Facts about James Ellroy

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James Ellroy is a famous Writer from USA, he/she is 71 years old and still alive, born March 4, 1948.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 26 quotes who is written / told by James.

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Famous quotes by James Ellroy (26)


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"I've been tremendously moved by a bunch of odd books. Ross McDonald is very important to me. I love the Lew Archer books"
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"I want to see these bad, bad, bad, bad men come to grips with their humanity"
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"I am a writer. I could not afford to take 15 months off from my writing career to play detective"
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"Rock and rollers can get you the youth buzz, and younger people are fanatical readers"
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"I am conservative by temperament. I disapprove of criminal activity. I am very solidly and markedly on the side of authority. The truth is I would rather err on the side of too much authority than too little"
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"The truth of the matter is, you lose a parent to murder when you're 10 years old, and in fact at the time of the murder you hate your lost parent, my mother in my case"
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"Raymond Chandler once wrote that Dashiell Hammett gave murder back to the people who really committed it"
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"I was a WASP kid going to a high school that was 99 percent Jewish and I wanted attention and I wanted to make a spectacle of myself because I couldn't stand to be ignored"
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"I'm clenched down, I'm locked in on it, which is my general approach to life"
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"I put on such a good show, the story is outrageous, and people don't want to hear that I'm basically a reasonable human being. As long as it continues to get me print, I'll continue to perform in an exuberant manner"
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"I haven't been to a movie in a year and a half"
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"Every one of my books is written from the viewpoint of cops, with the exception of my book Killer on the Road, which is written from the viewpoint of a serial killer"
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"As critical acclaim and response has built up, every interview I give is a chance to puncture the myth I've created about my work and refine it"
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"My mother and I will continue on some level that I haven't determined yet. I think my mother's a great character, and I have to say that giving my mother to the world has to be the biggest thrill of my writing career"
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"I'm getting a wider circle of fans now. More women, more middle class people"
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"I would like to provoke ambiguous responses in my readers"
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"I am the most well-adjusted human being I know. I started out this investigation as a very happy man with a great career. I've got the life people dream about: I am rich, I am famous, I've got a fabulous marriage to an absolutely, spell-bindingly brilliant woman"
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"When I was a kid, Eisenhower had been President forever, and all of a sudden, everything in the world was all about Jack Kennedy. I was 12, interested in politics; my father was from Massachusetts, had an accent like Kennedy"
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"I love thinking about American history, thinking about LA history. I love brooding on crime"
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"I have a very intense marriage"
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"Noir is dead for me because historically, I think it's a simple view. I've taken it as far as it can go. I think I've expanded on it a great deal, taken it further than any other American novelist"
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"I like to be alone so I can write. But focus can hurt you. I don't want to be some stress casualty in early middle age"
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"As a kid, I sensed history going on all around me, but the basic thrust of it didn't move me"
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"Anybody who doesn't know that politics is crime has got a few screws loose"
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"I don't know anybody in the underworld. I make this stuff up. I don't know any criminals"
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"As much as I transferred my mother to Elizabeth Shore of The Black Dahlia, as much as her dad mutated into an obsession with crime in general, well, I have thought about other things throughout the years"


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