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I have never regarded myself as this or that. I have been too busy being myself to bother about regarding myself. ---->>>

There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and the kind you make up. ---->>>

To say that man is a reasoning animal is a very different thing than to say that most of man's decisions are based on his rational process. That I don't believe at all. ---->>>

If I'm home with no chore at hand, and a package of books has come, the television set and the chess board and the unanswered mail will have to manage without me if one of the books is a detective story.

If I'm home with no chore at hand, and a package of books has come, the television set and the chess board and the unanswered mail will have to manage without me if one of the books is a detective story.

Every Sherlock Holmes story has at least one marvelous scene. ---->>>

To read of a detective's daring finesse or ingenious stratagem is a rare joy. ---->>>

I have a strong moral sense - by my standards. ---->>>

A character who is thought-out is not born, he or she is contrived. A born character is round, a thought-out character is flat. ---->>>

As a professional writer of detective stories, I string along with the ballplayers. I love a ball game. ---->>>

Doyle stokes in a thousand shrewd touches with no effort at all. Wonderful. ---->>>

I still can't decide which is more fun - reading or writing. ---->>>

Everything in a story should be credible. ---->>>

Hemingway never grew out of adolescence. His scope and depth stayed shallow because he had no idea what women are for. ---->>>

The Glass Key is better than anything Hemingway ever wrote. ---->>>

The minute those two little particles inside a woman's womb have joined together, billions of decisions have been made. A thing like that has to come from entropy. ---->>>

I think one or two of the later Holmes stories are among the best. ---->>>

One of the hardest things to believe is that anyone will abandon the effort to escape a charge of murder. It is extremely important to suspend disbelief on that. If you don't, the story is spoiled. ---->>>

Biography

Name: Rex Stout
Nationality: American
Born: December 1, 1886
Birthplace:
Die: 10-27, 1975
Occupation: Writer
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Rex Todhunter Stout (; December 1, 1886 – October 27, 1975) was an American writer noted for his detective fiction. His best-known characters are the detective Nero Wolfe and his assistant Archie Goodwin, who were featured in 33 novels and 39 novellas between 1934 and 1975. In 1959, Stout received the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award (wikipedia)