Says It All

February 18, 2007

I’ve never met James Wallis, but I’ve read a lot of his work and seen him in a movie. I also frequently remember a saying of his, which penetrated my head like a bullet and lodged in the wrinkles of the writer part of my brain. It goes like this:

I have so much to do that I’m going to bed.

(But, I can’t breathe through my nose and my throat feels like it was dragged across asphalt, so I can’t exactly sleep either.)



  1. As he so kindly pointed out to me when I dredged this up from memory (similarly inspired): “I’d like to make it clear that it wasn’t my personal motto (which is either something in Latin or ‘Cope’, coincidentally the title of my new blog), it was something I once pulled out of a fortune cookie.”

  2. James Wallis is an awesome guy. It’s a shame he’s gotten out of our side of the business anymore. The only time I get to see him is when I’m in London…

  3. Spurred by a curiosity about where the fortune-cookie had got the phrase from, I googled it. The story gets stranger.

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