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    Lee Goldberg
    “It's a tough job being somebody's personal assistant. You have to anwser their phone, manage their correspondence, run their errands, pay their bills, arrange their schedule, and basically do whatever tasks, menial to major, they are too busy or self absorbed or distranted or pampered or disinterested to do themselves.”
    Lee Goldberg, Mr. Monk Goes to Germany

  • #2
    John Cheever
    “I can’t write without a reader. It’s precisely like a kiss—you can’t do it alone.”
    John Cheever

  • #3
    Will Ferguson
    “...when you are constantly prevailing upon the kindness of strangers-as a hitchhiker must-it keeps you in a positive frame of mind. Call it Zen and the Art of Hitchhiking. The Way of the Lift. The chrysanthemum and the Thumb. Heady on beer and the sound of my own voice, the aphorisms spilled out unchecked.”
    Will Ferguson, Hitching Rides with Buddha

  • #4
    Katharine Hepburn
    “If you obey all of the rules, you miss all of the fun.”
    Katharine Hepburn

  • #5
    Ross Macdonald
    “The past was filling the room like a tide of whispers.”
    Ross Macdonald, The Instant Enemy
    tags: past

  • #6
    Ross Macdonald
    “There was nothing wrong with Southern California that a rise in the ocean level wouldn't cure.”
    Ross Macdonald, The Drowning Pool

  • #7
    Ross Macdonald
    “She was trouble looking for somebody to happen to.”
    Ross Macdonald, The Wycherly Woman

  • #8
    James M. Cain
    “Stealing a man's wife, that's nothing, but stealing his car, that's larceny.”
    James M. Cain, The Postman Always Rings Twice

  • #9
    James M. Cain
    “I loved her like a rabbit loves a rattlesnake”
    James M. Cain, Double Indemnity

  • #10
    James M. Cain
    “I had killed a man, for money and a woman. I didn't have the money and I didn't have the woman.”
    James M. Cain, Double Indemnity

  • #11
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”
    Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

  • #12
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “Hallucinations are bad enough. But after awhile you learn to cope with things like seeing your dead grandmother crawling up your leg with a knife in her teeth. Most acid fanciers can handle this sort of thing. But nobody can handle that other trip-the possibility that any freak with $1.98 can walk into the Circus-Circus and suddenly appear in the sky over downtown Las Vegas twelve times the size of God, howling anything that comes into his head. No, this is not a good town for psychedelic drugs.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

  • #13
    Mark Twain
    “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.”
    Mark Twain, Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

  • #14
    Oscar Wilde
    “I have spent most of the day putting in a comma and the rest of the day taking it out.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #15
    Elizabeth  George
    “Barbara wanted to go to tea at Dorchester as much as she wanted to give birth to octuplets.”
    Elizabeth George, Believing the Lie

  • #16
    Joseph Mitchell
    “...you can hate a place with all your heart and soul and still be homesick for it.”
    Joseph Mitchell

  • #17
    Chaim Potok
    “Truth has to be given in riddles. People can't take truth if it comes charging at them like a bull. The bull is always killed. You have to give people the truth in a riddle, hide it so they go looking for it and find it piece by piece; that way they learn to live with it.”
    Chaim Potok, The Gift of Asher Lev
    tags: truth

  • #18
    Dashiell Hammett
    “When you write, you want fame, fortune and personal satisfaction. You want to write what you want to write and feel it's good, and you want this to go on for hundreds of years. You're not likely ever to get all these things, and you're not likely to give up writing and commit suicide if you don't, but that is -- and should be -- your goal. Anything else is kind of piddling.”
    Dashiell Hammett

  • #19
    Neil Gaiman
    “Remember: when people tell you something’s wrong or doesn’t work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong.”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #20
    Lawrence Block
    “Serendipity. Look for something, find something else, and realize that what you've found is more suited to your needs than what you thought you were looking for. ”
    Lawrence Block

  • #21
    Lewis Carroll
    “When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’

    ’The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’

    ’The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.”
    Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass

  • #22
    Maya Angelou
    “You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
    Maya Angelou

  • #23
    Walt Whitman
    “The secret of it all, is to write in the gush, the throb, the flood, of the moment – to put things down without deliberation – without worrying about their style – without waiting for a fit time or place. I always worked that way. I took the first scrap of paper, the first doorstep, the first desk, and wrote – wrote, wrote…By writing at the instant the very heartbeat of life is caught.”
    Walt Whitman

  • #24
    Jules Renard
    “Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted.”
    Jules Renard



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