” Having deadlines helps because people are constantly breathing down my neck, and tapping their toes waiting for pages. So I just have to work nine to five. If I didn’t have deadlines then I might be more of a golden hour kind of guy, writing from eight to noon and calling it a day, but that’s just not the way I work right now. “


” With studio work, I’m always the bottom man on the totem pole. “


” We have this myth that if you work hard, you can accomplish anything. It’s not a very American thing to say, but I don’t think that’s true. It’s true for a lot of people, but you need other things to succeed. You need luck, you need opportunity, and you need the life skills to recognize what an opportunity is. “


” I’m not saying people shouldn’t apply themselves and work hard. You do have to try to make your own luck. But I know people firsthand who worked incredibly hard, who were really smart, who never got into trouble, and still didn’t get a break. “


” I don’t want to work on a musical if I’m not the lyricist. “



All 5 David Lindsay-Abaire Quotes about Work in picture


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