Thomas Harris, born 11 April 1940, is an American author and screenwriter. All of his works have been made into films, the most notable being the multi-Oscar winning The Silence of the Lambs.
Quotes on writing:
- Fear comes with imagination, it’s a penalty, it’s the price of imagination.
- Problem solving is hunting. It is savage pleasure and we are born to it.
- Writing novels is the hardest thing I’ve ever done, including digging irrigation ditches.
- You must understand that when you are writing a novel you are not making anything up. It’s all there and you just have to find it.
- The intimacy of the detail – why The Silence of the Lambs is quite possibly the Thriller Writer’s bible.