First, forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not … Forget talent. If you have it, fine. Use it. If you don’t have it, it doesn’t matter. As habit is more dependable than inspiration, continued learning is more dependable than talent … Finally, don’t worry about imagination. You have all the imagination you need … Persist.
You want a magnificent, beautiful, worthy analysis of a great story? I give you Jon White’s “Seventeen People,” a spectacular analysis of his favorite hour of television.
Required reading for you screenwriters, fans of The West Wing, haters of Dire Bochcoization, and dual-classed (or wannabe dual-classed) writer-designers.
get to know me meme: [4/5] favorite female characters
One of my friends said that I reminded them most of Ellen Ripley, and that may have been the best compliment I’m going to receive in my life.
I can see it, Cameron.
Depression is the inability to construct a future.
Rollo May (1909-1994), American existential psychologist. “Love and Will”, ch. 9 (1969). (via Wikiquote)
Depression distorts time and thought. Depression raises mountains out of the flat plains and transmutes the familiar into the frightening. Depression saps and drains, extracting a psychic tax for the most commonplace actions and thoughts — like feigning wellbeing. Depression lies.
… the best thing for being sad… is to learn something.