The following quote is from the movie Adaptation. In this scene Nicolas Cage, an author with writer's block, has asked the host of a screenwriting conference how to write a film where "nothing much happens," which is more similar to the real world. The host responds in kind:
"Nothing happens in the world? Are you out of your f-ing mind? People are murdered every day. There's genocide, war, corruption. Every f-ing day, somewhere in the world, somebody sacrifices his life to save someone else. Every f-ing day, someone, somewhere takes a conscious decision to destroy someone else. People find love, people lose it. For Christ's sake, a child watches her mother beaten to death on the steps of a church. Someone goes hungry. Somebody else betrays his best friend for a woman. If you can't find that stuff in life, then you, my friend, don't know crap about life!"