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I write plays about things that I can't resolve in my mind. I try to root things out.
About
I Write
Mind
Out
Plays
Resolve
Root
Things
Try
Write
If you lined up 10 writers and asked them to write a movie about Steve Jobs, you'd get 10 very different movies.
About
Asked
Different
Get
Jobs
Lined
Movie
Movies
Steve
Steve Jobs
Them
Up
Very
Write
When I write something, I want the best director to direct it. And that's not going to be me. So when David Fincher comes along and wants to direct 'The Social Network,' when Bennett Miller comes along and wants to direct 'Moneyball,' or when Danny Boyle wants to direct 'Jobs'? Hallelujah. I want them directing it.
Along
Best
Danny
David
Direct
Directing
Director
Going
I Write
Jobs
Me
Miller
Network
Social
I am uncomfortable talking about the things that I write. It seems unseemly to me. I have no problem at all when I see anybody else talking about the same project, but I feel my work should speak for itself.
About
Am
Anybody
Anybody Else
Else
Feel
I Am
I Feel
I See
I Write
Itself
Me
No Problem
Problem
I'm crazy about 'Breaking Bad,' but I wouldn't know how to write an episode of it.
About
Bad
Breaking
Breaking Bad
Crazy
Episode
How
Know
Write
I'm more comfortable writing traditional protagonists. But 'Steve Jobs' and 'The Social Network' have antiheroes. I like to write antiheroes as if they're making their case to God about why they should be allowed into heaven. I have to find something in that character that is like me and write to that.
About
Allowed
Case
Character
Comfortable
Find
God
Heaven
Jobs
Like
Making
Me
More
Network
Well, I must tell you I write the scripts very close to the bone. So I'm writing episode seven now and couldn't tell you what happens in episode eight.
Bone
Close
Eight
Episode
Happens
I Write
Must
Now
Scripts
Seven
Tell
Very
Well
Write
Full-blooded romantic love I wouldn't be able to write about.
Able
About
Love
Romantic
Romantic Love
Write
I've never written anything that I haven't wanted to write again. I want to, and still am, writing 'A Few Good Men' again. I didn't know what I was doing then, and I'm still trying to get it right. I would write 'The Social Network' again if they would let me, I'd write 'Moneyball' again. I would write 'The West Wing' again.
Again
Am
Anything
Doing
Few
Get
Good
Good Men
Know
Me
Men
Network
Never
Right
Sometimes, particularly in summers in New York, I have tried to write in shorts or with no shirt on and found myself unable to do so, the reason being, I take it, that writing, even of the most impersonal sort, is for me a divestment, a striptease, even, so that if I start off undressed, I have nowhere to go.
Being
Even
Found
Go
Impersonal
Me
Most
Myself
New
New York
Nowhere
Off
Particularly
Reason
Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators.
Clearly
Readers
Those
Who
Write
The United States has written the white history of the United States. It now needs to write the black, Latino, Indian, Asian and Caribbean history of the United States.
Asian
Black
Caribbean
History
Indian
Latino
Needs
Now
States
United
United States
White
Write
Written
For each letter received from a creditor, write fifty lines on an extraterrestrial subject and you will be saved.
Creditor
Each
Extraterrestrial
Fifty
Letter
Lines
Received
Saved
Subject
Will
Write
You
One puts off the biography like you put off death. To write an autobiography is to etch the words on your own gravestone.
Autobiography
Biography
Death
Like
Off
Own
Put
Puts
Words
Write
You
Your
I must write the book out in my head now, before I sit down.
Before
Book
Down
Head
Must
Now
Out
Sit
Write
I always felt a little worm inside me: 'Now you need to write a novel with a woman protagonist.'
Always
Felt
Inside
Little
Me
Need
Novel
Now
Protagonist
Woman
Worm
Write
You
I consider plot a necessary intrusion on what I really want to do, which is write snappy dialogue.
Consider
Dialogue
Necessary
Plot
Really
Snappy
Want
Which
Write
There are people who would rather choke than go see my movies. They write me letters all the time.
Choke
Go
Letters
Me
Movies
People
Rather
See
Than
Time
Who
Would
Write
When I create a TV show, it's so that I can write it. I'm not an empire builder; my writing staff is usually a combination of two kinds of people - experts in the world the show is set in, and young writers who will not be unhappy if they're not writing scripts.
Builder
Combination
Create
Empire
Experts
I Can
Kinds
People
Scripts
Set
Show
Staff
TV
TV Show
To write it, it took three months; to conceive it three minutes; to collect the data in it all my life.
All My Life
Collect
Conceive
Data
Life
Minutes
Months
My Life
Three
Took
Write
I don't really write for an audience. I just write what the subject seems to me to require.
Audience
Just
Me
Really
Require
Seems
Subject
Write
An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmaster of ever afterwards.
Afterwards
Author
Critics
Ever
Generation
His
Next
Ought
Own
Write
Youth
You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.
Because
Say
Something
Want
Write
You
Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy.
Hero
Me
Show
Tragedy
Write
You
We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do.
Beholden
Men
Much
Others
Ought
Write
Find enough clever things to say, and you're a Prime Minister; write them down and you're a Shakespeare.
Clever
Down
Enough
Find
Minister
Prime
Prime Minister
Say
Shakespeare
Them
Things
Write
You
Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.
Come
Commonly
Down
Moment
Most
Those
Thoughts
Valuable
Write
It took me three weeks to write the 'Rhapsody in Blue.' I had always wanted to write something blue and Paul Whiteman inspired.
Always
Blue
Had
Inspired
Me
Paul
Something
Three
Took
Wanted
Weeks
Write
Don't try to guess what it is people want and give it to them. Don't ask for a show of hands. Try your best to write what you like, what you think your friends would like and what you think your father would like and then cross your fingers... The most valuable thing you have is your own voice.
Ask
Best
Cross
Father
Fingers
Friends
Give
Guess
Hands
Like
Most
Own
People
Show
My desk is like a 'U,' so I have my computer and lots of dictionaries because I write in Spanish and I live in English.
Because
Computer
Desk
Dictionaries
English
I Write
Like
Live
Lots
Spanish
Write
One of the things that always comes up in my writing is the search for freedom, especially in women. I always write about women who are marginalized, who have no means or resources and somehow manage to get out of those situations with incredible strength - and that is more important than anything.
About
Always
Anything
Freedom
Get
Important
Incredible
Manage
Marginalized
Means
More
One Of The Things
Out
Resources
I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die.
Because
Breathe
Die
I Write
Reason
Same
Would
Write
We write not only for children but also for their parents. They, too, are serious children.
Also
Children
Only
Parents
Serious
Too
Write
I write larger than life. It's what I do.
I Write
Larger
Life
Than
Write
Write in recollection and amazement for yourself.
Amazement
Recollection
Write
Yourself
Many fiction writers write for the critics or for themselves; they forget the common reader. I never do. I don't think journalism clashes with my fiction; on the contrary, it helps enormously.
Common
Contrary
Critics
Fiction
Fiction Writers
Forget
Helps
Journalism
Many
Never
On The Contrary
Reader
Themselves
Think
There's basically an element of fiction in everything you remember. Imagination and memory are almost the same brain processes. When I write fiction, I know that I'm using a bunch of lies that I've made up to create some form of truth. When I write a memoir, I'm using true elements to create something that will always be somehow fictionalized.
Almost
Always
Basically
Brain
Bunch
Create
Element
Elements
Everything
Fiction
Form
I Write
Imagination
Know
I have written 20 books, and each one is like having a baby. Writing is not easy; some people want to write books but just can't put a story together. I can put together a story that interests both me and my readers.
Baby
Books
Both
Each
Each One
Easy
Having
Having A Baby
I Can
Interests
Just
Like
Me
People
I used to think that: whenever I heard that someone had taken 10 years to write a novel, I'd think it must be a big, serious book. Now I think, 'No - it took you one year to write, and nine years to sit around eating Kit Kats.'
Around
Big
Book
Eating
Had
Heard
I Think
Kit
Must
Nine
Novel
Now
Serious
Sit
I'm often asked how I write books, but I don't think my approach is suitable for everyone. If I walked into a creative writing class, all I could say to them was 'I tend to make it up as I go along.' I'm not sure that's brilliant advice.
Advice
Along
Approach
Asked
Books
Brilliant
Class
Could
Creative
Creative Writing
Everyone
Go
How
I Write
A memoir forces me to stop and remember carefully. It is an exercise in truth. In a memoir, I look at myself, my life, and the people I love the most in the mirror of the blank screen. In a memoir, feelings are more important than facts, and to write honestly, I have to confront my demons.
Blank
Carefully
Confront
Demons
Exercise
Facts
Feelings
Forces
Honestly
I Love
Important
Life
Look
Love
I write synopses after the book is completed. I can't write it beforehand, because I don't know what the book's about. I invent something for my publisher because he asks for one, but the final book ends up very differently.
About
After
Ask
Because
Beforehand
Book
Completed
Differently
Ends
Final
He
I Write
Invent
Know
I write a letter to my mother every day, because in that letter, I write down my day. And if I don't write it down, then tomorrow I will forget it and it's gone.
Because
Day
Down
Every
Every Day
Forget
Gone
I Write
Letter
Mother
Then
Tomorrow
Will
Write
If I didn't write my soul would dry up and die.
Die
Dry
My Soul
Soul
Up
Would
Write
I guess I write four or five hours a day, but I do it seven days a week. It's very disciplined, yes, but it's joy for me.
Day
Days
Disciplined
Five
Four
Guess
Hours
I Write
Joy
Me
Seven
Very
Week
Write
I was just on the edge of getting married, and I was frenzied at the prospect of this great step in my life after having been a bachelor for so long. And I really wanted to take my mind off of the agony, and so I decided to sit down and write a book.
After
Agony
Bachelor
Been
Book
Decided
Down
Edge
Getting
Getting Married
Great
Having
Just
Life
I write for no other purpose than to add to the beauty that now belongs to me. I write a book for no other reason than to add three or four hundred acres to my magnificent estate.
Acres
Add
Beauty
Belongs
Book
Estate
Four
Hundred
I Write
Magnificent
Me
Now
Other
Purpose
Why does any novelist keep writing long after they've made money? Because they've failed to write the perfect novel.
After
Any
Because
Does
Failed
Keep
Long
Made
Money
Novel
Novelist
Perfect
Why
Write
Whatever you have a passion for, then you must do. If you want to write, write about something you know about.
About
Know
Must
Passion
Something
Then
Want
Whatever
Write
You
I'm big on having a blistering pace. That's one of the hallmarks of what I do, and that's not easy. I never blow up cars and things like that, so it's something else that keeps the suspense flowing. I try not to write a chapter that isn't going to turn on the movie projector in your head.
Big
Blow
Car
Chapter
Easy
Else
Flowing
Going
Having
Head
Keeps
Like
Movie
Never