Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

“I wish my job was being a bricklayer”

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Everyone’s like, “Oh, you have a cushy life—you just sit around and write.” I’m like, “No, it’s actually really hard.” As I like to say, I wish that my job was being a bricklayer—because I would lay the bricks, the wall would be built, and that would be it. Nobody could deny that it’s a fucking brick wall. Nobody’s gonna come along and say, “Mmm, I think that brick should be over here.”

Guinevere Turner, in Tales From the Script

Written by nevalalee

August 20, 2011 at 6:23 am

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  1. Yes! It’s like Arts vs. Science in school for me. Science stuff was just I could memorize. The Art stuff was the subjective stuff that gave me a headache. I beautiful headache.


    August 20, 2011 at 6:59 am

  2. To be fair towards bricklayers (and other trades), someone is always coming along and telling you how they would do it quicker and better. They also yell and swear a lot more than critics.

    Nathan Fast

    August 20, 2011 at 12:11 pm

  3. Clearly, the answer is to be a self-employed bricklayer.


    August 20, 2011 at 1:31 pm

  4. surreptitious matinee


    August 20, 2011 at 5:26 pm

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