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Terrence McNally - Quotes

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Cheating is not the American way. It is small, while we are large. It is cheap, while we are richly endowed. It is destructive, while we are creative. It is doomed to fail, while our gifts and responsibilities call us to achieve. It sabotages trust and weakens the bonds of spirit and humanity, without which we perish.

Cheating is not the American way. It is small, while we are large. It is cheap, while we are richly endowed. It is destructive, while we are creative. It is doomed to fail, while our gifts and responsibilities call us to achieve. It sabotages trust and weakens the bonds of spirit and humanity, without which we perish.

I may think I have inalienable rights to be alive and happy, but I don't - life is a blessing. ---->>>

If you're trying to write something that you don't understand and embrace at the very core of you, it's not going to turn out with quite the authenticity and passion it should have. ---->>>

I like to surprise myself. I've always been attracted to projects where I don't know how they're going to turn out. ---->>>

I'm of the school 'Write what you know.' You can educate yourself, but the best writing usually comes from the heart. ---->>>

With me, writing is 60% imagination, 30% people you know and 10% you don't know where it comes from. ---->>>

'American Playhouse' is very supportive of writers. That's really why writers like to write for 'American Playhouse' for very little money. They care about making your play, your script, not some network production. We're treated like playwrights, not like fodder for some machine. ---->>>

Young people have got to start their own theaters, really. All good theater is a kind of mom-and-pop operation. Start your own theater. ---->>>

I've had wonderful collaborators. They're very different, just as actors are. Working on a show with Nathan Lane is different from working on a show with Chita Rivera. It keeps you on your toes because it's different every time. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 11-03, 1938
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Occupation: Playwright
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Terrence McNally (born November 3, 1938) is an American playwright, librettist, and screenwriter. McNally has been described as "a probing and enduring dramatist" and "one of the greatest contemporary playwrights the theater world has yet produced". He has received the Tony Award for Best Play for Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class, as well as the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Kiss of the Spider Woman and Ragtime (wikipedia)