Quote of the Day – Mel Brooks on Joking

Mel Brooks has always cracked me up as a writer. Seeing a quick peek into his process is funny to me. This reminds me of the quintessential fish story. It was really, “THIS BIG.” or not. 🙂 I realised that all one really had to do was just observe. Observe and slightly exaggerate, and you had comedy. Instead of creating a mythical premise for a stupid joke, I found playing off truth got the best result. Mel Brooks Continue reading Quote of the Day – Mel Brooks on Joking

Quote of the Day – Jean-Paul Sartre on Hell

I’ve always been interested in the words of Jean-Paul Sartre, there’s something about this snippets of his best that draws me back. This one just makes me giggle. Sometimes, I truly believe that Hell is being around other people. 🙂 So that is what hell is. I would never have believed it. You remember: the fire and brimstone, the torture. Ah! the farce. There is no need for torture: Hell is other people. – Jean-Paul Sartre Continue reading Quote of the Day – Jean-Paul Sartre on Hell

Quote of the Day – Omar Khayyam on Moments

I couldn’t identify with this quote any more! Today is my birthday eve and I’m slowly realizing another year’s passage means another year’s experience added to the memory banks. This truly is the season for wine, roses and drunken friends. Cheers. Drink wine. This is life eternal. This is all that youth will give you. It is the season for wine, roses and drunken friends. Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. – Omar Khayyam Used under creative commons, thank you Maverick Liew! Continue reading Quote of the Day – Omar Khayyam on Moments

Quote of the Day – Washington Irving on the Power of Words

I love the power of words and I try to choose them with great care. I can’t believe i’ve never run across this quote before. So powerful and so truthful. I think this, striking a chord with the reader, is the one thing each writer strives for. If … I can by any lucky chance, in these days of evil, rub out one wrinkle from the brow of care, or beguile the heavy heart of one moment of sorrow; if I can now and then penetrate through the gathering film of misanthropy, prompt a benevolent view of human nature, and … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Washington Irving on the Power of Words

Quote of the Day – Marcel Proust on Life

Normally, I try to write what inspired me to pick the quote of the day. Today I have no witty reason. So here’s today’s quote. 🙂 We passionately long that there may be another life in which we shall be similar to what we are here below. But we do not pause to reflect that, even without waiting for that other life, in this life, after a few years we are unfaithful to what we have been, to what we wished to remain immortally. – Marcel Proust Used under creative commons, thanks Fiomaha! Continue reading Quote of the Day – Marcel Proust on Life

Quote of the Day – Stephen Sondheim on Writing

Now that school is out for the summer, I really hope to get back to writing, that is, should I have any adventures worth writing. You’ll see them. 🙂 The worst thing you can do is censor yourself as the pencil hits the paper. You must not edit until you get it all on paper. If you can put everything down, stream-of-consciousness, you’ll do yourself a service. – Stephen Sondheim Continue reading Quote of the Day – Stephen Sondheim on Writing