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.
She was like a camera that had been chronically out of focus until someone came by and twisted the lenses into alignment.
There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed.
You don't need a new life, just a new lens through which to view the one you have.
I think the 50mm lens is an extremely good discipline lens; it requires you to see in a more refined way, not just tighter.
I hate the crazy, neurotic characters beyond a certain point.
I always wanted to fire rays out of my fingertips.
Unfortunately, there are writers whose only concern is how good they could make themselves look on a title.
I try not to violate what came before me and to leave lots of wiggle room for those who will follow.
I try to find what makes even the worst, most despicable character sympathetic at his or her core.
The bottom line always remains the same: What is the basic humanity of the character? How do I make them resonate with the reader?
There is an ancient legend which warns that, should we ever learn our true origin, our universe will instantly be destroyed.
I've never sat down and thought about the difference between plot and theme. To me, that's never been important.
I'm a neurotic New York Jew by birth. Creating characters is second nature to me.
I would like immortality.
Len and I had parted musical ways and this was one of the problems.
What makes a story is how well it manages to connect with the reader, the visceral effect it has.
My PSA was normal but the DRE indicated there may be a problem.
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.
These days, it seems that if you're not already in place, you can't get there from here.
When I got my first glimpse of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, my breath caught. In that single instant, he was Wolverine.
In these litigious times, if you're a beginner, it's becoming harder and harder to get your work to the people who might actually be able to hire you.
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.
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