Vishwanathan Anand:”in USA if you want to impress people with your sports, you have to show that you have a higher first prize”

All elite sportspersons earn a lot of money and, of course, they work hard for it. Recently I saw this movie called Pawns Sacrifice and Bobby Fischer has one dialogue that “Money is of extreme importance.”

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Vishwanathan Anand: Bobby Fischer really opened the door for chess and he was the first player who really saw that money in sports was not just about earning your next meal for living. He though money was a proxy for your worth in the society. He thought such probably because he was from the US, because in USA if you want to impress people with your sports, you have to show that you have a higher first prize. Their first question tends to be ‘What’s going to be the first prize?’ It’s the way they compare, because obviously you won’t know about every person’s walk of life, but you will know how much they earn. Bobby Fischer saw it very clear, so his initial demands were seen as very confrontational, but it was probably because nobody saw it that way till that time, because what he demanded became a routine for players like rest of us and that’s how many players recall him. He changed the sport for the better of others

Source :  https://www.news18.com/news/other-sports/interview-the-ever-dominating-viswanathan-anand-isnt-done-yet-1178799.html

Lin Dan:”I don’t choose a commercial only based on money issues”

Badzine: How do you choose the commercials you go for?

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Lin Dan: First, I don’t choose a commercial only based on money issues.  I must consider whether the product is suitable for me.  Second, I don’t readily agree to do commercials for food or pharmaceuticals since people regard me as their hero and idol, and I must be responsible for them.  That’s also the reason why I am so cautious in choosing products I endorse

Source :http://www.badzine.net/2013/08/superstar-lin-dan-talks-to-badzine/

JK Rowling: “I was a single mother and it really was hand to mouth at one point”

Winfrey: So how has being the first billionaire author affected your perception of yourself?

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Rowling: I dress better. But that’s not just about money, ’cause you meet lots of rich people who dress atrociously. It’s more that you can afford to – well, you can definitely afford better clothes. I think the single biggest thing that money gave me – and obviously I came from a place where I was a single mother and it really was hand to mouth at one point. It was literally as poor as you can get in Britain without being homeless at one point. If you’ve ever been there you will never, ever take for granted that you don’t need to worry. Never.

Source : http://www.harrypotterspage.com/2010/10/03/transcript-of-oprah-interview-with-j-k-rowling/

 

Hemingway: Worry destroys the ability to write

INTERVIEWER

How about financial security? Can that be a detriment to good writing?

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If it came early enough and you loved life as much as you loved your work it would take much character to resist the temptations. Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure only death can stop it. Financial security then is a great help as it keeps you from worrying. Worry destroys the ability to write. Ill health is bad in the ratio that it produces worry which attacks your subconscious and destroys your reserves.

source : https://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/4825/ernest-hemingway-the-art-of-fiction-no-21-ernest-hemingway

Werner Herzog and movies as a corporate product

Q: So if someone gives you $150 million for a film, that’d become essentially a corporate product.

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Herzog: Not necessarily. If you give me $150 million and never show up again [laughs], I would deliver something big and beautiful. But when you have to deal with a corporate world and every single line of dialogue has have the approval of a boardroom decision, then you are probably having too many limitations. And it becomes lifeless very easily. This is why all of these films, many of the big films that the industry creates, are very predictable and very much in a format that is ironclad. It’s not a kind of filmmaking for me.

source : http://www.indiewire.com/2016/07/werner-herzog-interview-master-class-1201706508/