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Born: 1907-05-12
Profession: Writer
Nation: British
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About the Saint's amorous adventures, by the way, I can't speak so brazenly.

Tags: Adventures, Saint, Speak

Everything I write is designed to be milked to the last drop of revenue.

Tags: Drop, Last, Write

For there is a price ticket on everything that puts a whizz into life, and adventure follows the rule. It's distressing, but there you are.

Tags: Adventure, Life, Rule

I had still never read one of the Bond books when the movie Dr. No came out.

Tags: Books, Movie, Read

If I didn't see its place in the Saga when I planned it, I probably wouldn't write it at all.

Tags: Place, Planned, Write

In 1939 I hadn't even realized that this was an immigration problem.

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It should cause no surprise that anyone so lazy as myself should be economical to the point of miserliness with everything he writes.

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He believes in romance. He isn't merely going through the mechanical movements of a man in an exciting situation. He is, vitally and positively squeezing the last drop of delight from living the best life he knows in the best way he can.

Tags: Best, Life, Living

In 1938, when I had decided that the only way to see the country was in a trailer, and I built the trailer which I still have and lived in it for eighteen months, and learned America from San Diego to the Canadian border, from Miami to New Jersey, and east to west in between.

Tags: America, Country, Learned

Others, amounting to four novels and a mess of short stories which I did not think worth preserving, I have done my best to eliminate from the record by refusing all requests for permission to reprint them, and I hope I have done a good job of making them hard to unearth.

Tags: Best, Good, Hope

The gleam in their eyes telegraphs only too clearly that they are hoping for a headline, which of course means something disparaging, because nothing makes such good copy as a feud.

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The reason is that for many years I have avoided reading anything whatsoever that approaches my own line of country, out of a somewhat fanatical desire to avoid the risk of unconscious imitation.

Tags: Country, Desire, Reason

A soft refusal is not always taken, but a rude one is immediately believed.

Tags: Rude, Soft, Taken

A shocking occurrence ceases to be shocking when it occurs daily.

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More and more people care about religious tolerance as fewer and fewer care about religion.

Tags: Care, Religion, Tolerance

To understand is to forgive, even oneself.

Tags: Forgive, Forgiveness, Understand

A man's home is his wife's castle.

Tags: Castle, Home, Wife

People, like sheep, tend to follow a leader - occasionally in the right direction.

Tags: Direction, Follow, Leader

When a machine begins to run without human aid, it is time to scrap it - whether it be a factory or a government.

Tags: Government, Human, Time

The most imaginative people are the most credulous, for them everything is possible.

Tags: Credulous, Imagination, Possible

Lovers of air travel find it exhilarating to hang poised between the illusion of immortality and the fact of death.

Tags: Between, Death, Travel

Memory is the thing you forget with.

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The banalities of a great man pass for wit.

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There are few successful adults who were not first successful children.

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To remain young one must change.

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