Paradise Lost is a book that,..

Paradise Lost is a book that, once put down, is very hard to pick up again.

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My brothers and I grew up in a time where talking, storytelling, telling jokes was sometimes all you had. It wasn't like today, with so many options and portability.
Brothers
Grew
Had
Jokes
Like
Many
Options
Sometimes
Storytelling
Talking
Telling
Time
Today
Up
My life, in some ways, has been a half-measure. I didn't commit myself all the way to my marriage and family, because I would have given up more. And I didn't go all the way with just being completely selfish. I always wonder where my career would be if I was more selfish.
Always
Because
Been
Being
Career
Commit
Family
Given
Go
Has-Been
Just
Life
Marriage
More
I find television, and particularly live television, very romantic: the idea that there is this small group of people, way up high, in a skyscraper in the middle of Manhattan, beaming this signal out into the night.
Find
Group
High
Idea
Live
Live Television
Manhattan
Middle
Night
Out
Particularly
People
Romantic
Signal
Hollywood studios bury that stuff - actors who punch directors in the face and try to run producers over with cars - insanity, criminal behavior. But the studios are invested in that star, they can't have that person's name dirtied up.
Actor
Behavior
Bury
Car
Criminal
Directors
Face
Hollywood
Insanity
Invested
Name
Over
Person
Producers
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
I'm not an awards-driven person in anything. Anytime you do get caught up in that, you usually end up getting whacked.
Anything
Anytime
Caught
End
Get
Getting
Person
Up
You
Feeling I'd scarcely arrived at a style, I now find I'm near the end of it. I'm not quite sure what Late Style means except that it's some sort of licence, a permit for ageing practitioners to kick their heels up.
Ageing
Arrived
End
Except
Feeling
Find
Heels
Kick
Late
Licence
Means
Near
Now
Permit
I don't need to be married to Georgia O'Keeffe or Lillian Hellman, but I like being with a woman I can look up to.
Being
Georgia
I Can
Like
Look
Married
Need
Up
Woman
'Steve Jobs' is my seventh movie. I believe, if you added them up, I don't think there is more than a total of 10 minutes that takes place in a person's home. They're all in offices, courtrooms, laboratories, things like that.
Added
Believe
Home
I Believe
Jobs
Like
Minutes
More
Movie
Offices
Person
Place
Seventh
Steve
When a movie is being rolled out, the studio publicists and all our individual publicists get together and come up with bullet points and talking points - 'Make sure you stay away from this,' and 'Don't say that quite that way, because that quote can be taken out of context,' and that kind of thing.
Away
Because
Being
Bullet
Come
Context
Get
Get Together
Individual
Kind
Make
Movie
Our
Out
As a lifelong Democrat, I never thought I'd lead an effort to defend the symbol of the Republican Party. But when I saw the cruelty that Ringling inflicts on elephants every day across the country, I had to speak up.
Across
Country
Cruelty
Day
Defend
Democrat
Effort
Elephants
Every
Every Day
Had
Lead
Lifelong
Never
I collect travel alarm clocks. I was in a flea market in France once, in 1994, and I opened up this beautiful Jaeger-LeCoultre folding eight-day winding clock folded into a beautiful case, and I went, 'Wow, man.' And I've been collecting travel alarm clocks since 1994.
Alarm
Beautiful
Been
Case
Clock
Clocks
Collect
Collecting
Flea
Folded
France
Man
Market
Once
I grew up with the sea, and poverty for me was sumptuous; then I lost the sea and found all luxuries gray and poverty unbearable.
Found
Gray
Grew
Lost
Luxuries
Me
Poverty
Sea
Then
Unbearable
Up
I remember during my lifetime I would meet women, and it was almost like God would say to me, 'Now, this woman here is not the one you are going to end up with, but she is going to be a lot like this woman; look at this woman, study this woman.' And when my wife showed up, He was like, 'You recognize her now?'
Almost
End
God
Going
He
Her
Here
I Remember
Lifetime
Like
Look
Lot
Me
Meet
First scenes are super-important to me. I'll spend months and months pacing and climbing the walls trying to come up with the first scene. I drive for hours on the freeway.
Climbing
Come
Drive
First
Hours
Me
Months
Pacing
Scene
Scenes
Spend
Trying
Up
Walls
I've had a relatively charmed life. I loved to be out in the city. New York was my town. I've had people come up to me and say, 'You're a great New Yorker. You've given your time and money to so many New York charities. You're a great supporter of the arts. I like some of your movies - and some of your movies suck, actually.'
Actually
Arts
Charities
Charmed
City
Come
Given
Great
Had
Life
Like
Loved
Many
Me
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
I consider myself a pretty good conversationalist, but you wind up being downgraded to idiot status when you don't speak the language!
Being
Consider
Good
Idiot
Language
Myself
Pretty
Pretty Good
Speak
Status
Up
Wind
You
Bush wasn't elected, he was selected - selected by five judges up in Washington who voted along party lines.
Along
Bush
Elected
Five
He
Judges
Lines
Party
Selected
Up
Voted
Washington
Who
We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn't obey the rules.
Anarchist
Community
Obey
Off
People
Rules
Set
Small
Started
Trying
Up
But HBO is less interested in how many people are watching than in how much the people who are watching are liking the show. They didn't set up their business model to make writers happy. It's just a nice unintended consequence.
Business
Business Model
Consequence
Happy
HBO
How
How Many People
How Much
Interested
Just
Less
Liking
Make
Many
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
I always like to break out and address the audience. In 'The History Boys', for instance, without any ado, the boys will suddenly turn and talk to the audience and then go back into the action. I find it more adventurous doing it in prose than on the stage, but I like being able to make the reader suddenly sit up.
Able
Action
Address
Ado
Adventurous
Always
Any
Audience
Back
Being
Boy
Break
Doing
Find
I'm one of the cliches that has grown up.
Cliches
Grown
Grown-Up
Up
In 'thinking up' music I usually have some kind of a brass band with wings on it in back of my mind.
Back
Band
Brass
Kind
Mind
Music
Some
Thinking
Up
Wings
I'm trying to climb up both walls at once.
Both
Climb
Once
Trying
Up
Walls
It's almost as easy to stand up as it is to sit down.
Almost
Down
Easy
Sit
Stand
Stand Up
Up
I love Wagner, but the music I prefer is that of a cat hung up by its tail outside a window and trying to stick to the panes of glass with its claws.
Cat
Claws
Glass
Hung
I Love
Love
Music
Outside
Prefer
Stick
Tail
Trying
Up
Wagner
About forty miles away from Paris, I began to see the old trench flares they were sending up at Le Bourget. I knew then I had made it, and as I approached the field with all its lights, it was a simple matter to circle once and then pick a spot sufficiently far away from the crowd to land O.K.
About
Away
Began
Circle
Crowd
Far
Far Away
Field
Forty
Had
Knew
Land
Lights
Made
We hunger to understand, so we invent myths about how we imagine the world is constructed - and they're, of course, based upon what we know, which is ourselves and other animals. So we make up stories about how the world was hatched from a cosmic egg or created after the mating of cosmic deities or by some fiat of a powerful being.
About
After
Animals
Based
Being
Constructed
Cosmic
Course
Created
Egg
Fiat
Hatched
How
Hunger
There is no dream of love, however ideal it may be, which does not end up with a fat, greedy baby hanging from the breast.
Baby
Does
Dream
End
Fat
Greedy
Hanging
However
Ideal
Love
May
Up
Which
In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt, as injustice.
Brings
Children
Existence
Felt
Injustice
Little
Nothing
Perceived
Them
Up
Which
Whosoever
World
Forgive me if I sleep until I wake up.
Forgive
Forgive Me
Me
Sleep
Until
Up
Wake
Wake Up
In our obscurity - in all this vastness - there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us.
Come
Elsewhere
Help
Hint
Obscurity
Our
Ourselves
Save
Up
Us
Vastness
Will
Modernity is the transitory, the fugitive, the contingent, which make up one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immutable. This transitory fugitive element, which is constantly changing, must not be despised or neglected.
Art
Being
Changing
Constantly
Contingent
Despised
Element
Eternal
Fugitive
Half
Make
Make Up
Modernity
Must
We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.
Almost
Also
Arranged
Away
Blow
Disaster
Faces
Get
Going
Ignorance
Later
Might
Mixture
No-One
I have never been able to renounce the light, the pleasure of being, and the freedom in which I grew up.
Able
Been
Being
Freedom
Grew
Light
Never
Pleasure
Renounce
Up
Which
I can't remember my dreams more than a couple of seconds after I wake up. It's frustrating because sometimes I dream that I'm watching a really good movie.
After
Because
Couple
Dream
Dreams
Frustrating
Good
Good Movie
I Dream
More
Movie
Really
Remember
Seconds
Every revolutionary ends up either by becoming an oppressor or a heretic.
Becoming
Either
Ends
Every
Heretic
Oppressor
Revolutionary
Up
Decisions are made by those who show up.
Decisions
Made
Show
Those
Up
Who
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
Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down.
Builds
Down
Hour
Ignorance
Knowledge
Slowly
Up
Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.
Began
Face
Life
Loving
Mother
Up
Waking
Waking Up
The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.
Courage
Friend
Holding
Image
Keep
Mirror
Noble
Only
Really
Render
See
Service
Up
Which
I want to be all used up when I die.
Die
Up
Used
Want
A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. I reckon, he said, with a twinkle in his eye, it because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried.
Asked
Attributed
Because
Bed
Eye
He
His
Longevity
Man
Most
Nights
Ninety
Old
Reckon
The leader is one who mobilizes others toward a goal shared by leaders and followers... Leaders, followers and goals make up the three equally necessary supports for leadership.
Equally
Followers
Goal
Goals
Leader
Leaders
Leadership
Make
Make Up
Necessary
Others
Shared
Supports
Three
The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.
Finest
Language
Made
Mostly
Simple
Up
Words
Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.
Fame
Light
Like
River
Solid
Things
Up
I've been drunk for about a week now, and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library.
About
Been
Drunk
Library
Me
Might
Now
Sit
Sober
Thought
Up
Week