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My parents took me to see plays, starting from when I was very little. Oftentimes, I was too young to understand. I don't know what my parents were thinking - 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf' when I was eight years old, that kind of thing. So lots of times, I didn't understand what was going on, but I just loved the sound of dialogue.
Afraid
Dialogue
Eight
Going
Just
Kind
Know
Little
Lots
Loved
Me
Oftentimes
Old
Parents
There have been times - and not just on 'The Newsroom,' but on 'The West Wing,' 'Sports Night,' 'Studio 60'... - where it was hard to look the cast and crew in the eye, when I put a script on the table that I knew just wasn't good enough.
Been
Cast
Crew
Enough
Eye
Good
Hard
Just
Knew
Look
Newsroom
Night
Put
Script
I get the 'The New York Times' and 'Los Angeles Times' thrown at my door every morning. I'll read the front page of 'The New York Times,' then the op-eds, then scan the arts section and then the sports section. Then I do the same with the 'L.A. Times.'
Angeles
Arts
Door
Every
Front
Front Page
Get
Los
Los Angeles
Morning
New
New York
New York Times
Page
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
Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.
Choice
Effort
Happiness
Requires
Times
There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls.
Controls
Fear
Good
Heart
Keep
Must
Place
Times
Watchful
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
Best
Times
Worst
Vagueness is at times an indication of nearness to a perfect truth.
Indication
Perfect
Times
Truth
Vagueness
Fortune is like the market, where, many times, if you can stay a little, the price will fall.
Fall
Fortune
Like
Little
Many
Market
Price
Stay
Times
Where
Will
You
The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.
Greater
Many
Nature
Over
Senses
Subtlety
Than
Times
Understanding
Books are men of higher stature; the only men that speak aloud for future times to hear.
Aloud
Books
Future
Hear
Higher
Men
Only
Speak
Stature
Times
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
Music at times is more like perfume than mathematics.
Like
Mathematics
More
Music
Perfume
Than
Times
Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.
Few
Few People
International
Made
More
Myself
Once
People
Reputation
Than
Think
Thinking
Three
Times
A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open.
Bold
Doth
Him
Lay
Man
Many
Open
Question
Sudden
Surprise
Times
Unexpected
He who has done his best for his own time has lived for all times.
Best
Done
He
His
Lived
Own
Time
Times
Who
Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action.
Action
Coincidence
Enemy
Happenstance
Once
Three
Times
Twice
I know that I am very popular in Holland, in fact I have visited Amsterdam several times to publicize my books. I have a great publisher in Holland and they have published all of my books in Dutch.
Am
Amsterdam
Books
Dutch
Fact
Great
Holland
I Am
In Fact
Know
Popular
Published
Publisher
Several
Authors change publishers because it's like being married for a long time and suddenly you want to go out and have a wild affair! No, not seriously, sometimes the deal is more interesting with a new publisher, and other times they have more enthusiasm for your books.
Affair
Authors
Because
Being
Books
Change
Deal
Enthusiasm
Go
Interesting
Like
Long
Long Time
Married
In times of conflict, war, poverty or religious fundamentalism, women and children are the first and most numerous victims. Women need all their courage today.
Children
Conflict
Courage
First
Fundamentalism
Most
Need
Numerous
Poverty
Religious
Times
Today
Victims
War
I have visited Australia several times, and I always try to make a point of going to Melbourne because it's almost my favorite city there, Melbourne and Sydney. But I shouldn't say that because I haven't been everywhere-and I'm very fond of Perth too!
Almost
Always
Australia
Because
Been
City
Favorite
Fond
Going
Make
Melbourne
Point
Say
Several
Punk gave you a kind of chutzpah, so even trying to be a writer, I just thought, 'Well, I'm going to send poems to 'Radio Times,' short stories to the 'Observer,' just have a go.
Even
Gave
Go
Going
Just
Kind
Observer
Poems
Punk
Radio
Send
Short
Short Stories
Stories
I was born in ancient times, at the end of the world, in a patriarchal Catholic and conservative family. No wonder that by age five I was a raging feminist - although the term had not reached Chile yet, so nobody knew what the heck was wrong with me.
Age
Although
Ancient
Ancient Times
Born
Catholic
Chile
Conservative
End
End Of The World
Family
Feminist
Five
Had
At all times, think like a writer, and keep those antennae twitching - that way, you pick up new ideas.
Ideas
Keep
Like
New
New Ideas
Pick
Think
Those
Times
Up
Way
Writer
You
We don't even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.
Amazing
Amazing Things
Awesome
Bring
Capacity
Even
Forced
Forward
Hidden
How
Human
Human Capacity
Know
Necessity
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
Whatever a person may pray for, that person prays for a miracle. Every prayer comes down to this - Almighty God, grant that two times two not equal four.
Almighty
Almighty God
Down
Equal
Every
Four
God
Grant
May
Miracle
Person
Pray
Pray For
Prayer
People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times.
According
Also
Always
Animals
Been
Continuing
Done
Earliest
Eaten
Humans
Justification
Logic
Often
Other
My manners, abominable at times, can be sweet.
Manners
Sweet
Times
I have been a foreigner all my life, first as a daughter of diplomats, then as a political refugee and now as an immigrant in the U.S. I have had to leave everything behind and start anew several times, and I have lost most of my extended family.
All My Life
Anew
Been
Behind
Daughter
Diplomats
Everything
Extended
Extended Family
Family
First
Foreigner
Had
Immigrant
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
Modern dancers give a sinister portent about our times.
About
Dancers
Give
Modern
Our
Sinister
Times
That all men are equal is a proposition to which, at ordinary times, no sane human being has ever given his assent.
Being
Equal
Ever
Given
His
Human
Human being
Men
Ordinary
Proposition
Sane
Times
Which
In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.
Could
Joy
Possessed
Tail
Times
Us
Wag
Wished
Well, I'd say all of us are a combination of moods and emotions. In my day to day life I don't go around skipping, but at times one can feel sheer exhilarating joy at the world.
Around
Combination
Day
Day-to-day
Emotions
Exhilarating
Feel
Go
Joy
Life
Moods
Say
Sheer
Times
Fiction is able to encompass books that are bleak and which dwell on the manifold and terrible problems of our times. But I don't think that all books need to have that particular focus.
Able
Bleak
Books
Dwell
Encompass
Fiction
Focus
Need
Our
Particular
Problems
Terrible
Think
Times
Every single day, I get letters - very moving, overwhelming letters - testifying how much my books have meant to people in times of crisis in their lives, when they were very ill, say. If I ever doubted that writing could play an important part in people's lives, I don't doubt that now.
Books
Could
Crisis
Day
Doubt
Doubted
Ever
Every
Every single day
Get
How
How much
Ill
Important
Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three times the written content.
Content
Each
Memorable
Poet
Three
Times
True
True poet
Two
Verse
Written
Blind and unwavering undisciplined at all times constitutes the real strength of all free men.
Blind
Free
Free men
Men
Real
Real strength
Strength
Times
Undisciplined
Sometimes I want to clean up my desk and go out and say, respect me, I'm a respectable grown-up, and other times I just want to jump into a paper bag and shake and bake myself to death.
Bag
Bake
Clean
Clean up
Death
Desk
Go
Grown-up
Jump
Just
Me
Myself
Other
Out
Even in times when it's difficult to figure out, how do you go forward, art - and books - always help.
Always
Art
Books
Difficult
Even
Figure
Forward
Go
Help
How
Out
Times
You
I was a housewife, so I learned to write in times off, and I don't think I ever gave it up, though there were times when I was very discouraged because I began to see that the stories I was writing were not very good, that I had a lot to learn, and that it was a much, much harder job than I had expected.
Because
Began
Discouraged
Ever
Expected
Gave
Good
Had
Harder
Housewife
Job
Learn
Learned
Lot
Part of what confuses people in times of upheaval is that you're getting so many different points of view and directions and so and so, how to do this and do that. And a lot of it is written in a language that honestly most people cannot understand.
Cannot
Confuses
Different
Directions
Getting
Honestly
How
Language
Lot
Many
Most
Part
People
Points
Education in our times must try to find whatever there is in students that might yearn for completion, and to reconstruct the learning that would enable them autonomously to seek that completion.
Completion
Education
Enable
Find
Learning
Might
Must
Our
Reconstruct
Seek
Students
Them
Times
Try
I would say that Times Square was the central hangout for Burroughs, Kerouac, and myself from about 1945 to 1948.
About
Central
Myself
Say
Square
Times
Times square
Would
I think it better that in times like these a poet's mouth be silent, for in truth we have no gift to set a statesman right.
Better
Gift
I think
Like
Mouth
Poet
Right
Set
Silent
Statesman
Think
Times
Truth
If you've read a lot of vintage science fiction, as I have at one time or another in my life, you can't help but realise how wrong we get it. I have gotten it wrong more times than I've gotten it right. But I knew that when I started; I knew that before I wrote a word of science fiction.
Another
Before
Fiction
Get
Gotten
Help
How
Knew
Life
Lot
More
My life
One time
Read
I have felt at times with groups of children that I was really being what every poet would like to be - a bard in the old sense.
Being
Children
Every
Felt
Groups
Like
Old
Poet
Really
Sense
Times
Would
Happy as we are, times may alter; we may be bitten with some impulse towards change, and many things may seem too wonderful for us to resist, too exciting not to catch at, if we do not know that they are but phases of what has been before and withal ruinous, deceitful, and sordid.
Alter
Been
Before
Bitten
Catch
Change
Deceitful
Exciting
Happy
Has-been
Impulse
Know
Many
May
In better times the religion of the tribe or state has nothing in common with the private and foreign superstitions or magical rites that savage terror may dictate to the individual.
Better
Common
Dictate
Foreign
Individual
Magical
May
Nothing
Private
Religion
Rites
Savage
State
Superstitions