Literary Birthday – 21 April – Alistair Maclean


Five Quotes

  1. We are all brave men and we are all afraid, and what the world calls a brave man, he too is brave and afraid like the all rest of us. Only he is brave for five minutes longer.
  2. The point I make is simply that cruelty and hate and intolerance are the monopoly of no particular race or creed or time. They have been with us since the world began and are still with us, in every country in the world.
  3. I am not a novelist, I’m a storyteller.
  4. I’m not a born writer, and I don’t enjoy writing.
  5. I wrote each book in thirty-five days flat – just to get the darned thing finished.

MacLean was a Scottish novelist who wrote popular thrillers and adventure stories,including The Guns of Navarone, Force 10 from Navone, and Where Eagles Dare.

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by Amanda Patterson

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