Ira Levin

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Ira Levin (August 27, 1929November 12, 2007) was an American novelist, playwright, screenwriter and songwriter.


  • He touched me...
    Control myself and try to act
    As if I remember my name
    But he touched me...he touched me...
    And suddenly nothing is the same!
  • I feel guilty that Rosemary's Baby led to The Exorcist, The Omen [...] A whole generation has been exposed, has more belief in Satan. I don't believe in Satan. And I feel that the strong fundamentalism we have would not be as strong if there hadn't been so many of these books. Of course, [...] I didn't send back any of the royalty checks.

Rosemary's Baby (novel, 1967)[edit]

  • Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse had signed a lease on a five-room apartment in a geometric white house on First Avenue when they received word, from a woman named Mrs. Cortez, that a four-room apartment in the Bramford had become available.
    • Opening words.
  • Anyone who needs more than one suitcase is a tourist, not a traveller.

The Boys from Brazil (novel, 1976)[edit]

  • Someday, he thought, I would like to meet a monster who looked like a monster.

Quotes about Ira Levin[edit]

  • [Levin] is the Swiss watchmaker of the suspense novel; in terms of plot, he makes what the rest of us do look like those five-dollar watches you can buy in the discount drugstores.

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