nelson demille Quotes

I don't name sources.
— Nelson DeMille
I've always been fascinated by the Gold Coast. The homes themselves are spectacular, unlike anything you'll see other than in Newport, Bar Harbor or Palm Beach. It's a very special area that, because of local demographics, is not going to survive much longer.
— Nelson DeMille
You have to go out of your way as a suspense novelist to find situations where the protagonists are somewhat helpless and in real danger.
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— Nelson DeMille
Writing doesn't leave much time for hobbies, unless you consider that I began writing as a hobby and have made the hobby into a profession.
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— Nelson DeMille
There is no terra incognito left.
— Nelson DeMille
The world has gotten smaller and more accessible since I first started writing in the 70's.
tags: world writing
— Nelson DeMille
It's much different today than it was during the Cold War. The CIA is not the subject of many books anymore. But that might change, because of international terrorism and Red China.
tags: war terrorism book
— Nelson DeMille
I read 'Time', 'Newsweek' and 'The Economist'.
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— Nelson DeMille
I had a very strong desire to be successful at something.
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— Nelson DeMille
G.I. humor is similar to cop humor.
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— Nelson DeMille
I think it's more difficult now to write a spy thriller with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Many authors have tried, but few have succeeded in capturing the interest of readers.
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— Nelson DeMille
Even the most radical Islamic terrorist would not want to see the revered holy city of Medina go up. It would be like losing the Vatican in Rome.
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— Nelson DeMille
Chemical and biological attacks are scary and will kill a lot of people but dont rise to the level of nuclear.
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— Nelson DeMille
I don't like mysteries, which is why I want to solve them. It bothers me that there are things I don't know.
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— Nelson DeMille
I sometimes use some personality traits to fashion part of a character. Most of my characters are composites of either people I know or people in the public eye.
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— Nelson DeMille
How you handle life depends a lot on how you handle plan B, or if you have a plan B.
— Nelson DeMille
Most of my books are about contemporary subjects, and the world changes so fast that I'm lucky when events haven't overtaken the book I'm writing at the moment.
tags: world contemporary moment writing book
— Nelson DeMille
There are Mafia families that have bought magnificent houses on the North Shore, although not yet the great estates because they don't want that kind of high profile.
— Nelson DeMille
I do write my manuscripts by hand, in pencil on legal pads. Then they are typed on a word processor by my typist.
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— Nelson DeMille
I like the process of pencil and paper as opposed to a machine. I think the writing is better when it's done in handwriting.
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— Nelson DeMille
Absolutely breathtaking, nail-biting, and edge-of-your-seat. Michael Koryta is a master at maintaining suspense and a hell of a good writer. THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD is one of the best chase-and-escape novels you'll read this year-or any other year. The pace never lets up.
tags: master hell suspense wishes novel read year
— Nelson DeMille
"made me promise to cut down on the drinking and swearing, which I have. Unfortunately, this has left me dim-witted and nearly speechless.
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— Nelson DeMille
I try to use short sentences, short paragraphs and short chapters to keep the reader's interest.
— Nelson DeMille
Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face.
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— Nelson DeMille
If everyone howled at every injustice, every act of barbarism, every act of unkindness, then we would be taking the first step towards a real humanity.
tags: humanity real
— Nelson DeMille
We're all pilgrims on the same journey but some pilgrims have better road maps.
tags: journey
— Nelson DeMille
I thought to myself, what is everyone's worst fear? Nuclear terrorism in America.
tags: thoughts america terrorism nuclear
— Nelson DeMille
Stephen King once told me he liked my writing. And that was great.
tags: writing
— Nelson DeMille
It's good to stay as close to real life as you can, and then kind of dress it up.
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— Nelson DeMille
...the most common cause of death among alpha males was ego.
tags: death ego
— Nelson DeMille
A lot of our perception of history is influenced by inaccurate movies.
tags: perception movie
— Nelson DeMille
I generally unwind by having dinner with close friends.
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— Nelson DeMille
Ernest Hemingway was the author I drew inspiration from.
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— Nelson DeMille
I turned to the Times crossword puzzle and asked Kate, "What's the definition of a moderate Arab?" "I don't know." "A guy who ran out of ammunition.
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— Nelson DeMille
I used the pen name because I knew I wanted to write better novels under my own name someday,
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— Nelson DeMille
Panic--a deep abiding, free-floating anxiety, often without any reason or logical basis.
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— Nelson DeMille
I was trained in Army Intelligence, but spent most of my army career in the infantry. But like many people of my generation, I was very much caught up in the Cold War, and books and movies about espionage.
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— Nelson DeMille
The meaning of life has not much to do with good and evil, right and wrong, duty, honor, country, or any of that. It has to do with cutting the right deal.
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— Nelson DeMille
Job happiness is directly proportional to the distance you are from the home office.
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— Nelson DeMille
Everyone looked pensive, which is good cover-up for clueless.
— Nelson DeMille