There Are Too Many Ideas And Things And People

There are too many ideas and things and people. Too many directions to go. I was starting to believe the reason it matters to care passionately about something, is that it whittles the world down to a more manageable size.

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Failure Is A Badge Of Honour

Failure is a badge of honour. It means you risked failure. And if you don’t risk failure, you’re never going to do anything that’s different from what you’ve already done or what somebody else has done.

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It Sends Chills Down My Spine

If I read something somebody wrote 300 years ago, and it’s me, what I’m going through now in my head, it sends chills down my spine, and I feel like that’s what I want to be able to offer — that if I offer myself, there’s a chance somebody else will feel connected.

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People Are The Leads Of Their Own Stories

There are nearly thirteen million people in the world. None of those people is an extra. They’re all the leads of their own stories. They have to be given their due.

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Life Is Not Lived Ten Years Ahead

When I’m writing, I’m trying to immerse myself in the chaos of an emotional experience, rather than separate myself from it and look back at it from a distance with clarity and tell it as a story. Because that’s how life is lived, you know? Life is not lived 10 years ahead of itself—there’s a lie to that.

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Say Who You Really Are In Your Work And In Your Life

Say who you are, really say it in your life and in your work. Tell someone out there who is lost, someone not yet born, someone who won’t be born for 500 years. Your writing will be a record of your time. It can’t help but be that. But more importantly, if you’re honest about who you are, you’ll help that person be less lonely in their world because that person will recognise him or herself in you and that will give them hope.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Charlie Kaufman Quotes (Author of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/22294.Charlie_Kaufman [Accessed 19 Nov. 2019].