Carl Hiaasen is a prolific American writer and novelist. Born and raised in Plantation, Florida, Hiaasen started writing at the age of six when he received a typewriter as a Christmas gift from his father. After his graduation he joined Emory University and started writing satirical humor columns in ‘The Emory Wheel’ which was a student-run newspaper. After graduating with a degree in journalism he joined as a reporter at the ‘Cocoa Today’. He was then hired by ‘Miami Herald’ where he served for the Sunday magazine, investigative team and city desk. Since then he has been a regular columnist. Thereafter, he began writing novels in his leisure time and his first three novels were co-authored by William Montalbano. All his books have made it to the New York Times Best Sellers List. Following are some thoughts and quotes by Carl Hiaasen which have been collected from his writings, books, novels, columns, work and life. Presenting popular quotes and thoughts by Carl Hiaasen.
Roy remembered the time he and his father had a talk about fighting. 'It's important to stand up for what's right,' Mr. Eberhardt had said, 'but sometimes there's a fine line between courage and stupidity.
My father's a large man, very strong, but he says fighting is for people who can't win with their brains. He also says there are times when you've got no choice but to defend yourself from common morons.