftermath of the war is what inspired us to write many of our plays. The whole reason for our writing Inherit the Wind was that we were appalled at the blacklisting. We were appalled at thought control.
[ Aftermath Appalled Control Inherit Inspired Many Our Plays Reason Thought Us War Were Whole Wind Write Writing]
This was totally influenced by me and the direction that I am writing about and the stuff that I am writing about. There is just no way that you can be as intense as what I have been through in my life over a drum beat machine, sample, or loop; it's just not going to happen.
[ Am Beat Been Direction Drum Going Happen Influenced Intense Just Life Loop Machine Over Sample Stuff Through Totally Way Writing]
I was half asleep lying there writing this lyric in my head at about 3:30 in the morning. I woke Steve up with this idea and then we went into the living room where there was a little upright piano and finished the song. I wonder where that piano is now?
[ Asleep Finished Half Head Idea Into Little Living Lying Lyric Morning Now Piano Room Song Steve Then Up Upright Went Where Woke Wonder Writing]
I'm writing new songs for a Broadway version of Tarzan, which is very interesting. I think what I learned from the Brother Bear score side of things, I've brought into the new Tarzan songs. Thinking outside just guitar, bass, drums and keyboards.
[ Bass Bear Broadway Brother Brought Drums Guitar Interesting Into Just Keyboards Learned New Outside Score Side Songs Tarzan Things Think Thinking Version Very Which Writing]
I've been to a lot of places and done a lot of things, but writing was always first. It's a kind of pain I can't do without.
[ Always Been Done First Kind Lot Pain Places Things Without Writing]
I love writing for the screen.
[ Love Screen Writing]
The first four months of writing the book, my mental image is scratching with my hands through granite. My other image is pushing a train up the mountain, and it's icy, and I'm in bare feet.
[ Bare Book Feet First Four Granite Hands Icy Image Mental Months Mountain Other Pushing Scratching Through Train Up Writing]
The writer's duty is to keep on writing.
[ Duty Keep Writer Writing]
Because, if one is writing novels today, concentrating on the beauty of the prose is right up there with concentrating on your semi-colons, for wasted effort.
[ Beauty Because Concentrating Effort Novels Prose Right Today Up Wasted Writing Your]
There are three reasons why this book came into being. First, throughout the 33 years I've been writing recipes - although I'm not vegetarian myself - I have greatly enjoyed creating vegetarian recipes, and cooking and serving them at home.
[ Although Been Being Book Came Cooking Creating Enjoyed First Greatly Home Into Myself Reasons Recipes Serving Them Three Throughout Vegetarian Why Writing Years]
Writing is truly a creative art - putting word to a blank piece of paper and ending up with a full-fledged story rife with character and plot.
[ Art Blank Character Creative Ending Paper Piece Plot Putting Rife Story Truly Up Word Writing]
I became quite taken over by Johnson's personality at some points while writing the biography, and since I went straight on to The Closed Circle afterwards, I did sometimes feel I could hear him whispering in my ear while I was working on it.
[ Afterwards Became Biography Circle Closed Could Did Ear Feel Hear Him Johnson Over Personality Points Quite Since Some Sometimes Straight Taken Went While Whispering Working Writing]
I have been threatened occasionally. But that happens to everybody who is writing this kind of things. Threats will come without fail. It might happen to the most 'innocent' texts. If it gets too much we call the police.
[ Been Call Come Everybody Fail Gets Happen Happens Innocent Kind Might Most Much Occasionally Police Texts Things Threatened Threats Too Will Without Writing]
We are both drawn to surreal situations so the writing was a joy.
[ Both Drawn Joy Situations Surreal Writing]
We do very little re-writing in the office. We often take on people who show great promise and who we hope will develop into somebody important and someone good.
[ Develop Good Great Hope Important Into Little Office Often Promise Re-Writing Show Somebody Someone Take Very Will]
Acting is glamour but writing is hard work, so I'm going to be an actress.
[ Acting Actress Glamour Going Hard Work Writing]
I really didn't think about song writing.
[ Really Song Think Writing]
I was writing fiction, but not finishing fiction.
[ Fiction Finishing Writing]
Writing doesn't come easily to me. It gets more and more difficult.
[ Come Difficult Easily Gets More Writing]
Poets don't draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently.
[ Again Differently Draw Handwriting Poets Their Then Tie Unravel Up]
There will always be some kid who's the new Kurt Cobain writing great lyrics and singing from his soul. The problem is they're not marketing that anymore or putting it out there.
[ Always Anymore Great His Kid Kurt Lyrics Marketing New Out Problem Putting Singing Some Soul Will Writing]
Publishing your work is important. Even if you are giving a piece to some smaller publication for free, you will learn something about your writing. The editor will say something, friends will mention it. You will learn.
[ Editor Even Free Friends Giving Important Learn Mention Piece Publication Publishing Say Smaller Some Something Will Work Writing Your]
Luckily, in my case, I have managed, by writing, to do the one thing that I always wanted to do.
[ Always Case Luckily Managed Thing Wanted Writing]
The real pleasure in writing this, for me, was discovering how little you need.
[ Discovering How Little Need Pleasure Real Writing]
For me, songwriting is something like breathing: I just do it. But that doesn't mean you're fantastic.
[ Breathing Fantastic Just Mean Something Songwriting]
I was thinking of writing a little foreword saying that history is, after all, based on people's recollections, which change with time.
[ After Based Change History Little Saying Thinking Time Which Writing]
Well I guess the plan was to write poetry and publish books and make a living from writing poetry. That was a pretty ambitious plan I guess.
[ Ambitious Books Guess Living Make Plan Poetry Pretty Publish Well Write Writing]
Writing is writing, and stories are stories. Perhaps the only true genres are fiction and non-fiction. And even there, who can be sure?
[ Even Fiction Genres Non-Fiction Only Perhaps Stories Sure True Writing]
In the history of literature there are many great enduring works which were not published in the lifetimes of the authors. If the authors had not achieved self-affirmation while writing, how could they have continued to write?
[ Achieved Authors Continued Could Enduring Great Had History How Lifetimes Literature Many Published Were Which While Works Write Writing]
I wanted to do Playboy to get across the same ideas I'm singing and writing about these days. It's all about proving that a woman can defy stereotypes.
[ Across Days Defy Get Ideas Playboy Proving Same Singing Stereotypes These Wanted Woman Writing]
The hardest thing was learning to write. I was 13, and the only writing I had done was for Social Studies. It consisted of copying passages right out of the encyclopedia.
[ Consisted Copying Done Encyclopedia Had Hardest Learning Only Out Passages Right Social Studies Thing Write Writing]
It is normal for me to wake and find myself writing in the dark... or to be out of my tomb, caught in an unearthly world, alive with the images that haunt me.
[ Alive Caught Dark Find Haunt Images Myself Normal Out Tomb Unearthly Wake World Writing]
If you can't annoy somebody, there's little point in writing.
[ Annoy Little Point Somebody Writing]
One of the most attractive things about writing your autobiography is that you're not dead.
[ Attractive Autobiography Dead Most Things Writing Your]
It was a little at a time but I broke out my Walkman and my lyric pad and started writing.
[ Broke Little Lyric Out Pad Started Time Writing]
The next thing I wrote was in a writing class at night school. It was about a poor woman who worked at a dime store and who was all alone for Christmas in Laurel, Mississippi.
[ Alone Christmas Class Dime Laurel Mississippi Next Night Poor School Store Thing Woman Worked Writing Wrote]
But compared to writing a novel, where you can be God, I did the Bay of Pigs invasion in six pages once, and there were 50,000 guys with boots that I didn't have to pay, and all those extras; we didn't have to pay them.
[ Bay Boots Compared Did Extras God Guys Invasion Novel Once Pages Pay Pigs Six Them Those Were Where Writing]
Language is political. That's why you and me, my Brother and Sister, that's why we supposed to choke our natural self into the weird, lying, barbarous, unreal, white speech and writing habits that the schools lay down like holy law.
[ Barbarous Brother Choke Down Habits Holy Into Language Law Lay Lying Natural Our Political Schools Self Sister Speech Supposed Unreal Weird White Why Writing]
I began learning the sportswriting business very early in life.
[ Began Business Early Learning Life Very]
I'm writing another novel and I know what I'm going to do after, which may be something more like this again, maybe some strange mixture of fiction and non-fiction.
[ After Again Another Fiction Going Know May Maybe Mixture More Non-Fiction Novel Some Something Strange Which Writing]
I knew that collaborating on songwriting would be difficult for a lot of people, because I was known very much, for my independence and the fact that I wrote these quirky songs that were not typical structure, not typical sound - you know, really original stuff.
[ Because Collaborating Difficult Fact Independence Knew Know Known Lot Much Original Quirky Really Songs Songwriting Sound Structure Stuff These Typical Very Were Would Wrote]
As the writer, you're always a presence in the song. If you get close to what human beings are like, you're writing about common experience. We all do much the same things, so if you nail somebody, then you've also nailed yourself.
[ Also Always Beings Close Common Experience Get Human Much Nail Nailed Presence Same Somebody Song Then Things Writer Writing Yourself]
I've devoted a lot of my time and effort during the past few years to developing my advertising copywriting business to the point of where I can support my family and don't have to depend on writing fiction for my income.
[ Advertising Business Depend Developing Devoted During Effort Family Few Fiction Income Lot Past Point Support Time Where Writing Years]
Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes the pressure off the second.
[ Faucet First House Hydrant Off Opening Pressure Second Takes Talking Upstairs Writing Yard]
Now, when I was in the Army, writing was my hobby.
[ Army Hobby Now Writing]
But usually I'll wake up and start writing about nine o'clock. I'll probably write for about three hours, and I'll do that over the next month and a half.
[ Clock Half Hours Month Next Nine Over Probably Start Three Up Usually Wake Write Writing]
I love opera, I love writing for the voice, I love telling stories with music.
[ Love Music Opera Stories Telling Voice Writing]
As a musician I tell you that if you were to suppress adultery, fanaticism, crime, evil, the supernatural, there would no longer be the means for writing one note.
[ Adultery Crime Evil Fanaticism Longer Means Musician Note Supernatural Suppress Tell Were Would Writing]
I never earned a dollar that was not somehow through writing.
[ Dollar Earned Never Somehow Through Writing]
I could start with Mandelstam, who was a huge influence on my early writing.
[ Could Early Huge Influence Start Writing]
I stopped working a few years ago because I just lost a spark that I'd had before. I thought I'd just try writing, and maybe start directing, but I did it very quietly.
[ Ago Because Before Did Directing Few Had Just Lost Maybe Quietly Spark Start Stopped Thought Try Very Working Writing Years]
Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, but if you are not writing something you like, no one else will like it either.
[ Advice Either Else Give Kind Read Something Sorts Story Will Would Write Writing]
David Mamet was great to work with. He was everything that I thought he would be as a director. He's incredibly articulate, an easy collaborator. Extraordinarily knowledgeable about film and writing.
[ Articulate Collaborator David Director Easy Everything Extraordinarily Film Great Incredibly Knowledgeable Thought Work Would Writing]
One would think that in writing about literary men and matters there would be no difficulty in finding a title for one's essay, or that any embarrassment which might arise would be from excess of material. I find this, however, far from being the case.
[ Any Arise Being Case Difficulty Embarrassment Essay Excess Far Find Finding However Literary Material Matters Men Might Think Title Which Would Writing]
Being a librarian certainly helped me with my writing because it made me even more of a reader, and I was always an enthusiastic reader. Writing and reading seem to me to be different aspects of a single imaginative act.
[ Act Always Aspects Because Being Certainly Different Enthusiastic Even Helped Imaginative Librarian Made More Reader Reading Seem Single 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'm always writing or playing because that is my life.
[ Always Because Life Playing Writing]
The world is full of novels in which characters simply say and do. There are certainly legitimate genres in which this is sufficient. But in real and lasting writing the character is.
[ Certainly Character Characters Full Genres Lasting Legitimate Novels Real Say Simply Sufficient Which World Writing]
I love writing dialogue, and I think a lot of my writing is visual and very cinematic.
[ Cinematic Dialogue Lot Love Think Very Visual Writing]
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]
If I had a plot that was all set in advance, why would I want go through the agony of writing the novel? A novel is a kind of exploration and discovery, for me at any rate.
[ Advance Agony Any Discovery Exploration Go Had Kind Novel Plot Rate Set Through Want Why Would Writing]
That isn't writing at all, it's typing.
[ Typing Writing]
A good writer cannot avoid having social consciousness. I don't mean this about small pieces of writing, but about a big book. If it's a big book, there has to be more than one undertow.
[ Avoid Big Book Cannot Consciousness Good Having Mean More Pieces Small Social Than Undertow Writer Writing]
In a chemistry class there was a guy sitting in front of me doing what looked like a jigsaw puzzle or some really weird kind of thing. He told me he was writing a computer program.
[ Chemistry Class Computer Doing Front Guy Jigsaw Kind Looked Program Puzzle Really Sitting Some Thing Told Weird Writing]
My total year's income from working as hard as I possibly could from writing went from like $30 one year to about $70 the next year. And it made me realize that maybe you couldn't really pay the rent that way.
[ Could Hard Income Made Maybe Next Pay Possibly Realize Really Rent Total Way Went Working Writing Year]
Actually when we stopped New Order I was busier than ever. The only gaps have been while we've been writing.
[ Actually Been Busier Ever Gaps New Only Order Stopped Than While Writing]
If you write a story based on a real person, you're trapped by the details of the real person and his life. It gets in the way of writing your own story.
[ Based Details Gets His Life Own Person Real Story Trapped Way Write Writing Your]
I don't exist without writing.
[ Exist Without Writing]
My writing has to support more than my research habit, but I love to curl up with a book about some dusty corner of history.
[ Book Corner Curl Dusty Habit History Love More Research Some Support Than Up Writing]
I started writing stories as a child.
[ Child Started Stories Writing]
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]
Writing this book was very therapeutic because it helped me face my relationship with my dad.
[ Because Book Dad Face Helped Relationship Therapeutic Very Writing]
People shout out for songs and I don't even remember writing them.
[ Even Out Remember Shout Songs Them Writing]
To do the writing, I have to have time to do research.
[ Research Time Writing]
It's one of the strangest attributes of this profession that when we writers get exhausted writing one thing, we relax by writing another.
[ Another Attributes Exhausted Get Profession Relax Strangest Thing Writers Writing]
Well, one thing I'm really interested in, when I'm writing, is being accurate.
[ Accurate Being Interested Really Thing Well Writing]
For some reason, the concept of writing with swing chords was intimidating.
[ Chords Concept Intimidating Reason Some Swing Writing]
Writing seems to be more difficult as you move through the years.
[ Difficult More Move Seems Through Writing Years]
If I'm grumpy I sure do enjoy writing The Walking Dead.
[ Dead Enjoy Grumpy Sure Walking Writing]
I'm writing a new book right now that is like an erotica manifesto.
[ Book Erotica Manifesto New Now Right Writing]
The act of writing requires a constant plunging back into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike.
[ Act Back Constant Hovers Into Past Plunging Requires Shadow Time Where Writing]
Songwriting is the other weight on the opposite side of the scale from touring. They balance me out creatively.
[ Balance Creatively Opposite Other Out Scale Side Songwriting Touring Weight]
Writing and telling are almost the same, the way I do it.
[ Almost Same Telling Way Writing]
I am so happy to be on a show with writing I wanted to participate in.
[ Am Happy Participate Show Wanted Writing]
I mean, certainly writing, painting, photography, dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way.
[ Almost Architecture Art Aspect Certainly Dance Every Film Form Into Mean Painting Photography Some Useful Way Writing]
It's what the Pixies always said about music - they were writing songs and just trying not to be boring. That was their main motivation and it worked for them. I remember reading that and thinking that was the way to do it.
[ Always Boring Just Main Motivation Music Pixies Reading Remember Said Songs Their Them Thinking Trying Way Were Worked Writing]
Writing is the hardest way of earning a living, with the possible exception of wrestling alligators.
[ Alligators Earning Exception Hardest Living Possible Way Wrestling Writing]
I'm not actually teaching any more, but I am writing pieces for schools all the time, and for kids.
[ Actually Am Any Kids More Pieces Schools Teaching Time Writing]
The pleasure of writing fiction is that you are always spotting some new approach, an alternative way of telling a story and manipulating characters; the novel is such a wonderfully flexible form.
[ Alternative Always Approach Characters Fiction Flexible Form Manipulating New Novel Pleasure Some Story Such Telling Way Wonderfully Writing]
I would fix other people's lines if they asked me on occasion. The hard part of writing is the architecture of it, getting the story and structuring it. Not the tweaking of lines.
[ Architecture Asked Fix Getting Hard Lines Occasion Other Part Story Tweaking Would Writing]
The real joy is in constructing a sentence. But I see myself as an actor first because writing is what you do when you are ready and acting is what you do when someone else is ready.
[ Acting Actor Because Constructing Else First Joy Myself Ready Real See Sentence Someone Writing]
I, personally, have found reading a continual support to writing.
[ Continual Found Personally Reading Support Writing]
When I'm writing, sometimes it gets to that place where I feel like the piece is writing itself and I'm trying not to get in the way.
[ Feel Get Gets Itself Piece Place Sometimes Trying Way Where Writing]
That's what my life is, writing songs.
[ Life Songs Writing]
For me, writing is a love-hate relationship.
[ Love-Hate Relationship Writing]
We always feel pretty creative as far as writing songs. We write them together; we just get in a room, or on occasion in Flea's garage. We just sort of improvise, like jazz musicians.
[ Always Creative Far Feel Flea Garage Get Improvise Jazz Just Musicians Occasion Pretty Room Songs Sort Them Together Write Writing]
Generally, my writing is influenced by living, by absorbing everything that happens to me and my actions.
[ Absorbing Actions Everything Generally Happens Influenced Living Writing]
The quality of the writing, really. Simple as that. Beautiful words. It's very nice as a singer to do great songs, which have wonderful lyrics and strong feelings underneath the song.
[ Beautiful Feelings Great Lyrics Nice Quality Really Simple Singer Song Songs Strong Underneath Very Which Wonderful Words Writing]
So I decided to start writing plays, and went to Yale.
[ Decided Plays Start Went Writing Yale]
Nothing matters but the writing. There has been nothing else worthwhile... a stain upon the silence.
[ Been Else Matters Nothing Silence Stain Upon Worthwhile Writing]
Now that I'm staring down the barrel of the last act of my life, I'm less excited about control and solo effort, and I resent the way the business aspects interfere with my space for creative writing.
[ Act Aspects Barrel Business Control Creative Down Effort Excited Interfere Last Less Life Now Resent Solo Space Staring Way Writing]
While I have corrected agreed factual errors, I have not been inhibited from writing what I felt to be the truth about The Prince of Wales.
[ Agreed Been Corrected Errors Factual Felt Inhibited Prince Truth Wales While Writing]
At the moment, I'm toying with a new idea for a book, but fully engaged with writing screenplays, so the book idea - which needs empty space in my head - is barely formed yet.
[ Barely Book Empty Engaged Formed Fully Head Idea Moment Needs New Screenplays Space Which Writing Yet]
All my writing is about the recognition that there is no single reality. But the beauty of it is that you nevertheless go on, walking towards utopia, which may not exist, on a bridge which might end before you reach the other side.
[ Beauty Before Bridge End Exist Go May Might Nevertheless Other Reach Reality Recognition Side Single Towards Utopia Walking Which Writing]
It won't be long before we'll be writing together again. I just hope they have a decent piano up there.
[ Again Before Decent Hope Just Long Piano Together Up Won Writing]
The strangest thing that human speech and human writing can do is create a metaphor. That is an amazing leap, is it not?
[ Amazing Create Human Leap Metaphor Speech Strangest Thing Writing]
When I was confronted with official tuition, the academic thing, I could see no relationship whatever between that and the music I'd been writing since I was 11.
[ Academic Been Between Confronted Could Music Official Relationship See Since Thing Tuition Whatever Writing]
I am writing a book and that takes third place of importance.
[ Am Book Importance Place Takes Third Writing]
The phenomenon of university creative writing programs doesn't exist in France. The whole idea is regarded as a novelty, or an oddity.
[ Creative Exist France Idea Novelty Oddity Phenomenon Programs Regarded University Whole Writing]
Sportswriters have changed more than sportswriting.
[ Changed More Sportswriters Than]
With acting I am being led by the script, other actors, the director, etc. But with songwriting I feel it is much more self reliant and allows me to be in the creative experience without being as dependent on others.
[ Acting Actors Allows Am Being Creative Dependent Director Etc Experience Feel Led More Much Other Others Reliant Script Self Songwriting Without]
I look for ambiguity when I'm writing because life is ambiguous.
[ Ambiguity Ambiguous Because Life Look Writing]
Guys like Otis Blackwell and Bobby Darin, and all the guys who were writing songs for Elvis at the time, just hanging around, writing songs, talking about music.
[ Around Blackwell Bobby Darin Elvis Guys Hanging Just Music Otis Songs Talking Time Were Writing]
For me, songwriting is something I have to do ritually. I don't just wait for inspiration; I try to write a little bit every day.
[ Bit Day Every Inspiration Just Little Something Songwriting Try Wait Write]
In writing and politicking, it's best not to think about it, just do it.
[ Best Just Think Writing]
If you study the writings of the mystics, you will always find things in them that appear to be paradoxes, as in Zen, particularly.
[ Always Appear Find Paradoxes Particularly Study Them Things Will Writings Zen]
I felt that I had to write. Even if I had never been published, I knew that I would go on writing, enjoying it and experiencing the challenge.
[ Been Challenge Enjoying Even Experiencing Felt Go Had Knew Never Published Would Write Writing]
Early British pop was helped tremendously by the writing of Bob Dylan who had proved you could write about political and quite controversial subjects. Certainly what we did followed on from what was happening with the angry young men in the theatre.
[ Angry Bob British Certainly Controversial Could Did Dylan Early Followed Had Happening Helped Men Political Pop Proved Quite Subjects Theatre Tremendously Write Writing Young]
The story drove the book. That had a very seminal effect on the way I saw writing and storytelling. If you can set a character in a story that is compelling and has a backbone, you draw people in.
[ Backbone Book Character Compelling Draw Drove Effect Had Saw Set Story Storytelling Very Way Writing]
I don't know much about creative writing programs. But they're not telling the truth if they don't teach, one, that writing is hard work, and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer.
[ Creative Deal Give Great Hard Know Life Much Personal Programs Teach Telling Truth Two Up Work Writer Writing Your]
I don't feel comfortable doing interviews. My profession is music, and writing songs. That's what I do. I like to do it, but I hate to talk about it.
[ Comfortable Doing Feel Hate Interviews Music Profession Songs Talk Writing]
The way I outline has changed quite a bit from when I first started writing.
[ Bit Changed First Outline Quite Started Way Writing]
Writing is no dying art form in America because most published writers here accept the wisdom and the necessity of encouraging the talent that follows in their footsteps.
[ Accept America Art Because Dying Encouraging Follows Footsteps Form Here Most Necessity Published Talent Their Wisdom Writers Writing]
Reviewing music or reviewing anything is a writing job. It's nice if you are experienced in the field you are writing about, but writing is what you are doing.
[ Anything Doing Experienced Field Job Music Nice Reviewing Writing]
That is what intrigues me; songwriting and song structure and expression.
[ Expression Intrigues Song Songwriting Structure]
Also, they don't understand - writing is language. The use of language. The language to create image, the language to create drama. It requires a skill of learning how to use language.
[ Also Create Drama How Image Language Learning Requires Skill Understand Use Writing]
You have to be very brave in that first writing session.
[ Brave First Session Very Writing]
I cannot say how strongly I object to people using other people's writing as research. Research is non-fiction, especially for horror, fantasy, science fiction. Do not take your research from other people's fiction. Just don't.
[ Cannot Especially Fantasy Fiction Horror How Just Non-Fiction Object Other Research Say Science Strongly Take Using Writing Your]
Writing fiction has developed in me an abiding respect for the unknown in a human lifetime and a sense of where to look for the threads, how to follow, how to connect, find in the thick of the tangle what clear line persists.
[ Abiding Clear Connect Developed Fiction Find Follow How Human Lifetime Line Look Persists Respect Sense Tangle Thick Threads Unknown Where Writing]
A reading man and woman is a ready man and woman, but a writing man and woman is exact.
[ Exact Man Reading Ready Woman Writing]
Whatever extra there is in me at any given moment isn't fully formed. I am hardly aware of it; it awaits the next book. It will - with luck - come to me during the actual writing, and it will take me by surprise.
[ Actual Am Any Awaits Aware Book Come During Extra Formed Fully Given Hardly Luck Moment Next Surprise Take Whatever Will Writing]
I think if I had been writing fiction, where the work is entirely dependent on the writer's creativity and the potential directions the narrative might take are infinite, I might have frozen.
[ Been Creativity Dependent Directions Entirely Fiction Frozen Had Infinite Might Narrative Potential Take Think Where Work Writer Writing]
I would, however, start writing fiction about 10 years before I actually did, because it's such great fun to do, many times more creative than nonfiction.
[ Actually Because Before Creative Did Fiction Fun Great However Many More Nonfiction Start Such Than Times Would Writing Years]
I've always enjoyed writing, I graduated with a degree in English; I've done bits of journalism.
[ Always Bits Degree Done English Enjoyed Graduated Journalism Writing]
Life can't defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death.
[ Death Defeat Itself Life Love Lover Until Writer Writing]
Well, writing was what I wanted to do, it was always what I wanted to do. I had novels to write so I wrote them.
[ Always Had Novels Them Wanted Well Write Writing Wrote]
Introspection and preserved writings give us far more insight into the ways of past humans than we have into the ways of past dinosaurs. For that reason, I'm optimistic that we can eventually arrive at convincing explanations for these broadest patterns of human history.
[ Arrive Broadest Convincing Dinosaurs Eventually Explanations Far Give History Human Humans Insight Into Introspection More Optimistic Past Patterns Preserved Reason Than These Us Ways Writings]
It's the same thing in a way, although writing a book is a very solitary thing.
[ Although Book Same Solitary Thing Very Way Writing]
When we finished the tour we had been writing together for a year. We moved forward from there and have just now finished our record. We're having a new record out in the Spring.
[ Been Finished Forward Had Having Just Moved New Now Our Out Record Spring Together Tour Writing Year]
Probably most successful songwriters have an innate songwriting ability.
[ Ability Innate Most Probably Songwriters Songwriting Successful]
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]
First, I'd become an avid reader of blogs, especially music blogs, and they seemed to be where the critical-thinking action was at, to have the kind of energy that I associate with rock writing of the 1970s or Internet e-mail discussion lists a decade ago.
[ Action Ago Associate Avid Become Blogs Decade Discussion E-Mail Energy Especially First Internet Kind Lists Music Reader Rock Seemed Where Writing]
I love doing normal things - movies, shopping, going out with friends, writing, reading, taking hot bubble baths - that's a big one for relaxation. I also love to go to art and history museums.
[ Also Art Baths Big Bubble Doing Friends Go Going History Hot Love Movies Museums Normal Out Reading Relaxation Shopping Taking Things Writing]
I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting.
[ Am Anything Confine Entirely Going More Myself Never Over Painting Politicians Politics Shall War Writing]
Novel writing should never be confused with journalism. Unfortunately, in the case of Primary Colors, a fair number of journalists confused.
[ Case Colors Confused Fair Journalism Journalists Never Novel Number Primary Should Unfortunately Writing]
It's very selfish when I write. I'm not aware, ever, of writing for another person; I'm not even really aware of writing for myself.
[ Another Aware Even Ever Myself Person Really Selfish Very Write Writing]
I think that I've tried many times to get Cuba in my writings, especially Havana, which was once a great and fascinating city.
[ City Cuba Especially Fascinating Get Great Havana Many Once Think Times Tried Which Writings]
Poetry is something that happens in universities, in creative writing programs or in English departments.
[ Creative Departments English Happens Poetry Programs Something Universities Writing]
After a while, the characters I'm writing begin to feel real to me. That's when I know I'm heading in the right direction.
[ After Begin Characters Direction Feel Heading Know Real Right While Writing]
One of the things I particularly enjoyed doing was taking raw sound from locations during the film, like the candy machine, and writing pieces of music to go with them, which is totally unnecessary within the context of the film, because they have their own logic.
[ Because Candy Context Doing During Enjoyed Film Go Locations Logic Machine Music Own Particularly Pieces Raw Sound Taking Their Them Things Totally Unnecessary Which Within Writing]
My relationship with Music Row has always been, from my end, optimistic and hopeful that there is more than one way to approach the writing, recording, and marketing of an album.
[ Album Always Approach Been End Hopeful Marketing More Music Optimistic Recording Relationship Row Than Way Writing]
Writing is an extreme privilege but it's also a gift. It's a gift to yourself and it's a gift of giving a story to someone.
[ Also Extreme Gift Giving Privilege Someone Story Writing Yourself]
One of the hardest things about writing lyrics is to make the lyrics sit on the music in such a way that you're not aware there was a writer there.
[ Aware Hardest Lyrics Make Music Sit Such Things Way Writer Writing]
I like to write first-person because I like to become the character I'm writing.
[ Because Become Character First-Person First-Person Write Writing]
One of the problems of writing is that anyone who commits themselves to that process has to believe that they're good.
[ Anyone Believe Commits Good Problems Process Themselves Writing]
I learned that you should feel when writing, not like Lord Byron on a mountain top, but like child stringing beads in kindergarten, - happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another.
[ Absorbed After Another Beads Byron Child Feel Happy Kindergarten Learned Lord Mountain Putting Quietly Should Stringing Top Writing]
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]
Accursed who brings to light of day the writings I have cast away.
[ Accursed Away Brings Cast Day Light Writings]
I think it's Jerry's masterful fiction writing.
[ Fiction Jerry Masterful Think Writing]
More than a half, maybe as much as two-thirds of my life as a writer is rewriting. I wouldn't say I have a talent that's special. It strikes me that I have an unusual kind of stamina.
[ Half Kind Life Maybe More Much Rewriting Say Special Stamina Strikes Talent Than Two-Thirds Unusual Writer]
If you're writing a piece for the Boston Pops, the balance is towards one end. If you're writing a piece for a chamber music society, then it's towards another point. I won't make a final answer on that. I think it changes with every piece.
[ Another Answer Balance Boston Chamber Changes End Every Final Make Music Piece Point Pops Society Then Think Towards Won Writing]
Well, I always say that the two things I was most disastrous at in my life, being a teenager and being a wife, were the two things I really wound up cashing in on when I was writing fluffy magazine pieces.
[ Always Being Disastrous Fluffy Life Magazine Most Pieces Really Say Teenager Things Two Up Well Were Wife Wound Writing]
So, the combination of looking at lots of different people and how they react to each other and how they relate to each other and waiting for that inspiration is the thing that allows me to keep writing.
[ Allows Combination Different Each How Inspiration Keep Looking Lots Other React Relate Thing Waiting Writing]
Elizabeth, Lady C, claims to be writing at the limits of language. Would it not be insulting to her if I were diligently to follow after her, explaining what she means but is not smart enough to say?
[ After Claims Diligently Elizabeth Enough Explaining Follow Her Insulting Lady Language Limits Means Say She Smart Were Would Writing]
I'm publicizing the book that's done. I'm writing the book that's in the hopper, and I'm doing a little advance research on the book to come.
[ Advance Book Come Doing Done Hopper Little Publicizing Research Writing]
No special writing rituals. And my desk is usually cluttered.
[ Cluttered Desk Rituals Special Usually Writing]
It wasn't so much that I had to leave to make it in the music business as I was curious to be out on my own and sort of explore. I never felt that where I was ever influenced my songwriting.
[ Business Curious Ever Explore Felt Had Influenced Leave Make Much Music Never Out Own Songwriting Sort Where]
I picked up the writing on the very day he died. It was the only consolation I could find.
[ Consolation Could Day Died Find Only Picked Up Very Writing]
If I could go back in time and tell my younger self that eventually that I'd become very successful writing Dune books after Frank Herbert's death, I would have laughed myself silly, I think, at how strange that prospect would be.
[ After Back Become Books Could Death Dune Eventually Frank Go Herbert How Laughed Myself Prospect Self Silly Strange Successful Tell Think Time Very Would Writing Younger]
For what I wrote that started this whole controversy, I deserved to be criticized, and I felt bad about writing it. I felt bad mainly as a writer and a thinker.
[ Bad Controversy Criticized Deserved Felt Mainly Started Thinker Whole Writer Writing Wrote]
The only rule I have found to have any validity in writing is not to bore yourself.
[ Any Bore Found Only Rule Validity Writing Yourself]