Lisa Scottoline quotes

  • Because the thing about love is that we can't control whether we get it, but we can control whether we give it.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Love Is #Giving

  • I love the dignity in the name Philadelphia, but at heart, we're Philly.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Heart #Names #Philadelphia

  • If it weren't for book tours, I would never leave my house.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Book #House

  • And when I look at my mother, I reflect on her strength and endurance. She's cranky sometimes, but she is lovable and loving. I'd be happy to be there at 86.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Mother #Endurance #Looks

  • I am an open book, literally. I don't mind if people know way too much about me.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Book #People #Mind

  • I am really, I think, truly an easygoing, positive, fun person.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Fun #Thinking #Persons

  • Even if it's not what you planned, you can make a life for yourself on your own and be happy.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

  • And wouldn't we be better off if every New Year's, we thought about the things we did right and we resolved to keep doing them, no matter how wacky they were.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #New Year #Years #Matter

  • Truly I never thought of myself as writing legal thrillers, and I still don't think I do. I write stories about women.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Writing #Thinking #Stories

  • But the fact is, I'm not work-identified. I'm not a lawyer or a writer. I'm a mom, and I'm a woman, and that's the kind of people I want to see in books in the starring role.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Mom #Book #People

  • You can really help support a character if you understand the setting. So for that reason I generally write about Philadelphia.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Writing #Character #Philadelphia

  • Any middle-aged woman knows that our feet are not for the faint of heart, especially in midwinter. I wear clogs, so it's actually like my feet are wooden now.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Heart #Feet #Midwinter

  • I love my job, and I love books. I read anything, including cereal boxes. I care deeply about what people think of my books, and I memorize my reviews. I love to hear from my readers.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Jobs #Book #Thinking

  • I love everything about Philadelphia, and its food is like the city itself: real-deal, hearty, and without pretension. Weve always had an underdog vibe as a city, but that just makes us try harder, and I love our scrappiness and scruffiness.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Real #Cities #Philadelphia

  • everything associated with weddings cost the same - a fortune.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Cost #Fortune

  • There was no known cure for a Catholic education.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Catholic #Religion #Cures

  • Testosterone should be a controlled substance.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Men #Substance #Should

  • Everybody hates lawyers, but they don't realize judges are just lawyers with a promotion. Think about it.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Hate #Thinking #Judging

  • My theory is that you find out who your true friends are when something good happens to you, not when something bad happens to you. Everybody loves you when something bad happens to you. Then you're easy to love.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Friends #True Friend #Love You

  • People project all sorts of emotions onto their cats, and cats like it that way.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Cat #People #Way

  • don't argue what you don't believe in. Rule number one, in law and in life.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Believe #Law #Numbers

  • Even people who counted their blessings never counted them in the morning. For one thing, there wasn't time.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Morning #Blessing #People

  • My animals are a really important part of my life,
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Animal #Important

  • Ellen had long ago stopped being embarrassed by temper tantrums. She flipped it and wore it like a badge of honor. A temper tantrum was a sign that a mom said no when it counted.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Mom #Long #Honor

  • Women shouldn't iron, ever. It's our wrinkles that make us interesting.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Wrinkles #Iron #Interesting

  • The thing about love is that we can't control whether we get it, but we can control whether we give it. And each feels as good as the other. Your heart doesn't know if it's loving a man, a book, or a puppy. If your heart were that smart, it would be your brain.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Smart #Book #Heart

  • Let's talk about a decision that women have to make every morning- Big purse or little purse?
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Morning #Decision #Littles

  • I read, therefore, I matter.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Matter

  • It's the Snickers bars. Snickers equal romance.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Romance #Bars #Snickers

  • Likewise, I would never be so rude as to not interrupt a friend. How else would she know I was listening?
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Rude #Listening

  • I like terrific writing, but I also like a terrific story. My favorite books have both, and they're by contemporary, commercial American writers.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Book #Writing #Stories

  • Bad things are like waves. They're going to happen to you, and there's nothing you can do about it. They're part of life, like waves are a part of the ocean. If you're standing on the shoreline, you don't know when the waves are coming. But they'll come. You gotta make sure you get back to the surface, after every wave. That's all.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Ocean #Wave #Surface

  • If you cant be brave then be determined. And you will end up in the same place.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Brave #Determined #Be Brave

  • Truth is, every writer has to be a good editor, and you have to edit yourself. It's a skill every writer has to acquire.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Editors #Skills #Truth Is

  • Alafair Burke's first standalone is a must read! You'll lose yourself in this riveting story of Alice Humphrey, a woman whose nightmare begins when she goes to work at her new gallery job, only to find everything gone—and a murdered man on the floor. You can't guess the plot twists that follow, as Alice's whole word turns upside down and she has to question everyone and everything she thought was real. And the ending is a shocker you'll never see coming.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Jobs #Real #Men

  • Nobody was ever replaced in life, no hole completely filled or loss totally healed. You didn't need a medical degree to know that the human body really wasn't stronger in the broken places. Like any bone, the cracks would always show if you looked hard enough.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Loss #Broken #Stronger

  • I was a lawyer and I loved it, but my Francesca was born, and a divorce followed way too soon after,
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Divorce #Way #Lawyer

  • Do you know what they call people who hoard books? Smart.
    -- Lisa Scottoline

    #Smart #Book #People