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I am conservative by temperament. I disapprove of criminal activity. I am very solidly and markedly on the side of authority. The truth is I would rather err on the side of too much authority than too little. James Ellroy#Activity 63
James Ellroy#Activity 63
I love thinking about American history, thinking about LA history. I love brooding on crime. James Ellroy#American 62
James Ellroy#American 62
Every one of my books is written from the viewpoint of cops, with the exception of my book Killer on the Road, which is written from the viewpoint of a serial killer. James Ellroy#Book 58
James Ellroy#Book 58
I like to be alone so I can write. But focus can hurt you. I don't want to be some stress casualty in early middle age. James Ellroy#Age 54
James Ellroy#Age 54
I want to see these bad, bad, bad, bad men come to grips with their humanity. James Ellroy#Bad 46
James Ellroy#Bad 46
As much as I transferred my mother to Elizabeth Shore of The Black Dahlia, as much as her dad mutated into an obsession with crime in general, well, I have thought about other things throughout the years. James Ellroy#Dad 44
James Ellroy#Dad 44
I have a very intense marriage. James Ellroy#Marriage 38
James Ellroy#Marriage 38
I am a writer. I could not afford to take 15 months off from my writing career to play detective. James Ellroy#Afford 35
James Ellroy#Afford 35
Anybody who doesn't know that politics is crime has got a few screws loose. James Ellroy#Politics 30
James Ellroy#Politics 30
The 1950s to me is darkness, hidden history, perversion behind most doors waiting to creep out. The 1950s to most people is kitsch and Mickey Mouse watches and all this intolerable stuff... James Ellroy#Trouble 28
James Ellroy#Trouble 28
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