Jim Thompson

Born: September 27, 1906

Die: April 7, 1977

Occupation: Author

Quotes of Jim Thompson

Jim Thompson

We're living in a funny world kid, a peculiar civilization. The police are playing crooks in it, and the crooks are doing police duty. The politicians are preachers, and the preachers are politicians....

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Jim Thompson

Then he laughed and she laughed. And quivering with the movement of the train, the dead man seemed to laugh too.

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Jim Thompson

I told her the world was full of nice people. I'd have hated to try to prove it to her, but I said it, anyway.

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Jim Thompson

There are thirty-two ways to write a story, and I’ve used every one, but there is only one plot – things are not as they seem.

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Jim Thompson

What smells good in the store may stink in the stewpot.

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Jim Thompson

I looked at her, with her hair spilled out on the pillows and the warmth of her body warming mine. And I thought, god-dang, if this ain't a heck of a way to be in bed with a pretty woman. The two of you...

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Jim Thompson

There are things that have to be forgotten if you want to go on living.

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Jim Thompson

If the Good Lord made a mistake in us people it was in making us want to live when we’ve got the least excuse for it.

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Jim Thompson

I kissed her, a long hard kiss. Because baby didn't know it, but baby was dead, and in a way I couldn't have loved her more.

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Jim Thompson

If we all had what we wanted to eat... We'd have inflation in the toilet paper industry.

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Jim Thompson

I ain't saying you're a liar, because that wouldn't be polite. But I'll tell you this, ma'am. If I loved liars, I'd hug you to death.

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Jim Thompson

A weed is a plant out of place.

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Jim Thompson

You've got forever; and somehow you can't do much with it. You've got forever; and it's a mile wide and an inch deep and full of alligators.

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“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

― Dr. Seuss