Inspirational quotes about writing - and other creative tidbits.
Quote from David Mamet's 2005 memo on screenwriting. "The job of the dramatist is to make the audience wonder what happens next."
William Goldman's prayer for the common scriptwriter. Published in 'Adventures in the Screentrade', 1983
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid screenwriter, and two time Oscar winner - William Goldman
William Goldman on 'Truth'
William Gibson, author of Princess Bride and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. "Nobody knows anything."
Quote from General George S. Patton, "Lead, follow or get out of my way." Great advice for getting on with your life.
Everything changes everything.
If your scripts not about anything....
Neil Simon, playwright, scriptwriter, comedian: "When you read something good, it's too soon to quibble about details. That's a given part of the process."
"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity" General George S Patton.
"Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory" General George S. Patton
Writer Jack Cunningham snapping his suspenders. Photo Paul Dorsey.
Writer Niven Busch asleep in 1937. Photo Paul Dorsey.