Every time we start thinking we're the center of the universe, the universe turns around and says with a slightly distracted air, "I'm sorry. What'd you say your name was again?"

— Margaret Maron

The most useful Margaret Maron quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you

A woman’s body doesn’t quit just because her heart breaks.


I get very cranky when interrupted. I snap at people, sigh dramatically and slam my door shut.


In this vivid depiction of the wiseguys and poor sods who drift through his flawed hero's bar, Con Lehane also shows us their modest hopes and dreams . . . There are no easy solutions in McNulty's world.


I came to writing mysteries through poetry and still think that a well-constructed mystery is very much like a well-constructed sonnet. Both are artificial forms. Both start off in one direction and then, with a twist of the concluding couplet/surprising ending, both reveal that they were headed somewhere different all the time.