No Word Was Ever As Effective

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Mark Twain Quotes (Author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/1244.Mark_Twain [Accessed 30 Nov. 2019].

Use A Pile Driver

If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Winston S. Churchill Quotes (Author of The Gathering Storm). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/14033.Winston_S_Churchill [Accessed 30 Nov. 2019].

The Main Question In Drama

The main question in drama, the way I was taught, is always, ‘What does the protagonist want?’ That’s what drama is. It comes down to that. It’s not about theme, it’s not about ideas, it’s not about setting, but what the protagonist wants.

Goodreads.com. (2019). David Mamet Quotes (Author of Glengarry Glen Ross). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/7711.David_Mamet [Accessed 30 Nov. 2019].

The Secret Of Getting Ahead

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and starting on the first one.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Mark Twain Quotes (Author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/1244.Mark_Twain [Accessed 30 Nov. 2019].

All Drama Is About Lies

All drama is about lies. All drama is about something that’s hidden. A drama starts because a situation becomes imbalanced by a lie… At the end of a play the lie is revealed. The better the play the more surprising and inevitable the lie is. Aristotle told us this.

Goodreads.com. (2019). David Mamet Quotes (Author of Glengarry Glen Ross). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/7711.David_Mamet [Accessed 30 Nov. 2019].