Dramatist Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 63 Quotes About Dramatist

#1. The history of screenwriting - of what we do - is more than 100 years old. It's thousands of years old, going back to Sophocles and Euripedes. I believe the only - the only - separation for being a dramatist is reading drama. - Author: John Logan
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#2. I'm a dramatist. Dramatists have a right to look at history and interpret it the way they see it. - Author: Oliver Stone
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#3. It's insulting to ask a dramatist what his view of his play is. I have no opinion. - Author: Edward Bond
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#4. A dramatist is one who from his earliest years has found that sheer gazing at the shocks and counter-shocks among people is quite sufficiently engrossing without having to encase it in comment. - Author: Thornton Wilder
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#5. I'm generally not a social dramatist or comedy writer. My interests have always been more in psychological stories or personal relations and comic ideas. - Author: Woody Allen
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#6. Family likeness has often a deep sadness in it. Nature, that great tragic dramatist, knits us together by bone and muscle, and divides us by the subtler web of our brains; blends yearning and repulsion; and ties us by our heart-strings to the beings that jar us at every movement. - Author: George Eliot
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#7. Characterization in a play is like a blank check which the dramatist accords to the actor for him to fill in. - Author: Thornton Wilder
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#8. The modern drama, operating through the double channel of dramatist and interpreter, affecting as it does both mind and heart,is the strongest force in developing social discontent, swelling the powerful tide of unrest that sweeps onward and over the dam of ignorance, prejudice, and superstition. - Author: Emma Goldman
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#9. The dramatist's function is (1) to earn a living for his family and himself and (2) to try to entertain people for a few hours. - Author: Lee Adams
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#10. When it comes to bending the truth to assist a story's plot versus staying completely true to the facts, we can assure you any dramatist will always select the former. Mark Twain's old saying "Never let the truth get in the way of a good story" still reigns in Hollywood. - Author: James Morcan
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#11. I think it's handy for a dramatist of any sort, if I can call myself that, to make use of weddings and wakes, to make use of those moments and those rituals that cause us to pause and look back or look forward and understand that life has changed. - Author: Alice McDermott
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#12. Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie Which we ascribe to heaven; the fated sky Gives us free scope; and only backward pulls Our slow designs when we ourselves are dull. How much I could do if I only tried. * (1803-1873) English dramatist, novelist, and politician. - Author: Napoleon Hill
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#13. The business of the dramatist is to keep himself out of sight, and to let nothing appear but his characters. As soon as he attracts notice to his personal feelings, the illusion is broken. - Author: Thomas B. Macaulay
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#14. By the time someone gave me some samples of standard screenplays I was already beyond that stuff, because I was not only a tinkerer in ways to do things, I'd started from Dylan Thomas. As a screen dramatist he was a very intense visualist, with great timing and fluency. - Author: William Monahan
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#15. The Russian dramatist is one who, walking through a cemetery, does not see the flowers on the graves. The American dramatist ... Does not see the graves under the flowers. - Author: George Jean Nathan
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#16. All the arts, to varying degrees, involve some kind of a compromise. This being so, how far need the radio dramatist go to meet the public without losing sight of himself and his own standards of value? - Author: Louis MacNeice
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#17. Shake was a dramatist of note; He lived by writing things to quote. - Author: H. C. Bunner
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#18. Because of this it has been possible for the play to be read, as it so often has been since the Romantic period, as a credo, an apologia pro vita sua (a justification of his own life), on the part of Shakespeare the dramatist. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#19. Life, the dramatist of speed. Life, that couldn't stop with its foreshadows and ironies and symbols and clues, its wretched jokes and false endings and twists. Life with its hopeless addiction to plot. - Author: Glen Duncan
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#20. Fear is an aid to the warrior. It is a small fire burning. It heats the muscles, making us stronger. Panic comes when the fire is out of control, consuming all courage and pride. - Author: David Gemmell
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#21. Shakespeare was a dramatist of note who lived by writing things to quote. - Author: H. C. Bunner
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#22. Do you think that, if I did, I would lead you to the answer inch by inch, like a dramatist or a novelist? - Author: Alexandre Dumas
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#23. How could they think Noel was hot? If this was REALLY Versailles, Noel SO would not be Louis XIV, he would be the French version of the village idiot - Author: Sara Shepard
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#24. Show me a congenital eavesdropper with the instincts of a Peeping Tom and I will show you the making of a dramatist. - Author: Kenneth Tynan
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#25. Whether you're writing a horror show or a James Bond film, I think what bubbles beneath is interesting characterization. The colors that emerge through storytelling is what a dramatist does. There's always got to be something bubbling underneath that will erupt at some point. - Author: John Logan
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#26. The impulse to write the poem, that impulse is a great dramatic impulse. But hell, anybody could write a play. I do know this: all writers are not dramatists. You may be a great writer, but that doesn't necessarily mean you're a dramatist. Very few people have done both. - Author: August Wilson
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#27. I was trained as a straight dramatist. - Author: Josh Gad
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#28. Contrast is the dramatist's method. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#29. The inclination to digress is human. But the dramatist must avoid it even more strenuously than the saint must avoid sin, for while sin may be venial, digression is mortal. - Author: W. Somerset Maugham
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#30. Woody Allen is a great dramatist and a great comedian. - Author: Cate Blanchett
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#31. I had never thought of myself as a dramatist, and, for really good technical results, the thought came too late: a man of letters has become too wordy to write economically for the stage. - Author: Laurence Housman
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#32. While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#33. A dramatist is one who believes that the pure event, an action involving human beings, is more arresting than any comment that can be made upon it. - Author: Thornton Wilder
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#34. The mathematician who is without value to mathematicians, the thinker who is obscure or meaningless to thinkers, the dramatist who fails to move the pit, may be wise, may be eminent, but as an author he has failed. - Author: George Henry Lewes
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#35. There is no essential difference between the material of comedy and tragedy. All depends on the point of view of the dramatist, which, by clever emphasis, he tries to make the point of view of his audience. - Author: George Pierce Baker
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#36. I love novels, but I'm not a novelist. I'm just a dramatist, which means I write lines for actors. That's all I have ever wanted to do. - Author: John Logan
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#37. Christ was the first true democrat that ever breathed, as the old dramatist Dekkar said he was the first true gentleman. - Author: James Russell Lowell
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#38. I crave for knowledge. I envy tolerant, peaceful folks. I am frightened by ignorance. I loathe violence. - Author: Tsegaye Gebre Medhin
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#39. The cat is, above all things, a dramatist. - Author: Margaret Benson
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#40. I'm a dramatist. - Author: Richard LaGravenese
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#41. I am not trying to be a historian and a dramatist; I'm a dramatist, a dramatic historian, or one who does a dramatic interpretation of history. - Author: Oliver Stone
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#42. Writing a successful novel is a great challenge, and you have to be a bit of a poet, a bit of a critic, a bit of a dramatist, a bit of a philosopher, a bit of a social scientist, to pull it off. - Author: Anis Shivani
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#43. The great dramatist has something better to do than to amuse either himself or his audience. He has to interpret life. - Author: George Bernard Shaw
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#44. I have the right to interpretation as a dramatist. I research. It's my responsibility to find the research. It's my responsibility to digest it and do the best that I can with it. But at a certain point that responsibility will become an interpretation. - Author: Oliver Stone
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#45. Uniqueness Leads To Great Success Some men see things as they are and say 'why?' I dream things that never were, and say, 'why not?' --George Bernard Shaw English Dramatist (1856-1950) - Author: John Paul Carinci
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#46. Sherard Blaw, the dramatist who had discovered himself, and who had given so ungrudgingly of his discovery to the world. - Author: Hector Hugh Munro
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#47. When actors are talking, they are servants of the dramatist. It is what they can show the audience when they are not talking that reveals the fine actor. - Author: Cedric Hardwicke
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#48. The Vatican has tried to condemn 'The Magdalene Sisters' as a pack of lies and that I've made it all up - I wish I was that good a dramatist - and in terms of public relations, that was the daftest thing they ever did. - Author: Peter Mullan
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#49. I have neither the ability of a poet or the flourish of a dramatist. But I must admit I was floored - Author: Tushar Raheja
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#50. I am, it seems, an avant-garde dramatist. It would even seem obvious since I am present here at discussions on the avant-garde theatre. It is all entirely official. But what does the term avant-garde mean? - Author: Eugene Ionesco
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#51. Everybody always talks about the science fiction genre, in particular, which always makes me think about people in spaceships. I can appreciate that, but that's not really where I think my dramatist aspect lies. - Author: Quentin Tarantino
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#52. From that time through the time I was a New Dramatist, when I was something like twenty-two, I saw absolutely everything in New York. Absolutely everything. - Author: Richard Foreman
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#53. The art of the dramatist is very like the art of the architect. A plot has to be built up just as a house is built-story after story; and no edifice has any chance of standing unless it has a broad foundation and a solid frame. - Author: Brander Matthews
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#54. Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know he is. Jean Anouilh, French dramatist and playwright - Author: George Washington
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#55. I'd like to be remembered as someone who used their ability as a novelist or as a dramatist to say the things he felt needed to be said about the society while being as entertaining as possible. Because if you don't entertain, nobody's listening. - Author: Budd Schulberg
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#56. The chicken does not exist only in order to produce another egg. He may also exist to amuse himself, to praise God, and even to suggest ideas to a French dramatist. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
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#57. The historian, essentially, wants more documents than he can really use; the dramatist only wants more liberties than he can really take. - Author: Henry James
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#58. Is the biographer an artist who can and should exist on equal terms with the dramatist, fiction writer and poet? The short and robust answer is, 'Certainly not.' - Author: Tom Paulin
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#59. As a dramatist, you're looking for points of friction ... - Author: Aaron Sorkin
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#60. Everybody has parents. As a dramatist, whenever you write a character, you must write their parents as well, even if the parents aren't there. - Author: Mark O'Donnell
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#61. In war, the first casualty is truth. - Author: Aeschylus
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#62. Schiller. A German dramatist of three centuries ago. In a play about Joan of Arc, he said, 'Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.' I'm no god and I'll contend no longer. - Author: Isaac Asimov
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#63. My job as a dramatist is to find out where these characters want to go, and make it as hard as possible for them to get there. - Author: Peter Hedges
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