Sophie Hannah Quotes

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Sophie Hannah Quotes

Try as I might, Agatha Christie is unique. The actual writing style cant be exactly the same, so instead of trying to replicate it exactly, the way I got around it was by inventing a new narrator.
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Weak people always attack strong people - it's safer. It's weak people who are dangerous, who lash out uncontrollably and hurt you back. Stong people can walk away - no repercussions, you see, if you attack a stong person.

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We manufacture anger to give ourselves the illusion of power when we feel weak and helpless.

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Seems to me there's not much time to read about other people's lives and live your own while you're at it. If I have to choose, and I reckon I do, I'll choose living my own life over reading summat about someone else's.

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Look at us. One bleeding body, one corpse, and a husk who's been half dead for years. No one who took an objective look at this room could think it was anything but too late, Ruth. For all of us.

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What you cannot imagine, you cannot fear.

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Some writers, I'm told, look for their characters' surnames in telephone directories. I don't - it seems too obvious. Or too deliberate: if you go looking for names, you're bound to find them, of course, but I've always had a superstitious hunch that the names you find by accident are always going to be better and more satisfying somehow.

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In West Yorkshire, I'd have to drive three quarters of an hour to go shopping.

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Is Jason intelligent enough to realise that if you describe a thirty-eight-year-old woman as middle-aged, she's more likely to want to kill you than help you? Because Lauren isn't.

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A loose tile; Poirot could not sleep in a room with such a thing.

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Most people seemed to think stable equalled happy.

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Different people regard rules differently, no matter what those rules happen to be. Mutinous characters like me always resent constraints, even perfectly sensible ones, but there are some who welcome their existence and enforcement because it makes them feel safer. Protected.

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I've been alone with my thoughts for too long; I'm starting to feel unreal.

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Just because someone has stylistic limitations doesn't necessarily make them a worse writer.

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My father, whose hobby was collecting secondhand cricket books, came back from a book fair one day with a copy of 'The Body In The Library.'

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What surprised me most while writing 'The Monogram Murders' was that everything I needed seemed to arrive in my head exactly when I needed it.

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