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    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.
    — Nelson DeMille
    tags: suspense  danger  real 
     
    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.
    — Nelson DeMille
    tags: time  writing  profession 
     
    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.
    — Nelson DeMille
    tags: world  writing 
     
    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.
    — Nelson DeMille
    tags: war  terrorism  book 
     
    I read 'Time', 'Newsweek' and 'The Economist'.
    — Nelson DeMille
    tags: time  read 
     
    I had a very strong desire to be successful at something.
    — Nelson DeMille
    G.I. humor is similar to cop humor.
    — Nelson DeMille
    tags: humor 
     
    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.
    — Nelson DeMille
    tags: thriller  write  author 
     
    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.
    — Nelson DeMille
    tags: holy  radical 
     
    Chemical and biological attacks are scary and will kill a lot of people but dont rise to the level of nuclear.
    — Nelson DeMille
    tags: people  nuclear 
     
    I don't like mysteries, which is why I want to solve them. It bothers me that there are things I don't know.
    — Nelson DeMille
    tags: mystery 
     
    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.
    — 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.
    — 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.
    — Nelson DeMille
    tags: write 
     
    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.
    — Nelson DeMille
    tags: process  writing  machine 
     
    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.
    — Nelson DeMille
    tags: master  hell  suspense  wishes  novel  read  year 
     
    "made me promise to cut down on the drinking and swearing, which I have. Unfortunately, this has left me dim-witted and nearly speechless.
    — Nelson DeMille
    tags: drinking 
     
    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.
    — Nelson DeMille
    tags: devil 
     
    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.
    — Nelson DeMille
    tags: humanity  real 
     
    We're all pilgrims on the same journey but some pilgrims have better road maps.
    — Nelson DeMille
    tags: journey 
     
    I thought to myself, what is everyone's worst fear? Nuclear terrorism in America.
    — Nelson DeMille
    Stephen King once told me he liked my writing. And that was great.
    — Nelson DeMille
    tags: writing 
     
    It's good to stay as close to real life as you can, and then kind of dress it up.
    — Nelson DeMille
    tags: real 
     
    ...the most common cause of death among alpha males was ego.
    — Nelson DeMille
    tags: death  ego 
     
    A lot of our perception of history is influenced by inaccurate movies.
    — Nelson DeMille
    tags: perception  movie 
     
    I generally unwind by having dinner with close friends.
    — Nelson DeMille
    tags: friends 
     
    Ernest Hemingway was the author I drew inspiration from.
    — Nelson DeMille
    tags: author 
     
    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.
    — Nelson DeMille
    tags: time  definition 
     
    I used the pen name because I knew I wanted to write better novels under my own name someday,
    — Nelson DeMille
    tags: novel  write 
     
    Panic--a deep abiding, free-floating anxiety, often without any reason or logical basis.
    — Nelson DeMille
    tags: anxiety 
     
    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.
    — 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.
    — Nelson DeMille
    tags: evil  meaning  right  wrong  honor 
     
    Job happiness is directly proportional to the distance you are from the home office.
    — Nelson DeMille
    tags: happiness  job 
     
    Everyone looked pensive, which is good cover-up for clueless.
    — Nelson DeMille
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    nelson demille
    Birth    : August 23, 1943
    Occupation  : Author