Friends are the family we choose for ourselves.

— Edna Buchanan

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To entrust to an editor a story over which you have labored and to which your name and reputation are attached can be like sending your daughter off for an evening with Ted Bundy.

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A young city, Miami lacks the history, the roots, and the traditions of other major metropolitan areas. Everybody here is from someplace else.

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Men give love because they want sex. Women give sex because they want love. That's the difference between men and women. Ever notice how when we talk about our love lives, it's always about a man? Singular. All most of us want is one good man. But when men talk, it's about women. Plural. They want as many as they can get.

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Love is so fragile and so often fatal. I am amazed when people are brave enough to risk it.

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Books are like your children. They take nine months to write; the manuscript weighs six pounds and...you send them out into the world and hope that some day they'll send back money.

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The past is an unsolved mystery and the truth a moving target.

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You ought to try surviving one of my family reunions.

It's like having a bowling alley in your brain.

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In the criminal justice system you see the worst people on their best behavior, unlike the civil system, where the best people behave at their worst.

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If not for bad luck we'd have no luck at all.

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Friends are family you choose.

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... I have become a conscientious objector in the war between the sexes.

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True friends are those who really know you but love you anyway.

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About Edna Buchanan

Quotes 21 sayings
Profession Journalist
Birthday October 16

Fear is like water. You need it. And it's good for you, as long as you have the right amount.

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Life is a death-defying experience.

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Guns have no eyes, no friends. You never know if they'll protect your life or take it.

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Sex gets people killed, put in jail, beaten up, bankrupted, and disgraced, to say nothing of ruined - personally, politically, and professionally. Looking for sex can lead to misfortune, and if you get lucky and find it, it can leave you maimed, infected, or dead. Other than that, it's swell: the great American pastime. ... You probably won't see it on a bumper sticker, but sex kills.

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I always warn aspiring reporters to observe three basic rules: 1.

Never trust an editor. 2. Never trust an editor. 3. Never trust an editor.

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Everybody seems normal, till you get to know them.

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Where I come from these days, anybody who isn't seeing a therapist needs to.

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Every once in a while, there comes a story.

A story that blows your mind. One where you know you've made a difference. That's what makes it all worthwhile. That and the anticipation. It's addictive, because you never know when it will happen, but when it does, nothing in the world is as important.

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