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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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly.
Play as often as you can
Work as smart as you are able.
Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.
- Horace

I find that the harder I work,
the more luck I seem to have.
- Thomas Jefferson

There is no substitute for hard work.
- Thomas Edison

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

I am a great believer in luck
and I find that the harder
I work the more I have of it.
- Thomas Jefferson

There are no secrets to success.
It is the result of preparation,
hard work, and learning from failure.
- Colin Powell

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
Balance good, karate good. Everything good.
Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

There is joy in work.
There is no happiness except in the realization
that we have accomplished something.
- Henry Ford

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown
is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
- Bertrand Russell

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
- Vince Lombardi

The Tao of the sage is work without effort.
Practice non-action. Work without doing.
- Lao Tzu

Football is like life - it requires perseverance,
self-denial, hard work, sacrifice,
dedication and respect for authority.
- Vince Lombardi

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

Three Rules of Work:
Out of clutter find simplicity;
From discord find harmony;
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

The difference between work and play lies 100%
in the attitude of the participant.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work,
and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The sum of wisdom is that
time is never lost that is devoted to work.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
- John Ruskin


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