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
The most useful Laurell K. Hamilton quotes that are easy to memorize and remember
There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.
I am not a morning person.
I always treated writing as a profession, never as a hobby.
If you don't believe in yourself, no one else will.
Remember your personal demons should be afraid of you, because you are their home, their food, and as you heal, their executioner.
Zebrowski says that if you killed someone else just hide the body, he's not starting over on the paperwork.
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?
Never trust people who smile constantly. They're either selling something or not very bright.
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.
The best lies are always at least partially true.
I'm not terribly fond of soapboxes.
Can the sarcasm,' he said. 'Please, I always use fresh sarcasm, never canned.
The fey in this country keep to themselves, and are a separate nation, much like the American Indians, but with even more autonomy.
Love sucks. Sometimes it feels good. Sometimes it's just another way to bleed.
By 17, I was submitting to publications and collecting my first rejection slips.
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.
was a clear, pale blue like the eyes of a Siberian husky dog.
Human beings just didn't have eyes like that.
You either mellow at 30, or your head explodes - take your choice.
I wasn't crying, my eyes were running.
My eyes were running because there were pieces of zombies all over my toys. Jesus.
The true way to a man's heart is six inches of metal between his ribs.
" You have to love Anita Blake.
I want a kiss to be so believable it gives the reader shivers.
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.
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
Fear, the strength of earth's religions, gripping every living soul, Was a monstrous human error for the making of men whole.
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
Ma petite is not a subtle woman. Unless you say it, she will not understand it.
Sometimes you deal with the devil not because you want to, but because if you don't, someone else will.
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.
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.
Here's the secret to finishing that first book. Don't rewrite as you go.
I am sincere, ma petite, even when I lie.
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
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.
Never throw stones if you think they're going to come back and hit you.
Heroes don't get anything but dead.
You look wonderful", Jason said. "No compliments, Jason. I'm uncomfortable enough in the lingerie." "Then by all means take it off.
There are a thousand ways to hurt someone you love that have nothing to do with physical violence.
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
You smell of other peoples blood, ma petite. It was no one you know. -Jean Claude and Anita
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When crime busting is easier than your personal life, something has gone seriously wrong.
The only true happiness lies in knowing who you are ... and making peace with it.
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.
People are supposed to fear the unknown, but ignorance is bliss when knowledge is so damn frightening.
Anyone who tells you size doesn't matter has been seeing too many small knives.
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.