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I retain what's interesting to me, but I don't have a lot of strategic depth.

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I feel I'm two people: I have my interest in acting and I have a lot of other political interests I'd like to pursue.
Acting
Feel
I Feel
Interest
Interests
Like
Lot
Other
People
Political
Pursue
Two
Two People
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
My brothers were funny, and there was a lot of shtick and comedy and nastiness and violence and fighting and sports.
Brothers
Comedy
Fighting
Funny
Lot
Sports
Violence
Were
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
I had a lot of survival jobs. One was for the Witty Ditty singing-telegram company. I was in the red-and-white stripes with the straw boater hat and kazoo. Balloons. Even when you're sleeping on a friend's couch, you have to pay some kind of rent.
Balloons
Company
Couch
Even
Friend
Had
Hat
Jobs
Kind
Lot
Pay
Rent
Sleeping
Some
A lot of people want to not wear a tie when they go to a restaurant. They feel they don't have to wear a tie. I think it's kind of a statement they're making. I don't know what that statement is. I haven't quite figured that out yet.
Feel
Figured
Go
I Think
Kind
Know
Lot
Making
Out
People
Quite
Restaurant
Statement
Think
Zegna has the perfect weight fabric. There are a lot of designers who make clothes that are a little too heavy. They feel heavy. They almost feel like a coat.
Almost
Clothes
Coat
Designers
Fabric
Feel
Heavy
Like
Little
Lot
Make
Perfect
Too
Weight
You have a lot of optimism when you are young.
Lot
Optimism
You
Young
I use a lot of film images, analogies, and imagination.
Analogy
Film
Images
Imagination
Lot
Use
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
Most of the people that I deal with are human. So I've had a lot of experience with that.
Deal
Experience
Had
Human
Lot
Most
People
Success begets success. I've been offered a lot of movies now that '30 Rock' has been successful.
Been
Begets
Has-Been
Lot
Movies
Now
Offered
Rock
Success
Successful
I think I'm just like a lot of people who had nothing.
Had
I Think
Just
Like
Lot
Nothing
People
Think
Who
I have a lot of respect for people who are great at ad-libbing and for writers and directors who are able to create a scene in which that works. Judd Apatow is fantastic at it. But as an audience member, I like the sound of something that's been written - I like it to sound written.
Able
Audience
Audience Member
Been
Create
Directors
Fantastic
Great
Like
Lot
Member
People
Respect
Scene
I think I'm just like a lot of people who had nothing. We had to amuse ourselves, so we had to become amusing.
Amuse
Amusing
Become
Had
I Think
Just
Like
Lot
Nothing
Ourselves
People
Think
Who
Life is a lot like jazz... it's best when you improvise.
Best
Improvise
Jazz
Life
Life Is A
Like
Lot
You
First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.
Curiosity
First
First Love
Foolishness
Little
Lot
Love
Love Is
Only
No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there.
Born
Conference
Died
Ever
Foolish
Grand
Idea
Ideas
Lot
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
I'm a very good storyteller; I have a lot of compassion for people. That's very useful for a novelist. A lot of novelists are snots. They're just mean people. I'm not a terribly skilled stylist, nor do I want to be. I want a lot of people to read one of my stories and go, 'That was pretty cool.'
Compassion
Cool
Go
Good
Just
Lot
Mean
Mean People
Nor
Novelist
Novelists
People
Pretty
Read
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
I never read detective novels. I started out in graduate school writing a more serious book. Right around that time I read 'The Day of the Jackal' and 'The Exorcist'. I hadn't read a lot of commercial fiction, and I liked them.
Around
Book
Commercial
Day
Detective
Exorcist
Fiction
Graduate
Graduate School
Liked
Lot
More
Never
Novels
There is a lot to be said for collaboration, and it should be seen as just another way to do things as it is in other forms of writing, such as for television, where it is standard practice.
Another
Another Way
Collaboration
Forms
Just
Lot
Other
Practice
Said
Seen
Should
Standard
Television
Things
A lot of people like the idea of eternal love and eternal romance. The notion of love that is more profound and deeper because it is eternal is very powerful.
Because
Deeper
Eternal
Eternal Love
Idea
Like
Lot
Love
More
Notion
People
Powerful
Profound
Romance
Generally I find that kids ask better questions than you get with adults. Something that kids will do a lot is, they're so nervous, and they're not really paying attention, so they'll ask the same question someone just asked. And you're trying to be nice and not embarrass them any more than they are already.
Adult
Any
Ask
Asked
Attention
Be Nice
Better
Embarrass
Find
Generally
Get
Just
Kids
Lot
I think that any writer who is commercial, who sells a lot of books, has to face criticism. Because the more hermetic and the more difficult your book is, supposedly it's better.
Any
Because
Better
Book
Books
Commercial
Criticism
Difficult
Face
I Think
Lot
More
Sells
Supposedly
I never said I wanted a 'happy' life but an interesting one. From separation and loss, I have learned a lot. I have become strong and resilient, as is the case of almost every human being exposed to life and to the world. We don't even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward.
Almost
Become
Being
Bring
Case
Even
Every
Exposed
Forced
Forward
Happy
Happy Life
Hidden
How
The fact people think that when you sell a lot of books you are not a serious writer is a great insult to the readership. I get a little angry when people try to say such a thing.
Angry
Books
Fact
Get
Great
Insult
Little
Lot
People
Readership
Say
Sell
Serious
Such A Thing
One of the interesting things about YA books - I don't know about Percy Jackson, but I do know about 'Twilight' and 'Maximum Ride': There are a lot of adult readers. In fact, we released 'Maximum Ride' both as a paperback for kids and as a mass release for adults.
About
Adult
Books
Both
Fact
In Fact
Interesting
Interesting Things
Jackson
Kids
Know
Lot
Mass
Maximum
Kids are smart: don't underestimate their bull detector. Contemporary kids have access to a lot of information, so don't even try to fool them. I have never been more nervous about my research than when writing for young adults because they pick up every single error.
About
Access
Adult
Because
Been
Bull
Contemporary
Detector
Error
Even
Every
Fool
Information
Kids
As we go through this transition where a lot more people will be reading on devices, nobody is paying enough attention to make sure it's a smooth transition. I believe we still need places where people can go to handle, hold and talk about books, get information about what books are out there, and so on.
About
Attention
Believe
Books
Devices
Enough
Get
Go
Handle
Hold
I Believe
Information
Lot
Make
I like Hillary Clinton a lot. I know her.
Clinton
Her
Hillary
Hillary Clinton
Know
Like
Lot
In the United States, the fact that you can start again gives a lot of energy and strength and youth to this country. That is why it's so powerful in many ways, and so creative.
Again
Country
Creative
Energy
Fact
Gives
Lot
Many
Powerful
Start
States
Strength
United
United States
Avoid the world, it's just a lot of dust and drag and means nothing in the end.
Avoid
Drag
Dust
End
In The End
Just
Lot
Means
Nothing
World
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
I have considered rap music stars, and there is one in my new book, Lovers and Players, and there is also a hip-hop music mogul who I think you will like a lot.
Also
Book
Considered
Hip-Hop
I Think
Like
Lot
Lovers
Music
New
New Book
Players
Rap
Rap Music
I don't smile as much as I should, even though I smile inside a lot.
Even
Inside
Lot
Much
Should
Smile
Though
I always figured there would be a kid audience and an adult audience, and there is. That's true for 'Hunger Games' and 'Twilight' and 'Harry Potter.' And 'Maximum Ride,' for sure. In particular what happens is a lot of parents share the books with their kids, and the mom has read it, and the kids, and they talk about it.
About
Adult
Always
Audience
Books
Figured
Games
Happens
Harry
Harry Potter
Hunger
Hunger Games
Kid
Kids
The subject for a lot of non-fiction is very emotional, but if you read it, it's the most boring, dry stuff. I wanted 'Torn Apart' to be extremely accessible and readable.
Accessible
Apart
Boring
Dry
Emotional
Extremely
Lot
Most
Nonfiction
Read
Stuff
Subject
Torn
Very
A lot of writers fall in love with their sentences or their construction of sentences, and sometimes that's great, but not everybody is Gabriel Garcia Marquez or James Joyce. A lot of people like to pretend that they are, and they wind up not giving people a good read or enlightening them.
Construction
Enlightening
Everybody
Fall
Gabriel
Giving
Good
Great
James
James Joyce
Joyce
Like
Lot
Love
There are a lot of things we as individuals can't do much about. We can't solve global warming as individuals, or health care problems, but as individuals, most of us can get our kids reading. We can do that.
About
Care
Get
Global
Global Warming
Health
Health Care
Individuals
Kids
Lot
Most
Much
Our
Problems
Commercial books don't even get covered. The reason why so many book reviews go out of business is because they cover a lot of stuff that nobody cares about. Imagine if the movie pages covered none of the big movies and all they covered were movies that you couldn't even find in the theater?
About
Because
Big
Book
Books
Business
Cares
Commercial
Cover
Covered
Even
Find
Get
Go
A lot of times you get people writing wonderful sentences and paragraphs, and they fall in love with their prose style, but the stories really aren't that terrific.
Fall
Get
Lot
Love
Paragraphs
People
Prose
Really
Sentences
Stories
Style
Terrific
Times
Wonderful
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
Changing your mind is probably one of the most beautiful things people can do. And I've changed my mind about a lot of things over the years.
About
Beautiful
Beautiful Things
Changed
Changing
Lot
Mind
Most
Most Beautiful
Over
People
Things
Years
Your
With documentary-film projects, you hope you highlight an area of concern people haven't thought about before. A lot of times, I'm asking myself - 'This seems to be a significant problem. What can be done that hasn't been done?'
About
Area
Asking
Been
Before
Concern
Done
Highlight
Hope
Lot
Myself
People
Problem
Projects
I taught a lot of art history, especially Chinese, Japanese, and Indian. But the painting classes came back. The nudes came back. Not so much the still lifes. So now our department is the worst department, partly because it has the worst facilities.
Art
Art history
Back
Because
Came
Chinese
Classes
Department
Facilities
History
Indian
Japanese
Lot
Much
My great-grandfather was a self-taught man, and his library was extraordinary. I read the lot.
Extraordinary
His
Library
Lot
Man
Read
Self-taught
New York is the Hollywood of the publishing industry, complete with stars, starlets, suicidal publishers/producers, intrigues, and a lot of money.
Complete
Hollywood
Industry
Intrigues
Lot
Money
New
New york
Publishing
Stars
Suicidal
York
I actually didn't listen to the Beatles song 'Nowhere Man' when I was writing my book of the same name. What I listened to a lot was 'Abbey Road.' Its disjointedness and its readiness to confuse only to delight were inspiring to me.
Abbey
Actually
Beatles
Book
Confuse
Delight
Inspiring
Listen
Listened
Lot
Man
Me
Name
Nowhere