Irwin Shaw Quotes

Irwin Shaw Quotes

I cringe when critics say I'm a master of the popular novel. What's an unpopular novel?

I never drink while I'm working, but after a few glasses I get ideas that would never have occurred to me dead sober.

Now,' Elias said, 'if only I didn't have to go home to my lousy wife. I married her in 1929. A lot of things've changed since 1929.' He sighed. 'What's a woman?' he asked. 'A Woman is a trap.

I look at everything. God gave me eyes and I look at women and men and subway excavations and moving pictures and the little flowers of the field. I casually inspect the universe.

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