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Michael Connelly Quotes

I told you I'll be ready in FIVE minutes, stop calling me every half hour - Funny Quotes
I like me a little bit more when i'm with you - Love Quotes
Don't look back you're not going that way - Inspirational Quotes
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work - Fail Quotes
You don't need someone to complete you. You only need someone to accept you completely - Love Quotes
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary - Work Quotes
When we first met, i had no idea you would be so important to me - Love Quotes
Money may not buy happiness, but it's better to cry in a Lamborghini - Funny Quotes
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I never miss L. A. Because I’m there enough  (Michael Connelly Quotes) I’m going to have to be impressed and feel confident in the people I’m handing a book to - or I’m not going to do it. Once you hand it to them, you’re out. You have no control over it.  (Michael Connelly Quotes) What is overriding that and most important is that readers generally are interested in a good character. They might be more comfortable with Harry because they think they know him, but they always seem willing to give somebody new a chance  (Michael Connelly Quotes) Now I’m writing about contemporary Los Angeles from memory. My process was to hang out, observe, research what I was writing about, and almost immediately go back to my office and write those sections. So it was a very close transfer between observation and writing  (Michael Connelly Quotes) I wrote my first real murder story as a journalist for the Daytona Beach News Journal in 1980. It was about a body found in the woods. Later, the murder was linked to a serial killer who was later caught and executed for his crimes  (Michael Connelly Quotes) I think there’d be huge losses if there weren’t newspapers. I know everything’s shifting to the Internet and some people would say, ‘News is news, what you’re talking about is a change of consumption, not the product that’s out there.’ But I think there is a change  (Michael Connelly Quotes) I realize now I could have gotten a whole book out of that and so I think that was a big mistake. But the truth is you write in the moment and with your head down and there is no way back then that I could have conceived of Harry having the longevity that he has had  (Michael Connelly Quotes) I’ve learned over the years that sometimes if you ask the same question more than once you get different responses  (Michael Connelly Quotes) When I was a teenager, I was a voracious reader of crime fiction, but only contemporary books  (Michael Connelly Quotes) I’ve sold 11 of my books to Hollywood. There are all kinds of my books on shelves in Hollywood because the scripts didn’t capture the characters  (Michael Connelly Quotes) I’m going to have to be impressed and feel confident in the people I’m handing a book to - or I’m not going to do it. Once you hand it to them, you’re out. You have no control over it  (Michael Connelly Quotes) I’m a disciple of Raymond Chandler, who said in his essays that there’s a quality of redemption in anything that can be called art  (Michael Connelly Quotes) I went into journalism to learn the craft of writing and to get close to the world I wanted to write about - police and criminals, the criminal justice system  (Michael Connelly Quotes) I think books with weak or translucent plots can survive if the character being drawn along the path is rich, interesting and multi-faceted. The opposite is not true  (Michael Connelly Quotes) A newspaper is the center of a community, it’s one of the tent poles of the community, and that’s not going to be replaced by Web sites and blogs  (Michael Connelly Quotes) I view people two ways. They’re either eye-for-an-eye people or they are turn-the-cheek people  (Michael Connelly Quotes) The setting sun burned the sky pink and orange in the same bright hues as surfers’ bathing suits. It was beautiful deception, Bosch thought, as he drove north on the Hollywood Freeway to home. Sunsets did that here. Made you forget it was the smog that made their colors so brilliant, that behind every pretty picture there could be an ugly story  (Michael Connelly Quotes) As a bassist he could never really be a sideman. He was always the anchor. He drove the beat. even if it was behind Miles Davis’a horn  (Michael Connelly Quotes) You know you’re going to get burned from time to time. It’s just part of the game. So when it happens you have to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and forget about it because they’re about to snap the ball again.  (Michael Connelly Quotes) The best crime novels are not about how a detective works on a case; they are about how a case works on a detective.  (Michael Connelly Quotes) I don’t miss being a reporter as a job, but I do miss the everyday interaction with the front line of law enforcement. I still have a cadre of cops who keep me up to date, but I don’t have the access I used to.  (Michael Connelly Quotes) I went into journalism to learn the craft of writing and to get close to the world I wanted to write about - police and criminals, the criminal justice system.  (Michael Connelly Quotes) A newspaper is the center of a community, it’s one of the tent poles of the community, and that’s not going to be replaced by Web sites and blogs.  (Michael Connelly Quotes) I’ve sold 11 of my books to Hollywood. There are all kinds of my books on shelves in Hollywood because the scripts didn’t capture the characters.  (Michael Connelly Quotes) I don’t think anyone will believe me, but I’ve never been pressured by a publisher to churn out a book.  (Michael Connelly Quotes) The rich kept you waiting so you could feel free to admire all that they had  (Michael Connelly Quotes) Action and adventure on land and sea-you can’t ask for more. But Robert Kurson raises the ante in Pirate Hunters with an array of mystery and a fleet of colorful characters spanning four centuries. This is a great summer read!  (Michael Connelly Quotes) The built-in form is a window frame. You can use this genre [crime fiction] to go where you want to go, and explore what you want to explore. In some ways it gives you a lot of freedom because you have a framework readers are looking for  (Michael Connelly Quotes) Las Vegas was like that. There was a visceral attraction here. The bold promise of money and sex. But the first was a broken promise, a mirage, and the second was fraught with danger, expense, physical and mental risk. It was where the real gambling took place in this town  (Michael Connelly Quotes) I saw a sneak preview of Jack Reacher and give two thumbs up to Tom Cruise. He did a great job with the role  (Michael Connelly Quotes)
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