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It's a tough case and the first time Reacher needs
by Lee Child

It's a tough case and the first time Reacher needs
to recruit somebody to help him out.
He uses a woman he knew in the army she's a fascinating character.
- Lee Child

I wanted readers to be genuinely unsure as to whether
she's telling the truth or lying.
It meant making her partly sympathetic,
and partly unsympathetic, which wasn't easy.
- Lee Child

What do I miss about the UK? Sadly, almost nothing.
Maybe the midnight sun, in June in the north.
That's all.
- Lee Child

She's a reflection of my fascination with the diversity
of America she's totally normal in New York,
but a freak in Texas.
There are dozens of such clashes in America.
- Lee Child

 

I felt alienated by the experience and decided to stay
away from corporate employment.
- Lee Child

I'm opposed to censorship of any kind,
especially by government.
But it's plain common sense that producers should target
their product with some kind of sensitivity.
- Lee Child

I was fired from my television job, simple as that.
Well, downsized, really, a classic 1990s situation.
- Lee Child

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I have the 'thing' worked out - the trick or the surprise or the pivotal fact.
Then I just start somewhere and let the story work itself out.
- Lee Child

I think my books come out very visual,
which is an obvious consequence.
- Lee Child

I had been coming to America very frequently for many,
many years, so I had plenty of exposure -
and maybe the best kind of exposure,
because I think first impressions are very important.
Maybe I notice stuff that is just subliminal to people
who live here all the time.
- Lee Child

The British regulatory system was revised,
so that bigger profits were encouraged,
which removed the option of big spending on programming.
Quality just fell off a cliff, and all the old hands
either left or were fired for being too expensive.
- Lee Child

So, how to stay inside the world of entertainment without
actually getting another job? I felt the only logical
answer was to become a novelist.
So I wrote the first book - driven by some very real
feelings of desperation -
and it worked.
- Lee Child

I write in the afternoon, from about 12 until 6 or 7.
I use an upstairs room as my office.
Once I get going I keep at it, and it usually takes
about six months from the first blank screen until 'The End.'
- Lee Child

I do a little fact checking now and then.
Other than that its impact is simply that email has
revolutionized communication for me,
and my website has built up a community of readers,
which is a lot of fun.
- Lee Child

I had a brief theater background and loved the backstage
world there's more backstage work in television,
so I saw a job advertised and applied,
and got it.
That was back in 1977, when getting jobs was easy.
- Lee Child

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
- Joseph P. Kennedy

Tough times never last but tough people do.
- Robert H. Schuller

Hang tough... big girl panties today.
- Anonymous humor

It's tough to stay married.
My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won't drink from my glass.
- Rodney Dangerfield

The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with,
but whether it is the same problem you had last year.
- John Foster Dulles

Baseball life is a tough life on the family.
- Nolan Ryan

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions,
all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
- Paul Engle

It's a hard life as a professional cricketer.
It's not as easy as everyone makes out.
To survive you need a tough hide.
- Steve Waugh

It doesn't matter how successful you are in this business,
it's tough to get through the next door.
- Kevin Sorbo

Tough guy Spike was always the funnest,
but I'm most proud of the more recent stuff,
the last season, I think.
- James Marsters

I think the media makes it tough to play in New York.
There are so many papers and TV channels covering the
Knicks and the expectations for the Knicks are so high.
- John Starks

Truth is tough.
It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch;
nay,
you may kick it about all day like a football,
and it will be round and full at evening.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

This is a tough environment, and it's tough for everybody.
- Brit Hume

Journalists are accused of being lapdogs when they
don't ask the hard questions,
but then accused of being rude when they do.
Good thing we have tough hides.
- Gwen Ifill

They weren't interested in entertainment.
They were tough.
I learned one trick, which was to be quieter than they
were until they had to look at you.
It took a lot of agressiveness.
- Judy Holliday

Life is supposed to get tough.
- Kelsey Grammer

One thing I learned a long time ago as a prosecutor
is that it's tough to get people to obey a law if there
is not penalty for breaking it.
- Roy Barnes

I have four kids; three girls and a boy.
The oldest girl is 13, and has her own social life now,
so there's a bit of begrudging cooperation there.
It's tough.
- Gregory Harrison

It was a mixed blessing to have famous parents.
It was tough to go to auditions and be bad,
since I couldn't be anonymous.
- Ben Stiller

In this industry, there are only two ways up the ladder.
Rung by rung or claw your way to the top.
It's sure been tough on my nails.
- Jack Nicholson

To be in this business and have tremendous integrity
and only make distinguished choices is very tough.
- Alec Baldwin

I couldn't deal with playing a character who rides
motorcycles and has a leather jacket and is a tough kid,
y'know?
- Leonardo DiCaprio

Good design begins with honesty, asks tough questions,
comes from collaboration and from trusting your intuition.
- Freeman Thomas

A little tough talk in the midst of a campaign or as
part of a presidential debate cannot obscure a record
of 30 years of being on the wrong side of defense issues.
- Dick Cheney

I really always felt that I was going to be an actress.
I had a lot of confidence in the fact that I would
do well from a very early age.
I didn't know how tough the business is.
- Susan Lucci

I'm an incredibly lucky girl.
For someone who has made some very foolish mistakes
and had some tough lessons to learn very quickly,
I am still incredibly lucky.
- Monica Lewinsky

As I said, I began losing confidence in my instincts,
which is tough and very bad for an instinctive person.
- Kim Novak

Tough times don't last, tough people do,
remember?
- Gregory Peck

I have a rule on my team: when we talk to one another,
we look each other right in the eye,
because I think it's tough to lie to somebody.
You give respect to somebody.
- Mike Krzyzewski

I'll probably never put out another album because I'm
a tough critic of my work,
and I don't think I could come up to those standards any more.
- Jo Stafford

I have a lot of respect for tough coaches.
- Reggie White

Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when
we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
- Robert H. Schuller

I am tough.
Sometimes I'm unreasonable.
I have to catch myself every once in a while.
- George Steinbrenner

Hockey is a tough game.
- Bobby Orr

I think the job of movie reviewing can be really tough.
If a film has layers that need to be thought about,
it's easy to get missed the first time around.
- Roland Joffe

It was tough to try to be serious in front of Halle
Berry and Pierce Brosnan with all this stuff in my face.
There's never been a character that's looked this extreme.
- Rick Yune

There's a fine line between being sweet and innocent and being a tough broad.
- Phyllis George

Still, it's tough trying to combine my acting career with my college career.
- Beverley Mitchell

In sum, as we enter the 21st century,
the Euro-Atlantic community - North America and Europe together -
has to face some tough challenges when it comes to
improving our capability.
- Lord Robertson

We may be in a tough time right now,
but when we are in a tough time is when our movement gets really strong.
- Patricia Ireland

I'd like to do things to make money to save myself
but right now I can't do nothing.
If they want to put me in jail, they can do that.
It's kind of tough.
- Manute Bol

I had been gullible, naive, soft, pliable.
That's why I got taken advantage of.
To survive, you have to have a tough skin.
- Tia Carrere

I guess they're tough jokes.
But there's lots of things you either laugh or cry at.
And you just can't cry.
- Sam Kinison

Poets go through a very tough apprenticeship in the use of words.
- Helen Dunmore

A Democrat has to show the toughness to govern.
People don't doubt that Republicans will be tough.
- Al From

It was tough trying to figure out how to put on all the women's clothes.
- Barry Watson

We moved to Australia for two years though and that
was a little bit tough trying to fit in.
- Kelly Preston

I'm aware if I'm playing at my best I'm tough to beat.
And I enjoy that.
- Tiger Woods

Be willing to be uncomfortable.
Be comfortable being uncomfortable.
It may get tough, but it's a small price to pay for living a dream.
- Peter McWilliams

But my friends, these people in Egypt have stood by us in a tough,
tough neighborhood.
- Roger Wicker

I think you need people of principle,
of character, that are leaders, that take stands on
important tough issues that will affect the future of this country.
- Sean Hannity

I always thought I had a problem socially,
because I was pulled out of school so early.
I had a tough time talking to other kids and being comfortable with them.
- Rick Schroder

I'm from the streets of New York.
I know what tough talk sounds like.
- Aries Spears

I feel really good right now.
It will really be a tough decision.
It's so hard to give up what you love doing.
Hanging up the boots will not be an easy thing to do.
- Hulk Hogan

I've had a tough time learning how to act like a congressman.
Today I accidentally spent some of my own money.
- Joseph P. Kennedy

I can be extremely vulnerable.
People are tough on me because they think I can handle it.
- Yancy Butler


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