Susan Elizabeth Phillips quotes

  • You can't do extraordinary things in the world if you're spending time criticizing others because they don't look or behave the way you think they should.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Thinking #Looks #World

  • I write romance, women's fiction, chicklit. I think it all fits very comfortably under the same umbrella. Basically, I write books for women - books about relationships, books that make you laugh and sometimes make you cry a little.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Book #Writing #Thinking

  • I finally figured out that not every crisis can be managed. As much as we want to keep ourselves safe, we can't protect ourselves from everything. If we want to embrace life, we also have to embrace chaos.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Safe #Want #Chaos

  • The love story between the hero and the heroine has to be at the center of the book. I think that's pretty true in my books. I usually write a secondary love story, with maybe nontraditional characters. Sometimes I write older characters. I'm interested in female friendships, and family relationships. So I don't write the traditional romance, where you just have the hero and the heroine's love story. I like intertwining relationships.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Book #Hero #Character

  • This is America. We’re entitled to our opinions.” “Wrong. This is Texas. And my opinion is the only one that counts.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #America #Texas #Opinion

  • I always want to try to bring something fresh to every book. It's getting harder instead of easier. I feel like I work harder with each book. But I don't want it to show on the pages, that's for sure.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Book #Hard Work #Trying

  • I don't love you anymore", she whispered. "I don't love you at all." His throat closed. "It's all right, sweetheart. I love you enough for both of us.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Love You #Sweetheart #Enough

  • I'm just very, very slow. I would not make it as a journalist, I've got to tell you. I sweat bullets over every sentence, and sometimes, you know, a day will pass and I've written one paragraph, and I've been at the computer for four hours.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Sweat #Four #Bullets

  • When male authors write love stories, the heroine tends to end up dead.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Writing #Stories #Males

  • Anything worth having is worth fighting for.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Fighting #Anything Worth Having #Worth Fighting For

  • When it's your fourth marriage, you tend to lose faith in superstitions.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Superstitions #Fourth

  • I married a damned cereal killer
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Cereal #Killers #Married

  • Pride had kept her running when love had betrayed her.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Running #Pride #Betrayed

  • We’re all works in progress, honey. And believe me when I tell you that I’ve had to work harder than most.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Believe #Progress #Honey

  • You'll need to do a better job, Annabelle. No more dates like the first one tonight." "Agreed. And no more making me sit through your Power Matches introductions, either. As you so wisely pointed out, helping Portia Powers isn't in my best interests." "Then why are you still trying to talk me into seeing Melanie again?" "Hunger makes me weird." "You got rid of the last one in fourteen minutes. Well done. I'm rewarding you by letting you sit in on all the introductions from now on." She nearly choked on an ice cube. "What are you talking about?" "Exactly what I said.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Jobs #Talking #Ice

  • The final cover for Heroes Are My Weakness feels exactly right. It reflects the cold, wintry setting of an isolated island off the coast of Maine and the feisty spirit of a heroine who refuses to give up, even when the odds are stacked against her.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Giving Up #Hero #Islands

  • He set the suitcases in the back then tossed her the keys. "You drive." She repressed a smile as she climbed behind the wheel. "With each passing day, your reasons for wanting a wife become clearer.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Keys #Wife #Suitcases

  • My website bulletin board is the place I interact with my readers.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Boards #Website #Bulletin Board

  • They've drunk everything in the house, including a pitcher of African violet plant food I'd just mixed up and was stupid enough to leave on the counter." Tremaine punched Eddie in the shoulder. "I told you it tasted weird." Eddie shrugged. "Tasted okay to me.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Stupid #Drunk #House

  • I take every opportunity I can to speak to librarians.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Opportunity #Speak #Librarian

  • Librarians and romance writers accomplish one mission better than anyone, including English teachers: we create readers for life - and what could be more fulfilling than that?
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Teacher #Romance #Librarian

  • There was something about a man with a shovel, and the sweat on his neck might as well have been chocolate sauce. It wasn't fair. Brains and brawns should be two separate categories, not bundled into one irresistible package. She needed to pull herself together before she went after him with a spoon. But where to start?
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Men #Sweat #Two

  • The engine roared to life. He ran toward her. She shot our of her parking space. He rushed to the side of her car. "Stop it, Kristy! You're overreacting! Let's talk about this." That was when she did the unthinkable. She rolled down the window, thrust out her hand, and gave Reverend Ethan Bonner the bird.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Hands #Space #Car

  • He shook his head. "The next time I hear a women going on about how neurotic men are, I'm going to remember this. You tell me you like my body, and what do I say? I say, thank you. Then I tell you I like yours and what do I hear? A long lists of grievances.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Men #Long #Body

  • They reached the carriage house. When she turned the knob, he got all critical again. “Why isn’t this door locked?” “It’s Parrish. There’s not much point.” “We have crime here, just as any other place does. Keep this door locked from now on.” “Like that’s going to stop you. All you’d have to do is give it one good kick, and – “ “Not from me, you ninny!” “I hate to be the one to break the bad news, but if they find my body, you’re the one with the biggest grudge.” “It’s impossible to hold a rational conversation with you.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Hate #Doors #Giving

  • Chasing after a guy who's not interested in you will rip the hell out of your self-respect. Better to face facts now because the longer you put it off, the harder it'll be.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Rip #Self #Guy

  • Old radicals never changed. They just got law degrees and updated their bag of tricks.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Law #Bags #Degrees

  • I'll take care of my mother," he said grimly. "I love her, but she doesn't run my life." "Yeah, that's what we all say. You. Me. Lucy." She stabbed the stick into the dirt. "These are powerful women. They're sane, they're smart, they rule their worlds, and they love us ferociously. A potent combination that makes it touch to pretend they're normal mothers.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Mother #Running #Powerful

  • His pacing stopped. The mattress sighed as he sat on the edge. seconds ticked by before he spoke so softly she could barely hear. "Sometimes I want to leave this town so bad I can taste it.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Want #Taste #Towns

  • I hate to admit this, but some days hearing about other people's problems actually cheers me up.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Cheer #Hate #People

  • You have a college degree? You can barely talk.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #College #Degrees #College Degree

  • Mummy’s coming home late tonight. It’ll be just we guys, so we can get drunk and watch porn.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Home #Drunk #Guy

  • Cal ’s eyes reflected a weird combination of frenzy and fear as he twisted toward his father. “My God! She’s on her way to becoming the most famous physicist in the country, and she’sdumb as a post ! You arenot having your baby in this house! You’re having it at the county hospital!
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Country #Baby #Father

  • There was something missing inside me I was trying to fill up, but I went about doing it the wrong way. But there sure isn't anything missing inside me now, because you're there.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Missing #Trying #Way

  • E-mail creates the illusion that you're writing. You're not.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Writing #Mail #Illusion

  • Colin : “Perhaps now is the time to tell you that I have a weakness for agreeable women.” Sugar Beth : “Well, that sure does leave me out.” Colin : “Exactly. With agreeable women, I’m unendingly considerate. Gallant even.” Sugar Beth : “But with tarts like me, the gloves are off, is that it?” Colin : “I wouldn’t exactly call you a tart. But then, I tend to be broad-minded.” She suppressed the urge to dump her porridge in his lap.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Lap #Gloves #Sugar

  • [Colin to Sugar Beth] I put my heart on every page.
    -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    #Heart #Pages #Sugar