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Laura Lippman Quotes

Because whenever a woman kills her child, every other mother—at least, every one whos honest with herself—has a flash of sympathy. Not empathy. They dont want to have done it, cannot imagine doing it. But they know.
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There's always time to read. Don't trust a writer who doesn't read. It's like eating food prepared by a cook who doesn't eat.

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Whatever you want, at any moment, someone else is getting it. Whatever you have, someone else is longing for.

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I hate to think how many minutes of my life I've spent on goddamn hold. I want those minutes back. When death comes for me, I want back every minute I was on hold in traffic jams, and behind people with eleven items in the ten items or less line.

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Sometimes you have to destroy things, even people, in order to save them. (7)

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But you were a goody-goody, you said.' 'Even goody-goodies think about such things. In fact, I would say that's what defines us. We're always thinking about the things we don't dare do, figuring out where the lines are drawn, so we can go right up to the edge of things, then plead innocence on the ground of a technicality.

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It must be nice to be so strong and to think it's because you're so good, that you live right and eat right, so you deserve your health and happiness. But there is such a thing as luck, and there's more bad luck than good in this world.

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Lu Googles "Jonnie Forke"-nothing. Literally, nothing, which is bizarrely impressive. She plugs "Jonnie Forke" in Facebook, finds an entry for Juanita Forke. Graduated Centennial High School. No overlap with Drysdale there. Relationship status, single. She has only seventy-four friends, so she's one of those people who actually uses Facebook for friends, yet doesn't think to opt for the highest-security settings. To be fair, the site changes its privacy policy so often, some well-intentioned people don't realize their fences are down. Lu

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Founder Rouse wanted to challenge a lot of ingrained biases in our culture; taste was not among them. He gave people the ticky-tacky houses they wanted. The only real choices were brick or wood siding, a Baltimore or a D.C. prefix for your phone.

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Allowing one's self to be forgiven is just as hard as forgiving. Harder in some ways. Because to be forgiven, one first has to admit to being at fault.

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The young woman at his side surveyed Tess in one quick, lethal glance. Tess could almost hear her brain clicking away on the sort of points system that some women used: Taller-1 point for her. Hippy-1 point against. Big breasts, long hair-2 points for. Hair, unstyled, worn in a braid down her back-2 points against. Older than me-3 points against. Face, okay. Clothes, not stylish, not embarrassing. Tess wasn't sure of her final score, but apparently it was just a little too high. The woman gave her a terrifyingly fake smile, one that suggested she had little experience with real ones, and held out her hand.

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It was as if his fingers knew things, but they couldn't show him unless they were moving, touching. He had to think it was similar for carpenters and writers, and he knew it was the same for chefs.

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Things have happened-so fast. Ten days ago, we didn't even know Rudy was sleeping rough again." "Isn't that a British term?" "It is." Mrs. Drysdale is allowed to speak to this at least. "But Rudy liked it. He said it was more like the way he lived. He wasn't homeless. Our door was always open to him. Always.

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Now Lu wonders if her father worried that moving up through the political ranks would cost him that adjective, beloved. Certainly, almost no politician is described that way anymore. Even the people who vote for you didn't seem to like you that much.

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Feeding her raw oysters at Charleston, or sharing the gingerbread with lemon chiffon sauce at Bicycle.

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Being a mother was like being trapped in the first fifteen minutes of a horror film. Everything was fine, lovely. But there was this persistent sense of dread.

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Anyone can love a perfect place. Loving Baltimore takes some resilience.

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I'm a morning person, which is a hideous thing to be. No one likes morning people, not even other morning people.

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It's smarter to be lucky than it's lucky to be smart.

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