The Terrible Truth is that brutality is part of human nature, and all the laws in the world can't neuter it.

— Greg Iles

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A lot of my books have been that way.

My World War II thriller about Sarin gas [Black Cross] was published two months before the Sarin attack in the Japanese subway. There are very weird coincidences out there. And I do have one surefire plot I have not and probably never will write, because of my fear someone will carry it out.

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My mother, a teacher, encouraged me to use my creativity as an actual way to make a living, and my father, a Mississippi physician, did two things. First, he taught me that all human beings should be treated equally because no one is better than anyone else, and he never pressured me to become a doctor.

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Any person who wants to govern the world is by definition the wrong person to do it.

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If a man lived long enough, his past would always overtake him, no matter how fast he ran or how morally he tried to live subsequently. And how men dealt with that law ultimately revealed their true natures.

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My father has always been the heart of my Penn Cage novels.

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...the larger world lay not across oceans but within the human mind and heart.

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Experiences are like hoarded gold. Whenever I dole out a piece of my private suffering, that is when I get letters from all over the world.

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Her touch was as knowing and confident as her eyes, and as she focused all her attention upon me, I remembered that there is nothing so thrilling as a woman of words when she decides that the time for words is past.

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See Spot run!' is a perfect sentence in some ways. But I doubt the critics would say it was.

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Just because you will not see the work completed does not mean you are free not to take it up.

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Some things we must pass over in silence.

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Sooner or later. It had better be sooner. Later is like the horizon; it recedes as you approach.

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About Greg Iles

Quotes 17 sayings
Profession Novelist
Birthday 1960

I will do those things which make me happy today and which I can also live with ten years from now.

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I have not written a perfect sentence, in the literary sense.

It's a lot easier to throw a perfect pass than to write a perfect sentence, if that sentence is meant to perform more than a mechanical function.

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Man is the universe becoming conscious of itself.

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When everything is at risk, good judgment, not haste, makes the difference between life and death. Panic is the enemy.

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