All autobiography is self-indulgent.
Women want love to be a novel, men a short story.
Writers should be read, but neither seen nor heard.
And I don't like books which are full of name dropping.
When one is writing a novel in the first person, one must be that person.
Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.
What about the hero of The House on the Strand? What did it mean when he dropped the telephone at the end of the book? I don't really know, but I rather think he was going to be paralysed for life. Don't you?