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Gillian Roberts

  • Until you've faced a crowd of graduating seniors, you have not experienced apathy ...

  • If he knew anything, he wouldn't say it until he checked it out for possible libel suits. He thinks in small print.

  • The sky through the window was freshly laundered and glowing. Someone should write a song about great days in Philadelphia. Three songs. One for each of them.

  • ... Jackson embezzled Laurel's life. He pretended it was still in her account, but little by little, he transferred it to his own. And finally, she was bankrupt.

    • Gillian Roberts,
    • "Fury Duty," in Marilyn Wallace, ed., Sisters in Crime 3 ()
  • Writing time has to be created.

  • The only people who think writing is easy are people who don't write. Writing's a difficult, courageous act. Bravery is required, as well as a great deal of slogging along. A lot of our work is work.

  • It was certainly easy making conversation with this woman. You didn’t even have to know the native tongue.

  • ... he had a sharp nose and very little face below that, as if nature had made her point with the nose and then lost interest, so that his face dribbled back into his neck.

Gillian Roberts, U.S. writer

(1944)

Real name: Judith Greber.