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Evan Hunter

American,  Author
Total Quotes : 16
Book Had Concerns

I have a book coming out in September, for example, where the plot concerns counterfeiting, and I had to do a lot of research on that. Or on any legal matters, for example, I have to do a lot of research online.

- Evan Hunter

Writing Actor Like

Changing writing styles is like an actor taking on a different part.

- Evan Hunter

Week Detective Times

A detective sees death in all the various forms at least five times a week.

- Evan Hunter

Sometimes Career Cent

I began using pseudonyms early in my career, when I was being paid a quarter a cent a word for my work, and when I had to write a lot to earn a living. Sometimes I had three or four stories in a single magazine without the editor knowing they were all by me.

- Evan Hunter

Sometimes Agree Worth

I try to keep all my novels in print. Sometimes publishers don't agree with me as to their worth.

- Evan Hunter

Change Other Another

Depending on what I'm working on, I come to the writing desk with entirely different mindsets. When I change form one to the other, it's as if another writer is on the scene.

- Evan Hunter

Style Matter Very

It's a matter of style. The Evan Hunter style and the Ed McBain style are very, very different.

- Evan Hunter

Thanks Never Nor

I've never been a cop nor hope to be a cop, thanks.

- Evan Hunter

Deal Cops Lead Character

It seemed to me... that the only valid people to deal with crime were cops, and I would like to make the lead character, rather than a single person, a squad of cops.

- Evan Hunter

Not Good Enough Feel Been

I never take ideas from the headlines. I feel that if a story is good enough, a real story that is, then it's already been covered by the media, and if it's not good enough, why would I want to bother with it?

- Evan Hunter

Will Bribe Cops

I know that all cops are not sterling characters. But you have to have someone to root for. I balance it with rotten cops who will take a bribe, who will beat somebody up.

- Evan Hunter

Art Artist Studying

I wanted to be an artist. I was studying art. I wanted to be a great painter. When I went into the Navy, there wasn't much to draw at sea. So I began writing, and I began reading a lot.

- Evan Hunter

Writing About Readers

Readers are what it's all about, aren't they? If not, why am I writing?

- Evan Hunter

Enjoy Small Used

I enjoy what I do every minute of the day, even when the going gets tough. When I first began writing, I used to work at a desk in the bedroom, of a small development house. My three sons all under the age of 3 would come running in and out of the room every minute.

- Evan Hunter

Ashamed Never Certainly

I would certainly never suggest that any lesbian should be ashamed of her sexual preference.

- Evan Hunter

Broadway Like Musical

I would like to win the Pulitzer Prize. I would like to win the Nobel Prize. I would like to win a Tony award for the Broadway musical I'm now working on. Aside from these, my aspirations are modest ones.

- Evan Hunter