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The possibility of bringing white-collar criminals
by Sara Paretsky

The possibility of bringing white-collar criminals
to justice is ever receding over the horizon.
- Sara Paretsky

No agent wants to see a book until he or she has decided
whether to pursue the relationship.
- Sara Paretsky

I realised I'd never climb Everest but thought I could still write a book.
- Sara Paretsky

I always wrote; my first story was published in the
magazine The American Girl when I was 11.
- Sara Paretsky

 

I'm lucky in having found the perfect partner to spend my life with.
- Sara Paretsky

I grew up in conservative rural Kansas in the 1950s
when it was expected that girls would not have a life outside the home,
so educating them was a waste of time.
- Sara Paretsky

Write what you care about.
- Sara Paretsky

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White-collar crime gets more outrageous by the second in America.
- Sara Paretsky

I live and die with the Chicago Cubs.
- Sara Paretsky

I'm a daydreamer.
- Sara Paretsky

I wish I could remember where I put things.
I spend half my life looking for my keys.
With the other half I look for my glasses.
- Sara Paretsky

People have less privacy and are crammed together in cities,
but in the wide open spaces they secretly keep tabs
on each other a lot more.
- Sara Paretsky

Sisters in Crime now has more than 4,000 members worldwide.
- Sara Paretsky

I spent 10 years as a marketing manager.
I've found my experience in the financial world invaluable
background for writing about white-collar crimes.
- Sara Paretsky

Around the time I turned 30, I wanted to publish a novel.
- Sara Paretsky

Capo, my first golden retriever, so loved to swim she
once jumped off a cliff to get into Lake Superior.
- Sara Paretsky

Most people don't have the money to spend on advertising
to create awareness among readers,
nor do they have the contacts at newspapers or magazines
to get their books reviewed.
- Sara Paretsky

Reviewers said Ghost Country was rich,
astonishing and affecting in the way it blended comedy,
magic, and a gritty urban realism in a breathtaking
ride along Chicago's mean streets.
- Sara Paretsky

It took me nine months to write 60 pages.
It was very frustrating.
- Sara Paretsky

Sometimes I panic and think I can't really write.
- Sara Paretsky

I'm very honoured that there is a loyal following and I hope it continues.
- Sara Paretsky

You get weird and unsettling behaviour in the country.
- Sara Paretsky

My parents were liberal intellectuals but even they
expected me to stay at home and look after my younger
siblings and do the housework.
- Sara Paretsky

The crime novel has always been my favourite genre.
- Sara Paretsky

Sometimes I think I'm a one-trick pony because I'm
not very inventive about new ways of telling stories.
- Sara Paretsky

I had wanted to write Ghost Country for a long time,
but it wouldn't work.
- Sara Paretsky

I went to college at the University of Kansas,
where I got a degree in political science.
- Sara Paretsky

I'm a grandmother, and a mighty proud one.
- Sara Paretsky

I love to sing.
I'm a soprano.
- Sara Paretsky

I thought it was time for a tough, smart,
likable female private investigator,
and that's how VI came to life.
- Sara Paretsky

The best source for finding an agent is called Literary Agents of North America.
It's a complete list of agents, not only by name and address,
but by type of book they represent and by what their submission criteria are.
- Sara Paretsky

I have a friend who lives in the South Side of Chicago.
I helped out at a church charity there where they try
to give a bit of cohesion to a desperate area.
Everyone was very welcoming.
- Sara Paretsky

In 1986 we were trying to help women get in print,
stay in print, and come to the attention of booksellers and libraries.
At that time, books by men mystery writers were reviewed
seven times as often as books by women.
- Sara Paretsky

One unlikelihood entertained leads a parade of innovation.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Understand that the right to
choose your own path
is a sacred privilege.
Use it.
Dwell in possibility.
- Oprah Winfrey

Begin building the future through
"conversation for possibility."
- Werner Erhard

Where ignorance is our master,
there is no possibility of real peace.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The challenge before us is to savor the unknown
and delight in the taste of possibility.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our aspirations are our possibilities.
- Robert Browning

Pleasure disappoints, possibility never
- Soren Kierkegaard

Maintain a balance between skepticism and faith.
Maintain a beginner mind. Be open to possibility.
Don't give in to skepticism,
but don't give in to fantasy either.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I renounce all assumptions and expectations.
I thoughtfully consider all possibilities,
and CHOOSE among them with consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

God is all there is - God includes everything,
all possibility and all action,
for Spirit is the invisible essence and substance of all form.
- Ernest Holmes

BUILD UP YOUR CIRCLE....
A mind that perceives
What can rationally be.
A spirit that sees
Innovative possibility.
A heart that is open to
Both beginnings and ends.
A firm hand that fits readily
To the reach of a friend.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The experience of God, or in any case the possibility of experiencing God,
is innate.
- Alice Walker

The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities
and the responsibility that we all had.
It wasn't the answer.
It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
- John Lennon

Drawing is the honesty of the art.
There is no possibility of cheating.
It is either good or bad.
- Salvador Dali

There is an anti-aging possibility, but it has to come from within.
- Susan Anton

In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness:
To believe in the indestructible element within one,
and not to strive towards it.
- Franz Kafka

A happy home is one in which each spouse grants the
possibility that the other may be right,
though neither believes it.
- Don Fraser

Abroad, they have covered pretty much all subjects,
explored every possibility, every twist.
So similarities between ideas you have and those filmed
abroad are quite possible.
- Ajay Devgan

Pell Grants are, and have been, critically important
tools in making higher education a possibility for lower-
and middle-income students.
- Christopher Dodd

The business of the law is to make sense of the confusion
of what we call human life -
to reduce it to order but at the same time to give it possibility,
scope, even dignity.
- Archibald MacLeish

And since Italy was involved in the space station as
well as signed an agreement with NASA.
And when the possibility to enter the 1996 Mission Specialist class.
- Umberto Guidoni

An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality;
our desires being often but precursors of the things
which we are capable of performing.
- Samuel Smiles

Were I to flatter myself with the possibility of success in such combat,
it would indeed be presumption.
- Anne Seward

In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely
try to train him to be semi-human.
The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility
of becoming partly a dog.
- Edward Hoagland

In saving Tibet, you save the possibility that we are all brothers,
sisters.
- Richard Gere

Man has the possibility of existence after death.
But possibility is one thing and the realization of
the possibility is quite a different thing.
- Bret Harte

The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond
the possibility of defeat,
and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy.
- Sun Tzu

The human imagination has already come to conceive
the possibility of recreating human society.
- Edmund Wilson

Because of the many dimensions of forms of though which
you can also put into physical form,
you have the possibility to create much which we cannot
fashion in the same manner.
- Hans Bender

Well, it arose out of two long-term concerns -
the first being the possibility of genetic manipulation,
nature versus nurture, what constitutes how people get to be how they are.
- Katherine Dunn

I wish, naturally to prevent the possibility that someone may write an accidental,
superficial, incomplete and perhaps untrue picture of me.
- Conrad Veidt

From a drop of water a logician could infer the possibility
of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or
heard of one or the other.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

A performance art piece is unprecedented.
It is difficult to censor since it has a good possibility
of never being done before.
- Jack Bowman

There's no possibility of being witty without a little ill-nature.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Spend enough time around success and failure,
and you learn a reverence for possibility.
- Dale Dauten

Dreams come true; without that possibility,
nature would not incite us to have them.
- John Updike


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