Finding Forrester

Finding Forrester (2000)

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Jamal: Women will sleep with you if you write a book?
Forrester: Women will sleep with you if you write a bad book.

Forrester: No thinking - that comes later. You must write your first draft with your heart. You rewrite with your head. The first key to writing is... to write, not to think.

Jamal: I'll take poor assumptions for $800, Alex.

Forrester: Punch the keys, for God's sake.

Jamal: Did you ever enter a writin' contest?
Forrester: Yeah, once.
Jamal: Did you win?
Forrester: Well of course I won.
Jamal: You win like money or somethin'?
Forrester: No.
Jamal: Well, whadchu win?
Forrester: The Pulitzer.

Forrester: In some cultures it's good luck to be wearing something inside-out.
Jamal: And you believe that?
Forrester: No, but it's like praying: what do you risk?

Jamal: I was wondering if I could bring you more of my stuff. Or maybe I could write something else.
Forrester: How about 5,000 words on why you should stay the fuck out of my house.

Forrester: You're the man now, dog.

Forrester: Writers write things to give readers something to read.

Jamal: "The rest of those who have gone before us cannot steady the unrest of those to follow." You wrote that in your book.

Jamal: We've been talking about your book at school.
Forrester: People have been talking about it for years. They just haven't been saying anything.
Jamal: I think I got it down, though. I figure you were writing about how life never works out.
Forrester: Really? You had to read a book to figure that out?

Jamal: I ain't seen nothing change.
Forrester: You ain't seen nothing? What the hell kind of sentence is that?

Jamal: Be sure to write.

Forrester: Let me ask you a question... those two foul shots at the end of the game... did you miss them, or did you miss them?
Jamal: Not exactly a soup question, now is it?

Factual error: In every shot of William Forrester's apartment building you can clearly see that he lives on the top floor, yet when we see scenes shot inside the apartment building but outside William's apartment you can always clearly see another set of stairs leading up. Where are they going? They are too high to be heading for the roof.

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