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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Writer
Nation: American
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There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and the kind you make up.

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A character who is thought-out is not born, he or she is contrived. A born character is round, a thought-out character is flat.

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As a professional writer of detective stories, I string along with the ballplayers. I love a ball game.

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Every Sherlock Holmes story has at least one marvelous scene.

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Doyle stokes in a thousand shrewd touches with no effort at all. Wonderful.

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Everything in a story should be credible.

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Hemingway never grew out of adolescence. His scope and depth stayed shallow because he had no idea what women are for.

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I have a strong moral sense - by my standards.

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I have never regarded myself as this or that. I have been too busy being myself to bother about regarding myself.

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I still can't decide which is more fun - reading or writing.

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I think one or two of the later Holmes stories are among the best.

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The Glass Key is better than anything Hemingway ever wrote.

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To read of a detective's daring finesse or ingenious stratagem is a rare joy.

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If I'm home with no chore at hand, and a package of books has come, the television set and the chess board and the unanswered mail will have to manage without me if one of the books is a detective story.

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One of the hardest things to believe is that anyone will abandon the effort to escape a charge of murder. It is extremely important to suspend disbelief on that. If you don't, the story is spoiled.

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The minute those two little particles inside a woman's womb have joined together, billions of decisions have been made. A thing like that has to come from entropy.

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To say that man is a reasoning animal is a very different thing than to say that most of man's decisions are based on his rational process. That I don't believe at all.

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