Every time I write a new..

Every time I write a new novel about something sombre and sobering and terrible I think, 'oh Lord, they're not going to want to go here'. But they do. Readers of fiction read, I think, for a deeper embrace of the world, of reality. And that's brave.

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Every time somebody speaks of my honesty, there is someone who quivers inside me.
Every
Every Time
Honesty
Inside
Me
Somebody
Someone
Speaks
Time
Who
Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.
Beauties
Changes
Cradle
Easy
Every
Every Time
Gentle
Gives
Grave
Mark
Morning
Nature
Night
Own
A pain stabbed my heart as it did every time I saw a girl I loved who was going the opposite direction in this too-big world.
Did
Direction
Every
Every Time
Girl
Going
Heart
Loved
Opposite
Opposite Direction
Pain
Saw
Time
Who
I am persuaded that every time a man smiles - but much more so when he laughs - it adds something to this fragment of life.
Adds
Am
Every
Every Time
Fragment
He
I Am
Laughs
Life
Man
More
Much
Persuaded
Smiles
Every time I finish a book, I forget everything I learned writing it - the information just disappears out of my head.
Book
Disappears
Every
Every time
Everything
Finish
Forget
Head
Information
Just
Learned
Out
Time
Writing
I think we are bound to, and by, nature. We may want to deny this connection and try to believe we control the external world, but every time there's a snowstorm or drought, we know our fate is tied to the world around us.
Around
Believe
Bound
Connection
Control
Deny
Drought
Every
Every time
External
External world
Fate
I think
Know
In real life, of course, it is the hare that wins. Every time. Look around you.
Around
Course
Every
Every time
Hare
Life
Look
Real
Real life
Time
Wins
You
In real life, it is the hare who wins. Every time. Look around you. And in any case it is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. Hares have no time to read. They are too busy winning the game.
Any
Around
Busy
Case
Contention
Every
Every time
Game
Hare
Life
Look
Market
No time
Read
You learn every time you write a book, and then you take that new knowledge and experience into the next book. Hopefully, every time, you raise the bar.
Bar
Book
Every
Every time
Experience
Hopefully
Knowledge
Learn
New
New knowledge
Next
Raise
Take
Then
In the '70s I was in exile; every time I went back I wondered if they'd take my passport away.
Away
Back
Every
Every time
Exile
Passport
Take
Time
Wondered
I've had wonderful collaborators. They're very different, just as actors are. Working on a show with Nathan Lane is different from working on a show with Chita Rivera. It keeps you on your toes because it's different every time.
Actor
Because
Collaborators
Different
Every
Every time
Had
Just
Keeps
Lane
Show
Time
Toes
Very
It's as if inside the White House the belief in Obama's inspirational charisma is still such that every time the ugliness of brute politics intrudes, it's a startling revelation.
Belief
Brute
Charisma
Every
Every time
House
Inside
Inspirational
Obama
Politics
Revelation
Startling
Still
Time
Every time I step onto an airplane, I turn to the right and take a good, hard stare into the maw of the engine. I don't know what I'm looking for. I just do it.
Airplane
Engine
Every
Every time
Good
Hard
Just
Just do it
Know
Looking
Onto
Right
Stare
Step
Any finish at Le Mans is great but every time I go to Le Mans my mission is to win.
Any
Every
Every time
Go
Great
Mans
Mission
Time
Win
I think it's the tendency to want to create gods and monotheistic absolutes and absolute certainties that is the continual temptation in human thought - that's the great danger. Every time we create a god, we diminish humanity.
Absolute
Absolutes
Certainties
Create
Danger
Diminish
Every
Every time
God
Gods
Great
Human
Human thought
Humanity
I grew up in a small Southern town, and there were white people and black people. Coming to New York to go to Columbia, every time I went into the subway I was absolutely astounded because you see people from all over the world who actually live here - who aren't just here as tourists.
Absolutely
Actually
Because
Black
Columbia
Coming
Every
Every time
Go
Grew
Here
Just
Live
New
I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.
Convinced
Discovery
Every
Every time
Feel
Gardener
Happiness
I feel
Longer
Made
Odd
Opposite
Possibility
Quite
The possibilities are infinite with new writing; every time you open a new script, there's no limit to what it might contain.
Contain
Every
Every time
Infinite
Limit
Might
New
No limit
Open
Possibilities
Script
Time
Writing
You
You can't go around chasing your own plays and showing up every time somebody does one somewhere. You just cross your fingers and hope that they're OK.
Around
Chasing
Cross
Does
Every
Every time
Fingers
Go
Hope
Just
Ok
Own
Plays
Showing
My first show was called 'I Know I've Been Changed' in '92. I tried to do this show for years and years. It kept failing over and over and over again. Every time I went out to do the show, nobody showed up. I was like, 'What is this about?'
About
Again
Been
Changed
Every
Every time
Failing
First
I tried
Kept
Know
Like
Nobody
Out
For me, there is a guiding compass that just lives inside of me. Every time I've gone against it, something bad has happened. As long as I stay in line and honor it, it has really been life changing.
Against
Bad
Been
Changing
Compass
Every
Every time
Gone
Guiding
Happened
Honor
Inside
Just
Life
Emily Dickinson seems rather tame because she pretty much uses the same meter every time. It's called 'common meter.' It's a line of four beats that's followed by a line of three beats.
Beats
Because
Common
Emily
Emily dickinson
Every
Every time
Followed
Four
Line
Meter
Much
Pretty
Rather
If you look at Indian movies, every time they wanted an exotic locale, they would have a dance number in Kashmir. Kashmir was India's fairyland. Indians went there because in a hot country you go to a cold place. People would be entranced by the sight of snow.
Because
Cold
Country
Dance
Every
Every time
Exotic
Go
Hot
India
Indian
Indians
Kashmir
Look
Every time you finish a book, you have a terrible feeling that there's just never going to be another one. But fortunately, so far, the next one has always shown up.
Always
Another
Book
Every
Every time
Far
Feeling
Fortunately
Going
Just
Never
Next
Shown
Terrible
Every time you read a poem aloud to yourself in the presence of others, you are reading it into yourself and them. Voice helps to carry words farther and deeper than the eye.
Aloud
Carry
Deeper
Every
Every time
Eye
Farther
Helps
Others
Poem
Presence
Read
Reading
Than
Longevity conquers scandal every time.
Conquers
Every
Every time
Longevity
Scandal
Time
Every time that I think of the crucifixion of Christ, I commit the sin of envy.
Christ
Commit
Crucifixion
Envy
Every
Every time
I think
Sin
Think
Time
My father being a soldier, every time I saw soldiers marching - 'Well,' I thought, 'my father's that,' and these soldiers were always looking magnificent. And I thought they were powerful; they were all-powerful. I knew that they were an elite in India.
All-powerful
Always
Being
Elite
Every
Every time
Father
India
Knew
Looking
Magnificent
Marching
Powerful
Saw
Every time one can write a self-deluded song, you are way ahead of the game, way ahead. Self-delusion is the basis of nearly all the great scenes in all the great plays, from 'Oedipus' to 'Hamlet.'
Ahead
Basis
Every
Every time
Game
Great
Hamlet
Nearly
Plays
Scenes
Self-delusion
Song
Time
Way
Yes, Dan'l Webster's dead - or, at least, they buried him. But every time there's a thunderstorm around Marshfield, they say you can hear his rolling voice in the hollows of the sky.
Around
Buried
Dead
Every
Every time
Hear
Him
His
Least
Rolling
Say
Sky
They say
Thunderstorm
I can always make things longer than I intend for them to be, but cutting things down is just brutal. It's like cutting off your fingers every time you lose a word.
Always
Brutal
Cutting
Down
Every
Every time
Fingers
I can
Intend
Just
Like
Longer
Lose
Make
When you hear people demanding that the Ten Commandments be displayed in courtrooms and schoolrooms, always be sure to ask which set. It works every time.
Always
Ask
Commandments
Demanding
Displayed
Every
Every time
Hear
Hear people
People
Set
Sure
Ten
Ten commandments
This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love: the more they give, the more they possess.
Every
Every time
Give
Happens
Love
Miracle
More
Possess
Really
Those
Time
Who
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Every
Every time
Fall
Falling
Glory
Greatest
Greatest glory
Lies
Living
Never
Rising
Time
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Every
Every time
Fail
Failing
Glory
Greatest
Greatest glory
Never
Our
Rising
Time
Up
Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
Action
Child
Christmas
Every
Every time
Give
Love
Time
Kids ask me questions. You'd think after doing this for four years, I would have heard every single question anyone could think of to ask, but no, every time, they surprise me, they ask me something I never thought of before.
After
Anyone
Ask
Before
Could
Doing
Every
Every time
Four
Heard
Kids
Me
Never
Question
I've been reading Greek mythology since I was a kid. I also taught it when I was a sixth grade teacher, so I knew a lot of mythological monsters already. Sometimes I still use books and Web sites to research, though. Every time I research Greek mythology, I learn something new!
Also
Been
Books
Every
Every time
Grade
Greek
Greek mythology
Kid
Knew
Learn
Lot
Monsters
Mythology
Every time you touch those who have power over the media, they seek to stop you.
Every
Every time
Media
Over
Power
Seek
Stop
Those
Time
Touch
Who
You
Every time I get through the work on a book of nonfiction, I say I'll never do it again; it takes so much out of you.
Again
Book
Every
Every time
Get
Much
Never
Nonfiction
Out
Say
Takes
Through
Time
Work
I was apprehensive. I feared every time I talked about poetry, it would be filtered through the lens of race, sex, and age.
About
Age
Every
Every time
Feared
Filtered
Lens
Poetry
Race
Sex
Talked
Through
Time
Would
Stories are different every time you tell them - they allow so many possible narratives.
Allow
Different
Every
Every time
Many
Narratives
Possible
Stories
Tell
Them
Time
You
Every time we make a new invention, we think we're going to save the world, but eventually, we understand that the real virtues of that new invention have mostly to do with commerce. Then we feel a huge emptiness, and we want to fill it with beauty.
Beauty
Commerce
Emptiness
Eventually
Every
Every time
Feel
Fill
Going
Huge
Invention
Make
Mostly
New
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
I gladly accepted the commission but was uncertain about what the end result would be. On the one hand, Cuban music was conquering the world; being heard everywhere, and our small island was already producing one of the popular musical genres of the 20th century.
About
Accepted
Being
Century
Commission
Conquering
Cuban
End
End Result
Everywhere
Genres
Gladly
Hand
Heard
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
There's a great tradition in storytelling that's thousands of years old, telling stories about kings and their palaces, and that's really what I wanted to do.
About
Great
Kings
Old
Palaces
Really
Stories
Storytelling
Telling
Thousands
Thousands Of Years
Tradition
Wanted
Years
I never thought of myself as a wealthy person. I've thought of myself as a person who has had a lot of luck. I don't have the same stress that other people have, but there are too many things I could have done differently if wealth was what I was after. If I was all about money, I would have lived in L.A.
About
After
Could
Differently
Done
Had
Lived
Lot
Luck
Many
Money
Myself
Never
Other
All that I know most surely about morality and obligations I owe to football.
About
Football
Know
Morality
Most
Obligations
Owe
Surely
You compose because you want to somehow summarize in some permanent form your most basic feelings about being alive, to set down... some sort of permanent statement about the way it feels to live now, today.
About
Alive
Basic
Because
Being
Compose
Down
Feelings
Feels
Form
Live
Most
Now
Permanent