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gail-tsukiyama's picture
Dec.03.2007
I'm as American as apple pie. … [Yet] all these Chinese traditions from my mother's family are with me, and they all come out in my books. –Me, quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, April 7th, 1998
lolly-winston's picture
Dec.03.2007
As Dorothy Parker said, ‘I hate writing, I love having written.’ I’m a groupie at heart, and reading is my first love. If I couldn’t escape into fiction I think I’d have to start smoking crack. –Me, November 2007
james-patterson's picture
Dec.03.2007
The books I write are not about realism; they're about nightmares, not literal nightmares, but nightmares I feel about the world. –Me, quoted on www.jamespatterson.com, 2007
april-sinclair's picture
Dec.03.2007
Historically, black women have had harder experiences in general than white women. ... So I think that black women have not had the luxury to indulge the female role. –Me, quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, July 21st, 1996
richard-rhodes's picture
Dec.03.2007
[O]ne way we in the United States avoid accepting responsibility for the violence in our society is to pretend “the media” inflict it on our children. —Me, quoted by the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, 2000
lawrence-wright's picture
Dec.03.2007
Q: What was the most surprising revelation for you while you were researching and writing [The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11]? A: [S]adly, [it] is that 9/11 could have been prevented if the CIA and the NSA had cooperated with the FBI by providing the information that two al-Qaeda...
terry-mcmillan's picture
Dec.03.2007
It [How Stella Got Her Groove Back] started as a poem, just nine pages. But it just grew and grew, I was making stuff up, exaggerating it. That’s the great thing about fiction, you can step outside yourself and look in and see more. –Me, quoted on Salon.com, 1996
diane-johnson's picture
Dec.03.2007
I think all writers have subjects that they tend to be preoccupied with, and one of the things that interests me is not exactly the nature of happiness, but the nature of ... the pursuit of happiness. Whether it’s something that you want to consciously chase, or whether it’s a product of right...
chelsea-handler's picture
Dec.03.2007
I moved out to L.A. when I was about nineteen to become a famous actress. I realized that there was a lot more competition than I had bargained for. You know, with the perfect girls. There were girls that were prettier and skinnier and all—the whole thing. I was like, well, shoot; I better do...
mireille-guiliano's picture
Dec.03.2007
What is best to remember when seeking to create welcoming and memorable occasions? “I always start with a glass of Champagne. It makes things festive; it behaves almost like a magic potent. That said, entertaining is about giving to people and sharing with them. Conversation makes entertaining...