Scott Turow Quotes

22 Scott Turow quotes:

"Like most American boys of my age I read a lot of Ian Fleming."
"In the wake of the Sixties they began to celebrate diversity and pluralism."
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"You're not a prosecutor unless you've got your own issues with evil."
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"Criminal law in particular does indeed present human beings in extremis. You're always dealing with definitions of evil."
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"Postmodernism cost literature its audience."
"People talk of me as being the inventor of the legal thriller."
"I tend to write in the mornings."
"All my novels are about the ambiguities that lie beneath the sharp edges of the law."
"If life's lessons could be reduced to single sentences, there would be no need for fiction."
"The one thing I would like more credit for is being part of a movement which involves recognising the importance of plot and asserting that books of literary worth could be written that had plots."
"The purpose of narrative is to present us with complexity and ambiguity."
"De Tocqueville talked about the legalistic bent of American culture but, whatever that was, it became accentuated in the latter part of the twentieth century."
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"I think the first serious novel that interested me was The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane."
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"In each of my books a character begins to take over."
"The great break of my literary career was going to law school."
"The prosecutor, who is supposed to carry the burden of proof, really is an author."
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"For people like me, people of a certain privilege, the sixties were extremely important in shaping our sense of humanity."
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"As a graduate student and a writing fellow, innovation was all. As a trial lawyer, accessibility was everything."
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"The bottom line is, I am against capital punishment, despite my understanding of the visceral attraction it has for most Americans."
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"That led me to say that when push comes to shove, I'm against capital punishment."
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