Kathy Reichs quotes

  • I've been accused of being a minimalist writer. I don't like a lot of verbiage in there.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Minimalist #Accused

  • You'll start talking, and pretty soon we'll all start nodding, and then the next thing you know, I'm hang gliding off the Eiffel Tower at night, being chased by ninja vampires
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Night #Talking #Vampire

  • Ben locked his eyes on mine for a long moment. Then, “How?” “How do you think?” I smiled, then slapped him full across the face
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Eye #Thinking #Long

  • Fine. Everybody wears seatbelts. No radio. No distractions.” Ben shot Hi a stern look. “No running commentary.” “Your loss,” Hi said. “To the pimp ride!
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Running #Loss #Pimp

  • I’m adding ‘canine’ to my searches,” I said. “And ‘instinct.’” “Whatever. I’m adding ‘lunatic.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Instinct #Said #Canine

  • We did just leave an insane asylum,” Hi agreed. “For all we know, Chance spend his nights dancing naked with sock puppets, plotting to invade Canada.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Night #Dancing #Insane

  • Ben yanked Hi sideways as spikes snapped from the wall…Once again, only Ben’s reflexes had saved him. “Please stop doing that!” Ben barked. “Please keep doing that!” Hi warbled.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Wall #Sideways #Reflexes

  • Tory a father isn’t supposed to fear his fourteen-year-old daughter. That being sad, you terrify me.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Daughter #Father #Years

  • As a pirate, she once undressed a fencing instructor using only her sword!
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Pirate #Fencing #Instructors

  • I see you, Ben. I always have. You're in my pack." He pulled away. "What if being packmates isn't enough for me?
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #What If #Enough #Packs

  • Whitney smacked Coop's snout while simultaneously pressing herself deeper into the couch. Coop fixed her with an unblinking ice-blue stare, gray-brown fur bristling along his spine. "Tory!" Whitney squealed. "He's going to attack!" "Maybe." I walked into the kitchen and snagged a Diet Coke from the fridge. "Try to protect your throat.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Ice #Blue #Kitchen

  • Most Bolton students were scions of the city's wealthiest families. My crewe stuck out like hooker at church. We werent part of their pampered, priveliged world, and many of our classmates were quick to remind us of that fact. Taunting the "boat kids" was practically a varsity sport.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Sports #Kids #Cities

  • Though a good cop, Luc Claudel has the patience of a firecracker, the sensitivity of Vlad the Impaler, and a persistent skepticism as to the value of forensic anthropology. Snappy dresser, though.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Cop #Skepticism #Sensitivity

  • God help anyone who messes with the Virals!
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Helping #Mess #God Help

  • You all right now?" "I'm exceptional. Wonderful. Thanks for the concern. You complete me.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Thanks #Wonderful #Exceptional

  • Death in anonymity is the ultimate insult to human dignity.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Dignity #Insult #Humans

  • Today he wore a burnt-orange shirt, black pants, and a tie that looked like a street fight at the south end of the color wheel.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Fighting #Orange #Ties

  • She wanted to feel safe. Untouchable in her home. The ultimate female fantasy.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Home #Female #Safe

  • Though Anne was born in Alabama and schooled in Mississippi, she had traveled North, and, like many Southerners, gained a theoretical understanding of the concept of cold. But the mind is an overprotective parent. What it doesn't care for, it hides. Like many inhabiting the subtropics, Anne had repressed the reality of subzero mercury.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Reality #Parent #Understanding

  • Who's going to rob us? A crackhead crab? A jellyfish junkie?
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Crabs #Crackheads #Jellyfish

  • I can't believe you jokers fixed it." Hi was picking his way down to the beach. "Believe it, clown. Too much brain power here to fail." Still pumped, Shelton threw another palm Ben's way. "Oh, I'm sure." Hi streched, yawned. "It was something highly technical, I suppose? Something requiring mechanical ability? Nothing as simple as tightening a wire or flippin a switch, right?" Ben reddened. Shelton developed an intrest in his sneakers. Score one for Hi.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Beach #Believe #Simple

  • Why do all your brilliant ideas involve felonies?
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Ideas #Brilliant #Brilliant Ideas

  • Chance wore a white tuxedo with tails. On anyone else? Doopy. On him? Yes, please.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #White #Tuxedos #Tails

  • Let's do it. Monkeys are always funny. You pretty much can't go wrong with a monkey, right? Hi paused. Well unless that monkey wants you dead, or does needle drugs or something. Then it's wrong, and a bad monkey.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Drug #Doe #Want

  • An elite confederacy of nerds. My peeps
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Nerd

  • I work with the dead, but I am working for the living.
    -- Kathy Reichs

  • I'm not writing great literature. I'm writing commercial fiction for people to enjoy the stories and to like the characters.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Writing #Character #People

  • People love to hate the gravedigger.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Hate #People #Love Hate

  • You'd be naive if you think you are going to retain any control once you option a character to TV.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Character #Thinking #Tvs

  • At first I probably seem very abrupt, but I like efficiency. There's work and there's play, and I always think: 'Let's get the work over with so we can thoroughly enjoy the play.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Thinking #Play #Firsts

  • I do interviews and signings and readings and all of these people just hang off my every word. And then I go home and have dinner with my family and nobody lets me get a word in.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Reading #Home #People

  • One of the surprising things I hadn't expected when I decided to write crime fiction is how much you are expected to be out in front of the public. Some writers aren't comfortable with that. I don't have a problem with that.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Writing #Fiction #Problem

  • Edmonton is Canada's answer to Omaha. Solid, unassuming, and surrounded by a whole lot of nothing. It's a place that makes you think of sensible shoes.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Thinking #Shoes #Make You Think

  • Violence wounds the body and it wounds the soul. Of the predator. Of the prey. Of the mourners. Of collective humanity. It diminishes us all.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Soul #Humanity #Body

  • I have come to think of violence as a self-perpetuating mania of the power of the aggressive over those less strong.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Strong #Thinking #Self

  • Indecision is the key to flexibility.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Keys #Indecision #Uncertainty

  • Experience is a valuable thing. It enables us to recognize mistakes when we repeat them.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Mistake #Experience #Valuable

  • Channel your outrage ... Do that which you are able to do.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Able #Outrage #Activism

  • I tend to watch a lot of movies at home. It's nice to be close to the refrigerator with my pyjamas on and just relax.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Nice #Home #Relax

  • High school popularity is so fickle.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #School #High School #Fickle

  • I hated myself for needing him at such times, for craving his strength whenever I felt upset.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Upset #Hated #Craving

  • If you want to be an anthropologist, you need to study physical anthropology specialized in bones. If you want to be a forensic chemist, get a degree in chemistry. Do you want to do DNA work? Get a degree in microbiology. And do well. Study hard and go to graduate school.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #School #Dna #Want

  • I was a university professor, I could talk on and on and on. Give me a podium and you have to drag me off with a hook.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Giving #Hook #Professors

  • What gives my books authenticity is that I actually do what it is I'm writing about. I think the fact that I am in the autopsy room, I go to the crime scene and I do work in the lab gives my books this flavor that otherwise they wouldn't have.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Book #Writing #Thinking

  • I originally worked as an archaeologist in North Carolina, and when bones were found police would take them out to the bones lady at the university, and that was me.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Police #North Carolina #Bones

  • Ahh! Lady Pillows. So much fluffier than mine.” He took a giant whiff. “Why does everything girlie smell so delightful?” “Because we acknowledge the importance of basic hygiene. And periodically clean our bathrooms.” “Brilliant. I should write that down. After all, it takes a village.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Writing #Hygiene #It Takes A Village

  • I have a cotillion event. Some yacht-club charity fundraiser thingy. Whitney is insisting, and Kit took her side.” Three wide smiles. “Oh shut up.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Clubs #Sides #Events

  • Amazing.” Hi stripped off his shirt, wrung it out. “Score one for your honker.” “Thanks, I think.” I cocked my chin at Hi’s substantial midsection. “Nice abs.” “Yeah, I work out twice a month. No expectations. But stop hitting on me, it’s embarrassing.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Nice #Thinking #Expectations

  • I've never lost my capacity to be shocked.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Lost #Capacity

  • Im studying jerkoffs in the wild," Ben answered dryly. "This seemed like a good chance to view one up close.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Views #Chance #Study

  • My first book was the most successful debut novel in the U.K. ever and every one of my books has reached number one in the U.K. Clearly the British know brilliance when they see it.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Book #Successful #Numbers

  • Bones tell me the story of a person's life — how old they were, what their gender was, their ancestral background,
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Stories #Bones #Gender

  • Many fiction writers who put the science in dont get it right.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Fiction

  • Murder mysteries are puzzles that are fun to resolve.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Fun #Mystery #Murder

  • Hiram!' Shelton ran to Hi's side. 'Aren't you you bleeding? I thought she shot you!' 'Red wine. When I saw it running everywhere, I played dead.' He winced as Shelton poked his belly. 'But I'm not leaping off any more shelves. That was pretty stupid.
    -- Kathy Reichs

    #Running #Stupid #Wine