Robert Ludlum was born 25 May 1927, and died 12 March 2001
- I get annoyed when a self-indulgent writer just shows off what he knows but doesn’t really tell a story. To me storytelling is first a craft. Then, if you’re lucky, it becomes an art form. But first, it’s got to be a craft.
- It’s the hardest thing in the world to write the second book. The first one was easy. We’ve all got a story to tell. But writing the second book, that’s the difference between a professional and a not a professional.
- I try as best I can to enter the realm of nuances of human behavior.
- Hope is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective. A lot of hope is dangerous. A spark is just fine as long as its contained.
- I love to observe people. I have always been interested in people who have decided to leave one lifestyle for another.
- I have always preferred conflict of individuals over the battle of extreme ideologies.
- What I don’t like in this country and the world is largeness — large corporations, large governments, and everybody in the City of Los Angeles.
- Greater economic power will be in the hands of too few.
- What a man can’t remember doesn’t exist for him.
Ludlum was an American author who wrote 27 thrillers. 290 million to 500 million copies of his books are believed to be in print. Many of Ludlum’s novels have been made into films and mini-series, including The Osterman Weekend,The Holcroft Covenant, The Apocalypse Watch, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum.
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