Sidney Sheldon - Quotes

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Try to leave the Earth a better place than when you arrived.

Try to leave the Earth a better place than when you arrived.

My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place - police, firefighters and members of our armed forces. ---->>>

I admire people who are, by nature, kind and fair to others. ---->>>

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there who will try to discourage you. Don't listen to them. The only one who can make you give up is yourself. ---->>>

When people tell me I've kept them up all night, I feel like I've succeeded. ---->>>

Another woman approached me while I was having lunch at the Russian Tea Room in New York and told me that the reason she had become a lawyer was because she had read 'Rage of Angels'. To me, that kind of feedback has more meaning than any sales figures. ---->>>

Usually, when people get to the end of a chapter, they close the book and go to sleep. I deliberately write a book so when the reader gets to the end of the chapter, he or she must turn one more page. ---->>>

Women's value has been under-recognized for far too long.

Women's value has been under-recognized for far too long.

Talent is a gift that can be given, and it can be taken away. We have to appreciate that. ---->>>

The Dalai Lama. He is a very wise man of great inner peace who believes that happiness is the purpose of our lives. Through his teachings and leadership, he continues to make this world a better place in which to live.

The Dalai Lama. He is a very wise man of great inner peace who believes that happiness is the purpose of our lives. Through his teachings and leadership, he continues to make this world a better place in which to live.

What I do is put my characters into situations that are so precarious there is no way to get out. And then I figure how to get them out. ---->>>

I will not write about anyplace in the world unless I've been there to personally research it. ---->>>

The fact that my female characters have strong personalities but are also physically attractive probably reflects the women I've known in my life. ---->>>

I go to great lengths to make certain situations feel right to the reader. ---->>>

If there is any secret to my success, I think it's that my characters are very real to me. I feel everything they feel, and therefore I think my readers care about them. ---->>>

I try to give both my heroes and villains an emotional dimensionality which provides the motivation for their actions. ---->>>

I think that's because believable action is based on authenticity, and accuracy is very important to me. I always spend time researching my novels, exploring the customs and attitudes of the county I'm using for their setting. ---->>>

I always spend time exploring the customs and attitudes of the countries I'm using for locations, and interviewing the people who live there. I've visited over 90 countries thus far.

I always spend time exploring the customs and attitudes of the countries I'm using for locations, and interviewing the people who live there. I've visited over 90 countries thus far.

I wanted to make sure that the man who found the genie would not take terrible advantage of her, so he needed to be a person of integrity and honor - which is why I made the male lead an astronaut. The rest, as they say, is history. ---->>>

The part of my writing I find the most rewarding is when people write to me or speak to me in public to tell me how his or her life has been changed by my books. ---->>>

The thing that made Groucho special was the way he used his body parts. He also had a wicked tongue. People didn't realize it, but when Groucho said something, he meant it. ---->>>

Stories had always been told about male genies coming out of bottles, but they were usually fat, old men. Never had the genie been a gorgeous woman, so that idea really appealed to me, and I created the series based on that premise. ---->>>

Abraham Lincoln because he was a man filled with great compassion who believed that all men are created free and equal, and was not afraid to stand on that platform. The way Lincoln lived his life has served me well in mine. ---->>>

I think people throughout the world identify with my characters. ---->>>

When you write a movie, you have a hundred collaborators. But when you write a novel, it's yours. ---->>>

Writing novels is the most exciting. ---->>>

I worked in Hollywood as a reader and a would-be writer for about 6 years before I sold my first story. ---->>>

I love the freedom that the narrative form provides. ---->>>

In a novel, on the other hand, you not only have to describe the rooms, but the clothes, the characters and what they are thinking. It's a much more in-depth process. ---->>>

There's this sense of excitement because you invent and control the characters. You decide whether they live or die. I find this type of creative process tremendously stimulating. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 02-11, 1917
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Die: 01-30, 2007
Occupation: Novelist
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Sidney Sheldon (February 11, 1917 – January 30, 2007) was an American writer and producer. He came to prominence in the 1930s, first working on Broadway plays and then in motion pictures, notably writing the successful comedy The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (1947) which earned him an Academy Award (wikipedia)