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Your name?"The movements of the man's mouth didn't quite match what he was saying, so seeing him speak was a bit like watching a badly dubbed film.
"Alex Gardiner," Alex said.
"Your real name?"
"I just told you."
"You lied. Your real name is Alex Rider."
"Why ask if you think you know? — Anthony Horowitz

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Nice day for a funeral. — Anthony Horowitz

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When are you at your most defenseless? — Anthony Horowitz

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Dried the flowers myself. Belladonna, oleander, and mistletoe. Three of my favorites. All of them poisonous ... but such lovely colors. — Anthony Horowitz

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And here, out in the darkness, identical twins were stalking each other, one of them with murder on his mind. — Anthony Horowitz

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You have to take responsibility for who you are — Anthony Horowitz

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The few questions I had asked had been futile and I was suddenly dispirited, for it had occurred to me that had Holmes been present, he would have probably have solved the entire mystery by now. — Anthony Horowitz

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of those clothes. — Anthony Horowitz

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Alex decided he'd had enough. He put down his knife. "All right," he said. "You've made it pretty clear that you don't want to work with me. Well, that's fine. Because I don't want to work with you either. And for what it's worth, nobody would ever believe you were my mom because no mom would ever behave like you."
"Alex ... ," Carver began.
"Forget it! I'm going back to London. And if you're Mr. Byrne asks why, you can tell him I didn't like the jelly, so I went home to get some jam. — Anthony Horowitz

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As a children's author, reviewers are generally very nice to you. I only ever wrote one adult book and received such a kicking for it that I was in trauma for the next six months. — Anthony Horowitz

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I didn't set fire to the building." "No, but you did pull it into the river." "That put the fire out! — Anthony Horowitz

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Alternatively you can twist the cylinder round twice clockwise; that turns it into a hand grenade. Five-second fuse. I tested it on one of my assistants. Poor old Bennett ... he should be out of hospital in a couple of months. — Anthony Horowitz

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There are problems and there are children. It is our aim to separate the two. — Anthony Horowitz

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There's something very strange about Sherlock Holmes, especially if you're an English schoolboy. When you read the stories, they stay with you forever. — Anthony Horowitz

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Childhood, after all, is the first precious coin that poverty steals from a child. — Anthony Horowitz

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Show Holmes a drop of water and he would deduce the existence of the Atlantic. Show it to me and I would look for a tap. That was the difference between us. — Anthony Horowitz

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My father was aloof, very strange and very distant. — Anthony Horowitz

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He had followed the trail left by a dead man. It was only now that he realized it might lead only to a grave. — Anthony Horowitz

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My writing has always been what you call 'narrative fiction' in the sense that it's got very strong plots and twists at the end. — Anthony Horowitz

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We have an hour before we have to leave," Cray said. "So I thought I might tell you a little about myself. I thought it might pass the time."
"I'm not really all that interested," Alex said. — Anthony Horowitz

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You weren't in any real danger. We knew exactly where you were all the time. — Anthony Horowitz

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I love writing different things. — Anthony Horowitz

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I don't really like the word 'hobbies.' — Anthony Horowitz

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We live in a world with so many dangers that we have to be careful whom we trust. — Anthony Horowitz

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We all make choices, Cossack. Who we are in this world, what we do in it. Generous or selfish. Happy or sad. Good or evil. It's all down to choice. — Anthony Horowitz

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I fear dying in the middle of a book. It would be so annoying to write 80,000 words and not get to the end. I'm phobic about it. So when I'm writing a book I leave messages all over the house for people to know how the story ends, and then someone can finish it for me. — Anthony Horowitz

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It's strange when you think about it. There are hundreds and hundreds of murders in books and television. It would be hard for narrative fiction to survive without them. And yet there are almost none in real life, unless you happen to live in the wrong area. Why is it that we have such a need for murder mystery? And what is it that attracts us? The crime, or the solution? Do we have some primal need of bloodshed because our own lives are so safe, so comfortable? — Anthony Horowitz

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We're meant to be friends but you never tell me anything. — Anthony Horowitz

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Death is the same for the one who dies. — Anthony Horowitz

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She tried to smile sympathetically, but with her face it wasn't quite possible. — Anthony Horowitz

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He died fighting for what he believed in. — Anthony Horowitz

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You look at me as if I were a conjuror,' Holmes remarked, with a laugh. — Anthony Horowitz

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How could you not wish to see what tomorrow brings? How could you not want to feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, to eat ice cream in the Piazza Navona, to watch the children throwing coins into the fountain? — Anthony Horowitz

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As far as I'm concerned, you can't beat a good whodunnit: the twists & turns, the clues and the red herrings and then, finally, the satisfaction of having everything explained to you in a way that makes you kick yourself because you hadn't seen it from the start. — Anthony Horowitz

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I think my reputation will look after itself," Holmes said. "If they hang me, Watson, I shall leave it to you to persuade your readers that the whole thing was a misunderstanding. — Anthony Horowitz

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Inside every fat man, there's a thin man trying to get out. — Anthony Horowitz

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You are meant to be here. There are no coincidences. It's all happening the way it was meant to be. — Anthony Horowitz

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You're never too young to die. — Anthony Horowitz

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The worst time to feel alone is when you're in a crowd. — Anthony Horowitz

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If they find me, they will kill me. But my life is not in question here. You are all that matters. — Anthony Horowitz

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I vividly remember being 14. That was the age when I started to get happy: I started being a writer and stopped being a loser. — Anthony Horowitz

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The world was healing itself. — Anthony Horowitz

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There are, I think, occasions when you know that you have arrived at the end of a long journey, when even though your destination is concealed from sight, you are somehow aware that when you turn the corner that lies just ahead of you, there it will be. — Anthony Horowitz

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If you look at Charles Dickens's time, there were so many different levels of society and everybody understood their place in it, it was that complex and simple. I'm not sure we have that now. — Anthony Horowitz

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I feel very privileged to have reached so many kids because a life without stories, without the power of books, would be a very grey world, it's good to add colour. — Anthony Horowitz

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He didn't want to remember anymore. remembering only hurt him ... everytime. — Anthony Horowitz

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You don't need to be able to string a sentence together in a way that is elegant or even vaguely meaningful to produce a bestseller - as Dan Brown has demonstrated time and again. — Anthony Horowitz

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They can't make you do anything you don't want to do. — Anthony Horowitz

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If I were of a philosophical frame of mind I might wonder to what extent any one of us is in control of our own destiny, or if indeed we can ever predict the far-reaching consequences of actions which, at the time, may seem entirely trivial. — Anthony Horowitz

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Alan Blunt got in touch with me and asked me to put you up here for the rest of the week, to pretend that you're my son. I have to say, you don't look anything like me."
"I don't look anything like myself either," Alex said. — Anthony Horowitz

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You cannot defeat your enemies until you know who they are. — Anthony Horowitz

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It was the week before my sixteenth birthday when the boy fell out of the door.
Is that a good start? — Anthony Horowitz

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When I was young, a child never asked questions of his elders," Claire Deverill said.
"Was that before or after the First World War?" Matt asked. — Anthony Horowitz

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You're my closest friend and you're thousands of miles away. — Anthony Horowitz

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When the doorbell rings at three o'clock in the morning its never good news — Anthony Horowitz

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My perfect reader doesn't just read - he or she devours books. — Anthony Horowitz

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The usual graffiti on the wall. JRH WAS HERE. NICK LOVES CASS. Visitors leaving the worst parts of themselves behind in fluorescent paint. — Anthony Horowitz

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Come join me for some tea so we can discuss how your giong to die — Anthony Horowitz

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He looked from the phone to the unconscious figure of the Salesman. "What did you do to him?" he asked.
"He got the wrong number," Alex said. — Anthony Horowitz

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There was something wrong about the house in Eastfield Terrace. Something unpleasant. — Anthony Horowitz

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I'm not very good at creating worlds. I prefer to write about the world as it is. — Anthony Horowitz

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It is, of course, traditional in children's literature to get rid of the parents. — Anthony Horowitz

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You must know that feeling when it's raining outside and the heating's on and you lose yourself, utterly, in a book. You read and you read and you feel the pages slipping through your fingers until suddenly there are fewer in your right hand than there are in your left and you want to slow down but you still hurtle on towards a conclusion you can hardly bear to discover. — Anthony Horowitz

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Then why don't you go and ---- yourself. — Anthony Horowitz

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The platform underneath the balloon fell on her as she was trying to escape," she explained. "She was crushed."
"I'd have been disappointed too. — Anthony Horowitz

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I do believe quite strongly in evil. — Anthony Horowitz

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You think ghosts and witches and vampires and ghosts and two-headed monsters are bad. Why? Do you know what that is, David? It's prejudice. Racial prejudice! — Anthony Horowitz

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My generation has left the globe in a mess. — Anthony Horowitz

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I really don't know what to think, Mr Holmes,' Lestrade muttered. 'Well, that's nothing new. — Anthony Horowitz

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On some nights I take a little laudanum and a few months ago Mrs Abernetty recommended pillows stuffed with camel hair. She was absolutely right. — Anthony Horowitz

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I love the idea that magic and witchcraft and battles between supernatural creatures could be raging all around us but just out of our sight. — Anthony Horowitz

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You're nothing if you're not special. — Anthony Horowitz

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For all men are equal at the moment of death and who are we to judge them when a much greater judge awaits? — Anthony Horowitz

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What is this place? Hogwarts? -- Alex Rider — Anthony Horowitz

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It was the garden of a man who wanted to rule the world but couldn't, and so had cut the world down to his own size. — Anthony Horowitz

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We only see what we want to see. — Anthony Horowitz

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I don't know what I'd do without you. There's no one else to look after me. And it's not just that. I sometimes think you're the only person who really knows me. I only feel normal when I'm with you. — Anthony Horowitz

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I'm not good at the modern world. — Anthony Horowitz

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Freedom of speech is a fundamental human right. — Anthony Horowitz

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Whoever this man was, he seemed to have less life than anyone in the cemetery. Above or below ground. — Anthony Horowitz

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In the old days, spies had done they'd done because they loved their country, because they believed in what they were doing. But he'd never been given a choice. Nowadays, spies weren't employed. They were used. — Anthony Horowitz

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Their proof-reader tried to kill herself. She shot herself with a gun. — Anthony Horowitz

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Do I believe in the devil? I don't believe in a figure with horns and a tail. — Anthony Horowitz

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I didn't really have a favourite subject at school as I was useless at everything. — Anthony Horowitz

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Rumours and malicious gossip are like bindweed. They cannot be cut back, even with the sword of truth. I can, however, offer you this comfort. Given time, they will wither and die of their own volition. — Anthony Horowitz

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Look at self-satisfied pop singers or greasy, semi-literate athletes. People worship them. Why?"
"Because they're talented. — Anthony Horowitz

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Once you get into the world of dystopia, it's hard to avoid plagiarism, because other people have had such powerful visions. — Anthony Horowitz

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I don't think my father was a bad man, all in all. — Anthony Horowitz

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The birds fly in the wrong places and there are too many stars in the sky. — Anthony Horowitz

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No offense, but I'd rather kiss the horse. — Anthony Horowitz

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There's a name for people with an interest in the moon," Alex said. "They're called lunatics. — Anthony Horowitz

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Go to Venice. Find Scorpia. And you will find your destiny. — Anthony Horowitz

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We're all on the road to ruin but some are further ahead than others. — Anthony Horowitz

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It was quite elementary,' returned the detective with a languid gesture of one hand. — Anthony Horowitz

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My wife, Jill, and I have an incredibly close working relationship, and an incredibly happy married one. We met through work. I was the world's worst advertising copywriter. She had the misfortune to be my account director, so from the very start she was my boss, and she still is. — Anthony Horowitz

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I tried to get a job in a freak show," he [Gregor] went on, "but they said I was overqualified. So I became the porter at Groosham Grange. — Anthony Horowitz

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You like to think with young adults that with your books, a little part of it has reached them and will stay with them. It is great to be part of an eight-year-old's world. — Anthony Horowitz

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I had received an answer to the question that Holmes had put to me. Now all I needed to know was why I had asked it. — Anthony Horowitz

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Strange though it is,Sarov still cares about you. He told me to leave you alone. But I think, this time, I must disobey the general. You are mine! And I intend to make you suffer ... "
"Just talking to you makes me suffer," Alex said. — Anthony Horowitz

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It seemed that there was nothing you could find here that was not expensive and very little that was actually necessary. — Anthony Horowitz