Then there was the whole concept of coal mining, which is a culture unto itself, the most dangerous occupation in the world, and which draws and develops a certain kind of man.— Martin Cruz Smith
The most satisfaction Martin Cruz Smith quotes that are easy to memorize and remember
As a novelist, I tell stories and people give me money.
Then financial planners tell me stories and I give them money.
The most beautiful women in the world were African.
Of course the biggest mafia in Russia has always been the government;
in Soviet times, the Communist Party, and now a circle of former KGB and FSB.
I have another Russian idea, too, with a place and a period, so I guess I have enough to keep me busy for quite some time, especially considering that I'm such a slow writer.
Because normal human activity is worse for nature than the greatest nuclear accident in history.
Happiness is the maximum agreement of reality and desire.
I'm very aware when I'm speaking to the English of how flat my Mid-Atlantic American voice is.
If you take the contempt some Americans have for yuppies and multiply it by 10 you might come close to understanding their attitude towards the City, as they call it - London, the people of the south.
Kali is the goddess of destruction, the Clawed Hands, the Blood Drinker.
.. And that's one side of her, as it is for any god. If you knew her for thousands of years you'd know she could be all colors. The sky is black at night, but if your eyes were good enough, they could see the different lights of a million stars. Death is part of her because death is part of life.
I used to be treated like an idiot, now I'm treated like an idiot savant.
The research is the most interesting part… That’s how I work.
I go some place and I walk it and I talk to people until I find what I’ve come for. Or not. Fortunately, I tend to find what I’m after.
Mystery books. I must read a hundred a year. . . I just wish some of them were harder to figure out.
I hate to be categorized.
You have to be an outsider to write.
To capture the human cost of fallen empire with all its horror and absurdity, Sheets offers the right combination: the political insight of a top reporter and the power of a novelist.
High Concept means a book or a film whose core idea can be stated in a single sentence, such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito are twins. Or, Arnold is pregnant.
The great thing about being a writer is that you are always recreating yourself.
It was like passing the scene of a highway accident and being relieved to learn that nobody had been seriously injured.