” I very much dislike being interviewed by the kind of journalist who tries to dig into your private life. “


” In a day when, if you insulted a man it might cost you your life, you were probably more civil. “


” When you’re taking a fence on a horse, you don’t think much, your body does all the thinking, and you’re over or you’re not over. It’s much the same when you are doing a tricky thing with a pen. There are times when I’m writing very, very fast. “


” You can’t be happy if you’re not tolerably happy with yourself. The addition of friends adds immeasurably to life. “


” The first interviews I gave were entirely unpleasant. You have people trying to trip you up with impolite questions that have nothing to do with the books. It’s simply vulgar curiosity, and I won’t have it. “



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I very much dislike being interviewed by the kind of journalist who tries to dig into your private life.
In a day when, if you insulted a man it might cost you your life, you were probably more civil.


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The first interviews I gave were entirely unpleasant. You have people trying to trip you up with impolite questions that have nothing to do with the books. It
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