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Authors want their names down in history; I want to keep the smoke coming out of the chimney.
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But at my age, you start to get tired.
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Critics themselves, they used to tear me up.
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Hemingway hated me. I sold 200 million books, and he didn't. Of course most of mine sold for 25 cents, but still... you look at all this stuff with a grain of salt.
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I dont like any of them, because they don't read the books. In Kiss Me Deadly my story is better than his story. Anthony Quinn played in The Lond Wait and he didn't read the book either.
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I know an awful lot of Hollywood people, who are so self-important, I can't understand it.
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I played in a movie called Ring of Fear with Clyde Beatty and Pat O'Brien.
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I read all the time... I read a lot of history books.
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I really like Max Allan Collins... he's a great researcher... his Nate Heller books on the Lindbergh story, and on the Cermak assassination are both excellent, and the new one, on Amelia Earhardt is great.
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I started off at the high level, in the slick magazines, but they didn't use my name, they used house names. Anyway, then I went downhill to the pulps, then downhill further to the comics.
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I try to stay in good physical shape, I don't smoke, I don't drink.
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I was the first one probably in writing to use a nickname, Mickey, and it stuck.
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I wrote the original Mike Hammer as a comic, Mike Danger.
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I'd sold millions but he wanted to make The Chalice, which fell on its face with a deadly thud, and he could've made the biggest hit in the world with I,the Jury.
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I'm 82 years old, wherever I go everybody knows me, but here's why... I'm a merchandiser, I'm not just a writer, I stay in every avenue you can think of.
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I'm a commercial writer, not an author. Margaret Mitchell was an author. She wrote one book.
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I'm a country boy. I hate New York. But that's where things happen, so I use it as a base for stories, I know enough about it. But I have to keep going back there.
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I'm one of the Jehovahs Witnesses.
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If I need something, I'll invent it.
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If the public likes you, you're good.
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If the public likes you, you're good. Shakespeare was a common, down-to-earth writer in his day.
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If you're a singer you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he's good, the older he gets, the better he writes.
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Imagine this guy hits Mike Hammer over the head with a wooden coathanger and knocks him out. You hit Mike Hammer over the head with a wooden coathanger, he'll beat the crap out of you.
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My father was Catholic, my mother was Protestant, and because of that I got Christened in both churches, so I've got all these names... but my Dad always called me Mick.
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Nobody reads a mystery to get to the middle. They read it to get to the end. If it's a letdown, they won't buy anymore. The first page sells that book. The last page sells your next book.
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Now I'm not an author, I'm a writer, that's all I am.
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Oh yeah, I was one of the first guys writing comic books, I wrote Captain America, with guys like Stan Lee, who became famous later on with Marvel Comics.
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See, heroes never die. John Wayne isn't dead, Elvis isn't dead. Otherwise you don't have a hero. You can't kill a hero. That's why I never let him get older.
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Stephen King. Now I'm not crazy about him, but he's a great a writer.
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Victor Saville was bad news because he wanted money just to do one big picture.
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When I started the paperback market, there were only a few good writers, now the market's loaded... you don't know which one to take.
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Where I am they can smell out a hurricane. My house survived Hurricane Hazel, but it didn't get past Hugo.
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