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Tom Skerritt Quotes and Sayings

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TV writing is different than other mediums,
involving the writer.
- Tom Skerritt

Just being hired by a great director is complimentary.
- Tom Skerritt

Obviously, if a director doesn't communicative a clear,
relevant vision of the material, it will not succeed
no matter how good the material.
- Tom Skerritt

Rarely ever see or meet the writer during shooting.
- Tom Skerritt

 

I'm currently trying to direct my own material.
- Tom Skerritt

Most screenplays depend primarily on the vision of a director.
- Tom Skerritt

As a very experienced writer once told me,
'It's in the rewrites'.
- Tom Skerritt

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One has the responsibility to oneself,
to the writer, director and the people who put up the money,
to put out the best of what one has experienced and
understood about the human condition as it relates
to the role one has been hired to portray.
- Tom Skerritt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Well, yes, as I was a rather bad actor then and I wasn't making enough money,
I thought, to make enough money to not make money as an actor,
I'd better do some writing.
- Val Guest

Poetry is something that happens in universities,
in creative writing programs or in English departments.
- Mark Strand

Every writer I know has trouble writing.
- Joseph Heller

True ease in writing comes from art,
not chance,
as those who move easiest have learned to dance.
- Alexander Pope

Writing headlines is a specialty - there are outstanding
writers who will tell you they couldn't write a headline to save their lives.
- Bill Walsh

Writers sometimes give up what is most strange and
wonderful about their writing -
soften their roughest edges -
to accommodate themselves toward a group response.
- Mary Oliver

Writing fiction has become a priestly business in countries
that have lost their faith.
- Gore Vidal

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
- Gustave Flaubert

Guys like Otis Blackwell and Bobby Darin,
and all the guys who were writing songs for Elvis at the time,
just hanging around, writing songs, talking about music.
- Johnny Rivers

It is like writing history with lightning and my only
regret is that it is all so terribly true.
- Woodrow Wilson

Writing can sometimes be exploitative.
I like to take a few steps of remove in order to respect
the privacy of the subject.
If readers make the link, they have engaged with the poem.
- John Barton

I'm not writing just about melancholy stuff anymore,
I made a point to cover a wide range of emotions.
- Chantal Kreviazuk

I have no interest in writing, directing or producing.
- Ted Shackelford

And I love writing.
I've always loved writing.
- James Daly

Writing doesn't come easily to me.
It gets more and more difficult.
- Elizabeth David

I do believe that reading can help you understand what
you're writing and see what others are doing.
But sometimes the desire for more information can act as an inhibitor.
- Manuel Puig

People had this image of the Jacksons as the perfect
American family and I destroyed that image.
But what people have to understand is writing that
book was very healing for me.
- LaToya Jackson

Writing music on your own makes you think a lot about your life.
Who are you? Would you change anything about yourself?
This is where it comes from.
- Enya

The whole point of writing is to have something in
your gut or in your soul or in your mind that's burning to be written.
- Jerome Lawrence

Well, as an artist, I think that Elvis's generosity
to me he always talked very highly about me,
he always spoke very highly about my work and singing and my writing.
- Jackie DeShannon

Getting even is one reason for writing.
- William H. Gass

Planning to write is not writing.
Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you're doing,
none of that is writing.
Writing is writing.
- E. L. Doctorow

There is no way of writing well and also of writing easily.
- Anthony Trollope

Learn your instrument.
Be honest.
Don't do anything phony.
There is so much crap floating around.
There is plenty of room for a bit of honest writing.
- Christine McVie

In twenty years I've never had a day when I didn't
have to think about someone else's needs.
And this means the writing has to be fitted around it.
- Alice Munro

Silk Road to Ruin has all the analysis and it's structured very well.
I rely on my notes more and I use direct quotes.
But there's nothing like writing about it right away.
- Ted Rall

I stopped working a few years ago because I just lost
a spark that I'd had before.
I thought I'd just try writing, and maybe start directing,
but I did it very quietly.
- Dustin Hoffman

I was writing and I have three kids.
I was occupying my time with them but it was difficult.
- Alison Moyet

I cry, sometimes, because I'm not 20 years younger,
and I'm not healthy.
But if I were, I would even sacrifice my writing to enter politics.
- Oriana Fallaci

I picked up the writing on the very day he died.
It was the only consolation I could find.
- Wilfrid Sheed

I had casually rented an apartment that cost $75 a
month because I expected my writing to pay my way.
- A. E. van Vogt

Certainly the plagiarism, and dealing with the fallout of it,
was the most difficult thing I've ever faced since I started writing.
- Nora Roberts

I always start writing with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind.
- Patrick Dennis

I spent as much time writing proposals in '98 and '99
as I did writing scripts.
- Mark Millar

I wrote a script.
I actually enjoyed writing it more than acting.
It's about the Irish rebellion of 1920,
which is a fascinating period and place for me.
- Tom Berenger

The reason that I keep writing is that all my most
powerful messages about the fates of wild places that
I care about need to have words as well as images.
- Galen Rowell

I'm writing a review of three books on feminism and science,
and it's about social constructionism.
So I would say I'm a social constructionist,
whatever that means.
- Clifford Geertz

The funny thing is, the music that I'm writing now
is probably some of the most cutting edge we've ever done.
The music that I'm thinking about putting on our next album.
- Charlie Daniels

I've been doing my big theater projects,
which take years, and writing a song here and there.
- David Friedman

I'm addicted to creating and writing.
- Bret Michaels

I'm like a junkie for writing.
- Gavin DeGraw

I do think that short story writing is often a matter of luck.
- Robert Sheckley

What I used to do between writing fits was feed my kids,
ride my horse and go shopping for cat and dog food.
- Anne McCaffrey

Writing sessions can last an hour or sixteen hours,
depending on how it's going.
- Orson Scott Card

In writing a series of stories about the same characters,
plan the whole series in advance in some detail,
to avoid contradictions and inconsistencies.
- L. Sprague de Camp

It's one of the strangest attributes of this profession
that when we writers get exhausted writing one thing,
we relax by writing another.
- Dan Simmons

The sheer complexity of writing a play always had dazzled me.
In an effort to understand it, I became a critic.
- Kenneth Tynan

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

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

You're successful if you can get one person to pick
it up and put it on the turntable and go,
Wow, thanks for writing that!
- Dan Fogelberg

Writing a novel is like making love,
but it's also like having a tooth pulled.
Pleasure and pain.
Sometimes it's like making love while having a tooth pulled.
- Dean Koontz


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