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    Our bad luck is that our writing is linear, while we think circularly.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: luck  bad  writing 
     
    After many years of thinking, reading and writing and looking, I came to believe that there are two basic, essential values which are indispensable for humane, decent, dignified life: one is freedom, and the other is security.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    I am an avid reader! As for writing, I might - someday. But we'll have to wait and see.
    — Zosia Mamet
    tags: writing 
     
    Writing music is really personal, and it's a really exciting thing to participate in because represents the full creative process: It feels like something is coming from nothing.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    I've always had a really great time being in movies and writing music when I get home. The more creative I am, the more it feeds into other creative aspects of my life.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: time  movie  music  writing  creative 
     
    For me, writing is 75 percent procrastinating and 25 percent actually sitting down and working.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: writing 
     
    I've been writing music since I was about eight. I would write sporadically. I wrote a lot of music in high school. I guess the oldest song on the record ("I Thought I Saw Your Face") is about eight years old. It's the old "I had my whole life to write my first album and six months to write the second one." I did, to some degree, but actually, a lot of the songs that ended up on the record, I wrote really recently. So it varies.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: thoughts  song  music  school  writing  write  year 
     
    I love to play music, and this is fun, and let's record this stuff in a way that we both like. That was exciting enough, so we just recorded it. There was no business in it until the very last minute, really. It was really as much of an extension of me writing the songs in my bedroom as it could possibly be.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: fun  song  music  writing  business 
     
    I can't go on Gawker. I actually think the writing is really funny, but there is a chance that somebody is undercutting me.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: chance  funny  writing 
     
    I was writing tons of music in my spare time. I might be on location somewhere, and I'd go home and I'd have my guitar and my little keyboard or something and write music. Or if I was at home, on my piano. I've always been a late bloomer with a lot of things, just in general, so I think this was something that needed to come to fruition in this particular way.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: time  music  writing  write 
     
    I'm pretty terrible at writing, so the way I kind of therapeutically get through things is by drawing.
    — Zoey Deutch
    tags: writing 
     
    If the traditional Rs (reading, writing, and arithmetic) are the basics that we want our children to master academically, then reverence, respect, and responsibility are the three Rs that our children need to master for the sake of their souls and the health of the world.
    — Zoe Weil
    I always loved writing as a tool of expression.
    — Zoe Lister-Jones
    tags: writing 
     
    I've always been a writer, and in high school, I was the editor of my school newspaper and I got a writing scholarship. It's always been a passion of mine.
    — Zoe Lister-Jones
    tags: school  writing  passion 
     
    Writing becomes a really good creative outlet when you're sitting there and feeling creatively frustrated or stilted, but also you then get to write parts for yourself.
    — Zoe Lister-Jones
    tags: writing  write  creative 
     
    I took a writing class in college, liked it, and my first year out of school I couldn't get a job, so I wrote a play.
    — Zoe Kazan
    tags: job  school  college  writing  year 
     
    I'm not that interested in writing for myself. That's not where my impetus as a writer comes from.
    — Zoe Kazan
    tags: writing 
     
    When I'm writing, I look like a fool because the parts are moving through me and I'm crying and laughing and making faces.
    — Zoe Kazan
    tags: crying  writing  fools 
     
    Sometimes I feel that the people I'm writing are more real to me than the people around me. When you take that imaginative leap, you're living so much in that world.
    — Zoe Kazan
    tags: people  living  world  real  writing 
     
    I think film writing, you're thinking in pictures, and stage writing, you're thinking in dialogue. In film writing, it's also, you only get so many words, so everything has to earn its place in a really economical way. I think for stage writing, you have more leeway.
    — Zoe Kazan
    tags: film  thinking  writing 
     
    I have a lot more writing experience than Paul Dano has, so to be able to put that experience to use in exercising his vision was almost an acting exercise: How would I write if I were Paul? When I look at it, it feels so completely his, but it's also mine.
    — Zoe Kazan
    I will watch a ton of movies while I'm writing for inspiration. "Postcards from the Edge" was one. I love the mother-daughter relationship and all the hard humiliating stuff she has to go through. Or thinks she has to go through.
    — Zoe Cassavetes
    I love when I'm writing and I'm cringing because I know I'm doing something right.
    — Zoe Cassavetes
    tags: right  writing 
     
    The twentieth century saw a professionalization of fiction writing, particularly in its second half and particularly in the Anglo-Saxon world - not so much mainland Europe, for example.
    — Zia Haider Rahman
    I am at my happiest when I'm problem solving and a large part of writing is for me a lovely labor in problem solving. Every act of discovery in writing involves a process of figuring out why I'm not seeing what I need to see. Niggling feelings, discomforts, a sense that you've forgotten or overlooked something, a sudden curiosity about what if here? - these are priceless. They are the bases of problems and lead the way.
    — Zia Haider Rahman
    Writing is indeed essential to me. I have been writing for a long time but not for publication. I'm sure there are many, many people who do the same. The rewards of writing are in the process and not the product - not just for me but for others I have met.
    — Zia Haider Rahman
    tags: time  people  process  writing 
     
    I feel much more comfortable in politics than I did in book writing. Book writing is so hard. Politics felt easy compared to that.
    — Zephyr Teachout
    tags: politics  writing  book 
     
    My writing is an answer to the partisans of the many and it returns their attack with interest, with a view to showing that the hypothesis of the many, if examined sufficiently in detail, leads to even more ridiculous results than the hypothesis of the One.
    — Zeno of Elea
    tags: writing 
     
    I've always been a singer-songwriter - it started off with me and the guitar, just writing songs, they were very simple. When I got in the studio it took me probably three years to get where I am now - being open to experimenting with new songs, being comfortable with where the songs were headed. I'm happy with where they are because they feel very genuine and authentically who I am.
    — Zella Day
    tags: song  writing  year 
     
    Writing was like digging coal. I sweat blood. The spell is on me.
    — Zane Grey
    tags: blood  writing 
     
    What is writing but an expression of my own life?
    — Zane Grey
    tags: writing 
     
    I did not have one bad spell during writing - an unprecedented record.
    — Zane Grey
    tags: bad  writing 
     
    This motion-picture muddle had distracted me from my writing.
    — Zane Grey
    tags: writing 
     
    I stay away from the writing part because I think that if it sticks, it sticks. You just know it. The stuff that doesn't stick, goes away. The stuff that propels you forward, you can see it in your partner's eyes.
    — Zal Batmanglij
    tags: eyes  writing 
     
    It's very important for us because we are viewers, first and foremost. We view more than we make. For us, it's important that the viewing experience is fun and thrilling and exciting and fresh and different. Those are our goals when we are writing something. When you watch it in the theatre, which I hope you will, how will you have the best experience possible? That's really important to us, and is the most thrilling.
    — Zal Batmanglij
    tags: experience  fun  writing  hope  goal 
     
    Architecture is like writing. You have to edit it over and over so it looks effortless
    — Zaha Hadid
    tags: writing 
     
    I write in a pretty straightforward way. I kind of sit down at page one and start writing.
    — Zack Snyder
    tags: writing  write 
     
    Natalie Lyalin is writing some of the best poems in the world. There is an evil in her gorgeous poem-hearts. She must have sold her heart to the devil to write like this-so beautiful, so funny and so strange. Her images stack and stack down the page without spilling, each line such a bombshell you'll start reading backward to the first line. These poems are like babies-they will pop out of trees.
    — Zachary Schomburg
    Writing a poem is a lesson in the truest empathy. And to truly have empathy is to truly know power, or at least the only kind of power I'm interested in.
    — Zachary Schomburg
    tags: lessons  power  empathy  writing  poem 
     
    We [with Neal Dodson and Corey Moosa] spent a lot of time writing, for lack of a better word, this manifesto about what we wanted to do. We wanted to find work that was relevant socially and that didn't take audiences for granted.
    — Zachary Quinto
    tags: time  work  writing 
     
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