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About the Saint's amorous adventures, by the way, I can't speak so brazenly.
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After the Saint was well established, I even went back over my earlier writings and selected those which I still wanted to perpetuate, and shamelessly rewrote them as Saint stories and included them in certain books.
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But there are just a few stories which I genuinely regret losing, which were lost by force of circumstance and which I can do nothing about. They were all original Saint stories too, and I was thinking of them while working on a new collection of shorter pieces which I am now trying to finish up.
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Everything I write is designed to be milked to the last drop of revenue.
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For there is a price ticket on everything that puts a whizz into life, and adventure follows the rule. It's distressing, but there you are.
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He believes in romance. He isn't merely going through the mechanical movements of a man in an exciting situation. He is, vitally and positively squeezing the last drop of delight from living the best life he knows in the best way he can.
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I can be wrong about lots of things; but on all matters concerning Simon Templar I can cheerfully proclaim myself the one and only infallible incontrovertible expert on earth.
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I had still never read one of the Bond books when the movie Dr. No came out.
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If I didn't see its place in the Saga when I planned it, I probably wouldn't write it at all.
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In 1938, when I had decided that the only way to see the country was in a trailer, and I built the trailer which I still have and lived in it for eighteen months, and learned America from San Diego to the Canadian border, from Miami to New Jersey, and east to west in between.
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In 1939 I hadn't even realized that this was an immigration problem.
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In a milieu even more enthralled by star-mania than the world of books, that Jack Lemmon may top the latest box-office poll does not mean that Gregory Peck should go out and shoot himself.
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In fact, it could logically be argued that the man best qualified to review a detective story is an established detective-story writer.
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It became increasingly clear to me that America was the Promised Land in which I should have to seek fun and fortune.
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It should cause no surprise that anyone so lazy as myself should be economical to the point of miserliness with everything he writes.
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Others, amounting to four novels and a mess of short stories which I did not think worth preserving, I have done my best to eliminate from the record by refusing all requests for permission to reprint them, and I hope I have done a good job of making them hard to unearth.
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That is why no future students of the Charteris line are likely to come upon many sensational discoveries in the form of lost manuscripts or forgotten stories.
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The crime-story reviewer of no less a paper than the New York Times, Anthony Boucher, is the author of a number of published mysteries.
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The gleam in their eyes telegraphs only too clearly that they are hoping for a headline, which of course means something disparaging, because nothing makes such good copy as a feud.
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The reason is that for many years I have avoided reading anything whatsoever that approaches my own line of country, out of a somewhat fanatical desire to avoid the risk of unconscious imitation.
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When I picked myself this distinguished cognomen it never occurred to me that such a superficially simple arrangement of letters could be so easily butchered and mutilated.
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