Quotes by Mickey Spillane

Frank Morrison Spillane, better known as Mickey Spillane, was an American crime novelist, whose stories often feature his signature detective character, Mike Hammer. More than 225 million copies of his books have sold internationally.

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Authors want their names down in history; I want to keep the smoke coming out of the chimney.

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Critics themselves, they used to tear me up.

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If you're a singer you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he's good, the older he gets, the better he writes.

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I know an awful lot of Hollywood people, who are so self-important, I can't understand it.

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Hemingway hated me. I sold 200 million books, and he didn't. Of course most of mine sold for 25 cents, but still... you look at all this stuff with a grain of salt.

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