Brilliant Or Driven?

It’s hard to decide who’s truly brilliant; it’s easier to see who’s driven, which in the long run may be more important.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Michael Crichton Quotes (Author of Jurassic Park). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/5194.Michael_Crichton [Accessed 23 Oct. 2019].

In Front Of My Mac I Can Write

When I sit down in front of a Windows machine, I can’t write; when I sit down in front of my Mac, I can write. So I only use Macs.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Michael Crichton Quotes (Author of Jurassic Park). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/5194.Michael_Crichton [Accessed 23 Oct. 2019].

Books Aren’t Written

Books aren’t written – they’re rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn’t quite done it.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Michael Crichton Quotes (Author of Jurassic Park). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/5194.Michael_Crichton [Accessed 23 Oct. 2019].

Making Notes As Character Research

Instead of writing thrillers to pay for my train bills, I was actually now going to medical school in order to have something to write about. We would all be standing around a patient with our instructor, and everybody would be making notes about the patient and I would be making notes about the doctors.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Michael Crichton Quotes (Author of Jurassic Park). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/5194.Michael_Crichton [Accessed 23 Oct. 2019].

Sneaking Up On It Sometimes Helps

Sneaking up on it sometimes helps: I’ve found I can be very productive for an hour before dinner, because there obviously isn’t enough time to really do anything, so I can tell myself I’m just screwing around.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Michael Crichton Quotes (Author of Jurassic Park). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/5194.Michael_Crichton [Accessed 23 Oct. 2019].

A Public Library Is The Most Democratic Thing In The World

A public library is the most democratic thing in the world. What can be found there has undone dictators and tyrants: demagogues can persecute writers and tell them what to write as much as they like, but they cannot vanish what has been written in the past, though they try often enough…People who love literature have at least part of their minds immune from indoctrination. If you read, you can learn to think for yourself.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Doris Lessing Quotes (Author of The Golden Notebook). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/7728.Doris_Lessing [Accessed 22 Oct. 2019].