Nicholas Meyer

Literary Birthday – 24 December – Nicholas Meyer

Happy Birthday, Nicholas Meyer, born 24 December 1945.

Eight Quotes

  1. Art and commerce are not irreconcilable, they are inextricably intertwined.
  2. Schools and libraries are the twin cornerstones of a civilised society. Libraries are only good if people use them, like books only exist when someone reads them.
  3. Art doesn’t just happen by accident. It is about pulling out new tricks and trying new things.
  4. I was always a filmmaker before I was anything else. If I was always anything, I was a storyteller, and it never really made much of a difference to me what medium I worked in.
  5. What I want any genre to do, what I want any work of art to do, is to illuminate the human condition.
  6. As a writer, you have control of the words you put on the page. But once that manuscript leaves your hand, you give control to the reader. As a director, you are limited by everything: weather, budget, and egos.
  7. A screenplay is not a finished product; a novel is. A screenplay is a blueprint for something – for a building that will most likely never be built.
  8. Audiences may be stupid, but they are never wrong.

Nicholas Meyer is an American screenwriter, producer, author and director, known for his best-selling novel Seven-Per-Cent Solution. He was nominated for an Academy Award for adapting the screenplay from his own novel.

Source for Image

Mike Muegel, CC BY 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 24th December 2014