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I don't get a chance to be funny with the thrillers. I like to be funny, and I think I am really funny. So with 'Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life', it was fun to let loose. -- James Patterson
Gazzy called over to me "I can't see anything!"
"I can't see anything either," Iggy complained.
"I'm rolling my eyes, Ig." I had to tell him that because he couldn't see me do it, what with his blindness and all. -- James Patterson
Feeding a crowd?' the woman behind the counter asked.
Yes, ma'am ,' Fang said sweetly.
Yeah, him and all his split personalities, I thought. -- James Patterson
Boy, you just can't kill people like you used to, -- James Patterson
Zig when the world expects you to zag -- James Patterson
Why did she do this to me?" I mumble. "Actually, Samuel, from my preliminary scans of your internal organs, it does not appear that our mother has done anything to you. Were you in need of repair as well? If so, I am certain she will - -- James Patterson
Just for fun I flew in huge banking arcs, taking deep breaths, enjoying the feel of my newly weightless hair. The stylist had called it "wind tossed."
If only she knew. -- James Patterson
Every other person in the world would have looked at it and thought, Max would hate this. It was girly. It was beautiful. It wasn't made of titanium and black leather with spikes on it. But it seemed exactly right, in a weird, heart-fluttery kind of way. And I really loved it. -- James Patterson
You're the most stubborn person I've ever met, and sometimes it seems like your sole purpose in life is to make mine harder, but I swear, I love you more than I thought I could love anyone. -- James Patterson
Physically impossible for pigs to look up at the sky, so they'll never know when one of their pals is flying. -- James Patterson
What was premeditated murder if not calculated leverage? -- James Patterson
We're famous" iggy whispered so low that Fang could barely hear him.
"So's Swine Flu" Fang whispered back. -- James Patterson
The writing in Mission to Paris, sentence after sentence, page after page, is dazzling. If you are a John le Carr fan, this is definitely a novel for you. -- James Patterson
It was a little weird that they were friends. But then, maybe freaks just tended to find each other. -- James Patterson
Save your world. Love it,protect it, respect it, and don't let the haters represent it. -- James Patterson
I'm wondering if you can speed this story up a bit," Ms. Jordan said. "I spilled pudding on Missy Trillin's head while she was taking a pee." "I see." Ms. Jordan nodded. "Now I think we're getting somewhere. -- James Patterson
Angel: What's sauerkraut? Max: You don't want it. Trust me. -- James Patterson
No one looks like Fang-dark and still and dangerous, like he's daring you to set him off. But I'd seen him rocking Angel when she'd hurt herself; I'd seen him smile in his sleep; I'd seen the deep, darkl ight in his eyes as he leaned over me...
~Max; "Max"; page 24 -- James Patterson
People always talk about how great it is to get older. All I saw were more rules and more adults telling me what I could and couldn't do, in the name of what's " good for me." Yeah, well, asparagus is good for me, but it still makes me want to throw up. -- James Patterson
Life is such a miracle, a series of small miracles.It really is, if you learn how to look at it with the right perspective. -- James Patterson
What I'm really addicted to is getting people to understand that if their kids aren't competent readers coming out of middle school, it's really going to be hard for them in high school. -- James Patterson
It's so old, I think when it opened, Burger King was still a prince. -- James Patterson
Clamp its jaws on the Black Hawk's landing gear and drag it underwater. -- James Patterson
I grew up in a house full of women: my mother, grandmother, three sisters, and two female cats. And I still have the buzz of their conversations in my head. As an adult, I have more female friends than male ones: I just love the way that women talk. -- James Patterson
Max: "Okay guys, I had a couple thoughts I wanted to go over with you."
Iggy: (pretends to snore loudy)
Max: (throws another pinecone at him)
Iggy: "Quit throwing things at me!"
Max: "Glad you could join us. -- James Patterson
You're a diabolical little pyro, aren't you?
He blushed modestly. -- James Patterson
Podesta clicked on the folder containing the digital photos he'd taken of Candace Martin in a car with -- James Patterson
Jeb: I wish I could explain what I'd give just to see you smile again.
Max (thinking): How about your head on a stick? -- James Patterson
Iggy nodded. "I'm bummed we couldn't use Big Boy," he said. "But I don't want to waste it. We have to actually see them first. I mean, you do."
"Maybe tomorrow," the Gasman said encouragingly. "We'll go see what havoc we've wreaked."
"Wrought. -- James Patterson
Well, I don't know. Mostly I just suck up what life throws my way, stomp on it, and then keep going. I don't dwell much on what I am or how I got this way. It just is. I just am. I'm Max, and whatever form I take, it's good enough for me. -- James Patterson
Yes, I have a very small and mostly nerdy fan club. And much to my amazement, it grows a little larger every day. Apparently, these new recruits liked what they saw of my act on YouTube (even though everybody wishes that doofus blocking the camera had a smaller head). -- James Patterson
Yeah," said Iggy. "But what now?
Let's do something fun."
I guess being on the run from
bloodthirsty Erasers and insane
scientists wasn't enough fun for him.
Kids today are so spoiled. -- James Patterson
Glaring at the Gasman, ter Borcht said, "Your time is coming to an end, you
pathetic failure of an experiment. Vhat you say now is how you vill be
Gazzy's blue eyes flashed. "Then you can remember me telling you to kiss
"Enough!" ter Borcht said. -- James Patterson
Well, if it isn't Daniel X himself," Seth said with a yawn. "Become tired of living in this dump of a city already, eh? What can I do for you today? Death? Eternal enslavement? What's it going to be? -- James Patterson
These are the cafeteria ladies. I call them Millie, Billie, and Tilly. I think they're part of a government program to get rid of the middle school population in this country, one lunch at a time. -- James Patterson
Gazzy: "What does that mean?" (points to metal plaque warning to stay off the third rail that said Stay off the third rail!)
Fang: "It means the third rail has seven hundred volts of direct current running through it. Touch it and you're human popcorn. -- James Patterson
Max?" said the Gasman. "Are those, um, rats?"
Lovely. "Yes, those do appear to be either rats or mice on steroids," I said briskly, trying not to shriek and climb the walls like a girly-girl. -- James Patterson
I'm not comfortable in this stadium," I explained, trying to look calm.
"I know. And you hate Fang looking at those girls. But we're still having
fun, and Fang still loves you, and you'll still save the world. Okay? -- James Patterson
Hey. Not sure what's going on-gonna go find out. Be careful and don't do anything stupid. Don't come after me-your better on your own. See you. F
I sat on the edge of the bed, holding the note.
Okay, so Fang had looked up vague in the dictionary and this was what it had said to write. -- James Patterson
If you are lucky you will find something you love, if youre really lucky youll find someone to pay you for it -- James Patterson
When your own romantic life is falling apart, everyone else's looks fabulous. -- James Patterson
A fight with her mother? It was certainly within the realm of possibility, I guessed. Elizabeth was a teenager and her mother was ... well, her mother. Normally they were the best of friends, but even best friends fight. -- James Patterson
There was another thing I hadn't counted on. And that was falling in love, as fast and irrevocably as you would fall off a cliff, and realizing that loving someone might mean to simultaneously want to slug them and hold them and possibly have to watch them die. ... I hadn't counted on that. -- James Patterson
Tears were dripping onto my dress, but I wasn't making any sound. There was no sound to express thid kind of pain.
I didn't want to move, didn't want to do anything. Fang was not waiting for me out in the living room. Tomorrow morning, when I woke up, Fang would still be gone. -- James Patterson
Man, you weigh a freaking ton," he told me. "What've you been eating, rocks?"
"Why, is your head missing some?" I croaked. His mouth almost quirked in a smile, and that's when I knew how upset he'd been -- James Patterson
It's a common enough psych term," I told him. "All of us shrinks talk about VFC when we get together. Very fucking crazy, Gerry. -- James Patterson
When my son, Jack, was four, I had to make a trip to Los Angeles. I asked him if he was going to miss me. 'Not so much,' Jack told me. 'You're not going to miss me?' I said. Jack shook his head, and he said, 'Love means you can never be apart. -- James Patterson
Commercial books don't even get covered. The reason why so many book reviews go out of business is because they cover a lot of stuff that nobody cares about. Imagine if the movie pages covered none of the big movies and all they covered were movies that you couldn't even find in the theater? -- James Patterson
We will destroy you," the Flyboys droned. "You have no escape." That was the most imaginative, threatening thing the whitecoats had programmed these 'droids to say? "Talk about lame," Fang muttered. -- James Patterson
third or fourth. -- James Patterson
The only thing that matters in this game is the score, something hackers never quite understand, even when they think they do. If you can't make a shot eighty percent of the time and there's a penalty if you don't, you shouldn't try it. Ever. No matter where you are. -- James Patterson
What did that stupid deserting crap-bag ex-boyfriend, ex-best friend with the most perfect stupid hair do? He DIDN'T delete his crap off the desktop before he fled my life and left me all alone. That's what he did. -- James Patterson
Fang," I said, my voice breaking. "Just live, okay? Live and be okay."
With no warning, I leaned down and kissed his mouth, just like that.
"Ow," he said, touching his split lip, then he and I stared at each other in shock. -- James Patterson
He and I have history; -- James Patterson
Dreams die hard. And sometimes they don't have to die at all. -- James Patterson
Not saving you from this storm, mutant," he said. "Saving you for your later fate, we are."
His voice was weirdly inflected and metallic, like an automated answering machine.
"Oh, good. Yoda captured us," Fang whispered. -- James Patterson
I'm way hot," he muttered. "But I don't feel sick. Just - way hot."
Fang -- James Patterson
BACK TO SCHOOL (THE NORMAL KIND) -- James Patterson
Time to die.
-Evil Angel -- James Patterson
Max-I'm not going to die today. -- James Patterson
Fang! Come Back!" I started pulling his hair. Shaking his head and shoulders. Hard. "Wake up! Snap out of it! You stupid jerk! I am going to kill you if you die on me! -- James Patterson
Just because life is hard, and always ends in a bad way, doesn't mean that all stories have to, even if that's what they tell us in school and in the New York Times Review. In fact, it's a good thing that stories are as different as we are, one from another. -- James Patterson
Dear God," said Nudge under her breath, "I want real parents. But I want them to want me too. I want
them to love me. I already love them. Please see what you can do. Thanks very much. Love, Nudge."
Okay, so I'm not saying we were pros at this or anything. (Max thoughts) -- James Patterson
The instructor stared at me with cold, cut-me-no-slack determination, then got into a fighting stance, holding one hand out, beckoning me.
"I saw that movie too!"I said."It was like the coolest movie of all-"
He launched himself at me.
That was when his day really went downhill. -- James Patterson
Time to die. Angel said in her sweet little girl voice. -- James Patterson
It's a baby plane," Angel whispered when we first got inside the dollhouse-like interior. "It's going to grow up to be a seven forty-seven someday. -- James Patterson
A vet! I started laughing weakly and had to sit on the edge of the tub. A vet. Wait till they found out how appropriate that was. -- James Patterson
Orange juice and barbecue sauce. Then slow cook them at two fifty for four hours. -- James Patterson
Because what's worse than knowing you want something, besides knowing you can never have it? -- James Patterson
You stand out like a fart in a church. -- James Patterson
I don't think about an industry or building things, but somebody says you're lucky if you find something you like to do, which is true, and then it's a miracle if you get paid to do it. -- James Patterson
I loved her," Robinson said. "And I loved the sick girl you were when I met you, and I loved the good student and the bad driver. I loved the car thief, the hitchhiker, the quoter of novels I haven't read, and the hater of Slim Jims ... Axi Moore, I've loved every you there ever was. -- James Patterson
I vill now destroy the snickuh bahrs! -- James Patterson
A lot of writers fall in love with their sentences or their construction of sentences, and sometimes that's great, but not everybody is Gabriel Garcia Marquez or James Joyce. A lot of people like to pretend that they are, and they wind up not giving people a good read or enlightening them. -- James Patterson
A lot of times you get people writing wonderful sentences and paragraphs, and they fall in love with their prose style, but the stories really aren't that terrific. -- James Patterson
I'm going to introduce BookShots, which are these under-150-page books that I'm launching, and they're under $5. They just launched in Australia. I already had a ton of content, but now add 50 books a year of content. -- James Patterson
Mirror, mirror on the wall, I am my mother after all. -- James Patterson
As I stare into the Border collie's eyes, I think that maybe I should go inside and call the girls. Claire, Cindy, and Jill would be here almost before I hung up the phone. They would hold me, hug me, say all the right things. You're special, Lindsay. Everybody loves you, Lindsay. -- James Patterson
(I loved her so much, and) I can't begin to explain ho lucky it is to find someone you can love that much and who, miracle of miracles, loves you that much back. -- James Patterson
Please don't shut out love- it's the best thing about life -- James Patterson
I remembered something my first partner had told me. Never wrestle with a pig, Lindsay. You both get dirty. The pig likes it. -- James Patterson
aunt Bela would be most pleased." "Wait a second," I said. "You know Bela Kilgore?" The man in the fez smiled. "Oh, yes, Kidd -- James Patterson
I'm a girl of extremes. When I love something, I'm like a puppy dog (without all the licking). When I'm cranky, I'm a wasp (like a whole hive of 'em). And when I'm angry, I'm a Mother Bear with a predator after her cubs: Dangerous. -- James Patterson
Jack and Jill came to the hill
on a grave and somber mission
you've made them mad
the time's so bad
to be a politician"
"Jack and Jill came to hill
to do some deadly deeds
they weren't far wrong
to judge how long
a bleeding liberal bleeds. -- James Patterson
windowsill on the opposite side of the dining room. "What are you doing? -- James Patterson
All teachers who were telling everyone where to go were wearing outfits made of aluminum foil , like robot aliens . -- James Patterson
Kids say the No. 1 reason they don't read more is that they can't find books they like. Freedom of choice is a key to getting them motivated and excited. -- James Patterson
The driver said, "This is bullshit. We're gonna get railroaded here. I want an attorney." The passenger climbed out, spilling glass from the -- James Patterson
It's wherever you are. If it's tapped into any of your senses, it knows where you are and what you're doing."
Oh no, I thought, my spirits sinking. I hadn't considered that. Did that mean nothing I did was ever anymore?
"Even in the bathroom?" the Gasman's eyes widened with surprise. -- James Patterson
Great, they give blind kids guns," I said, trying to lessen his horror. "I don't even let Iggy have a gun. Usually. -- James Patterson
Dr. Martinez: "I take it you don't want me to call your parent?"
Max: "Uh, no." Hello, lab? May I speak to the test tube please? -- James Patterson
Fang: Have you guys been playing in the toxic waste again? Been bitten by a radioactive spider? Struck by lightning? Drink a super-soldier serum? -- James Patterson
Are you fangalicious? -Jess, a random blogger
I could never be as fangalicious as you'd want me to be.-Fang -- James Patterson
Life goes on, doesn't it? Bud Rankin dies. A baby is born. -- James Patterson
I was never a coward," he says irritably, struggling out of my grasp. "I was just sensible. -- James Patterson
Nudge: You aren't dead.
Iggy (irritably): No. You aren't dead either. How about just 'hello'? -- James Patterson
it wasn't that the forty-eight-year-old doctor didn't like people; he simply liked being alone better. -- James Patterson
You can't tell which way the train went by looking at the tracks. -- James Patterson
With all due respect, Jacobi, that's a load of bull. It was bad, but I handled it. That's what the job is. I hardly have a scratch on me. So stop treating me like a victim. I'm fully functional and absolutely sane. This is my case and I'm on it. OK? OK? -- James Patterson
You mean other than the wings? I once ate nine snicker bars in a row without barfing. It was a record. -- James Patterson
Actually, it was more like they thought I was going to take off all my clothes and streak through the hallway. -- James Patterson
Sometimes he seems like a droid
or a drone. Fang of Nine. Fang2-D2. -- James Patterson
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. -- James Patterson
This thing called Contrmporary America--and its obsession with televisions, game systems, and computers_has gone a littlr far if you ask me. Some call it the Information Age, but I'd tend to say it's more the Sitting-on-one's-butt-and-letting-other-people-do-the-thinking-for-you Age. -- James Patterson
I get up every morning and chop wood, and I pretty much do it seven days a week, and I like to do it. I still have time for my wife and my son, who's 14, and at this point, my head is still above water. -- James Patterson
Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment -- James Patterson
I called for back up," Nudge said. "The police, fire department, paramedics, and a few different pizza delivery places are all on their way. -- James Patterson
grandeur that few people ever -- James Patterson
Harden your heart. -- James Patterson
The actor Danny Kaye used to say, "Life is a great big canvas. Throw all the paint you can at it." I like that thought. More important, I try to live by it as much as I can. I -- James Patterson
I saw the first episode of "The Walking Dead," and that's all I've seen. I thought it was good. I used to love zombies when I was little, but I don't like them the way I used to. I'm not knocking the show. -- James Patterson
Yeah, you're sitting in a tree because you're fine. That's easy to see. I can't believe this is Maximum Ride, destroyer of despots, warrior hottie, leader of the flock! All you need now to make yourself more pathetic is a pint of Ben and Jerry's ice cream! -- James Patterson
Kids don't read as much as you'd like them to, just in terms of seeing the world from different perspectives. I mean, that's the great thing about books, still. Here's television, here are the movies, and it's pretty limited in terms of the perspectives. -- James Patterson
There is something so precious about watching your child day after day after day. I want to hold on to every moment, every smile, every single hug and kiss. I suppose it has to do with loving to be needed and needing to give love. -- James Patterson
Coffee without doughnuts is like a day without sunshine. -- James Patterson
Is this a movie?' I heard someone ask.
Naw- this is too original for Hollywood. They do sequels. -- James Patterson
A half-dozen or so FBI techies and LAPD homicide detectives were still on the scene. The latest Pearl Jam played from somebody's radio. The lead singer seemed to be in terrible pain. -- James Patterson
So there you have it, the extent of my charms: brown hair and eyes like unbarfed chocolate. I'm a lucky girl. -Max -- James Patterson
He gave me a warm smile, and I blinked, realizing he was cute. I'd never really had
the luxury of noticing cuteness or lack thereof in guys. Mostly it was the lethal/nonlethal distinction that I went with -- James Patterson
The only thing that beats One is two, and three, and four. -- James Patterson
Some kids get called 'bundles of joy' or 'slices of heaven' or 'dreams come true.' We got 'the fifty-fourth generation of DNA experiments.' Doesn't have the same warm and fuzzy feel. But maybe I'm oversensitive. -- James Patterson
She had a crooked nose and a pointy chin with a huge mole that had wiry black hairs growing out of it. Heck, if the New Order was really looking to arrest witches ... -- James Patterson
It's all right to put the weight of the world on your shoulders sometimes, if you know how to take it off. -- James Patterson
I don't know about the rest of you who have little voices, but something about mine made me feel completely compelled to listen to it. -- James Patterson
All genders?' whispered Nudge. 'Aren't there just the two'
I shrugged. 'No idea. Maybe they've created others. -- James Patterson
The next morning, Mom set two plates of scrambled eggs in front of me and Georgia and then sat down to watch us eat. She loves to watch us eat, which I totally don't get. I mean, she works at a diner. She watches people eat all day long. -- James Patterson
If you're ever feeling a lack of middle-aged white men, just pop into the Capitol. Not so much the House of Representatives, which has a bit more color and texture, but the Senate
jeez. Yes, let's have more testosterone running the country.
Maximum Ride, School's Out
Forever -- James Patterson
Long and short of it: Democracy gets a big thumbs-up from me. -- James Patterson
How many of us share the stories of our lives with our own children? What a loss to the children if we don't. -- James Patterson
I doubted it. Some people say trying is all that matters, but unfortunately it's only the first step. Sometimes you're got to catch a break and win one, too. You've got to stand up on the bar and do the antler dance. Plus, as I now knew as well as anyone, people really suck at consoling themselves. -- James Patterson
Each person here, except me, was living out his worst nightmare, facing his biggest fear - even the dog. It was under a counter, staring horror-stricken at a bowl of generic dog food. I -- James Patterson
It's been said that love finds you when you're ready. -- James Patterson
Now, don't get all weepy on me dear reader.No chin-quivering or nose-sniveling, either. These pages do not need to be all soggy with your mucus. -- James Patterson
Ray Bradbury had once written that "living at risk is jumping off a cliff, and building your wings on the way down." Sampson -- James Patterson
I just wish I could walk into my Senator's office and say, "Senator Dude, Um, we have a problem with these sicko scientists ... "
But then again, I don't think we have a Senator, do we? Is there a state where mutant freaks are represented? If so, let me know. -- James Patterson
He shook his head. Just - beware of Mr. Chu. He makes Itex look like Sesame Street. -- James Patterson
Huh - Why is Max in the kitchen?"
Dr.Martinez: "We're cooking."
Gazzy: "She's just keeping you company, right?"
Dr.Martinez: "No, she's cooking."
Nudge: "Cooking ... food?"
Max: "Yes, I'm cooking food, and it's great, and you're going to eat it, you twerps! -- James Patterson
Gazzy sniffed the air. "That's explosives. It smells like Christmas!"
Okay, so we've had somewhat untraditional Christmases. With explosives. -- James Patterson
Why was the blind guy playing with matches, you ask? Because he's good at it. Anything to do with fire, igniting things, exploding things, things with fuses, wicks, accelerants ... Iggy's your man. It's one of those good/bad things. -- James Patterson
Schools and parents can team up to find books that kids will really get excited about - that will make them say, 'That was a great experience. Now I know why people get excited about reading.' -- James Patterson
In the dictionary, next to the word stress, there is a picture of a midsize mutant stuck inside a dog crate, wondering if her destiny is to be killed or to save the world. Okay, not really. But there should be. -- James Patterson
Then right before my eyes, she flew. She actually flew like a bird. No, she flew as a young girl might fly, or a woman or a man, if people were meant to fly. She soared through the air. And that changed the course of my life forever. -- James Patterson
Keep this in mind: there are no coincidences. -- James Patterson
It's okay, Ig." said Fang. "Just give it your best shot." Sometimes the Fangster is incredibly supportive, just not with me. -- James Patterson
The case of Cecily Chandler is a perfect example of how privileged people get over on the system," the young man said. "Harry Chandler had a famous defense attorney for a lawyer, a slick talker who probably played tennis with the judge. -- James Patterson
It was so cold outside that a lawyer would have his hands in his own pockets. -- James Patterson
I talked some more, let my tongue wag, let my mind run free, and it felt pretty good. It's a wonderful thing to have somebody in your life whom you can say absolutely anything to. Not to have that is almost unthinkable to me. -- James Patterson
It was a pretty complete list. The kind of list one makes when one cannot fall asleep because one's thoughts keep swirling through one's brain like a bunch of sparrows on crack. -- James Patterson
You could have gotten a car with GPS," Total said helpfully.
Yes," I said "Or we could have brought along a dog that doesn't talk." I gave Angel a pointed look, and she smiled, well, angelically, at me.
Total huffed, offended at me and climbed into her lap ... -- James Patterson
I'm big on having a blistering pace. That's one of the hallmarks of what I do, and that's not easy. I never blow up cars and things like that, so it's something else that keeps the suspense flowing. I try not to write a chapter that isn't going to turn on the movie projector in your head. -- James Patterson
If I'm writing and a chapter isn't coming, I just move ahead. -- James Patterson
On the other hand, even a big, '80s love van was less noticeable than six flying kids and their talking dog.
So there you go. -- James Patterson
Now I appreciate that for those of you who have stayed with me this far, there's nothing too surprising about this romantic development. You probably saw it coming. But I didn't -- James Patterson
Beneath the handsome exterior beats a heart of darkness. -- James Patterson
DIAGRAMMING MY DEATH SENTENCE -- James Patterson
If we had directions, it wouldn't be life. It would be an assignment. Grunt work. -- James Patterson
Veins practically popping out of his neck, the jerk leaned out his window and yelled a bunch of swear words, including a new one I tucked away in my brain for future use, if necessary. -- James Patterson
Binoculars, adjusts the oxygen hose around his head again. It was just too damn strange, too damn out of the ordinary. No moving vans, no friends stopping by; neither the husband nor the wife - if they -- James Patterson
I loved this woman. You can't just turn off that kind of feeling. But I loved a person who didn't exist. I loved someone Diana was pretending to be. Maybe the signs were there, but I refused to see them. Maybe I didn't want to see them. -- James Patterson
And there I was, pretty as heck, brown eyes, a few freckles, fashion challenged, and a bad attitude. Max II. -- James Patterson
I never read detective novels. I started out in graduate school writing a more serious book. Right around that time I read 'The Day of the Jackal' and 'The Exorcist'. I hadn't read a lot of commercial fiction, and I liked them. -- James Patterson
Once a bird kid, always a bird kid. - maximum ride series -- James Patterson
Let's show Dr. God what hell feels like. -- James Patterson
Do zombies eat doughnuts with their fingers? you might ask. No. They usually eat their fingers separately. -- James Patterson
already feel it. But I grabbed hold as tight as I could and then exploded into a blind, frenzied scramble of bare feet up the -- James Patterson
Maserati. Coco's beloved -- James Patterson
Once told me this thing about brain chemistry, the nub of it being that when you're feeling good, you can't ever imagine feeling bad again. And when you're feeling bad, it's impossible to imagine a time when you won't be circling the drain. -- James Patterson
Nudge threw her arms around my neck. 'I love you Max! I love all of us too!'
Yeah, me too,' Said the Gasman. 'I don't care if we have our house, or a cliff ledge, or a cardboard box. Home is wherever we all are, together. -- James Patterson
Nope, you stick out like a fart in a church. -- James Patterson
I love Nudge, Nudge is a great kid, but that motormouth of hers could
have turned Mother Teresa into an ax murderer -- James Patterson
I want to do it too!" said Gazzy, sitting very, very quietly, completely motionless.
"Nope," said Nudge, shaking her head. "You stand out like a fart in church. -- James Patterson
Right there, in front of everyone, I threw my arms arond his neck and mashed my mouth against his. He was startled for a second, then his strong arms wraped around me so tightly I could hardly breathe.
"ZOMG," I heard Nudge whisper. -- James Patterson
Jeez, was that a lion? Please tell me it's behind bars."
"It's a zoo, Iggy," Nudge said, taking his arms and leading him. "Everything's behind bars. -- James Patterson
We know," Nudge said apologetically. "It's just - she's going to make sweet potatoes with raisins and little marshmallows on top. -- James Patterson
Nudge: I look like prep school Barbie. (looks at Max) Actually, you look like prep school Barbie. I'm just Barbie's friend. -- James Patterson
the rookie at the barricade at around forty. There -- James Patterson
Be calm. Be Zen. You are Buddha. -- James Patterson
Angel raised her hand. "Excuse me. What does LTC stand for?" She blinked innocently.
"Loving Tender Care?"Gazzy suggested.If our instructor had had lasers for eyes, he would have sliced Gazzy in half.
"Lieutenant colonel," he sputtered. -- James Patterson
I want to be able to see stuff," Iggy said. "Like I used to, when I was little. And I want to be able to totally kick Jeb's butt. -- James Patterson
I have an idea. It's risky, and Max will kill us when she finds out."
Iggy raised his head. "Sounds like my kind of idea. -- James Patterson
Fang? Are you- like Max?" asked Dr. Martinez.
"Nope,"he said, sounding bored. "I'm the smart one."
I resisted the urge to kick him in the shin. -- James Patterson
Maybe it's information the whitecoats never wanted anyone to figure out.' Fang said in the hollow Twilight Zone-y voice he used sometimes when things got unusually weird- as opposed to regular weird. -- James Patterson
Some people are not just afraid of snakes, they're phobic. The technical term for a snake phobia is ophidiophobia, and people who have it dream of snakes, see snakes under every rock or rumple in the carpet, and freak out when they see snakes on TV. -- James Patterson
Marty, my mother used to say "Never get greedy with God." I think what she meant was "Don't dare ask for more if you already have what you need." -- James Patterson
I think sometimes we give people a lot of credit just because they're writing nice sentences even if it isn't adding up to much. -- James Patterson
HAC: Human-Animal Conflict. -- James Patterson
BRAINSTORMING! Every night after dinner - which is usually something like tuna noodle casserole made with cream-of-wallpaper soup - I escape to the privacy of my bedroom. -- James Patterson
She can hear me?" "She probably can. I think so." I put his hand on Nana's and my hand on top of his. "Go ahead." "Hi, Nana!" he said as if Nana were hard of hearing, and it was difficult not to laugh. "Inside-the-house voice, buddy," Bree said. "But good enthusiasm there. I'll bet Nana heard you. -- James Patterson
How did you become blind, uh, Jeff is it?
Yeah, Jeff. Well, I looked directly at the sun, you know, the way they always tell you not to. If only I had listened. -- James Patterson
Michelangelo didn't show David triumphant, the way every other sculptor did. He showed David before he fought Goliath - when David believed he was doomed and went into battle anyway. -- James Patterson
and another one was coming in behind me. -- James Patterson
Hope attacking doubt. It seemed crazy. -- James Patterson
Fang looked at me, hope in his eyes, and I smirked at him. I save the huge emotional kissy-face for imminent death scenes. This probably didn't qualify. -- James Patterson
De tall, dark vun
dere's nothing special about him at all," ter Borcht said dismissively of Fang, who hadn't moved since the doctor had come in.
Well, he's a snappy dresser," I offered. One side of Fang's mouth quirked. -- James Patterson
Do I open it? Do I open it? Of course I freaking open it! -- James Patterson
If by 'miracle kids' you mean innocent test-tube babies whose DNA was forcibly unraveled and merged with two percent avian genes, yeah, I guess that would be us," I said. "Because it's a miracle that we're not complete nut jobs and mutant disasters. -- James Patterson
It's going to give you nightmares for the rest of your wasted life.
Oh, my God, I was so badass. It was all I could do not to give a mwa ha ha! -- James Patterson
Welcome to the X-Files meets The Twilight Zone meets the Information Superhighway. -- James Patterson
The school crossing guard is a zombie?" screams the youngest Smiley. Then she starts crying. "I hugged her once, Mommy! Am I gonna turn into a zombie, too?" "Take it easy, dear," says Aunt Smiley. "It's just a joke. I think. Right, Jamie? -- James Patterson
Now, I don't know if you can appreciate this without actually knowing her, but getting Mrs. Stricker to laugh is like getting an octopus to stand up on two legs. -- James Patterson
This summer, I'll be bringing out a mystery that involves a young lawyer and a court scene the likes of which I don't think you've ever seen. Hollywood said this is James Patterson meets John Grisham. -- James Patterson
They come in all shapes and sizes, all races and creeds and genders. That's the scariest thing of all -- James Patterson
Is it important to be right or is it important to do what's right? That's one of the hardest lessons to learn. -- James Patterson
I'd kept my eye on him since last night, but he'd been pretty okay today. At least, he hadn't blown anything up or set anything on fire, so that was good. All -- James Patterson
Regret is a waste of time. -- James Patterson
Lots of women are gifting themselves with diamonds for their right hand. -- James Patterson
Behind every successful woman, there's a big prick. -- James Patterson
Think about it. When the end comes, will you be buried in the arms of the one you love? Of the one who knew you your whole life, who loved you your whole life? The only person who could really and truly love you like you needed to be loved? I hope so. -- James Patterson
Was as surprised to hear me say it as I was. Where have -- James Patterson
What?" says Kosgrov. "You think I won't lay you out just because you're stuck in a wheelchair, funny boy?" "Yeah," I say. "Pretty much." Turns out I'm pretty wrong. -- James Patterson
We'll all go out together when we go.
Yes, we'll all go out together when we go.
Oh, how the world will die
From great fire in the sky.
Yes, we'll all go out together when we go.
(Total) Call me old fashioned but I'll take 'She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain' any day. -- James Patterson
Birds coming home to roost. -- James Patterson
Was this normalcy-predictable patterns, the certainty of doing the same thing everyday? Because if so, normalcy was about to make me freak out and start screaming. -- James Patterson
Painting, not that lifeless husk -- James Patterson
It gets so tiring, this strong-picking-on-the-weak stuff. It was the story of my life -literally- and it seemed to be a big part of the outside world too. I was sick of it, sick of guys like these, stupid and bullying. -- James Patterson
every passing moment looking at the corpse, I became aware -- James Patterson
I won't lie to you - it was hilarious. Yes, we were in trouble, yes, this was a disaster, and so one and so forth, but I have to say, seeing those upturned faces, the looks, was bout the best thing that happened to us since we'd come to New York. -- James Patterson
to tell about that for sure yet. -- James Patterson
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. -- James Patterson
Good memories are like charms ... Each is special. You collect them, one by one, until one day you look back and discover they make a long, colorful bracelet. -- James Patterson
Write about us," Robinson urged. "Tell our story." And I did it; I told our story. You hold it in your hands. -- James Patterson
I heard a horrible, stomach-turning crack that vibrated up my arms. Ari and I stared at each other in shock. "You really hurt me," he gasped rawly, terrible surprise in his voice. "I wouldn't hurt you. Not like this." Then his head flopped down, and Ari went totally limp. His -- James Patterson
me in bed - with a honeymoon present. Some of them were small, some were funny jokes, and some were extravagant, but every present came straight -- James Patterson
The house was on fire," i greeted them tersely. "In case you're interested."
they both glanced up overhead as if to make sure the house was still standing. Fang sniffed, smelling the smoke.
It's out, right?" he said -- James Patterson
Gazzy, man, jeezum!" Fang exclaimed. "What the heck have you been eating for God's sake?"
That was a smoke bomb!" Gazzy defended himself. "Not even i could fill this whole flippin' house! -- James Patterson
Life is supposed to have ups and downs. But for me, it's been more like ups and downs ... and downs ... and downs. -- James Patterson
When its true, when it's right, love can give you the kind of joy that you can't get from any other experience. -- James Patterson
I mean,he decided we'd be better apart,you know?it wasn't a joint decision.like, if your gonna make a decision about me and my life without consulting me,i'd better be dying and unconscious and you'd better be following carefully written instructions. -- James Patterson
Like, if you're gonna make a decision about me and my life for my own good without consulting me, I'd better be dying and unconscious, and you'd better be following carefully written instructions.
~Max -- James Patterson
With my adult books, for the first six weeks or so, it's about 60 percent ebooks in terms of sales. The kids' books, it's like 5 percent. Which means that the parents, the ones that aren't going into stores now, they're no longer buying books for their kids, which is not great. -- James Patterson
Do you ever have dirty thoughts about spongebob? -- James Patterson
I mean, who cares about SpongeBob SquarePants? I'm sitting here with Wolverine!
-random kid talking to Ari -- James Patterson
FYI, car crashes kill way more kids than cancer does. Those crosses you see on the side of the highway, the little white ones hung with fading silk flowers? They're for people my age. ("People who were texting," my dad liked to remind me - because he never wanted to blame Budweiser for anything.) -- James Patterson
That machine took my money!' I said. 'I must have revenge! -- James Patterson
Spend your money thoughtfully & secretly, you walk free. That was the way it was in america these days. Who knows? Maybe it had always been that way -- James Patterson
I don't believe in lecturing people. It's much more effective to present reading as a fun, rewarding pastime. -- James Patterson
A boy and a girl, fated to rule all. Two will rise, and One will fall. -- James Patterson
Ground, impaled on the trunk of a tree that has been shaved down to the point of -- James Patterson
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. -- James Patterson
We would get to study you, frankly, said a tall, lean man who, I kid you not, looked just like Bill Nye the Science Guy. -- James Patterson
I stood my ground. "You evil scientist are all the same
evil. Count me out."
Fang and I brushed past Mr. God and walked quickly but smoothly to the exit. It was barely noon, and I'd already made a huge enemy.
Dang, I'm good. -- James Patterson
E is definitely the biggest ERROR my mother has ever made - worse than the time she designed a litter-box-cleaning robot that flung clumps of kitty poop all over the house. -- James Patterson
The middle-aged anchorman said. -- James Patterson
Hello, Max," he said quietly, searching my face. "How do you feel?"
Which was a ten on the "imbecilic question" scale of one to ten.
Why, I feel fine, Jeb," I said brightly. "How about you?"
Any nausea? Headache?"
Yep. And it's standing here talking to me. -- James Patterson
I looked around. As flock leader, everyone was expecting me to make a decision. Jeb's presence here would bring uncertainty, chaos, probably danger.
It would perk up my day. -- James Patterson
Then I went to bed and cried into my pillow. I wasn't sad, not at all. It was just so beautiful to have an intense feeling and the right words at the same time.
What are we but our stories? -- James Patterson
He was my light, my heart, my beautiful scalawag. And I was - I am - his GG. -- James Patterson
My style is colloquial storytelling. It's the way we tell stories to one another - it's not writerly, it's not overdone. -- James Patterson
Homework is a term that means grown up imposed yet self-afflicting torture. -- James Patterson
The best in the state, Cannabis Cup winner for sure. Smiling now, N.P. turned his sunglasses at Wilson, said, I walked down -- James Patterson
Stand for something or fall for nothing, if you are neutral you'll be pushed anywhere. -- James Patterson
Don't be afraid."
"I hear voices," Iggy said. "Be very afraid. -- James Patterson
The act of laughing releases some nice chemical into your brain, you feel good and it's free. -- James Patterson
This was the weird part with me and Miller. We both hated each other, but even more than that, he wanted my money and I wanted my notebook back. Neither of us had said anything about it to Stricker, even when we both got suspended. It was like middle school Mafia or something. -- James Patterson
Okay, that so did me in. Mr. Rock being all emotional? Expressing his feelings? p. 12 -- James Patterson
Max: "Fang! This is a huge break! Of course we should go check it out!"
Fang: "But we're grounded."
Max and Fang: (stare at each other for a second and burst out laughing) -- James Patterson
Fang! Angel? i yelled, not even trying for stealth. i was storming the castle, not stealing the jewels. -- James Patterson
So, that went well," said Fang. -- James Patterson
Oh great. Yoda captured us. -- James Patterson
Fang: When do I get out of here?
Max: They say a week.
Fang: So, like, tomorrow?
Max: That's what I'm thinking. -- James Patterson
Jeb climbed the ladder Fang had just lowered and I indulged in a moments fantasy about someone slamming the trapdoor on his head.-max -- James Patterson
Fang was going to kill me. And after I was dead, he would kill me again. -- James Patterson
Fang. I had to do some thinking about him.
Me. I had some thinking to do about me too. -- James Patterson
And by the way, you clearly don't know me better than Fang does. Do you see Fang arguing with me? No, you do not. -- James Patterson
Anne is quite the animal lover," Fang said to me as we followed Angel. "Horses, sheep, goats. Chickens. Pigs." "Yeah," I said. "I wonder who's for dinner? -- James Patterson
You're lying through your fangs," Iggy accused.
Fang tried to play innocent
but "innocent Fang" is an oxymoron, so it didn't work. -- James Patterson
Choose now,' he spat, his eyes practically shooting sparks. 'Me or him.'
'Gosh, Fang, you romantic fool,' I said sarcastically. 'How incredibly sexist-pig of you. -- James Patterson
Fang felt a cold jolt, then dismissed it. Max wasn't dead. He would know, somehow. He would have felt it. The world still felt the same to him; therefore, Max was still in it. -- James Patterson
What are they teaching these thugs? -Why are there so many of them? -What is the Institute for Higher Aeronautics? -How many of the are there? There are only six of us! Why? -Why is DC public transportation so weird? -Why don't we mug those Eraser goons for money more often? -Fang's Blog -- James Patterson
I choose you, Max. -Fang -- James Patterson
When I wanted information, it was silent; when I didn't want to hear from it, it got chatty.
It was alost as irritating as Fang. -- James Patterson
Pick a tree. I'll carve our initials into it. -Fang -- James Patterson
Then, Holden, the little Fang gang kid, came out of nowhere with an apparent death wish. He raced directly toward the maniac with the gun shrieking something that sounded like I am Starfishhh! -- James Patterson
When are you going to trust me Max?" asked Fang.
"When I go completely bonkers," I laughed. -- James Patterson
Frustration was my constant companion. I wanted to scream. What the he-eck are we supposed to do now? I asked Fang.
He looked at me, and I could tell he was mulling over the problem. He held out a small waxed-paper bag.
Peanut? -- James Patterson
He gives my hand a tight squeeze, but that desperation, that urgency between us is gone. No insecurities. Max and Fang. Fang and Max. No longer a question. We just are. -- James Patterson
So you have you price," I said with a mouthful of crumbs. "Your soul for a cookie." Fang made sure Dr. Martinez wasn't looking and then shot me the bird. -- James Patterson
I love you Max,"Fang said ... "God, Max I love you so much."
I know. I thought. I've always known -- James Patterson
We'll be back!" he snarled.
It was really Ari's voice.
Boy, you just can't kill people like you used to," said Fang -- James Patterson
Fang (sarcasticaly): Go pick out a tree and I'll carve our initials in it.
Max: (screams and goes in the bathroom) -- James Patterson
I'm going to turn fifteen tomorrow," i said, warming to the idea. "It's high time. I can't remember when i turned fourteen." (said by Max)
If you get to be fifteen, then i get to be fifteen!" Iggy sounded indignant.
i looked at Fang. "Wanna be fifteen?"
His smile melted me. "Yeah. -- James Patterson
Hey, Fnick can I change the channel, the game's on." -Iggy
"Make yourself at home, FIGGY" -Fang -- James Patterson
This is my brain: O
This is my brain after making out with Fang: *
It's very sad. -- James Patterson
There you have it: our lives in a nutshell. Emphasis on nut.
But if the above whipped your mind into a frenzy, here's something even more interesting: Fang started a blog. Not that he's self-absorbed or trendy or anything. Nope, not him. -- James Patterson
So Fnick, can I change channel?" Iggy asked. "There's a game on."
"Make yourself at home, Figgy." Fang said. -- James Patterson
Yes!" said Fang, punching the air. "Freaks rule. -- James Patterson
Now that we were alone,i was self-conscious and cranky again.Why had i wanted to stay?if i had been programmed to want to be with dylan,heads were gonna roll,i promise you that. -- James Patterson
Do we have any chlorine? It seems to be kind of explosive when mixed with other stuff."
"Like what, your socks? No, we don't have chlorine. No swimming pool. -- James Patterson
I knew how good love could be
I knew it was the best thing I'd ever done in my life
and yet here I was alone. I was taking chances with my life. I kept telling everybody that I was all right, but I wasn't. -- James Patterson
STATE TROOPERS Mick Fescoe and Bobby Hatfield were about -- James Patterson
Seize what's been handed you. Make smart decisions. Make decisions because life is a temporary situation. -- James Patterson
I vill now destroy de Snickuhs bahs!"-Gazzy -- James Patterson
They call me, The Sharkalator -- James Patterson
I want to know about my mom. And other stuff. I want to know the whole story, good or bad."
"Me, too," said Gazzy. "I want to find my parents so I can tell'm what total scuzzes they are. Like, 'Hi, mom and dad, you're such scum! -- James Patterson
Okeydokey," I said to myself. "Provisions, check. Clothes, check. Enough explosives to pose a legitimate threat to multiple small countries-" I eyed the duffel bags that Gazzy and Iggy had packed- "check. -- James Patterson
Gazzy: Captain, like the captain of a ship. And then Terror, you know, T-E-R-O-R. -- James Patterson
Gazzy: (Hugging himself and jumping up and down) "I'm brilliant! I'm a genius! I can blow up the world!"
Max: (Raises her eyebrows)
Gazzy: "Not that I would want to, of course," (coughs) -- James Patterson
We're headed for the South Pole!" Gazzy jumped over the low threshold into our room from the boys' room next door. "And it's, like, so far south that it's the bottom of the whole world. -- James Patterson
Max, you're the last of the hybrids who still has ... a soul.' ... 'She doesn't have soul,' Gazzy scoffed. 'Have you ever seen her dance? -- James Patterson
Gazzy: "Just Ten?"
Angel: "No. -- James Patterson
Oz thinks I'm beautiful, she whispered to the stars. -- James Patterson
It was the building from the drawing in my brain.
And if you don't think that's a weird sentence, maybe you should reread it. -- James Patterson
Oh no! Don't drag us away from Antartica and take us to the playground of the rich and famous! Not that briar patch! -Max -- James Patterson
SITTING TIGHT? Holing up? Waiting for answers?
Those are things I'm not good at.
Planning a massive attack against mechanical geeky-like things when i was already furious and itching to kill something?
Piece o'cake -- James Patterson
A friend of mine once defined love as finding someone you can talk to late into the night -- James Patterson
And so now, under a Colorado sky so blue it hurt my eyes, we arrived at the terrible truth. You can plot your escape, you can ditch your life and your family, and you can race down a two-lane highway in a stolen car. But there are things you can never out run -- James Patterson
A good love story always keeps the pot boiling. -- James Patterson
his eyes sarcastically. "Actually, my -- James Patterson
If you're going to look back on
something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh
about it now.
Things are almost never as bad as they first seem.
Loosen up, girlfriend! -- James Patterson
I wouldn't trust you if you were the last life raft leaving the Titanic.-max -- James Patterson
The truth has always been far too dangerous for the public to know. The truth didn't usually set people free, it just got them crazier. Most people just couldn't handle the truth. -- James Patterson
Until now, I never noticed how much fantasy had to do with reality. -- James Patterson
So the first thing we're gonna do," I told him, "is push you off the roof. -- James Patterson
You see, one of the best things about reading is that you'll always have something to think about when you're not reading. -- James Patterson
Jane-Sweetie, we've talked about your weight-" my mother began.
I'm only eight years old," I said. "How about I promise to be anorexic later? -- James Patterson
I muttered a swear word to myself. After I heard Angel cussing like a sailor when she stubbed her toe, my new resolution was to watch my language. All I needed was a six-year-old mutant with a potty mouth -- James Patterson
What's good for the goose is definitely good for the desperate housewife. Even if this never happened again -- James Patterson
I want my room to smell just like this. Iggy inhaled deeply as the scents flame-broiled burgers and hot french fries wafted around us.
'it would be an improvement.' I agreed. -- James Patterson
The truth will set you free, its the little white lies that'll save your ass. -- James Patterson
I hoped I wasn't actually dead. That would make finding our parents and saving the world really hard. -- James Patterson
Even if they didn't win the battle, even if she couldn't save these kids, Angel knew, as she'd always known, that Max was their only chance at saving the world. -- James Patterson
If life were a movie, we'd have had what they call a "meet cute". -- James Patterson
Unfortunately, two little babies from this school had been murdered in the last week. That made me furiously angry, and it -- James Patterson
I write larger than life. It's what I do. -- James Patterson
So this is how "happy" feels, I thought. The energy, the automatic smile. This is what it's like to look forward to the day, to believe there could be good things coming. -- James Patterson
headlights swung over and past me. I ignored them, staring -- James Patterson
YOU COULD LOCK the Gasman in a padded cell with some dental floss and a bowl of Jell-O, and he'd find a way to make something to explode. -- James Patterson
Knowledge is a terrible burden. It may help you, but it might also destroy you. -- James Patterson
Every masterpiece comes at the end of a long line of failures. -- James Patterson
The hardest part about parenting is when I have to be The Dad
aka the Fun-Sucker
as opposed to being a friend. -- James Patterson
I'm glad I'm feeling this way. I'm really glad."
Dr. Keyes looked rather dismayed. "Really, sweetheart?"
"Yes. And I don't want to let it go. Not yet. I'm just starting to feel it. And it feels ... I don't know. Right, I guess. Maybe even ... good. -- James Patterson
into the passenger seat, unable to forget the horror on Eliza's face as we broke into the coffin. Jack Morgan's intel had to be accurate. But I'd never be able to prove it. Mark Talbot had realized this was far bigger than any of us knew. Mary dropped me outside Private's building -- James Patterson
Right now, America looks like a fatheaded, shortsighted, gas-guzzling arrogant blowhard to the rest of the world. -- James Patterson
In accordance with the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, the scanning, uploading, and electronic -- James Patterson
Cats are like Baptists. You know they raise hell, but you can never catch them at it. -- James Patterson
The Gasman leaned over and examined the tangled pile of stereo guts spread out on the kitchen table. "It looks like a robot came in here and threw up," he observed -- James Patterson
I didn't know a van could go up on two wheels like that, for so long. -Nudge -- James Patterson
Victory belongs to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake. -- James Patterson
Because if I'm right about this guy, he's getting better and better at killing. And nobody even knows he exists. -- James Patterson
They were my parents. Dead. They died in their bed under freakish circumstances three months ago, leaving my brothers and me devastated and bankrupt. -- James Patterson
Because frying bacon is how we stoic Irishmen say I love you. -- James Patterson
This is not a democracy," I said, understanding he fear but unable to do anything about it. "It's a Maxocracy. -- James Patterson
Between Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, and Dorothy Parker, everything worth saying has already been said, and said better than i could ever say it -- James Patterson
Main Street along this road, the white-trimmed -- James Patterson
I'm a patriot with every fiber of my being. A patriot does what is best for his country, not what is best for its leader. -- James Patterson
It is my time. The time of maximum ride... -- James Patterson
It's funny how different people are. If I'd been this kid and someone was snarling "Ordering a pizza?" at me, without even thinking, I would have snarled back "Yeah. You want pepperoni?"
-Maximum Ride -- James Patterson
Steve turned to us again, looking so dang enthusastic that I wondered how much coffee he'd had this morning. "So, you kids want to be big stars, eh?"
God, no!" I said spewing crumbs. "No way!"
Oddly, this seemed to throw a petite wrench into the convo. -- James Patterson
Plus her mom was so awesome. She was strict about some things - don't leave your socks lying around - but so not strict about other things, like calling the cops about my bullet wound. -- James Patterson
Yuki-eh, you must learn to be a lady.
I don't think I ever quite learned to do that. I liked my music loud. My skirts short - I know, Mommy, even this one is too short! She wanted me to marry a lawyer - instead, I became one. -- James Patterson
You just pick your head up and stare at something beautiful like the sky,
or the ocean and you move the hell on. -- James Patterson
Anger, hatred, and bitterness are lethal poisons. They cause a slow, painful emotional death that only you suffer. Self-destruction will never defeat an enemy or create justice. -- James Patterson
Every once in a while, I'll have a 'Do you know who I am?' moment, at least in my head. I hate that. -- James Patterson
Sometimes all you have is instinct, a gut feeling. It's important to pay attention to them. -- James Patterson
Even the jukebox plays nothing but oldies, mostly -- James Patterson
Fang snorted in disbelief. On one hand, we have a mythical nice family that wants to adopt me. On the other, we have a gang of insane scientists desperate to do genetic experiments on innocent children. Guess which hand I get dealt? -- James Patterson
You are a fridge with wings. We're freaking ballet dancers. -- James Patterson
Knowledge truly is power, it's everything; if you don't have any, pretend you do. -- James Patterson
When you know better, you do better. -- James Patterson
I know where The List is-my father has taken me to see it many times. Maybe for just this reason. And I know what it is: The List of Alien Outlaws on Terra Firma. And I know who I am: Daniel, son of Graff, son of Terfdon- The Alien Hunter. No last name, just Daniel X. -- James Patterson
I'm glad you feel that -- James Patterson
Hey, Axi. What's the difference between a doctor and a lawyer?" I knew this joke - it was one of Robinson's standards. And I was only half-surprised he was trotting it out now. Playing along, I said, "I don't know. What?" "A lawyer will rob you; a doctor will rob you and kill you, too. -- James Patterson
There comes a point in everybody's life when you realize the stakes have suddenly changed. The carefree ride of your life slams into a stone wall; all those years of merely bouncing along, life taking you where you want to go, abruptly end. -- James Patterson
Across from the famous jewelry store on Fifth Avenue at Fifty-Seventh Street, we sat in the back of a graffiti-covered white box truck watching the world go by on the surveillance vehicle's hidden high-def camera. So far there had been no sign of the thieves. Or even Audrey Hepburn. -- James Patterson
Am I tough? Am I strong? Am I hard-core? Absolutely.
Did I whimper with pathetic delight when I sank my teeth into my hot fried-chicken sandwich? You betcha. -- James Patterson
Move over, Wimpy Kid - RAFE K. has arrived! -- James Patterson
Can you giggle while racing for your life and protecting a six-year-old? I can. -- James Patterson
I think e-books are terrific in their own right. I love being able to get on a plane and basically carry around seven books and it weigh 10 ounces. -- James Patterson
But once you've learned the nasty, street-fighting, no-holds-barred art of Max Kwon Do, you never really forget -- James Patterson
Later, Fang said to Ella and Dr. Martinez in that gushy, hyperemotional, overdramatic way he has. -- James Patterson
So let's not ruin this by thinking too much about tomorrow. Don't make a wonderful weekend into a bad Monday. -- James Patterson
He nuzzled my neck, inhaling deeply. "Mmm. You smell so good."
"Oh, yeah," I said, smirking. "I call this new perfume 'Le Jungle grime et tropical BO.' "
"Dirt and sweat. Very sexy. -- James Patterson
Always expect the unexpected. Right around Thanksgiving, when the new Alex Cross will be out. It's called Four Blind Mice and it's a pretty amazing story about several murders inside the military. -- James Patterson
Ari smiled. The sun was shining, the weather was great, he was eating ice cream, and all his dreams were about to come true. -- James Patterson
Hi, Max," she said, pushing her shades up onto her curls.
"I hope your wearing sunscreen," i said, "your gonna have hella wrinkles by the time your ten."
"Want some daiquiri?" she offered, pointing at a blender.
"Is it traitor flavored?" I asked. -- James Patterson
Let judgment be in the courts. This isn't about politics, or faith, or even race. It's about the right to be free from hate. I am convinced that the world doesn't break in the face of its worst possible deed. The world mends itself. -- James Patterson
This was a perfect storm of crap, all flying through the same fan, right at him. -- James Patterson
What do you talk about to a murderer, and someone you loved, over a perfect dinner and cocktails? I wanted to know so many things, but I couldn't ask any of the real-questions pounding in my head. Instead, we talked of the coming vacation days, a "plan" for the
here and now in the islands. -- James Patterson
Suspected he was a bleeding-heart lib, and he probably thought I was a right-wing warmonger. But since we never knew for sure how the other felt, we generally got along. I -- James Patterson
Like our bodies and our hearts had to be together to make one whole, perfect person. -- James Patterson
The color of truth is gray. -- James Patterson
Okay, if this is what falling in love feels like, someone please kill me now. (Not literally, overzealous
readers.) But it was all too much - too much emotion, too much happiness, too much longing, perhaps
too much ice cream ... -- James Patterson
Deception is the art of war. -- James Patterson
It's always refreshing to meet someone crazier than us," I said. "We seem so normal afterward. -- James Patterson
The young men of Camp Wannamorra look out for themselves. Isn't that right, boys?" "Yes, sir!" a bunch of the campers yelled back. This time, I noticed -- James Patterson
That the rooms were pitifully furnished, with dirty sheets in -- James Patterson
porcini-asparagus -- James Patterson
And then as always, I saw the prayer coming at me.
And, as always, Number 1 killed me! Set me on fire, cooked me to medium rare and then ate me!
I really, really, really hope I haven't just given away the ending of this story. -- James Patterson
That's the problem with stun guns, even an expensive eighty-thousand-volt Tensor. They don't always bring down a big man. Especially a crazed one with a sense of purpose. -- James Patterson
It wasn't because the lions were particularly hungry. The humans had been nothing compared to the eighteen-hundred-pound Cape buffalo, the pride's more typical prey. The cars had been like boxes full of snacks. -- James Patterson
Beware the anger of a patient man. -- James Patterson
They get me, and I get them. They have empathy. Most people don't, they really don't. -- James Patterson
I, Alex Cross do solemnly promise-to all those present at this birthday party- to do my best to balance my life at home with my work,life,and not to go over to the dark side ever again. -- James Patterson
Don't ever leave me again." -Max I won't. I won't not ever." -Fang -- James Patterson
after we cleared the tunnel at Treasure Island, a panicky -- James Patterson
Our luck would not run out. That's what i told myself. But they were only words -- James Patterson
It's, like, a safety bomb."
-Iggy -- James Patterson
He wanted an heir, a tiny piece of immortality. -- James Patterson
Besides, information was like weaponry. Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. -- James Patterson
going to nail this Hazmat -- James Patterson
Jeb had always said to think with your brain, not your emotions. He'd been right, as usual. So I put all my feelings in a box and locked it. -- James Patterson
What kind of thoughtless creep would burn a book? -- James Patterson
Because now, the magic is everywhere. -- James Patterson
If the White House could do more to tell parents that getting children reading is their business too, we'd see a big difference. Hollywood and the NBA or NFL could step in, too. In England they have an event called Book Day, where every child receives a pound to use at any bookstore. -- James Patterson
What was fang going to do BLOG about max throwing herself into space so she wouldn't have to kiss him again? NO instead he smashed his fist against the cave wall then grimaced at the pain and stupidity seeing his bloodied knuckles -- James Patterson
You're a Capricorn to the core. Organized, loves structure, not driven by impulse, a master of restraint. -- James Patterson
The hardest mysteries to solve are the ones you come to near the end, because there isn't enough evidence, not enough to unravel, unless somehow you can go all the way back to the beginning - rewind and replay everything. -- James Patterson
My name is Daniel, and this is the first volume of my life story, which, hopefully, will be a very long and distinguished one. Who should you read it? Very good question. Maybe because this is your planet, and you have a right to know what's actually happening on it. -- James Patterson
Have you ever been to Colorado?"
I frowned. "Is that one of those square ones, in the middle? -- James Patterson
DID YOU JUST CALL ME A LOSER?" Bear roared back. "No, I called myself a loser," I said, and slammed my door. "Loser. -- James Patterson
A little while back, I won a couple of contests and was crowned the Funniest Kid Comic in all of New York. Not just New York City, but the whole state! -- James Patterson
The fact is that our kids aren't reading books - or frankly, much of anything lately. Schools are under funded, some schools even closing their libraries. Parents have to realize that it's their job, and not the school's job, to get kids into the habit of reading for fun. -- James Patterson
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? -- James Patterson
there, but it was some half-assed firework or -- James Patterson
No one ever leaves alive The house at 7 Ocean Drive -- James Patterson
There are terrific models for success with reluctant readers, but many school systems and state governments need to set aside their 'not invented here' and 'we have more important problems than education' attitudes. -- James Patterson
Just in case you thought elephants were all sweetness, I can attest to the fact that this one had the time of her life scaring the bejeezus out of those dudes. -- James Patterson
I DIDN'T KNOW THE POOR MAN laid out in his birthday suit on Claire's table, only that his death might have been related to the Del Norte tragedy. -- James Patterson
If you spin in a circle perhaps avoiding corners -- James Patterson
It's so strange. Everything can be going alone just great, and then one day, whack, you're blindsided
a lousy, crammy blow you didn't see coming. -- James Patterson
But let's face it: Understanding me - I mean, really understanding me and my nutty life - isn't so easy. That's why it's so hard for me to find people I can trust. The truth is, I don't know who I can trust. So mostly I don't trust anybody. Except my mom, Jules. (Most of the time, anyway.) -- James Patterson
Detective Lincoln knocked, said, "McGrath had serious encryption on his computer. We're going to have to send it out." "Send it to Quantico," I said. "I'll try to get it moved to the front of the line." "Right away," Lincoln said, and he left. -- James Patterson
I hate this guy," Ari muttered, keeping his head down
"There's a club," I told him. "The Haters of ter Borcht Club. Have you gotten your badge yet? -- James Patterson
Love between two people can last a long time if the people love themselves some, and are ready to give love to another person. -- James Patterson
Three out of four voices inside my head say go for it. -- James Patterson
My eyes flickered when I heard the Voice inside my head. (You mean you don't have one? You can get 'em at Target.) -- James Patterson
Louisiana, the state road maintenance forgot. -- James Patterson
Love means never having to be apart -- James Patterson
science teacher. "The police had me in custody, an innocent man, a victim of circumstances, and because they had no evidence at -- James Patterson
The next day I picked up my electric guitar and amp at a tag sale. Grandma Dotty loves tag sales, and somehow she managed to bargain with the guy who was selling them, until we paid just three dollars -- James Patterson
I didn't think he was a robot ... but I did wonder if his emotions had been designed out of him. Of course, with a guy, how could I tell? Ha ha! -- James Patterson
Always be strong no matter what! -- James Patterson
Ce n'est pas fini jusqu'a ce que je dis c'est fini," Rampling called out. "It's not over until I say it's over. -- James Patterson
What are you guys doing? If you anted me to take a shower, all you had to do was pay me ten bucks, like you usually do -- James Patterson
Throughout the open space, and a two-story fireplace. The bedrooms all have mountain vistas, and the patio has a multimillion-dollar view of a great, green, tree-studded lawn. Edmund Washburn, a big teddy bear of a man, had fired up the -- James Patterson
Her eyes, they shone like diamonds I thought her the queen of the land And her hair, it hung over her shoulder Tied up with a black velvet band. -- James Patterson
What I want is Lightower's office -- James Patterson
I moved to leave, and Dylan actually grabbed me by my shoulders. I was so surprised that I forgot to karate-chop his elbows and break his arms. -- James Patterson
Fang, fang. I love you. I looooove you. I love you thiiiiiiiiiis much! -- James Patterson
What's so funny 'bout peace, love, and world destruction? -- James Patterson
Learn to think smart, stay one step ahead of the game instead of having the game bite us in the ass. Or -- James Patterson
Popcorn for breakfast! Why not? It's a grain. It's like, like, grits, but with high self-esteem. -- James Patterson
There's a saying I remember from my grandmother: One today is worth two tomorrows. -- James Patterson
I'm a freaking princess when it comes to other people's feelings. Yo dogbreath, get your paws of the everglades. -Max -- James Patterson
that palpable odor pumped out through the -- James Patterson
We went back to the weird Institute building. At night there was a lot more activity. Erasers coming in non-stop. Nice cars, nice clothes, nice smug faces (that I wanted to smash!).
-Fang's Blog -- James Patterson
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I want to be a scientist who studies the ocean when I grow up. I would go out to sea, and scuba dive, and find new things, and National Geographic will hire me.
Sure, Nudge. Probably around the time I become president. -- James Patterson
Your brothers have set off a stink bomb in the second-floor boys' lavatory, -- James Patterson
When I was 26, I wrote my first mystery, 'The Thomas Berryman Number', and it was turned down by, I don't know, 31 publishers. Then it won an Edgar for Best First Novel. Go figure. -- James Patterson
Tell her parents they made a big mistake calling the police. Call off the dogs," said the caller, "or we'll hurt Madison. Permanently. If you back off, she'll stay alive and well, but either way, the Tylers will never see their daughter -- James Patterson
I miss you already. -- James Patterson
Somebody said the key to life is to work hard, play hard, rest hard, and I've pretty much adopted that. -- James Patterson
He's wearing a dog tag. His name is Henry Webb. His unit is called BLM." "What does it mean?" "Black Like Me. A solidarity movement, I suppose. -- James Patterson
She's about as sweet as a flaming turd. -- James Patterson
I stood there watching Phoebe arrange the pillows and the sheets. She isn't thinking that I ... I mean, she doesn't think that she and I would ... WHAT? -- James Patterson
Uh-huh," I said. "Because all you mad, evil scientists sit around whipping up batches of Pillsbury's finest during your coffee breaks. I mean, this is pathetic. -- James Patterson
Dr. Cross, please come! Please! Dr. Cross the loud shouts continued. I didn't recognize the woman's voice, but privacy doesn't seem to count when your first name is Doctor. -- James Patterson
Yes," I said. "My name is seven-five-nine-nine-three-nine-ex-dash-one. Junior. -- James Patterson
And? you're thinking. Spaghetti Bolognese?! you're thinking. What's that got to do with anything? Well, as my homeroom teacher Mr. Rourke would say, "read on Macduff," which is something to do with Shakespeare. See? You've learned something already! -- James Patterson
So what you have to ask yourself is: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?" That's -- James Patterson
It was stupidly, infuriatingly impossible. No wonder I hadn't written anything decent in ages - I couldn't even figure out how to tell a boy that I loved him. -- James Patterson
There are some feelings, and actions, for which words are utterly useless. -- James Patterson
I was always a good student, but I didn't read that much until I was 18 and I was working my way through college. -- James Patterson
That's me, by the way, arriving at "prison" - also known as Hills Village Middle School - in -- James Patterson
I always had this little terror, this feeling that the whole world was asleep, that around this whole, huge planet, I was the only ne left awake in the world. -- James Patterson
true love can waits -- James Patterson
Blood City III: The Massacre. I'd read the summary of it online, and frankly, it sounded like the directors had just decided to film my life. -- James Patterson
Total?" I called. He looked up alertly, then ran over to me, small pink tongue hanging out. Total?" I said when he was close. "Can you talk?" He flopped down on the grass, panting slightly. "Yeah. So?" Jeezum. I mean, mutant weirdos are nothing new to me, you know? But a talking dog? -- James Patterson
You must create a plan that highlights your strengths and hides your flaws. -- James Patterson
After a torrential rain. Acadia and her -- James Patterson
Delusional. Like Donald Trump with a comb. -- James Patterson
Love means you can never be apart. -- James Patterson
Don't live a life you don't want to talk about. -- James Patterson
Call me hopelessly paranoid, but this whole place was starting to seem creepily idyllic. Like, my bedroom was charming. Charming! What did I know about charming? I'd never called anything charming before in my life. -- James Patterson
Advice: Don't wait until someone you have issues with - especially someone you're related to - gets shot before you work it out. -- James Patterson
The next forty-five minutes in that office was about as much fun as a day at Disney World - when it's pouring rain. And all there is to eat are hot-dog buns. And you get electrocuted on the rides. -- James Patterson
So, let me get this right...the big whoop about being human is that you get to die? -- James Patterson
Disappear where? You know what they say: Curiosity killed the mutant bird kid. But I couldn't help myself. -- James Patterson
For many years I had heard about an underworld consisting of people who act out a vampire fantasy while I was living in New York. Fortunately for me there are also several books on the phenomena. -- James Patterson
Why does doing the right thing feel so bad? -- James Patterson
Excellent. They were flammable. -- James Patterson
Disney World?" Ari felt like his head was about to explode. "Disney World?" His gravelly voice rose into a harsh shriek. "They're not on vacation! They're on the run! They're running for their lives! Death is following them like a bullet, and they're on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad? -- James Patterson
I had questioned God. I had thought that I was so special, I could hold God to account. And why? I had never been promised, ever, that life would be safe and have a happy ending for myself and those I knew and loved, if only I had faith in Him. A -- James Patterson
It was a crazy theory. But when Angels are involved, crazy is almost normal. -- James Patterson
Can I come in?
No! I'm in a towel!
I'm blind! -- James Patterson
So you have your price. Your soul for a cookie. -- James Patterson
Is that clear?" said Borcht "as clear as pea soup" I said -- James Patterson
The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into perspective. -- James Patterson
Iggy. This is not a democracy," I said,( ... )"It's
a Maxocracy. -- James Patterson
A classroom . People trying to stick me in classrooms was becoming as predictable and annoying as people trying to kill me, but with less-fun results. -- James Patterson
Never underestimate the power of funny, it moves mountains. -- James Patterson
My choices were to either give in and let them kill all of us or fight back with everything I had. I chose the second one, 'cause I'm just funny that way. -- James Patterson
Isn't it funny how just changing your location changes your perspective? -- James Patterson
Ms. D. through the front door and up to the main office, where the interview -- James Patterson
You must do today what nobody else will do, so tomorrow you can accomplish what others can't. -- James Patterson
I feel like, like pudding," Iggy groaned. "Pudding with nerve endings. Pudding in great pain. -- James Patterson
This was the weird, scary stuff Denny and Mitch lived for. Every afternoon, they would gather up their papers to sell and hoof it over to the library to check the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) website for wherever rush-hour traffic was at its worst. Logjams were their meat. -- James Patterson
Witihin seconds the headhunter had lost control of his car and it squealed, sliding sideways right into several other cars.
Cool!' said the Gasman. -- James Patterson
I'm very conscious that I'm an entertainer. Something like 73 percent of my readers are college graduates, so you can't condescend to people. You've got to tell them a story that they will be willing to pay money to read. -- James Patterson
Bombs are good. I love bombs."--Iggy -- James Patterson
Think the unthinkable. Then do the unthinkable. -- James Patterson
I tried to shake some water off. "I got a message from Angel,"i said, scanning the tunnel."She says there's massive danger down here,something too big for us to fix or deal with."
"So of course you immediately came down. -- James Patterson
I gave him a kick and he stepped back onto the third rail. Exploding, flaming eraser! This is why moms tell you to stay away from the third rail, but it sure came in handy this time. -- James Patterson
I like watching your ... power," Dylan said. "You're a beautiful flyer. Your hair is streaming through the air like silk ribbon. The sun is shining on your feathers. And I'm just glad to be here, with you. Even if we are trying to stop mass destrucion. -- James Patterson
Then you're a big loser, you don't get to finish the game, and the rest of the year will be about as much fun as a case of never-ending diarrhea, -- James Patterson
highlights of Elena's career, -- James Patterson
He pointed into the pizza box, and when I looked closely, I could see a tiny bit of green wire sticking out from under the thick Sicilian crust. -- James Patterson
The Chinese had a saying that had been in her mind for a while, troubling her: Society prepares the crime; the criminal only commits it. -- James Patterson
Sundown had bloodied the horizon over the uneven rooftops of South Boston. Birds were perched on every roof and seemed to be watching the girl walking slowly below. - Cradle and All -- James Patterson
Pages turn themselves -- James Patterson
I started my inevitable hysterical freak-out, but I tried to do it very quietly inside my head, because this had been so special, and I didn't want to ruin it. Like I usually did. -- James Patterson
Every journey begins with one step. -- James Patterson
Look, I guess it's natural, you're teenagers, its springtime,everyone's thoughts are turning to birds and bees and caterpillars and moths ...
- Iggy -- James Patterson
Pale-gray rug. Several pieces of chrome-and-black-leather -- James Patterson
we've got all these -- James Patterson
When I was growing up, my mom used to tell my sister and me about a leprechaun with a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. But she never mentioned a Russian Neanderthal with a bag of diamonds at the end of a bloody trail in a train station -- James Patterson
Happiness is seeing Bear Bluff in your rearview mirror, but you better look damn quick. -- James Patterson
Remembering pain is how you learn never to let the cause of it happen again -- James Patterson
I made a pleasant discovery. You work hard at something eight hours a day, you get better. Not a lot better necessarily, but a little better, and that's just fine, because improving at golf, or anything else probably, is just a matter of making an endless series of tiny improvements. -- James Patterson
Here's what I was thinking about:1.Who the new threat was 2.The air show in Mexico City 3.How to get Total to quit milking his injury, because enough was enough 4. My mom and Half sister Ella 5.Fang 6.Fang 7.Fang -- James Patterson
The shadow figures outside. -- James Patterson
Better readers are better thinkers. -- James Patterson
The next morning, fang and i broke up. now let me get this strait, i broke up with him. a split second after he broke up with me. -- James Patterson
To be without love is to be without grace, what matters most in life.
We is so much better than I. -- James Patterson
You can't bargain with God, Alex. You can state your good intentions, you can imagine the life you want, but you can't negotiate with Him. He holds all the cards. -- James Patterson
Save a life, and your path will always have light. -- James Patterson
In situations where the sane flee from danger, law enforcement officers sprint to engage it. -- James Patterson
My father left when I was four and Georgia was two. That was about a year after Leo died. Once he was gone, we never heard from him again. End of story. -- James Patterson
Fuzzy black lines hiccuped across the screen. -- James Patterson
Never fight fair, that's not how you win. Expect pain, expect to get hurt. And if you're surprised by the pain, you just lost. -- James Patterson
Earthen berm that ran next to the nearest set of tracks. -- James Patterson
They [Erasers] were bad fliers," Angel chimed in, "And in their minds, they weren't all kill the mutants, like they usually are. They were like, remember to flap! -- James Patterson
She turned her head and looked at her gorgeous and in every way fantastic lover. -- James Patterson
Had come into Gate 41, right on schedule. -- James Patterson
Better paranoid then sorry. -- James Patterson
Iggy: I'll grab a zebra; Gaz, you fill all the bubbles with your trademark scent. so people are choking and gagging; and let's throw beef jerky in their eyes! Now, that's a plan! -- James Patterson
A small, weak part that just wanted to be a little girl again, with a family that wasn't sick and broken. But that sure wasn't going to happen, was it? -- James Patterson
Two LADIES AND GENTLEMEN ... ME! -- James Patterson
Whenever Maeve would mention another foster case or needy child she'd heard about and say, What's another pound on an elephant? -- James Patterson
I feel like I'm going to HURL. Which, even if I wanted to do, I couldn't do, because I haven't eaten. I can't even drag myself out of my room. And while I'd be able to muster the strength to roundhouse Fang until he begged for MERCY, I'de be mush around an Eraser. -- James Patterson
See you later. Phil held the elevator door for Candace and -- James Patterson
Advanced life-forms, my seweet patootie. Jerks. Both of them. -- James Patterson
I swung my head around and -- James Patterson
Okay, so how, exactly, did I get into this mess - up onstage at a comedy club, baking like a bag of French fries under a hot spotlight that shows off my sweat stains( including one that sort of looks like Jabba the Hutt), with about a thousand beady eyeballs drilling into me? -- James Patterson
In my office in Florida I have, I think, 30 manuscript piles around the room. Some are screenplays or comic books or graphic novels. Some are almost done. Some I'm rewriting. If I'm working with a co-writer, they'll usually write the first draft. And then I write subsequent drafts. -- James Patterson
Another day. Get up and face it. -- James Patterson
decision, but she felt agitated by questions that suddenly shot at her from all sides. Who hacked the system? Why? What if it's a coincidence? What if this is separate and Chris is off -- James Patterson
I'm never going to make any friends here," Georgia whined. "Come on, honey. I know it's a big adjustment, but you've got to stay positive," Mom said. "Okay," Georgia said. "I'm positive I'm never going to make any friends here. -- James Patterson
you niggers, is when you set in to tryin' to think," said Leander Purneau. He spoke in a friendly, jokey -- James Patterson
Memory is all I have now -- James Patterson
Okay, okay, okay. I understood that pushing the elevator button over and over again would not make the elevator appear sooner. But I couldn't help myself -- James Patterson
Yes. I owed my life, Angel's life, and my mother's life to a mutant's ability to create industrial-strength snot. -- James Patterson
Flying monkeys?" the Gasman called out a guess. "Like in the Wizard of Oz?"
It dawned on me then. "No," I said tersely "Worse. Flying Erasers. -- James Patterson
House, we'd been told. If I needed any further indication of what -- James Patterson
She had a lot of hugs to give, but not enough people to give them to. -- James Patterson
Six Seconds should be Rick Mofina's breakout thriller. It moves like a tornado. -- James Patterson
I'm gonna barf," I whispered to Fang,wiping my sweaty hands on my jeans.
You'll be fine," he whipered back. "You always are.
I'm gonna die," I moaned.
You can't die," he said a hint of a smile in his voice."You're the indesructible Max. -- James Patterson
Justice doesn't necessarily make the world a better place. Compassion always does. -- James Patterson
Ari felt like, Hellooo, I have wings! I turn into a wolf! Blending is out is out of the question! -- James Patterson
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. -- James Patterson
Five minutes, I said, and walked away, but my heart was still going just as fast as before. This was only half over. Was it five minutes until I pulled this off? Or five minutes to live? -- James Patterson
I fell into a deep sleep tucked in that little cocoon, a deeper sleep than I might of had in years.
Right up until someone kicked me and said Gotcha! -- James Patterson