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What a writer really wants is someone really talented to adapt his work, not for somebody to bow down before the work and step back and be afraid.”

—  Tom Perrotta

If there’s anything I hate more than not being taken seriously, it’s being taken too seriously.”

—  Billy Wilder

Plot is people. Human emotions and desires founded on the realities of life, working at cross purposes, getting hotter and fiercer as they strike against each other until finally there’s an explosion — that’s Plot.”

— Leigh Brackett

We as the content creators need to welcome the new world and we need to partner with many of the technologies we see at the show rather than try to shut them down. We cannot fight innovation. We need to embrace it.”

– Ryan Kavanaugh, Relativity Media Founder

“Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.”

— William Faulkner

“Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin – find some beautiful art and admire it, and realize that that was created by human beings just like you, no more human, no less.”

—  Maya Angelou

“Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with.”

— Henry David Thoreau

“Let the world burn through you. Throw the prism light, white hot, on paper.”

— Ray Bradbury

Life is an adventure of passion, risk, danger, laughter, beauty, love; a burning curiosity to go with the action to see what it is all about, to go search for a pattern of meaning, to burn one’s bridges because you’re never going to go back anyway, and to live to the end.”

― Saul Alinski

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.”

― Aristotle

“I love Rauschenberg. I love that he created a turning point in visual history, that he redefined the idea of  beauty, that he combined painting, sculpture, photography, and everyday life with such gall, and that he was  interested in, as he put it, ‘the ability to conceive failure as progress.”

― Jerry Saltz


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