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I’m not an aging gracefully type. But I do believe in aging with grace.
– Danielle Steel
I wish I were braver, although I try.
I think I’m very real as a person, and that comes across in my work.
Sometimes, if you aren’t sure about something, you just have to jump off the bridge and grow your wings on the way down.
I like summer. I like warmer weather and long days. I’m one of those silly people who still enjoy lying in the sun – my children are horrified!
I’m surprisingly practical in much of my life, but not when it comes to my shoes.
I’m astonished by my success. I wrote because I needed to and wanted to. It never occurred to me that I’d become famous.
I believe in love at first sight for houses – but not for people.
Writing is a solitary endeavor, but not a lonely one. When you write, your world is populated by the characters you invent, and you feel those people filling your life.
People have entire relationships via text message now, but I am not partial to texting. I need context, nuance and the warmth and tone that can only come from a human voice.
You can’t have nine children and not be organized. Otherwise it just looks like Appalachia.
I am endlessly busy, bringing up five young kids, and trying to keep up with the three older ones. I still spend most of my life driving car pools.
When people look at me outside, they think, ‘She’s so lucky,’ but no one’s exempt from tragedy.
Lust is temporary, romance can be nice, but love is the most important thing of all. Because without love, lust and romance will always be short-lived.
It’s been very hard, after being mostly a mom, to develop an adult life of my own. And not being married anymore, I have to come up with challenges.
If you see the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future.
It’s hard being visible, so I’ve made myself invisible.
In my late teenage years, I developed a real passion for it, and wrote a lot of poetry.
I work too hard and don’t play enough.
If you can see the magic in a fairytale, you can face the future.
I try to give people hope. Even though life is bleak, there’s hope out there.
I’ve shut myself inside these walls, and I’m going to be a very lonely old lady if I’m not careful.
A bad review is like baking a cake with all the best ingredients and having someone sit on it.
I want to be Miss Universe when I grow up.
I wish I were brave, although I try. I work too hard and don’t play enough. Too much work ethic, not enough ‘fun’.
I don’t buy trends, because the pieces don’t last and I wind up never wearing them. That’s why I like to shop with my children; they’ll always tell me the truth.