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Screenwriter quotes by Clifton Fadiman
#1. Down on his luck, [the screenwriter] Michael Arlen went to New York in 1944. To drown his sorrows he paid a visit to the famous restaurant "21." In the lobby, he ran into Sam Goldwyn, who offered the somewhat impractical advice that he should buy racehorses. At the bar Arlen met Louis B. Mayer, an old acquaintance, who asked him what were his plans for the future. "I was just talking to Sam Goldwyn ..." began Arlen. "How much did he offer you? "interrupted Mayer. "Not enough," he replied evasively. "Would you take fifteen thousand for thirty weeks?" asked Mayer. No hesitation this time. "Yes," said Arlen. #Quote by Clifton Fadiman
Screenwriter quotes by Lev Grossman
#2. He had a goatee that was maybe growing into something that was more than a goatee, which made him look like an angry barista at an indie coffee shop whose dreams of becoming a successful screenwriter were dwindling by the hour. #Quote by Lev Grossman
Screenwriter quotes by Jean Hanff Korelitz
#3. My first three novels were all the subjects of intensely exciting flurries of calls from producers and even stars' production companies, and once someone actually hired a screenwriter to adapt one of my books - but it all came to nothing, so I tried not to get too excited when a Hollywood suitor came calling for 'Admission,' my fourth novel. #Quote by Jean Hanff Korelitz
Screenwriter quotes by Rod Serling
#4. I'm an affluent screenwriter and all that - I'm a known screenwriter, but I'm not in the fraternity of the very, very major people. I would say a guy like Ernie Lehman, William Goldman, and a few others are quite a cut above. #Quote by Rod Serling
Screenwriter quotes by Michael Hayden
#5. There's this movie, 'Zero Dark Thirty' about the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Some have complained that too many 'secrets' were dished out by the intelligence and special operations communities to director Kathryn Bigelow, screenwriter Mark Boal and their crew, part of a broader pattern of using intelligence for political effect. #Quote by Michael Hayden
Screenwriter quotes by William Monahan
#6. I think that scripts should be published, but they are published, really, because when you're a screenwriter, your stuff ends up in samizdat form on thousands and thousands of desks and shelves across the industry. #Quote by William Monahan
Screenwriter quotes by Tere Michaels
#7. Okay, you got me. The screenwriter is a vampire. Now go to your own desk and call Mimi so she can call me and I can get my day started #Quote by Tere Michaels
Screenwriter quotes by Drew Daywalt
#8. My daughter has seen the transition from struggling screenwriter to successful picture book author, and she's enjoyed it very much because she's a wonderful little kid. And she's always believed in her daddy. #Quote by Drew Daywalt
Screenwriter quotes by Jamie Linden
#9. The great thing, as a screenwriter, is that you are always proud of what ends up on the screen, you are able to create something in isolation and you have a lot of freedom. #Quote by Jamie Linden
Screenwriter quotes by Tom Perrotta
#10. A screenwriter heard me read from my novel 'The Wishbones' when it was still in progress and mentioned me to some producers in Hollywood. They called, and I told them I had a novel in my drawer about a high school election that goes haywire. They asked to take a look, and my life changed pretty dramatically as a result. #Quote by Tom Perrotta
Screenwriter quotes by Patricia Highsmith
#11. I was in New York. Hitchcock was in California. He rang me to make a report on his progress and said, I'm having trouble. I've just sacked my second screenwriter. #Quote by Patricia Highsmith
Screenwriter quotes by John Yorke
#12. Silence of the Lambs screenwriter Ted Tally put the art of writing dialogue succinctly: 'What's important is not the emotion they're playing but the emotion they're trying to conceal. #Quote by John Yorke
Screenwriter quotes by Julia Cameron
#13. I started writing morning pages just to keep my hand in, you know, just because I was a writer and I didn't know what else to do but write. And then one day as I was writing, a character came sort of strolling in and I realized, Oh my God, I don't have to be just a screenwriter. I can write novels. #Quote by Julia Cameron
Screenwriter quotes by Diablo Cody
#14. Even though I am in this weird position of being a semi-recognizable screenwriter, which isn't that common, at the same time, I'm not an actress. I'm pretty isolated. #Quote by Diablo Cody
Screenwriter quotes by Robbie Coltrane
#15. What you do is get the right director and the right screenwriter and the right cast. It's a fantastic job. #Quote by Robbie Coltrane
Screenwriter quotes by Leigh Brackett
#16. The filmmaking process is a team effort. A screenwriter cannot possibly do exactly what he wants as if he was writing a novel. #Quote by Leigh Brackett
Screenwriter quotes by John August
#17. I counted it up once. I think I have written 45 full screenplays. Of those, maybe 15 have been shot, in some form. That's a pretty good track record, but it's not 100%. It is frustrating that, as a screenwriter, I've seen all those movies and they don't exist in the real world. They're juts inside my head and on those pages. #Quote by John August
Screenwriter quotes by Tony Gilroy
#18. Developing films with directors, developing films with actors, is a poor percentage play for a screenwriter. #Quote by Tony Gilroy
Screenwriter quotes by John Orloff
#19. It's funny because when I was growing up, I was really into science fiction and fantasy as a kid. And, when I first became a screenwriter, I ended up really just doing historical drama and non-fiction based stuff, like Band of Brothers and stuff that didn't get made, but was also non-fiction. #Quote by John Orloff
Screenwriter quotes by Joshua Ip
#20. with you, the sense i have lost my place in a book
or simply lost - misplaced the memory
which isn't in the last place where I looked.
a thought that the clouds don't move - that it is we
who thunder past - there it is! an old vacation,
a train ride - sense of immobility.
as sky and forest scroll past in relation,
we are not moved, pretend to love the view,
resort at length to scripted conversation
by a poet-turned-screenwriter who
didn't want this job, career gone grossly wrong
and now drafts action film scripts wholly two-
dimensional unless you choose to don
the 3d glasses that do not stay on - #Quote by Joshua Ip
Screenwriter quotes by Steven Kotler
#21. In Lovelock's view the earth was a 'super-organism,' a cybernetic feedback system that 'seeks an optimal physical and chemical environment for life on this planet.' At the suggestion of his neighbor, author and screenwriter William Goldman, he called the system Gaia after the ancient Greek Earth goddess. #Quote by Steven Kotler
Screenwriter quotes by Tony Kushner
#22. I make my living now as a screenwriter! Which I'm surprised and horrified to find myself saying, but I don't think I can support myself as a playwright at this point. I don't think anybody does. #Quote by Tony Kushner
Screenwriter quotes by A.D. Posey
#23. Want a role? Fuck a screenwriter. #Quote by A.D. Posey
Screenwriter quotes by Stephen King
#24. In one way, at least, our lives really are like movies. The main cast consists of your family and friends. The supporting cast is made up of neighbors, co-workers, teachers, and daily acquaintances. There are also bit players: the supermarket checkout girl with the pretty smile, the friendly bartender at the local watering hole, the guys you work out with at the gym three days a week. And there are thousands of extras --those people who flow through every life like water through a sieve, seen once and never again. The teenager browsing a graphic novel at Barnes & Noble, the one you had to slip past (murmuring "Excuse me") in order to get to the magazines. The woman in the next lane at a stoplight, taking a moment to freshen her lipstick. The mother wiping ice cream off her toddler's face in a roadside restaurant where you stopped for a quick bite. The vendor who sold you a bag of peanuts at a baseball game. But sometimes a person who fits none of these categories comes into your life. This is the joker who pops out of the deck at odd intervals over the years, often during a moment of crisis. In the movies this sort of character is known as the fifth business, or the chase agent. When he turns up in a film, you know he's there because the screenwriter put him there. But who is screenwriting our lives? Fate or coincidence? I want to believe it's the latter. I want that with all my heart and soul. #Quote by Stephen King
Screenwriter quotes by David Benioff
#25. And I didn't grow up wanting to be a director. I grew up wanting to be a writer, so for me, that was always the goal - to be a novelist, not a screenwriter. And I think, again, if I didn't have the novels, maybe I'd be much more frustrated by not having directed yet. #Quote by David Benioff
Screenwriter quotes by Peter Landesman
#26. As a journalist, as a screenwriter and as a director, I'm trying to tell compelling and truthful stories. #Quote by Peter Landesman
Screenwriter quotes by Jennifer Jason Leigh
#27. My mom's a screenwriter, and before that, she was an actress, and my father was an actor; my stepfather was a director, so I was on sets a lot as a kid. I loved the magic of the set. You walk in, and it's a living room, and you walk outside, and it's just a piece of wood held up by another piece of wood. #Quote by Jennifer Jason Leigh
Screenwriter quotes by Damon Lindelof
#28. I look at myself more as a storyteller than a screenwriter, as pretentious as that may sound, but that's what really attracts me to TED Talks. For me, the really effective ones are being presented by expert storytellers. #Quote by Damon Lindelof
Screenwriter quotes by Charles D'Ambrosio
#29. Yeah, well, I wanted to be a screenwriter, and guess what? I am one. That's the other tragedy in life. #Quote by Charles D'Ambrosio
Screenwriter quotes by Dave Barry
#30. Simply by eliminating description, the screenwriter can work his way through the entire plot in a single morning, leaving the afternoon free for screenwriter leisure activities such as drugs. #Quote by Dave Barry
Screenwriter quotes by Lorene Scafaria
#31. It's really hard as a screenwriter, you feel like you have a vision and then you turn it over to a director and you have to let it go. #Quote by Lorene Scafaria
Screenwriter quotes by Amy Holden Jones
#32. Screenwriting is a terrible way to make a living and I always try to talk anyone out of it. Until you sit in a story meeting with studio executives with no particular ability or actors who haven't even graduated high school telling you exactly how to change your script, you haven't experienced what it's really like to be a screenwriter in Hollywood. Also, unlike novelists and playwrights, you don't own the copyright on your original material. It hurts when you sell a project you love and then suddenly the project you really cared about will never see the light of day. #Quote by Amy Holden Jones
Screenwriter quotes by Aravind Adiga
#33. When I was growing up in the south Indian city of Madras, there were only two political parties that mattered; one was run by a former matinee idol, and the other was run by his former screenwriter. #Quote by Aravind Adiga
Screenwriter quotes by Stephen Gaghan
#34. Starting in '98 when I was researching 'Traffic,' I got to meet really serious people in Washington, which for a screenwriter was kind of a great gift. And I really valued these guys; I stayed in touch with them, and I find their point-of-view quite interesting. #Quote by Stephen Gaghan
Screenwriter quotes by Steven Pressfield
#35. A great trick that I learned having worked as a screenwriter for many years, the way screenwriters work, is they break the project down into three-act structure: Act 1, Act 2, Act 3. I think that is a great way to break down any project, whether it's a new business or anything at all. #Quote by Steven Pressfield
Screenwriter quotes by Jason Henderson
#36. With a novel, you're the director and the screenwriter and everything else, except that you have to write it knowing it will all be performed inside the head of the reader. So it's a difficult and lonely task. #Quote by Jason Henderson
Screenwriter quotes by Vikram Chatwal
#37. I guess you could say I'm a model slash hotelier slash actor slash screenwriter. #Quote by Vikram Chatwal
Screenwriter quotes by Chuck Klosterman
#38. Just watch any husband arguing with his wife about something insignificant; listen to what they say and watch how their residual emotions manifest when the fight is over. It's so formulaic and unsurprising that you wouldn't dare re-create it in a movie. All the critics would mock it. They'd all say the screenwriter was a hack who didn't even try. This is why movies have less value than we like to pretend - movies can't show reality, because honest depictions of reality offend intelligent people. #Quote by Chuck Klosterman
Screenwriter quotes by Billy Marshall Stoneking
#39. As a screenwriter - if you are completely honest with yourself - you can't help but admit that your greatest threat is the audience, where audience is not understood as a demographic category but as a character outside the script to whom the story is addressed. A good part of the drama necessary for uncovering the story resides in the conflict between the storyteller and his/her audience. Audience plays the part of antagonist to the writer's role as protagonist. The writer drives the action, which is forever complicated, frustrated and undermined by the audience's needs and sensibilities. Audience wants you to prove it. Audience has a chip on its shoulder, and doesn't give a damn. Audience has been there and done that in the guise of your mother, your father, your ex-, your worst enemy. Audience laughs at your stupidity and dares you to change its view of you and the story world that you would have it care about. Audience is defiant. It has your number. The only way you can defeat it is by carrying a bigger stick - your only defence is an inspired offence, namely the story. #Quote by Billy Marshall Stoneking
Screenwriter quotes by Kerry Washington
#40. About a year ago I got really exhausted from reading bad scripts and I know that I am a writer and that I have stories to tell, so I thought, 'Let's do this!' So I'm co-writing a screenplay now with another screenwriter and loving it. Absolutely loving it. And I would like to be the producer on the project and of course the lead is me. #Quote by Kerry Washington
Screenwriter quotes by Michael Hirst
#41. When you're a screenwriter working on a film, you're not really even welcome on set, even if you know ... When I wrote 'Elizabeth' and Shekhar Kapur was a friend of mine, but I wasn't really welcome on set, because the director is God and it's a very difficult position for a screenwriter who's put so much passion into that, into the writing. #Quote by Michael Hirst
Screenwriter quotes by Jo Nesbo
#42. You get spoiled as a novelist because you get to be the director and the editor, and you play all the parts, but as a screenwriter, you are a bit down the ladder. #Quote by Jo Nesbo
Screenwriter quotes by Dax Snaer
#43. Sometimes I think people need to prepare to be born at a certain time to be of age in keeping with coming events. It also seems we travel with a ring of protection both here and there. #Quote by Dax Snaer
Screenwriter quotes by Reese Witherspoon
#44. You know, I used to not understand fashion, a lot of it, but I completely understood being a playwright or a screenwriter and suddenly having an actor say your words and making them come to life. That I can understand. Finally, I'm starting to understand this. #Quote by Reese Witherspoon
Screenwriter quotes by David Benioff
#45. The eternal challenge for screenwriter adapters is figuring out how to make something work on screen, when so much of what made it work in the book were the thoughts of the character, and obviously wanting to avoid voiceover. #Quote by David Benioff
Screenwriter quotes by Bun B.
#46. The director Denis [Villeneuve] is actually an actor (he's from Sons of Anarchy and he's a great character actor) and he's also a screenwriter (he wrote What Lies Beneath). It blows my mind to see when people from one sector move to another and excel. I think Sicario was one of the best directed and written films. It did get [a nomination for best] cinematography, though. #Quote by Bun B.
Screenwriter quotes by Steven Pressfield
#47. When a novelist or screenwriter is looking for a subject, the element he's seeking is conflict. Conflict makes drama. Conflict produces great characters and memorable scenes. So war is a natural topic. #Quote by Steven Pressfield
Screenwriter quotes by Dylan Penn
#48. I like to write, and I would love to be a screenwriter one day and a director. #Quote by Dylan Penn
Screenwriter quotes by Ben Richards
#49. I was a novelist before I was a TV screenwriter. Actually, as a kid, I think I'd always wanted to be a writer, but never thought that I would be one. #Quote by Ben Richards
Screenwriter quotes by David Benioff
#50. Every adaptation requires that the screenwriter make difficult choices - and in particular, difficult cuts. #Quote by David Benioff
Screenwriter quotes by Dawn Garcia
#51. … this is my first language." {on Writing} #Quote by Dawn Garcia
Screenwriter quotes by Michael Holman
#52. This kid was writing saying that they were breaking down some of the racial lines in their towns and communities, because their break dance crews were mixed race, and they didn't give a fuck. They didn't care what the Klu Klux Klan said."

- Michael Holman (screenwriter, Basquiat)

from nthWORD Issue #8, coming soon... #Quote by Michael Holman
Screenwriter quotes by Aurora Guerrero
#53. Part of my learning curve as a novice screenwriter was peeling back the layers and getting to the core of the story. I was really blessed to have two amazing writing mentors who helped me along the way. They always encouraged me to be okay with a simple story. #Quote by Aurora Guerrero
Screenwriter quotes by Scott Aukerman
#54. I probably could be a world-class screenwriter by now if I had spent the kind of work I devote on Comedy Death-Ray to that. But I do okay, in that regard. I mean, my stuff gets bought, so it's all right. #Quote by Scott Aukerman
Screenwriter quotes by Jane Goldman
#55. Normally with film, it's normal for the screenwriter to never be seen again after finishing until the premiere. #Quote by Jane Goldman
Screenwriter quotes by Zach Galligan
#56. You have to determine what you are and send the messages out to people, like, 'Hey, I'm a screenwriter - look at this.' You can't sit around, wondering why people aren't calling and asking about my writing. #Quote by Zach Galligan
Screenwriter quotes by Morley
#57. As a screenwriter, there's so many layers you have to go through in order to tell your story. You have to write the script, get money for the script, shoot it, find distributors, make it into film festivals, all of that just to get to your audience. #Quote by Morley
Screenwriter quotes by Philippa Boyens
#58. As a screenwriter, you have to let go, and you have to hand your baby over and let it go off into the world, which is entirely appropriate. #Quote by Philippa Boyens
Screenwriter quotes by William Monahan
#59. The thing about movies is if somebody has an idea that works, it's in, and I say that as a screenwriter as well as a director. #Quote by William Monahan
Screenwriter quotes by John Logan
#60. Young screenwriters are always very frustrated when they talk to me. They say, 'How do we get to be a screenwriter?' I say, 'You know what you do? I'll tell you the secret, it's easy: Read 'Hamlet.' You know? Then read it again, and read it again, and read it until you understand it. Read 'King Lear,' and then read 'Othello.' #Quote by John Logan
Screenwriter quotes by A.D. Posey
#61. Novelist by day; screenwriter by night. #Quote by A.D. Posey
Screenwriter quotes by Thomas Bidegain
#62. When you're a screenwriter, it's like being a mechanic. You open the hood of the story, the director is the driver, and he says, "What do you think? It's a little tough." #Quote by Thomas Bidegain
Screenwriter quotes by John Sayles
#63. As a screenwriter I'm often writing in genres where there have been thousands of movies; whereas when I direct movies they tend to be in between genres. They tend to have a little bit of a genre to them, but they're really about the people, and they're people we haven't met before. #Quote by John Sayles
Screenwriter quotes by Paul Verhoeven
#64. People love seeing violence and horrible things. The human being is bad and can't stand more than five minutes of happiness. Put him in a dark theater and ask him to look at two hours of happiness, and he'd walk out or fall asleep. #Quote by Paul Verhoeven
Screenwriter quotes by Shane Black
#65. To this day I have a profound mistrust of the word processor. I have to type it or write it first, screen it and only then enter it for posterity onto the word processor. #Quote by Shane Black
Screenwriter quotes by Marshall Thornton
#66. Actually having sex with a screenwriter typically led to a blockbuster. #Quote by Marshall Thornton
Screenwriter quotes by Paul Verhoeven
#67. Everything you have heard about the shower scene is true. #Quote by Paul Verhoeven
Screenwriter quotes by Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal
#68. It's very hard to be a screenwriter. I remember getting a couple of awards. I got a PEN West award a million years ago when I did Running on Empty, and I sat in the room with all these writers. They wrote everything from novels to non-fiction to children's books to journalism - any kind of writing - and I realized that there was no one in the room who would ever read anything I'd written. #Quote by Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal
Screenwriter quotes by John August
#69. I often say that a lot of my job, as a screenwriter, is sort of being a stock picker, in that I need to figure out what movies are probably going to get made because otherwise I'm spending a lot of my time on something that's trapped in 12-point courier. So, having Tim's interest in doing a movie is a huge asset. But, not everything shoots. I'm always grateful when those things do happen. #Quote by John August
Screenwriter quotes by Stephan Pastis
#70. I want a career writing these novels that I can be proud of. And then I want one as a screenwriter. #Quote by Stephan Pastis
Screenwriter quotes by Maria Semple
#71. My father was a screenwriter, and I kind of grew up in that world. #Quote by Maria Semple
Screenwriter quotes by Bret Easton Ellis
#72. But the thing I remember most about the screening in October twenty years ago was the moment Julian grasped my hand that had gone numb on the armrest separating our seats. He did this because in the book Julian Wells lived but in the movie's new scenario he had to die. He had to be punished for all of his sins. That's what the movie demanded. (Later, as a screenwriter, I learned it's what all movies demanded.) When this scene occurred, in the last ten minutes, Julian looked at me in the darkness, stunned. "I died," he whispered. "They killed me off." I waited a bit before sighing, "But you're still here." Julian turned back to the screen and soon the movie ended, the credits rolling over the palm trees as I (improbably) take Blair back to my college while Roy Orbison wails a song about how life fades away. #Quote by Bret Easton Ellis
Screenwriter quotes by Dani Shapiro
#73. Strange - I'm not much of a film person. I love watching films, but they don't stay with me the way books do. Stranger still, because my husband is a screenwriter! #Quote by Dani Shapiro
Screenwriter quotes by Amazon Dictionary Account
#74. Lucas George (Walton) (b.1944), American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He wrote and directed the science-fiction film Star Wars (1977), #Quote by Amazon Dictionary Account
Screenwriter quotes by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
#75. My work as a screenwriter has influenced my fiction. Writing screenplays forces you to consider many elements regarding story structure and other narrative devices that can be used to enhance the infinitely more complex demands of a novel. #Quote by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Screenwriter quotes by Seth Grahame-Smith
#76. If a novelist has created vivid characters, interesting relationships, settings the reader can easily imagine, and intriguing stories, a screenwriter has loads to work with. The challenge comes with deciding what to cut and what to keep. #Quote by Seth Grahame-Smith
Screenwriter quotes by James Frey
#77. When I was a screenwriter, I was doing it for mercenary reasons. #Quote by James Frey
Screenwriter quotes by John Patrick Shanley
#78. I became a playwright and screenwriter. Italian-Americans were my particular specialty. I liked the way they talked. There was something free in it. #Quote by John Patrick Shanley
Screenwriter quotes by William Goldman
#79. Being a screenwriter is not enough for a full creative life. #Quote by William Goldman
Screenwriter quotes by Evan Daugherty
#80. The absolute base-level thing that you do as a new screenwriter is send out query letters. Literally, you just say, 'Hi, Mr. So-and-So,' and you give them a one-sentence description of one of your scripts. You send it out to a list of people you found on the Internet. #Quote by Evan Daugherty
Screenwriter quotes by Tony Kushner
#81. One of the things I love about my job as a playwright or as a screenwriter is that I get to do a lot of research and a lot of thinking and taking a lot of notes before I turn it in. #Quote by Tony Kushner
Screenwriter quotes by Mark Waters
#82. My brother is a screenwriter. He likes to say, 'I like to take on a genre when it's dying, because then people are ready for you to shake it up a little bit.' #Quote by Mark Waters
Screenwriter quotes by Nora Ephron
#83. A lot of college graduates approach me about becoming screenwriters. I tell them, 'Do not become a screenwriter, become a journalist,' because journalists go into worlds that are not their own. Kids who go to Hollywood write coming-of-age stories for their first scripts, about what happened to them when they were sixteen. Then they write the summer camp script. At the age of twenty-three they haven't produced anything, and that's the end of the career. #Quote by Nora Ephron
Screenwriter quotes by Sadie Jones
#84. My father was a screenwriter, but he was also a novelist. #Quote by Sadie Jones
Screenwriter quotes by Tom Cole
#85. The two explorers are given fictional names. But as in real life, they travel to the Amazon roughly a generation apart, in the early-to-mid 20th century. In the film, they're both guided by Karamakate, as a young man early in the story and later as an old shaman. He and the outsiders share a desire for knowledge - self knowledge and an understanding of the world around them, says the film's co-screenwriter, Jacques Toulemonde. #Quote by Tom Cole
Screenwriter quotes by Groucho Marx
#86. We in the industry know that behind every successful screenwriter stands a woman. And behind her stands his wife. #Quote by Groucho Marx
Screenwriter quotes by Andrea L'Artiste
#87. The thing about being a screenwriter, scriptwriter, scenarist, You get to have multiple personalities and not be charged. #Quote by Andrea L'Artiste
Screenwriter quotes by Nicholas Sparks
#88. Whenever I work on a film, I have three rules. Only three and I tell them to every screenwriter. I say let's retain the spirit and the intent of the overall story. Let's make it the best film that we possibly can. #Quote by Nicholas Sparks
Screenwriter quotes by Charlie Kaufman
#89. Do I have an original thought in my head? My bald head. Maybe if I were happier, my hair wouldn't be falling out.
Life is short. I need to make the most of it. Today is the first day of the rest of my life. I'm a walking cliché.
I really need to go to the doctor and have my leg checked. There's something wrong. A bump. The dentist called again. I'm way overdue. If I stop putting things off, I would be happier. All I do is sit on my fat ass. If my ass wasn't fat I would be happier. I wouldn't have to wear these shirts with the tails out all the time. Like that's fooling anyone. Fat ass.
I should start jogging again. Five miles a day. Really do it this time. Maybe rock climbing. I need to turn my life around. What do I need to do? I need to fall in love. I need to have a girlfriend. I need to read more, improve myself. What if I learned Russian or something? Or took up an instrument? I could speak Chinese. I'd be the screenwriter who speaks Chinese and plays the oboe. That would be cool.
I should get my hair cut short. Stop trying to fool myself and everyone else into thinking I have a full head of hair. How pathetic is that?
Just be real. Confident. Isn't that what women are attracted to? Men don't have to be attractive. But that's not true. Especially these days. Almost as much pressure on men as there is on women these days.
Why should I be made to feel I have to apologize for my existence? Maybe it's my brain chemistry. Maybe that's what's wron #Quote by Charlie Kaufman
Screenwriter quotes by Blake Snyder
#90. To be a screenwriter is to deal with an ongoing tug of war between breathtaking megalomania and insecurity so deep it takes years of therapy just to be able to say "I'm a writer" out loud. #Quote by Blake Snyder
Screenwriter quotes by Albert Brooks
#91. Being a screenwriter in Hollywood is like being a eunuch at an orgy. Worse, actually, at least the eunuch is allowed to watch. #Quote by Albert Brooks
Screenwriter quotes by Robert Kurson
#92. Real pirates were better than in movies, more daring and terrifying and cunning than any screenwriter could imagine. They operated during the Golden Age of Piracy, from 1650 to 1720. #Quote by Robert Kurson
Screenwriter quotes by Matthew Specktor
#93. My mom was a screenwriter. I saw a lot of people who didn't seem very fulfilled creatively or otherwise by their roles in the motion picture industry. #Quote by Matthew Specktor
Screenwriter quotes by Jonathan Nolan
#94. I consider my job as a screenwriter to pack a script with possibilities and ideas - to create a feast for the filmmaker to pick from. #Quote by Jonathan Nolan
Screenwriter quotes by Robert McKee
#95. Pity the poor screenwriter, for he cannot be a poet. He cannot use metaphor and simile, assonance and alliteration, rhythm and rhyme, synecdoche and metonymy, hyperbole and meiosis, the grand tropes. Instead, his work must contain all the substance of literature but not be literary. A literary work is finished and complete within itself. A screenplay waits for the camera. If not literature, what then is the screenwriter's ambition? To describe in such a way that as a reader turns pages, a film flows through the imagination. #Quote by Robert McKee
Screenwriter quotes by Dawn Garcia
#96. If you cannot live with hope and create with intention or be kind to a stranger, bury your head. You are not living at all. #Quote by Dawn Garcia
Screenwriter quotes by Eric Roth
#97. I think part of being a good screenwriter is being as concise as possible. #Quote by Eric Roth
Screenwriter quotes by John Francis Daley
#98. As a screenwriter and a half-Jew, I tend to look at the glass half-empty. #Quote by John Francis Daley
Screenwriter quotes by Jeff Lyons
#99. Try everything; listen to everyone. Follow no one. You are your own story guru! #Quote by Jeff Lyons
Screenwriter quotes by John Francis Daley
#100. We always for better or worse try to put on paper what's going up on screen - whether we're directing it or not. It's really just an extension of that habit which is trying to tell the reader what the movie will look like. Ultimately that is the job of a screenwriter to a certain extent. #Quote by John Francis Daley
Screenwriter quotes by Viet Thanh Nguyen
#101. How about something to drink. Coffee, tea, soda, water, scotch. Never too early for scotch. Violet, some scotch. Ice. I said ice. No ice, then. Me too. Always neat for me. Look at my view. No, not at the gardener. José! José! Got to pound on the glass to get his attention. He's half deaf. José! Move! You're blocking the view. Good. See the view. I'm talking about the Hollywood sign right there. Never get tired of it. Like the Word of God just dropped down, plunked on the hills, and the Word was Hollywood. Didn't God say let the be light first. What's a movie but light. Can't have a movie without light. And then words. Seeing that sign reminds me to write every morning. What. All right, so it doesn't say Hollywood. You got me. Good eye. Thing's falling to pieces. One O's half fallen and the other O's fallen altogether. The word's gone to shit. So what. You still get the meaning. Thanks, Violet. Cheers. How do they say it in your country. I said how do they say it. Yo, yo, yo, is it. I like that. Easy to remember. Yo, yo, yo, then. #Quote by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Screenwriter quotes by James Frain
#102. 'The Buccaneers' was an Edith Wharton novel, and she never finished it, and a screenwriter adapted it for television. #Quote by James Frain
Screenwriter quotes by Steven Bochco
#103. Being a good television screenwriter requires an understanding of the way film accelerates the communication of words. #Quote by Steven Bochco
Screenwriter quotes by Marshall Brickman
#104. Wanting to be a screenwriter is like wanting to be a co-pilot. #Quote by Marshall Brickman
Screenwriter quotes by Frank Miller
#105. A screenwriter is much like being a fire hydrant with a bunch of dogs lined up around it. #Quote by Frank Miller
Screenwriter quotes by Nora Ephron
#106. The state of rapture I experience when I read a wonderful book
is one of the main reasons I read;
but it doesn't happen every time
or even every other time,
and when it does happen,
I am truly beside myself.
#Quote by Nora Ephron
Screenwriter quotes by Tina Fey
#107. If you want to be a screenwriter, take an acting class to get a sense of what you're asking actors to do. Learning other skills will help you communicate with people and respect what they do. #Quote by Tina Fey

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