Dashiell Hammett - Quotes

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You got to look on the bright side, even if there ain't one. ---->>>

I deserve all the love you can spare me. And I want a lot more than I deserve. ---->>>

It's sometimes better to pretend I don't hear the sound of somebody in the nearby woods with a shotgun. ---->>>

Feed the lettuce to the bunny and eat the bunny. ---->>>

With what dope I got I think it fills me in pretty well. ---->>>

Strictly speaking, there are no real substitutes for sexual satisfaction. ---->>>

People always say things like, Oh, well, he was suffering so much that he was better off dying. But that's not true. You're always better off living. ---->>>

I've been as bad an influence on American literature as anyone I can think of. ---->>>

The roof might fall in; anything could happen. ---->>>

I like women. I really like women. ---->>>

It's awfully easy to be in love in jail. ---->>>

Another man whose social life has ruined him. ---->>>

I don't know much about him; never heard him say more than nope or yup. ---->>>

I have not killed anyone. They will not let me. ---->>>

I haven't any sort of plans for the future but I reckon things will work out in some manner. ---->>>

Looks like she's been slapping the kid again. ---->>>

She seems to be having a pretty good time despite her worrying. That's Lily. ---->>>

Our lawyers had their chat with the Supreme Court Justice, and promised to repast the chat to other members of the Supreme Court to find out whether they wanted to hear us out. ---->>>

Thanks for the information about what we call business. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: May 27, 1894
Die: 01-10, 1961
Occupation: Author

Samuel Dashiell Hammett (; May 27, 1894 – January 10, 1961) was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, screenwriter, and political activist. Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon), Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man), and the Continental Op (Red Harvest and The Dain Curse) (wikipedia)