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On 04, Apr 2018 | No Comments | In Colophon, Explore, Thoughts | By BSG

No one’s happiness but my own is in my power to achieve or to destroy.”

― Ayn Rand

“Perhaps it sounds ridiculous, but the best thing that young filmmakers should do is to get hold of a camera and some film and make a movie of any kind at all.”

 ― Stanley Kubrick

“A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end… but not necessarily in that order.”

 ― Jean-Luc Godard

“Said another way, the TV and film businesses are changing as radically now as the music business did (and continues to change) ten years ago. ”

― Michael Whalen

“The idea of cinema as I’m defining it is not on the radar in the studios. This is not a conversation anybody’s having; it’s not a word you would ever want to use in a meeting.”

 ―  Steven Soderbergh

There is a lot of interest in the arts, music, theatre, filmmaking, engineering, architecture and software design. I think we have now transitioned the modern-day version of the entrepreneur into the creative economy.”

―  John Baldacci

Write every day, line by line, page by page, hour by hour. Do this despite fear. For above all else, beyond imagination and skill, what the world asks of you is courage, courage to risk rejection, ridicule and failure. As you follow the quest for stories told with meaning and beauty, study thoughtfully but write boldly. Then, like the hero of the fable, your dance will dazzle the world.”

―  Robert McKee

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. ”

―  Harriet Tubman

A writer should have this little voice inside of you saying tell the truth, reveal a few secrets here…”

– Quentin Tarantino

There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why… I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?”

 – John F. Kennedy paraphrasing George Bernard Shaw’s Back to Methuselah, 1921

“Over the last few millennia we’ve invented a series of technologies – from the alphabet to the scroll to the codex, the printing press, photography, the computer, the smartphone – that have made it progressively easier and easier for us to externalize our memories, for us to essentially outsource this fundamental human capacity.”

– Joshua Foer

Writing is really just a matter of writing a lot, writing consistently and having faith that you’ll continue to  get better and better. Sometimes, people think that if they don’t display great talent and have some success right  away, they won’t succeed. But writing is about struggling through and learning and finding out what it is about  writing itself that you really love.”

― Laura Kasischke


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