Leslie Ford’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Leslie Ford Quotes 

Leslie Ford, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Leslie Ford 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 Leslie Ford’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Leslie Ford made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favourites: 

Popular Quotes

“…it’s hard to confine an irrational woman in a rational pattern, so I had no idea really what was in her mind.”
― Leslie Ford, The Devil’s Stronghold

 “If he hadn’t been looking at Phil and had been looking at Viola Kersey he would have been a surprised young man. There was a look of startled dismay on her face as she realized what she’d done. And she didn’t like it. For one instant the appealing little woman looked for all the world like the household variety of virago who’s sweet as all get out as long as guests are present and ready to snatch the family bald-headed as soon as the door is closed.”
― Leslie Ford, The Devil’s Stronghold

“…he had a fascinating technique of gnawing [his cigar] from one corner of his mouth to the other, as if his teeth were equipped with trolley tracks, and suddenly grabbing it out and gesticulating wit it before he jammed it back.”
― Leslie Ford, The Devil’s Stronghold

 “Do you have to do murder?
Do we have to do murder? Sure we have to do murder. There are only two subjects–a woman’s chastity, and murder. Nobody’s interested in chastity any more. Murder’s all we got to write stories about.”
― Leslie Ford

 “You can always tell duty. It’s what you don’t want to do–it’s what you fight against inside you. Duty’s when you realize how it’ll hurt other people and you choose between that and what would be easiest for you.”
― Leslie Ford, The Devil’s Stronghold

 “Lilac makes on occasion a sound between a sniff and a snort that’s as damning as all improper words in the language and, like them, can’t be written down.”
― Leslie Ford, The Devil’s Stronghold

“Her Dream Prince, Gee Gee, was, then, and of course still might be, though I’d always thought of a Dream Prince as having more hair and less avoirdupois.”
― Leslie Ford, The Devil’s Stronghold

 “Mrs. Kersey had not been questioned at all, as far as I knew. She had the air of someone with a story all made up to tell and no one to tell it to.”
― Leslie Ford, The Devil’s Stronghold

“You’re in the democratic West now, lady. Anybody’s as good as anybody else as long as he’s got the dough to prove it.”
― Leslie Ford, The Devil’s Stronghold

“It is only fair to admit, however, that my batting average in the crystal ball league is point, zero, zero, zero.”
― Leslie Ford, The Devil’s Stronghold

10 Famous Quotes by Author Leslie Ford

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Leslie Ford quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Leslie Ford 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 Leslie Ford. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Leslie Ford quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Leslie Ford Quote 

“Captain Crawford didn’t like the idea of any kind of murder, but he went at it patiently and honestly and with none of the stupidity and bombast and rubber-hose techniques that Los Angeles crime fiction writers had led me to expect. I’d gotten the impression that unless a gifted amateur in love with the lady got himself almost beaten to a pulp and practically inside the lethal gas chamber before he unmasked the venal and brutalized constabulary, any innocent bystander they could get their hands on was a gone duck.”
― Leslie Ford, The Devil’s Stronghold

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