Top 25 Outlines Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Outlines Quotes from famous people such as Mary H.K. Choi, Tom Wolfe, Gordon W. Allport, James Patterson, Josephine Hart, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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Mary H.K. Choi
I’m a great believer in outlines.
Tom Wolfe
The outlines of the needed psychology of becoming can be discovered by looking within ourselves; for it is knowledge of our own uniqueness that supplies the first, and probably the best, hints for acquiring orderly knowledge of others.
Gordon W. Allport
I have a number of writers I work with regularly. I write an outline for a book. The outlines are very specific about what each scene is supposed to accomplish.
James Patterson
There is an eternal landscape, a geography of the soul; we search for its outlines all our lives.
Josephine Hart
There are issues the EPA should be dealing with. When I talk about the EPA and its role with the states, it’s not an abolitionist view, that we don’t need that agency. It’s that the agency should act within the outlines established by Congress.
Scott Pruitt
Our citizens and those who have gone before us charted the broad outlines of where we need to go, and they would envy our opportunity to translate those dreams into action. And I believe they will judge us very harshly should we fail to act.
Dave Freudenthal
Every book is like starting over again. I’ve written books every way possible – from using tight outlines to writing from the seat of my pants. Both ways work.
Bruce Coville
I remember on ‘Dr. Katz,’ there was no script really at all. There were just scene outlines.
H. Jon Benjamin
I’m a regular guy; I like well-defined outlines. I’m old-fashioned, bourgeois.
Italo Calvino
I get to listen and enjoy music that is partially mine. Maybe influenced and guided. I created some simple outlines, but ultimately, I’m hearing a derivative work.
It’s been vindicating to see the reaction from lawmakers, judges, public bodies around the world, civil liberties activists who have said it’s true that we have a right to at least know the broad outlines of what our government’s doing in our name and what it’s doing against us.
Edward Snowden
I have notebooks and sketchbooks for ideas. I also have drawers full of envelopes covered in quick outlines, scenes or scraps of dialogue that I don’t want to forget. I tend to grab whatever’s to hand and just get the thing down before it’s lost. It’s not what you would call a streamlined system.
Steven Hall
As soon as you come into the England team, the ICC get hold of you; you’re put through this video, which is very watchable, very clear – it takes you back to when you were five or six, that’s how clear it is. It outlines everything you’re not allowed to do, everything you are allowed to do.
Stuart Broad
Due to the sweeping time frame and the voices moving back and forth, the outline for ‘The Invention of Wings’ was the strangest one I’ve ever done. I created six large, separate outlines, one for each part of the book, and hung them around my study.
Sue Monk Kidd
I make extensive outlines before I write a book. I usually know what will happen. I know the characters, and I know what they are about.
Amor Towles
The broad outlines of the Double Cross deception have been known since 1972, when Sir John Masterman, the former chairman of the double agent committee, controversially published his account of the operation in defiance of official secrecy.
Ben Macintyre
I used to always make art for girls. That was the thing I did for girls to like me. I did portraits, drawings, letters that formed outlines of significant things in our relationship. Art. I just used art in general. It usually worked.
Cary Fukunaga
When I begin writing, I have no idea what my novels are ultimately going to be about. I don’t have a plot. I never consider a theme. I don’t make notes or outlines.
Tawni O’Dell
Right now I’m doing four shows at a time, trying to read four outlines every week, four scripts every week, and watching four rough cuts; it’s a lot of good work. It’s fun to do it, but it does wear you out.
Aaron Spelling
Generally, my notes and outlines comprise more words than my novels. I suppose that’s one reason I’m a comparatively slow writer, something that has always bothered me given the fact that other authors can turn out a book every six months while I usually take about two years.
Frank Peretti
In effect, Saudi Arabia legitimizes fundamentalism, religious discrimination, intolerance and the oppression of women. Saudi women not only can’t drive, but are also told by some clerics that they mustn’t wear seatbelts for fear of showing the outlines of their bodies.
Nicholas Kristof
Don’t write outlines; I hate outlines.
George R. R. Martin
I’m slightly in awe of writers, such as Sophie Hannah, who follow outlines.
Tana French
My outlines can be 10-20 pages in length and focus primarily on the physical active plot over the emotional plot.
Tony DiTerlizzi