When people stop writing, it’s one of two things - they are either really fucking happy or broken beyond repair.
I suppose you know the famous story of the writer who racked his brains how to show, very shortly, that a middle-aged man and his wife were no longer in love with each other. Finally he licked it. The man and his wife got into an elevator and he kept his hat on. At the next stop a lady got into the elevator and he immediately removed his hat. That is proper film writing.
― Raymond Chandler (via theroyalkallietenenbaum)