"I have written because it fulfilled me… I did it for the buzz. I did it for the joy of the thing. And if you can do it for joy, you can do it forever."
Stephen King, On Writing (via amandaonwriting)
"First-rate fiction lays hands on the reader, to heal him or rough him up or, ideally, to do both."
— Ellen Currie (via amandaonwriting)
"I try to take risks and I try to challenge myself and I try not to be complacent or lazy in any way. For Shame, I tried to do justice to the beautiful script that Abi [Morgan] and Steve put together. I’ve got to put myself out on the line and try and represent [that] as best I can. And that’s, I think, just part of my job description, I don’t see it as being exceptional or anything else. The thing is, I try and move forward, you know? I put heart and soul into this film six months ago, now I have to concern myself about the next thing. I can’t linger in the past."
Michael Fassbender discussing Abi Morgan’s and Steve McQueen’s script “Shame”.
- This is all you can ask of an actor and all that they can ask of you as a writer to not to be lazy or complacent in any way.