Dominick Dunne quotes

  • You write about what you have access to, and I have been fortunate enough to have a front-row seat on the rich and powerful my entire life.
    -- Dominick Dunne

    #Powerful #Writing #Rich

  • Ive lived this very dramatic life, with high points and terrible low points. Nothing has been ordinary, and I want to have the experience of the last breath. I want a little drama to it.
    -- Dominick Dunne

    #Drama #Ordinary #Want

  • Parties are the nightly ritual of the sophisticated society.
    -- Dominick Dunne

    #Party #Sophisticated #Ritual

  • The best advice on writing was given to me by my first editor, Michael Korda, of Simon and Schuster, while writing my first book. 'Finish your first draft and then we'll talk,' he said. It took me a long time to realize how good the advice was. Even if you write it wrong, write and finish your first draft. Only then, when you have a flawed whole, do you know what you have to fix.
    -- Dominick Dunne

    #Book #Writing #Editors

  • I loved going along with Alice Steinbach as she goes off on this rare, wonderful adventure, an escape into discovering herself and some of the truly magical places in this world.
    -- Dominick Dunne

    #Adventure #World #Wonderful

  • I am openly pro-prosecution and make no bones about it. I don't think there are enough people out there sticking up for victims.
    -- Dominick Dunne

    #Thinking #People #Justice

  • People are fascinated by the rich: Shakespeare wrote plays about kings, not beggars.
    -- Dominick Dunne

    #Kings #Play #People

  • Success is the most valuable commodity.
    -- Dominick Dunne

    #Commodity #Valuable

  • If you ever hear anybody refer to Elizabeth Taylor as Liz Taylor, you can be pretty sure the person doesn’t know her.
    -- Dominick Dunne

    #Liz #Persons #Knows

  • I think the names of colors are at the edge, between where language fails and where it's at its most powerful.

  • Corporation 2020 is an indispensable contribution to the global transformation of finance and corporations as humanity re-integrates centuries of knowledge and continues its inevitable transition from the first Industrial Era... Pavan Sukhdev is a powerful standard-bearer leading us to the cleaner, knowledge-rich Green Economy globally, and this book provides a benchmark and guide to this better future for humanity.

  • This writing business. Pencils and what-not. Over-rated, if you ask me. Silly stuff. Nothing in it.

  • He [Hemingway] used a stand-up work place he had fashioned out of the top of of a bookcase near his bed. His portable typewriter was snugged in there and papers were spread along the top of the bookcase on either side of it. He used a reading board for longhand writing.

  • I’m not a fan of ‘write what you know.’ If you don’t know, find out. I knew nothing about the Bible before I started writing ‘The Year of Living Biblically.’ That was kind of the point – to learn.

  • I can write better than anyone who can write faster,

  • Rich people don't pay taxes? Of course they pay taxes - they pay tons in taxes. They pay for everyone else who doesn't pay taxes.

  • It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.

  • I have a different idea of a universal. It is of a universal rich with all that is particular, rich with all the particulars there are, the deepening of each particular, the coexistence of them all.

  • Poor and free rather than rich and enslaved. Of course, men want to be both rich and free, and this is what leads them at times to be poor and enslaved.