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George V. Higgins

Literary Birthday – 13 November – George V. Higgins


George V. Higgins was born 13 November 1939, and died 6 November 1999

Seven Quotes

  1. This life’s hard, but it’s harder if you’re stupid.
  2. Egotism is the art of seeing in yourself what others cannot see.
  3. 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.
  4. The quotes make the story. Dialogue is character and character is plot.
  5. 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.
  6. Data is what distinguishes the dilettante from the artist.
  7. 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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by Amanda Patterson

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