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Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.
I do love to eavesdrop. It's inspirational, not only for subject matter but for actual dialogue, the way people talk.
Any place is good for eavesdropping, if you know how to eavesdrop.
If I didn't try to eavesdrop on every bus ride I take or look for the humor when I go for a walk, I would just be depressed all the time.
Sometimes I eavesdrop on people. I could rationalize it - oh, this is good anthropological research for characters I'm writing - but it's basically just nosiness. It also helps me gauge where I'm at: Am I normal?
President Bush has asserted the right to wiretap and eavesdrop on any American without a warrant in the name of fighting terrorism. He has asserted presidential power beyond stated constitutional rights, and there is no Republican gutsy enough to call his hand.
The president overstepped his authority when he asked the NSA to eavesdrop on Americans' international phone calls without obtaining a warrant.
It's the way to educate your eyes. Stare. Pry, listen eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.
Enterprising law-enforcement officers with a warrant can flick a distant switch and turn a standard mobile phone into a roving mic or eavesdrop on occupants of cars equipped with travel assistance systems.
I run everywhere and eavesdrop. It's the best way to see a city.
I think I'm very curious about other people. I like to sit and eavesdrop, you know.
I wish I had taken Spanish instead of French in high school. I could eavesdrop on a lot more conversations on the subway if I knew Spanish.
People inspire me. Everyone is such an individual and has unique stories. I'm a voyeur. I eavesdrop. Sometimes I ask questions. And sometimes people just want to tell me their stories.
Eavesdrop and write it down from memory - gives you a stronger sense of how people talk and what their concerns are. I love to eavesdrop!
I go to bars and restaurants, and I sit and I eavesdrop on people and I watch people in shopping centers and, you know, I read the newspapers and I talk to the Trenton cops, and I just get a lot of information that comes in that somehow turns into a book.
I don't do research into teenagers' slang - if I want to use it, I'll make it up and hope to inject it into their vocabulary. I'm not going to sneak up on them and eavesdrop. It feels wrong to try to talk like they talk. That would be lecherous old lady stuff - I'm 38, not 16 - but there is part of me that still feels 16 and I write from that part.
I knew that if I could put a table in a room with not much light and a couple of chairs, I could have a real conversation. And I know that people... like to eavesdrop on a conversation.
It is something I recognise in myself. I do eavesdrop. I do people-watch, a lot.
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