Books are like your children. They take nine months to write; the manuscript weighs six pounds and... you send them out into the world and hope that some day they'll send back money.
Everybody seems normal, till you get to know them.
Fear is like water. You need it. And it's good for you, as long as you have the right amount.
Guns have no eyes, no friends. You never know if they'll protect your life or take it.
In the criminal justice system you see the worst people on their best behavior, unlike the civil system, where the best people behave at their worst.
Life is a death-defying experience.
Men give love because they want sex. Women give sex because they want love. That's the difference between men and women. Ever notice how when we talk about our love lives, it's always about a man? Singular. All most of us want is one good man. But when men talk, it's about women. Plural. They want as many as they can get.
Our system is not one of justice, but of law.
Sex gets people killed, put in jail, beaten up, bankrupted, and disgraced, to say nothing of ruined- personally, politically, and professionally. Looking for sex can lead to misfortune, and if you get lucky and find it, it can leave you maimed, infected, or dead. Other than that, it's swell: the great American pastime. ... You probably won't see it on a bumper sticker, but sex kills.
The past is an unsolved mystery and the truth a moving target.
To entrust to an editor a story over which you have labored and to which your name and reputation are attached can be like sending your daughter off for an evening with Ted Bundy.
True friends are those who really know you but love you anyway.
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