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    The big issue was cutting. I finally cut as much as I could, about a fourth of the story, and actually liked it.
    — ZZ Packer
    tags: stories 
    For me, it's owning the fact that I have a sensitive disposition along with a rampant imagination that makes up stories and convinces me they're true. I feel things intensely, and that sometimes brings me on wave of profound sorrow.
    — Zosia Mamet
    I love telling stories. I think of myself as a storyteller, and I don't feel bound by being just a singer or an actress. First, I'm a storyteller, and history is stories - the most compelling stories. There is a lot you can find out about yourself through knowing about history. I have always been attracted to things that are old. I have just always found such things interesting and compelling.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: knowing  stories 
    I've never pursued a role. I always hear stories about actors going after parts and I'm, like, 'How do they do that?' It seems so weird. It seems like a total myth or something.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: stories 
    I think that if you're serving yourself before you're serving a story then that's where you end up being not funny. It's not about being funny, it's about telling a story and then the comedy comes out of the situation, I think.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: funny  comedy  stories 
    I'm not a writer. I'm not smart. I couldn't possibly even write my own story.
    — Zoey Deutch
    tags: smart  stories  write 
    What we love, we protect. This story will delight children and parents alike, who care for what they love.
    — Zoe Weil
    tags: children  child  care  stories  parent 
    'Mr Selfridge' is a lot more accessible than shows like 'Downton.' Everyone knows the store, but not everyone knows the story. Having this store as the backdrop with all of society working under one roof, I think it really captures people's imagination.
    — Zoe Tapper
    I'm a sci-fi girl. If I can have anything in life, I'd want tons of great science-fiction movies and stories. It's so progressive, beautiful, and imaginative.
    — Zoe Saldana
    I know the responsibility that entails from telling a story. The one thing I despise the most is when I go to a movie and I see a whole bunch of lazy actors making me waste my time and money.
    — Zoe Saldana
    I just want to be part of great stories that are told and for them to be relevant.
    — Zoe Saldana
    tags: stories 
    I just want to be a part of great stories, whether I'm part of an amazing ensemble cast or I'm leading it or the antagonist or whatever.
    — Zoe Saldana
    tags: stories 
    The Grocery Manufacturers Association is behind the bills which have been trying to pre-empt states' labeling laws in the Senate. And they have a lot of money and power in Washington. So it's a classic David versus Goliath story, where corporate lobbying outweighs consumers' rights.
    — Zoe Lister-Jones
    tags: power  law  right  stories  money 
    So, first, I wanted to be a part of the project because I thought it was an important story to tell. On top of that, it's rare to find roles for strong, young, feisty women, especially in a military film. And I love that Suarez ends up being the moral compass of the story, and that she's also brave enough to stand up to all these men.
    — Zoe Kravitz
    You set up the story, but the characters start talking, and they go places that you didn't expect. You have to follow.
    — Zoe Kazan
    tags: character  stories 
    There are people a lot smarter than me investigating nature versus nurture who would have a lot to say about that, but I think it's an enormous privilege to be born into a family where my parents had enough time to read to me and listen to my stories and foster my imagination. It's a privilege to have time to investigate your imagination. And not to have, like, an amount of stress on you as a kid that prevents you from maturing creatively.
    — Zoe Kazan
    I think from my earliest childhood, I liked to tell stories, put on plays and write things. It's funny to think of it as an "artistic bug" because I didn't necessarily want to be an artist. It's just who I was and how I communicate.
    — Zoe Kazan
    My actress friends would tell me their horror stories, or say they couldn't get work, and were deemed too old, even though they were established and talented and fit and gorgeous. It was frustrating for them and it was frustrating to hear. Maybe because I was the same age as them and it was already hard enough trying to cross over to the 40s without someone judging your every move.
    — Zoe Cassavetes
    tags: work  friends  horror  age  stories 
    There's a story behind every person. There's a reason why they're the way they are. Think about that before you judge anyone.
    — Ziad K. Abdelnour
    tags: people  stories 
    I don't want you to think that I'm being willfully obtuse, but I've never really grasped how point of view could be regarded as a matter of choice independent of story. Point of view is intimately interwoven into the story that you want to tell - it is an aspect of it.
    — Zia Haider Rahman
    tags: choice  stories 
    Experience belongs to the actor, but the story belongs to the teller. We write so we will never forget.
    — Zia Haider Rahman
    A poison can hardly be called safe if for some reason specific to me it's ineffective against, say, my body. But the power of story on the human mind is such that anecdote is often more persuasive than numbers. That's why news stories often concretize the impact of a change in government policy by following the story of one person.
    — Zia Haider Rahman
    The so-called commercialism includes elements like story, plots, rhythms and large big scenes.
    — Zhang Yimou
    tags: stories 
    I hope before I am getting too old and when my mind is still functioning, I can tell some better stories.
    — Zhang Yimou
    tags: mind  stories  hope 
    The credit card business is a success story and that's where Citigroup has put most of its efforts so far. Now Citigroup wants to extend the cooperation and success to more areas.
    — Zhang Xi
    Because jurors have an extraordinary amount of power over the situation and of the people and the story in front of them, they tend to pay pretty intense attention to what's happening.
    — Zephyr Teachout
    [It is hard to know what is good luck and what isn't and therefore whether we should be happy or sad about it. Only time will tell. For example...] The Talmud relates a story about two people who wanted to travel by boat. One broke his foot and was unable to make the trip, while his friend got on the boat. The one who missed the boat cursed his misfortune. A few days later, however, he heard that the boat sank and all the passengers drowned.
    — Zelig Pliskin
    tags: time  travel  people  friends  sad  luck  stories 
    I don't want to put 12 singles on an album. I want to make a story, a little movie.
    — Zedd
    tags: movie  stories 
    The Indian story has never been written. Maybe I am the man to do it.
    — Zane Grey
    tags: men  stories 
    It really ups your production value when you have one person that you can use as your avatar through a story, but I think everyone gets their moment in time. That other couple definitely has their moment too, and they have to make some tough decisions.
    — Zal Batmanglij
    Leadership is about encouraging women to break their silence and tell their stories to the world.
    — Zainab Salbi
    Well, Bradbury's a genius. Fahrenheit 451 is one of my favorite books of all time, and The Illustrated Man as a collection of short stories ranks up there. When you read it you realize how influential it is on so many other stories and people.
    — Zack Snyder
    tags: time  men  people  genius  stories  book  read 
    People have a very proprietary relationship with Superman. It's important to respect the iconography and the canon, but at the same time, you have to tell a story.
    — Zack Snyder
    Origin stories are really important to me. I just like that sort of stuff and I feel like it makes a lot of sense to the guys, who they are. If you don't have that stuff, it's kind of a one dimensional version of it.
    — Zack Snyder
    tags: stories 
    He's this amazing ambassador for all superheroes. What we've made as a film not only examines that but is also an amazing adventure story. It's been an honor to work on. As a comic book fan, Superman is like the Rosetta Stone of all superheroes.
    — Zack Snyder
    tags: work  adventure  film  stories  book  honor 
    I think up to this point, it's been difficult to suggest a world where Batman and Superman and Wonder Woman and others could exist in the same universe. That was one of the things I really wanted to try and get at. Not to mention, the amazing opportunity to bring those characters and have those characters tell an important story, their own story, within the confines of a film.
    — Zack Snyder
    Anytime I've ever been involved in a non-linear story, you see it in a linear manner first, just to make sure it makes sense, and then you chop it up and move it around.
    — Zack Snyder
    tags: stories 
    We [with Neal Dodson and Corey Moosa] wanted to draw people in with a dialogue - whether it's a creative process or a social issue or innovation of some kind; whether it was how we told the stories or what stories we told. We produced some online videos.
    — Zachary Quinto
    My family was always very supportive. Whether you're an actor or not, everybody hears the horror stories of people going to L.A. and trying to be an actor, and their dreams are crushed, and they end up working for the IRS. So they were always protective to the point that they wanted me to have a backup plan, which is understandable, but there was always something inside of me that knew: backup plan, schmackup plan.
    — Zachary Levi
    tags: people  horror  stories  dreams 
    I love the rabbit hole. I spend a lot of time looking at images, Google mapping, etc. I also love to read court transcripts, FBI files, stuff like that. You go through vast, boring stretches, but the voices are always so fascinating and slowly a story begins to emerge. It's very much like playing detective.
    — Zachary Lazar
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