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All Quotes by author - Michael Connelly
" A good day to me is writing from 6 A.M. 'til noon with a break to take my daughter to school. After lunch, if I still feel the momentum, I'll hit it again. "
" All my writing is fun, and that makes it hard to slow down or walk away. "
" A movie is like a city. There's, like, 150 people working, and it's all because of something that came out of your head. "
" A newspaper is the center of a community, it's one of the tent poles of the community, and that's not going to be replaced by Web sites and blogs. "
" Artists are supposed to stay hungry. "
" As a former reporter, I wrote 'The Scarecrow' quickly - I didn't have to think about what the character would do the way I do with Harry Bosch. "
" As a reporter, you develop an ear for dialogue because it's your job to capture it accurately. "
" As a writer, you look for inspiration wherever you can get it. "
" As far as characters in fiction that I really admire - it's pretty strong to say you would wish that you had created another character - but I'll throw out Will Graham, the protagonist in 'Red Dragon,' a book I've read several times. "
" As soon as I got to L.A., there was this big crime where these guys tunnelled underneath a bank on a three-day weekend and went right up to the vault and emptied everything out. "
" Being a journalist always makes you a quick study of wherever you're at. You're out all the time and seeing places that normally you wouldn't get to see. It gives you an unusual level of insight into any place. "
" Deep in my heart it still feels like I'm a journalist even though I haven't worked for a paper and carried a press pass for 14 years. "
" Eight to ten years in a patrol car? I didn't have that in me. "
" Every time I visit Brisbane, I think, 'This is my childhood.' "
" I admit my reading time is limited because I can write in the situations and places where people usually read. But reading is the fuel - it's inspiring - so I try to keep the tank full. What happens most of the time is I binge read. I will put aside a day or two to do nothing but read. "
" I can't say I'm an expert on public transport. "
" I chose deliberately for Harry Bosch to age chronologically with the books. "
" I connect to the tradition of Irish storytelling. And I think there is something - I can't put my finger on it - something genetic there. Maybe just a need to tell stories. "
" I could not have been happier with 'The Lincoln Lawyer.' They got the essence, and the casting, starting with McConaughey, was just perfect. "
" I'd be lying if I said the success means nothing to me. It does. I enjoy it and live a pretty great life. "
" I don't miss being a reporter as a job, but I do miss the everyday interaction with the front line of law enforcement. I still have a cadre of cops who keep me up to date, but I don't have the access I used to. "
" I don't put a lot of description in the books because I write books the way I like to read them, and that is I like to build images and be a creative reader, and so I write that way. "
" I don't think anyone will believe me, but I've never been pressured by a publisher to churn out a book. "
" I'd seen Titus Welliver in a few shows and felt he had some inner demons in his portrayals, as does Harry Bosch. "
" I feel I'm functioning at some level as a journalist because even though I write fiction, I'm trying to get the world accurate. "
" I first discovered Tampa in my 20s when I met my wife, who was living there, and I instantly fell in love with the city. It's somewhere between a big city and small town, so you get the feeling of both. "
" I get into this unfortunate thing when I'm touring for my books. I was in Spain, and the media asked me, 'Who's your favorite Spanish mystery writer?' I'm totally flat-footed. I feel that I'm under-read when it comes to foreign writers. "
" I get up to write while it's still dark, 5 or 5:30. I start by editing and rewriting everything I did the day before, and that gives some momentum for the day. "
" I got lucky, and the first book, 'The Black Echo,' got published. "
" I hate people thinking their city is unique, but there is a certain aura about Los Angeles; it's not necessarily a beautiful thing, but it's part of Harry Bosch. "
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