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Quotations From DONALD E WESTLAKE

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  • 1.
    Who's a boy gonna talk to if not his mother?
    Donald E. Westlake (b. 1933), U.S. screenwriter, and Stephen Frears. Roy Dillon (John Cusack), The Grifters (1990). Based on the novel by Jim Thompson.

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  • 2.
    The grift's like anything else, Roy. You don't sit still. You either go up or down. Usually down, sooner or later.
    Donald E. Westlake (b. 1933), U.S. screenwriter, and Stephen Frears. Lilly Dillon (Anjelica Huston), The Grifters (1990). Based on the novel by Jim Thompson.
  • 3.
    A grifter's got an irresistible urge to be the guy who's wise. There's nothin' to whipping a fool. Hell, fools are made to be whipped. But to take another pro. Even your partner, who knows you and has his eye on you. That's a score! No matter what happens.
    Donald E. Westlake (b. 1933), U.S. screenwriter, and Stephen Frears. Mintz (Eddie Jones), The Grifters, to young Roy Dillon (John Cusack), who is eager to grift (1990). Based on the novel by Jim Thompson.
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