Quotes by Elmore Leonard

Elmore John Leonard Jr. was an American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter.

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If work was a good thing, the rich would have it all and not let you do it.

- Elmore LeonardWork & Carreer

I try to leave out the parts readers skip.

- Elmore LeonardWriting

I would say just start writing. You've got to write every day. Copy someone that you like if you think that perhaps could become your sound, too. I did that with Hemingway, and I thought I was writing just like Hemingway. Then all of a sudden it occurred to me - he didn't have a sense of humor. I don't know anything he's written that's funny.

- Elmore Leonard

I don't have any of the modern electronics at all. I know the Internet would be a distraction. I would see things that interested me and never get back to writing.

- Elmore Leonard

There are cities that get by on their good looks, offer climate and scenery, views of mountains or oceans, rockbound or with palm trees. And there are cities like Detroit that have to work for a living.

- Elmore Leonard