Writer’s Moment – Behind the emotion

A film is – or should be – more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.

– Stanley Kubrick.

Writer’s Moment: Passion and Rational Conviction

The opinions that are held with passion are always those for which no good ground exists; indeed the passion is the measure of the holder’s lack of rational conviction. Opinions in politics and religion are almost always held passionately.

– Bertrand Russell in the introduction to the 1961 edition of “Sceptical Essays” (1961).