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Positive Quotes about Outline

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It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts.
After death they take on a firmer outline and then cease to change.
- Colley Cibber

The main concern of the study is with the outline of a theoretical system.
Its minor variations from writer to writer are not
a matter of concern to this analysis.
- Talcott Parsons

The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons
or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
- George Eliot

I very much dislike writing about myself or my work,
and when pressed for autobiographical material can
only give a bare chronological outline which contains no pertinent facts.
- Shirley Jackson

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I always work from an outline, so I know all the of
the broad events and some of the finer details before
I begin writing the book.
- Mercedes Lackey

What are Raphael's Madonnas but the shadow of a mother's love,
fixed in permanent outline forever?
- Thomas Wentworth

The research is the easiest.
The outline is the most fun.
The first draft is the hardest, because every word
of the outline has to be fleshed out.
The rewrite is very satisfying.
- Ken Follett

 

Every discourse, even a poetic or oracular sentence,
carries with it a system of rules for producing analogous
things and thus an outline of methodology.
- Jacques Derrida

For the novels I wrote before selling anything,
I didn't outline much.
I had a vague idea of the story.
- George Stephen

Animals outline their territories with their excretions,
humans outline their territories by ink excretions on paper.
- Robert Anton Wilson

The outline is 95 percent of the book.
Then I sit down and write, and that's the easy part.
- Jeffery Deaver

SOON was the first novel where I used a rough outline.
Usually I have characters and an idea and write as a process of discovery.
Like working without a net.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

The way I outline has changed quite a bit from when I first started writing.
- George Stephen

When you love a man, he becomes more than a body.
His physical limbs expand, and his outline recedes,
vanishes.
He is rich and sweet and right.
He is part of the world, the atmosphere,
the blue sky and the blue water.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

One guy wanted an outline of my foot.
Another guy wanted locks of my hair.
- Nicole Eggert

My ideas had been taking a socialistic shape for many years;
but they were lacking in definite outline.
- Edward Carpenter

Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen.
The ones who win get inside their player and motivate.
- Vince Lombardi

I think that by following the route that I have tried to outline,
one gets into a much more interesting and productive
series of questions than those that result from saying
simply that Chinese don't like milk because they don't like milk.
- Marvin Harris

To me the only real star of the movie is the writer.
And I work with writers very closely,
from outline to first draft and on to the seventh draft,
whatever it takes.
Then my job is to support the director to make the best movie we can.
Some producers try to go past them, but my job is to support them.
- Dino De Laurentiis

What matters is to live in the present,
live now, for every moment is now.
It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future.
The outline of your future path already exists,
for you created its pattern by your past.
- Sai Baba

In fiction, you have a rough idea what's coming up next -
sometimes you even make a little outline -
but in fact you don't know.
Each day is a whole new - and for me,
a very invigorating - experience.
- Peter Matthiessen

I outline fairly extensively because I'm usually dealing with real events.
I don't need to give myself as much information as I used to,
but I still like to have two pages of outline for every
projected 100 pages of manuscript.
- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

My hope that the Church will emerge as a strong leader
in society is just that a hope.
What I described in The Catholic Moment is not a prophecy
but the outline of a possibility.
There are no guarantees that my hopes expressed in
The Catholic Moment will ever be realised.
- Richard John Neuhaus

The values by which we are to survive are not rules
for just and unjust conduct,
but are those deeper illuminations in whose light justice and injustice,
good and evil, means and ends are seen in fearful sharpness of outline.
- Jacob Bronowski

The time I trust will come, perhaps within the lives of some of us,
when the outline of this science will be clearly made
out and generally recognised,
when its nomenclature will be fixed,
and its principles form a part of elementary instruction.
- Nassau William Senior

I never do a full outline, and if I did,
I would not feel bound to it, because the view from
inside a scene can be different from the view outside it.
But neither do I just start writing and see what happens;
I am far more disciplined than that.
- Piers Anthony

We propose in the following Treatise to give an outline
of the Science which treats of the Nature,
the Production, and the Distribution of Wealth.
To that Science we give the name of Political Economy.
- Nassau William Senior

Color in certain places has the great value of making
the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic.
- Antonio Gaudi

The future is an opaque mirror.
Anyone who tries to look into it sees nothing but the
dim outlines of an old and worried face.
- Jim Bishop

There is an eternal landscape, a geography of the soul;
we search for its outlines all our lives.
- Josephine Hart

I'm one of those writers who tends to be really good
at making outlines and sticking to them.
I'm very good at doing that, but I don't like it.
It sort of takes a lot of the fun out.
- Neil Gaiman

I do outlines when I'm writing with someone,
but they also need to have a certain amount of freedom.
- Anne McCaffrey

As I got farther and farther along in the series I
did less and less preparation.
I didn't use outlines or sketches.
I just had a vague idea of what I wanted to tell and
then the dialogue just came to me as I was inking the page.
- Jhonen Vasquez

Right now I'm doing four shows at a time,
trying to read four outlines every week,
four scripts every week, and watching four rough cuts;
it's a lot of good work.
It's fun to do it, but it does wear you out.
- Aaron Spelling

Our citizens and those who have gone before us charted
the broad outlines of where we need to go,
and they would envy our opportunity to translate those dreams into action.
And I believe they will judge us very harshly should we fail to act.
- Dave Freudenthal

So, I outlined a horror novel and started writing.
- George Stephen

Although I may find the type of programming seen during
the 2004 Super Bowl and the 2003 Golden Globe Awards
disgusting and disturbing,
we must always work hard to defend the cherished freedoms
so clearly outlined in our Constitution,
including a healthy and free press.
- Mike Rogers

As soon as I finished the first book,
I wrote a second, which I hope to sell this year,
and I have just about finished the third book in the series.
Two more are already outlined.
I'm in this for the long haul.
- Richard Helms

President Reagan was a leader at a time when the American
people most needed leadership.
He outlined a vision that captured the imagination of the free world,
a vision that toppled the Communist empire and freed countless millions.
- Dennis Hastert

Commas in The New Yorker fall with the precision of knives in a circus act,
outlining the victim.
- E. B. White

Planning to write is not writing.
Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you're doing,
none of that is writing.
Writing is writing.
- E. L. Doctorow

I spend eight months outlining and researching the
novel before I begin to write a single word of the prose.
- Jeffery Deaver

I spend about eight months researching and outlining my book.
- Jeffery Deaver

The benefit of this kind of outlining is that you discover
a story's flaws before you invest a lot of time writing the first draft,
and it's almost impossible to get stuck at a difficult chapter,
because you've already done the work to push through those kinds of blocks.
- George Stephen

Life is a series of commas, not periods.
- Matthew McConaughey

I demand that my books be judged with utmost severity,
by knowledgeable people who know the rules of grammar and of logic,
and who will seek beneath the footsteps of my commas
the lice of my thought in the head of my style.
- Louis Aragon

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is always lived in the eye-of-the-storm
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to Dance in the Rain.
- Vivian Greene

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

Be the Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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