Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Few actors have inspired me as much as Rutger Hauer. Blade Runner, The Blood of Heroes, and Ladyhawk were just the beginning. I own so many of his movies I can't even count them off in my head. I may have to watch Hobo with a Shotgun again tonight. Or maybe Split Second, where he drank a lot of coffee....
RIP, sir. Thanks for all the entertainment and inspiration you have brought into my life.
Monday, July 22, 2019
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Friday, July 19, 2019
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
You can't control the success or failure of a thing you work on. You can only control the thing you work on.
Write about only three things: what you love, what you hate, and what you’re deeply conflicted about.
Failure can be your strongest ally as a writer. You go forth wiser, learning from your mistakes.
Writing fiction is the act of weaving a series of lies to arrive at a greater truth.
A writer is a writer because, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing.
One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper pattern at the right moment.
The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Friday, July 12, 2019
I love this show.
I don't know how I managed but I have restricted myself to only one episode a day. The other two seasons I sucked them down in a single day.
I actually think Season 3 is the best of all.
--No Spoilers. Just go watch it!
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Write for the most intelligent, wittiest, wisest audience in the universe: write to please yourself.
Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion.
Dream dreams, then write them. Aye, but live them first.
—Samuel Eliot Morison
There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.
To write well, one must utterly abandon oneself to it. You cannot keep secrets...you must spill your heart out on paper.
What is wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man who reads it.
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Everybody is a Genius. But If You Judge a Fish by Its Ability to Climb a Tree, It Will Live Its Whole Life Believing that It is Stupid.
Write hard and clear about what hurts.
We all have time machines, don't we, those that take us back are memories...And those that carry us forward are dreams.