Category Archives: Quotes

Quote of The Day

“If my aim is to prove I am “enough,” the project goes on to infinity because the battle was already lost on the day I conceded the issue was debatable.”
– Nathaniel Brandon (via the book “The Trance of Scarcity” by Victoria Castle)

Gimme Some Truth

Too many people don’t want to look at The Truth. I’m talking about the shit that really matters, not who is right and wrong, but all the underlying mechanics of the situation. About how we filter our fears into neuroses or blame or any number of other avenues we use to release the pressure valve of The Truth that we know deep down inside us instead of dealing with it directly and moving to the next level.

A quote…

“Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering” – C.G. Jung

and a song…

Also posted in Music, Musings

Go Into The Story: Screenwriting 101: Alvin Sargent

A great quote from a great screenwriter via Go Into The Story my favorite new blog:

“You must write everyday. Free yourself. Free association. An hour alone a day. Blind writing. Write in the dark. Don't think about what it is you're writing. Just put a piece of paper in the typewriter, take your clothes off and go! No destination… pay it no attention… it's pure unconscious exercise. Pages of it. Keep it up until embarrassment disappears. Eliminate resistance. Look at it in the morning. Amazing sometimes. Most of it won't make any sense. But there'll always be a small kernel of truth that relates to what you're working on at the time. You won't even know you created it. It will appear, and it is yours. Pure gold, a product of that pure part of you that does not know how to resist.”

— Alvin Sargent (Paper Moon, Julia, Ordinary People)

Also posted in Writing