Donald Hamilton: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Nine of My Favorite Donald Hamilton Quotes 

Donald Hamilton, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 9 best Donald Hamilton 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 Donald Hamilton’s top 9 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Donald Hamilton made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favorites: 

About Donald Hamilton

Donald Hamilton wrote novels, short stories, and non-fiction about the outdoors. The majority of his novels are paperback originals, primarily spy fiction but also crime fiction and Westerns. His best-known series, Matt Helm (1960-1993), portrays an undercover counter-agent/assassin working for a secret American government agency.

In 1946, Hamilton began writing for magazines such as Collier’s Weekly and The Saturday Evening Post. He published thirty-eight novels over the course of forty-six years starting with Date With Darkness in 1947. Between 1954 and 1960, his suspense, spy, and western novels were typically paperback originals of the era, depicting fast-moving tales in lurid covers. Several classic western movies were adapted from his western novels, including The Big Country and The Violent Men.

Gold Medal Books published the Matt Helm series in 1960, which ran for 27 books, ending in 1993 with The Damagers.

Born: March 24, 1916, Uppsala, Sweden
Died: November 20, 2006
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers

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Popular Quotes

“I learned that Nordic beer comes in three grades of potency. The lowest grade is apparently a kind of beer-flavored soft drink that can safely be fed to babies; the highest is, to hear them tell it, loaded with atom juice. It sounded worth investigating, but when I asked for it I was regretfully informed that the place couldn’t supply it, since their license didn’t extend to such violent stuff. I had to settle for Grade Two, known as ordinary pilsener.”
― Donald Hamilton, The Wrecking Crew

 “There’s nothing more frightening to me than a character who thinks he knows what a real American is – mainly because it generally turns out he’s convinced it’s somebody like him. It seems an odd notion to me. I certainly don’t want to live in a country populated with people just like me, God forbid! Anyway, I figure there’s room for a little variety in a nation as big as ours.”
― Donald Hamilton

“When you act like a nice guy, everyone examines your motives with a microscope. When you act like a conscienceless louse, they generally take you at face value.”
― Donald Hamilton, The Wrecking Crew

 “The girl whispered, “I’m dying, aren’t I?” “I should hope so,” I said. “If not, we’ll have to send my associate back to marksmanship school.”
― Donald Hamilton, Matt Helm – The Intimidators

 “My job is defending the people and to hell with the laws. Your job is defending the laws and to hell with the people.”
― Donald Hamilton

 “Certainly, if the world ever is saved, it’ll be by somebody young enough not to know that it can’t be done.”
― Donald Hamilton, The Wrecking Crew

“She added, “Washington is the city of the soft heads and the chicken hearts.”
― Donald Hamilton, Death of a Citizen

 “I’m not responsible for what other people think, only for what I am.”
― Donald Hamilton, The Big Country

“Always call them ‘Sir.’ They aren’t any harder to kill later!”
― Donald Hamilton

9 Famous Quotes by Author Donald Hamilton

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 9 Donald Hamilton quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Donald Hamilton quote below and sharing our favorite 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 9 quotes by Donald Hamilton. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Donald Hamilton quotes in our list. 

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