Because the thing about love is that we can't control whether we get it, but we can control whether we give it.
I love the dignity in the name Philadelphia, but at heart, we're Philly.
If you cant be brave then be determined. And you will end up in the same place.
Truth is, every writer has to be a good editor, and you have to edit yourself. It's a skill every writer has to acquire.
And when I look at my mother, I reflect on her strength and endurance. She's cranky sometimes, but she is lovable and loving. I'd be happy to be there at 86.
everything associated with weddings cost the same - a fortune.
I am really, I think, truly an easygoing, positive, fun person.
Even if it's not what you planned, you can make a life for yourself on your own and be happy.
There was no known cure for a Catholic education.
And wouldn't we be better off if every New Year's, we thought about the things we did right and we resolved to keep doing them, no matter how wacky they were.
I am an open book, literally. I don't mind if people know way too much about me.
The truth is that every writer, whether it's fiction or nonfiction, is trying to write something truly original and that's what I think I'm doing.
Truly I never thought of myself as writing legal thrillers, and I still don't think I do. I write stories about women.
We can't control what people do or say, even if it's dumb.
I still think I'm writing Nancy Drew with a mortgage.
If it weren't for book tours, I would never leave my house.
But the fact is, I'm not work-identified. I'm not a lawyer or a writer. I'm a mom, and I'm a woman, and that's the kind of people I want to see in books in the starring role.
You can really help support a character if you understand the setting. So for that reason I generally write about Philadelphia.
Any middle-aged woman knows that our feet are not for the faint of heart, especially in midwinter. I wear clogs, so it's actually like my feet are wooden now.
I love my job, and I love books. I read anything, including cereal boxes. I care deeply about what people think of my books, and I memorize my reviews. I love to hear from my readers.
I love everything about Philadelphia, and its food is like the city itself: real-deal, hearty, and without pretension. Weve always had an underdog vibe as a city, but that just makes us try harder, and I love our scrappiness and scruffiness.
Testosterone should be a controlled substance.
Everybody hates lawyers, but they don't realize judges are just lawyers with a promotion. Think about it.
My theory is that you find out who your true friends are when something good happens to you, not when something bad happens to you. Everybody loves you when something bad happens to you. Then you're easy to love.
Ellen had long ago stopped being embarrassed by temper tantrums. She flipped it and wore it like a badge of honor. A temper tantrum was a sign that a mom said no when it counted.
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