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Quote: What Stephen King Thinks About Talent

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” — Stephen King Go forth and work hard.  (Via Jon Winokur)
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Hemingway Explains Writing

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” — Ernest Hemingway My god, the man could rock a mustache. Also, I, too, write on a typewriter whilst sitting in the shadow of mountains. Because that’s how we manly writers do it.
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Quote: “Whatever I Was Doing In The Studio Must Be Art”

Via Complex Magazine‘s “The 25 Best Performance Art Pieces of All Time“:  “If I was an artist and I was in the studio, then whatever I was doing in the studio must be art. At this point art became more of an activity and less of a product.”  — Bruce Nauman, Performance Artist, 1968
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“I used to hate on bad movies. Now I’m amazed that any movies ever get made.” – Michael H. Weber

Michael H. Weber is the screenwriter who wrote 500 Days of Summer. He’s on twitter at @thisisweber. (Image taken from dvdactive.com)
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The Trouble With Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

“That’s always been the trouble with standing on the shoulders of giants; if we see what they see, they won’t look like giants anymore. Suddenly they’ll just be men, trying to get along, and who would want to cheer for anyone like that?” — Chris Jones, “Access Denied” in the Dec. 12, 2011 issue of...
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“In Bad Times, Good Face”

Up late transcribing some interviews right now for my next ESPN The Magaine piece, trying to get as ahead on work as I possibly can right now. Life is insanely busy, and so I’m awake while my beautiful, warm wife sleeps alone. Something’s wrong with that. But I work so hard now so I can...
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“He Lives As If He Is Never Going To Die, And Then Dies Having Never Really Lived.”

Found this on a Facebook friend’s wall. Their Facebook wall. Not their literal wall. And it’s totally something worth thinking about. Share your thoughts in the comments. 
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