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Joseph Wambaugh Quotes and Sayings

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The Onion Field made a real writer.
And then I knew it was over, I couldn't be a cop anymore.
- Joseph Wambaugh

The O.J.
Simpson case, they had no understanding of that DNA evidence,
and didn't want to.
- Joseph Wambaugh

Civil servants take forever to do anything.
- Joseph Wambaugh

What is it about the component of fire? People have written about it.
People have wondered about it.
- Joseph Wambaugh

 

No one I know of has ever had this experience-where
you had to sit and wait and wait for a DNA test to
come back just so you can write the last page of the book.
- Joseph Wambaugh

Jury selection is strictly an emotional process.
They're looking for people they can manipulate.
Both sides are.
- Joseph Wambaugh

When I interview people accused of capital offenses,
I never even ask if they did it.
I would consider that unprofessional.
- Joseph Wambaugh

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I'm sure I took some licks at the system,
and at trials and lawyers in general.
I've seen enough of them for so many years both as
a cop and a defendant in defamation cases.
- Joseph Wambaugh

The Onion Field, that one got pretty close to me because
I was a cop when it happened.
I saw some of the indifference that my police department
showed to the surviving officer.
- Joseph Wambaugh

Every time I write a nonfiction book I get sued.
- Joseph Wambaugh

I enjoy adapting my own work, or anybody's work.
I like to adapt books.
- Joseph Wambaugh

I hadn't done anything in six years;
I was just vegetating.
- Joseph Wambaugh

As a cop, I dealt with every kind of bum and criminal.
They all have more integrity than some Hollywood people.
- Joseph Wambaugh

Today, lawyers are attacking more; they're attacking everything.
A good example is the O.J.
Simpson case.
- Joseph Wambaugh

The time has come for professional jurors.
- Joseph Wambaugh

Probably 95 percent of the things that are written never get on the screen.
- Joseph Wambaugh

When I wrote The Onion Field, I realized that my first
two novels were just practice.
- Joseph Wambaugh

You've got people who are looking at DNA evidence and
other evidence like that and they're ignoring it.
- Joseph Wambaugh

If you take 67 brush fires times 10 years,
that's almost 700 right there.
Those brush fires are incredibly dangerous,
all those homes going down proved that.
- Joseph Wambaugh

What I didn't know was that if I didn't stand with my back to the wall,
Hollywood people would unscrew my ass and sell it down the river.
- Joseph Wambaugh

The serial arsonist is the most difficult to apprehend
because the evidence is burned up.
- Joseph Wambaugh

I enjoy doing the research of nonfiction;
that gives me some pleasure,
being a detective again.
- Joseph Wambaugh

I certainly believe it's over for the jury system,
but we won't admit it for a while.
- Joseph Wambaugh

Life is like an onion:
you peel it off one layer at a time,
and sometimes you weep.
- Carl Sandburg

An onion can make people cry but there's never been
a vegetable that can make people laugh.
- Will Rogers

It had more layers than an onion.
These writers meant business.
There was a level for everybody.
Your major could be celestial mechanics,
and there'd be celestial-mechanics jokes.
- Billy West

We would load up the yellow Cutlass Supreme station
wagon and pick blackberries during blackberry season
or spring onions during spring onion season.
For us, food was part of the fabric of our day.
- Mario Batali

Onion rings in the car cushions do not improve with time.
- Erma Bombeck

A woman's chastity consists, like an onion,
of a series of coats.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Good intentions are not enough.
They've never put an onion in the soup yet.
- Sonya Levien

All we have to do is to peel the shrines like an onion,
and we will be with the king himself.
- Howard Carter

We're producing a movie now, 'The Onion' Movie,
and it's very difficult for me to be on the set.
If I'm not right in the trenches, it's very difficult
for me to watch another director,
because I'm not involved and it's not exciting.
- David Zucker

It's toughest to forgive ourselves.
So it's probably best to start with other people.
It's almost like peeling an onion.
Layer by layer, forgiving others, you really do get
to the point where you can forgive yourself.
- Patty Duke

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to Dance in the Rain.
- Vivian Greene

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Life is always lived in the eye-of-the-storm
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

Anger is like a thorn in the heart.
- Yiddish Proverb

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow


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