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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Great quotes from Gary Sinise on movies

Screenwriters know that they must strike at all times. There is no letting up on the screenwriting race. If you're not the front of the pack, you must be positioned to see the leaders.

Watching the race on the sidelines will evaporate your dream. Needless to say, if you're not writing something, you're not a writer at all.

You must write, and write good. Making your deadlines is great, but submitting mediocre writing doesn't get you noticed as fast.

The movie industry, as a whole, is intertwined. I respect great quotes that are beyond the movies. They are genuine comments or statements about the real movie industry.

A great actor in Forrest Gump, Gary Sinise, starred in this timeless movie. Forrest Gump and Speed are the reason I pursued the Hollywood dream; they represent the catalyst of my movie dreams. I noticed a few quotes Gary Sinise shared about acting, which the theme of them can be directed toward screenwriters.

The following Gary Sinise quotes:

"Sometimes you're in great demand. Then suddenly your career hits the brakes."

"Careers, like rockets, don't always take off on time. The trick is to always keep the engine running." (I like this quote the most)

"There's always the ongoing actor frustration of finding the great role to do the next. I don't go to work a lot. I wait as long as I can until the money runs out or a great part comes long."

There you have it! Gary Sinise quotes demonstrate that we must active as screenwriters. Don't just keep writing your script for many years. Despite constant struggles to balance your personal and financial life, make a smart decision to submit this screenplay in screenwriting contests, to studios, and to agents. Nobody wants to hear a writer complain about their misfortunes. Success attracts attention.

People want to hear what the next successful person is doing. They pay to hear a successful investor speak. These people read articles on how to become successful in a particular field. Many screenwriters have purchased screenwriting books on ways to break into Hollywood. What people and books don't tell you is how to balance personal struggles and a screenwriting career.

If you're not the best screenwriter, figure out to how reach that high level. Why can't you make it? No more excuses, just go out there and submit your work. There are too many discussions on what should I do with my script? How should this scene play out? I'm telling you right now that time will pass you by so fast that you will find frustration in every second. Don't allow this to happen.

Gary Sinise is telling you that Hollywood life is tough. There are many talented people out there. Nonetheless, talent and good looks looks won't get you work. It is your hard work and determination, and of course, some good luck on your side. You have be in the right spot at the right time, prepared and ready to take ownership of this opportunity.

Screenwriters must operate like the military. The military doesn't fight wars daily; they train to be prepared and engage into conflict when it is authorized and required. You must write daily. This writing must consistent. Be ready to counterstrike, or make that first strike to hit the target - optioning that script. Write away! Write on! Keep writing!


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