I don't necessarily start with the..

I don't necessarily start with the beginning of the book. I just start with the part of the story that's most vivid in my imagination and work forward and backward from there.

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I'd rather live my life off screen and give only a certain amount of energy to the work.
Amount
Certain
Energy
Give
Life
Live
My Life
Off
Only
Rather
Screen
Work
All my heroes wore coats and ties to work. What happened to men wearing hats? Maybe I should bring back hats.
Back
Bring
Coats
Happened
Hats
Heroes
Maybe
Men
Should
Ties
Wearing
Wore
Work
I wanted to work with Cate Blanchett. She is one of the five greatest movie actresses of her generation.
Actress
Cate Blanchett
Five
Generation
Greatest
Her
Movie
She
Wanted
Work
I don't want to be throwing the football on the front yard when I'm 75. I mean, I'm not opposed to men doing that. But I don't think it's gonna work for me.
Doing
Football
Front
Gonna
Me
Mean
Men
Opposed
Think
Throwing
Want
Work
Yard
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
Every great work makes the human face more admirable and richer, and that is its whole secret.
Admirable
Every
Face
Great
Great Work
Human
Human Face
Makes
More
Richer
Secret
Whole
Work
If I won the lottery tomorrow, I probably would never work again.
Again
Lottery
Never
Tomorrow
Won
Work
Would
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
Art
Detours
First
Great
Heart
His
Images
Man
Nothing
Opened
Presence
Rediscover
Simple
Slow
Acting in the theatre is fun; acting in film is work.
Acting
Film
Fun
Theatre
Work
My way of getting the best from people on a set is to notice their work, to make every prop master, every seamstress, part of 'The Newsroom' or 'The West Wing' or 'Steve Jobs.'
Best
Every
Getting
Jobs
Make
Master
Newsroom
Notice
Part
People
Prop
Set
Steve
Steve Jobs
A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
Art
Confess
Confession
Conscience
Guilty
Needs
Work
It's good-bye to public life in the way that you try to communicate with an audience playfully, like we're friends, beyond the work you are actually paid for.
Actually
Audience
Beyond
Communicate
Friends
Good-Bye
Life
Like
Paid
Public
Public Life
Try
Way
Work
Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
Dies
Goes
Life
Rotten
Soulless
Without
Work
Working conditions for me have always been those of the monastic life: solitude and frugality. Except for frugality, they are contrary to my nature, so much so that work is a violence I do to myself.
Always
Been
Conditions
Contrary
Except
Frugality
Life
Me
Much
Myself
Nature
Solitude
Those
Violence
Am I a homophobe? Look, I work in show business. I am awash in gay people, as colleagues and as friends.
Am
Business
Colleagues
Friends
Gay
I Am
Look
People
Show
Show Business
Work
Every artist preserves deep within him a single source from which, throughout his lifetime, he draws what he is, and what he says. When the source dries up, the work withers and crumbles.
Artist
Crumble
Deep
Draws
Every
He
Him
His
Lifetime
Preserves
Says
Single
Source
Throughout
There are some times when you make films and you travel places, and the take that people in the business have is that the worst way to see a city is to shoot there, because you work these long 12, 13 and 14-hour days, and you go home to the hotel, you eat, and you pass out.
Because
Business
City
Days
Eat
Films
Go
Go Home
Home
Hotel
Long
Make
Out
Pass
We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose.
Choose
Conception
Consumes
Down
Escaping
Every
Forgetting
Let Us
Means
Moment
Nightmare
Pleasure
Sensation
Strengthens
Work is what saves you.
Saves
Work
You
The one predominant duty is to find one's work and do it.
Duty
Find
Work
Only as we live, think, feel, and work outside the home, do we become humanly developed, civilized, socialized.
Become
Civilized
Developed
Feel
Home
Live
Only
Outside
Think
Work
My system for staying young is to work a lot, to always have a project on the go.
Always
Go
Lot
Project
Staying
System
Work
Young
There is no such thing as a long piece of work, except one that you dare not start.
Dare
Except
Long
Piece
Start
Thing
Work
You
Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.
Amusing
Boring
Considered
Everything
Less
Oneself
Than
Work
It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.
Amusing
Boring
Considered
Despair
Everything
Inclination
Least
Less
Necessary
Oneself
Than
Work
I worked all the time. Every moment I wasn't working, I was home with my family. I got divorced. And now I'm doing it all over again, and I've learned that the key is, I've got to work less.
Again
Divorced
Doing
Every
Family
Got
Home
Key
Learned
Less
Moment
Now
Over
Time
I think about how much I used to work and how much I used to make that the priority.
About
How
How Much
I Think
Make
Much
Priority
Think
Used
Work
In the film business, when you're young, you just want to work. But when you're older, it has more to do with who's involved with the project - who you're going to get in the boat with.
Boat
Business
Film
Film Business
Get
Going
Involved
Just
More
Older
Project
Want
Who
Work
Art, whose honesty must work through artifice, cannot avoid cheating truth.
Art
Artifice
Avoid
Cannot
Cheating
Honesty
Must
Through
Truth
Whose
Work
All actors have a significant amount of vanity about work, and necessarily so. Things they will do and won't do, and I've completely lost all of that. I don't care.
About
Actor
Amount
Care
Lost
Necessarily
Significant
Things
Vanity
Will
Work
If we notice a few errors in the work of a proven master, we may and even will often be correct; if we believe, however, that he is completely and utterly mistaken, we are in danger of missing his entire concept.
Believe
Concept
Correct
Danger
Entire
Errors
Even
Few
He
His
However
Master
May
Missing
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.
Die
Harder
Life
Live
More
Own
Rejoice
Sake
Thoroughly
Up
Used
Want
Work
Will it, and set to work briskly.
Set
Will
Work
All genuinely intellectual work is humorous.
Genuinely
Humorous
Intellectual
Work
The idea that to make a man work you've got to hold gold in front of his eyes is a growth, not an axiom. We've done that for so long that we've forgotten there's any other way.
Any
Any Other Way
Axiom
Done
Eyes
Forgotten
Front
Gold
Got
Growth
His
Hold
Idea
Long
When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.
Did
Failures
More
Nine
Observed
Out
Ten
Ten Times
Things
Times
Were
Work
Young
All these tales of people sitting down and composing symphonies just as though they were writing a letter are very much exaggerated; at least, it isn't that way in my work.
Composing
Down
Exaggerated
Just
Least
Letter
Much
People
Sitting
Symphonies
Tales
Though
Very
Way
Writing music is not so much inspiration as hard work.
Hard
Hard Work
Inspiration
Much
Music
Work
Writing
There are those who love to get dirty and fix things. They drink coffee at dawn, beer after work. And those who stay clean, just appreciate things. At breakfast they have milk and juice at night. There are those who do both, they drink tea.
After
Appreciate
Beer
Both
Breakfast
Clean
Coffee
Dawn
Dirty
Drink
Drink Coffee
Fix
Get
Juice
There's no workman, whatsoever he be, That may both work well and hastily.
Both
He
May
Well
Whatsoever
Work
Workman
Knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower are the three factors which motivate action; the senses, the work and the doer comprise the threefold basis of action.
Action
Basis
Doer
Factors
Knowledge
Motivate
Object
Senses
Three
Which
Work
It hinders the creative work of the mind if the intellect examines too closely the ideas as they pour in.
Closely
Creative
Creative Work
Hinders
Ideas
Intellect
Mind
Pour
Too
Work
The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.
Does
Done
Forward
Important
Important Work
Men
Moving
Perfect
Wait
Work
World
Amateurs hope, professionals work.
Amateur
Hope
Professionals
Work
Poetry, it is often said and loudly so, is life's true mirror. But a monkey looking into a work of literature looks in vain for Socrates.
Life
Literature
Looking
Looks
Loudly
Mirror
Monkey
Often
Poetry
Said
Socrates
True
Vain
Work
Life is hard, and a lot of people come home tired from work. If they're gonna spend half an hour reading, they want some entertainment and a sense of achievement. So that's what I give them. That's all I'm trying to do. Is that really so wrong?
Achievement
Come
Entertainment
Give
Gonna
Half
Hard
Home
Hour
Life
Life Is Hard
Lot
People
Reading
For a writer, New York works well. Literary work is very elitist. I worked two hours a day, maximum, and the time after that was very agreeable. I walked a lot with pleasure. Those two hours augmented the day. I wrote more here than in Paris, an entire chapter of a new novel.
After
Agreeable
Chapter
Day
Elitist
Entire
Here
Hours
Literary
Literary Work
Lot
Maximum
More
New
Giving women education, work, the ability to control their own income, inherit and own property, benefits the society. If a woman is empowered, her children and her family will be better off. If families prosper, the village prospers, and eventually so does the whole country.
Ability
Benefits
Better
Better Off
Children
Control
Country
Does
Education
Empowered
Eventually
Families
Family
Giving
Writers always think their greatest work is just ahead of them.
Ahead
Always
Greatest
Just
Them
Think
Work
Writers
If this work seems so threatening, this is because it isn't simply eccentric or strange, but competent, rigorously argued, and carrying conviction.
Argued
Because
Carrying
Competent
Conviction
Eccentric
Seems
Simply
Strange
Threatening
Work