Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.
Dream delivers us to dream, and there is no end to illusion. Life is like a train of moods like a string of beads, and, as we pass through them, they prove to be many-colored lenses which paint the world their own hue. . . .
Words are a lens to focus one's mind.
I think the 50mm lens is an extremely good discipline lens; it requires you to see in a more refined way, not just tighter.
There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed.
Famous people come up to me, but I don't know who they are because my sight is so bad. It's always at the pool of the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills when I don't have my lenses in and my glasses are in my room.
Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.
These days, it seems that if you're not already in place, you can't get there from here.
When someone writes to tell me something I've written made them laugh or cry, I've done my job and done it well. The rest is all semantics.
What makes a story is how well it manages to connect with the reader, the visceral effect it has.
Unfortunately, there are writers whose only concern is how good they could make themselves look on a title.
A writer writes. Period. No matter if someone is buying your work or not.
There is an ancient legend which warns that, should we ever learn our true origin, our universe will instantly be destroyed.
I hate the crazy, neurotic characters beyond a certain point.
I think there's something inherently dishonest in trying to go back and mess with the past.
I try to find what makes even the worst, most despicable character sympathetic at his or her core.
Lord of the Rings, I think, is far and away the most brilliantly done stuff.
The bottom line always remains the same: What is the basic humanity of the character? How do I make them resonate with the reader?
In general, shorter is better. If you can encapsulate your idea into a single captivating sentence, you're halfway home.
Were there stories I wrote along the way that were terrible clinkers? God, yes. But they were all a product of their time, and I did the best I could.
When I got my first glimpse of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, my breath caught. In that single instant, he was Wolverine.
You can read a dozen different textbooks or how-to manuals that will tell you the basic rules of what makes a story - a beginning, a middle, and an end.
I try not to violate what came before me and to leave lots of wiggle room for those who will follow.
My PSA was normal but the DRE indicated there may be a problem.
I would like immortality.
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