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Born: 1917-10-08
Profession: Author
Nation: American
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Brilliantly lit from stem to stern, she looked like a sagging birthday cake.

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Events alone rarely provide much guide to the future.

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I look for something that is highly unusual, involving ordinary people caught in extraordinary situations.

Tags: Caught, Ordinary, Situations

I never earned a dollar that was not somehow through writing.

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You have to study the people and the ones that measure up are not always the ones you expect.

Tags: Expect, Measure, Study

It would be nice to say the rich people, the fancy people, all behaved like bastards and the poor slobs all came through like heroes. But as a matter of fact, sometimes the poor slobs behave like slobs and the great, noble, privileged characters come off very well, indeed.

Tags: Great, Nice, Rich

It's a funny thing, but today the Titanic is probably much more - that is people are much more aware of it than they were in 1954, when I was doing my research.

Tags: Funny, Research, Today

Someone once told me the one thread that runs through them all is a premium on personal courage - not intellectual courage, but just plain physical courage.

Tags: Courage, Personal, Someone

There were exceptions, a couple of families that just plain didn't want to even think about it, although forty years had passed but mostly the people were very interested in talking about it.

Tags: Couple, Interested, Talking
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