W. Earl Brown quotes

  • When you get out of college, you think, "I've learned all I need to learn."
    -- W. Earl Brown

    #College #Thinking #Needs

  • I try to physically and mentally immerse myself in whatever it is I am doing. That is good for me as an artist. I am always looking for that part that I have never done before, which makes it all the more difficult, because people want to hire you for what theyve already seen you do.
    -- W. Earl Brown

    #Artist #People #Trying

  • I'm very wary of fawning too much over heroes. There's an old adage that heroes are best kept at arm's length, and in a few instances in my life, that's been true.
    -- W. Earl Brown

    #Hero #Arms #Too Much

  • To make a low-budget independent is not easy work.
    -- W. Earl Brown

    #Independent #Easy Work #Lows

  • When I was right out of college, I felt competitive with some of the guys in my class over career stuff.

  • I learned three important things in college-to use a library, to memorize quickly and visually, to drop asleep at any time given a horizontal surface and fifteen minutes. What I could not learn was to think creatively on schedule.

  • Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

  • A quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself, always a laborious business.

  • Some of my academic friends think Ive fallen from a very special grace.

  • Because of a friend, life is a little stronger, fuller, more gracious thing for the friend's existence, whether he be near or far. If the friend is close at hand, that is best; but if he is far away he still is there to think of, to wonder about, to hear from, to write to, to share life and experience with, to serve, to honor, to admire, to love.

  • What we need now for quickening is not so much money and wisdom as the spirit of supplication. Pray for yourself until the new life is infused. When that new life comes, it will lead you to pray for others.

  • I cannot bear not to know the end of a tale. I will read the most trivial things – once commenced – only out of a feverish greed to be able to swallow the ending – sweet or sour – and to be done with what I need never have embarked on. Are you in my case? Or are you a more discriminating reader? Do you lay aside the unprofitable?

  • Innovation is hard because solving problems people didn't know they had & building something no one needs look identical at first.

  • You don't need vision to be a visionary.