“Alcohol is like love, he said. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl’s clothes off.”
Submitted by socialengtuto 10 months ago
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"I was as hallow and empty as the spaces between stars."
Submitted by kkeila21 over 3 years ago
The most durable thing in writing is style, and style is the most valuable investment a writer can make with his time. It pays off slowly, your agent will sneer at it, your publisher will misunderstand it, and it will take people you have never heard of to convince them by slow degrees that the writer who puts his individual mark on the way he writes will always pay off.
Submitted by andreineculau over 3 years ago
Throw up into your typewriter every morning. Clean up every noon.
Submitted by meggilyweggily almost 6 years ago
The ideal mystery was one you would read if the ending was missing.
Submitted by jebgavin about 6 years ago
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."
Submitted by restmin over 6 years ago
When in doubt have a man come through the door with a gun in his hand.
Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid.
[On Los Angeles] A big hard-boiled city with no more personality than a paper cup.
It was a blonde. A blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained glass window.
When I split an infinitive, God damn it, I split it so it will stay split.
Submitted by calluna over 7 years ago