Donald E. Westlake Quotes

Donald E. Westlake Quotes: Santa Claus is a god. He's no less a god than Ahura Mazda, or Odin, or Zeus. Think of the white beard, the chariot pulled through the air by a breed of animal which doesn't ordinarily fly, the prayers (requests for gifts) which are annually mailed to him and which so baffle the Post Office, the specially-garbed priests in all the department stories. And don't gods reflect their creators' society? The Greeks had a huntress goddess, and gods of agriculture and war and love. What else would we have but a god of giving, of merchandising, and of consumption?
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Donald E. Westlake Quote: Christmas shows us the ties that bind us together, threads of love and caring, woven in the simplest and strongest way within the family.
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Quotes about Donald E. Westlake: The August sun, God's blood-blister...
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Quote about Donald E. Westlake: The trouble with real life is, there's no reset button.
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Donald E. Westlake Sayings: I start with the story, almost in the old campfire sense, and the story leads to both the characters, which actors should best be cast in this story, and the language. The choice of words, more than anything else, creates the feeling that the story gives off.
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Donald E. Westlake Saying: New York doesn't exactly have neighborhoods, the way most cities do. What it has is closer to distinct and separate villages, some of them existing on different continents, some of them existing in different centuries, and many of them at war with one another. English is not the primary language in many of these villages, but the Roman alphabet does still have a slight edge.
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Sayings about Donald E. Westlake: Once he became a series character, I made the conscious choice that he would never act like a series character, never wink at the reader, never pull his punches. Better for him, better for me.
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