Writers hear something – a song, a story – and almost immediately find a way to relate it back to themselves. I’d have to say that writers, compared to most humans, have a particularly advanced knack for this. We hear an interesting tidbit on NPR and turn it into a prompt. A flaky aunt says something suddenly remarkable and it becomes the basis of a next book or article. It seems we are overly prone to this type of self-indulgence. And so, why fight it? These celebrity quotes may not have been about writing. But they sure as hell could have been. Photography by Andy Gotts, @DrGotts.
“The talent is in the choices.” – Robert De Niro
“I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.” – Al Pacino ( …Tony Montana)
“Patience can be a good thing – but not necessarily.” – Helen Mirren
“I disagree with everything I used to say.” – Vivienne Westwood
“Tomorrow it’ll all be over, then I’ll have to go back to selling pens again.” – Johnny Depp
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