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Sue Grafton Quotes and Sayings

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After my years in Hollywood, I got tired of apologizing
for work that really wasn't mine to begin with.
- Sue Grafton

I started writing seriously when I was 18,
wrote my first novel when I was 22, and I've never stopped writing since.
- Sue Grafton

The truth is, I could no more dictate her nature than she could dictate mine.
Kinsey's happy as she is and she doesn't need to be rescued,
improved, or saved.
- Sue Grafton

We all need to look into the dark side of our nature -
that's where the energy is,
the passion.
People are afraid of that because it holds pieces of us we're busy denying.
- Sue Grafton

 

Kinsey was never a lawyer.
She's strictly blue collar.
- Sue Grafton

The character of Rosie is based on a woman who used
to live in the same apartment building I lived in many years ago.
She's taken on a life of her own, of course.
- Sue Grafton

I focus on the writing and let the rest of the process take care of itself.
I've learned to trust my own instincts and I've also learned to take risks.
- Sue Grafton

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I was an English major in college with minors in Fine Arts and Humanities.
- Sue Grafton

Books are like movies of the mind and it's better to
leave Kinsey where she is.
- Sue Grafton

Henry is entirely invented though by now I feel he's
as real as anyone I know.
- Sue Grafton

Ideas are easy.
It's the execution of ideas that really separates the sheep from the goats.
- Sue Grafton

If high heels were so wonderful, men would be wearing them.
- Sue Grafton

I spent the first twenty years of my writing career
preparing for the mystery genre,
which is my favorite literary form.
- Sue Grafton

Having reached the halfway mark in the alphabet,
my prime focus is on writing each new book as well as I can.
- Sue Grafton

Of the first seven novels I wrote, numbers four and five were published.
Numbers one, two, three, six, and seven,
have never seen the light of day...
and rightly so.
- Sue Grafton

My primary lesson, however, was that I'm a solo writer,
happiest when I'm making all the executive decisions.
I've always been willing to rise or fall on my own merits.
- Sue Grafton

I don't want to write formula.
I don't want to crank these books out like sausages.
Every book is different, which takes a hell of a lot of ingenuity on my part.
- Sue Grafton

I'm not sure Kinsey has changed in these first twelve books.
I think the reader learns more about her,
but from Kinsey's perspective, only three years have
passed while the rest of us have been getting older at a much faster clip.
- Sue Grafton

I attended the University of Louisville my freshman year,
transferred to what was then Western Kentucky State
Teachers College for my sophomore and junior years,
and then graduated from the University of Louisville in the summer of 1961.
- Sue Grafton

At that point, I sat down and made an alphabetical
list of all the crime related words I could think of.
So here I am now, nearly half-way through,
probably tied up until the year 2015 or SO.
- Sue Grafton

I've never written about my husband,
Steve,
or any of my children because I know them all too well.
I see them in all their complexities which makes them
impossible to render on the printed page.
- Sue Grafton

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

How you respond to the challenge in the second half
will determine what you become after the game,
whether you are a winner or a loser.
- Lou Holtz

About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

You can not find happiness by chasing after it.
Happiness comes from doing what you love to do,
and from being who you truly are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

Success seems to be largely a matter
of hanging on after others have let go.
- William Feather

I look for what needs to be done.
After all, that's how the universe designs itself.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- William Shakespeare PHOTO

Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

The best effort of a fine person
is felt after we have left their presence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions;
it is easy in solitude to live after your own;
but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd
keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

That's what learning is, after all;
not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and h
ow we've changed because of it
and what we take away from it
that we never had before,
to apply to other games.
Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
- Richard Bach

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

It takes a long while for a naturally trustful person
to reconcile himself to the idea that
after all God will not help him
- H. L. Mencken

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

How true Daddy's words were when he said:
all children must look after their own upbringing.
Parents can only give good advice
or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

Just remember, after they foreclose on your mortgage,
you get a lot more sunshine in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never put off till tomorrow
what you can do the day after tomorrow.
- Mark Twain

That married couples can live together day after day
is a miracle that the Vatican has overlooked.
- Bill Cosby

The third certainty of life, after death and taxes,
is that nothing will work out the way you want.
Life is fully as bad as you think it is.
Choose to live joyfully anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thinking is what most people resort to after all else fails.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us
and what will be here a long time after we're gone.
- William J. Clinton

Life is just one damned thing after another.
- Elbert Hubbard (Philistine - A Periodical of Protest, 1896)

It is only after years of preparation that the young
artist should touch color -
not color used descriptively,
that is, but as a means of personal expression.
- Henri Matisse

There are two times when a man doesn't understand a woman -
before marriage and after marriage.
- Anonymous

After two weeks of working on a project,
you know whether it will work or not.
- Bill Budge

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely
only after they have exhausted all other alternatives.
- Abba Eban

I don't believe in the after life,
although I am bringing a change of underwear.
- Woody Allen

My hope is that 10 years from now, after I've been
across the street at work for a while,
they'll all be glad they gave me that wonderful vote.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel
as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
- Rose Kennedy

It's far easier to forgive an enemy after you've got even with him.
- Olin Miller

If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face,
you should go home and examine your conscience.
- Woodrow Wilson

You can't wait for inspiration.
You have to go after it with a club.
- Jack London

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Children, even infants, are capable of sympathy.
But only after adolescence are we capable of compassion.
- Louise J. Kaplan

Money is always there but the pockets change;
it is not in the same pockets after a change,
and that is all there is to say about money.
- Gertrude Stein

The modern assault on the environment began about 50 years ago,
during and immediately after World War II.
- Barry Commoner

After the first blush of sin, comes its indifference.
- Henry David Thoreau

One has a greater sense of degradation after an interview
with a doctor than from any human experience.
- Alice James

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man
looking through a keyhole,
the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.
- Walter Elliot


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