The 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.
Raymond 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.”
Walter ‘Red’ Smith
“There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.”
“I felt like poisoning a monk.” – on why he wrote the novel ‘The Name of the Rose’.