Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author David Morrell
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Ten of My Favourite David Morrell Quotes 

David Morrell, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best David Morrell quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find David Morrell’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer David Morrell made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favourites: 

Popular Quotes

“there are no inferior types of fiction, only inferior practitioners
of them”
― David Morrell

 “What about God? The idea embarrassed him. It was only in moments of absolute fear that he had ever thought about God and prayed to him, always embarrassed because he did not believe and felt so hypocritical when he prayed out of fear, as if in spite of his disbelief there might be God after all, God who could be fooled by a hypocrite. When he was a child, then he believed. He certainly did believe when he was a child. How did it go, the nightly Act of Contrition? The words came hesitantly, unfamiliarly to him. Oh my God, I am heartily sorry for—For what?”
― David Morrell, First Blood

“If he had really wanted to control himself, he could have. He simply had not wanted to control himself. To live his way, he had been determined to fight anyone who interfered. So all right then, in a way he had fought for a principle. But it was not that simple, because he had also been proud and delighted to show how good he was at fighting.”
― David Morrell, First Blood

 “You have to follow your own voice. You have to be yourself when you write. In effect, you have to announce, ‘This is me, this is what I stand for, this is what you get when you read me. I’m doing the best I can – buy me or not – but this is who I am as a writer.”
― David Morrell

 “The posters and rock-star buttons and banners were valueless without the perspective of the mind that had attached significance to them. Souvenirs have no worth without nostalgia, after all. They’re meaningless if a memory isn’t linked to them.”
― David Morrell, Fireflies

 “Before I start a project, I always ask myself the following question. Why is this book worth a year of my life? There needs to be something about the theme, the technique, or the research that makes the time spent on it worthwhile.”
― David Morrell

“As much as I like it when a book I’m writing speeds along, the downside can be that an author becomes too eager to finish and rushes the end. The end is even more important than the first page, and rushing can damage it.”
― David Morrell

 “Just because somebody smiles when he hands me a bag of shit, that doesn’t mean I have to take it. I don’t give a damn how friendly he is. It’s what he does that matters.”
― David Morrell, First Blood

“His name was Rambo, and he was just some nothing kid for all anybody knew, standing by the pump of a gas station at the outskirts of Madison, Kentucky.”
― David Morrell, First Blood

“Sometimes life kicks you in the teeth with an irony that a self-respecting fiction writer would be ashamed to invent.”
― David Morrell, Fireflies

10 Famous Quotes by Author David Morrell

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 David Morrell quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best David Morrell quote below and sharing our favourite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by David Morrell. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable David Morrell quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – David Morrell Quote 

“If the passage absolutely demands cursing, be moderate. A little of it goes a long way. I’ve seen beginning writers pepper curse words through sentence after sentence.

If you don’t -blanking- get your -blanking-blank-blank- in to this house this -blanking- minute, I’m going to -blank- your -blank- and nail it to the -blanking- door.’

Two things happen when I read this junk: I get bored and I get angry. I didn’t pick up your book to read garbage. If this is as clever as you can be, I don’t want to read your prose. In life if you met someone who spoke like this, you’d want to flee. Then why put this stuff on the page?

As near as I can determine, this abomination occurs because a writer is corrupted by the awful -blanking- dialog that movies inflict on us these days. It’s also a sign of insecurity. The writer wonders if the dialog is strong enough and decides a lot of -blanking-blank- will do the trick.

Someone might object that this kind of dialog is realistic in certain situations–intense scenes involving policemen or soldiers for example. I can only reply that in my research I spend considerable time with policemen and soldiers. Few of them curse any more than a normal person would. This garbage isn’t realistic. It merely draws attention to itself and holds back the story. Use it sparingly.”
― David Morrell, The Successful Novelist: A Lifetime of Lessons about Writing and Publishing

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