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Mercedes Ruehl Quotes and Sayings

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Writing of that caliber spoils you for any other kind of writing for awhile.
But that's probably good.
- Mercedes Ruehl

I learned a lot more about transgender people.
It's not a choice, but a physiological condition that
has to do with the size of the hypothalamus part of the brain.
- Mercedes Ruehl

You know, I once leased a Mercedes because I got a
good deal on it because of my first name.
- Mercedes Ruehl

Nature chooses who will be transgender;
individuals don't choose this.
- Mercedes Ruehl

 

I find there's almost no place to put an award that
one's quite comfortable with.
- Mercedes Ruehl

In this business, you never say no to anything.
- Mercedes Ruehl

We have the tendency to condemn what we don't understand.
- Mercedes Ruehl

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I'll be with The Goat until the fall.
Then I've been given three plays to look at and there
have been a couple of films have come over the desk.
I will probably not do either one of them.
- Mercedes Ruehl

Also, I had read a book called She's Not There:
A Life in Two Genders,
written by a professor who had gone through transgender surgery,
but it took this person well into his thirties to come
to terms with the absolute necessity of having to do it.
- Mercedes Ruehl

Society historically has a difficult time with the
concept of something new and foreign that shakes up our comfortable views,
especially if it involves the very volatile question of sexual identity.
- Mercedes Ruehl

But in my own particular case, there was something
that happened when I became a mother.
Whenever in the news I saw an example of a child being abused or mistreated,
my response went from being appalled to being physically revolted.
- Mercedes Ruehl

Writing is a dance with the uncertainties of language.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

Do you have a plan for your life?
If not, allocate some time today to sit quietly
with pen and paper to begin writing your life plan -
what you want to accomplish with your life,
and what projects will support your goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

LOVE LETTERS TO YOURSELF
This is taken from a love letter (a gentle reminder)
I wrote to myself recently.
Live in your joy today.
Be authentic. Love yourself. First.
Love others from your own abundance.
Life Changes. Circumstances change.
Sometimes you try to fit your old way
of being into new circumstances
rather than becoming new yourself.
Embrace transformation as an opportunity.
And keep on writing love letters to yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill

We do not need to proselytize
either by our speech or by our writing.
We can only do so really with our lives.
Let our lives be open books for all to study.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career.
I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party,
what my son was writing.
I was thinking about Legos.
- Jill Clayburgh

The digital revolution is far more significant than
the invention of writing or even of printing.
- Douglas Engelbart

Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought?
- Joan Didion

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
- Laurie Anderson

Nothing goes by luck in composition.
It allows of no tricks.
The best you can write will be the best you are.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you can't annoy somebody with what you write,
I think there's little point in writing.
- Kingsley Amis

The failure of The Cable Guy impacted my career.
I had to start writing and acting again.
- Ben Stiller

Great writing is great writing.
It's as simple as all that.
- Kate Mulgrew

And I ride horses, swim, do a lot of reading,
writing.
- Casper Van Dien

There are few cases in which mere popularity should
be considered a proper test of merit;
but the case of song-writing is,
I think, one of the few.
- Edgar Allan Poe

I did not think much what I was writing them for,
except that I knew I wanted my next novel to be in
some less conventional form than straight narrative.
- Nicholas Mosley

Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
- E. L. Doctorow

Then l learned to play guitar and l started writing
songs and my mother formed for me a publishing business,
so we started publishing and managing artists.
- Tommy Rettig

The way I outline has changed quite a bit from when I first started writing.
- George Stephen

Writing is truly a creative art - putting word to a
blank piece of paper and ending up with a full-fledged
story rife with character and plot.
- William Shatner

I think if the writing comes too easily,
it shows - it's usually hard to read.
- Tracy Kidder

So I decided to start writing plays,
and went to Yale.
- Richard Foreman

A great many people seem to think writing poetry is worthwhile,
even though it pays next to nothing and is not as widely read as it should be.
- Mark Strand

Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself.
You bring to a novel, anything you read,
all your experience of the world.
You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.
- Angela Carter

Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing,
photography, and writing.
- Layne Staley

I'm not going to hurt anybody other than that dick
who keeps writing songs about me.
- Courtney Love

It seems to me that those songs that have been any good,
I have nothing much to do with the writing of them.
The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page.
- Joan Baez

The question is not really about a shift to the economic
cone where officers are writing about the balance of
payments and the need for economic stabilization.
- Lawrence Eagleburger

For some reason writing and drawing are very separate processes for me.
- Alison Bechdel

I took acting lessons when I was 19,
20,
and I had my writing.
- Michael Ironside

I'm trying my hand at writing.
I'm writing a couple of projects for HBO,
a half hour comedy and a miniseries.
- Charles S. Dutton

I suppose directing on set is the most fun because
it's a good crack and you feel you're on the battlefield
whereas writing is a fairly solitary undertaking.
- Guy Ritchie

Well, I think writing is basically about time and rhythm.
Like with jazz.
You have your basic melody and then you just riff off of it.
And the riffs are about timing.
- Kathy Acker

The Fat Mattress consisted of people I'd played with
before joining the 'Experience and it was put together
as a song writing situation.
- Noel Redding

When you use words, you're able to keep your mind alive.
Writing is my way of reaffirming my own existence.
- Gao Xingjian

I am 82 years old.
I imagine that I will keep on writing as long as anyone wants to keep reading.
- Tony Hillerman

When I started writing this, I found that I simply
couldn't take fantasy seriously,
so it became humorous, and continued from there.
- Piers Anthony

My overnight success was really 15 years in the making.
I'd been writing songs since I was 6 and playing in
bands and performing since I was 14.
- Lisa Loeb

Actually, I enjoy the process of writing a big long novel.
- Donna Tartt

When I was younger I was obsessed with writing,
so even if I wanted to listen, I didn't have time.
- Joan Armatrading

I'm terrible at story and structure,
but I'm not so bad at writing dialogue.
- Steve Buscemi

In writing I found something I could do at least as well as my peers,
if not better.
- Brian P. Cleary

Somebody's always getting me to come lecture to their writing class,
and I don't talk about writing at all,
I talk about the business of making a living at this racket.
- Jerry Pournelle

If you want to get rich from writing,
write the sort of thing that's read by persons who
move their lips when they're reading to themselves.
- Don Marquis

When I was a teenager, I got into SF,
quite heavily, and that too has had a major impact on my writing.
- George Stephen

Writing for the theater, you find yourself living a nocturnal life.
- Irwin Shaw

I certainly was an actor and then I drifted more towards writing and directing.
- Thomas Haden Church

Well I guess the plan was to write poetry and publish
books and make a living from writing poetry.
That was a pretty ambitious plan I guess.
- Robert Adamson

I think I'm in a really nice position,
where I'm sure I could do another show if I wanted to do one,
but right now the main thing in my mind is writing songs.
- Chris Isaak

It won't be long before we'll be writing together again.
I just hope they have a decent piano up there.
- Frederick Loewe

It's a discovery of a story when I write a book,
a case of inching ahead on each page and discovering
what's beyond in the darkness,
beyond where you're writing.
- Michael Ondaatje

In my writing, as much as I could, I tried to find the good,
and praise it.
- Alex Haley

Everything I've ever done, in the writing world,
has been to expand articulation, rather than to close it.
- Toni Morrison

Good sense is both the first principal and the parent source of good writing.
- Horace

My first semester, I got a D in creative writing.
- Conrad Hall

I, personally, have found reading a continual support to writing.
- Margaret Mahy

Writing and Painting are the same for me.
- Peter Malkin

I accept challenges, I have always done that in writing.
- Jack Prelutsky

So writing is a very, very difficult position to obtain...
and retain.
- Leon Uris


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