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Zane Grey
Born Pearl Zane Grey
(1872-01-31)January 31, 1872
Zanesville, Ohio, United States
Died October 23, 1939(1939-10-23) (aged 67)
Altadena, California, United States
Resting place Lackawaxen and Union Cemetery, Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania
Occupation Novelist, dentist
Nationality American
Genre Western fiction

I confess that reading proofs is a pleasure. It stimulates and inspires me.
Zane Grey
Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years multiply.
Zane Grey
I wrote for nearly six hours. When I stopped, the dark mood, as if by magic, had folded its cloak and gone away.
Zane Grey
I must go deeper and even stronger into my treasure mine and stint nothing of time, toil, or torture.
Zane Grey
The difficulty, the ordeal, is to start.
What makes life worth living? Better surely, to yield to the stain of suicide blood in me and seek forgetfulness in the embrace of cold dark death.
Zane Grey
It was a decent New Year's, but it took a million officers to make it so.
Zane Grey
I see so much more than I used to see. The effect has been to depress and sadden and hurt me terribly.
Zane Grey
Men may rise on stepping stones of their dead selves to higher things.
These critics who crucify me do not guess the littlest part of my sincerity. They must be burned in a blaze. I cannot learn from them.
Zane Grey
I am tired. My arm aches. My head boils. My feet are cold. But I am not aware of any weakness.
Zane Grey
This motion-picture muddle had distracted me from my writing.
Writing was like digging coal. I sweat blood. The spell is on me.
I hate birthdays.
Today I began the novel that I determined to be great.
I did not have one bad spell during writing - an unprecedented record.
I need this wild life, this freedom.
I will see this game of life out to its bitter end.
Love of man for woman – love of woman for man. That's the nature, the meaning, the best of life itself.
Zane Grey
I am full of fire and passion. I am not ready yet for great concentration and passion.
Zane Grey
What is writing but an expression of my own life?
The Indian story has never been written. Maybe I am the man to do it.
Every once in a while I feel the tremendous force of the novel. But it does not stay with me.
Zane Grey
There are hours when I must force the novel out of my mind and be interested in the children.
Zane Grey
Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years multiply.
Work is my salvation. It changes my moods.
No one connected intimately with a writer has any appreciation of his temperament, except to think him overdoing everything.
Zane Grey
I arise full of eagerness and energy, knowing well what achievement lies ahead of me.
Zane Grey
I can write best in the silence and solitude of the night, when everyone has retired.
Zane Grey
I love my work but do not know how I write it.