Archive for ‘Quotes’

November 4, 2013

Quote of the Day: Billy Wilder (in Sunset Boulevard)

Don’t you know the finest things in the world have been written on an empty stomach?

November 1, 2013

Quote of the Day: Rita Mae Brown

You sell a screenplay like you sell a car. If somebody drives it off a cliff, that’s it. 

October 31, 2013

Quote of the Day: Graham Greene

I began to write, and the past lost some of it’s power – I wrote it out of me.

October 30, 2013

Quote of the Day: Erika Weinstein

[On the most common note AMC gives] Let your character breath. Don’t give them too much to do in a pilot. We need quiet moments to see who they are.

October 29, 2013

Quote of the Day: John Swetnam

The best way to get an agent? Write a good script. If your first one isn’t good enough, make it better. If it still isn’t good enough, write a new one. Once you write a good script, the rest will work itself out.

October 28, 2013

Quote of the Day: Annie Dillard

Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now.

October 24, 2013

Quote of the Day: Louis Malle

If you have someone on the set for the hair, why would you not have someone for the words?

October 23, 2013

Quote of the Day: Rod Sterling

Whenever you write, whatever you write, never make the mistake of assuming the audience is any less intelligent than you are.

October 22, 2013

Quote of the Day: E.L. Doctorow

Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.

October 21, 2013

Quote of the Day: Andre Dubus

I think the deeper you go into questions, the deeper or more interesting the questions get. And I think that’s the job of art.