The Term Paper Artist' represents two models of writing, one of the little boy bouncing his ball, generating stories for the sheer pleasure of it, and the besieged adult, writing to make a living, having to contend with a very competitive, very unreliable world in which public image counts.

David Leavitt

The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.

Harlan Ellison

As a kid, I watched a lot of TV.

Ari Graynor

I'm not interested in someone's credits. Let me see who you are, and tell me a story of your life.

Terence Winter

I changed the lyrics of 'All I Need Is the Girl' to 'All I Need Is the Job' for an audition years ago. It's a great ice-breaker – people want to laugh.

Bryan Batt

When I think of Othello, I think of a poet-warrior. Let me say that again – a romantic warrior. And I think I have those qualities in common with him.

Laurence Fishburne