Happy Birthday, Nicholas Meyer, born 24 December 1945
- Art and commerce are not irreconcilable, they are inextricably intertwined.
- Schools and libraries are the twin cornerstones of a civilised society. Libraries are only good if people use them, like books only exist when someone reads them.
- Art doesn’t just happen by accident. It is about pulling out new tricks and trying new things.
- I was always a filmmaker before I was anything else. If I was always anything, I was a storyteller, and it never really made much of a difference to me what medium I worked in.
- What I want any genre to do, what I want any work of art to do, is to illuminate the human condition.
- As a writer, you have control of the words you put on the page. But once that manuscript leaves your hand, you give control to the reader. As a director, you are limited by everything: weather, budget, and egos.
- A screenplay is not a finished product; a novel is. A screenplay is a blueprint for something - for a building that will most likely never be built.
- Audiences may be stupid, but they are never wrong.
Meyer is an American screenwriter, producer, author and director, most known for his best-selling novel The Seven-Per-Cent Solution. He was nominated for an Academy Award for adapting the screenplay from his own novel.
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