Elmore Leonard Quotes

Elmore Leonard Quotes: It's like seeing someone for the first time, and you look at each other for a few seconds, and there's this kind of recognition like you both know something. Next moment the person's gone, and it's too late to do anything about it.
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Elmore Leonard Quote: I've quit writing screenplay [adaptations]. It's too much work. I don't look at writing a novel as work, because I only have to please myself. I have a good time sitting here by myself, thinking up situations and characters, getting them to talk - it's so satisfying. But screenwriting's different. You might think you're writing for yourself, but there are too many other people to please.
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Quotes about Elmore Leonard: I think any writer is a fool if he doesn't do it for money. There needs to be some kind of incentive in addition to the project. It all goes together. It's fun to sit there and think of characters and get them into action, then be paid for it. I can't believe it when writers tell me 'I don't want to show my work to anybody'.
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Quote about Elmore Leonard: I don't believe in writer's block. I don't know what that is. There are just certain little areas that I know I'm going to get through. It's just a matter of finding a way.
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Elmore Leonard Sayings: I once saw Dizzy Gillespie at a live show, and it made me want to go home immediately and start writing.
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Elmore Leonard Saying: Don't go into great detail describing places and things, unless you're Margaret Atwood and can paint scenes with language. You don't want descriptions that bring the action, the flow of the story, to a standstill.
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Sayings about Elmore Leonard: The line of dialogue belongs to the character; the verb is the writer sticking his nose in.
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Saying about Elmore Leonard: Don't worry about what your mother thinks of your language.
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