Facts about Rex Stout

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Rex Stout was a famous Writer from USA, who lived between December 1, 1886 and October 27, 1975. He/she became 88 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 17 quotes who is written / told by Rex.

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Famous quotes by Rex Stout (17)


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"To say that man is a reasoning animal is a very different thing than to say that most of man's decisions are based on his rational process. That I don't believe at all"
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"The Glass Key is better than anything Hemingway ever wrote"
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"As a professional writer of detective stories, I string along with the ballplayers. I love a ball game"
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"I still can't decide which is more fun - reading or writing"
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"One of the hardest things to believe is that anyone will abandon the effort to escape a charge of murder. It is extremely important to suspend disbelief on that. If you don't, the story is spoiled"
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"I have a strong moral sense - by my standards"
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"Every Sherlock Holmes story has at least one marvelous scene"
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"I have never regarded myself as this or that. I have been too busy being myself to bother about regarding myself"
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"Hemingway never grew out of adolescence. His scope and depth stayed shallow because he had no idea what women are for"
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"Everything in a story should be credible"
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"Doyle stokes in a thousand shrewd touches with no effort at all. Wonderful"
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"A character who is thought-out is not born, he or she is contrived. A born character is round, a thought-out character is flat"
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"To read of a detective's daring finesse or ingenious stratagem is a rare joy"
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"The minute those two little particles inside a woman's womb have joined together, billions of decisions have been made. A thing like that has to come from entropy"
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"There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and the kind you make up"
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"If I'm home with no chore at hand, and a package of books has come, the television set and the chess board and the unanswered mail will have to manage without me if one of the books is a detective story"
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"I think one or two of the later Holmes stories are among the best"


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