” You can’t make accommodations in crucial situations and be heroic. “


” You write a lot of books, you hope you get better. “


” I have a very serious censorship office inside my head, it censors things that I could tell you that you would never forget, and I don’t want to be the person to stick that in your brain. “


” If you can live in Paris, maybe you should. “


” My novels are about the European reality, not about chases. You want chases, get somebody else’s books. “


” If you’re a writer, you’re always working. “


” Once you have your characters, they tell you what to write, you don’t tell them. “


” Whether you like it or not, Paris is the beating heart of Western civilisation. It’s where it all began and ended. “


” The idea that someone is going to write me, and I’m not going to answer – I was just raised not to do that. We are the result of our upbringing, and my upbringing was very much to meet obligations… You just didn’t let things go. “


” I don’t work Sunday any more… The Sabbath is a very reasonable idea. Otherwise, you work yourself to death. “


” I started out when I was 29 – too young to write novels. I was broke. I was on unemployment insurance. I was supposed to be writing a Ph.D. dissertation, so I had a typewriter and a lot of paper. “



All 11 Alan Furst Quotes about You in picture


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You write a lot of books, you hope you get better.
I have a very serious censorship office inside my head, it censors things that I could tell you that you would never forget, and I don
If you can live in Paris, maybe you should.
My novels are about the European reality, not about chases. You want chases, get somebody else
If you
Once you have your characters, they tell you what to write, you don
Whether you like it or not, Paris is the beating heart of Western civilisation. It
The idea that someone is going to write me, and I
I don
I started out when I was 29 - too young to write novels. I was broke. I was on unemployment insurance. I was supposed to be writing a Ph.D. dissertation, so I had a typewriter and a lot of paper.

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