Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The MMOB Daily Quote - Dashiell Hammett

Samuel Dashiell Hammett (May 27, 1894—January 10, 1961)

Today's first
MMOB Daily Quote focuses on the American author responsible for The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man.

But first, since you've undoubtedly seen the
Humphrey Bogart version of The Maltese Falcon a million times, here's an animated short version for your enjoyment.

And now, here are some quick quotes from Mr. Hammett.

“Who shot him? I asked.
The grey man scratched the back of his neck and said: Somebody with a gun.”

“The truth is you don't like the theater except the times when you're in a room by yourself putting the play on paper.”

"Feed the lettuce to the bunny and eat the bunny."

"I have not killed anyone. They will not let me."

"I've been as bad an influence on American literature as anyone I can think of."

"People always say things like, 'Oh, well, he was suffering so much that he was better off dying.' But that's not true. You're always better off living."

Cheers! - Jason

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