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Artists don’t talk about art. Artists talk about work. If I have anything to say to young writers, it’s stop thinking of writing as art. Think of it as work.

Paddy Chayefsky

God save us from people who do the morally right thing. It’s always the rest of us who get broken in half.

Paddy Chayefsky

I’m a man without a corporation.

Paddy Chayefsky

It’s always the generals with the bloodiest records who are the first to shout what a hell it is. And it’s always the war widows who lead the Memorial Day parades.

Paddy Chayefsky

Television is democracy at its ugliest.

Paddy Chayefsky

You British plundered half the world for your own profit. Let’s not pass it off as the Age of Enlightenment.

Paddy Chayefsky

You don’t send a man to his death because you want a hero.

Paddy Chayefsky

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