Maintaining integrity as a private detective is difficult; to preserve it for the hundred thousand words of a book would be impossible for me, as it has been for so many others. Nothing corrupts a man so deeply as writing a book; the myriad temptations are overwhelming.

Rex Stout (1886-1975) American writer
The Mother Hunt, ch. 9 [Wolfe] (1963)
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