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#1. I'm very critical of crime novels that use gratuitous violence to shock readers when it isn't necessary. If that's all you have to offer as a writer, perhaps you're in the wrong job. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#2. At this time of year, when the temperature drops, I wear non-slip shoes, a woolen scarf and a permanent frown. Forget about global warming. As I get older the world gets colder. That's a fact. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#3. Loving children is easy. Keeping them is hard. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#4. Why give me this life and then give me this disease? Why give me joy and beauty of you and Charlie and then snatch it away? It's like showing someone a glimpse of what life could be like and in the next breath telling them that it can never happen - Author: Michael Robotham
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#5. A perfect hero is about as boring as a perfect marriage. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#6. Alcoholics don't have relationships-they take hostages. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#7. Fleetingly, unnervingly, I understand what he's saying but cannot accept a world that is so brutally black and white. Murder, rape and torture are the apparatus of terrorists, not of civilized societies. If we become like them, what hope do we have? - Author: Michael Robotham
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#8. Love was an accident waiting to happen, he decided. It was like throwing a parachute out of a plane and jumping after it, convinced that you could catch it on the way down. He was falling but it didn't feel like a death plummet. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#9. I'm so short I tread water in the kiddie pool. I need a ladder to get to the bottom bunk. I hit my head on the ground when I sneeze. I need a running start to reach the toilet. And no, I'm not related to Tom Cruise. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#10. Let me tell you what's more immoral. Doing nothing. Sitting back in your comfortable chair in your comfortable home thinking that just because you sponsor a child in Zambia you're doing enough. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#11. She is more memory than reality. She belongs to a time of teenage crushes, first kisses, crowded lecture halls and smoky pubs. Even if she had lived, we might have had nothing in common except the past. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#12. Everybody you work with has their own voice, and if you do your job well enough, even their closest friends or their partner of 40 years isn't going to recognise the fingerprints of a ghostwriter. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#13. It was the most important moment in human history, the telling of the first lie. That's what separates us from the other animals. It has nothing to do with humans thinking on a higher plane or having easily available credit. We lie to each other. We deliberately mislead. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#14. For a moment something struggles inside her. Then her mind empties and she surrenders. Fighting fate is too difficult. She must save herself to fight whatever fate throws up. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#15. People think it's easy to be cynical and pessimistic, but it's incredibly hard work. It's much easier to be hopeful. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#16. Truth is a matter of semantics, whether we like it or not. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#17. I thought I knew everything about friendship and family: the happiness, simplicity and joy within them. But there is another side of devotion, a side which Samira understands. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#18. She's been used more often than a jailhouse condom. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#19. The cab driver is staring at me in his mirror. I'm talking to myself.
"The second sign of madness," I explain.
"What's the first one?"
"Killing lots of people and eating their genitals."
He laughs and sneaks another look at me. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#20. Late afternoon he pulls up outside a white painted Baptist church with a wooden cross on the front wall above a sign that reads, JESUS DOESN'T NEED TO TWEET. pg 138 - Author: Michael Robotham
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#21. You can't go alone."
"He won't see me otherwise. I'll make an appointment. People don't get killed when they make an appointment. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#22. The hardest part of ghost writing other people's stories is capturing their voices so that it isn't you talking, it's them. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#23. Violence is inevitable in crime novels, but there are many different ways to tell a story. I use my characters' reactions to illustrate the worst moments rather than let readers witness them at first hand. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#24. Life is short. Love is vast. Live like there's no tomorrow. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#25. For a man with no cows you talk a lot of bullshit, Ryan. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#26. You're not supposed to have a favourite book - it's like children. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#27. ....And let me tell you something about families they're overrated. They're a weakness. The leave you or get taken from you or they disappoint you. Families are a liability. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#28. All of my novels are seeded in real life events, and 'The Wreckage' is no different. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#29. Specialists debated whether to pull the plug, but Texas only executes people on death row, not when they're brain-dead, because it might mean culling most of their politicians. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#30. Here you can shoot the bad guys,' a mercenary says in Baghdad. 'In America we give them corporate bonuses. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#31. I've known since I was 12 that I wanted to write. My father was a teacher, and there were so many books around, it seemed natural to pick them up. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#32. She could move Audie, who felt as though he was staring into the depths of a well. All he had to do was fall. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#33. If I gave up sarcasm that would leave interpretive dance as my only way of communicating. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#34. I normally sleep very well, but when I do have bad dreams, they always involve my children. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#35. I wasn't always a novelist. I began my writing career as a journalist, working on an afternoon newspaper in Sydney, Australia, doing the crime beat and court reporting. Having grown up in a small country town, I felt as though I had nothing to write about. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#36. If I become the man you want, I wouldn't be the man I am. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#37. I know the answer now, but I'm so frightened I've forgotten the question. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#38. The cab drops Audie outside the Texas Children's Hospital. Money changes hands and the driver looks at the cash and suggests he deserves a tip. Audie says he should be nicer to his mother and gets a reply that no mother would approve of. pg.132 - Author: Michael Robotham
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#39. Some people are born to suffer. It never stops for them, not for a second ... they are made for it - sustained by it. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#40. I know it sounds foolishly old fashioned, but I'm stuck with this idea that there's something dignified and noble about facing your enemy and looking him in the eye before you thrust a saber in his heart. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#41. I'm very fortunate to be doing what I dreamed of, what I love. So few people get that opportunity. So while people continue liking what I write, I'm going to happily continue. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#42. What if I become a lawyer?' 'Please don't do that,' says Ruiz. 'Why not?' 'They're like monkeys who get dressed up and fling poo at each other. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#43. I often joke that I could write 'War and Peace' and make it sound like Geri Halliwell wrote it. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#44. You know why I love dogs more than people?" she shouts, everything about her softer. "Feed them and pet them and they'll love you when no one else will. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#45. I normally write in the first person, and my narrators are as real to me as any of the people I have worked with. They live and breathe in my imagination. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#46. I don't know what else to tell you. I often think how different my life would have been - how much happier - if you'd been a part of it. One day. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#47. Gennia is eating and talking to Ruiz on the phone. Each time he takes a mouthful, he catches a whiff of his shirt, which stinks of failure and yesterday. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#48. So when you start getting scared, remember that the longest night is only eight hours and the longest hour is only sixty minutes. Dawn is always going to come - unless you don't want it to. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#49. I believe that if the story is fleshed out and the characters more believable, the reader is more likely to take the journey with them. In addition, the plot can be more complex. My characters are very real to me, and I want each of my characters to be different. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#50. I write entertainment. There are some books you read but don't inhale. There are books that will change your life. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#51. Everyone thinks I'm so strong. They expect me to face autumns and winters like that and bitch-slap them down; make them come to heel. I'm not so strong. I only pretend. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#52. I'd like to set a story in Australia, but I would need to feel confident my German and U.S. readers, for example, would stay with me. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#53. Don't say anything unless you can improve on the silence. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#54. Audie was the cleverest man Moss had ever met. He was Yoda. He was Gandalf. He was Morpheus. Now he'd become a walking suicide note. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#55. You know its going to be a bad day when you are having a prostate examination and you feel both of your doctor's hands on your shoulders! - Author: Michael Robotham
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#56. I used to say I would pay good money to forget most of my life. Now I want the memories back. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#57. I have been visited by every shade of grief and know that it doesn't come in black or white - Author: Michael Robotham
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#58. Do you know that if you close your eyes really tightly, so you can see stars, when you open them again it's a brand new world. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#59. I've discovered the secret of revenge. Outlive the f
ers! I'll dance on their graves. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#60. Why do our parents have the ability to make us feel like children even when our hair is graying and we have a mortgage that feels like a Third World debt? (135) - Author: Michael Robotham
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#61. In the mid-nineties, I quit my job as a senior feature writer at 'The Mail' on Sunday in the U.K. and became a 'ghost writer,' collaborating with politicians, pop stars, psychologists, soldiers and sporting legends who needed help in penning their autobiographies. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#62. Closing his eyes, he feels the weight of the angel as she straddles his thighs. She leans forward, her breath on his cheek, her lips close to his ear, whispering, 'Remember your promise. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#63. Remember, the worst hour of your life only lasts for sixty minutes. (292) - Author: Michael Robotham
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#64. He didn't lead anyone on, or make any promises. Instead he conveyed a sense of calm and equanimity, like a man who had banished from his life all superfluous sentiment, all longings and all patience for the nonessential. He was like Yoda, Buddha and the Gladiator all rolled into one. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#65. Her eyes brown in places that brown could only dream of reaching. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#66. Writing is what I do. It's what makes me tick. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#67. I write books that will make 10 or 12 hours disappear, and hopefully they'll resonate with you for a few days, where you'll remember the characters and the story. That suits me fine; I am happy with that. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#68. Journalism took me around the world. I worked in London for ten years and reported on the collapse of the Soviet Union, the troubles in Northern Ireland, and the first Gulf War. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#69. Love and pain are not the same. But sometimes it feels like they should be. Love is put to test everyday. Pain is not. Yet the two of them are inseparable because true love cannot bear separation. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#70. That's the problem with folks nowadays. Nobody takes responsibility for their actions. Make a mistake and you pay for it. That's life. - Author: Michael Robotham
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#71. Getting to know patients is what I do. I learn about their deepest fears and secrets. A professional relationship becomes a personal one. It can be no other way. (190) - Author: Michael Robotham
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