• If you put someone in a room with no script to direct, they're just going to sit there. Writing scripts is the execution for a show. Then the director takes that and hires people. It's like trying to build a house without any bricks.

    "Screenwriter John Patrick Shanley on 'Ups and Downs,' Taking Moonstruck to Broadway and the Plays That Inspired Him". Interview with Jon Chattman, March 18, 2010.