Robert McKee Quotes

Top 56 wise famous quotes and sayings by Robert McKee

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Robert McKee quotes: Creativity is choice-making. Creativity is choice-making.
Robert McKee quotes: Story is about eternal, universal forms, not formulas. Story is about eternal, universal forms, not formulas.
Robert McKee quotes: As he chooses, he is. As he chooses, he is.
Robert McKee quotes: Stories are how we remember; we tend to forget lists and bullet points. Stories are how we remember; we tend to forget lists and bullet points.
Robert McKee quotes: Writing is a marathon, not a sprint. Writing is a marathon, not a sprint.
Robert McKee quotes: There is no screenplay-writing recipe that guarantees your cake will rise. There is no screenplay-writing recipe that guarantees your cake will rise.
Robert McKee quotes: Boredom is the inner conflict we suffer when we lose desire, when we lack a lacking. Boredom is the inner conflict we suffer when we lose desire, when we lack a lacking.
Robert McKee quotes: ( ... )while it's true that the unexamined life is not worth living, it's also true that the unlived life isn't worth examining. ( ... )while it's true that the unexamined life is not worth living, it's also true that the unlived life isn't worth examining.
Robert McKee quotes: To get the truth, you want to get your own heart to pound while you write. To get the truth, you want to get your own heart to pound while you write.
Robert McKee quotes: Do research. Feed your talent. Research not only wins the war on cliche, it's the key to victory over fear and it's cousin, depression. Do research. Feed your talent. Research not only wins the war on cliche, it's the key to victory over fear and it's cousin, depression.
Robert McKee quotes: No civilization, including Plato's, has ever been destroyed because its citizens learned too much. No civilization, including Plato's, has ever been destroyed because its citizens learned too much.
Robert McKee quotes: I cannot be a character in a bad movie. I can't be. I cannot be a character in a bad movie. I can't be.
Robert McKee quotes: The Law of Diminishing Returns is true of everything in life, except sex, which seems endlessly repeatable with effect. The Law of Diminishing Returns is true of everything in life, except sex, which seems endlessly repeatable with effect.
Robert McKee quotes: To connect to people at the deepest level, you need stories. To connect to people at the deepest level, you need stories.
Robert McKee quotes: Classical design is a mirror of the human mind. It's how we see the world. Classical design is a mirror of the human mind. It's how we see the world.
Robert McKee quotes: Stories are the currency of human relationships. Stories are the currency of human relationships.
Robert McKee quotes: of all genres Fantasy is the most rigid and structurally conventional. of all genres Fantasy is the most rigid and structurally conventional.
Robert McKee quotes: Oh, by the way, I tend to use a lot of profanities. I do that for a reason: I like it. Oh, by the way, I tend to use a lot of profanities. I do that for a reason: I like it.
Robert McKee quotes: Anxious, inexperienced writers obey rules. Rebellious, unschooled writers break rules. Artists master the form. Anxious, inexperienced writers obey rules. Rebellious, unschooled writers break rules. Artists master the form.
Robert McKee quotes: All writing is discipline, but screenwriting is a drill sergeant. All writing is discipline, but screenwriting is a drill sergeant.
Robert McKee quotes: When we want mood experiences, we go to concerts or museums. When we want meaningful emotional experience, we go to the storyteller. When we want mood experiences, we go to concerts or museums. When we want meaningful emotional experience, we go to the storyteller.
Robert McKee quotes: Influence is just persuasion in slow motion. Influence is just persuasion in slow motion.
Robert McKee quotes: We rarely know where we are going; writing is a discovery. We rarely know where we are going; writing is a discovery.
Robert McKee quotes: The Business story is designed to trigger the listener to take an effective action. If it doesn't, the story fails. The Business story is designed to trigger the listener to take an effective action. If it doesn't, the story fails.
Robert McKee quotes: Most of life's actions are within our reach, but decisions take willpower. Most of life's actions are within our reach, but decisions take willpower.
Robert McKee quotes: Story is about originality, not duplication Story is about originality, not duplication
Robert McKee quotes: If the story you're telling, is the story you're telling, you're in deep shit. If the story you're telling, is the story you're telling, you're in deep shit.
Robert McKee quotes: Difference for the sake of difference is as empty an achievement as slavishly following the commercial imperative. Write only what you believe. Difference for the sake of difference is as empty an achievement as slavishly following the commercial imperative. Write only what you believe.
Robert McKee quotes: Story isn't a flight from reality but a vehicle that carries us on our search for reality, Story isn't a flight from reality but a vehicle that carries us on our search for reality,
Robert McKee quotes: Quality storytelling inspires quality dialogue. Quality storytelling inspires quality dialogue.
Robert McKee quotes: The universal erosion of values has lead to the universal erosion of story. The universal erosion of values has lead to the universal erosion of story.
Robert McKee quotes: Dialogue concentrates meaning; conversation dilutes it. Dialogue concentrates meaning; conversation dilutes it.
Robert McKee quotes: Leaders use story to author the future. Leaders use story to author the future.
Robert McKee quotes: Politics is the name we give to the orchestration of power in any society. Politics is the name we give to the orchestration of power in any society.
Robert McKee quotes: It seems to me that the civilized human being is a skeptic someone who believes nothing at face value. It seems to me that the civilized human being is a skeptic someone who believes nothing at face value.
Robert McKee quotes: Thought can be controlled and manipulated, but emotion is willful and unpredictable. Thought can be controlled and manipulated, but emotion is willful and unpredictable.
Robert McKee quotes: No matter our talent, we all know in the midnight of our souls that 90 percent of what we do is less than our best. No matter our talent, we all know in the midnight of our souls that 90 percent of what we do is less than our best.
Robert McKee quotes: Story is metaphor for life and life is lived in time. Story is metaphor for life and life is lived in time.
Robert McKee quotes: When society repeatedly experiences glossy, hollowed-out, pseudo-stories, it degenerates. When society repeatedly experiences glossy, hollowed-out, pseudo-stories, it degenerates.
Robert McKee quotes: Of all the reasons for wanting to write, the only one that nurtures us through time is love of the work itself. Of all the reasons for wanting to write, the only one that nurtures us through time is love of the work itself.