„(…) I received a note from author/critic Tom Nolan, saying that my name would be appearing in his new biography of Ross Macdonald. He wanted my permission to use some lines I had written to Macdonald in a letter.

Nolan sent me three or four manuscript pages, and I discovered again why Rashomon is my favorite movie: Each of us thinks we know what’s real, but reality has more sides than a disco ball.“ (Frederick Zackel)