Writer’s Quote #30

“Writers never quit. They believe in themselves.”

Raul Conde (Writer)

Orson Welles (1915-1985)

Orson Welles was an American actor, writer, director, and producer. Citizen Kane (1941) was his first film he starred, co-wrote, produced, and directed. he directed 13 full length films in his career. One of his most famous films was The War of the Worlds adapted from H.G. Wells’ novel of the same name. In the year 2002, he was voted the greatest film director of all-time in two polls of The British Film Institute among directors, and critics. His movie Citizen Kane is ranked #1 all-time in the AFI (American Film Institute) list of AFI’s #100 ranked All-time films list. He was a well celebrated Shakespearean actor. He presented troop variety shows during the war years.

Amy Schumer (1981-Present)

Amy Beth Schumer is an American stand-up comedian, writer, producer, and actress. She was in the 5th season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and was on Comedy Central’s Reality Bites Back. She played a recurring role on the Adult Swim series Delocated in 2012. She stars in the comedy series Inside: Amy Schumer airing on Comedy Central. It premiered on Comedy Central on April 30, 2013.

Mike Nichols (1931-2014)

Mike Nichols was a German-born American television, stage and film director, writer, producer, and comedian. He won an Academy Award for Best Director for the movie The Graduate in 1968. He directed other films which are: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Catch-22, Carnal Knowledge, Silkwood, Working Girl, The Bird Cage, and Charlie Wilson’s War. Charlie Wilson’s War was his final film. He also directed the HBO mini-series Angels in America. He died of cardiac arrest on November 19, 2014. He was 83 years old. R.I.P. Mike Nichols. My condolences to his family, and friends.

On Troubled Writers

There are many writers who where troubled in their lives, and one has come to mention. Have you ever heard of Ernest Hemingway? I bet you have. He’s one of the writers who have gotten troubled. I don’t pay much attention to those, and only would rather read their books. Sometimes when a writer goes into something they aren’t supposed to be in it messes up their lives. The smart writer is the one who goes does their thing and minds their  own business. Truman Capote was into trouble writing a novel called In Cold Blood, and has paid dearly for it. These kinds of problems never go away. He went to the thief’s cell, and started interviewing him. He also started cussing and making fun of famous people while being drunk. He was also a controversial figure. Most writers just write books, and go away from these illegal problems. These writers have had shares of their problems probably on their childhoods. Sometimes they get bad publicity. I think by having a healthy writing lifestyle and healthy life is best. Not every writer lives in comfort, because of their lives having complicated problems. There were still more writers who have had troubled lives, and those I’ve mentioned were a few of them.