James Cain

James Cain

A lot of novelists start late-Conrad, Pirandello, even Mark Twain. When you're young, chess is all right, and music and poetry. But novel-writing is something else. It has to be learned, but it can't be taught. This bunkum and stinkum of college creative writing courses! The academics don't know that the only thing you can do for someone who wants to write is to buy him a typewriter.More James Cain quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A home is not a museum. It doesn't have to be furnished with Picasso paintings, or Sheraton suites, or Oriental rugs, or Chinese pottery. But it does have to be furnished with things that mean something to you.More James Cain quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you can't write like New York, you have no business living in New York and making New York the locale of your stories.More James Cain quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you have to do it, you can do it.More James Cain quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The hand that holds the money cracks the whip.More James Cain quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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