Literary Birthday – 25 May – Robert Ludlum

Robert Ludlum was born 25 May 1927, and died 12 March 2001.

Nine Quotes

  1. I get annoyed when a self-indulgent writer just shows off what he knows but doesn’t really tell a story. To me storytelling is first a craft. Then, if you’re lucky, it becomes an art form. But first, it’s got to be a craft.
  2. It’s the hardest thing in the world to write the second book. The first one was easy. We’ve all got a story to tell. But writing the second book, that’s the difference between a professional and a not a professional.
  3. I try as best I can to enter the realm of nuances of human behaviour.
  4. Hope is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective. A lot of hope is dangerous. A spark is just fine as long as its contained.
  5. I love to observe people. I have always been interested in people who have decided to leave one lifestyle for another.
  6. I have always preferred conflict of individuals over the battle of extreme ideologies.
  7. What I don’t like in this country and the world is largeness — large corporations, large governments, and everybody in the City of Los Angeles.
  8. Greater economic power will be in the hands of too few.
  9. What a man can’t remember doesn’t exist for him.

Robert Ludlum was an American author who wrote best-selling thrillers. 290 million to 500 million copies of his books are believed to be in print. Many of his novels have been made into films and mini-series, including The Osterman WeekendThe Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum.

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by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 25th May 2014