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Susan Dunlap

  • Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow. Follow-up is the answer to a bureaucrat's prayers.

  • Fog rested on the hills and caught on the tall bolls of the sequoias and the fronds of the date palms. Like a soaked goose-down comforter, it sagged onto the beach, creating a charcoal-gray unity of air, wet sand, and Pacific whitecaps.

    • Susan Dunlap,
    • "No Safety," in Marilyn Wallace, ed., Sisters in Crime ()
  • Passion, I've found, is not so attractive to the observer as to the participants ...

  • She didn't resent being short; what got to her was the towering world's belittling assumptions.

  • Memories, she'd learned, were malleable animals. Wishes blended with facts and cemented into histories that people were shocked to find untrue.

  • ... they always tell us it's getting to the top that's hard. Climbing's the easy part. Sliding down the other side, that's the hard part.

  • Rain was nature's way of saying 'Sleep in.'

  • Youth and nepotism, the twin horsemen of Hollywood!

Susan Dunlap, U.S. writer