I'm very happy with the way I write. I think I do it good. But I've never really considered myself a writer.
You sit at the board and suddenly your heart leaps. Your hand trembles to pick up the piece and move it. But what chess teaches you is that you must sit there calmly and think about whether it's really a good idea and whether there are other, better ideas.
I don't think I'd have been as good as Bruce was. He was a better JFK than I would have been.
For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.
Although I write screenplays, I don't think I'm a very good writer.
When I'm good I'm very, very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.
I think at some stage, I would love to have another child. I would love to settle into a relationship that was really important to me. I actually am not good at the balance at that.
Good sense is both the first principal and the parent source of good writing.
The difficulty of writing a good theatre play set in new reality was even greater given that the level of similitude to life that is allowed in a film would not work on the stage.
No critic writing about a film could say more than the film itself, although they do their best to make us think the oppposite.
It is no good getting furious if you get stuck. What I do is keep thinking about the problem but work on something else. Sometimes it is years before I see the way forward. In the case of information loss and black holes, it was 29 years.
I remember thinking during those times that I wanted to write in a way where there are no rules.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
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.
A political victory, a rise of rents, the recovery of your sick or?return of your absent friend, or some other favorable event raises your spirits, and you think that good days are preparing for you.? Do not beleive it.? Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
I think anybody who knows how to make a good movie knows that it's a collaborative undertaking. To deny that is really dangerous.
It's not the case of turning in a bunch of songs and recording the next month. I think you're looking for songs all year long and you're writing all year long.
I don't believe that old cliche that good things come to those who wait. I think good things come to those who want something so bad they can't sit still.
When I'm good, I'm very good. But when I'm bad I'm better.
I never think at all when I write. Nobody can do two things at the same time and do them both well.
I'm getting better now, but I used to be incredibly awkward with girls. I think any guy who says 'I've never had an awkward moment with a girl' is a liar.
It is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are... than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them, and think that you are in paradise.
I don't think of myself as either American or Australian really, I'm a true hybrid. It's a good thing for me because both of them are really good countries.
Women were real box office stars in the '40s, more so than men. People loved to see women's films. I think it was better then, except for the studio system.
I think it's better when you're natural, when you just do whatever you want, instead of doing classes where I see all these other people holding back because they've been trained with certain skills or techniques. I'm like, whatever.