"Never, ever, think outside the box."
"But that's what being an artist is—feeling crummy before everyone else feels crummy."
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"I'd like to remind you again, Winﬁeld, that daydreaming is only a part of the creative process."
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"Sometimes I think the collaborative process would work better without you."
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"Actually, he's not so bad, considering that he's recipe-dependent."
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"We did find a creative bone in your body, but it was very untalented."
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"I'd like to see you do this online."
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"For his next picture, my client wants creative control, script approval, and a percentage of the gross. Is that clear?"
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"I'll start thinking outside the box when the box is empty."
"Bruce, you look fabulous! Who's doing your creative?"
"Try to think outside the bowl."
"There, there! Two, maybe three doors down. Someone has an idea!"
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"I'll keep thinking inside the box as long as they let me smoke in the box."
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"I admire your enthusiasm for—well, paint and, you know, canvas."
"Winter must be coming. The people in my novel are starting to wear mittens."
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"Can you reinvent the classic grilled cheese for me?"
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"If it made sense, that would be a very powerful idea."
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"Remember how we used to put nice little smiles on their faces?"
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"How about you just shout out ideas and I'll keep writing them down until this Post-it is all filled up."
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"You know what I wish? I wish there was a foundation that gave grants just to lie fallow for a year or so."
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"It's structured as a set of two parallel stories that no one would ever want to read."
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"Speaking of creativity, I'd like everyone to take a minute and note how Richard is using his tongue to make it look like he has three lips."
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"Creative, imaginative, and fierce-these are just a few of the words that I'm reading off the teleprompter."
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"It's boy meets girl, boy and girl do everything you've seen in every other movie."
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"Once I start writing a poem, I can't stop."