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  1. There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.
  2. I am not a morning person.
  3. I always treated writing as a profession, never as a hobby. If you don't believe in yourself, no one else will.
  4. Remember your personal demons should be afraid of you, because you are their home, their food, and as you heal, their executioner.
  5. Zebrowski says that if you killed someone else just hide the body, he's not starting over on the paperwork.
  6. Never trust people who smile constantly. They're either selling something or not very bright.
  7. When sex is necessary for the plot of a book, or a character development, then I don't shy away from it. Why should I?
  8. The best lies are always at least partially true.
  9. I'm not terribly fond of soapboxes.
  10. Can the sarcasm,' he said. 'Please, I always use fresh sarcasm, never canned.

Laurell K. Hamilton Short Quotes

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  • By 17, I was submitting to publications and collecting my first rejection slips.
  • You either mellow at 30, or your head explodes - take your choice.
  • I want a kiss to be so believable it gives the reader shivers.
  • Ma petite is not a subtle woman. Unless you say it, she will not understand it.
  • I am sincere, ma petite, even when I lie.
  • Never throw stones if you think they're going to come back and hit you.
  • Heroes don't get anything but dead.
  • When crime busting is easier than your personal life, something has gone seriously wrong.
  • Nothing is certain, ma petite, not even death." - Jean-Claude
  • The only true happiness lies in knowing who you are ... and making peace with it.

Laurell K. Hamilton Quotes On Love

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Love sucks. Sometimes it feels good. Sometimes it's just another way to bleed. — Laurell K. Hamilton

The true way to a man's heart is six inches of metal between his ribs." You have to love Anita Blake. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Only love of a good woman will make a man question every choice, every action. Only love makes a warrior hesitate for fear that his lady will find him cruel. Only love makes a man both the best he will ever be, and the weakest. Sometimes all in the same moment. -Wicked — Laurell K. Hamilton

I loved him, but love isn't enough. All the fairy tales, the romance novels, the soap operas; they're all lies. Love does not conquer all. — Laurell K. Hamilton

There are a thousand ways to hurt someone you love that have nothing to do with physical violence. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Nothing turns to hate so bitter as what once was love. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Love mattered, in the end. A house without love would always fall, maybe not today or tomorrow, but in the end without love nothing could endure. — Laurell K. Hamilton

I knew from the moment I heard you, the moment I saw the gun and realized that this lovely, petit woman was the executioner, that you would never die waiting for me to save you - that you would save yourself. — Laurell K. Hamilton

It's better to be loved than feared, but if you can't be loved, then fear will do.-Dino quoting Machiavelli — Laurell K. Hamilton

If you love someone, then your freedom is curtailed. If you love someone, you give up much of your privacy. If you love someone, then you are no longer merely one person but half of a couple. To think or behave any other way is to risk losing that love. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Laurell K. Hamilton Quotes On Books

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Here's the secret to finishing that first book. Don't rewrite as you go. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Perfection is an unattainable goal. It isn't going to be perfect. Just get words down on paper, and when you stumble to what you think is the end of the book, you will have hundreds of pages of words that came out of your head. It may not be perfect, but it looks like a book. — Laurell K. Hamilton

It was an hour before dawn. When all the Whos down in Whoville were asnooze in their beds without care. Sorry, wrong book. If I get to stay awake until dawn, I get just a tad slaphappy. — Laurell K. Hamilton

For me the Anita series is built like a mystery series, which means that as much as possible each book stands alone, so you have a mystery to solve from the beginning to the end of the book. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Two things I do well in books are sex and violence, but I don't want gratuitous sex or violence. The sex and violence are only as graphic as need be. And never included unless it furthers the plot or character development. — Laurell K. Hamilton

It feels like we're in a Harry Potter book talking about He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. — Laurell K. Hamilton

So many wonderful books to write, and not enough hours in the day. An embarrassment of riches. — Laurell K. Hamilton

I try not to worry about rewriting books that worked well the first time. I'm too busy writing new books to worry about things that are already in print. — Laurell K. Hamilton

I am a very linear thinker, so I write beginning to end. I write hundreds of pages per book that never make it into print. — Laurell K. Hamilton

I've lost track of the number of people who want to be writers but never actually write anything. Talking about writing, dreaming about writing, can be very fun, but it won't get a book written. You've got to write. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Laurell K. Hamilton Quotes On Fantasy

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I cannot say how strongly I object to people using other people's writing as research. Research is non-fiction, especially for horror, fantasy, science fiction. Do not take your research from other people's fiction. Just don't. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Readers respond to every genre intensely, if it's a genre that appeals to them. Again, who can say why anyone enjoys horror and dark fantasy? If I can't answer the question for myself, I wouldn't dream of trying to answer it for others. — Laurell K. Hamilton

I started off like everyone else does, slogging but having a compulsion to put words on paper. I didn't write or read horror or fantasy, other than children's fantasy, until I was in my teens. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Laurell K. Hamilton Quotes On People

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There comes a point when you either embrace who and what you are, or condemn yourself to be miserable all your days. Other people will try to make you miserable; don't help them by doing the job yourself. — Laurell K. Hamilton

You smell of other peoples blood, ma petite. It was no one you know. -Jean Claude and Anita — Laurell K. Hamilton

It always amazes me how many women like dangerous men. Men who almost from the moment you meet them, you know are bad news. Me, I prefer my men kinder, gentler, nice. Niceness is highly underrated by most people. — Laurell K. Hamilton

People are supposed to fear the unknown, but ignorance is bliss when knowledge is so damn frightening. — Laurell K. Hamilton

One of the things cops learn first is that everyone lies. Some people to hide things, some people just for the hell of it, but everyone lies. Assume that everyone is hiding something, it saves time. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Everyone has their weaknesses. Some people smoke. I collect stuffed penguins. If you won't tell, I won't. — Laurell K. Hamilton

I’d have much rather gotten dragged into someone else’s fight than face what was waiting for me. Other people’s emotional pain, no matter how painful, is so much less painful than your own. — Laurell K. Hamilton

I just don't believe in helping people who are going to torture me. Though I don't see any bamboo slivers. How can you possibly torture someone without bamboo slivers? — Laurell K. Hamilton

She stared up at me, and there was something in her eyes, something that said we finally had an understanding. She was afraid of me, and sometimes that’s the best you can do with people. I’d tried kindness. I’d tried friendship. I’d tried respect. But when all else fails, fear will do the job. — Laurell K. Hamilton

People go away and they don't come back. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Laurell K. Hamilton Quotes On Writing

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It all adds up; never discount your efforts, because small efforts build big things. One word doesn't make a novel, but one word does begin a novel, and from that small beginning everything else follows. Even if it's just 'The', write something on that blank page. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Seventy percent of a first draft is garbage and 30 percent is gold, but you have to write 100 percent to get that 30. — Laurell K. Hamilton

I've been writing stories since I was 12. 'Writer's Digest' was one of my writing teachers, actually. — Laurell K. Hamilton

My writing style is very sensual, as in sensory detail. — Laurell K. Hamilton

If people would write exactly what I wanted to read I wouldn't feel so compelled to write myself. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Now that I'm being very successful, publishers are trying to mainstream me, but I'm unabashedly genre. It's what I like to read, what I like to write. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Laurell K. Hamilton Famous Quotes And Sayings

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My father had taught me to be nice first, because you can always be mean later, but once you've been mean to someone, they won't believe the nice anymore. So be nice, be nice, until it's time to stop being nice, then destroy them. — Laurell K. Hamilton

The fey in this country keep to themselves, and are a separate nation, much like the American Indians, but with even more autonomy. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Giving up something that no longer serves a purpose, or protects you, or helps you, isn’t giving up at all, it’s growing up. — Laurell K. Hamilton

was a clear, pale blue like the eyes of a Siberian husky dog. Human beings just didn't have eyes like that. — Laurell K. Hamilton

I wasn't crying, my eyes were running. My eyes were running because there were pieces of zombies all over my toys. Jesus. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Sometimes you deal with the devil not because you want to, but because if you don't, someone else will. — Laurell K. Hamilton

He ordered food with a childlike glee and watched me eat, tasting it as I did. In private he'd roll on his back like a cat, hands pressed to his mouth as if trying to drain every taste. It was the only thing he did that was cute. He was gorgeous, sensual, but rarely cute. - Anita Blake about Jean-Claude — Laurell K. Hamilton

One of my rules is never explain. A writer is a lot like a magician, if you explain how the trick works then a lot of the magic turns mundane. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Fear, the strength of earth's religions, gripping every living soul, Was a monstrous human error for the making of men whole. — Laurell K. Hamilton

I will bathe in your warmth ma petite. Roll you around me until my heart beats only for you. My breath will grow warm from your kiss. — Laurell K. Hamilton

I have lived for over three hundred years. In that time, the ideal of beauty has changed many times. Large breasts, small, thin, curved, tall, short, they have all been the height of beauty at one time or another. But in all that time, ma petite, I have never desired anyone the way I desire you." - Jean-Claude — Laurell K. Hamilton

Most hatred is based on fear, one way or another. Yeah. I wrapped myself in anger, with a dash of hate, and at the bottom of it all was an icy center of pure terror. — Laurell K. Hamilton

He doesn’t pretend,” the punk pixie said. He nodded toward Doyle. “Nice rings. You got anything else pierced?” “Yes,” Doyle said. The boy smiled, making the rings in the edge of his nose and his bottom lip curl cheerfully with it. “Me too,” he said. — Laurell K. Hamilton

It's not about winning, Haven. I'm not a prize to be won. I'm not the princess that needs rescuing from the dragon. I'm the prince and I kill my own monsters. You need to be ok with that. -Anita Blake — Laurell K. Hamilton

Maybe they know what I know, that the true way to a man's heart is six inches of metal between his ribs. Sometimes four inches will do the job, but to be really sure, I like to have six. — Laurell K. Hamilton

You look wonderful", Jason said. "No compliments, Jason. I'm uncomfortable enough in the lingerie." "Then by all means take it off. — Laurell K. Hamilton

No name-calling truly bites deep unless, in some dark part of us, we believe it. If we are confident enough then it is just noise. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Patience is a virtue, but there comes a moment when you must stop being patient and take the day by the throat and shake it. If it fights back; fine. I'd rather end up bloody at the end of the day, then unhurt with no progress made, no knowledge gained. I'd rather have a no, then nothing. I'd forgotten that about myself. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Rafael, the Rat King, stared at the carnage with black-button eyes. "She is dead." "Ding dong, the witch is dead. — Laurell K. Hamilton

One of my favorite things about hanging out with the monsters is the healing. Straight humans seemed to get killed on me a lot. Monsters survived. Let's hear it for the monsters. — Laurell K. Hamilton

What we prefer to read is sort of like sexual preference, you like what you like. Most of the time you have no clue why. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Richard was a riddle with no answer, and I was tired of playing a game I couldn't win. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Zerbrowski said, "I only ever understood one woman, and she was kind enough to marry me so I didn't have to decipher anyone else. — Laurell K. Hamilton

I sat on the bed. Neither of us said anything. I wasn't slick and sophisticated enough for this. What do you say to boyfriend A when he finds you naked in the bed of boyfriend B? Especially if boyfriend A turned into a monster the night before and ate someone. I bet Miss Manners didn't cover this at all. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Anyone who tells you size doesn't matter has been seeing too many small knives. — Laurell K. Hamilton

One thing I've learned about vampires--they keep pulling new rabbits out of their cloaks. Big, fanged, carnivorous bunnies that'll eat your eyeballs if you're not paying attention. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Some moments are perfect, and then someone comes along and f*cks it up. Ain't it always the way. — Laurell K. Hamilton

There's no one so self-righteous as someone policing someone else's morality. — Laurell K. Hamilton

I like conventions. I like meeting and greeting. I'm perched on that edge where I'm getting more attention than I quite know what to do with, though. — Laurell K. Hamilton

It was as if the power and loneliness of the vampires' world had combined with the group oriented puppy-pile world of the shapeshifters and made something new. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Men don't settle down because of the right woman. They settle down because they are finally ready for it. Whatever woman they're dating when they get ready is the one they settle down with, not necessarily the best one or the prettiest, just the one who happened to be on hand when the time got to be right. Unromantic, but still true. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Nothing is more appealing than a handsome man who is also uncertain of himself. — Laurell K. Hamilton

I used to think I knew what was right and what was wrong, and who the good guys are, and who the bad guys are. Then the world got very gray, and I didn't know anything for a long time — Laurell K. Hamilton

Hope will lie to you, but lust is what it is; it never lies. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Why is it that most things you might willingly do under other circumstances become distasteful when you have no choice? — Laurell K. Hamilton

Mercy will get you killed, but sometimes it's all that makes us human. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Hatred makes us all ugly. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Hatred is a cold fire, and it gives no warmth. — Laurell K. Hamilton

I know the universe has a sense of irony, and sometimes you get reminded just how sadistic that can be. — Laurell K. Hamilton

I try to be a good cop. I try to be a good little soldier and follow orders up to a point. But in the end I’m not really a cop, or a soldier. I am a legally sanctioned murderer. I am the Executioner. — Laurell K. Hamilton

I'm pro-choice because I've never been a fourteen-year-old incest victim pregnant by her father, or a woman who's going to die if the pregnancy continues, or a rape victim, or even a teenager who made a mistake. I want women to have choices, but I also believe that it's a life, especially once it's big enough to live outside the womb. — Laurell K. Hamilton

A girl could never have too much jewelry or too much weaponry. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Twenty-three stories up and all I could see out the windows was grey smog. They could call it the City of the Angels if they wanted to, but if there were angels out there, they had to be flying blind. — Laurell K. Hamilton

A little boy who's discovered the monster under the bed is actually real, and it's screwing Mommy. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Most of the monsters... are based on some sort of mythology. Every culture and even some geographical areas have monsters and mythology that is their own. — Laurell K. Hamilton

If the eyes are the window to the soul, then Edward's in trouble 'cause no one is home. — Laurell K. Hamilton

If you can't impress yourself, then no one else really matters. — Laurell K. Hamilton

That disapproving look was back in her eyes. Her teacher face. The one that could make you squirm from ten paces, even if you were innocent. And I hadn't been innocent for years. — Laurell K. Hamilton

When in doubt, ignore and be horribly unimpressed — Laurell K. Hamilton

Stupidity isn't punishable by death. If it was, there would be a hell of a population drop. — Laurell K. Hamilton

He's no more human than I am, ma petite." At least I'm not dead." That can be remedied. — Laurell K. Hamilton

I'll do my bit tonight, but forgive me if it's a little harder to keep going than normal. Forgive me if I'm not superwoman after all." "Not superwoman?" he exclaimed, putting a hand on his chest in mock surprise. "You've lied to me all these years! — Laurell K. Hamilton

Sometimes good and evil aren't so much opposites as two sides of a coin. You toss it one way and it looks good, another way and it's evil, sometimes it just depends on which end of the gun you're on. — Laurell K. Hamilton

I hate women who complain about being fat when they're like a size 5. Anything under size 5 isn't a woman. It's a boy with breasts. — Laurell K. Hamilton

I feel that if you are blessed, or lucky enough, to be doing well, you should help others. — Laurell K. Hamilton

[Roland] jerked back too fast to see, and his fist was suddenly connecting with my chin. I didn't pass out, but my body went limp. Part of me was screaming silently. The other part was saying, 'Oh, what pretty trees. — Laurell K. Hamilton

He looked less handsome without the smile and glow in his eyes, but he also seemed more real. Being real will get me into trouble faster than any amount of charm. — Laurell K. Hamilton

The second you stop questioning yourself is the second that you become the monster. -Merry — Laurell K. Hamilton

I love animals, always have, and it seemed natural to help the ASPCA. Animals have no voice of their own, so we have to be that voice. — Laurell K. Hamilton

I kissed him on the cheek and left to find Bobby Lee. Him, I trusted to be in the line of fire. But it was more than that: I wasn't sleeping with bobby Lee. I didn't love him. Sometimes love makes you selfish. Sometimes it makes you stupid. Sometimes it reminds you why you love your gun. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Worry about the things you can control; the rest will either work themselves out, or they'll kill you. Either way, no more worries. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Never argue with your characters; they know themselves better than you do. — Laurell K. Hamilton

the pain of that first lost was still raw. You could deal with it, endure it, but never escape it. — Laurell K. Hamilton

I'm not sure there are enough white roses in the world to make me forget Richard." I held up my hand before she could interrupt. "But I'm not sure there are enough cozy afternoons in all eternity to make me forget Jean-Claude. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Anything under size five isn't a woman. It's a boy with breasts. — Laurell K. Hamilton

I spent the next fifteen minutes convincing a crying werewolf that I wasn’t going to hurt her. My life was getting too strange, even for me. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Death, jewelry, or magic; it sounded like Valentine's Day. — Laurell K. Hamilton

Life Lessons by Laurell K. Hamilton

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  1. Laurell K. Hamilton's work emphasizes the importance of understanding and embracing one's own identity, no matter how unconventional it may be.
  2. Hamilton's work also encourages readers to be open to exploring new ideas and perspectives, as well as to accept and celebrate the diversity of others.
  3. Finally, Hamilton's work emphasizes the power of storytelling and how it can be used to explore and express complex emotions and experiences.

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