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Mary Lee Settle
“Having watched herself in the speckled mirror ... she was already shocked beyond surprise at what the flat hand of age could do.”
“... the first time you are reconciled to the terrible unfairness of disappointment, you are getting old.”
“Anyone who has a choice and doesn't choose not to write is a fool. ... The work is hard, the perks are few, the pay is terrible, and the product, when it's finally finished, is pure joy.”
“When I'm working on a serious and solid book ... I read about a detective novel a day. It's the best legal dope in the world. It makes you feel good until the next morning you can work again.”
Mary Lee Settle, U.S. writer
(1918 - 2005)