Gene Fowler

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Gene Fowler (1890 – 1960) was an American journalist, author, and dramatist.


  • Sometimes I think it sounds like I walked out of the room and left the typewriter running.
  • Men are not against you, they are merely for themselves.
    • Of his writing.
  • A book is never finished; it's abandoned.
  • The best way to become a successful writer is to read good writing, remember it, and then forget where you remember it from.
  • Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.
  • He has a profound respect for old age. Especially when it's bottled.
  • Everyone needs a warm personal enemy or two to keep him free from rust in the movable parts of his mind.
  • What is success? It is a toy balloon among children armed with pins.
  • A man should love two cities, its own and San Francisco.

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