Facts about Martin C. Smith

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Martin C. Smith is a famous author, he/she is still alive and was born .

Our collection contains 18 quotes who is written / told by Martin.

Famous quotes by Martin C. Smith (18)


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"The government is shutting down the coal industry, they say it's cheaper to draw nuclear power off the French grid and cheaper to buy coal from Colombia"
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"But at the same time I went down into the mines with working miners who are still young men, younger than I am, who are aware that their working life is coming to an end and they feel suddenly cut off"
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"What's wonderful is to read the different translations - some done in 1600 and some in 1900 - of the same passage. It's fascinating to watch the same tale repeated in such a different way by two different centuries"
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"There is a huge antipathy in England between the north and the south, the working class and the owning class"
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"I never thought I would just be doing Arkady books"
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"I hate to be categorized"
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"The fact is that I loved being in England"
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"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"
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"I'd always been a great fan of George Orwell"
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"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"
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"The great thing about being a writer is that you are always recreating yourself"
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"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"
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"I feel very bad about getting things wrong"
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"I've got a book of poetry by the bed, one of these big collections that goes back to the Greeks and Romans"
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"I'm very aware when I'm speaking to the English of how flat my Mid-Atlantic American voice is"
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"Then years back, when I moved to California, I happened to see a book about fashions of 19th-century Victorian England, only four pages of which was devoted to the dress of the working class"
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"Most people - and particularly people whose lives have nothing to do with books at all - are intrigued by the idea that somebody wants to listen to them and get it right"
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"I've always been struck by how unsuspicious people are in general, if you tell them what you're about"


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