"So much of writing is a matter of recycling and reinterpreting the tiny little minutiae of your own life, but that's all you've got. Of course, the danger with that is that your life and interests can become so narrow and repetitive, as life tends to push us in the direction of anyway, that your writing gets repetitive. I'm writing something now for a director I've worked with in the past, and the other day he said, "Didn't you use a version of this same line in the last movie?" And I said "Hey, I've only got so many tricks, man." But I'm working on that."