Writing the last page of the first draft is the most enjoyable moment in writing. It's one of the most enjoyable moments in life, period.
— Nicholas Sparks

For me the writing, when I'm going to direct it myself, is really just the first draft, and I don't change it very much; I only change it on average about two lines per movie.
John Sayles drafts quote

The Opera is obviously the first draft of a fine spectacle; it suggests the idea of one.
— Jean De La Bruyere

Our plan is to struggle against terrorism and have security for the country and help draft a democratic constitution as soon as possible.
— Jalal Talabani

The benefit of this kind of outlining is that you discover a story's flaws before you invest a lot of time writing the first draft, and it's almost impossible to get stuck at a difficult chapter, because you've already done the work to push through those kinds of blocks.
— George Stephen