Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday Arts Quotes: The Scripted Edition

This week's edition of Friday Arts Quotes features quotes from the stage, films & TV.

"You write your first draft with your heart but you re-write with your head. The first key to writing is to write, not to think" -William Forrester in Finding Forester

"Observation is a more powerful force than you could possibly reckon. The invisible, the overlooked, the unobserved are the most in danger of reaching the end of the spectrum. They lose the last of their light. From there anything can happen...lives altered forever by you. By the simple effect of being present, by entering the light, by joining the dance." - Old Lady God on Joan of Arcadia


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mshaffer said...

Nice JoA quote, but the avatar being quoted was actually Old Lady God. (The Uncertainty Principle, Season 1, Episode 11)

lindsay said...

Lovely, lovely. I tell my student writers that the first draft is the 'do' draft. You just do it and get it down. The second draft is the 'think' draft where you think about everything you've done.

And I too agree in the immense power of observation...