SUSANNE ALLEYN QUOTES

American author

All you can do, every day, is to learn the truth as best you can.

SUSANNE ALLEYN, Game of Patience

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I cannot even earn a living as a whore.

SUSANNE ALLEYN, Palace of Justice

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Isn't it just as much the duty of the police to free the innocent, as to bring the guilty to justice?

SUSANNE ALLEYN, Game of Patience

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There are times, too, when the law doesn't give a damn who gets caught beneath its wheels.

SUSANNE ALLEYN, Game of Patience

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Women, of whatever age, share secrets with each other more readily than they share them with men.

SUSANNE ALLEYN, Game of Patience

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Men are often like that. They grow bored with simple goodness and want a woman who is dangerous, a challenge.

SUSANNE ALLEYN, Game of Patience

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Men can sleep with a different woman every night and indulge in the most revolting practices--but let an unmarried woman make one mistake, be led astray when she's young and silly and knows nothing of the world, and she's tainted for life and called a harlot!

SUSANNE ALLEYN, Game of Patience

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Love can make people do funny things, inexplicable things. And thwarted love can turn some people into madmen--or madwomen. People who never had much of a grip on reality, sometimes they spin pretty illusions ... and when the illusion shatters, they become capable of anything.

SUSANNE ALLEYN, Game of Patience

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Essentially I am a history geek trapped somewhere between the creative arts and academic scholarship. The natural result of this is to become an author of historical fiction.

SUSANNE ALLEYN, interview, Fiction and Film for French Historians

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Fiction, also--if done well--can perhaps allow the reader a greater feeling of recognition with people of the past. If we read a novel about people trying to control the Revolution, we're reading about them as people who have desires, ambitions, and neuroses just like ours, and we can relate to them, rather than seeing them just as stiff portraits with funny-looking hair--or as the one-dimensional monsters or saints that many pop histories have made them.

SUSANNE ALLEYN, interview, Fiction and Film for French Historians

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Two of the most productive writers in history, Voltaire and Balzac, were also among the greatest coffee addicts in history. So far, caffeine hasn't made me nearly that productive, but I can hope.

SUSANNE ALLEYN, interview, Just One More Page ... or Two, Nov. 1, 2010

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