“Saying ‘I notice you’re a nerd’ is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you’d rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you’d rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?’ In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame’ is kind of lame. Saying 'You’re lame’ is like saying 'You walk with a limp.’ Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he’s done all right for himself.”
“I don’t know what I’ll be doing in July, let alone the end of this year. And I love that. In 20 years time, I genuinely have no idea and I kind of like that. I wouldn’t want to predict because I’d probably mess up and choose something rubbish. Life usually comes up with interesting things…that’s a rubbish answer isn’t it? Okay let’s try again…in 20 years time I’d like to have made some films, I’d like to still be based in London and hopefully still be excited about what I’m doing as I am now.”
“I say this about everything: when I was on Neighbours, I said, ‘These are the best years of my life!’ When I was filming The Wolf of Wall Street, I said, 'These are the best months of my life!’ I always think I’m having the best time ever, and that I’ll never have so much fun again.”
“We’re trying to make a small difference in people’s lives by encouraging people to be kind to each other in surprising ways. It is not a terribly discreet project. It’s not something where you’re going to go, "Look at these people, they’ve built a community college!” or something like that, but it’s more just a general sense of being kind to one another in small and meaningful ways. And hopefully those small, meaningful acts of kindness are going to have a lasting impression on people, and will encourage them to carry out small acts of kindness on their own. Ideally, the process will grow exponentially over time and hopefully make a small difference in the way people treat one another in the world.“
the cage of burnished bronze
palpitations increasing in frequency and urgency
choking the song i desperately sing
the feathers blue slowly come to rest
upon the recesses of my very existence
the birdsong extinguished
nigga im a poet
“That which makes you different is what makes you strong. Whether you’re gay, straight, purple, orange, dinosaur; I don’t care.” ….. “I want people to know that there is nothing more badass than being yourself.”
“ You kind of just get used to your way of life, of filming this show, forgetting that it actually transmits on television around the world. And then when we came out the night it aired, someone said to us, they were like, “Okay, so after this night, your lives aren’t going to be the same anymore.” We were like, “Really?” And they really weren’t.”
Develop your character’s favorite things and people. Go down the list and jot down notes (or better yet, write a scene), for the answer to each question. Ask yourself 1) why your character likes it so much, 2) how does it make your character feel, 3) what is your character’s fondest memory about the thing, and 4) is there any specific reason why your character loves that more than anything else. Pick whatever happens to be compatible with your story, but try not to choose what would be a waste of time for your character (for example, if the world your story is set in does not have movies or televisions, skip over favorite movie, etc.).
Most valued object
Favorite way to spend their free time
Favorite type of magic
Favorite family member
Favorite music genre/favorite song
Don’t waste your time on what doesn’t suit your character. This was created to be fun and to help add depth to your OCs, but don’t waste precious writing time on something that isn’t necessary for your character, setting, or plot.
Goals: To develop character; to add depth to character; to explore ways to make a character more rounded.
So it’s that day again, the day that people make lists of their favorites.
I’m not doing that, there are so many of them around, and no one asked me for my input anyway.
So, instead I’m going to just list writers, who may or may not make the top fictions list, who may or may not be the most popular, but who are, for me, much more important than that. They’re people who have supported me, who’ve encouraged me, who are there for me. And they’re all great writers, you should give them a chance.
“I wish I could delineate a little better all the wonderful moments I’ve had like my first performance on Broadway, my first gig booked in the city, hilarious mess-ups and of course all the incredible (and very famous) people I’ve met thus far. But honestly, everything has been and is such a blur, I feel like I’m always moving at the speed of light and maybe once I get a chance to decompress I’ll be better able to answer this question. Maybe I’ll put it in my memoirs lol But for now, I’ll just say it’s been a wild ride and I am grateful for every single experience I’ve had thus far. I’ve never learned more than in this last year!”