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Adaptation. quotes

29 total quotes

Amelia Kavan
Charlie Kaufman
Donald Kaufman
John Laroche
Robert McKee
Susan Orlean

Darkness descends, bad things happen.

I don't want to cram in sex or guns or car chases or characters learning profound life lessons or growing or coming to like each other or overcome obstacles to succeed in the end. The book isn't like that, and life isn't like that, it just isn't.

I love you too, you know.

I suppose I do have one unembarrassed passion. I want to know how it feels to care about something passionately.

I'll tell you a secret. The last act makes the film. Wow them in the end, and you've got a hit. You can have flaws, problems, but wow them in the end, and you've got a hit. Find an ending, but don't cheat, and don't you dare bring in a deus ex machina. Your characters must change, and the change must come from them. Do that, and you'll be fine.

I'm probably the smartest person I know.

It's over. Everything, I did everything wrong. I want my life back. I want it back before everything got ****ed up. I want to be a baby again. I want to be new. I WANT TO BE NEW.

McKee says we all have to realize we write in a genre, so we must find originality within that genre. Did you know that there hasn't been a new genre since Fellini invented the mockumentary...? My genre's thriller, what's yours?

To begin... To begin... How to start? I'm hungry. I should get coffee. Coffee would help me think. Maybe I should write something first, then reward myself with coffee. Coffee and a muffin. So I need to establish the themes. Maybe a banana nut. That's a good muffin.

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

What the hell do you need binoculars for?!

Who's gonna play me? I think I should play me.

You and I share the same DNA. Is there anything more lonely than that?

You are what you love, not what loves you, I decided that a long time ago.