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Ruth Rendell quotes: I kill, therefore I am. I kill, therefore I am.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I love memory sticks. They seem to me to be magic. I love memory sticks. They seem to me to be magic.
Ruth Rendell quotes: The old detective story that's got a really complicated motive doesn't apply to mine. The old detective story that's got a really complicated motive doesn't apply to mine.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I don't want to be a fusty old lady writer. I don't want to be a fusty old lady writer.
Ruth Rendell quotes: It was useless arguing with people like her. They had stereotyped minds that ran along grooves of stock response and the commonplace. It was useless arguing with people like her. They had stereotyped minds that ran along grooves of stock response and the commonplace.
Ruth Rendell quotes: Where blackmail is involved, telling the police is always a good option. Where blackmail is involved, telling the police is always a good option.
Ruth Rendell quotes: People always tell me my books are so dark; I don't think they're particularly dark. I'm not like that. I'm quite a cheerful soul. People always tell me my books are so dark; I don't think they're particularly dark. I'm not like that. I'm quite a cheerful soul.
Ruth Rendell quotes: We no more forget the faces of our enemies than of those we love. We no more forget the faces of our enemies than of those we love.
Ruth Rendell quotes: Reading taught me how to write. Reading taught me how to write.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I don't expect the sun to be always shining, or even want that to happen. I don't expect the sun to be always shining, or even want that to happen.
Ruth Rendell quotes: 'The Da Vinci Code' was pretty awful. A good idea disappointingly handled. 'The Da Vinci Code' was pretty awful. A good idea disappointingly handled.
Ruth Rendell quotes: It's living - a broad spectrum of living - that teaches you how to live, not philosophy. Philosophy teaches you how to think. It's living - a broad spectrum of living - that teaches you how to live, not philosophy. Philosophy teaches you how to think.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I believe the most important thing you can do in any kind of novel is to make your reader want to go on with it and want to know what I believe the most important thing you can do in any kind of novel is to make your reader want to go on with it and want to know what happens next.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I do think that being a sort of celebrity and being well off does give me some responsibility. I do think that being a sort of celebrity and being well off does give me some responsibility.
Ruth Rendell quotes: The knives of jealousy are honed on details. The knives of jealousy are honed on details.
Ruth Rendell quotes: Maybe being married is talking to oneself with one's other self listening. Maybe being married is talking to oneself with one's other self listening.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I don't think there is a fictional character who resembles me because fictional characters are not real! I don't think there is a fictional character who resembles me because fictional characters are not real!
Ruth Rendell quotes: She wasn't there. He wouldn't have had to look too closely. She stood out from others like an angel in hell or a rose in a sewer. She wasn't there. He wouldn't have had to look too closely. She stood out from others like an angel in hell or a rose in a sewer.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I've had two proposals since I've been a widow. I am a wonderful catch, you know. I have a lot of money. I've had two proposals since I've been a widow. I am a wonderful catch, you know. I have a lot of money.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I knew quite a lot about politics before I went to Parliament. I knew quite a lot about politics before I went to Parliament.
Ruth Rendell quotes: We dislike those we've injured. We dislike those we've injured.
Ruth Rendell quotes: Both my parents had strokes. My father had several, but the last one was fatal. It's a horribly disabling bug, a stroke. Both my parents had strokes. My father had several, but the last one was fatal. It's a horribly disabling bug, a stroke.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I think I must be the only grandmother in the world who was given an iPod by her grandsons. It has changed my life - I'd be lost without it. I think I must be the only grandmother in the world who was given an iPod by her grandsons. It has changed my life - I'd be lost without it.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I never was religious, really, but I'm very interested in religion. I never was religious, really, but I'm very interested in religion.
Ruth Rendell quotes: Nobody really lives in the present. Nobody really lives in the present.
Ruth Rendell quotes: It looks as if the NHS will gradually fade away, and we shall go back to a great deal of private medicine. It looks as if the NHS will gradually fade away, and we shall go back to a great deal of private medicine.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I'm not much of an eater. I'm not much of an eater.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I'm a very rigorous person. I like to take exercise. People get mired in old age, they get bent and twisted, but I can stop that. I'm a very rigorous person. I like to take exercise. People get mired in old age, they get bent and twisted, but I can stop that.
Ruth Rendell quotes: People want to marry me for companionship. No thanks! I've got my cats for that! People want to marry me for companionship. No thanks! I've got my cats for that!
Ruth Rendell quotes: I don't want to marry anybody, but I certainly wouldn't want to marry a bad novelist. I don't want to marry anybody, but I certainly wouldn't want to marry a bad novelist.
Ruth Rendell quotes: They say you cannot make a noise to annoy yourself ... They say you cannot make a noise to annoy yourself ...
Ruth Rendell quotes: I never knew anyone actually buy cakes when they were hot ... I never knew anyone actually buy cakes when they were hot ...
Ruth Rendell quotes: I get very tired of violence in crime fiction. Maybe it is what life is like, but I don't want to do it in my books. I get very tired of violence in crime fiction. Maybe it is what life is like, but I don't want to do it in my books.
Ruth Rendell quotes: It doesn't matter what kind of book you write - you ought to write it well and with some kind of style and elegance. It doesn't matter what kind of book you write - you ought to write it well and with some kind of style and elegance.
Ruth Rendell quotes: There are some novelists who can get away with writing about sex - Philip Roth, Ian McEwan - but they are rare. There are some novelists who can get away with writing about sex - Philip Roth, Ian McEwan - but they are rare.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I call myself an agnostic. I'm open to change. I'm the same sort of person, although much less aggressive, as Richard Dawkins. I call myself an agnostic. I'm open to change. I'm the same sort of person, although much less aggressive, as Richard Dawkins.
Ruth Rendell quotes: It sounds awful and sort of goody two-shoes, but I never eat between meals. It sounds awful and sort of goody two-shoes, but I never eat between meals.
Ruth Rendell quotes: It makes me actually quite angry to think about people writing about torture with a sort of relish. Horrible. It makes me actually quite angry to think about people writing about torture with a sort of relish. Horrible.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I have had quite a lot of prizes, but I don't think it makes any difference to the ease or difficulty to the writing process. I have had quite a lot of prizes, but I don't think it makes any difference to the ease or difficulty to the writing process.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I have a Kindle, but I don't like it very much. I like a book. I have a Kindle, but I don't like it very much. I like a book.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I am curious about people. I want to know their secrets ... because I am the last person to whom I would tell a secret; people tell me their secrets. I am curious about people. I want to know their secrets ... because I am the last person to whom I would tell a secret; people tell me their secrets.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I don't exorcise anything with my writing. I'm sure people do, but I don't. I don't exorcise anything with my writing. I'm sure people do, but I don't.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I don't feel that I wanted to spend my whole writing life - which is my life - writing detective stories. I don't feel that I wanted to spend my whole writing life - which is my life - writing detective stories.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I wouldn't be young again even if it were possible, but I am not going to pretend that growing old is all sweetness and light. I wouldn't be young again even if it were possible, but I am not going to pretend that growing old is all sweetness and light.
Ruth Rendell quotes: Reading is becoming a kind of specialist activity, and that strikes terror into the heart of people who love reading. Reading is becoming a kind of specialist activity, and that strikes terror into the heart of people who love reading.
Ruth Rendell quotes: The things I write about are completely removed from my own life, but people want to know the characters better. The things I write about are completely removed from my own life, but people want to know the characters better.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I've never met a murderer as far as I know. I would hate to. I've never met a murderer as far as I know. I would hate to.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I am neurotic, but I live with it. I think most people are, anyway. I am neurotic, but I live with it. I think most people are, anyway.
Ruth Rendell quotes: Some say life is the thing, but I prefer reading. Some say life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I don't like slapdash careless prose, and if I saw myself doing it, I would give up writing altogether. I don't like slapdash careless prose, and if I saw myself doing it, I would give up writing altogether.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I think about death every day - what it would be like, why it would happen to me. It would be humiliating to be afraid. I think about death every day - what it would be like, why it would happen to me. It would be humiliating to be afraid.
Ruth Rendell quotes: The trouble with psychology is that it doesn't take human nature into account. The trouble with psychology is that it doesn't take human nature into account.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I don't think it's good for people to be born into money and not know what it is never to have it. I don't think it's good for people to be born into money and not know what it is never to have it.
Ruth Rendell quotes: It's not necessary with your friends to discuss something you know you will disagree profoundly on. It's not necessary with your friends to discuss something you know you will disagree profoundly on.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I like to show what happens to people in the past and how it affects their present. I like to show what happens to people in the past and how it affects their present.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I agree with what Mark Twain said - we're all mad at night. I agree with what Mark Twain said - we're all mad at night.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I always know what I'm going to write before I sit down. I always know what I'm going to write before I sit down.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I've never really been satisfied with a book. I always want it to be better. I've never really been satisfied with a book. I always want it to be better.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I just want to tell a good story, so I always ask myself, 'Are these people real to me?' I just want to tell a good story, so I always ask myself, 'Are these people real to me?'
Ruth Rendell quotes: I'm not much of a shoe person, but I love a pair by Bruno Magli that I've had for 10 years. I'm not much of a shoe person, but I love a pair by Bruno Magli that I've had for 10 years.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I never carry a notebook while walking around London. I just pick those things up. I'm very good at quizzes. I never carry a notebook while walking around London. I just pick those things up. I'm very good at quizzes.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I don't find writing easy. That is because I do take great care; I rewrite a lot. I don't find writing easy. That is because I do take great care; I rewrite a lot.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I have a soft spot for charities that help children. I have a soft spot for charities that help children.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I try, and I think I succeed, in making my readers feel pity for my psychopaths, because I do. I try, and I think I succeed, in making my readers feel pity for my psychopaths, because I do.
Ruth Rendell quotes: Eunice Parchman killed the Coverdale family because she could not read or write. Eunice Parchman killed the Coverdale family because she could not read or write.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I think to be driven to want to kill must be such a terrible burden. I think to be driven to want to kill must be such a terrible burden.
Ruth Rendell quotes: My mother had multiple sclerosis. My mother had multiple sclerosis.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I always write about subjects which attract me because if I didn't, it would be awful, a failure. I always write about subjects which attract me because if I didn't, it would be awful, a failure.
Ruth Rendell quotes: She was happiest when sitting about and reading. She had read thousands of books, seeing no point in doing anything else unless you had to. She was happiest when sitting about and reading. She had read thousands of books, seeing no point in doing anything else unless you had to.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I think that all women, unless they are absolutely asleep, must be feminists up to a point. I think that all women, unless they are absolutely asleep, must be feminists up to a point.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I was imbued from a very early age with a sense of doom. I was imbued from a very early age with a sense of doom.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I have never been a foodie and am seldom very hungry. I have never been a foodie and am seldom very hungry.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I always write about what interests me. I always write about what interests me.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I don't mind being distracted. I don't mind being distracted.
Ruth Rendell quotes: Growing old is not all sweetness and light. Old women especially are invisible. Growing old is not all sweetness and light. Old women especially are invisible.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I don't care for people who are given peerages who have paid for them. I think it happens, and I don't like that. I don't care for people who are given peerages who have paid for them. I think it happens, and I don't like that.
Ruth Rendell quotes: Everybody wants their fame. They long for it, and I think they don't much care how they get it - to attract attention to themselves. Everybody wants their fame. They long for it, and I think they don't much care how they get it - to attract attention to themselves.
Ruth Rendell quotes: Greed and envy took from a man's heart everything but - well, greed and envy. Greed and envy took from a man's heart everything but - well, greed and envy.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I really do literally put myself into a character's shoes. I really do literally put myself into a character's shoes.
Ruth Rendell quotes: Nobody will go on being remembered for a very long time, unless you're Shakespeare or Milton. I have no hope of being remembered at all. Nobody will go on being remembered for a very long time, unless you're Shakespeare or Milton. I have no hope of being remembered at all.
Ruth Rendell quotes: People were, as he had long suspected, uniformly vile and rotten, vastly inferior to things. Objects never let you down. People were, as he had long suspected, uniformly vile and rotten, vastly inferior to things. Objects never let you down.
Ruth Rendell quotes: Many people have a profession or a job - most people do, I should think. And they do it. And that's what I did. Many people have a profession or a job - most people do, I should think. And they do it. And that's what I did.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I'm very fond of Tennessee Williams' plays, and when my husband and I went to New Orleans in the late 1970s, we saw 'A Street Car Named Desire.' I'm very fond of Tennessee Williams' plays, and when my husband and I went to New Orleans in the late 1970s, we saw 'A Street Car Named Desire.'
Ruth Rendell quotes: I don't choose my villains and heroes for political reasons. I don't choose my villains and heroes for political reasons.
Ruth Rendell quotes: He would have to get used to it, she thought. He would have to get used to her being more and more preoccupied with books. He would have to get used to it, she thought. He would have to get used to her being more and more preoccupied with books.
Ruth Rendell quotes: How could God allow cancer, poverty, the sheer unfairness of so many lives? How could God allow cancer, poverty, the sheer unfairness of so many lives?
Ruth Rendell quotes: People tell me the most extraordinary things. I've noticed it for years. Perhaps they know I won't be shocked. Or judgmental. People tell me the most extraordinary things. I've noticed it for years. Perhaps they know I won't be shocked. Or judgmental.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I think that people who make a lot of money - and I do - should certainly give a considerable amount of it away. I think that people who make a lot of money - and I do - should certainly give a considerable amount of it away.
Ruth Rendell quotes: She didn't really know London, only lived in it. She didn't really know London, only lived in it.
Ruth Rendell quotes: In 'The Blood Doctor,' I wrote about the history of haemophilia and the devastating effects of the disease at a time when there was no remedy. In 'The Blood Doctor,' I wrote about the history of haemophilia and the devastating effects of the disease at a time when there was no remedy.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I never write about a place I don't know. I never write about a place I don't know.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I have two quite large houses, and every cupboard and drawer is stuffed with books. I have two quite large houses, and every cupboard and drawer is stuffed with books.
Ruth Rendell quotes: As soon as I know it's about technological things or spies, I lose interest. I want to know what goes on in people's minds. As soon as I know it's about technological things or spies, I lose interest. I want to know what goes on in people's minds.
Ruth Rendell quotes: I don't know what I would do if I didn't write. I don't know what I would do if I didn't write.