Friday, November 04, 2016

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Wonder Boys (2000) 

Hannah: Grady, you know how in class you're 
always telling us that writers make choices? 
Grady: Yeah. 
Hannah: And even though you're book is really beautiful, 
I mean, amazingly beautiful, it's... it's at times... it's... 
very detailed. You know, with the genealogies of everyone's 
horses, and the dental records, and so on. And... I could be 
wrong, but it sort of reads in places like you didn't make 
any choices. At all. And I was just wondering if it might 
not be different if... if when you wrote you weren't always... 
under the influence. 
Grady: Well... thank you for the thought, 
but shocking as it may sound, I am not the first writer to sip 
a little weed. Furthermore, it might surprise you to know 
that one book I wrote, as you say, "under the influence," 
just happened to win a little something called the Pen Award. 
Which, by the way, I accepted under the influence.
I don't know why I've had this passage from this movie stuck 
in my head all day, but stuck it is. Not a bad thing to have stuck.

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