Being a screenwriter is not enough for a full creative life.
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Whoever invented the meeting must have had Hollywood in mind. I think they should consider giving Oscars for meetings Best Meeting of the Year, Best Supporting Meeting, Best Meeting Based on Material from Another Meeting.
You can never trust what you read.
Sonny, true love is the greatest thing, in the world -- except for a nice MLT -- mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is lean and the tomato is ripe.
Life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all.
Studio executives are intelligent, brutally overworked men and women who share one thing in common with baseball managers they wake up every morning of the world with the knowledge that sooner or later they're going to get fired.
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