Quotations on Draft

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The experiment of the poem is mostly intuitive. I write the first draft, pulling in the various elements that interest me, in the hope that their being combined will lead to some kind of insight.
- John Barton
(Keywords: Hope, Being, Draft, First, Interest, Will)

Basically I started to jot notes, lots of faxes back and forth to my writer, we faxed ideas throughout the whole first draft, and started all over again.
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Keywords: Ideas, Draft, First, Writer)

A universal draft is most often the instrument of Third World dictators.
- Joe Bob Briggs
(Keywords: Dictators, Draft, World)

I certainly wanted to write a book that was honest about New Orleans without explaining it to death, so much so that the first draft contained references absolutely incomprehensible to anyone who hasn't lived here for several years.
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Keywords: Death, Draft, First, Years)

The Opera is obviously the first draft of a fine spectacle; it suggests the idea of one.
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Keywords: Idea, Draft, First, Opera)

In less than eighteen months, it prepared a first draft which it submitted to the General Assembly and which, at the end of one hundred sessions of elevated, often impassioned discussion, was adopted in the form of thirty articles on December 10, 1948.
- Rene Cassin
(Keywords: December, Draft, End, First, Months)

We draft mostly high school kids and we have one of the finest, if not the finest, player development programs and coaching staffs and we teach our players the right way to play. We also have a game plan in scouting, and there are certain types of players that we look for.
- Roy Clark
(Keywords: Development, Coaching, Draft, Kids, Play, Right, School, Scouting)

So I'm going to tell you, it's going to be a good year. There are good players all over this country, and it is our job as a scouting department to find them, draft them, sign them, develop them, and help us to continue to win championships. So it's going to be a good year.
- Roy Clark
(Keywords: Country, Draft, Help, Job, Scouting)

Conservatives truly love America and support the armed forces, while liberals are unpatriotic draft dodgers.
- Joe Conason
(Keywords: Love, America, Draft, Liberals, Support)

I don't have any respect at all for the scum-bags who went to Canada to avoid the draft or to avoid doing their fair share.
- R. Lee Ermey
(Keywords: Canada, Draft, Respect)

News is the first rough draft of history.
- Philip L. Graham
(Keywords: History, Draft, First, News)

Having removed the dictator, the allies have moved to put Iraqis in control of Iraq. Now, as they draft and ratify their Constitution, we will indeed see the character of a new Iraqi nation revealed through the principles it chooses to uphold.
- Kay Granger
(Keywords: Character, Control, Constitution, Draft, Iraq, Nation, Now, Principles, Will)

The Indians could not undertake any widespread cultivation of the plains not only because they lacked iron tools but also because they had no draft animals.
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Keywords: Animals, Draft, Tools)

Your generation and mine have had very little real experience; we've been severed from the direct experience of war by some very good things. By the end of the draft, and by the defeat in Vietnam.
- Michael Ignatieff
(Keywords: Experience, War, Defeat, Draft, End, Vietnam)

I was a pitcher, shortstop and outfielder, and the Yankees tried to sign me out of high school as a first-round draft pick in 1981. I turned them down to go to college.
- Bo Jackson
(Keywords: College, Draft, First, School)

One of the things I noticed more in this draft than in any recent drafts was the importance of the character issue. Players who had baggage, like Justice, fell much farther than his talent dictated. But a lot of coaches didn't want to take the chance.
- Ron Jaworski
(Keywords: Talent, Character, Chance, Coaches, Draft, Importance, Justice, Want)

Literature that keeps employing new linguistic and formal modes of expression to draft a panorama of society as a whole while at the same time exposing it, tearing the masks from its face - for me that would be deserving of an award.
- Elfriede Jelinek
(Keywords: Society, Time, Draft, Expression, Literature)

I don't write a quick draft and then revise; instead, I work slowly page by page, revising and polishing.
- Dean Koontz
(Keywords: Work, Draft, Quick)

They can't censor the gleam in my eye.
- Dino De Laurentiis
(Keywords: Work, Draft, First, Job, Past, Support, Writer, Writers)

You hate to see yourself do one draft of a script and then have somebody else come back in and change what you've done.
- Thomas Lennon
(Keywords: Change, Draft, Hate)

When I was still in my psychiatric residency training in New York City, I was subjected to the doctor draft of that time, during the early fifties, at the time of the Korean War.
- Robert Jay Lifton
(Keywords: Time, War, Draft, Training)

My grandfather, on my father's side, helped to draft one of the first constitutions of China. He was a fairly well-known scholar.
- Maya Lin
(Keywords: Father, Draft, First)

I was part of the draft resistance movement in LA where we did demonstrations at the draft centre and burned our cards and made a lot of trouble on campus.
- Cheech Marin
(Keywords: Cards, Draft, Trouble)

Rather than waiting to restore fiscal responsibility after we pass legislation, we must work to ensure we remain committed to it as we draft legislation.
- Gary Miller
(Keywords: Work, Draft, Legislation, Responsibility, Waiting)

Back then I said to myself 'screw football.' Actually I just took part in this camp as there was nothing better for me to do. They also didn't draft me because they thought I was too wild and undisciplined.
- Ed O'Neill
(Keywords: Thought, Draft, Football, Nothing)

Francisco Garcia could have been a high draft choice last year, probably in the 20s. He's the best wing player I've ever coached. But he's done it the right way. He knew he had to work on his body to become a good pro. When he goes into the pros, he'll be physically ready.
- Rick Pitino
(Keywords: Work, Body, Choice, Draft, Right)

I read every script from beginning to end, and I read every draft that I can. I like the show, I like the character, and I want to protect both of those things.
- Victoria Pratt
(Keywords: Character, Beginning, Draft, End, Want)

The draft is white people sending black people to fight yellow people to protect the country they stole from red people.
- James Rado
(Keywords: People, Country, Draft, Fight)

In the original draft I was 27 and Peter was 55 in the script. That's not the same as a guy in his 40s and a dad in the end of his 70s. It's a different point in both our lives.
- Paul Reiser
(Keywords: Dad, Draft, End)

I don't fiddle or edit or change while I'm going through that first draft.
- Nora Roberts
(Keywords: Change, Draft, First)

The privatization law draft was recently released and I believe that very soon we will start applying it, of course taking into consideration the provisions of UNMIK (United Nations Mission in Kosovo).
- Ibrahim Rugova
(Keywords: Consideration, Draft, Law, Mission, Nations, Will)

For me the writing, when I'm going to direct it myself, is really just the first draft, and I don't change it very much; I only change it on average about two lines per movie.
- John Sayles
(Keywords: Change, Draft, First, Writing)

The Iraq war was fought by one-half of one percent of us. And unless we were part of that small group or had a relative who was, we went about our lives as usual most of the time: no draft, no new taxes, no changes. Not so for the small group who fought the war and their families.
- Bob Schieffer
(Keywords: War, Draft, Iraq, Taxes)

I want to warn anyone who sees the Peace Corps as an alternative to the draft that life may well be easier at Fort Dix or at apost in Germany than it will be with us.
- Sargent Shriver
(Keywords: Life, Peace, Draft, Germany, May, Want, Will)

Even the draft dodgers are not pursued and hounded. They are here on our streets, most of them... unless they are breaking Canadian laws .. are getting American dollars from Ma and Pa at home to spend here.
- Gordon Sinclair
(Keywords: Home, American, Draft, Laws)

Writing the last page of the first draft is the most enjoyable moment in writing. It's one of the most enjoyable moments in life, period.
- Nicholas Sparks
(Keywords: Life, Draft, First, Moments, Writing)

Which I would've done 'cause I volunteered for the draft which meant that I only had to do two years. But when the Cubans had missiles in the Canal and Kennedy made the extension, I was one of the ones who had enough time to be extended.
- Edwin Starr
(Keywords: Time, Draft, canal, Years)

The benefit of this kind of outlining is that you discover a story's flaws before you invest a lot of time writing the first draft, and it's almost impossible to get stuck at a difficult chapter, because you've already done the work to push through those kinds of blocks.
- George Stephen
(Keywords: Time, Work, Draft, First, Flaws, Writing)

I spent two months on the first draft, working 8 hours a day, five days a week.
- George Stephen
(Keywords: Day, Draft, First, Months)

I remember the day I found out my draft status. I was really floored and kind of staggered around in a daze. It just hadn't occurred to me that I could end up in Vietnam.
- Parker Stevenson
(Keywords: Day, Draft, End, Vietnam)

Writing, yeah. Me and my friend Scott Bloom just finished the first rough draft of a script. It's taken us three years to do, but we finally got a first draft. And we'll see whatever happens with that.
- Ethan Suplee
(Keywords: Friend, Draft, First, Writing, Years)

Our plan is to struggle against terrorism and have security for the country and help draft a democratic constitution as soon as possible.
- Jalal Talabani
(Keywords: Constitution, Country, Draft, Help, Security, Struggle, Terrorism)

Not until the final draft do I force myself to remember that I'm going to have to think about how it will affect other people.
- Anne Tyler
(Keywords: People, Draft, Force, Will)

I would advise any beginning writer to write the first drafts as if no one else will ever read them - without a thought about publication - and only in the last draft to consider how the work will look from the outside.
- Anne Tyler
(Keywords: Work, Thought, Beginning, Draft, First, Will, Writer)

We may need to change the way we think. As in Israel, I think there should be a mandatory draft, where you go away for the service of your country for three years.
- Steven Tyler
(Keywords: Change, Country, Draft, Israel, May, Service, Years)

Maybe the answer to Selective Service is to start everyone off in the army and draft them for civilian life as needed.
- Bill Vaughan
(Keywords: Life, Army, Draft, Service)

New Yorkers should know that no one in the Administration, at the Department of Defense, or at the Selective Service System is advocating the reinstatement of the mandatory draft in any form.
- Jim Walsh
(Keywords: Defense, Draft, Service)

Fox came to us with the concept for ICE AGE and they came to us with the first draft of the script. They also gave us a mandate to make it into a comedy from what was previously a rather dramatic action concept.
- Chris Wedge
(Keywords: Age, Action, Comedy, Draft, First)

When I'm my own editor, there's very little difference between the first draft and the final. I write what feels right to begin with. I rarely make any major changes.
- Len Wein
(Keywords: Difference, Draft, First, Right)

We have an incredible national forest service, and we have an incredible child outreach program that the president has put together. I don't see anything wrong with national service for a minimum of two years. If we were to require that, we wouldn't need a draft.
- Montel Williams
(Keywords: Outreach, Draft, President, Service, Wrong, Years)



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