Budd Schulberg was a screenwriter best known for his Academy-Award winning screenplay for On the Waterfront and his 1941 novel What Makes Sammy Run?
"The world was a race to Sammy. He was running against time. Sometimes I used to sit at the bar...and say, 'Al, I don't give a goddam if you never move your ass off this seat again. If you never write another line. I default. Al Manheim does not choose to run.' And then it would start running through my head: What makes Sammy run?"