To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
A hallucination is a fact, not an error; what is erroneous is a judgment based upon it.
Sincerity may be humble but she cannot be servile.
Is life worth living? This is a question for an embryo not for a man.
It takes me three or four years to research and write each book and the individual stories stay with you for a long time afterwards.
Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.
History not used is nothing, for all intellectual life is action, like practical life, and if you don’t use the stuff well, it might as well be dead.
Each day more coalition MPs in seats outside the South East come out against George Osborne’s regional pay cut plans, and Vince Cable now claims they are dead.
All good poetry is forged slowly and patiently, link by link, with sweat and blood and tears.
What surprised me most while writing ‘The Monogram Murders’ was that everything I needed seemed to arrive in my head exactly when I needed it.