“Say who you are… in your life and in your work. Tell someone out there who is lost, someone not yet born, someone who won’t be born for 500 years…. you’ll help that person be less lonely in their world because…”

Art of Quotation

“Say who you are, really say it in your life and in your work. Tell someone out there who is lost, someone not yet born, someone who won’t be born for 500 years.

Your writing will be a record of your time. It can’t help but be that. But more importantly, if you’re honest about who you are, you’ll help that person be less lonely in their world because that person will recognize him or herself in you and that will give them hope.”

Charlie Kaufman, screenwriter,

“Screenwriters’ Lecture: Speech for BAFTA, 30 September 2011.


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4 thoughts on ““Say who you are… in your life and in your work. Tell someone out there who is lost, someone not yet born, someone who won’t be born for 500 years…. you’ll help that person be less lonely in their world because…”

    1. I found it one of the most inspiring I’ve encountered in a very long time. It gives weight to every unnoticed effort in one’s artistic efforts. An affirmation that speaks beyond your short life. 🙂 Lovely to hear from you Michael!

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