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Greg Iles Quotes

See Spot run! is a perfect sentence in some ways. But I doubt the critics would say it was.
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Any person who wants to govern the world is by definition the wrong person to do it.

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At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst. -Aristotle

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I listened in amazement. You saw a face on an American street, or in an office, and you had no idea that a tragic epic lay behind it.

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When you drive down Cemetery Road, the angel appears to be looking directly at you. Yet once you pass the monument and look back over your shoulder, the angel is still looking at you. Thus the appellation: the Turning Angel.

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God is all powerful.
God is good.
Evil exists.
You can reconcile any two of those statements, but not all three.

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The Terrible Truth is that brutality is part of human nature, and all the laws in the world can't neuter it.

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My mother, a teacher, encouraged me to use my creativity as an actual way to make a living, and my father, a Mississippi physician, did two things. First, he taught me that all human beings should be treated equally because no one is better than anyone else, and he never pressured me to become a doctor.

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Southern Gothic is alive and well. It's not just a genre, it is a way of life.

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Some things we must pass over in silence.

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And I do have one surefire plot I have not and probably never will write because of my fear someone will carry it out.

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Let me tell you a secret, Caitlin. We're still in the cave. It's just bigger, and we wear nicer clothes. We make alliances and try to be civil, we save the weak instead of leaving them out in the cold to die ...

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Because death is the end, and if a man doesn't speak before it silences him, then the things he holds closest die with him.

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There's nothing harder than fighting alone, with no one to keep you company in your foxhole.

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When we reach the intersection with Homochitto Street, I turn right, into town, and soon we're passing Dunleith, the antebellum mansion that I always say makes Tara from Gone with the Wind look like a woodshed.

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For Sweden, the price of aiding the Allies could be fifty thousand uninvited guests

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Men fantasize about wanton women, but when they meet one, they're paralyzed by fear.

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Sheriff Dennis lifts an Ole Miss coffee mug off the desk and spits tobacco juice into it. "I like spitting on the Rebels," he says distractedly.

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Her? I wonder. "Tom?" I say, taking advantage of

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I don't say it was hard, because everybody got it hard, some way.

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Who gave of their time: Joe Files, MD, Rod Givens, MD,

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Sometimes we think we are moving randomly. But random behavior is rare in humans. We are always spiraling around something, whether we see it or not, a secret center of gravity with the invisible power of a black hole.

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The larger world lay not across oceans but within the human mind and heart.

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