Gesch. u. Charaktere

“The test of a round character is whether it is capable of surprising in a convincing way. If it never surprises, it is flat. If it does not convince, it is flat pretending to be round.”
E. M. Forster

“Only the most assured artists have the confidence to explain all their tricks first and still amaze you!”
Andrew Rollings

“Man muss wirklich nicht ausschließlich für den Nachweis schreiben, dass man der neue Shakespeare ist!”
Berthold Brecht

“First you play; then you tell a story about it.”
Greg Costikyan

“Ich schreibe immer meine letzte Zeile, meinen letzten Absatz, meine letzte Seite zuerst.”
Katherine Anne Porter

“Some part of everyone´s reading should also be random. If you always stick within what seems relevant then you are only reinforcing your existing ideas and not opening up the possibilities of new ideas.”
Edward de Bono

“Wer zum Teufel will Schauspieler sprechen hören?”
Harry M. Warner, Präsident Warner Brothers, 1927

“Das Publikum ist so einfältig, lieber das Neue als das Gute zu lesen.”
Arthur Schopenhauer

“Making books is a skilled trade, like making clocks.”
Jean de la Bruyère

“If you´re going to have a complicated story you must work to a map; otherwise you´ll never make a map of it afterwards.”
J. R. R. Tolkien

“Films are life with the dull bits cut out.”
Alfred Hitchcock

“Somebody once said, that a great character has a unique silhouette.”
David Perry

“No matter how small an Adventure you write, it will take far, far more time and effort than you would thought it would.”

“Game Designers often forget that a player has much less knowledge of the underlying story than they do.”
Pascal Luban

“All things are cause for laughter or weeping.”

“Note that there are very few jokes about the weather.”
Steve Meretzky

“Humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but the things dies in the process.”
E.B. White

“Although ethnic jokes are a no longer permissible, an excellent replacement is available: lawyer jokes. The reason is obvious: although blacks are not lazy, and Poles are not stupid, and Jews are not cheap, lawyers are slimy scum-sucking parasites. Other acceptable targets include blondes, politicians, telemarketers, and game testers.”
Steve Meretzky

“A final advantage you will have in making your computer game humerous is the fairly low expectation of the player. In other fields, you are competing against the cream of the world´s funniest writers and comedians. Computer games, by comparison, are still the domain of rank amateurs. You just have to be reasonably funny, and you´ll shine.”
Steve Meretzky

 “Before you sit down to write a story game, think hard about that thing which only you know.”
Bob Bates

“In the first act, you get your hero up a tree. In the second act, you throw rocks at him. In the third act, you get him down.”
Bob Bates

“A vital ingredient in hero-making is the resonance that the follower finds between the conflicts and aspirations of his own and those he perceives in the person he chooses to idealize… The hero need to appear to have mastered his struggle to achieve his ideals in such a way that an identification with him seems to offer the possibility to similar mastery of the follower.”
John E. Mack

“Remember, when writing dialogue, less is more. Keep it short.”
Bob Bates

"Spelling out too much of the story is also a common failing of novice writers."
Richard Rouse III

“The most ambitious promise of the new narrative medium is its potential for telling stories about whole systems.”

“I hate computer games, they´re not art“
Unbekannter Romanautor

“The best characters sound funny when you say their names out loud. “Earthworm Jim” and “Leisure Suit Larry” conjure up images that can be quickly understood.
John Evershed

“Ich bin ein Filmkritiker ohne Anstellung in Übung.”

“Ein Film ist nur so gut wie sein Bösewicht.”
Alfred Hitchcock

“Später erfuhr ich, dass sie ihr Drehbuch vor lauter Verzweiflung in die Ecke geschmissen, sich ins Bett verkrochen, die elektrische Heizdecke auf Stufe neun gedreht und sich in embryonaler Stellung eingerollt hatte. Sie blieb zwei Tage im Bett. Natürlich ist das eine übertriebene Reaktion, aber es kann schon eine harte Erfahrung sein, das Selbstgeschriebene das erste Mal zu lesen.”
Syd Field

“Wirkliche Kunst ist der Schaffensprozess selbst.”
Jean Renoir

“Vollkommenheit ist ein Ideal; das gibt es nur in der Vorstellung und nicht in der Wirklichkeit.”
Jean Renoir

“In life, it ain’t over until the fat lady sings. It games, it ain’t over until all the NPC dialogue is written.”
David Freeman

“The covers of this book are too far apart.”
Ambroise Bierce

“Die Melone war das Flußbett, in dem Sabina jedesmal einen anderen semantischen Fluß fließen sah: derselbe Gegenstand rief jedesmal eine andere Bedeutung hervor, aber alle vorangegangenen Bedeutungen waren in der neuen Bedeutung zu hören.”
Milan Kundera

 „Nothing is more impossible than to write a book that wins every reader’s approval.“
Miguel de Cervantes

„Bücher haben Ehrgefühl. Wenn man sie verleiht, kommen sie nicht wieder zurück.“
Theodor Fontane

„Regalhaltung ist Literaturquälerei“
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„When I think of all the harm that book [the Bible] has done, I despair of ever writing anything to equal it.“
Oscar Wilde

Of Shakespeare:
„A great man! Why, I doubt if there are six his equal in the whole of Boston.“

„As a general rule, run your pen through every other word you have written; you have no idea what vigour it will give to your style.“
Sydney Smith

„The best way to become aquainted with a subject is to write a book about it.“
Benjamin Disraeli

„Authors are easy enough to get on with – if you are fond of children.“
Michael Joseph

„If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that’s read by persons who move their lips when reading.“
Don Marquis

 „This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.“
Dorothy Parker

„I could eat alphabet soup and shit better lyrics.“
Johnny Mercer

Actor: „Yesterday I had the audienced glued to their seats.“
Charles Herford: „Clever of you to think of it.“

„Then there was the actor who put in his will that he wanted to be cremated and ten per cent of his ashes thrown in his agent’s face.“
Larry Adler

„Cut out all the exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.“
F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Drei oder vier Familien in einem Dorf auf dem Lande, das ist der ideale Romanstoff.”
Jane Austen

"The act of writing a novel is like building a beautiful aquarium filled with tropical fish and than having to pour bleach into it."
Douglas Copeland

"Your life has linear elements - things you need to in a certain order. There are other activities for which you pick the time, and others that are optional. Yet admist these different structures, you still experience a wide breadth and depth of emotion. Well, if it can be done in life, it can be done in a game."
David Freeman


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