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A kid in an abusive home has far fewer rights than any POW. There is no Geneva Convention for kids.
The third person narrator, instead of being omniscient, is like a constantly running surveillance tape.
I don't understand people whose gratification is a BMW. You don't know what joy is until you see a kid who was tortured get adopted by a family.
Family' is not just a biological word, it's an an operative one.
Life is a ﬁght, but not everyone’s a ﬁghter. Otherwise, bullies would be an endangered species.
When you hunt predators, the best camouflage is weakness.
A dog is like a person—he needs a job and a family to be what he’s meant to be.
Children know the truth: love is not an emotion, love is behavior.
Camouflage doesn't help when the other guy is willing to defoliate the whole jungle.
Journalism is what maintains democracy. It's the force for progressive social change.
It's the family you choose that counts.
If love would die along with death, this life wouldn't be so hard.
Evil is a matter of choice. Those people who have been victimized and refuse to imitate their oppressors are in my mind the greatest heroes we have.
Be he the first to stand or the last, a man must stand," the father had told his adoring son. "And if there is only one man, then that man must stand alone." ~Thomas to Bruce Wayne
Even if sheep could talk, they'd never ask questions.
Information is the hardest currency.
The Bowery station on the J line is what happens to a neighborhood once politicians realize the people who live there don't vote.
Building a mechanical device for its appearance is like putting lace on a bowling ball.
He said when the Lord made people He made them all the same for starters. But life marks people. If you know the way, you can read them like maps.
Stealing to eat ain’t criminal—stealing to be rich is.
No politician is threatened by the child protective constituency, because it does not exist.
People are pushing against the fabric of society all the time.
I think people should be consumers of journalism.
The more bullets flying, the less accurate each individual slug has to be.
I don't sign contracts for my books.
Journalism is the protection between people and any sort of totalitarian rule. That's why my hero, admittedly a flawed one, is a journalist.
The worst place to be is in the middle. When elephants fight, the grass gets trampled.
The idea that you're not a writer until you're published is a lie.
Roots are nice, but a tree can’t run.
Fear is an enemy that can be killed only at close range. The closest range of all is intimacy. The deeper the fear is embedded in one’s spirit, the more vulnerable it is.
If a train is coming at you, closing your eyes won't save you ... but if you look right at it, you at least have a chance to jump.
People who don't have much get ugly about giving up the little they have left.
Victimizers of children are the enemies of any so-called society.
A moral society will not set standards for becoming a parent, but it will establish irreducible minimums for maintaining that sacred status.
The Humane Society of America thinks Michael Vick should have a dog. I think whoever's in charge there should have a lobotomy.
I want to disabuse people of the idea that knowledge is power. Knowing how to get to Detroit is not the same thing as having the bus fare.
From the very second that two people sat together around a fire in the forest, there was another human out there who felt better in the dark.
A free press doesn't mean it's not a tame press.
Two rules: You enter without breaking. And you remember that nobody misses what you don't take.
Max Allan Collins blends fact and fiction like no other writer.
I don't take advances for my books.
It isn’t much use writing slogans on a wall if you plan to total the building.
I'm in pursuit of what cannot be achieved: perfection.
Be he the first to stand or the last, a man must stand, " the father had told his adoring son. "And if there is only one man, then that man must stand alone." ~Thomas to Bruce Wayne
The goal of a true family is not that their children follow in their footsteps, but that their children surpass them in all ways.
The Bowery station on the J line is what happens to a neighborhood once politicians realize the people who live there don’t vote.
There is no Constitutional right to prey on others. The Internet is just a piece of technology, like the telephone. Society has the right to modify its uses.
Ours is a country where anything can be accomplished if enough people get angry... because, in America, we act on our collective anger.