I'm a first-time father, and it was amazing to me to learn that my son could actually use sign language before the spoken word. I could see this intelligence in his eyes before he could speak: how he could understand what was going on around him and was frustrated by that. Matt Reeves
Many first-time novelists end up rewriting their first two or three chapters, trying to get them 'just right.' But the point of the first draft is not to get it right; it's to get it written - so that you'll have something to work with.
Seeing a new play in a first-time production is so exciting - when it's good, you want to shout from the rooftops. Sam Taylor-Wood
I am the luckiest novelist in the world. I was a first-time novelist who wasn't awash in rejection slips, whose manuscript didn't disappear in slush piles. I have had a wonderful time. Vikas Swarup
I think a first-time director always has to convince a lot of people that they're ready to do it. Dan Gilroy