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Plots Quotes

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The Monkees was a straight sitcom, we used the same
plots that were on the other situation comedies at the time.
So the music wasn't threatening, we weren't threatening.
- Peter Tork

If you stop one terror attack in the U.S.,
it may be connected to multiple other plots out there that are connected.
If you reveal that you stopped one plot,
it may tip our hand.
- Patrick McHenry

All the characters and plots were predetermined.
Games make bad plots.
- Margaret Weis

The higher Greek poetry did not make up fictitious plots;
its business was to express the heroic saga,
the myths.
- Gilbert Murray

 

Music conveys moods and images.
Even in opera, where plots deal with the structure of destiny,
it's music, not words, that provides power.
- Marcel Marceau

I'm one of the lucky writers: plots come easily to me.
- Caroline B. Cooney

I love all of it, thinking up the plots,
getting to know the kids in the story,
their parents, backyards, pizza toppings.
- Caroline B. Cooney

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We inherit plots.
There are only two or three in the world,
five or six at most.
We ride them like treadmills.
- Janette Turner Hospital

Every couple I know has side-by-side grave plots,
but when we do it we're the biggest weirdos on the block.
- Billy Bob Thornton

I think it's a question which particularly arises over women writers:
whether it's better to have a happy life or a good supply of tragic plots.
- Wendy Cope

The winner must promote social jusitce,
remove corruption and discrmination,
and stand against political,
cultural and economic plots.
- Ayatollah Khamenei

I've learned to look like I'm listening to long confusing
plots of cartoons and comic books when I'm actually
sound asleep or making grocery shopping lists in my head.
- Patricia Heaton

Plots and character don't make life.
Life is here and now, anytime you say the word,
anytime you let her rip.
- Henry Miller

Storylines are how characters create the plots involved in their stories.
- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

I was lucky because logarithmic plots are a device of the devil.
- Charles Francis Richter

No matter how many plots we uncover and disrupt,
no matter how many terrorist organizations we degrade or destroy,
another individual or group will rise to take their place.
- Cofer Black

As long as the plots keep arriving from outer space,
I'll go on with my virgins.
- Barbara Cartland

Logarithmic plots are a device of the devil.
- Charles Francis Richter

All the plots of hell and commotions on earth have
not so much as shaken God's hand to spoil one letter
or line he has been drawing.
- William Gurnall

The so-called commercialism includes elements like story,
plots, rhythms and large big scenes.
- Zhang Yimou

There's that old adage about how there's only seven
plots in the world and Shakespeare's done them all before.
- Terri Windling

I'm real bent on dialogue.
I'm just a little bit crazy and when you put that along
with 20 years as a criminal lawyer,
it's pretty easy to come up with some interesting plots.
- Christopher Darden

The one thing I would like more credit for is being
part of a movement which involves recognising the importance
of plot and asserting that books of literary worth
could be written that had plots.
- Scott Turow

I always start with characters rather than with a plot,
which many critics would say is very obvious from the
lack of plot in my films -
although I think they do have plots -
but the plot is not of primary importance to me,
the characters are.
- Jim Jarmusch

Our enemy is motivated by hatred and will not stop
planning more plots against until they are ultimately defeated.
Today was an important and necessary victory in the war,
but there is a long road ahead.
We must remain committed if we are to succeed and protect our liberty.
- Timothy Murphy

I describe my plots as follows; A character is walking
down the street when all of a sudden a piano falls on them.
They spend the rest of the story digging out from under that piano.
How they dig, how long and how well,
this all depends entirely on the character.
- Sarah Zettel

The intelligence investigation under the leadership of Senator Church,
which I know has helped cause this investigation by you,
points out that the agencies did not disclose certain
facts to us and that certain plots were going on.
- John Sherman Cooper

No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not
sing when they are feeling sensible.
- W. H. Auden

In order to have a plot, you have to have a conflict,
something bad has to happen.
- Mike Judge

The king died and then the queen died is a story.
The king died, and then queen died of grief is a plot.
- E. M. Forster

A free and prosperous Iraq will be a major blow to
the terrorists and their desire to establish a safe
haven in Iraq where they can plan and plot attacks.
- Scott McClellan

Government should work to insure the rights of the individual,
not plot to take them away.
- Lyn Nofziger

The beginning of a plot is the prompting of desire.
- Christopher Lehmann-Haupt

Time, in general, has always been a central obsession of mine -
what it does to people,
how it can constitute a plot all on its own.
So naturally, I am interested in old age.
- Anne Tyler

There is not one big cosmic meaning for all,
there is only the meaning we each give to our life,
an individual meaning, an individual plot,
like an individual novel, a book for each person.
- Anais Nin

Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt.
- Thomas Moore

I remember the guest stars who came,
they were always trying to find a new plot for their
characters because they wanted to stay.
It was really a great working environment.
- Caroline Dhavernas

Wake the power within thee slumbering,
trim the plot that's in thy keeping,
thou wilt bless the task when reaping sweet labour's prize.
- John Stuart Blackie

Some movies I see today have the most dramatic plot
points but the actors are not playing them dramatically.
- Aaron Eckhart

Show me where Stalin is buried and I'll show you a Communist Plot.
- Edgar Bergen

This means keeping many trails open at once,
inevitably requiring a fairly 'parallel' plot.
This plot should be discovered rather than announced,
so show, don't tell.
- Graham Nelson

I try to trace the connection between the characters
and that way a story or plot emerges.
- Anita Desai

The thing should have plot and character,
beginning, middle and end.
Arouse pity and then have a catharsis.
Those were the best principles I was ever taught.
- Anne Rice

I've never sat down and thought about the difference between plot and theme.
To me, that's never been important.
- Len Wein

I like to be surprised.
Fresh implications and plot twists erupt as a story unfolds.
Characters develop backgrounds, adding depth and feeling.
Writing feels like exploring.
- David Brin

I tend not to know what the plot is or the story is or even the theme.
Those things come later, for me.
- Michael Ondaatje

You know, Motorcycle Diaries has no incredible stories,
no sudden plot twists, it doesn't play that way.
It's about recognizing that instance of change and embracing it.
- Gael Garcia Bernal

I think a lot of composers get into trouble just making
up a plot and expecting an audience to follow that.
- John Eaton

I have a plot, but not much happens.
- Howard Nemerov

I never plot out my novels in terms of the tone of the book.
Hopefully, once a story is begun it reveals itself.
- Alice Hoffman

I don't like to go to the movies to see violence or
some kind of spy thing with all kinds of information
you have to assimilate to understand the plot.
- Pia Zadora

There's almost always a point in a book where something
happens that triggers the rest of the plot.
- Jonathan Carroll

Now I start my diary of my personal plot to kill by
pistol either Richard Nixon or George Wallace.
- Arthur Bremer

You can't remember the plot of the Dr Who movie because it didn't have one,
just a lot of plot holes strung together.
It did have a lot of flashing lights,
though.
- Terry Prachett

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

If I had a plot that was all set in advance,
why would I want go through the agony of writing the
novel? A novel is a kind of exploration and discovery,
for me at any rate.
- Chaim Potok

When sex is necessary for the plot of a book,
or a character development, then I don't shy away from it.
Why should I?
- Laurell K. Hamilton

Having a sense of purpose is having a sense of self.
A course to plot is a destination to hope for.
- Bryant H. McGill

Quite casually I wander into my plot,
poke around with my characters for a while,
then amble off, leaving no moral proved and no reader improved.
- Thorne Smith

Plot and character are virtually the same thing.
- Daniel Keys Moran

I think situations are more important than plot and character.
- Harry Mathews

It's very liberating for me to realize that I don't
have to step up to the plate with a plot that involves the U.N.
Security Council.
- Jonathan Franzen

Sometimes I'll hear a phrase or a word and write it
down in my little black notebook (a writer's best mate),
then come back to it and work a plot around it.
- Paul Kane

The Carrie in the plot was too much like the Carrie in the book.
She smoked, she swore a lot, she was very hard,
very cynical.
I could never have pulled it off.
- Kristin Davis

The cliches are that it's the most generic Starsky
and Hutch plot you can find.
- Ben Stiller

Guy Rivers, a conventional piece as regards the love
affair which makes a part of the plot,
is a tale of deadly strife between the laws of Georgia and a fiendish bandit.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

My books are primarily plot driven but the best plot
in the world is useless if you don't populate them
with characters that readers can care about.
- Jeffery Deaver

My key interest in choosing scripts is character-driven stories,
because there are so many stories that sacrifice character for plot.
- Lasse Hallstrom

So I work hard to present the human side of my characters
while not neglecting the plot.
- Jeffery Deaver

The idea that I'm going to have to sit down to write
some fiction where I'm going to have to think of a
plot would really scare me,
because it would come out a mess.
- Tracey Emin

Sometimes my plot lines are so convoluted,
I get calls from friends at 3 am saying;
you SOB,
you'll never pull this one off.
- Clive Cussler


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