David E. Kelley Famous Quotes & Sayings

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28 David E. Kelley Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

David E. Kelley Sayings: I never thought of myself as a writer. I never thought of myself as a writer.
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David E. Kelley Sayings: The designer ... has a passion for doing something that fits somebody's needs, but that The designer ... has a passion for doing something that fits somebody's needs, but that is not just a simple fix. The designer has a dream that goes beyond what exists, rather than fixing what exists ... the designer wants to create a solution that fits in a deeper situational or social sense.
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David E. Kelley Sayings: You've got to honor your relationship with your audience - that they sit down because You've got to honor your relationship with your audience - that they sit down because they want to be entertained. And that doesn't mean you can't provoke them and antagonize them and challenge them in the course of the entertainment as long as you keep the entertainment part of the equation alive.
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David E. Kelley Sayings: We also have issue oriented storylines which are an examination of an issue, be it We also have issue oriented storylines which are an examination of an issue, be it ethical or social.
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David E. Kelley Sayings: It gets harder and harder to succeed and find audiences with the 500-channel universe, the It gets harder and harder to succeed and find audiences with the 500-channel universe, the remote control, and people being so trigger happy with that remote control. It just gets harder to get a foothold.
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David E. Kelley Sayings: The way I personally work is I like to write what I know, what I The way I personally work is I like to write what I know, what I feel, and also where I am.
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David E. Kelley Sayings: When I really have to push and grope and scratch and claw to make a When I really have to push and grope and scratch and claw to make a story work, that's a telltale sign that maybe something conceptually isn't right.
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David E. Kelley Sayings: The more lawyers there are, the more people are out there to encourage others not The more lawyers there are, the more people are out there to encourage others not to go to law school.
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David E. Kelley Sayings: Chemistry is not anything an executive producer or writer can orchestrate or plan; you just Chemistry is not anything an executive producer or writer can orchestrate or plan; you just hope for it.
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David E. Kelley Sayings: For me, I'm happy to succeed on any network. For me, I'm happy to succeed on any network.
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David E. Kelley Sayings: So I think a writer should write what he loves, the people he relates to. So I think a writer should write what he loves, the people he relates to.
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David E. Kelley Sayings: Some of my high school teachers did remind me that I had an excellent imagination Some of my high school teachers did remind me that I had an excellent imagination when it came to making up excuses.
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David E. Kelley Sayings: I think the law changes, which is a nice luxury. I think the law changes, which is a nice luxury.
David E. Kelley Sayings: When the stories come easily and the writing process doesn't feel laboring, that's usually a When the stories come easily and the writing process doesn't feel laboring, that's usually a good sign for me.
David E. Kelley Sayings: The ideal time for writing a [television] script is four days, though sometimes it has The ideal time for writing a [television] script is four days, though sometimes it has to be two or three days depending on the deadline. If it's two days, sometimes there are things I see that don't work as well. If I have two weeks, the scripts get kind of flabby and lack the adrenaline that a sense of deadline fills you with.
David E. Kelley Sayings: One of the most fundamental questions people have about defense attorneys is, 'How can you One of the most fundamental questions people have about defense attorneys is, 'How can you do that? How can you go to bat everyday for a person that you may not know is guilty but you have a pretty good idea that he's not so innocent?' It's a question that defense attorneys answer for themselves by not addressing.
David E. Kelley Sayings: People are out of their home on a Saturday night or they're at the movies People are out of their home on a Saturday night or they're at the movies or they're at dinner and a lot of the people who flip on the television are doing just that. They may have never seen your show before and you can't count on to your audience to be there week in and week out.
David E. Kelley Sayings: You learn more when things go wrong. You learn more when things go wrong.
David E. Kelley Sayings: I don't think it's that strange that a show has sort of a bumpy beginning. I don't think it's that strange that a show has sort of a bumpy beginning. It's just part and parcel of the process.
David E. Kelley Sayings: If you interview people or friends who work with me, they would say I'm private If you interview people or friends who work with me, they would say I'm private or internal or don't emote a lot. Yet I do it every day for 10 million people. I just don't do it for the 30 people I'm in the room with.
David E. Kelley Sayings: In retrospect, I think it's a plus, because now we've been able to go back In retrospect, I think it's a plus, because now we've been able to go back and spend extra time on each of those episodes and make them better.
David E. Kelley Sayings: I've never really told jokes. I'm not good at it. I've never really told jokes. I'm not good at it.
David E. Kelley Sayings: But Steven Bochco was smart; he knew that viewers were smart. But Steven Bochco was smart; he knew that viewers were smart.
David E. Kelley Sayings: When you create a show, and create characters, these people are like children to you. When you create a show, and create characters, these people are like children to you.
David E. Kelley Sayings: I don't think I could write a straight drama. I don't think I could write a straight drama.
David E. Kelley Sayings: I gravitate toward the law, I think, certainly more times than not, because it's our I gravitate toward the law, I think, certainly more times than not, because it's our best mechanism for legislating human behavior, and morality, and ethics.
David E. Kelley Sayings: But I do believe that in all my shows, I really enjoy the quirky, the But I do believe that in all my shows, I really enjoy the quirky, the eccentric characters, the ones you don't meet every day.
David E. Kelley Sayings: My court skills may have atrophied. My court skills may have atrophied.