Best Quotes by Jez Butterworth

By | February 28, 2016

My father got a trade union scholarship to Oxford; he lived and breathed politics; he was always watching current-affairs programmes. But I have a five-year-old child’s attitude towards the news. Mainly, that it absolutely turns me off.

Jez Butterworth

Writing for ‘Rooster’ was a strange experience. It’s funny, once you tap into a voice, words just start to flow. You know when you’ve hit a spirit or captured something.

Jez Butterworth

When you have kids, you can choose to make them like you, or become like them, and if you’ve got something that’s going to change every six days or six minutes, you can decide to be as awake and alive and learning as they are.

Jez Butterworth

I do notice that I spend a lot of all my time steeped in different forms of myth, such as English folk music, for example, not really studying it necessarily, but just trying to experience it so I can recall it later.

Jez Butterworth

I grew up in a household that was very left wing.

Jez Butterworth

Looking back, I spent a lot of time sitting in pubs when I should have been perfecting my playwriting.

Jez Butterworth

I actually have blissfully romantic views of marriage, because that has been my experience of it.

Jez Butterworth

I don’t think that writers have any responsibility to be good neighbors to the audience.

Jez Butterworth

I’m English and love England. Whenever I’m there, I’m always seeing the present but feeling its past.

Jez Butterworth

I understood very little about the significance of the Tony before, but I’ve learned that it makes a huge significance to whether or not your show is going to run.

Jez Butterworth

If you can write a character who is attractive but morally reprehensible, then you’ve got a character. It’s got to feel like people I know and it doesn’t just become a bag of tricks.

Jez Butterworth

I love Stewart Lee’s ‘Comedy Vehicle’ on BBC2. The guy is a genius.

Jez Butterworth

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