Quotes of Edit

“ There's a couple of enemies to improv, and one of them is editing; when you edit on TV it makes it seem like it's not really improv. ”

- Amy Poehler

“ God has editing rights over our prayers. He will… edit them, correct them, bring them in line with His will and then hand them back to us to be resubmitted. ”

- Stephen Crotts

“ It's always kind of a shock the first time you see a movie that you worked on to see what's really inside the edit. And how much of it, you know? ”

- Rick Baker

“ Life isn't a video machine. It doesn't have a rewind, stop, pause, or an edit/re-record button. ”

- Simon Travaglia

“ My mentors were my editiors. You come from location work with a million people and questions, and you get into the editing room, and its two people. ”

- Tim Roth

“ I was fascinated by the effects that could be achieved by editing. The cutting room became a magic workshop for me. ”

- Leni Riefenstahl

“ Film editing is now something almost everyone can do at a simple level and enjoy it, but to take it to a higher level requires the same dedication and persistence that any art form does. ”

- Walter Murch

“ When I edit, I'm not from the school of Hello, I'm a genius, so everybody shut up. I'm from the school of Let's play it once in front of an audience, and then I'll tell you where it is going. ”

- Garry Marshall

“ Editing Hemingway was like wrestling with a god. ”

- Tom Jenks

“ A lot of young filmmakers bring their movies to my dad because he always gives lots of good editing ideas and notes. He'd be a good film professor. ”

- Sofia Coppola

“ I think the wonderful thing about doing theater is that it's more of an actor's medium. I think that film is more of a director's medium. You can't edit something out on stage. It's there. ”

- Kim Cattrall

“ I work eight hours a day, but I'm not writing all that time. I'm thinking, editing, looking something up. Thinking is what I do a lot of. ”

- Barbara Taylor Bradford

“ When you publish a book, it's the world's book. The world edits it. ”

- Philip Roth

“ We are the products of editing, rather than of authorship. ”

- George Wald

“ To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, and they who edit it and read it are old women over their tea. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ Saint. A dead sinner revised and edited. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ No man ever looks at the world with pristine eyes. He sees it edited by a definite set of customs and institutions and ways of thinking. ”

- Ruth Benedict

“ Editing is the same as quarreling with writers — same thing exactly. ”

- Harold Ross

“ Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. ”

- Franz Kafka

“ Saint, noun. A dead sinner revised and edited. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ I have no real interest. I like meeting celebrities but then my interest wanes. Occasionally, because it's an edited show, I'll throw them a bone and let them tell a long boring story… 'mmm, fascinating'. ”

- Graham Norton

“ When I first started editing GQ, it gave the impression of being, and in fact was, a gay magazine. There were female models in it and there were women on the cover, but the boys were always much, much more beautiful than the girls. ”

- Art Cooper

“ But all my other novels - before Freya - I wrote at a rate of five thousand words every day for around twenty days, at the end of which I'd have a 100k manuscript - and feel wrecked. Then I leave it fore a while and come back a month or so later and edit, cut, rewrite. ”

- Eric Brown

“ In this century the writer has carried on a conversation with madness. We might almost say of the twentieth-century writer that he aspires to madness. Some have made it, of course, and they hold special places in our regard. To a writer, madness is a final distillation of self, a final editing down… ”

- Don Delillo

“ Editing should be, especially in the case of old writers, a counseling rather than a collaborating task. The tendency of the writer-editor to collaborate is natural, but he should say to himself, "How can I help this writer to say it better in his own style?" and avoid "How can I show him how I would write it, if it were my piece?". ”

- James Thurber
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