12 Total Quotes

Ruth Rendell Quotes

I think about death every day - what it would be like, why it would happen to me. It would be humiliating to be afraid.
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The knives of jealousy are honed on details
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#Jealousy

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.
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I think to be driven to want to kill must be such a terrible burden.
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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.
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I try, and I think I succeed, in making my readers feel sorry for my psychopaths, because I do.
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I really do literally put myself into a character's shoes.
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unusual thing: a European thriller writer whose work holds up as literature.
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#Literature

If I do, the whole thing falls apart. It fails. The illusion is in my head.
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#Illusion

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.
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#People

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,
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#Childhood

The knives of jealousy are honed on details.
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