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My new novel 'Red Hook Road' began many years ago as a short article in the newspaper.
It's not about me - four simple words that described the life of Christ. Do you call yourself a Christian? Well then, you're not off the hook. You don't get to claim 'Me, myself, and I' as your four words. 'It's not about me' should describe your life as well.
If I had let myself off the hook in college, I could have enjoyed myself a lot more. Knowing that I can't have those years back, I have learned to get the most out of living in the now.
I'll be honest, I worry sometimes about what I've done. I have tied my whole person to my art and, whatever it takes to get that hook, I will go there and do it.
I think everybody who commits a violent killing is in some way crazy. But that doesn't mean we can let them off the hook for that.
There is an isolated experience to being a director. It's very communal because there's a crew, but it's only you. You're the one on the hook.
'Red Hook Summer' is another chapter in my chronicles of Brooklyn.
The thing that I'm most passionate about, I'm writing a book called 'Jab Jab Jab Jab Jab Right Hook,' and it really focuses on how to story-tell in a noisy, ADD world.
My phone has been ringing off the hook. I have like 17 cell phones and pagers.
I used to exercise an hour every day - no excuses. I live in absolutes: I either exercise every day, or I let myself off the hook. I'm trying to find that balance of working out three or four days a week and sticking to it.
I've calmed down already. I don't hook up anymore.
There are so many different things out there trying to hook our attention, we writers have to be very selective and make certain that it is coming from inside out, not outside in.
Sue Monk Kidd
It's every boy's dream to play Captain Hook.
When I get back from this book tour, I'm planning to learn the internet. Maybe I can hook up in cyberspace.
The Democrats are as much a part of the war machine as the Republicans. We can't let Democrats get off the hook because they're Democrats.
The people who stood out in the Sandy Hook incident, the heroes, were the normal, ordinary people who went to save those children.
Marcia Gay Harden
When I was eight or nine, I wrote a new version of 'Peter Pan' for the school play. They didn't use it - I imagine it was unperformable - but as recompense for not doing my script, I was offered any role, and instinctively went for Captain Hook. I came on trying to be terrifying, but everyone laughed at me.
Sometimes a writer just needs a hook.
A real foolproof way to do it is play your stuff by hook or by crook and build up a grass roots following.
My song 'Play It Again' is a perfect example of my music because the verses go so hard, and they're so urban; and then this pop hook comes out of nowhere and socks you in the face and makes you want to dance.
My real name is Scott Thompson. I could have gone by that name, but when I started doing comedy I thought I needed to go by something that has a little more of a hook.
President Obama was deeply and clearly affected by the Sandy Hook disaster.
I most enjoy sitting down with the acoustic guitar and just fiddling around and trying to come up with something like a hook or some sort of melodic line. That's something that I do habitually.
On the publicity tour of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding,' I was asked over and over again, if, as the writer, I felt it was a fair depiction of real life to have someone of my er, below average looks, hook up with hottie John Corbett.
The whole point is to hook people and keep them interested.
Penelope Ann Miller
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
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