George V. Higgins was born 13 November 1939, and died 6 November 1999
- This life’s hard, but it’s harder if you’re stupid.
- Egotism is the art of seeing in yourself what others cannot see.
- The disability of much American literature, is that it’s written by college professors sitting on their big fat rusty-dusties who don’t know anything about law, politics or any subject in which real people make real livings.
- The quotes make the story. Dialogue is character and character is plot.
- Nobody ever got started on a career as a writer by exercising good judgement, and no one ever will, either, so the sooner you break the habit of relying on yours, the faster you will advance.
- Data is what distinguishes the dilettante from the artist.
- If you do not seek to publish what you have written, then you are not a writer and you never will be.
George V. Higgins was an American author, lawyer, newspaper columnist, and college professor. He is well known for his best-selling crime novels. Popular titles include The Friends of Eddie Coyle and Cogan’s Trade.
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