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Into the chilly, artificial air, death slipped and snuck--the god of all thieves.

J. D. ROBB, Salvation in Death

There are no dead ends, just detours.

J. D. ROBB, Remember When

I think sometimes fate cuts you a break. Like it says, okay, you've had enough of that crap, so it's time you fell into something nice. See what you make out of it.

J. D. ROBB, Interlude in Death

Lots of people think things would be better some other way. That's why the world's lousy with theme parks.

J. D. ROBB, Naked in Death

I hate patience. Slows everything down.

J. D. ROBB, Witness in Death

If sex is dignified it's not being done right.

J. D. ROBB, Indulgence in Death

I write quickly. That’s just my natural pace. As a result, my publishers had considerable inventory of my books for publication. My agent and editors suggested I write under a different name. I didn’t like the idea, really dragged my feet on it. It took about two years for me to be convinced to try it. My agent explained it this way…there’s Pepsi, there’s Diet Pepsi, there’s Caffeine Free Pepsi. And the light went on in my head! I got it! I agreed to try it if I could do something a little different. I still didn’t see the point in writing straight romance or romantic suspense under a different name. That’s when Eve Dallas and Roarke walked on the page.

J. D. ROBB (a.k.a. NORA ROBERTS), BookBrowse interview

Life is never as long as we want it to be, and wasted time can never be recovered.

J. D. ROBB, Divided in Death

There was the answer to why people got tangled up with people. Because when you were down, when you were wallowing, someone you mattered to would ask if you were okay.

J. D. ROBB, Promises in Death

Decisions made quickly were almost always regretted quickly.

J. D. ROBB, Naked in Death

Women are the worst. They zero in on some guy.Oh boy, he's the one, gotta get me that one. So they do. Then they spend the rest of their time trying to figure out how to change him. Then if they manage it, they're not all that interested anymore, because guess what? He's not the one anymore.

J. D. ROBB, Imitation in Death

I took the initials of my son’s first names – Jason and Dan – and Robb was a shortened version of Roberts.

J. D. ROBB (a.k.a. NORA ROBERTS), BookBrowse interview

Dolls are like small dead people.

J. D. ROBB, Origin in Death

I'd rather lie bare-assed naked on the sidewalk and be trampled by tourists from South Dakota than be an accountant.

J. D. ROBB, Born in Death

Nothing ever seems too bad, too hard or too sad when you've got a Christmas tree in the living room. All those presents under it, all that anticipation. Just a way of saying there's always light and hope in the world.

J. D. ROBB, Memory in Death

Even strong women need an arm to lean on now and then.

J. D. ROBB, Glory in Death

If somebody doesn't call me a bitch once a day, I figure I'm not doing my job.

J. D. ROBB, Celebrity in Death

What’s the point of playing if winning isn’t the goal?

J. D. ROBB, Fantasy in Death


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