I have a writing chamber stuffed with things children send me and lots of dragons because I collect them, and I look out into the woods from there.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
When I was planning Family Viewing, the Ontario Film Development Corporation came into existence.
My table is now brightly, now dimly lighted. Its temperature varies. It may receive an ink stain. One of its legs may be broken. It may be repaired, polished, and replaced part by part. But, for me, it remains the table at which I daily write.
As far as modern writing is concerned, it is rarely rewarding to translate it, although it might be easy. Translation is very much like copying paintings.
Nothing matters but the writing. There has been nothing else worthwhile... a stain upon the silence.
The great mass of humanity should never learn to read or write.
Among the letters my readers write me, there is a certain category which is continuously growing, and which I see as a symptom of the increasing intellectualization of the relationship between readers and literature.
I don't have any movies planned. It's hard to make movies today. They have all changed to action and violence. That's not my style.
The new spirituality will bring about what I'm calling the 'end of better.' And that is in fact what is called for in the next of the series of books that I've been writing.
I am partly not conscious of structure with my movies but this is when I am writing. I leave my mind very free and then I correct it after.
I could write six songs in one day with everything that's going on.
Somebody just back of you while you are fishing is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl.
Modern poets talk against business, poor things, but all of us write for money. Beginners are subjected to trial by market.
I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
The dragon is the paradigmatic figure of the marine monster, of the primordial snake, symbol of the cosmic waters, of darkness, night, and death - in short, of the amorphous and virtual, of everything that has not yet aquired a "form". The dragon must be conquered and cut to pieces by the gods so that the cosmos my come to birth.
Some directors expect you to do everything; write, be producer, psychiatrist. Some just want you to die in a tragic accident during the shooting so they can get the insurance.
Yeah, I wasn't chosen to be first. I was just chosen to command that flight. Circumstance put me in that particular role. That wasn't planned by anyone.
Fiction writing is great. You can make up almost anything.
I write music with an exclamation point!
Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.
Just writing and being in the studio was like therapy for me.
I write for no other purpose than to add to the beauty that now belongs to me. I write a book for no other reason than to add three or four hundred acres to my magnificent estate.
It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak or write very often about his job. It releases tension needed for his work.
Our moods do not believe in each other.?To-day I am full of thoughts, and can write what I please.? I see no reason why I should not have the same thought, the same power of expression, to-morrow.? What I write, whilst I write it, seems the most natural thing in the world; but yesterday I saw a dreary vacuity in this direction in which now I see so much; and a month hence, I doubt not, I shall wonder who he was that wrote so many continuous pages.? Alas for this infirm faith, this will not strenuous, this vast ebb of a vast flow!?I am God in nature; I am a weed by the wall.