Richard North Patterson Quotes

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Richard North Patterson Quotes

I have a life. A real one. And not all of it is with you.
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The rulings of the past do not always apply in the present.

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The only judgment that truly matters is the final judgment.

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Are you a consumer or producer?

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He knew that men were too complex to be defined by the worst moment in their lives

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The impostor syndrome. I know it well. Inside every self-assured professional lives a frightened neurotic who prays that he can somehow succeed before his clients discover the fraud. It's the guilty secret that drives us all.

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Chicago," Bright answered sardonically, "is not just a place. It's a state of mind.

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I have a life. A real one. And not all of it is with you.

— Richard North Patterson

Write what you care about and understand. Writers should never try to outguess the marketplace in search of a salable idea; the simple truth is that all good books will eventually find a publisher if the writer tries hard enough, and a central secret to writing a good book is to write on that people like you will enjoy.

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Writing is rewriting. A writer must learn to deepen characters, trim writing, intensify scenes. To fall in love with the first draft to the point where one cannot change it is to greatly enhance the prospects of never publishing.

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Before Bin Laden did everything but advertise. Yet he had to blow up the Twin Towers just to get the attention of anyone outside the intelligence community. So what did we do? We invaded the wrong country, killed the wrong madman, and too often used the wrong interrogation techniques on the wrong people-all because our leaders lost contact with the truth.

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Problem was that we could make things worse but we couldn't make anything better.

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No one should be judged by the worst moment of his life.

— Richard North Patterson

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