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Holly Roth

  • ... there are very few important moments in a lifetime. To see coming toward you the face that will mean an end of oneness is — far more than birth itself — the beginning of life.

  • ... the fulfillment of any intense desire often brings disorganization with it ...

  • ... the man either burned incense, used cologne, or else a musk deer had been loose in the small office.

  • Trehane operated on a basis of thoroughness: do everything, do it properly, follow up, check. If he had ever had a moment of intuition, he had slept it off.

  • 'Certainly.' He beamed uncertainly. 'Certainly.'

  • Almost every evil springs from a preceding evil. The smallest situations find their seeds in situations that preceded them. Life, all life, is a chain.

    • Holly Roth,
    • "The Pursuer" (1959), in Alfred Hitchcock: The Best of Mystery ()

Holly Roth, U.S. writer

(1916 - 1964)

Also wrote as K.G. Ballard.