Screenwriter Quotes

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Dustin Lance Black
“If Harvey had not been taken from us 30 years ago, I think he would want me to say to all the gay and lesbian kids out there tonight who have been told they are less than by the churches, by the government, by their families, that you are beautiful, wonderful creatures of value, and that no matter what anyone tells you, God does love you and that very soon, I promise you, you will have equal rights, federally, across this great nation of ours.”
Dustin Lance Black

Mark Barkawitz
“Oslo probably owed them money. Sockeye Sammy’s shiner testified that it might not be a good idea to stiff his employer. But if I couldn’t pay up, I’d surely make myself scarce, too!”
Mark Barkawitz, Full Moon Saturday Night

James Dickey
“I go out on the side of a hill, maybe hunting deer, and sit there and see the shadow of night coming over the hill, and I can swear to you there is a part of me that is absolutely untouched by anything civilized. There's a part of me that has never heard of a telephone.”
James Dickey

Mark Barkawitz
“To be truthful, Mike, we’d like to kill you. The vote went two-to-one.”
Mark Barkawitz, Full Moon Saturday Night

Mark Barkawitz
“I bent down and felt her neck for a pulse, as I’d seen the paramedics do with Philip.”
Mark Barkawitz, Full Moon Saturday Night

Mark Barkawitz
“Sure, I’d thought about it—Go northeast, young man! To Cody. You know, to win her back. Like Dustin Hoffman chasing Katharine Ross in “The Graduate.” But what was the use in that?”
Mark Barkawitz, Full Moon Saturday Night

Mark Barkawitz
“Oh, we’ll see you again, Mike. Just not with the same, pretty face. I hear you’re an actor, too. Pity. Your days of wooing leading ladies are about to end.”
Mark Barkawitz, Full Moon Saturday Night

Mark Barkawitz
“The full moon affected people. Sometimes in aberrant ways. Mix in an abundance of alcohol, a sprinkle of blow, and voilà—trouble!”
Mark Barkawitz, Full Moon Saturday Night

Mark Barkawitz
“Jolly Jay rested the Louisville Slugger on his shoulder, as if he were Thor or some other god-like warrior who had come down from the heavens to our Deus ex machina rescue.”
Mark Barkawitz, Full Moon Saturday Night

Mark Barkawitz
“So before we sent his ashes up to Iceland, Duke suggested that we have a little wake for Oslo at Ur-Place. Where else?”
Mark Barkawitz, Full Moon Saturday Night

Mark Barkawitz
“From inside the cooler, Duke pounded on the door one, last time: “Let me outta here!”
Mark Barkawitz, Full Moon Saturday Night

Mark Barkawitz
“Just so we’re straight,” I said confidentially, staring into his lazy eyes, a stupid smile on his sophomoric, look-I-can-grow-a-mustache-now face. “I don’t like you.”
Mark Barkawitz, Full Moon Saturday Night

Mark Barkawitz
“Anything good in the briefcase?” he asked.
I smiled back at him. “Everything’s good in the briefcase, Walter.”
Mark Barkawitz, Full Moon Saturday Night

Mark Barkawitz
“She left the doorway, the brush idly in her hand—like a grenade, waiting to go off—and sat on the arm at the far end of the couch.”
Mark Barkawitz, Full Moon Saturday Night

Mark Barkawitz
“My life had turned into a Raymond Chandler detective story and there seemed to be nothing I could do to stop its precipitous slide.”
Mark Barkawitz, Full Moon Saturday Night

Mark Barkawitz
“As if some kind of demon were racking his brain, Curley Joe stood in front of the jukebox with a small, silver handgun still pointed at the hole its bullet had blown through the shattered Plexiglas.”
Mark Barkawitz, Full Moon Saturday Night

Mark Barkawitz
“Six months out of college and I was already questioning my occupational direction. Screenwriter? Actor? Director? Movie and television producer? What the hell was I thinking?”
Mark Barkawitz, Full Moon Saturday Night

Mark Barkawitz
“Any weapons or drugs, Mr. Hepp?” she asked.
“No. Of course not.”
She continued to look inside the car at the back seat. “What’s in the briefcase?”
Mark Barkawitz, Full Moon Saturday Night

Mark Barkawitz
“I know when someone’s trying to get me in bed, babe,” she huffed, crossing her arms under her breasts. “They were acting all giggly about it, trying to buy me shots at the bar to get me drunk.”
Mark Barkawitz, Full Moon Saturday Night

Mark Barkawitz
“I think the sun was just peeking over the horizon—dawn patrol, as the coca-nuts termed it—when I finally fell off to a troubled sleep.”
Mark Barkawitz, Full Moon Saturday Night

Joseph  Strickland
“Cat Ellington is the Bo Jackson of the creative arts. Everything she does, she does extremely well. And I'm proud of her. I'm proud to say that a woman as beautiful and gifted as she is has a solid place in both my personal and professional lives. ("The Making of Dual Mania: Filmmaking Chicago Style," 2018)”
Joseph Strickland, The Making of Dual Mania: Filmmaking Chicago Style

Viet Thanh Nguyen
“How about something to drink. Coffee, tea, soda, water, scotch. Never too early for scotch. Violet, some scotch. Ice. I said ice. No ice, then. Me too. Always neat for me. Look at my view. No, not at the gardener. José! José! Got to pound on the glass to get his attention. He's half deaf. José! Move! You're blocking the view. Good. See the view. I'm talking about the Hollywood sign right there. Never get tired of it. Like the Word of God just dropped down, plunked on the hills, and the Word was Hollywood. Didn't God say let the be light first. What's a movie but light. Can't have a movie without light. And then words. Seeing that sign reminds me to write every morning. What. All right, so it doesn't say Hollywood. You got me. Good eye. Thing's falling to pieces. One O's half fallen and the other O's fallen altogether. The word's gone to shit. So what. You still get the meaning. Thanks, Violet. Cheers. How do they say it in your country. I said how do they say it. Yo, yo, yo, is it. I like that. Easy to remember. Yo, yo, yo, then.”
Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer

“Want a role? Fuck a screenwriter.”
A.D. Posey

Adrienne Posey
“Coffee and screenwriting go hand in hand.”
Adrienne Posey

Adrienne Posey
“I love screenwriting. It's simple and mathematical, yet it has the beauty of science and chemistry, the wonder of mystery, and the love of a wild heart.”
Adrienne Posey

Adrienne Posey
“Screenwriting is like poker; in the end, you have to go all in.”
Adrienne Posey

Adrienne Posey
“Novelist by day; screenwriter by night.”
Adrienne Posey

Adrienne Posey
“The more of those little light bulbs that can turn on the better. Eventually you'll have enough to light up a movie screen.”
Adrienne Posey

Adrienne Posey
“Screenwriting is made of brevity.”
Adrienne Posey

Adrienne Posey
“There is magic in the old and magic in the new. The trick is to successfully combine the two.”
Adrienne Posey

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