Clint Johns writes:
I’m a regular visitor to your blog, so I thought you might be interested in this link. It’s a relatively recent article (from 7/12) about Donald Westlake and his long career. For my money, the best part of it is the generous number of Westlake quotations from all sorts of places, including interviews as well as his novels. There are lots of writers who can turn a phrase, but Westlake was in a class by himself (or maybe with just a few others).
The Westlake quotes are good, but my favorite for these sorts of quotes is still George V. Higgins.