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To say that man is a reasoning animal is a very different thing than to...
Hemingway never grew out of adolescence. His scope and depth stayed shallow because he had...
I have never regarded myself as this or that. I have been too busy being...
To read of a detective's daring finesse or ingenious stratagem is a rare joy.
Everything in a story should be credible.
As a professional writer of detective stories, I string along with the ballplayers. I love...
A character who is thought-out is not born, he or she is contrived. A born...
One of the hardest things to believe is that anyone will abandon the effort to...
I have a strong moral sense - by my standards.
The minute those two little particles inside a woman's womb have joined together, billions of...
Doyle stokes in a thousand shrewd touches with no effort at all. Wonderful.
The Glass Key is better than anything Hemingway ever wrote.
Every Sherlock Holmes story has at least one marvelous scene.
If I'm home with no chore at hand, and a package of books has come,...
I think one or two of the later Holmes stories are among the best.
I still can't decide which is more fun - reading or writing.
There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and the kind you...