Top 7 Robert Littell Quotes

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“Mark Twain said, ‘The right word is to the nearly right word as lightning is to the lightning bug.’ Fill your book with lightning.”

― Robert Littell

“I am an amateur mountain climber. Once or twice a year I go off to Chamonix in the French Alps, under Mont Blanc, and with a guide do treks that include rock climbing at high altitude.”

― Robert Littell

“I am not conventionally religious, but I am an ongoing student of the Old and the New Testament and the history of the Jewish people and the birth of Christianity.”

― Robert Littell

“For me, Fitzgerald was one of the great American writers of the last century; a wordsmith, a storyteller, a perfectionist.”

― Robert Littell

“The poetry of Walt Whitman. I can return again and again to these magnificent poems and still get pleasure from reading them.”

― Robert Littell

“When people ask me if I have worked for the C.I.A., I often answer: what good to you is my answer? Because if I did, I might not say so.”

― Robert Littell

“Fill your pages with details. Work hard to get the right word.”

― Robert Littell
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