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I try to give both my heroes and villains an emotional dimensionality which provides the motivation for their actions.
Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there who will try to discourage you. Don't listen to them. The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
You have two choices. you can keep running and hiding and blaming the world for your problems, or you can stand up for yourself and decide to be somebody important.
There is magic, but you have to be the magician. You have to make the magic happen.
My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place - police, firefighters and members of our armed forces.
Life is like a novel. It's filled with suspense. You have no idea what is going to happen until you turn the page.
To be successfull you need friends and to be very successfull you need enemies.
A blank piece of paper is God's way of telling us how hard it is to be God.
Try to leave the Earth a better place than when you arrived.
Nothing lasts forever
you are my sun, and if the sun went out, the shadow would die.
God cannot take sides; for He is in all of us. We are all a part of Him, and when we try to destroy Him, we destroy ourselves.
Being poor is only romantic in books.
...but ready or not,life goes on.
I like to write about women who are talented and capable, but most important, retain their femininity. Women have tremendous power - their femininity, because men can't do without it.
When people tell me I've kept them up all night, I feel like I've succeeded.
There's this sense of excitement because you invent and control the characters. You decide whether they live or die. I find this type of creative process tremendously stimulating.
I worked in Hollywood as a reader and a would-be writer for about 6 years before I sold my first story.
I'm sure that whatever changed is only temporary. It will change again.
I admire people who are, by nature, kind and fair to others.
the difference between a rebel and a patriot depends upon who is in power at the moment.
Do you always throw your money away like this?" "Only when I'm in love.
If there is any secret to my success, I think it's that my characters are very real to me. I feel everything they feel, and therefore I think my readers care about them.
Business is a game, played for fantastic stakes, and you're in competition with experts. If you want to win, you have to learn to be a master of the game.
In a novel, on the other hand, you not only have to describe the rooms, but the clothes, the characters and what they are thinking. It's a much more in-depth process
I was scared. Do you know what it's like to hold someone else's life in your hands? It's like playing God. Can you think of anything scarier than that?
I will not write about anyplace in the world unless I've been there to personally research it
Talent is a gift that can be given, and it can be taken away. We have to appreciate that.
The foolish think the Eagle weak, and easy to bring to heel. The Eagle's wings are silken, but its claws are made of steel.
We’re flimflam artists. But remember, sonny, you can’t con people unless they’re greedy to begin with. W. C. Fields had it right. You can’t cheat an honest man.
Because there was a hunger in me to see everything and do everything. I wanted to be everyone I saw. I wasn't enough for me. Can you understand that?
I’m tired of the lies and the cheating, and the broken promises that were never meant to be kept.
I'm a woman. I have a right to change my mind.
I always spend time exploring the customs and attitudes of the countries I'm using for locations, and interviewing the people who live there. I've visited over 90 countries thus far.
If. A two-letter word for futility.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
Life is a very thin thread and it only takes a second to snap it
I love the freedom that the narrative form provides.
It moves at its own measured pace, for it has no reason to hurry. Tomorrow will come in its own good time.
When they die, no one will ever know that they lived on this earth.
Coleridge wrote, "Dreams are no shadows, but the very substances and calamities of my life.
It's bEtter tO hAte me 4 whO i Am,thAn tO lUv 4 wAt i'm pretNdng tO bE.
The fact that my female characters have strong personalities but are also physically attractive probably reflects the women I've known in my life.
He believed nothing he was told and trusted no one.
What I do is put my characters into situations that are so precarious there is no way to get out. And then I figure how to get them out.
Writing novels is the most exciting
The part of my writing I find the most rewarding is when people write to me or speak to me in public to tell me how his or her life has been changed by my books.
Death is the number two fear that people have and public speaking is the first!
I think people throughout the world identify with my characters.
To the ancient Greeks the word, dikaiosini,justice was often synonymous with ekdikisis,vengeance.