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Edgar Rice Burroughs Quotes


An American author of science-fiction and adventure stories, most famous for the creation of the jungle-born hero Tarzan.
(1875 - 1950)

I had this story from one who had no business to tell it to me, or to any other.
 

I have ever been prone to seek adventure and to investigate and experiment where wiser men would have left well enough alone.
 

I have often been asked how I came to write. The best answer is that I needed the money. When I started I was 35 and had failed in every enterprise I had ever attempted.
[Writing]
 

I write to escape; to escape poverty.