160 quotes found by Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare
My grandfather was a movie producer, and so I grew up on movie sets.
Movie  Grew  Sets  # 79416
Cassandra Clare
Nobody sells books like J.K. Rowling. We have a rule in publishing: Never compare anything to 'Harry Potter' because it's like lightning in a bottle.
books  Nobody  Rule  # 79417
Cassandra Clare
As long as they're making beloved books into movies, people are going to be like, 'That's not my mental image of them.' It takes that moment for it to click and become their mental image.
Movies  Moment  books  # 79418
Cassandra Clare
For me, the triad of 'Harry Potter,' the 'Hunger Games' and 'Twilight' feature strong women, and as a declared feminist, it's a wonderful thing. These women have really opened up this particular world of storytelling, which I'm very grateful for.
women  strong  Wonderful  # 79419
Cassandra Clare
I believe that writer's block is a symptom. It's not a disease, it's the symptom of a disease. So what I try to do is kind of do it like 'House'; write down the symptom and write down the other symptoms. Try to work backwards to figure out what the problem is.
work  Problem  house  # 79420
Cassandra Clare
I get a lot of inspiration from research in mythology and folklore. I find that, you know, stories people told each other thousands of years ago are still relevant now.
Each  stories  Research  # 79421
Cassandra Clare
I tend to write in coffee shops and restaurants with friends of mine because if I'm at home, I get distracted by the television or the cats or my husband, or... you know - all of those things that make it easy to procrastinate.
home  friends  husband  # 79422
Cassandra Clare
I think as women we've always been very used to growing up reading and identifying with male protagonists, especially in fantasy. There's a saying in publishing that girls will read about boys, but boys will only read about boys, and it's important to give women strong heroines.
women  girl  strong  # 79423
Cassandra Clare
I think that 'City of Heavenly Fire' is definitely a book where all the characters are tested to their limits, and they have to make really significant choices about who they are and who they wanna be.
book  fire  City  # 79424
Cassandra Clare
No matter how many books you've written, whenever you sit down to write a new book, you always feel the same challenge - how do you shape this story into a book that people are going to love.
love  Matter  book  # 79425
Cassandra Clare
When a movie is being made out of a book, there is a mixed reaction on the part of fans because they are both extremely excited and they are also terrified. 'They are going to take my story, and they are going to mess it up; they are going to ruin it; they're going to do this; they're going to do that.'
book  Both  story  # 79426
Cassandra Clare
Write every day. Don't kill yourself. I think a lot of people think, 'I have to write a chapter a day' and they can't. They fall behind and stop doing it. But if you just write even one hundred words a day, it's not that much. By the end of a month, you'll have three thousand words, which is one chapter.
words  Three  stop  # 79427
Cassandra Clare
You put books out into the world, and people form their own visuals and images and attachments to characters; those characters become part of them, and they have their feelings about them.
books  feelings  Characters  # 79428
Cassandra Clare
I love scuba-diving, but I hate all the equipment.
love  hate  Equipment  # 79429
Cassandra Clare
I think the main thing to remember when writing a novel is to stay true to the characters.
true  remember  Stay  # 79430
Cassandra Clare
My father is a big believer in nature over nurture.
nature  Father  Believer  # 79431