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I look at the film as an opportunity to see some bountifully
by Laura Hillenbrand

I look at the film as an opportunity to see some bountifully
creative minds do something that I could not do -
tell the story with images.
I can't wait to see what they do.
- Laura Hillenbrand

My agent and I put out my proposal one Thursday afternoon in August,
1998.
Publishers started bidding immediately,
and that process progressed for a few days.
- Laura Hillenbrand

The biggest problem has been exhaustion.
I've spent about 6 of the last 14 years completely bedridden.
- Laura Hillenbrand

Books on horse racing subjects have never done well,
and I am told that publishers had come to think of
them as the literary version of box office poison.
- Laura Hillenbrand

 

I had been writing professionally since 1988.
- Laura Hillenbrand

The following Wednesday, I opted to go with Random House.
- Laura Hillenbrand

I have vertigo.
Vertigo makes it feel like the floor is pitching up and down.
Things seem to be spinning.
It's like standing on the deck of a ship in really high seas.
- Laura Hillenbrand

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Having a lot of people suddenly depending on me to
get the job done was a marvelous motivator.
The book and movie deals seemed to flip a switch in my head,
and off I went.
- Laura Hillenbrand

I identified in a very deep way with the individuals
I was writing about because the theme that runs through
this story is of extraordinary hardship and the will to overcome it.
- Laura Hillenbrand

People think I must have been turning cartwheels on
the night I sealed the movie deal -
which was only two days after sealing the book deal -
but I was really quite terrified.
- Laura Hillenbrand

It only worked for a little while; the morning after
I agreed to go with Universal,
an article came out in the Hollywood trade papers,
and the secret was out.
- Laura Hillenbrand

I am disabled, so I can't travel, and I have not been
to any development meetings,
but Gary and the others affiliated with the film keep
me updated on everything.
- Laura Hillenbrand

But with nonfiction, the task is very straightforward:
Do the research,
tell the story.
- Laura Hillenbrand

My work was entirely nonfiction.
- Laura Hillenbrand

I think authors can get into trouble viewing the subject matter as their turf.
- Laura Hillenbrand

For me, being a writer was never a choice.
I was born one.
All through my childhood I wrote short stories and stuffed them in drawers.
I wrote on everything.
I didn't do my homework so I could write.
- Laura Hillenbrand

I am actually in poor health due to chronic fatigue
and immune dysfunction syndrome,
and my ability to work is greatly diminished right now,
so I have to get better before I can start another big project.
- Laura Hillenbrand

I think if I had been writing fiction,
where the work is entirely dependent on the writer's
creativity and the potential directions the narrative might take are infinite,
I might have frozen.
- Laura Hillenbrand

I spoke to my agent and learned that a Hollywood scout
had seen my proposal in one of the publishing houses,
and had faxed it to Hollywood, where it was generating a lot of interest.
- Laura Hillenbrand

And at that point, I think my experience in covering the subject helped me.
I think editors felt comfortable with the idea of me
telling this story because I had demonstrated that
I know this business pretty well.
- Laura Hillenbrand

In terms of writing about horses, I fell backwards into that.
I was intent on getting a Ph.D., becoming a professor,
and writing on history but I got sick 14 years ago when I was 19.
Getting sick derailed that plan completely.
- Laura Hillenbrand

I lived for four years in the 1930s with these individuals
and the only time that I wasn't thinking about dealing
with physical suffering is when I was working on this book.
I've never been more alive as when I worked on this book.
- Laura Hillenbrand

Honestly, I expected to get a cold reception because of my subject matter.
But when editors took a look at the story I had to tell,
and saw that this was not a parochial story at all,
they really warmed to it.
- Laura Hillenbrand

Since signing with Universal, I have been working closely with Gary Ross,
the director, producer and screenwriter.
We have spent many hours on the phone,
and I've been sending him information and items that
have been useful to the writing process.
- Laura Hillenbrand

I was starstruck and completely confused;
making a film of this story hadn't even occurred to me,
and I hadn't written a single line of the book yet.
I had no idea how this man knew anything about my book proposal.
- Laura Hillenbrand

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Could a greater miracle take place
than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
- Henry David Thoreau

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not how they are in themselves.
- Carl Jung

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

The farther backward you can look,
the farther forward you can see.
- Winston Churchill

Let us not look back in anger
or forward in fear,
but around in awareness.
- James Thurber

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

When trouble arises and things look bad,
there is always one individual who perceives a solution
and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
- Dave Barry

All you have to do is look straight and see the road,
and when you see it, don't sit looking at it - walk.
- Ayn Rand

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

Do not look for approval
except for the consciousness of doing your best.
- Andrew Carnegie

Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

There are those that look at things
the way they are, and ask "Why?"
I dream of things that never were, and ask "Why not?"
- Robert F. Kennedy paraphrase of George Bernard Shaw

Look twice before you leap.
- Charlotte Bronte

If you look for the bad in people
expecting to find it, you surely will.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you look into your own heart,
and you find nothing wrong there,
what is there to worry about?
What is there to fear?
- Confucius

You're standing on the threshold of success.
Don't look down, it'll make you dizzy.
- the character Timothy Q. Mouse in the Walt Disney movie Dumbo

Shake structures.
School yourself.
Look twice at a thing,
once upside down.
Answer yourself clearly.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I look to a day when people will not be judged
by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm
but because of those who look at it without doing anything.
- Albert Einstein

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

I look for what needs to be done.
After all, that's how the universe designs itself.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Where there is unconditional love,
there is no room for unhappiness.
Whenever I look in the mirror today,
I will say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength
which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
- Marcus Aurelius

Look to be treated by others as you have treated others.
- Publilius Syrus

It's not what you look at that matters,
it's what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is always wise to look ahead,
but difficult to look further than you can see.
- Winston Churchill

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

The world is a dangerous place,
not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.
- Albert Einstein

Whatever happens, always look to tomorrow -
with courage and optimism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never bend your head. Always hold it high.
Look the world straight in the eye.
- Helen Keller

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

"Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

I gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience
in which I must stop and look fear in the face.
I say to myself, I've lived through this
and can take the next thing that comes along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
- Jonas Salk

While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll

Look In The Mirror to See The Face Of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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