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Drafting Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Drafting

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An architect's most useful tools are
an eraser at the drafting board,
and a wrecking bar at the site.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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Drafting a constitution is only the first step.
The constitution has to be granted legitimacy by open discussion and a fair,
representative referendum.
- Emma Bonino

As New Zealanders, we've been in on the United Nations from the very beginning,
played a role in the drafting of the charter -
it means a lot to us that those processes are followed.
- Helen Clark

Group discussion is very valuable; group drafting is less productive.
- Jon Postel

 

The weeping voices rise straight up and strike the clouds.
A passer-by at the roadside asks a conscript why,
The conscript answers only that drafting happens often.
- Du Fu

While not widely reported, our victories in Iraq are plentiful.
National elections, a democratic parliament and the
drafting of a constitution are just some of the victories
throughout this embattled country.
- Paul Gillmor

At the time it seriously troubled me,
but in drafting me as Marshall Plan Administrator,
President Truman did as great a favor for me as one man can do for another.
It opened my eyes to many things of which I was totally
unaware and it was the beginning of my real education.
- Paul Hoffman

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Generally I finish a first draft in 2-6 months,
then I set it aside for a while so that when I come
back to it I can read it with fresh eyes and figure out how to improve it.
- Margaret Haddix

I don't fiddle or edit or change while I'm going through that first draft.
- Nora Roberts

The second draft is on yellow paper,
that's when I work on characterizations.
The third is pink, I work on story motivations.
Then blue, that's where I cut, cut, cut.
- Jacqueline Susann

Rather than waiting to restore fiscal responsibility
after we pass legislation,
we must work to ensure we remain committed to it as we draft legislation.
- Gary Miller

I'm working on a new novel, in its 3rd draft,
but it's hard to write while doing 7th Heaven.
- Stephen Collins

I've never shown anybody a draft of anything.
- Shelby Foote

The following year, after I had prepared my draft,
the Conference of the Interparliamentary Union at The
Hague decided to set up a special commission to study the problem seriously.
- Ludwig Quidde

The draft is white people sending black people to fight
yellow people to protect the country they stole from red people.
- James Rado

Architect.
One who drafts a plan of your house,
and plans a draft of your money.
- Ambrose Bierce

You hate to see yourself do one draft of a script and
then have somebody else come back in and change what you've done.
- Thomas Lennon

The Indians could not undertake any widespread cultivation
of the plains not only because they lacked iron tools
but also because they had no draft animals.
- Ellsworth Huntington

I don't write a quick draft and then revise;
instead,
I work slowly page by page, revising and polishing.
- Dean Koontz

When I was still in my psychiatric residency training in New York City,
I was subjected to the doctor draft of that time,
during the early fifties, at the time of the Korean War.
- Robert Jay Lifton

When I'm my own editor, there's very little difference
between the first draft and the final.
I write what feels right to begin with.
I rarely make any major changes.
- Len Wein

I was a pitcher, shortstop and outfielder,
and the Yankees tried to sign me out of high school
as a first-round draft pick in 1981.
I turned them down to go to college.
- Bo Jackson

I spent two months on the first draft,
working 8 hours a day, five days a week.
- George Stephen

A universal draft is most often the instrument of Third World dictators.
- Joe Bob Briggs

My mom was sarcastic about men.
She would tell me Adam was the rough draft and Eve was the final product.
She was a feminist minister, an earth mom who wore a bra only on Sundays.
- Daphne Zuniga

I want to warn anyone who sees the Peace Corps as an
alternative to the draft that life may well be easier
at Fort Dix or at apost in Germany than it will be with us.
- Sargent Shriver

I am the vessel.
The draft is God's.
And God is the thirsty one.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Conservatives truly love America and support the armed forces,
while liberals are unpatriotic draft dodgers.
- Joe Conason

Not until the final draft do I force myself to remember
that I'm going to have to think about how it will affect other people.
- Anne Tyler

No one uses a ribbon typewriter any more,
but your final draft is not the time to try to wring
a few more sheets out of your inkjet cartridge.
- Lynn Abbey

The research is the easiest.
The outline is the most fun.
The first draft is the hardest, because every word
of the outline has to be fleshed out.
The rewrite is very satisfying.
- Ken Follett

I'm constantly revising.
Once the book is written and typed, I go through the entire draft again.
- Chaim Potok

I don't have any respect at all for the scum-bags who
went to Canada to avoid the draft or to avoid doing their fair share.
- R. Lee Ermey

I remember the day I found out my draft status.
I was really floored and kind of staggered around in a daze.
It just hadn't occurred to me that I could end up in Vietnam.
- Parker Stevenson

After I've sent my revised draft to my agent and editor,
they suggest more improvement sand again,
this revision phase can take anywhere from a few hours to a few months.
- Margaret Haddix

In the draft plan, we're looking at recycling 20 percent of our garbage by 2010.
- Michael E. Mann

Our plan is to struggle against terrorism and have
security for the country and help draft a democratic
constitution as soon as possible.
- Jalal Talabani

No passion in the world is equal to the passion to
alter someone else's draft.
- H. G. Wells

Maybe the answer to Selective Service is to start everyone
off in the army and draft them for civilian life as needed.
- Bill Vaughan

I was part of the draft resistance movement in LA where
we did demonstrations at the draft centre and burned
our cards and made a lot of trouble on campus.
- Cheech Marin

The Opera is obviously the first draft of a fine spectacle;
it suggests the idea of one.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Basically I started to jot notes, lots of faxes back and forth to my writer,
we faxed ideas throughout the whole first draft,
and started all over again.
- Bruce Boxleitner

When you have a performer as talented as Bill Murray or as Harold,
that can write as well as they can perform,
you can do a final draft on the set if you think of it that way.
- Ivan Reitman

The type of athletes we draft still need types of versatility
on the defense side of the ball,
run the offense.
You should still be concerned on the offense side of the ball.
- Isiah Thomas

By that time I was thinking a little about pro ball
and hopeful that someone would draft me.
- Jack Youngblood

In the original draft I was 27 and Peter was 55 in the script.
That's not the same as a guy in his 40s and a dad in the end of his 70s.
It's a different point in both our lives.
- Paul Reiser

I have never written anything in one draft,
not even a grocery list, although I have heard from
friends that this is actually possible.
- Connie Willis

News is the first rough draft of history.
- Philip L. Graham

I normally keep a series of draft in a catalogue type
of book in which I scribble,
sketch and draw ideas.
- Jonathan Shapiro

Writing the last page of the first draft is the most
enjoyable moment in writing.
It's one of the most enjoyable moments in life,
period.
- Nicholas Sparks

A peacetime draft is the most un-American thing I know.
- George Wald

In early draft it never satisfied me,
and that was when it clicked into place and it went so well as a diary.
- Colleen McCullough

My grandfather, on my father's side,
helped to draft one of the first constitutions of China.
He was a fairly well-known scholar.
- Maya Lin

The Iraqis have once again failed to meet a deadline
for a final draft of the constitution.
- Matt Lauer

I read every script from beginning to end,
and I read every draft that I can.
I like the show, I like the character,
and I want to protect both of those things.
- Victoria Pratt

I generally write a first draft that's pretty lean.
Just get the story down.
- Nora Roberts

I'm against the draft.
I believe we should have a professional military;
it might be smaller,
but it would be more effective.
- Jesse Ventura

For me the writing, when I'm going to direct it myself,
is really just the first draft, and I don't change it very much;
I only change it on average about two lines per movie.
- John Sayles

If they make the deadline because the Shiites and Kurds
essentially rammed a draft through over Sunni Arab objections,
there will be hell to pay.
- Wayne White

We may need to change the way we think.
As in Israel, I think there should be a mandatory draft,
where you go away for the service of your country for three years.
- Steven Tyler

The benefit of this kind of outlining is that you discover
a story's flaws before you invest a lot of time writing the first draft,
and it's almost impossible to get stuck at a difficult chapter,
because you've already done the work to push through those kinds of blocks.
- George Stephen

I had written in another draft a completely different kind of fight,
but they said they couldn't afford to shoot it.
They needed a fight scene, though, so I was told to put a fight scene in,
but not the one I had written.
- Dana Carvey

I try to write everyday.
I do that much better over here than when I'm teaching.
I always rewrite, usually fairly close-on which is to say first draft,
then put it aside for 24 hours then more drafts.
- Marilyn Hacker

To me the only real star of the movie is the writer.
And I work with writers very closely,
from outline to first draft and on to the seventh draft,
whatever it takes.
Then my job is to support the director to make the best movie we can.
Some producers try to go past them, but my job is to support them.
- Dino De Laurentiis

The privatization law draft was recently released and
I believe that very soon we will start applying it,
of course taking into consideration the provisions
of UNMIK (United Nations Mission in Kosovo).
- Ibrahim Rugova

We have an incredible national forest service,
and we have an incredible child outreach program that
the president has put together.
I don't see anything wrong with national service for a minimum of two years.
If we were to require that, we wouldn't need a draft.
- Montel Williams

Having removed the dictator, the allies have moved
to put Iraqis in control of Iraq.
Now, as they draft and ratify their Constitution,
we will indeed see the character of a new Iraqi nation
revealed through the principles it chooses to uphold.
- Kay Granger

Fox came to us with the concept for ICE AGE and they
came to us with the first draft of the script.
They also gave us a mandate to make it into a comedy
from what was previously a rather dramatic action concept.
- Chris Wedge

Which I would've done 'cause I volunteered for the
draft which meant that I only had to do two years.
But when the Cubans had missiles in the Canal and Kennedy made the extension,
I was one of the ones who had enough time to be extended.
- Edwin Starr

Back then I said to myself 'screw football.'
Actually I just took part in this camp as there was
nothing better for me to do.
They also didn't draft me because they thought I was
too wild and undisciplined.
- Ed O'Neill

The experiment of the poem is mostly intuitive.
I write the first draft, pulling in the various elements that interest me,
in the hope that their being combined will lead to some kind of insight.
- John Barton


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