Quotes I found from a list I had a while ago.
All the worlds a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts William Shakespeare
to have no heroes is to have no aspiration, to live on the momentum of the past, to be thrown back upon routine, sensuality, and narrow self Charles Horton Cooley Sociologist
Did I request thee Maker, from my clay to mould me man. Did I solicit thee from darkness to promote me. Milton Paradise Lost
“...there’s a hell of a good universe next door; let’s go”
– E.E. Cummings
If you will practice being fictional for a while, you will understand that fictional creatures are sometimes more real then people with bodies and heartbeats Richard Bach, "Illusions"
"Lord, grant me a hard head, and a soft wall to beat it on"
“That Which Exists is Allowed.” John Lilly, The Center of the Cyclone
“With knowledge comes power. With practice comes wisdom.”
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -- Edmund Burke
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." -- Martin Luther King
"The eye only sees what the mind is prepared to comprehend." -- Henri Bergson
"When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil." -- Max Lerner
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." -- Lord Acton
"The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think." -- Aristotle
"We cannot expect to breed respect for law and order among people who do not share the fruits of our freedom." -- Hubert Humphrey
"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act." -- George Orwell
"Life is like a grindstone - whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on what you're made of." -- unknown
"In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current." -- Thomas Jefferson
Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic. Unknown
Heroes have a infinite capacity for stupidity. Thus legends are born. Unknown
Reality is what exists when you wake up.
Pain is just the exit wound of fear leaving your body.
"Where Were You Fellows When The Paper Was Blank?" Fred Allen (1894-1956)
"The otaku, the passionate obsessive, the information age's embodiment of the connoisseur." William Gibson
""The superfluous is very necessary." -- Voltaire
It is a bad plan that admits no modification Publicist Syrus
A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting. Dr. Who Jon Pertwee
Remember, you are braver than you believe, you are stronger than you seem, and you are smarter than you think A. A. Milne
It's not denial. I'm just very selective about what I accept as reality Calvin, Calvin and Hobbes
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
QUOTE: The story never ends. It's this part of the telling that will end. J. Michael Straczynski.
Quote: Since the universe is curved, there cannot be any truly straight answers. J. Michael Straczynski.
Quote: That's the great thing about being alive...there's always a new trauma waiting just around the corner for you to learn from and draw upon. J. Michael Straczynski.
Keep quote: Mark Twain said, "Never write a scene until you have finished it to your satisfaction." Meaning in your head. You should always play the scene over and over in your head, filling it out further and further each time, until you can play it like a movie. Then, when it's all worked out, you sit down and transcribe it. This is kinda how I work. I finish a scene, load up what I need to do in the next scene...and distract myself, here on the boards, doing something else, and gradually filling out the scene over and over until it's crystal clear. Then when you sit down to write it, it goes quickly.
*********The best writing (IMO) is natural writing, where the words on the page flow very naturally, very smoothly. Every once in a while, you pull out all thestylistic tricks, you thunder and lightning all over the page, when needed for effect...but it's the writing free of artifice that seems, for me, to work well. If you hang out with writers long enough, the really *good* ones, you learn soon enough that most of them talk exactly the way they write. Lemme give you a forinstance...when Asimov was first struggling as a writer, he had lunch with his agent one day. He was having a hard time describing things, using language to paint pictures. The agent said, "You know how Hemingway would describe the sun rising in the morning?" No, Asimov said, leaning in...how? "The sun rose in the morning."
Modify this Chekov's rule of playwriting: If there's a gun on the wall in act 1 scene 1, you must use it by
act 3 scene 3. Similarly, if you fire the gun in act 3, you must show it in act one. I do try to play fair with the audience, and either hint at or point to what's coming in various ways, so that if you back up all the episodes, it's right there in front of you.
QUOTE: The storyline began millions of years ago. We're coming in in the middle of the story. But then, that can be said of all of us. J. Michael Straczynski.
Orson Scott Card once said, "And since every writer has about ten thousand pages of utter drivel in them, you might as well start now so you can get a good portion of that out of your way while you're still young. After all, you learn more about writing from writing a 100,000-word manuscript than you ever will from any writing class or writing book (and I say that as a teacher of writing classes and a writer of