Blake Morrison quotes

  • Editing might be a bloody trade. But knives aren't the exclusive property of butchers. Surgeons use them too.
    -- Blake Morrison

    #Writing #Editing #Knives

  • The selective memory isn't selective enough.
    -- Blake Morrison

    #Memories #Enough

  • A hope of something beyond our place and time. This is what books - the best books - give us: a lifeline, a reason to believe, a way to breathe more freely.
    -- Blake Morrison

    #Believe #Book #Giving

  • At times of crisis or distress, it's poems that people turn to. (Poetry) still has a power to speak to people's feelings, maybe in a way that fiction, because it works in a longer way, can't. There's a little bit of your brain that mourns and grieves that you're not writing poetry, but actually as long as I'm writing something, I'm happy.
    -- Blake Morrison

    #Writing #Grieving #Long

  • If the first requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite, the second is to put in your apprenticeship as a feeder when you have enough money to pay the check but not enough to produce indifference of the total.

  • The only way to write is well and how you do it is your own damn business.

  • A lot of directors prefer the solitude of the editing process, but I revel in the craziness of what a film set is.

  • Once you sign on as an actor, you know, you don't go to the editing room, you don't see how they cut, you don't see how they score, you don't see how they cast the rest of the movie.

  • All three parts of filmmaking [writing, shooting, editing] contribute to rhytm. You want the script to be a tight as possible, you want the acting to be as efficient as possible on the set, and you have enough coverage to manipulate the rhythm in the editing room, and then in the editing room you want to find the quickest possible version, even if it's a leisurely paced film. I definitely in filmmaking more and more find writing and directing a means to harvest material for editing. It's all about editing.

  • I grew up on film sets but more around the process of making films. I saw a lot of the editing process and the writing process, which takes years. That really affected me growing up, that side of it.

  • The simpler you say it, the more eloquent it is.

  • In 'Play Misty For Me', its inexplicably assertive knife-woman nearly manages the impossible task of slaughtering Clint Eastwood.

  • I have a scar on my left thigh, kind of almost near my knee. I essentially fell in the 2002 Olympics and when I hit the wall - because of the impact - my right leg kind of came in at like a knife-type angle and stabbed my leg with my own skate blade.

  • Design is more of a kitchen than a knife, and more of a lab than a beaker.