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Tony Hillerman Quotes

Tony Hillerman Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Tony Hillerman
Type:
Author
Nationality:
American
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    Although I wasn't able to get a visa for Vietnam, I was able to talk with swift boat veterans to get a feel for the time and place, and I visited a tropical prison in the Philippines to get a sense of what a Vietnamese prison might have been like. Tony_HillermanTony Hillerman
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    An author knows his landscape best; he can stand around, smell the wind, get a feel for his place. Tony_HillermanTony Hillerman
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    Being Indian is not blood as much as it is culture. Tony_HillermanTony Hillerman
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    Having grown up in Oklahoma when it was one of the last states which prohibited liquor, I grew up with War On Drugs, where every teenager knew who the bootleggers were. Tony_HillermanTony Hillerman
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    How can you stop writing? Tony_HillermanTony Hillerman
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    I always have one or two, sometimes more, Navajo or other tribes' cultural elements in mind when I start a plot. In Thief of Time, I wanted to make readers aware of Navajo attitude toward the dead, respect for burial sites. Tony_HillermanTony Hillerman
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    I always try to make the setting fit the story I have in mind. Tony_HillermanTony Hillerman
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    I try to make my books reflect humanity as I see it. Tony_HillermanTony Hillerman
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    The essays in The Great Taos Bank Robbery were my project to win a Master of Arts degree in English when I quit being a newspaper editor and went back to college. Tony_HillermanTony Hillerman
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    Women are extremely important shapers of my own life. Tony_HillermanTony Hillerman
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    You write for two people, yourself and your audience, who are usually better educated and at least as smart. Tony_HillermanTony Hillerman