Quotes and Sayings about Collaboration



"What I like least is dealing with publishers who simply don't want collaborations regardless of their merit."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Merit, Want)

"As for collaboration - I have done a lot, 26 books, and found publishers increasingly resistive to them. It's not that the books are bad; editors won't even read them."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Books, Collaboration, Editors)

"Between you and me, I think that may be one of the things that will help with the collaboration, because there are things Eric thinks I'm moving too quickly on, and there are things I think he's dragging out. When it gets to the editor they can arbitrate."
- Robert Asprin
(Related: Collaboration, Help, May, Will)

"It's interesting that instead of having to get tighter and more restricted for a collaboration, strangely enough, from the beginning, we've actually been more confident that we could handle this."
- Robert Asprin
(Related: Beginning, Collaboration)

"The average Nigerian person has come to reconcile himself with the fact that his or her social progress remain essentially in his or her hands in collaboration with other fellow Nigerians and not merely relying on what government alone could provide for him or her."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Government, Progress, Collaboration, Fact)

"It's such a joy to work with different ensembles and create a collaboration. Rehearsing and building a performance is very interesting for me."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Work, Performance, Building, Collaboration, Joy)

"Thanks to farm subsidies, the fine collaboration between agribusiness and Congress, soy, corn and cattle became king. And chicken soon joined them on the throne. It was during this period that the cycle of dietary and planetary destruction began, the thing we're only realizing just now."
- Mark Bittman
(Related: Collaboration, Congress, Destruction, Now)

"We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will."
- Neville Chamberlain
(Related: Power, War, Causes, Collaboration, Spirit, Trying, Will)

"It is not only one person's work, it's really a partnership and collaboration during all these years."
- Christo
(Related: Work, Collaboration, Partnership, Years)

"Collaboration on a book is the ultimate unnatural act."
- Tom Clancy
(Related: Act, Collaboration)

"Collaboration is no longer painful - or precious."
- Vince Clarke
(Related: Collaboration)

"But things can happen in a band, or any type of collaboration, that would not otherwise happen."
- Jim Coleman
(Related: Collaboration)

"Every sin is the result of collaboration."
- Stephen Crane
(Related: Collaboration, Result, Sin)

"I want to do a collaboration or some kind of side thing or some soundtrack work. Because I've been doing this for years and years. I'd like to just step out and try something different."
- Jon Crosby
(Related: Work, Collaboration, Want, Years)

"Quantum computation is... a distinctively new way of harnessing nature... It will be the first technology that allows useful tasks to be performed in collaboration between parallel universes."
- David Deutsch
(Related: Technology, Nature, Collaboration, First, Will)

"Obviously in Art of Noise, I'm just part of the group, and when I do film scores, it's always in collaboration with the director and other people involved."
- Anne Dudley
(Related: Art, People, Collaboration, Film)

"Every collaboration helps you grow. With Bowie, it's different every time. I know how to create settings, unusual aural environments. That inspires him. He's very quick."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Time, Collaboration, Quick)

"I came to these mediums through having the garden, and of course, people who have designed gardens have always worked in collaboration, and never made their own inscriptions."
- Ian Hamilton Finlay
(Related: People, Collaboration, Garden, Gardens)

"There are a lot of people who've been able to ditch their Windows machines and switch over to Linux because they can now use their Exchange server for calendaring and collaboration from their Linux desktop."
- Nat Friedman
(Related: People, Collaboration, Linux, Machines, Now, Windows)

"Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better."
- Andre Gide
(Related: Art, God, Artist, Collaboration)

"Art is the collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better."
- Andre Gide
(Related: Art, God, Artist, Collaboration)

"So I didn't have anything to do with picking the songs, but I got to musically take them in places I thought might be interesting, so it was a real neat collaboration among the three of us."
- Vince Gill
(Related: Thought, Collaboration, Songs)

"I view the whole thing as a collaboration. As an actor, I always found that to be the most freeing thing, when the director would collaborate with you, so that together you'd come up with something exponentially better."
- Tony Goldwyn
(Related: Actor, Collaboration)

"Even the lamest page can be saved by collaboration."
- Philip Greenspun
(Related: Collaboration)

"For the second album I look forward to doing a lot of serious collaboration and taking the experiences I've had over this last year, good and bad, and working it into the album."
- Justin Guarini
(Related: Collaboration)

"I dream of a collaboration that would finally be total, in which the librettist would often think as a composer and the composer as a librettist."
- Jacques Ibert
(Related: Dream, Collaboration)

"The fact that the Arctic, more than any other populated region of the world, requires the collaboration of so many disciplines and points of view to be understood at all, is a benefit rather than a burden."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: Burden, Collaboration, Fact, World)

"I wanted to improve the suburban office building; to create a great urban space in a suburban environment with all that implies about interaction, collaboration and creativity."
- Helmut Jahn
(Related: Creativity, Building, Collaboration, Environment, Office, Space)

"I start with actors that I know personally or I know their work, and there are things about their work or their presence or their own personality that make a character, that exaggerates some qualities and suppresses other qualities. It's always a real collaboration for me."
- Jim Jarmusch
(Related: Work, Character, Actors, Collaboration, Personality)

"Hopefully, if not it's not working right. I'm like a navigator and I try to encourage our collaboration and find the best way that will produce fruit. I like fruit. I like cherries, I like bananas."
- Jim Jarmusch
(Related: Collaboration, Right, Will)

"I think there should be collaboration, but under my thumb."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Collaboration)

"The key to this collaboration - which we undertook after much deliberation - was to stretch creatively. New characters, new locales, new form (the novella)."
- Jonathan Kellerman
(Related: Collaboration, Key)

"I enjoy being given a certain amount of freedom in order to interpret or to come up with stuff, but I do enjoy collaboration. I seek and thrive on projects where I am going to learn from the people I'm working with."
- William Kempe
(Related: People, Being, Collaboration, Freedom, Order, Projects)

"I think it is in collaboration that the nature of art is revealed."
- Steve Lacy
(Related: Art, Nature, Collaboration)

"Politeness is the poison of collaboration."
- Edwin Land
(Related: Collaboration, Poison, Politeness)

"I think that the most beautiful thing lately hasn't been in hardware or software per se but collaboration - the idea behind Napster, which uses the distributed power of the Internet as its engine."
- Steven Levy
(Related: Power, Idea, Collaboration, Hardware, Internet, Software)

"Puffy produced four of the tracks on the album. Those are the four songs that are collaborations between Puffy and me. And he gives me my space to work even when we work together, like with my producer and my vocal coach."
- Jennifer Lopez
(Related: Work, Coach, Songs, Space)

"The ability and desire to transform the mundane materials at hand that we both bring into the collaboration well beyond the sum total of the parts - to birth a new baby neither of us could claim single parentage of."
- Gary Lucas
(Related: Ability, Baby, Collaboration, Desire)

"I'd love to work on a script in collaboration."
- Matthew McGrory
(Related: Love, Work, Collaboration)

"Personally I'm very happy to be behind the scenes. I like collaboration, I like working with directors."
- Mark Mothersbaugh
(Related: Collaboration)

"I went to Second City, where you learned to make the other actor look good so you looked good and National Lampoon, where you had to create everything out of nothing, and SNL, where you couldn't make any mistakes, and you learned what collaboration was."
- Bill Murray
(Related: Actor, Collaboration, Mistakes, Nothing)

"This band is a real collaboration, and I'm greatful to anybody who can appreciate our music. It doesn't have to be a certain kind of fan or person or anything. I think there's a little bit of something for everybody on this record."
- Krist Novoselic
(Related: Music, Collaboration)

"The network is opening up some amazing possibilities for us to reinvent content, reinvent collaboration."
- Tim O'Reilly
(Related: Collaboration, Content, Network, Possibilities)

"I think one of the geniuses of Bound and The Matrix and Memento is the complete collaboration of the effort. There were no rotten apples."
- Joe Pantoliano
(Related: Apples, Collaboration, Effort)

"We hope that through these trade arrangements, through collaboration in training, in manpower development, and what have you, ASEAN in, say, ten years' time, will be a very different ASEAN."
- Sellapan Ramanathan
(Related: Time, Development, Hope, Collaboration, Trade, Training, Will, Years)

"You never know when you read a script how it's going to turn out because so much depends on the collaboration between people. If I'd been in some of the movies I turned down, maybe they wouldn't have been a success."
- Molly Ringwald
(Related: Movies, Success, People, Collaboration)

"The one great thing about a continuing collaboration is that they know you. And if you're really lucky, they really believe in you and think that your talent has some unending bounds to it."
- Mark Ruffalo
(Related: Talent, Collaboration)

"Being in a band is always a compromise. Provided that the balance is good, what you lose in compromise, you gain by collaboration."
- Mike Rutherford
(Related: Balance, Being, Collaboration, Compromise, Gain)

"I doubt I'll ever do another book collaboration; I've been spoiled. Roger and I both happened to move to New Mexico at about the same time, when we each had a family of young kids to raise. Socializing seemed to lead naturally to working together."
- Fred Saberhagen
(Related: Family, Time, Collaboration, Doubt, Kids)

"As always in a musical collaboration: One has to like each other. As simple as that."
- Klaus Schulze
"Every sin is the result of a collaboration."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Collaboration, Result, Sin)

"I just wanted to do this all Australian film and we didn't want to give creative control to overseas 'cause whoever comes on my sets, whether you're sweeping the floor or an actor, it doesn't matter who comes up with the ideas, it's a collaboration."
- Yahoo Serious
(Related: Ideas, Control, Actor, Collaboration, Film, Want)

"As far as the mechanics go, working with other people on received ideas was for me a very interesting technical problem. I can't say that any of my collaborations engaged my heart, but they engaged the craftsman in me."
- Robert Sheckley
(Related: People, Heart, Ideas)

"Musicals are plays, but the last collaborator is your audience, so you've got to wait 'til the last collaborator comes in before you can complete the collaboration."
- Stephen Sondheim
(Related: Collaboration)

"From that first meeting, I totally loved working with Joey, it was a real collaboration."
- Ronnie Spector
(Related: Collaboration, First, Meeting)

"There comes a point with any collaboration like that where you start having other interests creatively. I was moving in one direction musically, and as a guitar player, Mark wanted to move in another direction. That was essentially the reason we broke up."
- Scott Stapp
(Related: Collaboration, Direction, Guitar, Reason)

"Unity is strength... when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved."
- Mattie Stepanek
(Related: Strength, Teamwork, Collaboration, Unity)

"By the end of it, you never know how it's going to turn out. Hopefully if I pick the right songs and put the right melodies on it and all the collaboration works out. it's a win-win situation."
- Paul Taylor
(Related: Collaboration, End, Right, Songs)

"When we did concerts, we wanted them to be theatrical events - collaborations with designers, choreographers, and directors - because we thought traditional rock concerts were boring."
- Neil Tennant
(Related: Thought, Events)

"Good design begins with honesty, asks tough questions, comes from collaboration and from trusting your intuition."
- Freeman Thomas
(Related: Design, Honesty, Collaboration, Intuition, Questions)

"They are representations of many shared hours of collaboration between us all. That's the real nature of the relationship the orchestra and I are trying to build."
- Michael Tilson Thomas
(Related: Nature, Collaboration, Trying)

"That brings me to Dennis Ritchie. Our collaboration has been a thing of beauty."
- Ken Thompson
(Related: Beauty, Collaboration)

"Were there contacts over time between Iraq and al-Qaeda? Yes, there were efforts made to communicate. We found no evidence of collaboration in any effort to mount any kind of operation against the United States' interests."
- Richard Ben Veniste
(Related: Time, Collaboration, Effort, Iraq, states, United)

"I guess we've had a very close relationship because I don't pretend to know about cinema and I think I do know a bit about theatre but he does, he respected that and so we really just had a collaboration which went completely like this."
- Andrew Lloyd Webber
(Related: Cinema, Collaboration, Theatre)

"The hardest problems of pure and applied science can only be solved by the open collaboration of the world-wide scientific community."
- Kenneth G. Wilson
(Related: Science, Collaboration, Community, Open, Problems, World)