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Writing Quotes

Writing Quotes

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Skull SmileThe Jazz Age/ Time Life: College Humor, 1927
“He was the editor of the tabloid ‘newspaper’ but he loved his children. So he told them he was a burglar.

Skull SmileRaymond Chandler/Philip Marlowe
I was tired of being pushed around for nickels and dimes so I decided I’d write about murder. It’s safer.”

Skull SmileWalter ‘Red’ Smith
There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.”

Skull SmileUmberto Eco
I felt like poisoning a monk.”  –  on why he wrote the novel ‘The Name of the Rose’.

Rex Stout on Doyle