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James Patterson Quotes and Sayings

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I did know that the book would end with a mind-boggling trial,
but I didn't know exactly how it would turn out.
I like a little suspense when I am writing,
too.
- James Patterson

For many years I had heard about an underworld consisting
of people who act out a vampire fantasy while I was living in New York.
Fortunately for me there are also several books on the phenomena.
- James Patterson

I read some, and then visited with people involved in this curious,
exciting and somewhat misunderstood sub-culture.
I met with a fang maker, who offered to fit me for an exquisite pair.
- James Patterson

Always expect the unexpected.
Right around Thanksgiving, when the new Alex Cross will be out.
It's called Four Blind Mice and it's a pretty amazing
story about several murders inside the military.
- James Patterson

 

I grew up in a house full of women: my mother,
grandmother, three sisters, and two female cats.
And I still have the buzz of their conversations in my head.
As an adult, I have more female friends than male ones:
I just love the way that women talk.
- James Patterson

The vampire underworld is much larger than most people could imagine.
It exists in all the cities mentioned in the book,
but also in many, many more.
Teenagers, especially, seem to like to act out vampire fantasies.
- James Patterson

This summer, I'll be bringing out a mystery that involves
a young lawyer and a court scene the likes of which
I don't think you've ever seen.
Hollywood said this is James Patterson meets John Grisham.
- James Patterson

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Other than my hundreds of arrests I really don't have
that much experience with the law.
While the majority of people aren't corrupt,
there certainly is an awful lot of corruption in this country.
- James Patterson

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou PHOTO

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain PHOTO

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet PHOTO

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Never say or do anything you wouldn't want
to be the last thing you ever said or did.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

Success comes from knowing that
you did your best to become the best
that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

If we all did the things we are capable of doing,
we would literally astound ourselves.
- Thomas Edison

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

As for accomplishments,
I just did what I had to do as things came along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

Where am I? Who am I? How did I come to be here?
What is this thing called the world?
How did I come into the world?
Why was I not consulted?
And If I am compelled to take part in it,
Where is the director? I want to see him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I did not wish to take a cabin passage,
but rather to go before the mast
and on the deck of the world,
for there I could best see
the moonlight amid the mountains.
I do not wish to go below now.
- Henry David Thoreau

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time;
it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
- Sydney Harris

Every day I give thanks that I am me,
and that everything that has ever occurred in my life
happened exactly as it did -
however unpleasant it may have appeared at the time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We did not change as we grew older;
we just became more clearly ourselves.
- Lynn Hall

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Civilization had too many rules for me,
so I did my best to rewrite them.
- Bill Cosby

If I hadn't met you, I wouldn't like you.
If I didn't like you, I wouldn't love you.
If I didn't love you, I wouldn't miss you.
But I did, I do, and I will.
- Anonymous

True believers just don't see things the way they are,
because if they did, they wouldn't be true believers anymore.
- Philip Caputo

Guilt says I've done something wrong;
... shame says there is something wrong with me.
Guilt says I've made a mistake;
... shame says I am a mistake.
Guilt says what did was not good;
... shame says I am no good.
- John Bradshaw

I honor you, Hero, for you do not play to the crowd.
You play to your own soul.
An audience of one fills the house with its appreciation and applause.
Others follow you, and may attempt to emulate you,
but that is not why you are a hero.
Fame may smile upon you, or it may not.
The world may cheer your name, or you may be the unknown warrior
who rescued comrades in battle,
or taught a young girl how to shed tears of joy.
Whatever you did, you did not do for fame.
If you had, you would not be a Hero.
You are a Hero for your bold courageous inspired action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I recognize that the person I was in my past
is not the person I am today.
That person did the very best they could,
given the knowledge, emotions, and prior experience
they had to draw upon at the time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The course of true love never did run smooth.
- William Shakespeare

Jesus preached more and taught more
about helping the poor and the sick and the hungry
than he did about heaven and hell.
Shouldn't that tell us something?
- John Grisham

I never did very well in math - I could never seem
to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally.
- Calvin Trillin

God did not intend religion to be an exercise club.
- Naguib Mahfouz

God did not intend the human family to be wafted to
heaven on flowery beds of ease.
- Frank Knox

The crops were planted, tended, and harvested -
now the ground lies fallow, awaiting the new planting.
Did the year fail? I think not.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes,
I had one thousand and sixty.
- Imelda Marcos

Power concedes nothing without a demand.
It never did and it never will.
- Frederick Douglass

Being a father to my family and a husband is to me
much more important than what I did in the business.
- Tom Bosley

If we were meant to be happy,
why did God create war, hunger, and the 11 o'clock news?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

And now, this is the sweetest and most glorious day
that ever my eyes did see.
- Donald Cargill

I'm 86 and my doctor used to tell me to slow down -
at least he did until he dropped dead.
- Cesar Romero

I never did quite fit the glamour mode.
It is life with my husband and family that is my high now.
- Patty Duke

As I have discovered by examining my past,
I started out as a child.
Coincidentally, so did my brother.
My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket,
so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell,
who taught me what was meant by "survival of the fittest."
- Bill Cosby

My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage,
and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled.
- Carly Fiorina

I was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office
and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight
more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green.
- Nicolas Cage

Looking back, I have this to regret,
that too often when I loved,
I did not say so.
- David Grayson

I have been dairy free for several years,
and I started because I felt it was going to reduce my allergies,
which it did, and help me lose weight,
which it did.
- Fran Drescher

I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.
- Calvin Coolidge

I don't spend much money on clothes;
I never did.
- Lauren Hutton

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get
tired of doing the hard work you already did.
- Newt Gingrich

Eskimo: "If I did not know about God and sin,
would I go to hell?" Priest: "No, not if you did not know."
Eskimo:
"Then why did you tell me?"
- Annie Dillard

The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children.
They did not want public office.
- Herbert Hoover

The one thing that kept our family together was the music.
The only thing that our family would share emotionally
was to have our dad cry over something the kids did with music.
- Dennis Wilson

I think I'm going to have to live vicariously through
my daughter's rebellion because I certainly never did go through adolescence.
- Brooke Shields

Where did you park the invisible car?
- the movie Megamind (2010)

I have been through various fitness regimes.
I used to run about five miles a day and I did aerobics for a while.
- Sting

The telephone is a 100-year-old technology.
It's time for a change.
Charging for phone calls is something you did last century.
- Niklas Zennstrom

Back in the mid-1970s, we adopted some fairly ambitious
goals to improve efficiency of our cars.
What did we get? We got a tremendous boost in efficiency.
- Jay Inslee

If you aren't playing well, the game isn't as much fun.
When that happens I tell myself just to go out and
play as I did when I was a kid.
- Thomas J. Watson

I'm still very professional about my fitness.
I stay in trim as I always did.
- Peter Shilton


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