More From Carl Hiaasen
- "You can do the best research and be making the strongest intellectual argument, but if readers don’t get past the third paragraph you’ve wasted your energy and valuable ink."
- "I’ve always enjoyed making people laugh. But in order for me to be funny, I have to get ticked off about something."
- "To me, the newspaper business was a way to learn about life and how things worked in the real world and how people spoke. You learn all the skills – you learn to listen, you learn to take notes – everything you use later as a novelist was valuable training in the newspaper world. But I always wanted to write novels."
More In Business
- "The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such. All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force."― Andre Maurois
- "I’m very lucky in the sense that I’ve got a voice that’s distinctive. Not good, but distinctive. That’s a very useful thing to have in this business. I’m glad on the one hand that I’ve got it, but I wish it was more powerful. I wish I had a greater range. I wish it was more accurate at times."― Gary Numan
- "I’m not a kid. You don’t get in this business for anonymity. It’s not like I have posters of myself on the wall, but at the same time, I’m kind of ready for a little bit of it, but I worry for my little one, and my family – their privacy. That’s what I’m more protective of."― Hugh Jackman