As an athlete, you learn to keep pushing through the pain until the pain eventually becomes unbearable. Even then, you are told to continue.
The job in every re-write is to make it harder for your characters to get the thing that they need.
The more you press, the more you try to make something more than it needs to be, you probably end up misfiring.
You've got to be greedy in this game and to keep pushing.
Now, I am not saying that the world is flat, but it could be.
When I was in my 20s and kind of going through my own coming out process, I feared that I would lose my family. I feared that I would grow old alone. And that was a real part of my struggle.
I hope to remain connected with the game that's given me so much in some capacity, whatever that proves to be.
How can I tell somebody, 'Don't shoot that shot' when I'm out there chunking 'em?
I've never liked the publishing world's determination to pigeonhole every writer into a genre.
I thought I'd never leave Pennsylvania. And I never imagined that I'd one day have the chance to lead the largest organization for girls and women around the world.
Probably, subliminally, I think of the reader as a kind of collaborator. I don't want to say something for the reader that the reader could have said for himself.
I'm no different than any other human being. I play music for a living, and we're very blessed.
Windsurfers are fitter than sailors. We're so much more kinetic. In some boats, you can literally sit there and smoke your pipe - it's much more civilised!
If you're from Oakland, and you're not a Raiders fan, then you're not from Oakland.
Is the purpose of free elections to allow the most clever and vicious person to aggregate power, or is the purpose of free elections to enable the American people to have a serious conversation about their country's future and try to find both a policy and a personality that they think will carry to them that better future?
I always believe writing is an indispensable part of one's political armoury.
In North Germany, a troublesome ghost is bagged, and the bag emptied in some lone spot or in the garden of a neighbour against whom a grudge is entertained.
When I left 'Being Human,' that was painful because the show was going on without me. But with 'Him & Her,' we finished on such a high together that if it is the end, it couldn't have stopped at a better time. But I hope with 'Him & Her' that we'll get another crack of the whip: that the writer might change his mind and write some more.
I try to harmonize and sing every moment that I can.