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" It seems that so much writing is being done in the nineteenth-century model, where every connection has to be thoroughly explained. "
" We kind of deny the stages of life. "
" So much of 'Fight Club' was a rant against fathers. "
" If we all lived according to the teachings of Jesus Christ, life would be much simpler. "
" My books are all fantastically sentimental. "
" My way of being with people is probably incredibly unhealthy, in that I'll be incredibly social, and I won't write a word for maybe a year, and I'll just be with people, going to parties and soaking up stories, and just sort of recharging all of my ideas. "
" To merely observe your culture without contributing to it seems very close to existing as a ghost. "
" When I visit my brother in South Africa, I order things I've only seen in zoos. Little deers and kudu, all the mammals you would never think of eating. "
" When I was little, my grandma used to get romance novels, and she would get hundreds of these, and she'd read a dozen a month. "
" I have a lot of money. "
" My writing process isn't a very organized thing. "
" At the age of 31, I realized, 'Oh my God, I may die like everyone else.' "
" The only difference between suicide and martyrdom is press coverage. "
" I try to forget about the expectation that's out there and the audience listening for the next thing so that I'm not trying to please them. I've spent a huge amount of time not communicating with those folks and denying that they exist. "
" I think it's more important to write something that brings men back to reading than it is to write for people who already read. There's a reason men don't read, and it's because books don't serve men. It's time we produce books that serve men. "
" To be honest, I hate silence. "
" I used to work in a funeral home to feel good about myself, just the fact that I was breathing. "
" Meeting authors is kind of the death of the characters. That is always heartbreaking. "
" When I first started writing, it was me alone with a computer in my apartment. I hated the time away from other people, and my writing sucked. Now I have a laptop; I can do the most tedious part of my job in a public place. "
" I tell everyone I interact with what I'm working on and let them bring me anecdotes that illustrate my themes. "
" The most boring scenes are the scenes where a character is alone. "
" Portland is quickly becoming one of those lovely, lush Third World countries where kinda-rich people retire with their money. "
" It's funny how you never think about the women you've had. It's always the ones who get away that you can't forget. "
" My parents divorced about the same time the movie 'The Parent Trap' came out, about two twins at camp who scheme to get their parents back together. I had that same fantasy. "
" My stories always have these twisted happy endings, and the boy always gets the girl. "
" I write nothing but contemporary romances. "
" For me, writing is a kind of coping mechanism. "
" My publisher's been shipping me to comic-cons, and it seems that my readership overlaps perfectly with the comic-con crowd. "
" When I first read the story 'Guts' in workshop - my fellow writers that I've been meeting with for almost 20 years - they laughed; they didn't have any kind of shock reaction. "
" At school I was lazy. But I started working when I was 15, washing dishes at a local truck stop restaurant. I was really, really bored with school, and I wanted to get a job as fast as I could. School was just so easy. There was just no challenge to it. "
" I've got two dogs; they're Boston terriers, and they're allowed everywhere. "