Émile Zola (April 02, 1840 - September 29, 1902)
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The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without the work
If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, I will answer you: "I am here to live out loud
In my view you cannot claim to have seen something until you have photographed it.
Civilization will not attain to its perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the last priest
The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
There is a difference between conceit and confidence. Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.
(May 07, 1933 - September 11, 2002)
I think in troubled times, we're going to see the same genre that worked during the depression -- comedy. People need to escape, they need to laugh, they need to forget the grim realities of the world. Comedies are going to become king at the box office.
One writes to make a home for oneself, on paper, in time and in others' minds.