Sidney Sheldon Quotes


31 Sidney Sheldon quotes:



"The fact that my female characters have strong personalities but are also physically attractive probably reflects the women I've known in my life."
"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."
"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."
"Women's value has been under-recognized for far too long."
"I try to give both my heroes and villains an emotional dimensionality which provides the motivation for their actions."
"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."
"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."
"I will not write about anyplace in the world unless I've been there to personally research it."
"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."
"Talent is a gift that can be given, and it can be taken away. We have to appreciate that."
"Try to leave the Earth a better place than when you arrived."
"I admire people who are, by nature, kind and fair to others."
"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 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."
"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."
"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 go to great lengths to make certain situations feel right to the reader."
"I love the freedom that the narrative form provides."



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