39 Total Quotes

Scott Turow Quotes

The great break of my literary career was going to law school.
Scott Turow
#American Novelist

The bottom line is, I am against capital punishment, despite my understanding of the visceral attraction it has for most Americans.
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#Punishment

I saw that universality had got to be the ultimate objective.
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#Objective

Like most American boys of my age I read a lot of Ian Fleming.
Scott Turow
#Age And Aging

For people like me, people of a certain privilege, the sixties were extremely important in shaping our sense of humanity.
Scott Turow
#Humanity

In each of my books a character begins to take over.
Scott Turow
#Books And Reading

The overwhelmingly successful trial book of my early adolescence had been To Kill A Mocking Bird.
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#Adolescence

I was headed for a life as an English professor but that just wasn't me.
Scott Turow
#Life

Postmodernism cost literature its audience.
Scott Turow
#American Novelist #Literature

De Tocqueville talked about the legalistic bent of American culture but, whatever that was, it became accentuated in the latter part of the twentieth century.
Scott Turow
#Culture

As a graduate student and a writing fellow, innovation was all. As a trial lawyer, accessibility was everything.
Scott Turow
#Innovation

Criminal law in particular does indeed present human beings in extremis. You're always dealing with definitions of evil.
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#Evil

Accessibility! This was a battle for my soul.
Scott Turow
#Soul

People talk of me as being the inventor of the legal thriller.
Scott Turow
#American Novelist #People

Ordinary Heroes
Scott Turow
#Hero

It's all words, that's all the law is,
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#Law

In the wake of the Sixties they began to celebrate diversity and pluralism.
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#Diversity

Even killers recognize that some people are sort of programmed to do mayhem.
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#People

Those kind of dilemmas are commonplace when you're a prosecutor. You're always in that position with the flipper witnesses.
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#Commonplace

Presumed Innocent was filmed for the movies and The Burden of Proof was filmed for TV.
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#Movie

I tend to write in the mornings.
Scott Turow
#American Novelist

Generally speaking most of the people I saw who were irretrievably violent, were people who had had violence done to them as children.
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#People

It's the inability of the laws and institutions to accommodate these fine differences in people that has always provided a theme for me.
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#People

People are telling stories again.
Scott Turow
#People

All my novels are about the ambiguities that lie beneath the sharp edges of the law.
Scott Turow
#American Novelist #Law

The prosecutor, who is supposed to carry the burden of proof, really is an author.
Scott Turow
#American Novelist #Proof