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" All of my books have the potential to become movies, it's just a question of finding a studio who wants to get behind me and put up the money to make the movie. "
" I was never confident about finishing a book, but friends encouraged me. When I finished my first book, it was accepted by a publisher right away and became an instant bestseller. One male critic called it the most shocking book he ever read. "
" The husbands, who sometimes have another family who's grown, are going, Now I can spend time with my baby. Oh yeah, I bet your other family is really thrilled. "
" I know that I am very popular in Holland, in fact I have visited Amsterdam several times to publicize my books. I have a great publisher in Holland and they have published all of my books in Dutch. "
" You've got your hands full if you have three children under 2 years old. "
" Authors change publishers because it's like being married for a long time and suddenly you want to go out and have a wild affair! No, not seriously, sometimes the deal is more interesting with a new publisher, and other times they have more enthusiasm for your books. "
" I write about the American dream: if you set your mind to do something, you can do it. My fans know they're getting the real thing. "
" Brittany Murphy... who knows if she's going to be around. Kirsten Dunst, I think she's really boring. Reese Witherspoon? She can open a movie. "
" I think I'm a born storyteller. Inspiration is all around me. I can read a newspaper article and come up with an idea for a book. "
" I have considered rap music stars, and there is one in my new book, Lovers and Players, and there is also a hip-hop music mogul who I think you will like a lot. "
" My weakness is wearing too much leopard print. "
" If you want to achieve your dreams, you must follow them, and the best way to follow them is not to think about wanting to be very rich, but to think about doing something that you really want to do. "
" The biggest critics of my books are people who never read them. "
" I have written 20 books, and each one is like having a baby. Writing is not easy; some people want to write books but just can't put a story together. I can put together a story that interests both me and my readers. "
" I don't believe in writing anything that I don't know about or haven't researched about personally. I like to transport the reader to places, and in order to do that I have to do the research. "
" Ideas are all around me. If I wasn't interested in them myself, I don't think anyone else would be either. "
" Where was Paris Hilton a year ago? She's a fabulous character to write about. "
" I am currently talking to one of the studios about making American Star as a TV series. "
" I really fall in love with my characters, even the bad ones. I love getting together with them. They tell me what to do; they take me on a wild and wonderful trip. "
" I write synopses after the book is completed. I can't write it beforehand, because I don't know what the book's about. I invent something for my publisher because he asks for one, but the final book ends up very differently. "
" Who is ready to settle for five minutes when three hours does nicely? "
" I have visited Australia several times, and I always try to make a point of going to Melbourne because it's almost my favorite city there, Melbourne and Sydney. But I shouldn't say that because I haven't been everywhere-and I'm very fond of Perth too! "
" My philosophy is, unless you're sick and need help, why bother? "
" I am still shocking people today, and I don't know why. Is it because I'm a woman talking about sex and men? One magazine said that no one writes sex in the back of a Bentley better than Jackie Collins. "
" I write about real people in disguise. If anything, my characters are toned down-the truth is much more bizarre. "