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Civilization had too many rules for me,
so I did my best to rewrite them.
- Bill Cosby

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Now, there are some who would like to rewrite history -
revisionist historians is what I like to call them.
- George W. Bush

I write and rewrite and rewrite and write and like
to turn in what I think is finished work.
- Gay Talese

If enough people openly engage in conduct once considered reprehensible,
we rewrite the rule book and assume that God,
as a good democrat, will go along.
- James L. Buckley

 

You have to write badly to write at all.
If it's crappy, I will rewrite it later.
But it will be mine.
You can hear the resonance of an artist who goes into herself.
- Kathy Mattea

Here's the secret to finishing that first book.
Don't rewrite as you go.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

I don't know why directors sign on to these projects
and completely rewrite everything.
- Larry Wachowski

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A lot of actors get concerned about their own image,
even going so far as to rewrite a movie to best serve that image.
All I want to do is be in good movies.
- Michael Douglas

I can create institutions, but I can't rewrite the chips in people's heads.
- Paddy Ashdown

Books aren't written - they're rewritten.
Including your own.
It is one of the hardest things to accept,
especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it.
- Michael Crichton

I did a complete rewrite of 650 pages in two weeks.
- Anne Perry

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

I have a tendency to say yes to a script or no to a script.
Not yes based on a rewrite.
- William H. Macy

And the most important thing you can do is learn to edit yourself.
And then go back and rewrite.
- Kurt Loder

I feel sorry for people who have to edit me.
Which is why book writing is by far the most enjoyable.
Really the only thing it's based on is whether it's good or not.
No book editor, in my experience, is getting a manuscript and try to rewrite it.
- Chuck Klosterman

So you have to keep waiting and then they give you
the script and it's terrible.
Then you have to go to the rewrite and they're very
upset because you didn't like it.
I went through that for seven years.
- Salma Hayek

I used to think it was hard to write,
and I still find the process more or less unpleasant,
but if I know what I'm doing it rattles along,
then the rewrite whips it into shape rather quickly.
- Jonathan Franzen

In Oxford before the war, I had, with this interest in mind,
written a short textbook entitled, An Introduction
to Economic Analysis and Policy.
It was now my intention to rewrite this work.
- James Meade

Like, every couple of months you read,
they rewrite, you come back in, they've animated more stuff -
they usually videotape you while you're reading it -
so they'll incorporate some gestures and some facial expressions into it.
- John Goodman

There have been times when I reread -
or at least leafed through -
something because I'd sent a copy to a friend,
and what usually happened was that I noticed dozens
and dozens of clumsy phrases I wished I could rewrite.
- Peter Straub

To this day, I get rewrite offers where they say:
'We feel this script needs work with character,
dialogue, plot and tone,' and when you ask what's left,
they say: 'Well, the typing is very good.'
- John Sayles

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

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

Yes, I did some rewrites of the show as some of the
stuff was not very good and I worked my butt off to
make it something that the audience liked and that I could be proud of.
- Gil Gerard

Anyway, several rewrites later, Del Rey Books did publish my first novel,
and it did become the first work of fiction on the
New York Times trade paperback bestseller list.
- Terry Brooks

There's this notion that allows people to create their own collection of songs,
so it rewrites what a song is.
They may only want 10 seconds of something,
or they may only want this particular song,
or they want this group of songs.
It becomes much more user-controlled.
- Michael Nesmith

I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter.
- James A. Michener

I have a bad tendency to get rapidly bored with my own material,
so rewriting is hard for me.
I mean, I already know the story and would rather read something new.
- Alan Dean Foster

I didn't know anything about writing a screenplay,
but somehow I ended up rewriting a screenplay.
- Kate DiCamillo

And after you've done the acting, there's a lot of
places you can put your input -
in the editing,
in the production of it, in the rewriting of it and so on.
- Paul Reiser

Rewriting to me means, if I work on it for three days,
I've rewritten it.
- Jules Shear

More than a half, maybe as much as two-thirds of my
life as a writer is rewriting.
I wouldn't say I have a talent that's special.
It strikes me that I have an unusual kind of stamina.
- John Irving

I try not to worry about rewriting books that worked well the first time.
I'm too busy writing new books to worry about things
that are already in print.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

Rewriting is a large part of the whole job.
And get rid of stuff that's not working.
Just pare it down until it's a beautiful thing you can hand in,
probably late, to your editor.
- Kurt Loder

There is no great writing, only great rewriting.
- Justice Brandeis

I work very hard on the writing, writing and rewriting
and trying to weed out the lumber.
- David McCullough

The process of rewriting is enjoyable,
because you're not in that existential panic when you
don't have a novel at all.
- Rose Tremain

When I need the idea, I can find it immediately.
I have a horror of rewriting or deleting;
the parts of my composition are carried in my head
'till I can write them down,
even to the last note.
Then I do not alter a jot.
- Ruggero Leoncavallo

When you perform in front of an audience after only two days of rehearsal,
you're flying by the seat of your pants -
particularly when they're rewriting the show right
up to the moment the camera goes on.
- Michael Richards

There isn't a theologian in the world who can argue with me on this.
God has no gender.
If that's the case, then everything needs to be rewritten now,
right now.
- Susan Powter

Musical comedies aren't written, they are rewritten.
- Stephen Sondheim

I had almost rewritten all of the display code for windows,
and that was when I gave up.
- Bill Joy

Musicals are written and then rewritten.
Those things used to happen on the road.
Now they are done in New York during preview performances.
- Peter Stone

In an upside down world, with all the rules being rewritten
as the game goes on and spectators invading the pitch,
it is good to feel that some things and some people
seem to stay just as they were.
- Kenneth More

I am the reassurance that they have not changed.
In an upside down world, with all the rules being rewritten
as the game goes on and spectators invading the pitch,
it is good to feel that some things and some people
seem to stay just as they were.
- Kenneth More

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind;
the lawyer all the wickedness,
the theologian all the stupidity.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

King thought he understood the white Southerner,
having been born and reared in Georgia and trained a theologian.
- Constance Baker Motley

I'm a scientist, not a theologian.
I don't know if there is a God or not.
Religion requires certainty.
- James Lovelock

The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

Only a very bad theologian would confuse the certainty
that follows revelation with the truths that are revealed.
They are entirely different things.
- Denis Diderot

The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal
beauty than any logician or theologian,
unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise.
- George Santayana

The theologian considers sin mainly as an offence against God;
the moral philosopher as contrary to reasonableness.
- Thomas Aquinas

There is a very well-defined procedure that allows
the Vatican to raise issues with a particular theologian
about something that does not appear in conformity with the Catholic faith.
It is not always easy to make this determination.
- Godfried Danneels

Theologians have a great problem because they're seeking to speak about God.
Since God is the ground of everything that is,
there's a sense in which every human inquiry is grist to the theological mill.
Obviously, no theologian can know everything.
- John Polkinghorne

A doctor can bury his mistakes
but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

When I told my doctor I couldn't afford an operation,
he offered to touch-up my X-rays.
- Henny Youngman

One has a greater sense of degradation after an interview
with a doctor than from any human experience.
- Alice James

The best doctor is the one you run to and can't find.
- Denis Diderot

I've got to go.
That's one of the penalties of being a doctor.
I never seem to finish a conversation.
- Robert M. Fresco

Passion, you see, can be destroyed by a doctor.
It cannot be created.
- Peter Shaffer

Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.
- Hippocrates

The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping
of females begins when the doctor says:
It's a girl.
- Shirley Chisholm

I have a very low threshold of death.
My doctor says I can't have bullets enter my body at any time.
- the Woody Allen movie Casino Royale

The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease.
What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease.
- Ashley Montagu

Medical liability reform is not a Republican or Democrat
issue or even a doctor versus lawyer issue.
It is a patient issue.
- John Ensign

I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed
that the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso.
- Rita Rudner

I told my doctor I get very tired when I go on a diet,
so he gave me pep pills.
Know what happened? I ate faster.
- Joe E. Lewis

I went to the doctor and he said I had acute appendicitis,
and I said compared to who?
- Jay London

I was obsessed with romance.
When I was in high school, I saw 'Doctor Zhivago' every
day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.
- John Hughes

I was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office
and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight
more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green.
- Nicolas Cage

Music's not like becoming a doctor, who can walk into
a community and find people who need him.
- Charlie Byrd


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