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"Like many beginning writers, I had to make the difficult leap from short stories to learning the craft and form of a novel."
"The Llama is a woolly sort of fleecy hairy goat
with an indolent expression and an undulating throat
Like an unsuccessful literary man."
"I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?"
US baseball player, coach
"My billing has always been; 'and', or 'with', or 'including.' That's all right; let the stars take the blame."
"If you are what you eat, then one of the sharks in 'Jaws' is a beer can, half a mackerel and a Louisiana license plate... The other characters in the film are nowhere nearly so fully packed."
US film critic
"Certainly no style seems at first glance to provide a richer field for the investigations of Herr Freud."
Sir Osbert Lancaster
English illustrator, gardener
, on Art Deco
"I made over forty Westerns. I used to lie awake nights trying to think up new ways of getting on and off a horse."
"You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake."