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Michael Chabon Quotes and Sayings

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I wasn't involved, except to the degree that they sent
me drafts of the script as the writer turned them in.
They asked me at one point to write a memo about what I thought of it.
- Michael Chabon

That was all very nice of them.
They didn't have to do anything because I wasn't officially involved at all.
- Michael Chabon

That's the best thing about writing,
when you're in that zone,
you're porous, ready to absorb the solution.
- Michael Chabon

I have a deadline.
I'm glad.
I think that will help me get it done.
- Michael Chabon

 

It was fun.
That was something I came to fairly late.
- Michael Chabon

The things I keep going back to, rereading,
maybe they say more about me as a reader than about the books.
Love in the Time of Cholera, Pale Fire.
- Michael Chabon

It was an incredible resource.
I'd sit with a big stack of bound New Yorkers in the
library and read through,
especially the 'Talk of the Town' sections.
- Michael Chabon

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I wanted to give readers the feeling of knowing the characters,
a mental image.
- Michael Chabon

Comic books were just the means for me to tell the story.
- Michael Chabon

Louis Pasteur said, 'Chance favors the prepared mind.'
If you're really engaged in the writing,
you'll work yourself out of whatever jam you find yourself in.
- Michael Chabon

As soon as I read that, it clicked: that's my theater of war.
It was exciting to think that I could write about World
War Two from a totally new place.
- Michael Chabon

The First Amendment has the same role in my life as
a citizen and a writer as the sun has in our ecosystem.
- Michael Chabon

People keep saying, 'Oh, you're getting all these great reviews,
that must make you really happy.' I guess it does,
but mostly it's just a relief.
- Michael Chabon

Every time another review comes out I let out a deep breath.
- Michael Chabon

Joe is the hero and Sammy is the sidekick.
That's how I feel about it.
- Michael Chabon

It is unusual for Joe to be that way,
but that's what interested me.
- Michael Chabon

I was thinking, too, of Superman and his fortress of solitude.
- Michael Chabon

So it was scary, but that's how it goes.
To my great delight, I discovered that it did all belong.
- Michael Chabon

He comes to this other world and he has to reinvent himself.
Again, it felt natural, even though I'd been working
really hard trying to come up with something.
- Michael Chabon

I love Richard Yates, his work, and the novel,
Revolutionary Road.
It's a devastating novel.
- Michael Chabon

I was surprised that my wife thought it was a good idea,
then again with my agent, another woman,
then my editor, another woman - in spite of the fact
that all three of them reacted positively I still have this fear.
- Michael Chabon

What's going to be hard for me is to try to divorce
myself as much as possible from what I wrote.
I'll have to approach it simply as raw material and
try to craft a film script out of it.
- Michael Chabon

Moby Dick - that book is so amazing.
I just realized that it starts with two characters meeting in bed;
that's how my book begins,
too, but I hadn't noticed the parallel before,
two characters forced to share a bed,
reluctantly.
- Michael Chabon

I found one remaining box of comics which I had saved.
When I opened it up and that smell came pouring out,
that old paper smell, I was struck by a rush of memories,
a sense of my childhood self that seemed to be contained in there.
- Michael Chabon

It's good to have it over with.
I worked on it a long time, and I didn't know what
people were going to think of it.
Would people like it? Would they buy it? So far it's been doing pretty well.
- Michael Chabon

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it
as he who helps to perpetrate it.
He who accepts evil without protesting against it
is really cooperating with it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Stop asking God to bless what you're doing.
Get involved in what God is doing -
because it's already blessed.
- Bono

The past is no more and the future is not yet.
The only right person is one who lives moment to moment,
whose arrow is directed to the moment,
who is always here and now; wherever he is,
his whole consciousness, his whole being,
is involved in the reality of here and in the reality of now.
- Osho

Get up-close-and-personal:
Life looks different when you really get involved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We should concentrate our work not only to a separated
housing problem but housing involved in our daily work
and all the other functions of the city.
- Alvar Aalto

He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife.
Then he realized there was a contradiction involved
here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.
- Douglas Adams

We have three cats.
It's like having children, but there is no tuition involved.
- Ron Reagan

The only way forward, if we are going to improve the
quality of the environment,
is to get everybody involved.
- Richard Rogers

Some people are willing to pay the price and it's the
same with staying healthy or eating healthy.
There's some discipline involved.
There's some sacrifices.
- Mike Ditka

Random chance seems to have operated in our favor ...
there was no deity involved.
- Spock character in the Star Trek television series

I'm involved in the stock market, which is fun and,
sometimes, very painful.
- Regis Philbin

We love to be with our family and friends and I can
tell you that lots of eating will be involved.
- Julia Barr

Every single art form is involved in film,
in a way.
- Sydney Pollack

I love food and I love everything involved with food.
I love the fun of it.
I love restaurants.
I love cooking, although I don't cook very much.
I love kitchens.
- Alma Guillermoprieto

My father wasn't really involved and my mom is the light in my life.
- Marion Jones

Give your time and efforts freely or not at all.
When you are tempted to say,
"Oh, if I have to, I'll skip my golf game
and watch my daughter play soccer," don't do it.
Either generate the heart-felt emotion
to make the free-will gift,
"I'd love to watch your game today, Sandy,"
or the honesty to decline the request gracefully.
Martyrdom doesn't create happiness
for any of the parties involved.
An honest, "No" is preferable to a coerced "Yes."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I make photographs and still make photographs of the natural environment.
It's a love because that was part of my life before
I was involved in photography.
- John Sexton

I just don't deal with the negativity.
I can't get involved in that side of it.
I don't understand it, and you can't let it take away
from your life and what you are trying to do.
- Rick Pitino

I, in fact, have been involved in the construction
of and the management of wastewater treatment plants.
- Jeff Miller

The quality of moral behavior varies in inverse ratio
to the number of human beings involved.
- Aldous Huxley

I'm excited and encouraged to see people getting involved
with their public lands and forests.
We really need the public's help to repair these heavily used recreation sites.
- Robert Towne

You have to feel more involved than just writing out a cheque.
Charity is almost the wrong word - I think people are
beginning to feel more responsible for the world.
- Joanna Lumley

Creativity varies inversely with the number of cooks involved in the broth.
- Bernice Fitz-Gibbon

Whenever you make love to someone, there should be three people involved -
you,
the other person, and the devil.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

I've always been interested in films where you can
identify with the actors.
Where you can be in their shoes and therefore be more
involved if they're people that you recognize.
- Adrian Lyne

And I enjoyed the celebrity and the creativity that
was involved in Star Trek.
- William Shatner

I encourage everyone out there to get involved.
- Troy Vincent

I don't know how to cook and there's so much work involved
you have to buy the groceries and prepare them.
I like it when people cook for me, or I'll just order some take-out.
- Famke Janssen

Where the whole man is involved there is no work.
Work begins with the division of labor.
- Marshall McLuhan

They have involved co-operation between the Iraqi intelligence
and al-Qaeda operatives on training and combined operations
regarding bomb making and chemical and biological weapons.
- Douglas Feith

You hope and pray that you'll get involved with a director
that you understand and who has the same sensibility
as you do and knows how to push you and bring out the best in you.
- Matthew Modine

Character is one of most precious parts of you.
You can't get involved in things that will damage your character.
- Rod Paige

My parents were involved in everything I did.
They were showbiz people themselves.
My dad was an actor.
They were parents; they did what parents are supposed to do.
- Tina Yothers

As a child, I've always been in trouble with men and
the police have always had to get involved,
through no fault of my own.
- Katie Price

I wouldn't mind getting emotionally involved with a woman.
- Frank Bruno

They're getting me involved in intrigue again,
and I think it follows a classic formula in a soap opera.
- Michael Zaslow

I think a commission set up to examine slavery and the consequences of it,
would probably be a very fruitful, important dialogue
for the United States to be involved in.
- Bob Matsui

There's always something special when the service academies
play each other that's not in any other game.
This is not a regular game, and everyone involved knows that.
- Roger Staubach

Today each composer is not only involved in aesthetics,
but he's actually trying to create his own language.
- Leo Ornstein

There's nothing like being involved with a team that can go that distance.
- Chuck Daly

If you're passionate about your work,
it makes the people around you want to be involved too.
- Wanda Sykes

The press is the hired agent of a monied system,
and set up for no other purpose than to tell lies where
their interests are involved.
One can trust nobody and nothing.
- Henry B. Adams

In motivating people, you've got to engage their minds and their hearts.
I motivate people, I hope, by example -
and perhaps by excitement,
by having productive ideas to make others feel involved.
- Rupert Murdoch

It's pretty much run by everybody.
We're very involved in everything that goes on.
We always have been.
- Zac Hanson

I'd fired anyone who was involved with Creed.
I didn't want anything to do with the music business.
The entire press and industry hated me,
so what was the point?
- Scott Stapp

We've gotten involved in cat rescue -
we take them in and find homes for them.
I've always loved cats.
I saw how homeless cats were living out there.
We take them in, put out flyers.
- Greg Ginn


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