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After my best side again, aren't you?
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All Our Yesterdays was unquestionably the best work I have ever done. And the reading public stayed away in droves.
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As I say, I'm not sure I'd have undertaken it... Oh, yeah, I would. They were offering me a hell of a lot of money.
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College had little effect on me. I'd have been the same writer if I'd gone to MIT, except I'd have flunked out sooner.
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For David Parker and Daniel Parker, with the respect and admiration of their father, who grew up with them.
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I didn't have to say it. I just had to write it. It was painful enough.
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I don't imagine I would have chosen to spend the last twenty-six years of my life writing about a character whose values and virtues I disdained.
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I got thrown out of school several weeks in my senior year being caught in the girls' dorm. This was 1954, friends. The girls' dorm was off limits. Even to girls, I think.
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I had achieved the most important things in my life when I married Joan and had the sons. Given the choice between Joan and the boys, and being a writer, I world give up being a writer without a blink.
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I have reached the point where I know that as long as I sit down to write, the ideas will come. What they will be, I don't know.
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I hereby resign from Prudential Insurance Company of America. As I look back over my years with the company, I note there have been three of them.
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I really don't know what I am going to do in terms of what a book is going to be about until I actually start writing it!
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I think at this stage in my life I have learned that there are any number of things that men will never know, and can never hope to know, about women.
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I think finally good writing gets out there, and people like it, and bad writing doesn't. Well, no. Bad writing does get out there 'cause some people like it.
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I was on the Oprah Winfrey Show once. It was a really slow news day for Oprah, and there were several of us on 'cause none of us was sufficiently interesting by his or herself.
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I write five pages a day. If you would read five pages a day, we'd stay right even.
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If you want to write, write it. That's the first rule. And send it in, and send it in to someone who can publish it or get it published. Don't send it to me. Don't show it to your spouse, or your significant other, or your parents, or somebody. They're not going to publish it.
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It was not just that Ross Macdonald taught us how to write; he did something much more, he taught us how to read, and how to think about life, and maybe, in some small, but mattering way, how to live.
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It's tempting to say the Ph.D. didn't have an effect, but it's not so. I think whatever resonance I may be able to achieve is in part simply from the amount of reading and learning that I acquired along the way.
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Joan and I separated in 1982 and reunited in 1984, at which time we had arrived at the conclusion that it probably wasn't a good idea for us to share the same living space twenty-four hours a day.
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Joan organizes our social life, and on weekends I follow her around.
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My older son who is, I think, here tonight, is forty-one years old. Which is odd because so am I.
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Send it to someone who can publish it. And if they won't publish it, send it to someone else who can publish it! And keep sending it! Of course, if no one will publish it, at that point you might want to think about doing something other than writing.
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She found me intolerable. But she got to know me, and I wore her down.
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So it's - the book is the book, the movie is the movie, the money is the money, and - you know?
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Sure, I have advice for people starting to write. Don't. I don't need the competition.
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Teaching is too strong a word for whatever it was I did at Northeastern University.
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They give me the money, I give them the book. Having input into the adaptation would be kind of like selling a house and coming back three years later and saying, 'Paint it this color!'
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This is not a screenplay. I don't do twenty drafts. I'm not going to show this to you until it's published or accepted for publication. You can make whatever suggestions you want, but I probably will ignore them entirely.
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Very few of my books are about who stole the Maltese Falcon.
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Well, you give me too much credit for foresight and planning. I haven't got a clue what the hell I'm doing.
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With so much at stake maybe I'll just leave now.
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Would you care to publish this? Sincerely, Robert B. Parker.
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You have to know what you can do. And you can't castigate yourself for not being able to do what somebody else does.
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