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Mickey Spillane Quotes

Mickey Spillane Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Mickey Spillane
Type:
Author
Nationality:
American
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    Authors want their names down in history; I want to keep the smoke coming out of the chimney. Mickey_SpillaneMickey Spillane
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    But at my age, you start to get tired. Mickey_SpillaneMickey Spillane
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    Critics themselves, they used to tear me up. Mickey_SpillaneMickey Spillane
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    Hemingway hated me. I sold 200 million books, and he didn't. Of course most of mine sold for 25 cents, but still... you look at all this stuff with a grain of salt. Mickey_SpillaneMickey Spillane
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    I dont like any of them, because they don't read the books. In Kiss Me Deadly my story is better than his story. Anthony Quinn played in The Lond Wait and he didn't read the book either. Mickey_SpillaneMickey Spillane
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    I know an awful lot of Hollywood people, who are so self-important, I can't understand it. Mickey_SpillaneMickey Spillane
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    I read all the time... I read a lot of history books. Mickey_SpillaneMickey Spillane
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    I started off at the high level, in the slick magazines, but they didn't use my name, they used house names. Anyway, then I went downhill to the pulps, then downhill further to the comics. Mickey_SpillaneMickey Spillane
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    I try to stay in good physical shape, I don't smoke, I don't drink. Mickey_SpillaneMickey Spillane
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    I wrote the original Mike Hammer as a comic, Mike Danger. Mickey_SpillaneMickey Spillane
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    I'm 82 years old, wherever I go everybody knows me, but here's why... I'm a merchandiser, I'm not just a writer, I stay in every avenue you can think of. Mickey_SpillaneMickey Spillane
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    If the public likes you, you're good. Mickey_SpillaneMickey Spillane
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    If the public likes you, you're good. Shakespeare was a common, down-to-earth writer in his day. Mickey_SpillaneMickey Spillane
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    If you're a singer you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he's good, the older he gets, the better he writes. Mickey_SpillaneMickey Spillane
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    Imagine this guy hits Mike Hammer over the head with a wooden coathanger and knocks him out. You hit Mike Hammer over the head with a wooden coathanger, he'll beat the crap out of you. Mickey_SpillaneMickey Spillane
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    Nobody reads a mystery to get to the middle. They read it to get to the end. If it's a letdown, they won't buy anymore. The first page sells that book. The last page sells your next book. Mickey_SpillaneMickey Spillane
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    Now I'm not an author, I'm a writer, that's all I am. Mickey_SpillaneMickey Spillane
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    Oh yeah, I was one of the first guys writing comic books, I wrote Captain America, with guys like Stan Lee, who became famous later on with Marvel Comics. Mickey_SpillaneMickey Spillane
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    Stephen King. Now I'm not crazy about him, but he's a great a writer. Mickey_SpillaneMickey Spillane
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    Victor Saville was bad news because he wanted money just to do one big picture. Mickey_SpillaneMickey Spillane
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    Where I am they can smell out a hurricane. My house survived Hurricane Hazel, but it didn't get past Hugo. Mickey_Spillane/21.php">Mickey Spillane