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I was editing Canadian Literature.
by George Woodcock

I was editing Canadian Literature.
I didn't want to let Canadian Literature go,
so they reached a nice compromise by which I received
half a professor's salary.
- George Woodcock

I was allowed to wander where I could.
Here is a case in which you search for your independence
and allow something creative to come out of that.
- George Woodcock

When you act dramatically in that way it often has
a consequence that is very negative.
- George Woodcock

My split with the university was over the fact that
I had become involved with helping Tibetans in India.
- George Woodcock

 

It doesn't really mean a great deal of difference to a life.
You live as you wish to do and if a job is oppressing,
you leave it.
I've done it on several occasions.
- George Woodcock

My early wounds were the English school system among other things.
It wasn't merely the discipline, it was the ways in
which boys got what was called the school spirit.
- George Woodcock

Orwell was the sort of man who was full of grievances.
He was very loyal.
Once he got to know you, he was extremely loyal.
He hated passionately and irrationally.
- George Woodcock

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I like to move among painters, mathematicians,
psychologists, people who can tell me something.
- George Woodcock

It even has the same phraseology as the English orders of knighthood,
companions and this sort of thing.
- George Woodcock

I began even as a boy to realize how wide the world
can be for a man of free intelligence.
- George Woodcock

I was unpopular at school just because I was an intellectual.
I always answered all the questions off the top of
my head but they nevertheless resented because of that.
- George Woodcock

I believe in that connection between freedom and the city.
- George Woodcock

I don't believe in kicking away ladders.
By that, I mean the ladders by which I ascended as a young writer,
small magazines that didn't pay anything,
and that sort of thing.
- George Woodcock

What I'm going to be given I gather is not the key to the city,
which in many cities is the case.
It's the freedom medal, and for me freedom has always
been associated traditionally within the city.
- George Woodcock

I suppose I'm led to do so by the fact of what happened to my contemporaries -
people whom I've admired,
people who I thought were ten times better than me
when I was in my twenties and early thirties.
I may have been right.
- George Woodcock

Now I am a writer who can command fairly good payments
from magazines with large circulations,
I very often refuse to write for them and still write
sometimes for small magazines for nothing.
- George Woodcock

They decided that unpaid leave could only be granted
through the decision of a council that consisted almost
entirely of scientists who couldn't understand my reasons for wanting to go so.
They said no, no unpaid.
So I immediately resigned.
- George Woodcock

You can be bound by physical things,
as I am by certain sicknesses,
but nevertheless you can still be free to recognize
that all initiatives really come from yourself if you
don't depend upon structures of government or structures of any kind.
- George Woodcock

"I" is a non-stop storyteller, spinning tales
of the past, the present and the future -
constantly editing, interpreting
and directing this inner movie.
- Josh Baran

I worked at all kinds of jobs, mostly commercial editing.
- Marilyn Hacker

If you're working on a computer and you're editing bass,
it looks like a warm curvy, sort of feminine object.
- Colin Greenwood

My self-editing process is intense.
- George Murray

Editing is a natural extension of the collage making.
It's actually one of the few areas that women were
able to excel in in the film industry from the beginning.
- Rachel True

For me, shooting, editing, and scoring rely on rhythm.
- Donnie Yen

Any editing, software work, and mail is done in this exported Plan 9.
- Dennis Ritchie

I directed a movie and now, I'm going to do the editing.
- Salma Hayek

The film's dramatic requirements should always take
precedence over the mere aesthetics of editing.
- Edward Dmytryk

You never really know as an actor; it's completely out of your control,
in terms of editing, and music, and film stock,
shot selection, and what takes they use.
- Aaron Eckhart

A harsh reality of newspaper editing is that the deadlines
don't allow for the polish that you expect in books or even magazines.
- Bill Walsh

Reality TV finds talented people.
There are no scripts.
The editing is what it's all about.
Great editing makes those shows.
- Pete Waterman

I have an adult emotional life and an editing system
inside me which prevents me from being preposterously stupid.
- Stephen Hopkins

Particularly in the final stages I always find that I'm rushed.
It's dangerous when you're rushed in the editing stage,
most of my early films are flawed in the cutting.
- Satyajit Ray

We are the products of editing, rather than of authorship.
- George Wald

I'm a big fan of editing and keeping only the interesting bits in.
- Sarah Vowell

Editing is the same as quarrelling with writers -
same thing exactly.
- Harold Ross

I took courses at USC in film editing and art direction
and photography when I was still in high school.
- Ray Harryhausen

Editing is the only process.
The shooting is the pleasant work.
The editing makes the movie, so I spend all my life in editing.
- Garry Marshall

You can't act for the editing.
You just go in and do the scene the way you think is right.
- Dennis Farina

If you re-read your work, you can find on re-reading
a great deal of repetition can be avoided by re-reading and editing.
- William Safire

But I suppose film is distinctive because of its nature,
of its being able to cut through time with editing.
- Oliver Stone

What I don't have in theater is editing.
- Julie Taymor

I work eight hours a day, but I'm not writing all that time.
I'm thinking, editing, looking something up.
Thinking is what I do a lot of.
- Barbara Taylor Bradford

And after you've done the acting, there's a lot of
places you can put your input -
in the editing,
in the production of it, in the rewriting of it and so on.
- Paul Reiser

So, while I gave up the notions of publishing at that time,
I never stopped editing and refining that book.
A few years later, in 1987, I thought I had it ready to go out again.
- R. A. Salvatore

There are editing procedures for talks just as there
are editing procedures in jazz improvisation.
- David Antin

My life needs editing.
- Mort Sahl

A lot of young filmmakers bring their movies to my
dad because he always gives lots of good editing ideas and notes.
He'd be a good film professor.
- Sofia Coppola

All you're trying to do in an improvisation is get
as much material as possible for the editing room.
- Martin Short

My goal is to strip things down so that you need just
the right amount of words or shape to convey what you need to convey.
I like editing.
I like it very tight.
- Maya Lin

If any sort of error is inexcusable,
it's an incorrect phone number.
One of the cardinal rules of copy editing is that every
phone number published must be checked.
- Bill Walsh

I record all of my music with authentic instruments
in a studio before we start editing,
doing many, many versions.
The music shapes the film as we edit so it has an organic
relationship to the content.
- Ken Burns

I'm a writer first and an editor second...
or maybe third or even fourth.
Successful editing requires a very specific set of skills,
and I don't claim to have all of them at my command.
- Lynn Abbey

They make Spy Kids, they make Scream,
they make A Scary Movie.
This doesn't do that, so it could be a very bad marriage.
I'm trying to keep this potential nightmare quiet because
we're just finishing editing.
- Terry Gilliam

I don't know why my lines that were cut from the film
didn't make it onto the DVD.
I have offered to go into the editing room with Christopher
and work shoulder to shoulder with him to fit all my lines in.
I think he thinks I'm kidding.
I'm only trying to help.
- Fred Willard

I got to spend all of my time every day at work reading
and editing papers about cutting-edge technical research and getting paid for it.
Then I'd go home at night and turn what I learned into science fiction stories.
- Kevin J. Anderson

Certainly it's very difficult to keep momentum going
through a film which has as many characters as this does,
and the piece took on a life of its own to try and shape it.
That took all the time we had in editing.
- John Crowley

In the editing room, 20 percent of the time you're
using stuff from before the actor knew the camera was
rolling or you're taking a line from somewhere else
and putting it in his mouth.
- Campbell Scott

David and I got cut out the editing process on that.
We were able to affect it more than not.
We sent in our notes, we were able to see cuts.
We weren't allowed to see dailies and we weren't allowed
to sit in the editing room and just work.
- Bob Odenkirk

There's editing, and scripts to read and edit,
and casting, and all the elements of production that
just sort of take up the normal downtime that you would have as an actor.
So there's not a lot of that for me.
- Richard Dean Anderson

Bobby is really the one who did all the editing on that stuff.
And he did all the mixing.
I particularly like the record we did with Logic because
Scott Harding did a great job mixing it.
He's really a killing engineer.
- Charlie Hunter

This applies to many film jobs, not just editing:
half the job is doing the job,
and the other half is finding ways to get along with
people and tuning yourself in to the delicacy of the situation.
- Walter Murch

Although Patterson Beams was not my first plug-in,
I knew from the beginning that I would write it,
because the single biggest time consuming factor for
me was editing each beam manually.
- Robert Patterson

Same thing with film, by the time you've finished shooting
and you've really been into everything,
you've touched up everything in the editing room.
You've gone in there and taken little bits from everything.
- Ridley Scott

The essence of cinema is editing.
It's the combination of what can be extraordinary images
of people during emotional moments,
or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy.
- Francis Ford Coppola

I confess that Roy was a little bit dictatorial in
his editing and he ruined quite a number of my pictures,
which he stopped doing later.
He used to punch a hole through a negative.
Some of them were incredibly valuable.
He didn't understand at the time.
- Ben Shahn

When you are editing, the final master is Aristotle and his poetics.
You might have a terrific episode, but if people are
falling out because there are just too many elements in it,
you have to begin to get rid of things.
- Ken Burns

You have to edit the material.
That assumes that some kind of a mind is operating
in relation to the material.
Not all minds are the same.
Every aspect of filmmaking requires choice.
The selection of the subject, the shooting,
editing and length are all aspects of choice.
- Frederick Wiseman

When I first started editing GQ, it gave the impression of being,
and in fact was, a gay magazine.
There were female models in it and there were women on the cover,
but the boys were always much, much more beautiful than the girls.
- Art Cooper

So if we're going to build new applications that require a large time investment,
like say movie editing - today that doesn't matter
for the enterprise desktop,
but eventually it will when we get closer to consumers -
you really need to have a cross-platform story.
- Miguel de Icaza

Film editing is now something almost everyone can do
at a simple level and enjoy it,
but to take it to a higher level requires the same
dedication and persistence that any art form does.
- Walter Murch


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