James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author, best known for his many enduring fictional characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Michael Bennett, Maximum Ride, Middle School, I Funny, and Jacky Ha-Ha. Patterson’s writing career is characterized by a single mission: to prove to everyone, from children to adults, that there is no such thing as a person who “doesn’t like to read,” only people who haven’t found the right book. He’s given over a million books to schoolkids and over forty million dollars to support education, and endowed over five thousand college scholarships for teachers. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family. Learn more at jamespatterson.com.
James Patterson Quotes
Well, that’s an evil smile…
A friend of mine once defined love as finding someone you can talk to late into the night.
The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into perspective.
Life is hard, and a lot of people come home tired from work. If they’re gonna spend half an hour reading, they want some entertainment and a sense of achievement. So that’s what I give them. That’s all I’m trying to do. Is that really so wrong?
Ultimately, a great thriller is a roller coaster ride. I like to think that’s a promise I have never failed to keep, and one that I’d say has served my books well.
People like to talk more than they like to act. They like to sit there and complain and vent. Somehow they think that changes things, when it doesn’t.
A lot of people like the idea of eternal love and eternal romance. The notion of love that is more profound and deeper because it is eternal is very powerful.
I believe we should spend less time worrying about the quantity of books children read and more time introducing them to quality books that will turn them on to the joy of reading and turn them into lifelong readers.
I guess I write four or five hours a day, but I do it seven days a week. It’s very disciplined, yes, but it’s joy for me.
I read some, and then visited with people involved in this curious, exciting and somewhat misunderstood sub-culture. I met with a fang maker, who offered to fit me for an exquisite pair.
I love this idea of expanding the game universe. It has been limited. I guess probably because the genre was so successful, and the people who were creating those games made so much money at it they just had no desire to sort of open it up.
A good love story always keeps the pot boiling.
The more you read, the better you get at it.
Somebody said the key to life is to work hard, play hard, rest hard, and I’ve pretty much adopted that.
It’s our job – as parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles – to find books our kids are going to like.
There are a lot of things we as individuals can’t do much about. We can’t solve global warming as individuals, or health care problems, but as individuals, most of us can get our kids reading. We can do that.
I’m not Stubborn; I’m right!
This time I wouldn’t forget him, because I couldn’t ever forgive him – for breaking my heart twice.
If you love something let it go.. if it comes back its yours
If your going to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
Sometimes when you’re at your most certain, that’s when everything you know is wrong.
It’s been said that love finds you when you’re ready.
You love him so much it feels like you can’t go on without him. You feel like you might die without him.
I love you. I love your smile, your snarl, your grin, your face when you’re sleeping.
I don’t care if we have our house, or a cliff ledge, or a cardboard box. Home is wherever we all are, together.
Love means never having to be apart.
I had to give him props, but how annoying of him to be a hero when I was trying so hard to dislike him. It was downright selfish.
Honesty is always good, except when it’s better to lie.
Be calm. Be Zen. You are Buddha.
I was crazily, deeply, incredibly, joyously, terrifiedly in love.
Harden your heart.
Pain is a message, and you can choose to ignore that message.
Another day. Get up and face it.
It is my time. The time of maximum ride.
Beware the anger of a patient man.
Knowledge is a terrible burden. It may help you, but it might also destroy you.
When your own romantic life is falling apart, everyone else’s looks fabulous.
The act of laughing releases some nice chemical into your brain, you feel good and it’s free.
Sometimes a happy delusion is better than grim reality.
Keep this in mind: there are no coincidences.
Life is a great big canvas. Throw all the paint you can at it.
People always remember the worst day of their lifes. It becomes a part of them forever.
You see, one of the best things about reading is that you’ll always have something to think about when you’re not reading.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to someone else.
Love between two people can last a long time if the people love themselves some, and are ready to give love to another person.
To be without love is to be without grace, what matters most in life. We is so much better than I.
Everything I loved was taken away from me, and I did not die.
You are an endless project…changing, evolving, surprising.
Never underestimate the power of funny, it moves mountains.
You’re my best friend, my first and only love, and the most beautiful girl I’ve ever seen
Save your world. Love it,protect it, respect it, and don’t let the haters represent it.
There’s nothing more dangerous than than someone trying to act for the greater good.
Every masterpiece comes at the end of a long line of failures.
Don’t depend on others to give you strength….Find it within yourself
Love never dies.
Fear is not the answer, not ever.
Life can be like walking on a high wire. Falling seems a tiny misstep away.
Who but the devil lives like a king in the middle of hell
The world was becoming a zoo, without cages.
You must do today what nobody else will do, so tomorrow you can accomplish what others can’t.
Don’t drive like you own the road; drive like you own the car.
You can’t tell which way the train went by looking at the tracks.
Regret is a waste of time.
Memory is all I have now