Terence Winter Quotes & Sayings

23 most famous Terence Winter quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He's a 56 year old American writer born on Oct 2, 1960.

Terence Winter Quotes
“Any distraction tends to get in the way of being an effective gangster.”
“I started with the book 'Boardwalk Empire' and then immersed myself in the history of Atlantic City, World War I, the temperance movement, Prohibition, pop culture. I even read the news and magazines of the period just to soak in it. That was before I even started thinking of the story.”
“When Prohibition was first enacted in 1920, most people stockpiled alcohol, thinking they'd have enough to last them for years. By 1923, that was starting to run out, so your average person started to rely more and more on criminals.”
“J. Edgar Hoover very famously denied the existence of organized crime up until the Appalachian Meeting, I think, in 1957. It was interesting to me that he clearly had to know that there was such a thing as organized crime and organized criminals as far back as the '20s.”
Terence Winter Quotes
“I'm not really gangsta. Not at all. I just write about them. It's fun to pretend, at least on paper. But in real life, not so much.”
“If I hear an interesting turn of phrase on TV, I'll repeat it back - I just like to roll it around on my tongue. The same goes for dialog: I'll either speak it aloud or whisper it. I definitely sit in front of my computer and mutter. People have mentioned it.”
Terence Winter Quotes
“The thing is, when you paint somebody in all of their colors, they're never all bad or all good. Even the worst person has humanity in there somewhere.”
Terence Winter Quotes
“I have a rule: I will not alter the basic history of a real-life character to suit our fictional needs in a big way.”
Terence Winter Quotes
“I was in the equity-trading department at Merrill Lynch. I was there in 1987 when the market crashed.”
“For me, I need to fully immerse myself in a script to the point where I'm literally locking myself away for weeks at a time and I just write it. So I can write twelve to fifteen hours in a day, with breaks in between, obviously, but I need to just sort of live within the world of the script.”

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