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Found 18 quotes by Ruth Rendell .
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"I think what would I do next if, as in his case, he goes to look at the place where a serial killer lived and indeed buried his victims and instead of finding this very squalid and sinister street he finds it's all gone and the whole place has been turned into a very pretty little enclave of small, pretty houses and gardens and trees and flowers and cobbled streets." Ruth Rendell
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"[Publishers Weekly said] 13 Steps Down ... all her trademark virtues: vivid characters, a plot addictive as crack and a sense of place unequaled in crime fiction." Ruth Rendell
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"I think about death every day - what it would be like, why it would happen to me. It would be humiliating to be afraid." Ruth Rendell
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"The knives of jealousy are honed on details" Ruth Rendell
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"While most of the things you've worried about have never happened, it's a different story with the things you haven't worried about. They are the ones that happen." Ruth Rendell
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"I think to be driven to want to kill must be such a terrible burden." Ruth Rendell
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"I've had two proposals since I've been a widow. I am a wonderful catch, you know. I have a lot of money." Ruth Rendell
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"I try, and I think I succeed, in making my readers feel sorry for my psychopaths, because I do." Ruth Rendell
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"London underground took me on a tour of all the hidden places, the disused shafts and staircases... that was very interesting." Ruth Rendell
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"I really do literally put myself into a character's shoes." Ruth Rendell
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"unusual thing: a European thriller writer whose work holds up as literature." Ruth Rendell
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"To be a classic, a novel should be original." Ruth Rendell
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"I have plenty of that." Ruth Rendell
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"If I do, the whole thing falls apart. It fails. The illusion is in my head." Ruth Rendell
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"The weather was still what people called glorious. He would rather it had been cold and gray, for this warmth and sunshine brought the neighbors out into their gardens." Ruth Rendell
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"I think about what kind of a background he had, what sort of childhood he had, how he grew up, what he does for a living, the way he wants to live," Ruth Rendell
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"Whereas most of us would think that's a very good thing, he doesn't. He thinks this is sacrilege, this is desecration." Ruth Rendell
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"The knives of jealousy are honed on details." Ruth Rendell
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