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Nora Roberts Quotes and Sayings

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I've gotten to know a number of readers from being online,
and really treasure the time I've spent with them.
- Nora Roberts

I'd always loved to read - and come from a family of readers -
but I never thought about writing as a career.
- Nora Roberts

I believe strongly in writing groups such as Romance
Writers Of America that offer support,
information and networking.
- Nora Roberts

I read a lot - and I read a variety of genres.
- Nora Roberts

 

I need to write to be happy.
- Nora Roberts

I would hope that my writing's cleaner than it was when I started.
- Nora Roberts

My own sense of family, where I came from and what
I made for myself is an important part of my life.
- Nora Roberts

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I long for typical days, but rarely get them any more.
- Nora Roberts

I loved the process of writing.
- Nora Roberts

You don't find time to write.
You make time.
It's my job.
- Nora Roberts

And each book has to receive your best effort every single time.
No slacking.
- Nora Roberts

I find I use the Internet more and more.
It's just an invaluable tool.
I do most of my research on the Net now -
and certainly do the bulk of my communicating through email.
- Nora Roberts

I decided to write category romance as I'd recently discovered them,
and enjoyed them.
- Nora Roberts

Mary Stewart will always be my goddess.
I can pick up one of her early books -
one I've read a dozen times -
and still slide right into the story.
- Nora Roberts

Actually, I find it great fun to develop family series with lots of characters.
- Nora Roberts

Aren't most romance heros, or heros in fiction of any kind,
generally superior to real men? Same goes for heroines and real women.
- Nora Roberts

Love and magic have a great deal in common.
They enrich the soul, delight the heart.
And they both take practice.
- Nora Roberts

One of my greatest pleasures is falling into a story
someone else has written.
- Nora Roberts

If you write in category, you write knowing there's a framework,
there are reader expectations.
- Nora Roberts

I don't believe for one moment you can write well what
you wouldn't read for pleasure.
- Nora Roberts

Action, reaction, motivation, emotion,
all have to come from the characters.
Writing a love scene requires the same elements from the writer as any other.
- Nora Roberts

I don't think you can write - at least not well -
if you don't love stories,
love the written word.
- Nora Roberts

I do indeed write on the road.
My laptop goes with me everywhere.
- Nora Roberts

I generally write a first draft that's pretty lean.
Just get the story down.
- Nora Roberts

Certainly the plagiarism, and dealing with the fallout of it,
was the most difficult thing I've ever faced since I started writing.
- Nora Roberts

I don't base any character on a real person,
and really don't do composites either.
I make them up.
- Nora Roberts

Every single book is a challenge.
- Nora Roberts

I don't fiddle or edit or change while I'm going through that first draft.
- Nora Roberts

For over a year I continued to submit mss,
and have them rejected - the last few with rejection
letters indicated the story was pretty good,
but I was American.
- Nora Roberts

The most important aspect of any story,
to me, is character.
- Nora Roberts

In the summer of '80, Silhouette bought my first book.
- Nora Roberts

Every writer has to figure out what works best -
and often has to select and discard different tools
before they find the one that fits.
- Nora Roberts

If you do what you've always done,
you'll get what you've always gotten.
- Tony Robbins (quoting Mark Twain)

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road
doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

In religion and politics, people's belief's and convictions
are in almost every case gotten at second hand,
and without examination
- Mark Twain

The Internet is a telephone system that's gotten uppity.
- Clifford Stoll

We are all "neighbors."
Our world has gotten too small for us to be anything else.
We can no longer have "us" and "them" - friends and enemies.
A person from Iraq, or Russia, or Columbia is
no more a stranger or enemy than a person from across town.
A few people everywhere are troublemakers.
Every religion provokes a few people to become extremists.
Do we need police around the globe? Unfortunately, we always will.
Do we need war? Does that question even deserve an answer?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The soundtrack of O Brother is the most publicity I've gotten.
I don't feel that I have lost any of my old fans,
but I have gained new ones.
- Ralph Stanley

I'd just gotten into Los Angeles from Texas,
where I live, and the phone rang and it was the guy
calling about the Willie Nelson video.
I was totally excited about it.
- Corin Nemec

I was the guy that told Bill Clinton he was going to win.
I had gotten the final polling numbers.
He had a comfortable lead.
He was not going to lose.
- Paul Begala

The money part is one of the most difficult things.
Coppola always said I should do a tango movie.
If it hadn't been for him, I don't know where we would have gotten the money.
- Robert Duvall

The arts have always been an important ingredient to the health of a nation,
but we haven't gotten there yet.
- James Earl Jones

As far as my favorite songs to perform live,
most of the songs we did live were my favorite.
If they weren't, I would have gotten rid of them.
- Johnny Ramone

It's gotten out of control.
It's taking bigger and bigger names to make smaller and smaller films.
I worry that important films without a big name attached won't get made at all.
- Glenn Close

I've been really, really blessed.
I got to perform on stage with Bob Dylan.
I've gotten to sing with Mick Jagger.
- Sheryl Crow

Two women? God, man.
Well, I'm still living.
So clearly I must've gotten away with it,
when I did do it.
But I don't think it's time to blow my cover now.
- Peter Gallagher

We have gotten some terrible reviews at times but if
we depended on the judgment of the studios or critics,
we never would have made more than one movie.
- Ismail Merchant

Well, I've just gotten accustomed to just being in
Canada for five and a half months a year.
- Anthony Michael Hall

If the guitar synthesizer is really going to stand
as a synthesizer on its own,
it needs to develop a more characteristic sound;
I don' think it's gotten there yet.
- Andy Summers

I was the only swimmer in movies.
Tarzan was long gone, and he couldn't have done them anyway;
he could never have gotten into my bathing suit.
- Esther Williams

Every job I've ever gotten has been an accident.
All the jobs I actually go after, I don't get.
- Moon Unit Zappa

The column's worked out great for me.
I've gotten a ton of ego satisfaction,
had a lot of fun, won a batch of prizes and occasionally done some public good.
- Allan Sloan

I had not yet gotten into the world of light.
But I felt as one who, standing outside,
could knock against the wall and hear an answering knock from within.
- Simon Newcomb

All of the directors I've worked with I've gotten along with very well.
- Trevor Rabin

Being the first to do something like this also registers
a lot of attention that the line might not have gotten
if all four books had just appeared from one company.
- Mark Millar

What I want to bring back to superheroes with this
project is a sense of play.
Things have gotten so dreary.
The heroes have gotten so ugly that even their muscles have muscles.
- Frank Miller

Don't wish me happiness - I don't expect to be happy it's gotten beyond that,
somehow.
Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor -
I will need them all.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I'm grateful for doing those drugs, because they kept
me from getting laid and I would have gotten AIDS.
- Steve Tyler

As the society has gotten larger and more complex,
individuals have lost their ability to influence any
of the institutions that affect their lives.
- Robert Teeter

I had said no to him and no to him and no to him and
no to him and no to him and no to him about his saucy language.
It had never gotten to this level until I came back.
- Andrea Mackris

I had gotten one of the first Korg synthesizers with 300 presets.
- Steven Tyler

If only my folks had beaten me, I could have gotten
some material about my miserable childhood.
But as it is, I've had a great life.
- Tim Conway

I've always gotten along with guys better.
- Stacie Orrico

I do like to drive fast and I have gotten pulled over in the past.
I use my skills to get out of tickets.
- Josie Maran

I'm not God's gift to rockabilly.
There's great players out there, and some of them deserve
a lot more than they've gotten.
- Brian Setzer

Our society has gotten to the point where we might
soon become less and less shocked by any kind of violence.
- Stanley Crouch

My parents went crazy when they found out that I had
gotten the part in Conversations With My Father!
I'd never given acting a thought.
They were proud of me and very encouraging.
- David Krumholtz

Everything has gotten vulgar and out of line for children to watch.
It's more of a swearing match.
- Bubba Smith

It would have been an interesting run if we hadn't gotten along!
It was good casting, I suppose.
- Dominic West

When a show has gotten as much attention as this one,
everyone wants to join in with something to say.
- Edie Falco

It is clear that the economy has not gotten better for everyone.
- Jerry Costello


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