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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. "
" 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. "
" If I didn't see its place in the Saga when I planned it, I probably wouldn't write it at all. "
" 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. "
" I had still never read one of the Bond books when the movie Dr. No came out. "
" It should cause no surprise that anyone so lazy as myself should be economical to the point of miserliness with everything he writes. "
" 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. "
" About the Saint's amorous adventures, by the way, I can't speak so brazenly. "
" 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. "
" Everything I write is designed to be milked to the last drop of revenue. "
" In 1939 I hadn't even realized that this was an immigration problem. "