Tony Hillerman Quotes

11 Tony Hillerman quotes:

"The essays in The Great Taos Bank Robbery were my project to win a Master of Arts degree in English when I quit being a newspaper editor and went back to college."
"I always have one or two, sometimes more, Navajo or other tribes' cultural elements in mind when I start a plot. In Thief of Time, I wanted to make readers aware of Navajo attitude toward the dead, respect for burial sites."
"An author knows his landscape best; he can stand around, smell the wind, get a feel for his place."
"Being Indian is not blood as much as it is culture."
"How can you stop writing?"
"I always try to make the setting fit the story I have in mind."
"I am 82 years old. I imagine that I will keep on writing as long as anyone wants to keep reading."
"I know what I write about seems exotic to a lot of people, but not for me. I pulled up to an old trading post and saw a few elderly Navajos sitting on a bench. I felt right at home."
"I try to make my books reflect humanity as I see it."
"Women are extremely important shapers of my own life."
"You write for two people, yourself and your audience, who are usually better educated and at least as smart."

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