"I knew it turned out like how I wanted it, and that’s all you can do really. I think all I’ve ever done is try to do what I want and get final edit and if that happens you’re sort of bullet proof and it doesn’t matter what people think because, as I say, people have made up their mind."
— Ricky Gervais when asked if he knew he got The Office finale right.
"You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write."
"There was some open space between what he knew and what he tried to believe, but nothing could be done about it, and if you can’t fix it you’ve got to stand it."
— Annie Proulx, ‘Brokeback Mountain’