The dead do not hurt you; only the living do.
Only the forgotten are truly dead.
Death does not discriminate; whether saints or sinners, in the end, all are equal.
The most intimate feeling people can share is neither love nor hate, but pain.
God, it's like reality's completely shifted on me. I used to think I was standing on such solid ground. If I wanted something badly enough, I just worked like hell for it. Now I can't decide what to do, which move to make. All the things I counted on aren't there for me anymore.
We dream our dreams, and sometimes they take us to places we never anticipate. But they are our dreams, and we go where they lead.
Medicine is probably one of the best backgrounds for a writer to find stories. I always think cops and docs have the best background because we see so much of human behavior, such a range of human emotions.
My childhood was spent in my local library in a San Diego suburb. It's where I became a writer - by 1st becoming a reader!
Only with maturity did I come to appreciate my own Chinese roots: not just the food and the ancient history, but also the philosophy of child-rearing and the respect for education and knowledge.
We never know until the beast of opportunity is staring us in the face.
The Christmas tree, twinkling with lights, had a mountain of gifts piled up beneath it, like offerings to the great god of excess.
Ha! Kids! You have no idea what you put your parents through, either. Wait till you have your own, you'll see. That's when you'll know what it really feels like." .. "What what feels like?"..."Love," said Angela.
With every year that I grow older, I also draw closer to (my loved ones) to the day when we will once again be together. So I march through the deepening shadows, serene and unafraid, because I know that at the end of my journey they will be waiting for me.
Everything's a gamble, love most of all.
The heart makes its choices without weighing the consequences. It doesn't look ahead to the lonely nights that follow.
She was the only woman in the homicide unit, and already there had been problems between her and another detective, charges of sexual harassment, countercharges of unrelenting bitchiness.
She now knew her death was inevitable, and with that acceptance came liberation. The courage of the condemned.
We are all descended from monsters.
If you want to remain at liberty, I suggest you not antagonize your defenders.
The best heroes in the world are the reluctant ones. Courage isn't fearlessness - it's acting in the face of fear.
The most dangerous enemy in the world is the one you do not recognize.
When you're a fifty-year-old woman, no one really bothers to look at you anymore, much less value your opinion. It's hard on the old ego. But damn, it does make it easy to get away with a lot.
Motherhood didn't make you stronger; it made you vulnerable and afraid of what death could steal from you.
Parenthood is nothing but doubts.
The one man you most want to sleep with may be the worst choice of all.
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