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All Quotes by author - Clive Cussler
" After putting the kids to bed, I would think about what I wanted to write. "
" After the Dirk Pitt books became best-sellers, I could afford to buy the more exotic examples of classic autos. "
" A lot of people don't understand why I'm not out diving for treasure. "
" Either you've got the bug, or you haven't. There are many things I'd rather be doing than writing a book. "
" I almost write to formula, because there's a historical beginning, then the plots get convoluted. "
" I am not like Stephen King, who writes one book, then writes another. I finish a book and go off and... look for wrecks. Then, six months later, I might start another book. "
" I can appreciate other writers' works. "
" I can't retire. My readers won't let me. "
" I collect vintage cars, so you always find them in my books. "
" I'd give my left arm for the Merrimack. "
" I'd heard about a shipwreck that was never found - John Paul Jones' Bonhomme Richard. So I thought, 'Well, I'll go look for it.' "
" I didn't have the great American novel burning inside me, but I felt I could try my hand at popular fiction. "
" I don't like interior decorating. It looks gorgeous, but it doesn't have that lived-in look. "
" I don't think of myself as a writer. "
" If ever a car was created by designers with dreams of grandeur, it had to be the 1958 Buick Limited: the heftiest, highest-priced and most opulent monster ever to hit the street in the '50s. "
" If it ain't fun, it ain't worth doing. "
" If I were to say I'm looking for treasure, people would come up with the money. When I say I'm looking for a historic wreck, they're not interested. "
" If you are a writer, Saturday and Sunday don't mean anything. "
" If you have some natural talent and really want to write, you should read the books of someone who's very successful in your genre. You don't want to plagiarize, but you want to learn from that author. "
" I get up in the morning, get to the office, and write until about six o'clock in the evening. "
" I had horrible experiences in Hollywood. "
" I have a large collection of town cars because when I was just a snipe in the gutter, growing up in Los Angeles, a town car drove by. I remember running in the house to get my mother so she could see it. It was utterly magnificent. "
" I honestly thought I probably did sell 100 million books. That doesn't seem out of the ordinary to me. "
" I like snappy dialogue and short descriptions and lots of action. "
" I love doing the research for the novels. For me, the writing is hard work. "
" I'm always interested in something that's missing. "
" I'm a storyteller. "
" I'm considered the 'old daddy of adventure.' "
" I'm not a dedicated writer in the sense of Stephen King. "
" I'm not a great writer of literature. I'm an entertainer. "
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