Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it.
Words can be like X-rays: if you use them properly they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced.
People have forgotten how to tell a story. Stories don't have a middle or an end any more. They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning.
We've posted this one before, but it bears repeating: It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.
Whatever story you want to tell, tell it at the right size.
One of the things you do as a writer and as a filmmaker is grasp for resonant symbols and imagery without necessarily fully understanding it yourself.
If my films make one more person miserable, I'll feel I have done my job.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
You can make a movie about anything, as long as it has a hook to hang the advertising on.
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far it is possible to go.