I got to New York when..

I got to New York when I was eighteen. I was knocking around, trying to be an actor, writer, musician, whatever happened.

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I won every award you could win in television. I got paid well. And people loved '30 Rock'. And I loved '30 Rock'. I mean, sometimes you do a show that's a hit show, and you hate it.
Award
Could
Every
Got
Hate
Hit
Loved
Mean
Paid
People
Rock
Show
Sometimes
Television
The first thing I wrote was a one-act play that got accepted at a one-act play festival, and I was in it along with Nathan Lane and a couple of other very good actors.
Accepted
Actor
Along
Couple
Festival
First
First Thing
Good
Good Actors
Got
Lane
Other
Play
The First Thing
With 'The Social Network,' I got into it at first because frankly I thought there was a cool courtroom drama to be had with the intellectual properties. And then what further drew me in was that the most extraordinary social networking device ever created was created by the world's most antisocial person. I liked that story.
Antisocial
Because
Cool
Courtroom
Created
Device
Drama
Drew
Ever
Extraordinary
First
Frankly
Further
Got
There's three things: there's masculinity, there's intelligence, there's sensitivity. You've got to bring those three things to a leading man's role: masculinity, sensitivity, intelligence. In some people, there's a little too much in the mix of one or the other.
Bring
Got
Intelligence
Leading
Little
Man
Masculinity
Mix
Much
Other
People
Role
Sensitivity
Some
I grew up in the theatre. It's where I got my start. Writing a television drama with theatrical dialogue about the theatre is beyond perfection.
About
Beyond
Dialogue
Drama
Got
Grew
Perfection
Start
Television
Theatre
Theatrical
Up
Where
Writing
You probably don't need more weapons than what's required to destroy every city on earth. There's only 2,300 cities. So, the United States, by that criteria, only needs 2,300 nuclear weapons - well, we've got more than 25,000!
Cities
City
Criteria
Destroy
Earth
Every
Got
More
Need
Needs
Nuclear
Nuclear Weapons
Only
Required
I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.
About
Any
Anything
Bad
Bad Men
Conventional
Countenance
Day
Dishonesty
Face
Got
Honesty
Idea
Known
A person who can't pay gets another person who can't pay to guarantee that he can pay. Like a person with two wooden legs getting another person with two wooden legs to guarantee that he has got two natural legs. It don't make either of them able to do a walking-match.
Able
Another
Either
Gets
Getting
Got
Guarantee
He
Legs
Like
Make
Natural
Pay
Person
This country has been unconscious, and it's got to awake. That's my belief.
Awake
Been
Belief
Country
Got
Has-Been
Unconscious
I have all of the Apple products. Everything I've ever written, I've written on a Mac. My first computer, my roommates and I chipped in, and we got that first Macintosh - 128K. It had as much memory as a greeting card that plays music.
Apple
Card
Computer
Ever
Everything
First
Got
Greeting
Had
Mac
Macintosh
Memory
Much
Music
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've got plenty of quirks. I go to an office early in the morning. Early in the morning is really good writing time. I take anywhere between six to eight showers a day. I'm not exaggerating. I'm not a germaphobe: it's all about a fresh start.
About
Anywhere
Between
Day
Early
Eight
Fresh
Fresh Start
Go
Good
Good Writing
Got
Morning
Office
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
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
Accurate
Commonly
Cynicism
Got
Observation
Power
Those
Who
If I were a woman, I'd simply refuse to speak to any man or do anything for men until I'd got the vote.
Any
Anything
Got
Man
Men
Refuse
Simply
Speak
Until
Vote
Were
Woman
When a man says money can do anything, that settles it: he hasn't got any.
Any
Anything
Got
He
Man
Money
Says
Men are literally lying in bed with their wives when the marriage is essentially over, thinking, 'I've got to get the hell out of here', and have a fantasy woman in mind. Then you get divorced, meet a woman, marry her, and by the time all that goes by, you've aged a few years and are ready to go back to your ex-wife.
Aged
Back
Bed
By The Time
Divorced
Essentially
Ex-Wife
Fantasy
Few
Get
Go
Goes
Got
Hell
'Jekyll and Hyde' I read in high school. I was expecting a Hollywood-type horror story and couldn't believe it when I got this very complex narrative from all these different points of view.
Believe
Complex
Different
Expecting
Got
High
High School
Horror
Narrative
Points
Read
School
Story
Very
I got all my boyhood in vanilla winter waves around the kitchen stove.
Around
Boyhood
Got
Kitchen
Stove
Vanilla
Waves
Winter
I think writers have to be proactive: they've got to use new technology and social media. Yes, it's hard to get noticed by traditional publishers, but there's a great deal of opportunity out there if you've got the right story.
Deal
Get
Got
Great
Great Deal
Hard
I Think
Media
New
New Technology
Noticed
Opportunity
Out
Proactive
We have to believe in free-will. We've got no choice.
Believe
Choice
Got
No Choice
It takes more than capital to swing business. You've got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by - Advertising, Initiative, and Dynamics.
Advertising
Business
Capital
Degree
Dynamics
Get
Got
Initiative
More
Swing
Takes
Than
You
My father worked in a grocery store. When the grocery chain went into administration, he eventually got a job in the naval dockyard in an office preparing the charts for the boats and the submarines before they headed out.
Administration
Before
Boats
Chain
Charts
Eventually
Father
Got
Grocery
Grocery Store
He
Headed
Job
Naval
A lot of writers, especially crime writers, have an image that we think we're trying to keep up with. You've got to be seen as dark and slightly dangerous. But I'm not like that and I've realised that I don't need to put that on. People will buy the books whether they see a photo of you dressed in black or not.
Black
Books
Buy
Crime
Dangerous
Dark
Dressed
Got
Image
Keep
Like
Lot
Need
People
You need a great idea, but then you've got to carry it through. If you get it right, you're going to be a critical success. But not everyone who works hard gets it right, or has the success they deserve: there's an element of luck.
Carry
Critical
Deserve
Element
Everyone
Get
Gets
Going
Got
Great
Great Idea
Hard
Idea
Luck
You've got your hands full if you have three children under 2 years old.
Children
Full
Got
Hands
Old
Three
Years
You
Your
I didn't care for most of the books I was being asked to read in school. I started reading like crazy right after high school when I got a job in a mental hospital. I was working my way through college, and I did a lot of night shifts, and there was nothing to do. So I read like crazy, serious stuff, all the classics.
After
Asked
Being
Books
Care
Classics
College
Crazy
Did
Got
High
High School
Hospital
Job
Being working class, my parents thought, 'Ian's going to uni, the first in the family,' and I'd do dentistry or accountancy. I was going to do accountancy; then I got a C in Economics and thought, 'Why am I doing this?' The only thing I was interested in was books and literature.
Am
Being
Books
Class
Doing
Economics
Family
First
Going
Got
Interested
Literature
Only
Parents
No matter how many awards you've won or how many sales you've got, come the next book it's still a blank sheet of paper and you're still panicking like hell that you've got nothing new to say.
Awards
Blank
Book
Come
Got
Hell
How
Like
Many
Matter
New
Next
Nothing
Nothing New
I'm very conscious that I'm an entertainer. Something like 73 percent of my readers are college graduates, so you can't condescend to people. You've got to tell them a story that they will be willing to pay money to read.
College
Conscious
Entertainer
Got
Graduates
Like
Money
Pay
People
Percent
Read
Readers
Something
Story
People do connect me with James Bond simply because I happen to like scrambled eggs and short-sleeved shirts and some of the things that James Bond does, but I certainly haven't got his guts nor his very lively appetites.
Appetites
Because
Bond
Certainly
Connect
Does
Eggs
Got
Guts
Happen
His
James
James Bond
Like
Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it.
Got
Humor
Laughing
Ought
You
In the computer industry, you've got an interdisciplinary team of people who can come together, attack the problem, and work in a collaborative style. You knock down one problem after another, cobble things together, and then hopefully turn the crank at some point.
After
Another
Attack
Collaborative
Come
Computer
Computer Industry
Crank
Down
Got
Hopefully
Industry
Knock
People
A big part of the success of Microsoft was that every year, the chips our software ran on got faster and cheaper. They doubled in capability every 18 months under Moore's law.
Big
Big Part
Capability
Cheaper
Chips
Every
Faster
Got
Law
Microsoft
Months
Moore
Our
Part
After a prosperous, but to me very wearisome, voyage, we came at last into port. Immediately on landing I got together my few effects; and, squeezing myself through the crowd, went into the nearest and humblest inn which first met my gaze.
After
Came
Crowd
Effects
Few
First
Gaze
Got
Humblest
Immediately
Inn
Landing
Last
Me
My vanity was flattered by having been mistaken for our revered sovereign. I ordered a banquet to be got ready for the following evening, under the trees before my house, and invited the whole town.
Banquet
Been
Before
Evening
Flattered
Following
Got
Having
House
Invited
Mistaken
Ordered
Our
Ready
I read everything I could find in English - Twain, Henry James, Hemingway, really everything. And then after a while I started writing shorter pieces in English, and one of them got published in a literary magazine and that's how it got started. After that, graduate school didn't seem very important.
After
Could
English
Everything
Find
Got
Graduate
Graduate school
Hemingway
Henry
Henry james
How
Important
James
My plays have been strange from the beginning, and they never got unstrange.
Been
Beginning
Got
Never
Plays
Strange
One of the earliest institutions in every New England community was a pair of stocks. The first public building was a meeting-house, but often before any house of God was builded, the devil got his restraining engine.
Any
Before
Building
Community
Devil
Earliest
Engine
England
Every
First
God
Got
His
House
I got interested in reading very early, because a story was read to me, by Hans Christian Andersen, which was 'The Little Mermaid,' and I don't know if you remember 'The Little Mermaid,' but it's dreadfully sad. The little mermaid falls in love with this prince, but she cannot marry him because she is a mermaid.
Because
Cannot
Christian
Early
Falls
Got
Him
Interested
Know
Little
Love
Marry
Me
Mermaid
I think, when you are growing up, you have to pull apart from what your mother wants or needs. You've got to go your own way, and that's what I did.
Apart
Did
Go
Got
Growing
Growing up
I think
Mother
Needs
Own
Pull
Think
Up
Wants
I think, often, people who run away are people who got into things most enthusiastically, and then they want more. They just demand more of life than what is happening in the moment. Sometimes this is a great mistake, as it's always a good deal different than you expect it.
Always
Away
Deal
Demand
Different
Expect
Good
Good deal
Got
Great
Happening
I think
Just
Life
I was a grade B housewife, maybe a B minus. But when I got time to write, I would be unable to finish a sentence. I had anxiety attacks. Partly it was a way of personifying the situation because I couldn't breathe. I was surrounded by people and by duties. I was a housewife and the children's mother, and I was judged on how I performed those roles.
Anxiety
Attacks
Because
Breathe
Children
Duties
Finish
Got
Grade
Had
Housewife
How
Judged
Maybe
When you are young, you cannot imagine being disabled. You imagine you would conquer it somehow. As I've got older, I can imagine it; I can see how life narrows in. I feel compassion for my mother now.
Being
Cannot
Compassion
Conquer
Disabled
Feel
Got
How
I can
I feel
Imagine
Life
Mother
Now
If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me.
About
Anybody
Anything
Come
Got
Me
Next
Nice
Say
Sit
You
Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself.
Any
Around
Be happy
Get
Got
Happiness
Happy
Make
Other
People
Wait
You
Yourself
The trouble with our people is as soon as they got out of slavery they didn't want to give the white man nothing else. But the fact is, you got to give em something. Either your money, your land, your woman or your ass.
Either
Else
Fact
Give
Got
Land
Man
Money
Nothing
Our
Our people
Out
People
Slavery
I started out as a poet. I've always been a poet since I was 7 or 8. And so I feel myself to be fundamentally a poet who got into writing novels.
Always
Been
Feel
Fundamentally
Got
I feel
Myself
Novels
Out
Poet
Since
Started
Who
Writing
If I have got to be a soldier, I must be a good one, anything else is unthinkable.
Anything
Anything else
Else
Good
Got
Must
Soldier
Unthinkable
There is a kind of belief among my students that things that are true are interesting. But most things that are true are not interesting. Four pages describing how I got up and brushed my teeth in the morning would kill you.
Among
Belief
Describing
Four
Got
How
Interesting
Kind
Morning
Most
Pages
Students
Teeth
Things