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Erle Stanley Gardner

Datum narození: 17. červenec 1889
Datum úmrtí: 11. březen 1970

Erle Stanley Gardner [gárdnr] byl americký spisovatel detektivních románů, píšící také pod pseudonymy A. A. Fair, Carleton Kendrake, Kyle Corning, Charles M. Green.


„Úspěch je dostat to, co chceš, a štěstí chtít to, co dostaneš.“

„Schopnost předvídat nemilou skutečnost bývá nazývána pesimismem.“


„I like what I like and not what I'm supposed to like because of mass rating. And I very much dislike the things I don't like.“ The Case Of The Careless Cupid

„It's a damn good story. If you have any comments, write them on the back of a check.“

„Now listen, Lam," he said, "you’re a nice egg but you’ve got yourself poured into the wrong pan.“ Top of the Heap

„Dear Editor: It's a damn good story. If you have any comments, write them on the back of a check.“

„You might be interested in his economic philosophy, Mr. Mason. He believed men attached too much importance to money as such. He believed a dollar represented a token of work performed, that men were given these tokens to hold until they needed the product of work performed by some other man, that anyone who tried to get a token without giving his best work in return was an economic counterfeiter. He felt that most of our depression troubles had been caused by a universal desire to get as many tokens as possible in return for as little work as possibly - that too many men were trying to get lost of tokens without doing any work. He said men should cease to think in terms of tokens and think, instead, only in terms of work performed as conscientiously as possible.“ The Case of the Perjured Parrot

„Courage is the antidote to danger.“ The Case of the Grinning Gorilla


„A great believer in precedent,' Della Street said. 'I think if he were ever confronted with a really novel situation he'd faint. He runs to his law books, digs around like a mole and finally comes up with case that's what he callsand was decided seventy-five or a hundred years ago.“ The Case of the Negligent Nymph

„We’re a dramatic people,” Perry Mason said slowly. “We’re not like the English. The English want dignity and order. We want the dramatic and the spectacular. It’s a national craving. We’re geared to a rapid rate of thought. We want to have things move in a spectacular manner.“ The Case of the Howling Dog

„reason I am telling you all of this is that, according to Harrod, Fern Driscoll“ The Case of the Foot-Loose Doll

„I take it," the lawyer remarked musingly, "patience isn't one of your virtues."
"I didn't know," she said, "that patience WAS a virtue.“
The Case of the Lame Canary


„You can't have understanding without having empathy, and you can't have empathy without losing money.“ The Knife Slipped

„Life is like that. We can only see from birth to death. The rest of it is cut from our vision." Drake“ The Case of the Haunted Husband

„You Can Die Laughing (1957) Some“ The Case of the Singing Skirt

„Angeles in the plain-clothes division“ The Case of the Crooked Candle

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