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The greatest pleasure when I started making money was
not buying cars or yachts but finding myself able to
have as many freshly typed drafts as possible.
- Gore Vidal

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It is simply not part of my culture to preserve notes.
I have never heard of a writer preserving his early drafts.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Architect.
One who drafts a plan of your house,
and plans a draft of your money.
- Ambrose Bierce

I keep the drafts of each poem in color-coded folders.
I pick up the folders according to how I feel about that color that day.
- Rita Dove

 

I don't write drafts.
I write from the beginning to the end,
and when it's finished, it's done.
- Clifford Geertz

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

I have a high guilt quotient.
A poem can go through as many as 50 or 60 drafts.
It can take from a day to two years-or longer.
- Rita Dove

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The drafts which true genius draws upon posterity,
although they may not always be honored so soon as they are due,
are sure to be paid with compound interest in the end.
- Charles Caleb Colton

We go through, I think, six different drafts of each script.
And then my shooting it is roughly, you know,
fifteen percent of the total work that gets done on a show.
Then it's all post-production animation after that.
- Steve Burns

This is not a screenplay.
I don't do twenty drafts.
I'm not going to show this to you until it's published
or accepted for publication.
You can make whatever suggestions you want,
but I probably will ignore them entirely.
- Robert B. Parker

Above all, a query letter is a sales pitch and it is
the single most important page an unpublished writer will ever write.
It's the first impression and will either open the door or close it.
It's that important, so don't mess it up.
Mine took 17 drafts and two weeks to write.
- Nicholas Sparks

I would advise any beginning writer to write the first
drafts as if no one else will ever read them -
without a thought about publication -
and only in the last draft to consider how the work
will look from the outside.
- Anne Tyler

I try to write everyday.
I do that much better over here than when I'm teaching.
I always rewrite, usually fairly close-on which is to say first draft,
then put it aside for 24 hours then more drafts.
- Marilyn Hacker

Second, there were the discussions and drafts leading
up to the White Paper on Employment Policy of 1944
in which the UK government accepted the maintenance
of employment as an obligation of governmental policy.
- James Meade

Once I've got the first draft down on paper then I
do five or six more drafts,
the last two of which will be polishing drafts.
The ones in between will flesh out the characters and
maybe I'll check my research.
- Colleen McCullough

One of the things I noticed more in this draft than
in any recent drafts was the importance of the character issue.
Players who had baggage, like Justice,
fell much farther than his talent dictated.
But a lot of coaches didn't want to take the chance.
- Ron Jaworski

I am the vessel.
The draft is God's.
And God is the thirsty one.
- Dag Hammarskjold

In early draft it never satisfied me,
and that was when it clicked into place and it went so well as a diary.
- Colleen McCullough

In the original draft I was 27 and Peter was 55 in the script.
That's not the same as a guy in his 40s and a dad in the end of his 70s.
It's a different point in both our lives.
- Paul Reiser

The research is the easiest.
The outline is the most fun.
The first draft is the hardest, because every word
of the outline has to be fleshed out.
The rewrite is very satisfying.
- Ken Follett

The draft is white people sending black people to fight
yellow people to protect the country they stole from red people.
- James Rado

I've never shown anybody a draft of anything.
- Shelby Foote

My mom was sarcastic about men.
She would tell me Adam was the rough draft and Eve was the final product.
She was a feminist minister, an earth mom who wore a bra only on Sundays.
- Daphne Zuniga

Maybe the answer to Selective Service is to start everyone
off in the army and draft them for civilian life as needed.
- Bill Vaughan

Not until the final draft do I force myself to remember
that I'm going to have to think about how it will affect other people.
- Anne Tyler

A universal draft is most often the instrument of Third World dictators.
- Joe Bob Briggs

The Iraqis have once again failed to meet a deadline
for a final draft of the constitution.
- Matt Lauer

When I was still in my psychiatric residency training in New York City,
I was subjected to the doctor draft of that time,
during the early fifties, at the time of the Korean War.
- Robert Jay Lifton

I spent two months on the first draft,
working 8 hours a day, five days a week.
- George Stephen

The second draft is on yellow paper,
that's when I work on characterizations.
The third is pink, I work on story motivations.
Then blue, that's where I cut, cut, cut.
- Jacqueline Susann

If they make the deadline because the Shiites and Kurds
essentially rammed a draft through over Sunni Arab objections,
there will be hell to pay.
- Wayne White

After I've sent my revised draft to my agent and editor,
they suggest more improvement sand again,
this revision phase can take anywhere from a few hours to a few months.
- Margaret Haddix

When you have a performer as talented as Bill Murray or as Harold,
that can write as well as they can perform,
you can do a final draft on the set if you think of it that way.
- Ivan Reitman

I read every script from beginning to end,
and I read every draft that I can.
I like the show, I like the character,
and I want to protect both of those things.
- Victoria Pratt

The type of athletes we draft still need types of versatility
on the defense side of the ball,
run the offense.
You should still be concerned on the offense side of the ball.
- Isiah Thomas

Generally I finish a first draft in 2-6 months,
then I set it aside for a while so that when I come
back to it I can read it with fresh eyes and figure out how to improve it.
- Margaret Haddix

I have never written anything in one draft,
not even a grocery list, although I have heard from
friends that this is actually possible.
- Connie Willis

I don't fiddle or edit or change while I'm going through that first draft.
- Nora Roberts

Conservatives truly love America and support the armed forces,
while liberals are unpatriotic draft dodgers.
- Joe Conason

I want to warn anyone who sees the Peace Corps as an
alternative to the draft that life may well be easier
at Fort Dix or at apost in Germany than it will be with us.
- Sargent Shriver

I don't have any respect at all for the scum-bags who
went to Canada to avoid the draft or to avoid doing their fair share.
- R. Lee Ermey

Our plan is to struggle against terrorism and have
security for the country and help draft a democratic
constitution as soon as possible.
- Jalal Talabani

I'm working on a new novel, in its 3rd draft,
but it's hard to write while doing 7th Heaven.
- Stephen Collins

I don't write a quick draft and then revise;
instead,
I work slowly page by page, revising and polishing.
- Dean Koontz

The Opera is obviously the first draft of a fine spectacle;
it suggests the idea of one.
- Jean de la Bruyere

I was a pitcher, shortstop and outfielder,
and the Yankees tried to sign me out of high school
as a first-round draft pick in 1981.
I turned them down to go to college.
- Bo Jackson

Basically I started to jot notes, lots of faxes back and forth to my writer,
we faxed ideas throughout the whole first draft,
and started all over again.
- Bruce Boxleitner

The following year, after I had prepared my draft,
the Conference of the Interparliamentary Union at The
Hague decided to set up a special commission to study the problem seriously.
- Ludwig Quidde

News is the first rough draft of history.
- Philip L. Graham

No passion in the world is equal to the passion to
alter someone else's draft.
- H. G. Wells

For me the writing, when I'm going to direct it myself,
is really just the first draft, and I don't change it very much;
I only change it on average about two lines per movie.
- John Sayles

I'm against the draft.
I believe we should have a professional military;
it might be smaller,
but it would be more effective.
- Jesse Ventura

No one uses a ribbon typewriter any more,
but your final draft is not the time to try to wring
a few more sheets out of your inkjet cartridge.
- Lynn Abbey

Rather than waiting to restore fiscal responsibility
after we pass legislation,
we must work to ensure we remain committed to it as we draft legislation.
- Gary Miller

My grandfather, on my father's side,
helped to draft one of the first constitutions of China.
He was a fairly well-known scholar.
- Maya Lin

I remember the day I found out my draft status.
I was really floored and kind of staggered around in a daze.
It just hadn't occurred to me that I could end up in Vietnam.
- Parker Stevenson

I generally write a first draft that's pretty lean.
Just get the story down.
- Nora Roberts

The Indians could not undertake any widespread cultivation
of the plains not only because they lacked iron tools
but also because they had no draft animals.
- Ellsworth Huntington

When I'm my own editor, there's very little difference
between the first draft and the final.
I write what feels right to begin with.
I rarely make any major changes.
- Len Wein

Writing the last page of the first draft is the most
enjoyable moment in writing.
It's one of the most enjoyable moments in life,
period.
- Nicholas Sparks

We may need to change the way we think.
As in Israel, I think there should be a mandatory draft,
where you go away for the service of your country for three years.
- Steven Tyler

I normally keep a series of draft in a catalogue type
of book in which I scribble,
sketch and draw ideas.
- Jonathan Shapiro

A peacetime draft is the most un-American thing I know.
- George Wald

I'm constantly revising.
Once the book is written and typed, I go through the entire draft again.
- Chaim Potok

In the draft plan, we're looking at recycling 20 percent of our garbage by 2010.
- Michael E. Mann

You hate to see yourself do one draft of a script and
then have somebody else come back in and change what you've done.
- Thomas Lennon

By that time I was thinking a little about pro ball
and hopeful that someone would draft me.
- Jack Youngblood

I was part of the draft resistance movement in LA where
we did demonstrations at the draft centre and burned
our cards and made a lot of trouble on campus.
- Cheech Marin

In less than eighteen months, it prepared a first draft
which it submitted to the General Assembly and which,
at the end of one hundred sessions of elevated,
often impassioned discussion, was adopted in the form
of thirty articles on December 10,
1948.
- Rene Cassin

It is crystal clear to me that if Arabs put down a
draft resolution blaming Israel for the recent earthquake
in Iran it would probably have a majority,
the U.S.
would veto it and Britain and France would abstain.
- Amos Oz

So I'm going to tell you, it's going to be a good year.
There are good players all over this country,
and it is our job as a scouting department to find them,
draft them, sign them, develop them,
and help us to continue to win championships.
So it's going to be a good year.
- Roy Clark


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