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An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence.
The moment a man begins to talk about technique that’s proof that he is fresh out of ideas.
She jerked away from me like a startled fawn might, if I had a startled fawn and it jerked away from me.
I certainly admire people who do things.
When in doubt, have a man come through the door with a gun in his hand.
When I split an infinitive, God damn it, I split it so it will stay split.
Woe, woe, woe… in a little while we shall all be dead. Therefore let us behave as though we were dead already.
The English may not always be the best writers in the world, but they are incomparably the best dull writers.
The challenge of screenwriting is to say much in little and then take half of that little out and still preserve an effect of leisure…
Television is just one more facet of that considerable segment of our society that never had any standard but the soft buck.
At least half the mystery novels published violate the law that the solution, once revealed, must seem to be inevitable.
The streets were dark with something more than night.
The moment a man sets his thoughts down on paper, however secretly, he is in a sense writing for publication.
A really good detective never gets married.
The more you reason the less you create.
I guess God made Boston on a wet Sunday.
I do a great deal of research – particularly in the apartments of tall blondes.
It is not a fragrant world.
The law isn’t justice. It’s a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in…
He looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food.
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