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Genius makes its observations in short-hand; talent writes them out at length.
Christian Nestell Bovee
All of my scripts are based on other people's novels. Generally, I consider myself as one who writes for theatre. I do not see film work as a continuation of writing for theatre. It is more of an interruption of the writing process.
If a woman writes about a domestic situation, everyone automatically assumes that it's about her.
Matthew Wiener on 'Mad Men' writes the entire series before they start shooting, and if you have that, then what you can do with character and story is not at all unlike what you can do in a novel.
One writes to memorialize, and to bring to life again that which has been lost.
Joyce Carol Oates
One always writes comedy at the moment of deepest hysteria.
V. S. Naipaul
One writes fables in periods of oppression.
If somebody writes a book and doesn't care for the survival of that book, he's an imbecile.
I'll tell you, Quentin Tarantino really writes the most amazing dialogue.
I know I'm a rare person, a trained scientist who writes fiction, because so few contemporary novelists engage with science.
Women's books are kind of discriminated against. If a man writes a book about his family stories, people think of it as literature. If it's a woman, she's 'spilling her guts,' and it's not art.
I don't write happy songs. Who does? I don't know anybody who writes happy songs, really.
A novelist who writes nothing for 10 years finds his reputation rising. Because I keep on producing books they say there must be something wrong with this fellow.
J. B. Priestley
I'm always amused when the 'New York Times' writes editorials trying to be helpful to Republicans and say, 'This is the way Republicans can save themselves.' Look, the 'New York Times' disagrees with us. They're entitled to disagree with us, but it's not like we should take their advice.
An autobiography is a book a person writes about his own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details.
A publisher who writes is like a cow in a milk bar.
You see, in my view a writer is a writer not because she writes well and easily, because she has amazing talent, because everything she does is golden. In my view a writer is a writer because even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway.
History is the present. That's why every generation writes it anew. But what most people think of as history is its end product, myth.
E. L. Doctorow
I would say a good leader brings results. A great leader writes a new story, it's different. Obviously a new story has to incorporate a lot of results. But a story is a chapter in the life of a company that people want to write and want to remember.
I dreamed of being an actress when I was a little kid because you don't know then that the writer writes everything the actor is saying. But as I got older, I got into college and became more aware that writing is another option, and I started getting into it, too.
Obviously, a writer can't know everything about what she writes. It's impossible.
No one writes dialect better than Flannery O'Connor. No one should even try.
Every writer, to some extent, writes about himself.
A novelist writes a novel, and people read it. But reading is a solitary act. While it may elicit a varied and personal response, the communal nature of the audience is like having five hundred people read your novel and respond to it at the same time. I find that thrilling.
I read everything that Tolkien wrote, and also read biographies of him. I was fascinated by his experiences in World War I, which includes the loss of life of some of his very, very close friends. I think he writes about that a lot in 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings.'
Richard C. Armitage
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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