Saturday, July 11, 2009

Uh, Is That How It Works, Samuel?

Here we go, writing quotes from the Creative Screenwriting Weekly Newsletter and Samuel Clemens gets cryptic...

"Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very,' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be."

-Mark Twain


-Mel Blanc, Bea Bernadette, Daws Butler, Dick Beals, and everyone else that voiced the running Warner Brothers cartoons' ubiquitous line of disbelief.

"I love being a writer. What I can't stand is paperwork."

-Peter De Vries


Bubs said...

These are great

SkylersDad said...

Uh, yeah.

These are great!

Pyzahn said...

That Mark Twain is damn smart.

Cormac Brown said...


Thanks, and if anyone knows the perils of paperwork, that would be you and your brethren.

Sky Dad,



He was an infinite genius, though this is my least favorite quote of his.

Gifted Typist said...

Don't you love distillation of ideas into such a small number of words

Cormac Brown said...


Errr, yes, I guess I do...unless I'm paying paid per word.