Patrick Dennis was born 18 May 1921, and died 6 November 1976
- I write in the first person, but it is all fictional. The public assumes that what seems fictional is fact; so the way for me to be inventive is to seem factual but be fictional.
- I always start writing with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind.
- …you know we writers must occasionally stretch a point to heighten the dramatic situation.
Dennis, born Edward Everett Tanner III, was an American author whose novel Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade was one of the best-selling American books of the 20th century.
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