Screenplay Writing Quotes

Quotes tagged as "screenplay-writing" (showing 1-7 of 7)
Stephen E. Ambrose
“Ronald Spiers: The only hope you have is to accept the fact that you're already dead. The sooner you accept that, the sooner you'll be able to function as a soldier is supposed to function: without mercy, without compassion, without remorse. All war depends upon it.”
Stephen E. Ambrose, Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest

Gerard de Marigny
“Of all the most devastating sounds in the universe, silence is the most powerful.”
Gerard de Marigny

Jeff Lyons
“Try everything; listen to everyone. Follow no one. You are your own story guru!”
Jeff Lyons, Anatomy of a Premise Line: How to Master Premise and Story Development for Writing Success

Jeff Lyons
“With the right tools, you can write anything ...”
Jeff Lyons, Anatomy of a Premise Line: How to Master Premise and Story Development for Writing Success

“Mostly writing requires massive dedication, a whole lot of time spent alone, way too much sitting, countless hours spent thinking hard, and unending and occasionally painful dedication to forming ideas and laboring over the production of sentences, paragraphs, scenes, dialogue, punctuation, and all the elements that go into writing a novel, a play, a screenplay, or a poem. When we're not writing, we're thinking, plotting, imagining, or editing, which can be far more tedious than cranking out first drafts.
--Fire Up Your Writing Brain”
Susan Reynolds

“Lonliness is a bitch, but then so is alimony and child support.

- a very disillusioned Apoorva, THE PLATOS ASCENSION BRIEF.”
Earl Devere

“The narrative rigor of writing screenplays to a precise length, with story beats at all the right places has, I believe, made me a better novel writer. I feel very comfortable with the rhythms of the modern Hollywood movie, a sequence of storytelling expectations so many of us have internalized to the point that they can be deemed presumed knowledge in one's reader. It makes world building so much easier than it must have been for, say, Ray Bradbury, or even P K Dick. I feel quite comfortable straying from the narrative melody in my work, now, confident I can find my way home again, or can make my hat my home, story-wise, and that's something I tie in large measure to my screenwriting experience.”
Ruuf Wangersen, The Pleasure Model Repairman