Patricia Highsmith

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Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith

I can't write if someone else is in the house, not even the cleaning woman.More Patricia Highsmith [08/27/2011 02:08:43]
I don't set the alarm to get up. I get up when I feel like it.More Patricia Highsmith [08/27/2011 02:08:54]
I don't think Ripley is gay. He appreciates good looks in other men, that's true. But he's married in later books. I'm not saying he's very strong in the sex department. But he makes it in bed with his wife.More Patricia Highsmith [08/27/2011 02:08:00]
I don't want to know movie directors. I don't want to be close to them. I don't want to interfere with their work. I don't want them to interfere with mine.More Patricia Highsmith [08/27/2011 02:08:06]
I find the public passion for justice quite boring and artificial.More Patricia Highsmith [08/27/2011 02:08:12]
I hated cracking the whip, and these juries turn into political things.More Patricia Highsmith [08/27/2011 02:08:20]
I have Graham Greene's telephone number, but I wouldn't dream of using it. I don't seek out writers because we all want to be alone.More Patricia Highsmith [08/27/2011 02:08:28]
I have no television - I hate it.More Patricia Highsmith [08/27/2011 02:08:34]
I hope it will be set in California. In a way, I made a mistake, because a New Jersey policeman can't operate that way in New York. But in California, he can move between different counties.More Patricia Highsmith [08/27/2011 02:08:41]
I like to work for four or five hours a day. I aim for seven days a week.More Patricia Highsmith [08/27/2011 02:08:49]
I prefer to live in the country where it's quiet. Woody Allen movies there are dubbed into Italian.More Patricia Highsmith [08/27/2011 02:08:11]
I think J.D. Salinger is correct in granting no interviews, and in making no speeches.More Patricia Highsmith [08/27/2011 02:08:22]
I was in New York. Hitchcock was in California. He rang me to make a report on his progress and said, I'm having trouble. I've just sacked my second screenwriter.More Patricia Highsmith [08/27/2011 02:08:30]
My imagination functions much better when I don't have to speak to people.More Patricia Highsmith [08/27/2011 02:08:47]
Ripley is married. And he's not lost. He has his feet on the ground.More Patricia Highsmith [08/27/2011 02:08:00]
Robert Walker as Bruno was excellent. He had elegance and humor, and the proper fondness for his mother.More Patricia Highsmith [08/27/2011 02:08:58]
Some fellow from the Third World kept hammering for prizes for a Communist film which was rotten.More Patricia Highsmith [08/27/2011 02:08:36]
That wasn't a bad price for a first book. My agent upped it as much as possible. I was 27 and had nothing behind me. I was working like a fool to earn a living and pay for my apartment.More Patricia Highsmith [08/27/2011 02:08:46]
He liked the fact that Venice had no cars. It made the city human. The streets were like veins, he thought, and the people were the blood, circulating everywhere.More Patricia Highsmith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Perhaps it was freedom itself that choked her.More Patricia Highsmith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
They were not friends. They didn't know each other. It struck Tom like a horrible truth, true for all time, true for the people he had known in the past and for those he would know in the future: each had stood and would stand before him, and he would know time and time again that he would never know them, and the worst was that there would always be the illusion, for a time, that he did know them, and that he and they were completely in harmony and alike. For an instant the wordless shock of his realization seemed morMore Patricia Highsmith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What was it to love someone, what was love exactly, and why did it end or not end? Those were the real questions, and who could answer them?More Patricia Highsmith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My imagination functions much better when I don't have to speak to people.More Patricia Highsmith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I didn't hang around films. I don't know if I'd ever seen Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes.More Patricia Highsmith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But there was not a moment when she did not see Carol in her mind, and all she saw, she seemed to see through Carol. That evening, the dark flat streets of New York, the tomorrow of work, the milk bottle dropped and broken in her sink, became unimportant. She flung herself on her bed and drew a line with a pencil on a piece of paper. And another line, carefully, and another. A world was born around her, like a bright forest with a million shimmering leaves.More Patricia Highsmith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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