Pacing quotes:

  • Pacing is really important in an organization. -- Harry West
  • But it's mostly about pacing yourself when you do these movies. -- Robert Englund
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  • Comedy is so hard; it's so much harder than drama. The pacing of it, the energy of it. -- Josh Lucas
  • With a mini series you can give the story a proper sense of pacing, a proper sense of closure. -- Garth Ennis
  • Instinct taught me 20 years ago to pace a song or a concert performance. That translates into pacing a story, pleasing a reading audience. -- Jimmy Buffett
  • I try to tell a story the way someone would tell you a story in a bar, with the same kind of timing and pacing. -- Chuck Palahniuk
  • Pacing is not the sort of thing you can plan out beforehand, but you're always aware of it as you write, because you need to make constant decisions. -- Jean Hanff Korelitz
  • The storyboard artists job is to plan out shot for shot the whole show, write all the dialog, and decide the mood, action, jokes, pacing, etc of every scene. -- Craig McCracken
  • I find it enormously valuable to be sure that that the pacing is what I think it is and that the scenes have the shape I think they have musically and dramatically. -- Carlisle Floyd
  • Have you ever heard a good joke? If you've ever heard someone just right, with the right pacing, then you're already on the way to poetry. It's about using words in very precise ways and using gesture. -- Rita Dove
  • Every time I got 'Amazing Spider-Man' or 'Fantastic Four' or another book firmly on the rails, we got pulled into some big event book or crossover and it cost momentum and messed badly with the pacing and structure of the book. -- J. Michael Straczynski
  • So it's one of those things where we have to - our problem is pacing ourselves and still reaching a large enough number of our audience. Because we don't want to burn the audience. And we don't want to be excluding anybody. -- Jerry Garcia
  • You feel it in there, pacing your heart sometimes, and it has what's called a defibrillator. Should I suffer that arhythmia, it's generally sudden death. And the paddles that are internal shock you back and restore your rhythm to its normal and natural state. -- Victoria Gotti
  • Take a walk outside - it will serve you far more than pacing around in your mind. -- Rasheed Ogunlaru
  • Humor is important for is pacing. If your whole book is just drama drama drama, it's going to wear down the reader. -- Patrick Rothfuss
  • As far as pacing the shoot is concerned, I know when I've got it. I don't think there's any reason to take ten takes unless you need them. -- Debbie Allen
  • Man is an organism, not a mechanism; and the mechanical pacing of his life does harm to his human responses, which naturally follow a kind of free rhythm. -- Richard M. Weaver
  • Judged by the stark, sure-footed portrait in Hard Time, Brian Azzarello and Richard Corben clearly have John Constantine down, cold and to the life. Azzarellos grasp of pacing, character and situation resonates through every scene with a black crystal clarity thats short of masterful, while Corben contributes what is, perhaps, one of the most darkly expressive pieces in a long, already-legendary career. -- Alan Moore
  • Without even knowing it, we are assaulted by a high note of urgency all the time. We end up pacing ourselves to the city rhythm whether or not it's our own. In time we even grow hard of hearing to the rest of the world. Like a violinist stuck next to the timpani, we may lose the ability to hear our own instrument. -- Ellen Goodman
  • Writing simply means no dependent clauses, no dangling things, no flashbacks, and keeping the subject near the predicate. We throw in as many fresh words we can get away with. Simple, short sentences don't always work. You have to do tricks with pacing, alternate long sentences with short, to keep it vital and alive.... Virtually every page is a cliffhanger--you've got to force them to turn it."~ -- Dr. Seuss
  • I actually enjoyed the struggles that we had trying to shape 'Blood', to get the pacing right, the rhythm of it. -- Paul Thomas Anderson
  • I realized if I'm not really making an album, I don't have to be concerned about things like stylistic consistency, pacing, a coherent mood. All that stuff goes out the window. -- John Oates
  • I picture my books as movies when I get stuck, and when I'm working on a new idea, the first thing I do is hit theaters to work out pacing and mood. -- Maggie Stiefvater
  • For me, writing for kids is harder because they're a more discriminating audience. While adults might stay with you, if you lose your pacing or if you have pages of extraneous description, a kid's not going to do that. They will drop the book. -- Rick Riordan
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  • What I responded to, on the page, was the way a poem could liberate, by means of a word's setting, through subtleties of timing, of pacing, that word's full and surprising range of meaning. It seemed to me that simple language best suited this enterprise. -- Louise Gluck
  • The corncob was the central object of my life. My father was a horse handler, first trotting and pacing horses, then coach horses, then work horses, finally saddle horses. I grew up around, on, and under horses, fed them, shoveled their manure, emptied the mangers of corncobs. -- Paul Engle
  • We live in a zoo, and we get to share all our animals with the people who come in. We really put our animals first, and then the staff, and then the visitors. The animals aren't pacing; they're all happy. When you touch an animal, it ultimately touches you. -- Bindi Irwin
  • Comic-strip artists generally have very modest ambitions. Day to day, we labor to fit together all these little moving parts - a character or two, a few lines of dialogue, framing, pacing, payoff - but we certainly don't think of them adding up over time to some larger portrait of our times. -- Garry Trudeau
  • The craft of writing is all the stuff that you can learn through school; go to workshops and read books. Learn characterization, plot and dialogue and pacing and word choice and point of view. Then there's also the art of it which is sort of the unknown, the inspiration, the stuff that is noncerebral. -- Garth Stein
  • All these years later, I have almost no memory of the shows themselves. It's a blur. I remember my jogging runs better - that was my way of getting my energy together. I used to try to get to the arena as late as possible; otherwise, I'd just be pacing around, waiting to go on. -- Bjorn Ulvaeus
  • In most countries, it is possible to visit zoos and see bored animals pacing back and forth in cages, with nothing to do but wait for the next meal. Circuses are even worse places for animals. Their living conditions are deplorable, especially in travelling circuses where cages have to be small so that they can go on the road. -- Peter Singer
  • Barack Obama knows that to create an economy built to last, we need to focus on middle-class families. Families who stay up on Sunday nights pacing the floor, like my dad did, while their children, tucked in bed, dream big dreams. Families who aren't sure what Monday morning will bring, but who believe our nation's best days are still ahead. -- Chuck Schumer
  • He who trades pacing for gimmicky open-world freedom deserves neither. -- Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Mission control, We have a UFO pacing our position, request instructions! -- Catherine Coleman
  • Songs are so all-encompassing; they're the joys and sorrows and pacing of life. -- Neil Diamond
  • Tim Henman, I guess, is sitting in the locker room, pacing up and down. -- John Inverdale
  • I'm not that conscious of my writing, so pacing the lyrics doesn't really enter the picture. -- Dan Bejar
  • Yeah, but if I don't start my nervous pacing now, I'll never have it all done in time. -- Scott Lynch
  • No Time For Goodbye is a deliciously smart thriller, full of surprises and perfect pacing. I'm jealous I didn't write it. -- Alafair Burke
  • When did you grow a back bone?" Cassius stopped pacing and actually smiled a little.Kendall wasn't appeased "I borrowed Jory's -- Gabrielle Evans
  • As for developing a writing style'I would say that I tried to copy the pacing of the old movies I loved as a kid. -- Kola Boof
  • I'm on my feet, pacing around the room, punching a fist into my palm, which I stop doing when I realise how drama queen it feels. -- Eoin Colfer
  • Great directors can understand the staging in such a way that can make a scene come alive. Others have a certain way of pacing the scene. -- Al Pacino
  • I had seen a herd of Elephant travelling through dense native forest ... pacing along as if they had an appointment at the end of the world. -- Isak Dinesen
  • Certainly my films are cinematically unusual, and quite contemplative in their pacing compared to conventional films, but I think overall they are quite engaging, accessible, and even funny. -- Jenni Olson
  • I totally don't know what to do." He got up and started pacing. "Am I supposed to get you a present? Or maybe a card. I'm completely lost. -- David Lubar
  • Making comic adaptations means making a lot of choices - you need to adjust the pacing, the dialogue, and in this case, a lot of the cultural references. -- Raina Telgemeier
  • Why?"He stopped pacing and looked at her as if she'd just asked him to count every leaf on every tree in the Old Place. "Because... you're you. -- Anne Bishop
  • It's no good pacing up and down. It won't make the plane arrive any faster. Just sit down and accept that we're delayed. You're just making a fool of yourself. -- Noel Coward
  • The whole journey was odd and dream-like -- the roaring stream, the wet grey grass, the glimmering cliffs which they were approaching, and always the glorious, silently pacing beast ahead. -- C. S. Lewis
  • I guess I am conscious of my weaknesses, and I think pacing is probably my biggest. I don't know if I think the clarity thing is actually a weakness. It was a stylistic choice. -- Kelly Sue DeConnick
  • I waste at least an hour every day lying in bed. Then I waste time pacing. I waste time thinking. I waste time being quiet and not saying anything because I'm afraid I'll stutter. -- Ned Vizzini
  • I wish I could say confidently that pacing remains my weak point, if you could talk about your own stuff without sounding like you're self-obsessed. But I think you kind of have to be. -- Kelly Sue DeConnick
  • But it isn't a rough draft either. The one I turned in several months ago was rough. There were some bad plot holes, some logical inconsistencies, pacing problems, and not nearly enough lesbian unicorns. -- Patrick Rothfuss
  • We'd be working in our motel room through the night, and I'd come up with an idea at two in the morning, and he'd start jumping up and down, pacing across the room, or whatever. -- Arthur Hiller
  • Dr. Keller begins pacing. "I don't think we've been hearing Faith just right. Her guard...the words..they sound alike."What do you mean?"Your daughter," Dr. Keller says flatly. "I think she's seeing God. -- Jodi Picoult