„I think there's a real tension between sophistication and accessibility.“

interview with Locus Magazine, June 2008
Contexto: Writers are a basically insecure bunch. We are convinced that everything we do sucks, all the time. It's something you have to fight. The best way to make sure that your writing will never be particularly good is to use it for something besides telling the story. And I think there's a real tension between sophistication and accessibility.

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História
Daniel Abraham photo
Daniel Abraham120
speculative fiction writer from the United States 1969

Citações relacionadas

Gloria Steinem photo
Carrie Fisher photo
Robert A. Heinlein photo
Norman Mailer photo

„I think it's bad to talk about one's present work, for it spoils something at the root of the creative act. It discharges the tension.“

—  Norman Mailer American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film maker, actor and political candidate 1923 - 2007

As quoted in The Writer's Quotation Book : A Literary Companion (1980) by James Charlton, p. 43

Alexis Bledel photo
Abraham Pais photo

„All I had was my head and my books, and I thought a lot. I learned, because there was no interruption. I had access to myself, to my thinking.“

—  Abraham Pais American Physicist 1918 - 2000

On life in hiding from Nazi authorities, p. 48
To Save a Life: Stories of Holocaust Rescue (2000)
Contexto: One of the things I learned, one of the strangest things, is how to think. There was nothing else to do. I couldn't see people, or go for a walk in the forest. All I had was my head and my books, and I thought a lot. I learned, because there was no interruption. I had access to myself, to my thinking. I wouldn't say that I particularly matured. The thinking was physics thinking. I was just short of twenty-two then.
I was in hiding for two years and two months, something like that. In all that time I went out very, very little, just once in a great while, after dark. Once I even took the train to Utrecht, forty miles from Amsterdam, with my yellow star, this star which I still have. Why did I go? I just wanted to visit some friends. I was a little bit crazy, a little bit insane.

Kelsey Grammer photo

„I'm not sure sophisticated comedy has a place on television any more … I'd like to think it still does … But I'm not sure the networks are interested, I'm not sure anybody else is interested in sophisticated comedy any more.“

—  Kelsey Grammer American actor, comedian, producer, director, writer, voice artist 1955

As quoted in "'Frasier' leaving the building" by Andy Walton at CNN (3 May 2004) http://articles.cnn.com/2004-05-03/entertainment/finale.frasier_1_frasier-niles-and-daphne-frasier-crane/2?_s=PM:SHOWBIZ

Robertson Davies photo

„I think possibly the final sophistication is the recovery of innocence. Where you really get where you take things rather simply.“

—  Robertson Davies Canadian journalist, playwright, professor, critic, and novelist 1913 - 1995

"Conversations with Gordon Roper".
Contexto: I think possibly the final sophistication is the recovery of innocence. Where you really get where you take things rather simply. You can't have the innocence of peasants; you are not a peasant; you can't be one of them. But you have to work awfully hard to recover that with a few additional hot licks, by getting smart, wise. I think the final gift of sophistication would be a kind of innocent, clean view of things — which doesn't mean a simple, dumb view.

José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero photo

„I think that it would do us good to have some tension […]. From this weekend, I'm going to start to overdramatise things a little.“

—  José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero Former Prime Minister of Spain 1960

Said to the presenter of 'Cuatro', Iñaki Gabilondo, at the end of an interview, and referring to the 2008 general election. His words were captured by microphones when Zapatero presumed that he was no longer on air.
As President, 2008
Fonte: "A partir de este fin de semana, voy a dramatizar un poco" http://www.publico.es/048875/a/partir/semana/dramatizar/poco:

Michel Faber photo
Donald A. Norman photo
Angus King photo

„I think we're going to demonstrate the power of one-to-one computer access that's going to transform education. … The economic future will belong to the technologically adept.“

—  Angus King United States Senator from Maine 1944

On his program to purchase iBook computers for Maine public schools, as quoted in "Maine Students Hit the iBooks" by Katie Dean in WIRED (9 January 2002) https://archive.is/20130630155629/www.wired.com/gadgets/mac/commentary/cultofmac/2002/01/49046

Rafael Correa photo
Terence McKenna photo
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan photo

„I think it is the ability to tackle difficult problems in a sort of stable and supportive environment. I think that is the real key to it.“

—  Venkatraman Ramakrishnan Nobel prize winning American and British structural biologist 1952

About his work in the Cambridge Laboratory of Molecular Biology quoted in [Busi, Marco, Doing Research That Matters: Shaping the Future of Management, http://books.google.com/books?id=J1wdKZ36hwcC&pg=PA133, 2013, Emerald Group Publishing, 978-0-85724-707-0, 133–]

Robert Rauschenberg photo

„I think a picture is more like the real world when it is made out of the real world.“

—  Robert Rauschenberg American artist 1925 - 2008

Quoted in: Kenneth Coutts-Smith (1970) The dream of Icarus, p. 53
1970's

Joe Haldeman photo
James Hetfield photo

„It had to be something real bad. I think he stole music online.“

—  James Hetfield American musician, songwriter and record producer 1963

Asked what the narrator in "Ride The Lightning" did to earn the death penalty
[James Hetfield And Kirk Hammett Look Back On Metallica's "Ride The Lightning", http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/2012/06/metallica_ride_the_lightning_interview.php?page=2, Village Voice, 20 June 2012]

Diana Cooper photo

„You have never, I think, known real Grief“

—  Diana Cooper English social figure, actress and memoirist 1892 - 1986

Letter to Evelyn Waugh (1 January 1954)
Contexto: You have never, I think, known real Grief — panic, melancholia, madness, night-sweats, we've all known for most of our lives — you and me particularly. I'm not sure you know human love in the way I do. You have faith and mysticism — intense inner interests — a diverting, virile mind — gusto for vengeance and destruction if necessary, a fancy — a gospel.
What you can't imagine is a creature with a certain iridescent aura and nothing within but a beating frightened heart built round and for Duff... For two days I am quite alone — in these empty rooms with one thought one prayer — "let it end now" — an absurd feminine desire to die in the same way exactly as Duff. [ I have now a ] fearlessness of death — so let it come now before custom of living disinclines me for dying.