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Philip Kerr Quotes

Believe me, I know a lot about harms way. It turns sharp left off the road to Shitsville when youre least expecting it.
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Looking at him I felt as if I had just met a powerful gorilla while at the same time being in possession of the world's last banana.

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The real question here is what happens to you, Gunther. In many ways you're a useful fellow to have around. Like a bent coat hanger in a toolbox, you're not something that was ever designed for a specific job, but you do manage to come in useful sometimes.

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He was as obsequious as a Japanese ivy plant. Wringing his hands as if he hoped to squeeze the milk of human kindness from his fingernails, ...

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All nationalism is based on racism and hate. I'm Scottish; I was born in Scotland, as my parents, as my grandparents.

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I think the context of an hour-long drama gives breathing space that you don't get in a film.

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The mark of a writer is to make a story as likely as possible, and I've done my best to deliver authentic atmosphere.

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The most interesting legal philosophy is German, so naturally I went to Germany, particularly to Berlin, quite a bit.

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I prefer to write books for children instead of reading them. But I do strongly believe in childhood and in respecting childhood innocence. I don't like books for children that deal with adult themes.

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James Bond was an early favourite, although I didn't understand much of it. I read the Bible a lot, too. You might say that this was my favourite, since I seemed to read it so often.

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The fascination for me writing about crime in Berlin was the idea that there was this much bigger crime taking place in the background, a fantastically epochal moment in history which is just going on. That just sort of makes the whole thing have a greater resonance.

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There's something weird about the Scots. We are a troubled, slightly tortured race - the sense of the respectable outward character and, inside, the turmoil of something darker.

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At least that was what she had told me. You never know with women. What they tell you and what they don't tell you is a very long bridge across a very wide river with all kinds of fish.

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Hmm. That's what I suspected, you mad bastard.

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Socrates learned to his cost, the true nature of democracy is to encourage corruption and excess in all its forms. But the

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Farraj looked at me with the clinical distaste of a chiropodist regarding a septic toenail.

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That smelled strongly of misery, which, as anyone will tell you, is a subtle mixture of hope, despair, rancid cooking fat, and men's piss.

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