Quotations that match '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.
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Writing is not a profession but a vocation of unhappiness.
[ Profession Unhappiness Vocation Writing]
The handwriting on the wall may be a forgery.
[ Forgery Handwriting May Wall]
I've always looked upon the Ducks as caricature human beings. Perhaps I've been years writing in that middle world that J.R.R. Tolkien describes, and never knew it.
[ Always Been Beings Caricature Describes Ducks Human Knew Looked Middle Never Perhaps Tolkien Upon World Writing Years]
Writing anything is terribly hard but, alas for me, because I am addicted, a heck of a lot of fun. I often am sorry I ever started writing prose, because it is so hard. But I can't stop.
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I've been writing a lot, I've a few projects I'm trying to finance, I do some acting, I do some directing... Apart from that, if I could get lower that a ten handicap on my golf game I'd be thrilled.
[ Acting Apart Been Could Directing Few Finance Game Get Golf Handicap Lot Lower Projects Some Ten Thrilled Trying Writing]
Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.
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I took acting lessons when I was 19, 20, and I had my writing.
[ Acting Had Lessons Took Writing]
You may think me crude, and probably I am crude, but I am not so crude as I was, for I am clever enough to see that the girl of nineteen who thought herself a genius was only an unusual girl writing her heart out.
[ Am Clever Crude Enough Genius Girl Heart Her Herself May Nineteen Only Out Probably See Think Thought Unusual Writing]
I started writing more with my voice in mind.
[ Mind More Started Voice Writing]
The outstanding people realized that the job involved more than just writing a good strategic plan. It was also important that top management should understand the plan and be prepared to adopt it.
[ Adopt Also Good Important Involved Job Just Management More Outstanding Plan Prepared Realized Should Strategic Than Top Understand Writing]
They told me that they are starting a classic label, and wanted me to be the first artist. So I signed, and am producing myself, and writing my own music, but I'm their first artist on their classic label. And I have creative control.
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You may find many contradictory statements and philosophies within my writings. However, to this I will say such is life, for life is full of contradictions.
[ Contradictions Contradictory Find Full However Life Many May Philosophies Say Statements Such Will Within Writings]
If you're writing a book that takes place in New York in the moment, you can't not write about 9-11; you can't not integrate it. My main character's view is the Statue of Liberty and the Trade Center. It doesn't have to take over, but it has to be acknowledged.
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Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
[ Acceptable Form Schizophrenia Socially Writing]
Writing a novel is like making love, but it's also like having a tooth pulled. Pleasure and pain. Sometimes it's like making love while having a tooth pulled.
[ Also Having Love Making Novel Pain Pleasure Pulled Sometimes Tooth While Writing]
So, once I get writing I really try and put five to eight hours a day in my room with a guitar to really try and come up with stuff that feels interesting enough to me to keep it.
[ Come Day Eight Enough Feels Five Get Guitar Hours Interesting Keep Once Put Really Room Stuff Try Up Writing]
I know I stand visibly onstage, but my function is still unseen, because I rarely see the immediate results of what I am saying or doing or writing.
[ Am Because Doing Function Immediate Know Onstage Rarely Results Saying See Stand Still Unseen Visibly Writing]
I'm writing a new love story, set in eastern North Carolina. Surprise, surprise, huh?
[ Carolina Eastern Huh Love New North Set Story Surprise 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]
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]
Writing poetry makes you intensely conscious of how words sound, both aloud and inside the head of the reader. You learn the weight of words and how they sound to the ear.
[ Aloud Both Conscious Ear Head How Inside Intensely Learn Makes Poetry Reader Sound Weight Words Writing]
Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money.
[ Close Few First Friends Love Money Then Writing]
When you tune your guitar in a different way, it lends itself to a new way of looking at your songwriting.
[ Different Guitar Itself Lends Looking New Songwriting Tune Way Your]
Women have seen that they have locked themselves up with feminist writing.
[ Feminist Locked Seen Themselves Up Women Writing]
Men wholly bent on wordly treasures were the dupes of their own passions, rather than deceived by the writings or pretenses of those who claimed to be Alchemists.
[ Alchemists Bent Claimed Deceived Dupes Men Own Passions Pretenses Rather Than Their Those Treasures Were Wholly Writings]
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]
And the nice thing about writing a novel is you take your time, you sit with the character sometimes nine years, you look very deeply at a situation, unlike in real life when we just kind of snap something out.
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The writing is all done, so it's all about verbalizing everything from point A to point B, and certainly there's a bit of politics involved, so it's a different thing.
[ Bit Certainly Different Done Everything Involved Point Politics Thing 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]
Foreman told Ray to plead guilty and he'd then give his brother $500, if Ray didn't cause any problems at the guilty plea hearing, and he could take that $500 and hire a lawyer to set aside the plea. Foreman actually put that in writing.
[ Actually Any Aside Brother Cause Could Foreman Give Guilty Hearing Hire His Lawyer Plea Plead Problems Put Ray Set Take Then Told Writing]
Acting is playing - it's actually going out on a playground with the other kids and being in the game, and I need that. Writing satisfies that part of myself that longs to sit in my room and dream.
[ Acting Actually Being Dream Game Going Kids Longs Myself Need Other Out Part Playground Playing Room Satisfies Sit Writing]
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 also don't have organized religion on Pern. I figured - since there were four holy wars going on at the time of writing - that religion was one problem Pern didn't need.
[ Also Figured Four Going Holy Need Organized Problem Religion Since Time Wars Were Writing]
On the other hand, now that I'm not dependent on fiction for my income, I've been writing more short stories despite the fact that there's no real paying market for short horror other than Cemetery Dance.
[ Been Cemetery Dance Dependent Despite Fact Fiction Hand Horror Income Market More Now Other Paying Real Short Stories Than 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]
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 wasn't very good about juggling family and my career. I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party, what my son was writing. I was thinking about Legos. Parenting
[ Birthday Career Children Coming Family Good Interested Juggling Party Son Thinking Very Writing]
I would hope that my writing's cleaner than it was when I started.
[ Cleaner Hope Started Than Would 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 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]
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]
I don't like writing essays or theory.
[ Essays Theory Writing]
I accept challenges, I have always done that in writing.
[ Accept Always Challenges Done Writing]
As an economics undergraduate, I also worked on a part-time basis in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for a company that was advising customers about portfolio decisions, writing reports.
[ Advising Also Basis Cambridge Company Customers Decisions Economics Massachusetts Part-Time Portfolio Reports Undergraduate Worked Writing]
I spent several years acquiring the obsessive, day-to-day discipline that's needed if you want to write professionally, then several more, highly valuable years studying fiction writing at the University of Iowa.
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It was a lot of fun, and writing a series is comfortable. It's almost like having a secure job.
[ Almost Comfortable Fun Having Job Lot Secure Series Writing]
Orwell is almost our litmus test. Some of his satirical writing looks like reality these days.
[ Almost Days His Litmus Looks Orwell Our Reality Satirical Some Test These Writing]
I'm not so presumptuous to feel that they're gonna get it right away, get exactly what I have in mind. I hope that they'll enjoy looking at it at any rate, whatever it is. And that's why I started writing stories on my work.
[ Any Away Enjoy Exactly Feel Get Gonna Hope Looking Mind Presumptuous Rate Right Started Stories Whatever Why Work Writing]
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]
The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.
[ Book Business Horse Makes Profession Racing Seem Solid Stable Writing]
The good writing of any age has always been the product of someone's neurosis.
[ Age Always Any Been Good Neurosis Product Someone Writing]
I'm always in that mode - whenever I have a little free time, I'm always recording songs, writing, whatever I gotta do. It's like my job is my vacation.
[ Always Free Gotta Job Little Mode Recording Songs Time Vacation Whatever Whenever Writing]
It's true that I'm taking a break from writing a regular column to do other things but it's got nothing to do with what dear Simon has or has not written.
[ Break Column Dear Got Nothing Other Regular Simon Taking Things True Writing Written]
The apostolic writings are of three kinds: historical, didactic, and prophetic.
[ Apostolic Didactic Historical Kinds Prophetic Three Writings]
For many years I was engaged in journalism, writing articles and chronicles for the daily press without ever joining the staff of any newspaper.
[ Any Articles Chronicles Daily Engaged Ever Joining Journalism Many Newspaper Press Staff Without Writing Years]
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]
I enjoy what I do every minute of the day, even when the going gets tough. When I first began writing, I used to work at a desk in the bedroom, of a small development house. My three sons all under the age of 3 would come running in and out of the room every minute.
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For example, many colleges in their writing programs teach some of my work.
[ Colleges Example Many Programs Some Teach Their Work Writing]
Rock is all about writing your own script; it's all about pioneering.
[ Own Pioneering Rock Script Writing Your]
I fell into playwriting accidentally, took some classes in it, and also took creative writing classes, but I really didn't expect it to be a career because I didn't believe there was a way to make money as a playwright without being lucky and I didn't feel particularly lucky.
[ Accidentally Also Because Being Believe Career Classes Creative Expect Feel Fell Into Lucky Make Money Particularly Playwright Playwriting Really Some Took Way Without Writing]
If I'm writing strictly for others, how does that show what I'm experiencing or thinking? I just got to a point where I realized I could be as personal as I wanted to be and people could relate to those situations if they so choose.
[ Choose Could Does Experiencing Got How Just Others Personal Point Realized Relate Show Situations Strictly Thinking Those Wanted Where 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]
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]
I am a writer because writing is the thing I do best.
[ Am Because Best Thing Writer Writing]
No special writing rituals. And my desk is usually cluttered.
[ Cluttered Desk Rituals Special Usually Writing]
Throughout this evolution from left to right, Beard always detested war. Hence his writings were slanted to show that the military side of history was insignificant or a mere reflection of economic forces.
[ Always Beard Detested Economic Evolution Forces Hence His History Insignificant Left Mere Military Reflection Right Show Side Slanted Throughout War Were Writings]
I fell into lyric writing because of music. I backed into it.
[ Backed Because Fell Into Lyric Music Writing]
I liked Sartre's views but not his writing.
[ His Liked Sartre Views Writing]
I'm incapable of writing without social commentary. I like to think that it's integrated and not really heavy handedly didactic.
[ Commentary Didactic Heavy Incapable Integrated Really Social Think Without Writing]
In writing the history of a disease, every philosophical hypothesis whatsoever, that has previously occupied the mind of the author, should lie in abeyance.
[ Author Disease Every History Hypothesis Lie Mind Occupied Philosophical Previously Should Whatsoever Writing]
I began to ration my writing, for fear I would dream through life as my father had done. I was afraid I had inherited a poisoned gene from him, a vocation without a gift.
[ Afraid Began Done Dream Father Fear Gene Gift Had Him Inherited Life Poisoned Ration Through Vocation Without Would 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]
When I need the idea, I can find it immediately. I have a horror of rewriting or deleting; the parts of my composition are carried in my head 'till I can write them down, even to the last note. Then I do not alter a jot.
[ Alter Carried Composition Down Even Find Head Horror Idea Immediately Jot Last Need Note Parts Rewriting Them Then Till Write]
In writing biography, fact and fiction shouldn't be mixed. And if they are, the fictional points should be printed in red ink, the facts printed in black ink.
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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]
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]
People would say, Can we develop a sitcom around you? and I would say, Not interested. I'm very happy doing standup and writing and taking my kids to school.
[ Around Develop Doing Happy Interested Kids Say School Sitcom Standup Taking Very Would Writing]
There's certainly more new SF available than when I started writing. That means there's also more bad SF available. Whether there is also more good is a matter for future historians of the field.
[ Also Available Bad Certainly Field Future Good Historians Matter Means More New Sf Started Than Whether Writing]
Even the people who have had success and made money writing these books of fiction seem to feel the need to pretend it's no big deal, or part of a natural progression from poetry to fiction, but often it's really just about the money, the perceived prestige.
[ Big Books Deal Even Feel Fiction Had Just Made Money Natural Need Often Part Perceived Poetry Prestige Pretend Progression Really Seem Success These Writing]
Writing is nothing more than a guided dream.
[ Dream Guided More Nothing Than Writing]
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]
Writing this book feels like a completely different activity from writing my comic strip because it's about real life. I feel like I'm using a part of my brain that's been dormant until now.
[ Activity Because Been Book Brain Comic Completely Different Dormant Feel Feels Life Now Part Real Strip Until Using Writing]
Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you.
[ Book Dreams Illustrations Soul Writing Your]
I am writing about people who are alive in the city of New York during mid-20th-century America. And these people are like a character in a play or they are figures in a short story or a novel.
[ Alive Am America Character City During Figures New Novel Play Short Story These Writing York]
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]
No no there wasn't any planned 14th season, we all saw the writing on the wall. The ratings had been going down and so fourth, that curve goes on every show and in everybody's life.
[ Any Been Curve Down Every Everybody Fourth Goes Going Had Life Planned Ratings Saw Season Show Wall 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.
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Writing with you is the only thing that keeps me alive.
[ Alive Keeps Only Thing Writing]
I am writing something which I find satisfying and which I am prepared to put my name to as a composer.
[ Am Composer Find Name Prepared Put Satisfying Something Which Writing]
Writing is the only thing I've ever done with persistence, except for being married.
[ Being Done Ever Except Married Only Persistence Thing Writing]
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
[ Despair Just Perfect Such Thing 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.
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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]
When people start writing there is this idea that you have to get everything right first time, every sentence has to be perfect, every paragraph has to be perfect, every chapter has to be perfect, but what you're doing is not any kind of public show, until you're ready for it.
[ Any Chapter Doing Every Everything First Get Idea Kind Paragraph Perfect Public Ready Right Sentence Show Start Time Until Writing]
The Twist was a guided missile launched from the ghetto into the heart of suburbia. The Twist succeeded, as politics, religion and law could never do, in writing in the heart and soul what the Supreme Court could only write on the books.
[ Books Could Court Ghetto Guided Heart Into Launched Law Missile Never Only Politics Religion Soul Suburbia Succeeded Supreme Twist Write Writing]
It's nice to finally have a CD out which reflects my songwriting, my singing and the band that I have.
[ Band Cd Finally Nice Out Reflects Singing Songwriting Which]
It's like a novelist writing far out things. If it makes a point and makes sense, then people like to read that. But if it's off in left field and goes over the edge, you lose it. The same with musical talent, I think.
[ Edge Far Field Goes Left Lose Makes Musical Novelist Off Out Over Point Read Same Sense Talent Then Things Think Writing]
I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.
[ Emotions Human Love Swing Tangle Words 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]
Writing is pretty crummy on the nerves.
[ Crummy Nerves Pretty Writing]
I think it's just a lack of ability, we're incapable of writing hits.
[ Ability Hits Incapable Just Lack Think Writing]
And yes, there's a simplicity to writing books because you're not a member of a team, so you make all the decisions yourself instead of deferring to a committee.
[ Because Books Committee Decisions Deferring Instead Make Member Simplicity Team Writing Yes Yourself]
Unless I'm really uneasy with what I'm writing, I lose interest very quickly.
[ Interest Lose Quickly Really Uneasy Unless Very Writing]
Then l learned to play guitar and l started writing songs and my mother formed for me a publishing business, so we started publishing and managing artists.
[ Artists Business Formed Guitar Learned Managing Mother Play Publishing Songs Started Then Writing]
The basic drive behind real philosophy is curiosity about the world, not interest in the writings of philosophers.
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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'm older than my sister so I started writing first. I started writing at school. I was always top of my class in composition, essays, English Lit and all of that.
[ Always Class Composition English Essays First Lit Older School Sister Started Than Top Writing]
Easy reading is damn hard writing.
[ Damn Easy Hard Reading Writing]
I honestly feel like we never had a bad episode by TV standards. Every week I felt there were so many strong components of the show, especially the writing.
[ Bad Components Episode Especially Every Feel Felt Had Honestly Many Never Show Standards Strong Tv Week Were Writing]
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.
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My writing style is very sensual, as in sensory detail.
[ Detail Sensory Sensual Style Very Writing]
Action is greater than writing. A good man is a nobler object of contemplation than a great author. There are but two things worth living for: to do what is worthy of being written; and to write what is worthy of being read.
[ Action Author Being Contemplation Good Great Greater Living Man Nobler Object Read Than Things Two Worth Worthy Write Writing Written]
I can never tell ahead of time which book will give me trouble - some balk every step of the way, others seem to write themselves - but certainly the mechanics of writing, finding the time and the psychic space, are easier now that my children are grown.
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For me, writing is 75 percent procrastinating and 25 percent actually sitting down and working.
[ Actually Down Percent Sitting Working Writing]
Faithfulness to the past can be a kind of death above ground. Writing of the past is a resurrection; the past then lives in your words and you are free.
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I was pretty dead set against ever writing an academic novel. It's always been my view that there are already more than enough academic novels and that most of them aren't any good. Most of them are self-conscious and bitter, the work of people who want to settle grudges.
[ Academic Against Already Always Any Been Bitter Dead Enough Ever Good Grudges More Most Novel Novels Pretty Self-Conscious Set Settle Than Them View Want Work 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]
There is no way of writing stories that I haven't done.
[ Done Haven Stories Way Writing]
An hour or two spent in writing from dictation, another hour or two in reading aloud, a little geography and a little history and a little physics made the day pass busily.
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A novel's whole pattern is rarely apparent at the outset of writing, or even at the end; that is when the writer finds out what a novel is about, and the job becomes one of understanding and deepening or sharpening what is already written. That is finding the theme.
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I'm like a junkie for writing.
[ Junkie Writing]
Although we are being presented in Carnegie Hall, we have to furnish a budget for our guest stars, and for the music writing - which is a huge budget in any orchestra that plays popular music.
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Writing comes more easily if you have something to say.
[ Comes Easily More Say Something Writing]
The sheer complexity of writing a play always had dazzled me. In an effort to understand it, I became a critic.
[ Always Became Complexity Critic Effort Had Play Sheer Understand Writing]
For me, writing is a love-hate relationship.
[ Love-Hate Relationship 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]
The primary requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite.
[ Appetite Food Good Primary Requisite Well Writing]
The Language Poets are writing only about language itself. The Ashbery poets are writing only about poetry itself. That seems to me a kind of dead end.
[ Dead End Itself Kind Language Only Poetry Poets Seems Writing]
It's not the case of turning in a bunch of songs and recording the next month. I think you're looking for songs all year long and you're writing all year long.
[ Bunch Case Long Looking Month Next Recording Songs Think Turning Writing Year]
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]
I am writing a book about the Crusades so dull that I can scarcely write it.
[ Am Book Crusades Dull Scarcely Write Writing]
Frankly, writing poetry for children is plain old fun, and I consider myself blessed to have such a delightful career.
[ Blessed Career Children Consider Delightful Frankly Fun Myself Old Plain Poetry Such Writing]
Writing is conscience, scruple, and the farming of our ancestors.
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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]
I think that as I continue to write, my writing I hope will become more controversial and more provocative.
[ Become Continue Controversial Hope More Provocative Think Will Write Writing]
I wanted to be an artist. I was studying art. I wanted to be a great painter. When I went into the Navy, there wasn't much to draw at sea. So I began writing, and I began reading a lot.
[ Art Artist Began Draw Great Into Lot Much Navy Painter Reading Sea Studying Wanted Went Writing]
You fail only if you stop writing.
[ Fail Only Stop Writing]
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]
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]
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.
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I suspect that writer's block afflicts mainly people who have some stable and ample source of income outside of writing. So far it hasn't been a problem.
[ Afflicts Ample Been Block Far Hasn Income Mainly Outside Problem Some Source Stable Suspect Writer Writing]
I have a 10-year track record of writing for the Jewish community.
[ Community Jewish Record Track Writing]
And after you've done the acting, there's a lot of places you can put your input - in the editing, in the production of it, in the rewriting of it and so on.
[ Acting After Done Editing Input Lot Places Production Put Rewriting Your]
When I began writing, I didn't read any other children's poets... I didn't want to be influenced until I'd found my own voice. Now I read them all.
[ Any Began Children Found Influenced Now Other Own Poets Read Them Until Voice Want Writing]
If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that's read by persons who move their lips when they're reading to themselves.
[ Get Lips Move Persons Read Reading Rich Sort Their Themselves Thing Want Write Writing]
Writing is a communication.
[ Communication 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]
He took me from not being able to write a word in terms of writing screenplays to being the king of wooden dialogue.
[ Able Being Dialogue King Screenplays Terms Took Wooden Word Write Writing]
If I did anything 'next,' I would do writing.
[ Anything Did Next Would Writing]
My writing improved the more I wrote - and the more I read good writing, from Shakespeare on down.
[ Down Good Improved More Read Shakespeare Writing Wrote]
When I was speaking about communicating, I meant that the listener - we have to reach the listener; otherwise, of course, you're writing the piece, as I say, only for the satisfaction of seeing it on the paper for yourself, and then it ends right there.
[ Communicating Course Ends Listener Meant Only Otherwise Paper Piece Reach Right Satisfaction Say Seeing Speaking Then Writing Yourself]
I love new writing, new blood, modern works by unknown writers.
[ Blood Love Modern New Unknown Works Writers 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]
Especially in the last 10 years, the writing on animated shows has jumped by leaps and bounds.
[ Animated Bounds Especially Jumped Last Leaps Shows Writing Years]
I'm addicted to creating and writing.
[ Addicted Creating Writing]
As opposed to touring for three years and then going into the studio and writing an album, I think this record is representative of a lot of everyday people.
[ Album Everyday Going Into Lot Opposed Record Representative Studio Then Think Three Touring Writing Years]
Shakespeare was a dramatist of note who lived by writing things to quote.
[ Dramatist Lived Note Quote Shakespeare Things Writing]
I'm writing a book and working on my one-woman show, Learning To Be Human.
[ Book Human Learning Show Working Writing]
My other advice is to start writing songs and singing right away.
[ Advice Away Other Right Singing Songs Start Writing]
I think some of the best modern writing comes now from travellers.
[ Best Comes Modern Now Some Think Travellers Writing]
I think technique can be taught but I think the only way to learn to write is to read, and I see writing and reading as completely related. One almost couldn't exist without the other.
[ Almost Completely Exist Learn Only Other Read Reading Related See Taught Technique Think Way Without Write Writing]
The ancient codes were doubtless originally suggested by the discovery and diffusion of the art of writing.
[ Ancient Art Codes Diffusion Discovery Doubtless Originally Suggested Were Writing]
The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
[ Art Believe Discovering Writing]
I'm too shy for personal appearances, and I've found out that anytime I talk about my writing, I can't do any writing for many weeks afterward.
[ Afterward Any Anytime Appearances Found Many Out Personal Shy Talk Too Weeks Writing]
I started acting when I was in high school, started writing when I got to New York in 1975.
[ Acting Got High New School Started Writing York]
I wrote songs with the guys from Air Supply for their record... So I was just writing songs.
[ Air Guys Just Record Songs Supply Their Writing Wrote]
One thing I've tried to do in writing music is take on very basic things, very archetypal things.
[ Archetypal Basic Music Take Thing Things Tried Very Writing]
What's the challenge in writing a novel that few people will read? I'm more than happy writing what I do and have no plans to change that.
[ Challenge Change Few Happy More Novel Plans Read Than Will Writing]
I was totally absorbed in the real world, the politics, the history, the news, and I just couldn't find my way into the fictional world... When I finally could return to writing the novel, it was in fits and starts.
[ Absorbed Could Fictional Finally Find Fits History Into Just News Novel Politics Real Return Starts Totally Way World 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]
I was writing a chapter of Beautiful Evidence on the subject of the sculptural pedestal, which led to my thinking about what's up on the pedestal - the great leader.
[ Beautiful Chapter Evidence Great Leader Led Pedestal Sculptural Subject Thinking Up Which Writing]
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]
I'm not writing just about melancholy stuff anymore, I made a point to cover a wide range of emotions.
[ Anymore Cover Emotions Just Made Melancholy Point Range Stuff Wide Writing]
My mother had always taught me to write about my feelings instead of sharing really personal things with others, so I spent many evenings writing in my diary, eating everything in the kitchen and waiting for Mr. Wrong to call.
[ Always Call Diary Eating Evenings Everything Feelings Had Instead Kitchen Many Mother Mr Others Personal Really Sharing Spent Taught Things Waiting Write Writing Wrong]
The truth is always something that is told, not something that is known. If there were no speaking or writing, there would be no truth about anything. There would only be what is.
[ Always Anything Known Only Something Speaking Told Truth Were Would Writing]
That's what my life is, writing songs.
[ Life Songs Writing]
Originally I was not writing songs for myself.
[ Myself Originally Songs 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]
Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you.
[ Always Because Nice Ones Than Those Will Writing Younger]
I'm terrible at story and structure, but I'm not so bad at writing dialogue.
[ Bad Dialogue Story Structure Terrible Writing]
There is no way of writing well and also of writing easily.
[ Also Easily Way Well Writing]
I've been criticised for writing in too complex a manner for younger people.
[ Been Complex Criticised Manner Too Writing Younger]
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]
Writing was like digging coal. I sweat blood. The spell is on me.
[ Blood Coal Digging Spell Sweat Writing]
You have to have something worth saying and then the ability to say it- writing's a double skill, really.
[ Ability Double Really Say Saying Skill Something Then Worth Writing]
My favorite period is World War II, and I'm in the middle of writing my fourth novel set in that era.
[ Era Favorite Fourth Ii Middle Novel Period Set War World 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]
Even this vein of writing is so foreign to me that I am amazed.
[ Am Amazed Even Foreign Vein Writing]
Writing children's books gives a writer a very strong sense of narrative drive.
[ Books Children Drive Gives Narrative Sense Strong Very Writer Writing]
I suppose directing on set is the most fun because it's a good crack and you feel you're on the battlefield whereas writing is a fairly solitary undertaking.
[ Battlefield Because Crack Directing Fairly Feel Fun Good Most Set Solitary Suppose Undertaking Whereas Writing]
Writing old school HTML code was never very much fun but now it's getting downright tedious for most people.
[ Code Downright Fun Getting Html Most Much Never Now Old School Tedious Very Writing]
You know that I write slowly. This is chiefly because I am never satisfied until I have said as much as possible in a few words, and writing briefly takes far more time than writing at length.
[ Am Because Briefly Chiefly Far Few Know Length More Much Never Possible Said Satisfied Slowly Takes Than Time Until Words Write Writing]
I forget a book as soon as I finish writing it, which is not always a good thing.
[ Always Book Finish Forget Good Soon Thing Which Writing]
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]
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]
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]
My only fantasy about writing was that in my old days, after directing many masterpieces, I would write my memoirs.
[ After Days Directing Fantasy Many Masterpieces Memoirs Old Only Would Write Writing]
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]
Writing is like carrying a fetus.
[ Carrying Fetus 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]
If you're writing a novel, you're in a room for three or four years. There's not much coming in from the outside.
[ Coming Four Much Novel Outside Room Three Writing Years]
I spent most of this afternoon writing a new introduction for my autobiography.
[ Afternoon Autobiography Introduction Most New Spent Writing]
I think that songwriting changed when groups started spending more time in the studio.
[ Changed Groups More Songwriting Spending Started Studio Think Time]
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]
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]
Becoming a mother cannot help but change things. An author's life is reflected in their writing, whether they want it to be or not, and parenthood is one of the biggest life changes there is.
[ Author Becoming Biggest Cannot Change Changes Help Life Mother Parenthood Reflected Their Things Want Whether Writing]
The central problem of novel-writing is causality.
[ Causality Central Problem]
I, personally, have found reading a continual support to writing.
[ Continual Found Personally Reading Support Writing]
You don't start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it's good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That's why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.
[ Better Crap Get Good Gradually Most Out Persistence Say Start Stuff Then Thinking Traits Valuable Why Writing]
You may not be able to read a doctor's handwriting and prescription, but you'll notice his bills are neatly typewritten. Medical
[ Able Bills Doctor Handwriting His May Neatly Notice Prescription Read]
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]
I do love using keyboards and I love writing keyboard parts, but I am not a player in the true sense of the word.
[ Am Keyboard Keyboards Love Parts Player Sense True Using Word Writing]
I don't write for an audience, I don't think whether my book will sell, I don't sell it before I finish writing it.
[ Audience Before Book Finish Sell Think Whether Will Write Writing]
Sometimes you're trapped in writing songs and you don't have enough distance from what you do anymore and you need the talent and the years of other people to come and jump in.
[ Anymore Come Distance Enough Jump Need Other Sometimes Songs Talent Trapped Writing Years]
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]
I am writing a sequel to The Touch because I want to further explore the Chinese question that I have raised. There will be more about that in a sequel.
[ Am Because Chinese Explore Further More Question Raised Sequel Touch Want Will Writing]
When a man is in doubt about this or that in his writing, it will often guide him if he asks himself how it will tell a hundred years hence.
[ Asks Doubt Guide Hence Him Himself His How Hundred Man Often Tell Will Writing Years]
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]
All human discoveries seem to be made only for the purpose of confirming more strongly the truths come from on high, and contained in the sacred writings.
[ Come Confirming Contained Discoveries High Human Made More Only Purpose Sacred Seem Strongly Truths Writings]
Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else.
[ Doing Else Feel Only Should Something Thing Writing]
I want to get off with the screenwriting.
[ Get Off Screenwriting Want]
Writing tonal music now, you are not writing into the 19th Century.
[ Century Into Music Now Tonal Writing]
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]
Understand, I had absolutely no interest in writing; I wanted to be a Writer.
[ Absolutely Had Interest Understand Wanted Writer 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]
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]
American literature had always considered writing a very serious matter.
[ Always American Considered Had Literature Matter Serious Very Writing]
Writing is the beast unto itself.
[ Beast Itself Unto Writing]
As an actor, I go where the good writing is. That's the bottom line.
[ Actor Bottom Go Good Line Where Writing]
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]
And when I'm writing, I write a lot anyway. I might write pages and pages of conversation between characters that don't necessarily end up in the book, or in the story I'm working on, because they're simply my way of getting to know the characters.
[ Anyway Because Between Book Characters Conversation End Getting Know Lot Might Necessarily Pages Simply Story Up Way Working Write 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]
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]
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]
Every kind of book I've written has been written in a different way. There has not been any set time for writing, any set way, I haven't re-invented the process every time but I almost have.
[ Almost Any Been Book Different Every Haven Kind Process Set Time Way Writing Written]
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]
What we need is more women writers, writing for older women. There are some actresses who have production companies and create their own material, and I truly admire that.
[ Actresses Admire Companies Create Material More Need Older Own Production Some Their Truly Women Writers Writing]
Read the sacred writings of all the peoples on Earth. Through all of them runs, like a red thread, the hidden Science of attaining and maintaining wakefulness.
[ Attaining Earth Hidden Maintaining Peoples Read Red Runs Sacred Science Them Thread Through Writings]
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]
Writing a book is not as tough as it is to haul thirty-five people around the country and sweat like a horse five nights a week.
[ Around Book Country Five Haul Horse Nights Sweat Thirty-Five Tough Week Writing]
Through writing, through that process, they realize that they become more intelligent, and more honest and more imaginative than they can be in any other part of their life.
[ Any Become Honest Imaginative Intelligent Life More Other Part Process Realize Than Their Through Writing]
I loved the process of writing.
[ Loved Process Writing]
Writing music is just something that I was born to do.
[ Born Just Music Something 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]
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]
The biggest hurdle to writing Fargo Rock City was that I couldn't afford a home computer - I had to get a new job so I could buy a computer. It could all change though. In five years, I could be back at some daily newspaper, which wouldn't be so bad.
[ Afford Back Bad Biggest Buy Change City Computer Could Daily Fargo Five Get Had Home Hurdle Job New Newspaper Rock Some Though Which Writing Years]
I was writing fiction, but not finishing fiction.
[ Fiction Finishing 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 never really saw myself as writing science fiction anyway.
[ Anyway Fiction Myself Never Really Saw Science 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]
But in the meantime I became accustomed to the writing life and it would be hard to change now - partly because of the salary cut if I went to my other love, teaching; and partly because I still have stories to tell, even though it isn't all that fun doing the work anymore.
[ Accustomed Anymore Became Because Change Cut Doing Even Fun Hard Life Love Meantime Now Other Partly Salary Still Stories Teaching Tell Though Went Work Would Writing]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Rewriting to me means, if I work on it for three days, I've rewritten it.
[ Days Means Rewriting Rewritten Three Work]
Having been an actor and a writer for so long - 20 years or so - I felt that it would be daft to go to one's grave without having directed. It's a natural extension of writing and acting, and so I knew it would happen one day.
[ Acting Actor Been Daft Day Directed Extension Felt Go Grave Happen Having Knew Long Natural Without Would Writer Writing Years]
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.
[ Art Grasped Journalism Literature Once Read Something Twice Will Writing]
It's hard for me to just practice without writing something.
[ Hard Just Practice Something Without Writing]
There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.
[ Art Reading Thinking Well Writing]
But with writing, all you need is a pad of paper.
[ Need Pad Paper Writing]
There's a mystery to writing, and you don't really know where most of it comes from.
[ Comes Know Most Mystery Really Where 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]
Learn as much by writing as by reading.
[ Learn Much Reading Writing]
Unfortunately, writing and reporting the truth is not allowed under Castro's tyrannical dictatorship.
[ Allowed Castro Dictatorship Reporting Truth Tyrannical Under Unfortunately Writing]
If I give myself a chore, for instance, when I was writing the songs for Shameless, I said to myself, Now, every day for 90 days you have to write a song; good, bad or indifferent. So that was really helpful.
[ Bad Chore Day Days Every Give Good Helpful Indifferent Instance Myself Now Really Said Shameless Song Songs Write Writing]
Location is a very important aspect to songwriting.
[ Aspect Important Location Songwriting Very]
You're successful if you can get one person to pick it up and put it on the turntable and go, Wow, thanks for writing that!
[ Get Go Person Pick Put Successful Thanks Turntable Up Wow 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]
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 loved words. I love to sing them and speak them and even now, I must admit, I have fallen into the joy of writing them.
[ Admit Even Fallen Into Joy Love Loved Must Now Sing Speak Them Words Writing]
I think it's important to really press on with the song writing and just go with it. There's no code, there's no craft... it's just let yourself shine through your music. If it's meant to be loved and heard, it'll happen.
[ Code Craft Go Happen Heard Important Just Loved Meant Music Press Really Shine Song Think Through Writing Your Yourself]
I have tried to explore the little talent I have for writing.
[ Explore Little Talent Tried Writing]
Television has raised writing to a new low.
[ Low New Raised Television Writing]
The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing. Computers
[ Digital Even Far Invention More Printing Revolution Significant Than Writing]
The new spirituality will bring about what I'm calling the 'end of better.' And that is in fact what is called for in the next of the series of books that I've been writing.
[ Been Better Books Bring Called Calling End Fact New Next Series Spirituality Will Writing]
When you're working with a smaller budget I suppose one of the things that has to be in your mind when you are writing is that you have to keep the characters down to a minimum.
[ Budget Characters Down Keep Mind Minimum Smaller Suppose Things Working Writing Your]
But, if there's any aspect of my career that needs attention, it's writing.
[ Any Aspect Attention Career Needs 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]
Shake was a dramatist of note; He lived by writing things to quote.
[ Dramatist Lived Note Quote Shake Things Writing]
I've been writing about James Fenimore Cooper. He was not a writer. Here was a man who was 30 years old and had never put anything more than his signature on paper.
[ Anything Been Cooper Had Here His James Man More Never Old Paper Put Signature Than Writer Writing Years]
I 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]
When I started writing this, I found that I simply couldn't take fantasy seriously, so it became humorous, and continued from there.
[ Became Continued Fantasy Found Humorous Seriously Simply Started Take Writing]
Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.
[ Down Free Net Playing Tennis Verse Writing]
I started writing stories as a child.
[ Child Started Stories Writing]
I wanted to write stories for myself. At first it was purely an aesthetic thing about craft. I just wanted to become good at the art of something. And writing was very private.
[ Aesthetic Art Become Craft First Good Just Myself Private Purely Something Stories Thing Very Wanted Write Writing]
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]
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]
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]
There is a set of religious, or rather moral, writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true.
[ Certain Comfortable Doctrine Happiness Misery Moral Namely Objection Rather Religious Road Set Teach True Very Vice Virtue Which Wholesome World Writings]
Songwriting is a very mysterious process. It feels like creating something from nothing. It's something I don't feel like I really control.
[ Control Creating Feel Feels Mysterious Nothing Process Really Something Songwriting Very]
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]
If I really considered myself a writer, I wouldn't be writing screenplays. I'd be writing novels.
[ Considered Myself Novels Really Screenplays Writer Writing]
Some people swear by writing courses, but whether it really helps American poetry, I have doubts.
[ American Courses Doubts Helps Poetry Really Some Swear Whether Writing]
I grew up in the theatre. It's where I got my start. Writing a television drama with theatrical dialogue about the theatre is beyond perfection.
[ Beyond Dialogue Drama Got Grew Perfection Start Television Theatre Theatrical Up Where 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]
I found the writing arena to be much less competitive.
[ Arena Competitive Found Less Much Writing]
Writing is the continuation of politics by other means.
[ Continuation Means Other Politics 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]
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 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]
As soon as I started writing Julia, by which I mean while writing its first sentence, I felt a sudden, reassuring charge of excitement. I knew it was going to work.
[ Charge Excitement Felt First Going Julia Knew Mean Reassuring Sentence Soon Started Sudden Which While Work 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 was relatively easy to write 'The Cave of Lost Souls', though, because it came to me one night in a dream. I remember waking up and having this idea for a complete story - from start to finish - in my head, so I jotted it down, then later began writing the thing.
[ Because Began Came Cave Complete Down Dream Easy Finish Having Head Idea Later Lost Night Relatively Remember Souls Start Story Then Thing Though Up Waking 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]
We influence singing but never really songwriting.
[ Influence Never Really Singing Songwriting]
The secret to being a writer is that you have to write. It's not enough to think about writing or to study literature or plan a future life as an author. You really have to lock yourself away, alone, and get to work.
[ Alone Author Away Being Enough Future Get Life Literature Lock Plan Really Secret Study Think Work Write Writer Writing Yourself]
We decided we didn't want to do a musical for TV because the idea of writing a musical that would be seen on television once seems insane.
[ Because Decided Idea Insane Musical Once Seems Seen Television Tv Want Would 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]
I work very hard on the writing, writing and rewriting and trying to weed out the lumber.
[ Hard Lumber Out Rewriting Trying Very Weed Work Writing]
The first is that instead of writing a sequel, which is what most people do, this is in fact a prequel. Although we didn't know that when we began the process.
[ Although Began Fact First Instead Know Most Prequel Process Sequel Which Writing]
Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought? Dreams
[ Could Dreaming Find Only Out Thought 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]
My dreams were at once more fantastic and agreeable than my writings.
[ Agreeable Dreams Fantastic More Once Than Were Writings]
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]
Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence.
[ Inconvenience Saved Sin Violence Writing]
I didn't really know what I was doing when I started. I just started writing songs. After two songs I just continued to explore it.
[ After Continued Doing Explore Just Know Really Songs Started Two Writing]
I don't know if I see myself as really an action hero, but I like doing physical movies and I like doing movies where the writing is very lean.
[ Action Doing Hero Know Lean Movies Myself Physical Really See Very Where Writing]
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]
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]
Writing requires a great deal of skill, just like painting does. People don't want to learn those skills.
[ Deal Does Great Just Learn Painting Requires Skill Skills Those Want Writing]
I think my voice worked out fine, but it was a lot of work for me. And I was very self-conscious about it. I was a bit self-conscious about writing lyrics too.
[ Bit Fine Lot Lyrics Out Self-Conscious Think Too Very Voice Work Worked 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]
Writing good ads is easy when you have something to say.
[ Ads Easy Good Say Something Writing]
At school I was always trying to con my teachers into letting me act out book reports instead of writing them.
[ Act Always Book Con Instead Into Letting Out Reports School Teachers Them Trying Writing]
TV writing is different than other mediums, involving the writer.
[ Different Involving Mediums Other Than Tv Writer Writing]
But this is pretty new for me, both songwriting and singing.
[ Both New Pretty Singing Songwriting]
I don't want boys to use their pencils for improper writing.
[ Boys Improper Pencils Their Use Want 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]
When they do bring on new people, it's good for the show. It's like getting a new toy. The writers enjoy it because it's a whole new character that they can write for, one that they aren't used to writing for. They can try different things.
[ Because Bring Character Different Enjoy Getting Good New Show Things Toy Try Used Whole Write Writers 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.
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My friends and I took songwriting very, very seriously. My hero was and still is Bob Dylan, but also people like Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell and that whole generation.
[ Also Bob Cohen Dylan Friends Generation Hero Joni Leonard Mitchell Seriously Songwriting Still Took Very Whole]
Writing for the theater, you find yourself living a nocturnal life.
[ Find Life Living Nocturnal Theater Writing Yourself]
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]
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]
When my writing really started to take off was when I made a decision that I would write only what I wanted to write, and if 10 people wanted to hear it, that's fine.
[ Decision Fine Hear Made Off Only Really Started Take Wanted Would Write Writing]
And I love writing. I've always loved writing.
[ Always Love Loved Writing]
The pleasure that I take in writing gets me interested in writing a poem. It's not a statement about what I think anybody else should be doing. For me, it's an interesting tension between interior and exterior.
[ Anybody Between Doing Else Exterior Gets Interested Interesting Interior Pleasure Poem Should Statement Take Tension Think Writing]
Gil Thorpe is a great diversion and is to book writing as poetry is to prose.
[ Book Diversion Great Poetry Prose Thorpe Writing]
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 didn't necessarily have a total idea when I was writing the movie of where everything was going. I just wanted to have really realistic dialogue and write like people I knew talked. I tried to keep it very real.
[ Dialogue Everything Going Idea Just Keep Knew Movie Necessarily Real Realistic Really Talked Total Tried Very Wanted Where Write Writing]
I'm narrating the television series Biography. I'm still involved in my music - I have a new album out. I have an animated project in development. I'm writing a lot of things and you never know if one of them is going to become a six or seven year project.
[ Album Animated Become Biography Development Going Involved Know Lot Music Narrating Never New Out Project Series Seven Six Still Television Them Things Writing Year]
It is not about writing those hits again. I am sure I could write them, but it is about the sensibilities.
[ Again Am Could Hits Sensibilities Sure Them Those Write Writing]
Whatever I'm reading at the moment seems to influence whatever I'm writing.
[ Influence Moment Reading Seems Whatever Writing]
Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing.
[ Books Closest Come Ever Men Writing]
I don't see one as bring better or more literate than the other and there's a real buzz to not only writing about a character I love like Superman, but also writing something that kids can enjoy.
[ Also Better Bring Buzz Character Enjoy Kids Literate Love More Only Other Real See Something Superman Than Writing]
Normally I work out a general summary of what I mean to do, then start writing, and the details can be different from my anticipation. So there is considerable flow, but always within channels.
[ Always Anticipation Channels Considerable Details Different Flow General Mean Normally Out Start Summary Then Within Work Writing]
I think I'm drawn to writing about something which feels intense and important.
[ Drawn Feels Important Intense Something Think Which Writing]
For some reason, the concept of writing with swing chords was intimidating.
[ Chords Concept Intimidating Reason Some Swing Writing]
The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air. All I must do is find it, and copy it.
[ Absolutely Air Am Copy Exists Fashion Find Must Perfect Place Some Story Writing Written]
Songwriting is my gift from God.
[ Gift God Songwriting]
I like myself better when I'm writing regularly.
[ Better Myself Regularly Writing]
If I waited till I felt like writing, I'd never write at all.
[ Felt Never Till Waited Write 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]
I started writing books for children because I could illustrate them myself and because, in my innocence, I thought they'd be easier.
[ Because Books Children Could Easier Illustrate Innocence Myself Started Them Thought Writing]
I think if you're writing from the heart, very often, the subject matter will adjust as you age... but you try to write the best song you can possibly write. For us, we have the same basic elements that make up the America sound.
[ Adjust Age America Basic Best Elements Heart Make Matter Often Possibly Same Song Sound Subject Think Try Up Us Very Will Write Writing]
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 think if the writing comes too easily, it shows - it's usually hard to read.
[ Comes Easily Hard Read Shows Think Too Usually Writing]
I was 37 years old. I wanted to support myself by writing.
[ Myself Old Support Wanted Writing Years]
I teach writing courses and first of all, I teach my students what prosody is.
[ Courses First Students Teach Writing]
I do not pretend to write much of a letter. You know under what circumstances I am writing.
[ Am Circumstances Know Letter Much Pretend Under Write Writing]
Research to me is as important or more important than the writing. It is the foundation upon which the book is built.
[ Book Built Foundation Important More Research Than Upon Which Writing]
I love writing about my job because I loved it, and it was a particularly interesting one when I was a young man. It was like holidays with pay to me.
[ Because Holidays Interesting Job Love Loved Man Particularly Pay Writing Young]
Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind.
[ Always Apart Before Behind Double Everything Experiences Kind Living Mirror Once Reality Think Twice Waits Which Writer Writing]
Great writing is great writing. It's as simple as all that.
[ Great Simple 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]
I never see a novel as a film while I'm writing it. Mostly because novels and films are so different, and I'm such an internal novelist.
[ Because Different Film Films Internal Mostly Never Novel Novelist Novels See Such While Writing]
I think all writing is done through memory.
[ Done Memory Think Through Writing]
When I was writing pretty poor poetry, this girl with midnight black hair told me to go on.
[ Black Girl Go Hair Midnight Poetry Poor Pretty Told 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 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]
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 can come off as pretty arrogant, but it's because I know I'm right. I'm very, very good at writing protocols. I've accomplished more working on my own than I ever did as part of a team.
[ Accomplished Arrogant Because Come Did Ever Good Know More Off Own Part Pretty Protocols Right Team Than Very Working Writing]
When you're writing, it's as if you're within a kind of closed world.
[ Closed Kind Within World Writing]
Anyway, in my writing I've always been interested in finding places to stand, and I've found it very useful to have a direct experience of what I'm writing about.
[ Always Anyway Been Direct Experience Finding Found Interested Places Stand Useful Very Writing]
Writing a story or a novel is one way of discovering sequence in experience, of stumbling upon cause and effect in the happenings of a writer's own life.
[ Cause Discovering Effect Experience Happenings Life Novel Own Sequence Story Stumbling Upon Way Writer Writing]
The assertion of failure coming from such persons does not mean that Mr. Mill failed to promote the practical success of those objects the advocacy of which forms the chief feature of his political writings.
[ Advocacy Assertion Chief Coming Does Failed Failure Feature Forms His Mean Mill Mr Objects Persons Political Practical Promote Success Such Those Which Writings]
Writing is a passion I have never understood, yet a storyteller is all I have ever wanted to be.
[ Ever Never Passion Storyteller Understood Wanted Writing Yet]
I like pens. My writing is so amazing there's never a need to erase.
[ Amazing Erase Need Never Pens Writing]
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]
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]
It's a discovery of a story when I write a book, a case of inching ahead on each page and discovering what's beyond in the darkness, beyond where you're writing.
[ Ahead Beyond Book Case Darkness Discovering Discovery Each Page Story Where Write Writing]
We still play Foreigner songs. I play the songs that I was involved in writing.
[ Foreigner Involved Play Songs Still Writing]
I had neither expert aid nor advice. I studied no courses in writing; until a year or so ago, I never read a book by anybody advising writers how to write.
[ Advice Advising Ago Aid Anybody Book Courses Expert Had How Neither Never Nor Read Studied Until Write Writers Writing Year]
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]
Writing and Painting are the same for me.
[ Painting Same Writing]
When I'm writing a novel, I'm dealing with a double life. I live in the present at the same time that I live in the past with my characters. It is this that makes a novelist so eccentric and unpleasant.
[ Characters Dealing Double Eccentric Life Live Makes Novel Novelist Past Present Same Time Unpleasant Writing]
The Arab World is writing a new future; the pen is in our own hands.
[ Arab Future Hands New Our Own Pen World 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]
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]
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]
Seventy percent of what I write, I throw out. I can write very easily, but writing original things is the hard bit.
[ Bit Easily Hard Original Out Percent Seventy Things Throw Very Write Writing]
They're fancy talkers about themselves, writers. If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves.
[ Advice Fancy Give Had Listen Say Talkers Talking Themselves Would Writers Writing Young]
Writing only leads to more writing.
[ Leads More Only Writing]
By reading a lot of novels in a variety of genres, and asking questions, it's possible to learn how things are done - the mechanics of writing, so to speak - and which genres and authors excel in various areas.
[ Areas Asking Authors Done Excel Genres How Learn Lot Mechanics Novels Possible Questions Reading Speak Things Variety Various Which 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]
I've always loved writing.
[ Always Loved Writing]
I have been around for a long, long time. I didn't make it 'til I was older. I went through the period when women were not getting signed, particularly if you were writing songs that were lyrically propelled.
[ Around Been Getting Long Lyrically Make Older Particularly Period Propelled Signed Songs Through Til Time Went Were Women Writing]
Anyone can write. But comedy, you've got to do some writing. You get one comedy script to every 20 dramas.
[ Anyone Comedy Dramas Every Get Got Script Some Write Writing]
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]
The earth is ready, the time is ripe, for the authoritative expression of the feminine as well as the masculine interpretation of that common social consensus which is slowly writing justice in the State and fraternity in the social order.
[ Authoritative Common Consensus Earth Expression Feminine Fraternity Interpretation Justice Masculine Order Ready Ripe Slowly Social State Time Well Which 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]
Every time I flicked channels, there I was, talking. I was talking too much and writing too little. So Naomi and I went to Hawaii. The phone was cut off and we lost touch. This gave me the chance to have a good think about my life.
[ Chance Channels Cut Every Gave Good Hawaii Life Little Lost Much Naomi Off Phone Talking Think Time Too Touch Went Writing]
There was a lot of great writing couples, but I try to do it all myself. And it was practically impossible, but I still managed to be ahead of my time.
[ Ahead Couples Great Impossible Lot Managed Myself Practically Still Time Try 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]
I was very happy sitting alone at a dining room table, writing a script.
[ Alone Dining Happy Room Script Sitting Table Very Writing]
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]
Writing is a kind of performing art, and I can't sit down to write unless I'm dressed. I don't mean dressed in a suit, but dressed well and comfortably and I have to be shaved and bathed.
[ Art Bathed Comfortably Down Dressed Kind Mean Performing Shaved Sit Suit Unless Well Write Writing]
Writing sessions can last an hour or sixteen hours, depending on how it's going.
[ Depending Going Hour Hours How Last Sessions Sixteen Writing]
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]
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]
Most of us don't have to worry about being shot of we poke our noses outside. So we are comfortable, but the people I'm writing about are definitely not comfortable, and being shot while they're still inside is a good possibility.
[ Being Comfortable Definitely Good Inside Most Noses Our Outside Poke Possibility Shot Still Us While Worry Writing]
Acting is easier - writing is more creative. The lazy man vies with the industrious.
[ Acting Creative Easier Industrious Lazy Man More Writing]
Writing music on your own makes you think a lot about your life. Who are you? Would you change anything about yourself? This is where it comes from.
[ Anything Change Comes Life Lot Makes Music Own Think Where Would Writing Your Yourself]
As a member of this court I am not justified in writing my private notions of policy into the Constitution, no matter how deeply I may cherish them or how mischievous I may deem their disregard.
[ Am Cherish Constitution Court Deem Deeply Disregard How Into Justified Matter May Member Mischievous Notions Policy Private Their Them Writing]
I wasn't really writing with anything commercial in mind I just wanted to create some new music.
[ Anything Commercial Create Just Mind Music New Really Some Wanted 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]
I am never going to write for the sake of writing.
[ Am Going Never Sake Write Writing]
If I can tell you the story from beginning to end in five minutes, I'm ready to start writing. Then it's a constant spreading out of that five minutes.
[ Beginning Constant End Five Minutes Out Ready Spreading Start Story Tell Then Writing]
I find that screenwriting is at best kind of a hackwork in some ways.
[ Best Find Kind Screenwriting Some Ways]
I just wrote what I felt like writing since they seemed to sell.
[ Felt Just Seemed Sell Since Writing Wrote]
Some writing and production projects will be a great way to spend my elderly rock years.
[ Elderly Great Production Projects Rock Some Spend Way Will Writing Years]
That's the best thing about writing, when you're in that zone, you're porous, ready to absorb the solution.
[ Absorb Best Porous Ready Solution Thing Writing Zone]
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]
Life sometimes gets in the way of writing.
[ Gets Life Sometimes Way Writing]
Writing is very much a playground - an artistic playground. It's the most fun thing I do.
[ Artistic Fun Most Much Playground Thing 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]
This is mainly because I spend a lot of time writing and so don't have much time to read; I hate to waste that time reading what may turn out to be junk food for the mind, when there's so much real writing to be read.
[ Because Food Hate Junk Lot Mainly May Mind Much Out Read Reading Real Spend Time Turn Waste 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]
95% of the album is my writing, by choice, because it seems to be what the distributors want.
[ Album Because Choice Distributors Seems Want Writing]
A great many people seem to think writing poetry is worthwhile, even though it pays next to nothing and is not as widely read as it should be.
[ Even Great Many Next Nothing Pays Poetry Read Seem Should Think Though Widely Worthwhile Writing]
But, right now, the situation is that almost all of my writing is out of print.
[ Almost Now Out Print Right Situation 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 did not have one bad spell during writing - an unprecedented record.
[ Bad Did During Record Spell Unprecedented Writing]
I do not want to have the feeling of writing "for eternity," so to speak.
[ Eternity Feeling Speak Want 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]
It is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. hares have no time to read.
[ Contention Hares Market Read Time Tortoise Writing]
I didn't think about whether I was writing poems. I was thinking. And the more I was thinking, the more there was I didn't understand.
[ More Poems Think Thinking Understand Whether Writing]
Since signing with Universal, I have been working closely with Gary Ross, the director, producer and screenwriter. We have spent many hours on the phone, and I've been sending him information and items that have been useful to the writing process.
[ Been Closely Director Gary Him Hours Information Items Many Phone Process Producer Ross Screenwriter Sending Signing Since Spent Universal Useful Working Writing]
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]
I thought writing about somebody current would be a little closer to what I'm used to doing.
[ Closer Current Doing Little Somebody Thought Used Would 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]
Writing is a really good first step toward that goal of knowing yourself.
[ First Goal Good Knowing Really Step Toward Writing Yourself]
I view myself primarily as a trial lawyer who happens to be writing, as opposed to a writer who happens to be a trial lawyer, so the audience is like a jury to me.
[ Audience Happens Jury Lawyer Myself Opposed Primarily Trial View Writer Writing]
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]
Me and Norman Mailer have talked about how hard it is in America to get better. Especially at writing.
[ America Better Especially Get Hard How Mailer Norman Talked Writing]
Good writing gives energy, whatever it is about.
[ Energy Gives Good Whatever 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]
To be awarded a prize which takes its name from an illustrious Dutchman who at the same time was a great citizen of Europe and through his writings did so much to open up our modern world of sensibility and thought is indeed a most signal honour.
[ Awarded Citizen Did Europe Great His Honour Illustrious Indeed Modern Most Much Name Open Our Prize Same Sensibility Signal Takes Thought Through Time Up Which World Writings]
Writing can be a very solitary business. It's you sat at a desk typing words into a computer. It can get lonely sometimes and lots of writers live quite isolated lives.
[ Business Computer Desk Get Into Isolated Live Lives Lonely Lots Quite Sat Solitary Sometimes Typing Very Words Writers 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]
At this stage, my chief professional goal is simply to keep on writing and making a living at it.
[ Chief Goal Keep Living Making Professional Simply Stage Writing]
Most of my work consisted of crossing out. Crossing out was the secret of all good writing.
[ Consisted Crossing Good Most Out Secret Work Writing]
I'm not a born writer, and I don't enjoy writing.
[ Born Enjoy Writer Writing]
Like most kids growing up, I had a very wide interest. I was interested in everything. I tried to take advantage of everything, from the sciences to music to writing to literature.
[ Advantage Everything Growing Had Interest Interested Kids Literature Most Music Sciences Take Tried Up Very Wide 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 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]
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've gone through the village of my songwriting and my artistry, and I've gone through lots of different phases, including one where it has been very quiet and abandoned me for a few years.
[ Abandoned Artistry Been Different Few Gone Including Lots Phases Quiet Songwriting Through Very Village Where Years]
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]
If something in your writing gives support to people in their lives, that's more than just entertainment-which is what we writers all struggle to do, to touch people.
[ Gives Just Lives More Something Struggle Support Than Their Touch Writers Writing Your]
When you are writing, of course, you have to do all that writing and correcting for yourself. When I was a librarian it was expected that I would know about a wide range of books.
[ Books Correcting Course Expected Know Librarian Range Wide Would Writing Yourself]
A prose writer gets tired of writing prose, and wants to be a poet. So he begins every line with a capital letter, and keeps on writing prose.
[ Begins Capital Every Gets Keeps Letter Line Poet Prose Tired Wants Writer Writing]
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 like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
[ Armchair Down Home Myself Occasionally Shop Smoking Think Wandering Writing]
I hate writing.
[ Hate Writing]
Writing on a contract for a major studio you get the very best.
[ Best Contract Get Major Studio Very Writing]
Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.
[ Compose Escape Fear Form How Human Inherent Madness Manage Paint Panic Situation Sometimes Therapy Those Which Wonder Write Writing]
In real life, it is the hare who wins. Every time. Look around you. And in any case it is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. Hares have no time to read. They are too busy winning the game.
[ Any Around Busy Case Contention Every Game Hare Hares Life Look Market Read Real Time Too Tortoise Winning Wins 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]
What is writing but an expression of my own life?
[ Expression Life Own Writing]
When I start writing songs and it turns into an overly belabored intellectual process, I just throw it out.
[ Intellectual Into Just Out Overly Process Songs Start Throw Turns Writing]
I spent 10 years as a marketing manager. I've found my experience in the financial world invaluable background for writing about white-collar crimes.
[ Background Crimes Experience Financial Found Invaluable Manager Marketing Spent White-Collar World Writing Years]
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]
As soon as you start writing about how human beings interact with each other socially, you're into politics, aren't you?
[ Beings Each How Human Interact Into Other Politics Socially Soon Start Writing]
I have no interest in writing, directing or producing.
[ Directing Interest Producing Writing]
Accursed who brings to light of day the writings I have cast away.
[ Accursed Away Brings Cast Day Light Writings]
The real beauty of it - key to my life was playing key chords on a banjo. For somebody else it may be a golf club that mom and dad put in their hands or a baseball or ballet lessons. Real gift to give to me and put it in writing.
[ Ballet Banjo Baseball Beauty Chords Club Dad Else Gift Give Golf Hands Key Lessons Life May Mom Playing Put Real Somebody Their Writing]
I mean there are tons of reasons. Well first of all. I write my own record. I don't take other people's materials. And I have a job which is being Willa Ford on top of getting back in the studio and writing and recording.
[ Back Being First Ford Getting Job Materials Mean Other Own Reasons Record Recording Studio Take Tons Top Well Which Write Writing]
I was writing and I have three kids. I was occupying my time with them but it was difficult.
[ Difficult Kids Occupying Them Three Time 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]
Writing a really general parser is a major but different undertaking, by far the hardest points being sensitivity to context and resolution of ambiguity.
[ Ambiguity Being Context Different Far General Hardest Major Points Really Resolution Sensitivity Undertaking Writing]
After seven years of writing - and working many jobs to support my family - I finally got published.
[ After Family Finally Got Jobs Many Published Seven Support Working Writing Years]
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]
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]
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]
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]
You know, sometimes I get moments of inspiration when I'm writing something and then the task seems so daunting that it just kind of scares me away.
[ Away Daunting Get Inspiration Just Kind Know Moments Scares Seems Something Sometimes Task Then Writing]
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]
There is a way in which all writing is connected. In a second language, for example, a workshop can liberate the students' use of the vocabulary they're acquiring.
[ Acquiring Connected Example Language Liberate Second Students Use Vocabulary Way Which Workshop Writing]
Well, as an artist, I think that Elvis's generosity to me he always talked very highly about me, he always spoke very highly about my work and singing and my writing.
[ Always Artist Elvis Generosity Highly Singing Spoke Talked Think Very Well Work 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]
I wrote that letter, and the one to Nixon. And I wrote more letters, and I thought it might be a magazine article. At that time I sent it to Esquire and Playboy, but anyway, I kept writing, and all of sudden I had enough and thought, well maybe it is a book.
[ Anyway Article Book Enough Esquire Had Kept Letter Letters Magazine Maybe Might More Nixon Playboy Sent Sudden Thought Time Well Writing Wrote]
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]
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]
All I knew was that I was writing something out of my very guts, and that I was content.
[ Content Guts Knew Out Something Very 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]
I developed the habit of writing novels behind a closed door, or at my uncle's, on the dining table.
[ Behind Closed Developed Dining Door Habit Novels Table Uncle Writing]
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.
[ Easily Employ Gain Hard Improving Labored Men Other Others Shall Time Writings Your Yourself]
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]
On the other hand when you are someone who records their own songs you are basically stuck writing for one voice and for one style that can stifle you a bit. It's a real trade off.
[ Basically Bit Hand Off Other Own Real Records Someone Songs Stifle Stuck Style Their Trade Voice Writing]
Ira Gershwin, shame on him. I mean, some of the writing.
[ Gershwin Him Ira Mean Shame Some 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]
The second half of the '60s really was a kind of learning period, in terms of writing, for me.
[ Half Kind Learning Period Really Second Terms Writing]
I enjoy writing for third and fourth graders most of all.
[ Enjoy Fourth Graders Most Third Writing]
But when you're writing a script - for me anyway - you have to sort of create an enforced innocence. You have to divest yourself of worrying about a lot of stuff like what movies are hot, what movies are not hot, what the budget of this movie might be.
[ Anyway Budget Create Divest Enforced Hot Innocence Lot Might Movie Movies Script Sort Stuff Worrying Writing Yourself]
We don't know what we're writing until it just comes out. We don't sit around crunching numbers.
[ Around Comes Just Know Numbers Out Sit Until Writing]
I want to be an animated character. I'm also doing more writing and directing.
[ Also Animated Character Directing Doing More Want Writing]
I just love writing. It's magical, it's somewhere else to go, it's somewhere much more dreadful, somewhere much more exciting. Somewhere I feel I belong, possibly more than in the so-called real world.
[ Belong Dreadful Else Exciting Feel Go Just Love Magical More Much Possibly Real So-Called Somewhere Than World Writing]
I am so happy to be on a show with writing I wanted to participate in.
[ Am Happy Participate Show Wanted 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]
When I'm writing something, I try not to get analytical about it as I'm doing it, as I'm writing it.
[ Analytical Doing Get Something Try Writing]
I'm writing a book. I've got the page numbers done.
[ Book Done Got Numbers Page Writing]
As I had collaborated with visual artists before whether on installations, on performance pieces, in the context of theatre works and as I had taught for a time in art colleges the idea of writing music in response to painting was not alien.
[ Alien Art Artists Before Collaborated Colleges Context Had Idea Installations Music Painting Performance Pieces Response Taught Theatre Time Visual Whether Works Writing]
I wrote a script. I actually enjoyed writing it more than acting. It's about the Irish rebellion of 1920, which is a fascinating period and place for me.
[ Acting Actually Enjoyed Fascinating Irish More Period Place Rebellion Script Than Which Writing Wrote]
I have no reason to sit home and write songs all day without going out and playing for the folks. And I have no reason to go play for the folks unless I'm writing new songs so they can sort of feed off one another. And I just try to do the best I can.
[ Another Best Day Feed Folks Go Going Home Just New Off Out Play Playing Reason Sit Songs Sort Try Unless Without Write Writing]
I began the way nearly everybody I ever heard of - I began writing poetry. And I find that to be quite usual with writers, their trying their hand at poetry.
[ Began Ever Everybody Find Hand Heard Nearly Poetry Quite Their Trying Usual Way Writers Writing]
I don't plan to write another science book, but I don't plan not to. I do enjoy writing histories, and taking subjects that are generally dull and trying to make them interesting.
[ Another Book Dull Enjoy Generally Histories Interesting Make Plan Science Subjects Taking Them Trying Write Writing]
One of the most attractive things about writing your autobiography is that you're not dead.
[ Attractive Autobiography Dead Most Things Writing Your]
I started writing songs at age 15.
[ Age Songs Started Writing]
I have always been fascinated by dark and mysterious stuff. I guess I have a pretty dark and gloomy side. Writing songs saves me from going completely gonzo.
[ Always Been Completely Dark Fascinated Gloomy Going Guess Mysterious Pretty Saves Side Songs Stuff Writing]
Actually I was writing with people that didn't get records.
[ Actually Get Records Writing]
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]
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]
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]
I'd always loved poetry and I'd always loved writing music and composing music, but I hadn't thought of putting the two together until around that time.
[ Always Around Composing Hadn Loved Music Poetry Putting Thought Time Together Two Until 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've hung out in the writer's room a few times, but the fact is we've got such a good writing staff, I don't want to get my peanut butter fingerprints on anything.
[ Anything Butter Fact Few Fingerprints Get Good Got Hung Out Peanut Room Staff Such Times Want Writer Writing]
I 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]
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]
There are some good songs, but not the kind of song-writing that I remember, that I like. Springsteen still does it. Paul Simon, and there are also good writers, but that doesn't dominate the charts.
[ Also Charts Does Dominate Good Kind Paul Remember Simon Some Songs Springsteen Still Writers]
When I became more involved in music, I had to give up some of my writing in the literary sense. However, on occasion, I would write something for my own pleasure or I would write notes and introductory remarks in the songbooks I put together.
[ Became Give Had However Introductory Involved Literary More Music Notes Occasion Own Pleasure Put Remarks Sense Some Something Together Up Would Write Writing]
I am less selfish. But I am more insistent on being part of the creative experience. I find I am a better mother, lover and wife when I am writing. When my daughter was small I wasn't writing as much and I didn't miss it.
[ Am Being Better Creative Daughter Experience Find Insistent Less Lover Miss More Mother Much Part Selfish Small Wife 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]
Robert Jordan, whether he's writing with passion or not, I don't know.
[ Jordan Know Passion Robert Whether 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]
While you're writing, you can't concentrate nearly as well on what the speaker is saying.
[ Concentrate Nearly Saying Speaker Well While 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]
The first writing of the human being was drawing, not writing.
[ Being Drawing First Human Writing]
By the time I was at college, I became very alert to the question of racial discrimination, and I remember one of my first writing attempts had to do with a lynching.
[ Alert Attempts Became College Discrimination First Had Lynching Question Racial Remember Time Very Writing]
George Harrison is perhaps one of the most creative people I ever met, not only in his music and songwriting, but just the way he lived his life, decorated his gardens and homes. He was a dear friend of mine. His entire approach to music was very unique.
[ Approach Creative Dear Decorated Entire Ever Friend Gardens George Harrison His Homes Just Life Lived Met Mine Most Music Only Perhaps Songwriting Unique Very Way]
When I was a teenager, I got into SF, quite heavily, and that too has had a major impact on my writing.
[ Got Had Heavily Impact Into Major Quite Sf Teenager Too Writing]
You know what you are best at, and writing is just not my thing, but I like it.
[ Best Just Know Thing Writing]
Vigorous writing is concise.
[ Concise Vigorous Writing]
There isn't a dearth of it, but I will confess that it's harder for me to find songs on which I'm willing to invest anything from ten to fifteen hours writing an arrangement than it was in times past.
[ Anything Arrangement Confess Dearth Fifteen Find Harder Hours Invest Past Songs Ten Than Times Which Will Willing 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]
Writing seems to be more difficult as you move through the years.
[ Difficult More Move Seems Through Writing Years]
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]
I have only one loyalty - to my writing. I never wanted to be the head of a studio or a producer.
[ Head Loyalty Never Only Producer Studio Wanted 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]
I guess you could say I've been writing all my life.
[ Been Could Guess Life Say Writing]
Sometimes I think my writing sounds like I walked out of the room and left the typewriter running.
[ Left Out Room Running Sometimes Sounds Think Typewriter Walked Writing]
The way I outline has changed quite a bit from when I first started writing.
[ Bit Changed First Outline Quite Started Way Writing]
I have two ideas for novels at the moment, neither of them all that conventional, but I'm not ready to choose between them yet, let alone settle down to the process of writing.
[ Alone Between Choose Conventional Down Ideas Moment Neither Novels Process Ready Settle Them Two Writing Yet]
Lyric writing is an interesting process in Sonic Youth. There's three people writing now, and we've all had a lot of interest and involvement with expression through words.
[ Expression Had Interest Interesting Involvement Lot Lyric Now Process Sonic Three Through Words Writing Youth]
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]
I identified in a very deep way with the individuals I was writing about because the theme that runs through this story is of extraordinary hardship and the will to overcome it.
[ Because Deep Extraordinary Hardship Identified Individuals Overcome Runs Story Theme Through Very Way Will Writing]
Suddenly the whole imagination of writing and editorial and newspaper and all these presumptions about who am I reading this, and who else other people may be, and all that, it's so grimly brutal!
[ Am Brutal Editorial Else Imagination May Newspaper Other Reading Suddenly These Whole 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]
I'm one of those writers who, when writing, believes she's god-and that she hasn't bestowed free will on any of her characters. In that sense there are no surprises in any of my books.
[ Any Believes Bestowed Books Characters Free Hasn Her Sense She Surprises Those Will Writers Writing]
I began writing in the 4th grade. As a matter of fact, I produced a play for the entire school. It was about Leif Ericson and the discovery of America.
[ America Began Discovery Entire Fact Grade Matter Play Produced School Writing]
After these three novels I gave up writing novels for a time; I was dissatisfied with romantic doom, yet didn't see much way around it.
[ After Around Dissatisfied Doom Gave Much Novels Romantic See These Three Time Up Way Writing Yet]
It all has to do with art - writing, painting, things I've done for a long time but just never had enough time to pursue. I have poetry - things that are designed for songs, but they're always poems first.
[ Always Art Designed Done Enough First Had Just Long Never Painting Poems Poetry Pursue Songs Things Time 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 have devoted my energies to the study of the scriptures, observing monastic discipline, and singing the daily services in church; study, teaching, and writing have always been my delight.
[ Always Been Church Daily Delight Devoted Discipline Energies Observing Scriptures Services Singing Study Teaching 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]
Readers are what it's all about, aren't they? If not, why am I writing?
[ Am Readers Why Writing]
I don't think there's any great mystery to writing female characters, so long as you talk to them. If you lived in a monastery and never met any women, maybe it would be difficult.
[ Any Characters Difficult Female Great Lived Long Maybe Met Monastery Mystery Never Talk Them Think Women Would Writing]
For me, naming bands was the forerunner to really writing lyrics, because I work off titles.
[ Bands Because Forerunner Lyrics Naming Off Really Titles Work 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]
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]
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]
Writing about dead white males seems to be out of favor among academics.
[ Academics Among Dead Favor Males Out Seems White Writing]
I didn't know anything about writing a screenplay, but somehow I ended up rewriting a screenplay.
[ Anything Ended Know Rewriting Screenplay Somehow Up Writing]
I'm not happy when I'm writing, but I'm more unhappy when I'm not.
[ Happy More Unhappy Writing]
I intend to keep writing Christmas songs. There's still a lot more about Christmas that can be captured and feel like old-time Christmas. A lot of the traditions haven't been explained in song.
[ Been Captured Christmas Explained Feel Haven Intend Keep Lot More Old-Time Song Songs Still Traditions 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]
My overnight success was really 15 years in the making. I'd been writing songs since I was 6 and playing in bands and performing since I was 14.
[ Bands Been Making Overnight Performing Playing Really Since Songs Success Writing Years]
When I'm old I shall give up writing the big stuff and shall wander round the park thinking of songs.
[ Big Give Old Park Round Shall Songs Stuff Thinking Up Wander Writing]
It ended up being a very good thing, because they finally started writing for the character, and I realized that you have to go to work with a purpose. I learned from the experience and then moved on.
[ Because Being Character Ended Experience Finally Go Good Learned Moved Purpose Realized Started Then Thing Up Very Work Writing]
Writing fiction has become a priestly business in countries that have lost their faith.
[ Become Business Countries Faith Fiction Lost Priestly Their Writing]
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]
I've been doing nineteen hours a day on London, nothing else, I mean this has been my whole life, and writing has been put on one side, and if I'm privileged enough to be the Mayor of this city, then I will not write again.
[ Again Been City Day Doing Else Enough Hours Life London Mayor Mean Nineteen Nothing Privileged Put Side Then Whole Will Write Writing]
The story was such that I couldn't make a graceful ending and then make a graceful new beginning. I could have, but I didn't want to. So, it isn't the most graceful way of writing a story. This new story is, I think, is pretty good stuff. I'm pleased with it anyway.
[ Anyway Beginning Could Ending Good Graceful Make Most New Pleased Pretty Story Stuff Such Then Think Want Way Writing]
Actually, I enjoy the process of writing a big long novel.
[ Actually Big Enjoy Long Novel Process Writing]
We like writing with each other; it's fun.
[ Each Fun Other Writing]
I had been writing fiction since I was in eighth grade, because I loved it.
[ Because Been Eighth Fiction Grade Had Loved Since Writing]
I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.
[ Along Bad Beach Blank Change Could Crossed Darkness Endlessly Life Miles Mind Never Night Out Person Read Searching Someone Step Verse Walked Wonderful Would 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]
I do believe that reading can help you understand what you're writing and see what others are doing. But sometimes the desire for more information can act as an inhibitor.
[ Act Believe Desire Doing Help Information More Others Reading See Sometimes Understand 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]
What writing does is to reveal.
[ Does Reveal Writing]
Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
[ Books Concept Could History Humanity Without Words Would Writing]
Writing detective stories is about writing light literature, for entertainment. It isn't primarily a question of writing propaganda or classical literature.
[ Classical Detective Entertainment Light Literature Primarily Propaganda Question Stories Writing]
I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.
[ Discovering End Knew Never Poem Started Whose Writing Yet]
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]
Another thing that's quite different in writing a book as a practicing newspaperman is that if you look at what you've written the next morning and you think you didn't get it quite right, you can fix it.
[ Another Book Different Fix Get Look Morning Newspaperman Next Practicing Quite Right Thing Think Writing Written]
Yoga introduced me to a style of meditation. The only meditation I would have done before would be in the writing of songs.
[ Before Done Introduced Meditation Only Songs Style Would Writing Yoga]
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]
Good authors, too, who once knew better words now only use four-letter words writing prose... anything goes.
[ Anything Authors Better Four-Letter Goes Good Knew Now Once Only Prose Too Use Words 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]
Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing, photography, and writing.
[ Doorway Drawing Led Music Photography Writing]
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]
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]
I had never really thought of myself as a writer; any writing I had done was just to give myself something to draw.
[ Any Done Draw Give Had Just Myself Never Really Something Thought Writer 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]
Pamphlets on Sabbath writing are in request here I have been applied to for them by several of the old Methodists knowing that I had them to sell before.
[ Applied Been Before Had Here Knowing Old Pamphlets Request Sabbath Sell Several Them 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]
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]
People writing about me have said that I've influenced a lot of people, and there are some artists who have credited me with influencing them.
[ Artists Credited Influenced Influencing Lot Said Some Them Writing]
I like writing better. Because I don't have to wear makeup, I don't have to be thin, and I don't have to remember lines.
[ Because Better Lines Makeup Remember Thin Wear Writing]
However great a man's natural talent may be, the act of writing cannot be learned all at once.
[ Act Cannot Great However Learned Man May Natural Once Talent Writing]
A great many people now reading and writing would be better employed keeping rabbits.
[ Better Employed Great Keeping Many Now Rabbits Reading Would Writing]
I am in the Master of Professional Writing program teaching Humor Writing, Literary and Dramatic.
[ Am Dramatic Humor Literary Master Professional Program Teaching Writing]
There are so many things that come into writing a recipe, and it's really important if you're writing for home cooks to be cooking like you are at home.
[ Come Cooking Cooks Home Important Into Many Really Recipe Things Writing]
My idea of what's good and bad and right and wrong is maybe greyer than most, and I like writing about that.
[ Bad Good Idea Maybe Most Right Than Writing Wrong]
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]
Writing is like walking in a deserted street. Out of the dust in the street you make a mud pie.
[ Deserted Dust Make Mud Out Pie Street Walking Writing]
There are few cases in which mere popularity should be considered a proper test of merit; but the case of song-writing is, I think, one of the few.
[ Case Cases Considered Few Mere Merit Popularity Proper Should Test Think Which]
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]
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]
There's not too much difference between writing a picture book and writing a collection of a hundred poems or so, except that the bigger books take a lot longer to do.
[ Between Bigger Book Books Collection Difference Except Hundred Longer Lot Much Picture Poems Take Too 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]
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]
Writing, basically breaks down to relationships between people and that is what you write about.
[ Basically Between Breaks Down Relationships Write Writing]
I don't really read as much as I used to. A lot of what I was looking for as an escape I find in writing. And the other thing is that I don't want to get into someone else's language when I'm working.
[ Else Escape Find Get Into Language Looking Lot Much Other Read Really Someone Thing Used Want Working Writing]
Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.
[ Anything Book Bring Experience History Novel Own Re-Writing Read Reading Terms World Your Yourself]
The only sensible ends of literature are, first, the pleasurable toil of writing; second, the gratification of one's family and friends; and lastly, the solid cash.
[ Cash Ends Family First Friends Gratification Lastly Literature Only Pleasurable Second Sensible Solid Toil Writing]
I was uncomfortable writing fiction. My love was the personal essay, rather than the novel.
[ Essay Fiction Love Novel Personal Rather Than Uncomfortable Writing]
There'll come a writing phase where you have to defend the time, unplug the phone and put in the hours to get it done.
[ Come Defend Done Get Hours Phase Phone Put Time Unplug Where Writing]
You write with ease to show your breeding, but easy writing's curst hard reading.
[ Breeding Ease Easy Hard Reading Show Write Writing Your]
Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.
[ Criticism Fiction Hugging Open Poetry Sailing Sea Shore Writing]
I've been writing songs since I was 14 years old, and that's my true love.
[ Been Love Old Since Songs True Writing Years]
Writing a novel without being asked seems a bit like having a baby when you have nowhere to live.
[ Asked Baby Being Bit Having Live Novel Nowhere Seems Without Writing]
No, writing musicals is the hardest thing in the world. And it was really funny, because I remember when the South Park movie came out, there were some critics that said, 'Well it's obvious that in order to get it to be 90 minutes they filled some time with music.'
[ Because Came Critics Filled Funny Get Hardest Minutes Movie Music Musicals Obvious Order Out Park Really Remember Said Some South Thing Time Well Were World Writing]
I never think about the actual process of writing. I suppose I have a superstition about examining it too closely.
[ Actual Closely Examining Never Process Superstition Suppose Think Too Writing]
To me, movies and music go hand in hand. When I'm writing a script, one of the first things I do is find the music I'm going to play for the opening sequence.
[ Find First Go Going Hand Movies Music Opening Play Script Sequence Things Writing]
My only real claim to anyone's attention lies in my writing.
[ Anyone Attention Claim Lies Only Real 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]
Painting and writing are solitary arts.
[ Arts Painting Solitary Writing]
The play is one of the very few pieces of great dramatic and comic writing that I have read in a long, long time. I was drawn to it because of the power of the writing, which gives me the actor a chance to explore many facets of myself.
[ Actor Because Chance Comic Dramatic Drawn Explore Facets Few Gives Great Long Many Myself Pieces Play Power Read Time Very Which Writing]
It's immoral that people make money out of writing crap, but I try not to obsess about it. I don't want to spend my life being angry.
[ Angry Being Crap Immoral Life Make Money Obsess Out Spend Try Want Writing]
Rewriting is a large part of the whole job. And get rid of stuff that's not working. Just pare it down until it's a beautiful thing you can hand in, probably late, to your editor.
[ Beautiful Down Editor Get Hand Job Just Large Late Part Probably Rewriting Rid Stuff Thing Until Whole Working Your]
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 probably the only thing that is around in these songs is that I was really lonely when I wrote a lot of them. But it was really by my own choosing because I was devoting myself to songwriting and dancing and I wasn't really going out and seeing people.
[ Around Because Choosing Dancing Devoting Going Lonely Lot Myself Only Out Own Probably Really Seeing Songs Songwriting Them These Thing Think Wrote]
The writing of the wise are the only riches our posterity cannot squander.
[ Cannot Only Our Posterity Riches Squander Wise 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]
Sugar Ray and talked about doing some articles together or writing a book together but dealing with Sugar Ray was a lot like fighting him. He would fake you in and then he'd drop you.
[ Articles Book Dealing Doing Drop Fake Fighting Him Lot Ray Some Sugar Talked Then Together Would Writing]
It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.
[ Art Culture Earn Fact His Money More Much Our Poet Practicing Sad Talking Than Writing]
Fantastic writing in English is kind of disreputable, but fantastic writing in translation is the summit.
[ Disreputable English Fantastic Kind Summit Translation Writing]
If I remember correctly, a writer is someone who wants to convey information. Language or writing is a code.
[ Code Convey Correctly Information Language Remember Someone Wants Writer Writing]
I 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'm approaching a period in my life though where I'd like to be totally absorbed into music, doing concerts, writing something. Basically, that IS what I am doing.
[ Absorbed Am Approaching Basically Concerts Doing Into Life Music Period Something Though Totally Where Writing]
I got out of college and I went to get my master's in creative writing at San Francisco State. I was working as an actor at the Actor's Workshop, being abused as a intern.
[ Abused Actor Being College Creative Francisco Get Got Intern Master Out San State Went Working Workshop 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 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]
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 started writing and photographing for different publications and finally ended up being the correspondent in South Asia, for the Geneva-based Journal de Geneve, which at one time used to be one of the best international newspapers in Europe.
[ Asia Being Best Correspondent De Different Ended Europe Finally International Journal Newspapers Photographing Publications South Started Time Up Used Which Writing]
I'm a crap guitarist and I find it really hard writing on my own.
[ Crap Find Guitarist Hard Own Really Writing]
I don't have a special place or ritual for writing songs, basically I write songs whenever an idea hits me, in my hotel room, on the road, in the plane.
[ Basically Hits Hotel Idea Place Plane Ritual Road Room Songs Special Whenever Write Writing]
If people have bought something of mine, they know by now that I will decline writing it for the movies.
[ Bought Decline Know Mine Movies Now Something Will Writing]
I mean Gorilla was really our first sort of goes at songwriting.
[ First Goes Gorilla Mean Our Really Songwriting Sort]
I think it's a short story writer's duty, as well as writing well about emotions and characters, to write story.
[ Characters Duty Emotions Short Story Think Well Write Writer 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]
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]
I am much more involved in the filmmaking experience on Mag Seven. I'm much more involved in story elements, casting decisions, the writing of the show, the blocking of the scenes.
[ Am Blocking Casting Decisions Elements Experience Filmmaking Involved More Much Scenes Seven Show Story 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]
Well, our songwriting process is pretty collective.
[ Collective Our Pretty Process Songwriting Well]
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]
I think I would have a better time writing films rather than directing.
[ Better Directing Films Rather Than Think Time Would 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'm working seven days a week in the fall. I couldn't possibly keep that up. This is only for the fall. In the last couple of years I've tended to do most of my serious writing in the winter, when there's nothing going on with football.
[ Couple Days Fall Football Going Keep Last Most Nothing Only Possibly Serious Seven Tended Up Week Winter Working Writing Years]
I'm writing a novel about two actresses who go to New York, because that's what I know about. One has lost touch with reality, disappears and is picked up by a man.
[ Actresses Because Disappears Go Know Lost Man New Novel Picked Reality Touch Two Up Writing York]
Every writer I know has trouble writing.
[ Every Know Trouble Writer Writing]
I began learning the sportswriting business very early in life.
[ Began Business Early Learning Life Very]
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]
Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.
[ Born Does Fine Just Knowing Laws Learn Light Music Painting Perspective Rearrange Rules Shade Suit Them Then Writing Yourself]
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]
A great value of antiquity lies in the fact that its writings are the only ones that modern men still read with exactness.
[ Antiquity Exactness Fact Great Lies Men Modern Ones Only Read Still Value Writings]
I could start with Mandelstam, who was a huge influence on my early writing.
[ Could Early Huge Influence Start Writing]
When I graduated college I needed to make money while I was pursuing acting, so I read screenplays and made a living writing coverage on them for studios.
[ Acting College Coverage Graduated Living Made Make Money Needed Pursuing Read Screenplays Studios Them While Writing]
Writing for me is cutting out the fat and getting to the meaning.
[ Cutting Fat Getting Meaning Out Writing]
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]
And I love writing; I've been writing ever since I was seven.
[ Been Ever Love Seven Since 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]
In country music the lyric is important and the melodies get a little more complex all the time, and you hear marvelous new singers who are interested in writing and interpreting a lyric and in all form of popular music.
[ Complex Country Form Get Hear Important Interested Interpreting Little Lyric Marvelous Melodies More Music New Popular Singers Time Writing]
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]
Having reached the halfway mark in the alphabet, my prime focus is on writing each new book as well as I can.
[ Alphabet Book Each Focus Halfway Having Mark New Prime Reached Well Writing]
There were also some cruel reviews by women, but the tone of the male reviewers, sometimes hysterical, was different. I have suffered, but I don't want to name names-but there have been men who have seemed to want to destroy me or my writing, men I don't even know.
[ Also Been Cruel Destroy Different Even Hysterical Know Male Men Name Reviewers Reviews Seemed Some Sometimes Suffered Tone Want Were Women Writing]
So, I outlined a horror novel and started writing.
[ Horror Novel Outlined Started 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]
This motion-picture muddle had distracted me from my writing.
[ Distracted Had Muddle Writing]
I have some great stories and I will get around to writing a book.
[ Around Book Get Great Some Stories Will Writing]
I like to be surprised. The best writing is when it defies me, when it starts going a different way than I had planned.
[ Best Defies Different Going Had Planned Starts Surprised Than Way 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]
I have likened writing a novel to going on a journey, with some notion of the destination I will arrive at, but not the whole picture - which emerges gradually as a series of revelations, as the journey goes along.
[ Along Arrive Destination Emerges Goes Going Gradually Journey Likened Notion Novel Picture Revelations Series Some Which Whole Will Writing]
When I was in college, I used to write little ditties and short stories and poetry for my friends. Writing a book is another thing. It is so much different from my traditional day of dirty fingernails and greasy hair and hot pans.
[ Another Book College Day Different Dirty Ditties Fingernails Friends Hair Hot Little Much Poetry Short Stories Thing Traditional Used Write Writing]
It got so bad that by the time I was graduated, the only reading I did was in order to get the grade and the only writing I did was in order to get the grade.
[ Bad Did Get Got Grade Graduated Only Order Reading Time Writing]