Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Good Material Quotes from famous authors such as J. K. Simmons, George Strait, Deborah Harkness, Jamie Parker, Bill Nye. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
Good material is good material.
I listen to Mark Chestnutt and think he’s a great singer – and he really does good material.
I’m a storyteller, and I have really good material to work with: I’ve been studying magic and the occult since about 1983.
If you want to do good material and you’re lucky enough to get a chance to do it, then chances are probably somebody pretty nifty will have been there before you.
I worked at comedy clubs – if I can use the term ‘work’ – for several years. I middled at one point. I never made it; I was never a headliner. I never made enough time to write enough good material, in my opinion.
I never regret things. It’s a really dangerous thing to say, but for anyone involved in the arts, the bad things that happen make for good material. It’s not a comfortable truth, but it is true.
If your child really loves art, get them some good brushes. Get good material and make them feel that what they do is important.
I want to work with great directors. I want to work on good material with good actors. I’ve probably done 20 movies at this point and a lot of independents. It’s been an incredible ride and I love it and I’m just going to keep going and doing what I’m doing.
I really love ‘Cold Song.’ If anyone really listens to that song and thinks about their life, there’s a lot of good material deep down in there. I think if you listen to the lyrics, it may take you on some sort of a journey.
The hardest thing to write was explaining what anxiety feels like. Every time I’d try to really write about what it feels like to have an anxiety attack, I would actually have an anxiety attack. It was good material but so incredibly uncomfortable.
I just like doing things with people that I love and care about and trust to work with, and I care about good material and good content – as long as I’m doing that, I’m happy.
I would like to work with challenging material. A challenge is good. If it’s good material; it’s a challenge.
I think people were just starving for good material because they just weren’t getting it on the radio.
You can’t be funny if you don’t have good material.
I will work with a director who has good material because at the end of the day, that’s what counts.
I only travel to good material, a good director and a good company. I won’t work in another country for a year any longer, because I have a lovely wife and I adore her and I can’t bear to be away from her.
Coming out of school, sometimes people can be theater snobs. I only wanted to do theater, highbrow stuff. But what I learned very quickly is there can be good material in every genre.
I get very picky. There’s sort of a line you have to walk between working and doing something you actually want to be a part of, as opposed to just working for the work. That often puts you in a place where you have to choose whether or not you want to wait for good material to come along.
It’s also a question of finding good material and interesting roles. I’m not the only actress out there, and good parts just don’t fall into your lap that easily. But I like most of the films I’ve made recently and so I’m pretty positive about the future.
People ask me how I sang the role of the ‘Phantom’ 1,700 times. And I say that it’s down to good material. If it did not have good material, I would have had a major problem doing it for that length of time.
When I joined the ANC, I never thought I would be anything. In no way, did I say, ‘One day I could be the president. I think I am good material for the presidency.’ Not at all.
I’m just attracted to good material and great characters and that can come in any form, whether it’s television or film or a theatre piece.
I’d rather get a good clean laugh with good material, than an easy laugh by swearing or shocking. That’s not clever or comedic, anybody can get a laugh that way, it’s too easy.
I believe that the director is really the soul. It is a collaborative effort, but the director is the one who needs to have that vision. It could be a great script, but it starts from there. You need to have good material, at least, but if you don’t have someone with vision, it’s just words.
It’s always this grand search in the industry to find good material. Whenever there is good material, they all jump on it, and it’s like a food fight to get it made. That’s why so many things take years and years to develop because it all shows up on screen.