In a novel, it's hard to keep track of everybody.
More Quotes from Irwin Shaw:An absolutely necessary part of a writer's equipment, almost as necessary as talent, is the ability to stand up under punishment, both the punishment the world hands out and the punishment he inflicts upon himself.
The great writers just kept bringing them out. They didn't care if they repeated themselves.
My attitudes have changed, but somebody would have to read all my books to find out how they have.
A good editor understands what you're talking and writing about and doesn't meddle too much.
My views naturally have mellowed. Most of the critics have been more or less nice to me.
In the theater, characters have to cut the umbilical cord from the writer and talk in their own voices.
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I just want to get to the level where I can say that that's my level, just try to play well, get up there.
The making of an Atheist implies a mental stimulation and training which brings into play the primary factors of social progress.