I try to give both my heroes and villains an emotional dimensionality which provides the motivation for their actions.— Sidney Sheldon
The most fulfilling Sidney Sheldon quotes that are easy to memorize and remember
Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there who will try to discourage you. Don't listen to them. The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
You have two choices. you can keep running and hiding and blaming the world for your problems, or you can stand up for yourself and decide to be somebody important.
There is magic, but you have to be the magician. You have to make the magic happen.
My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place - police, firefighters and members of our armed forces.
Life is like a novel. It's filled with suspense. You have no idea what is going to happen until you turn the page.
To be successfull you need friends and to be very successfull you need enemies.
A blank piece of paper is God's way of telling us how hard it is to be God.
Usually, when people get to the end of a chapter, they close the book and go to sleep. I deliberately write a book so when the reader gets to the end of the chapter, he or she must turn one more page.
Nothing lasts forever
...but ready or not,life goes on.
Another woman approached me while I was having lunch at the Russian Tea Room in New York and told me that the reason she had become a lawyer was because she had read 'Rage of Angels'. To me, that kind of feedback has more meaning than any sales figures.
I like to write about women who are talented and capable, but most important, retain their femininity. Women have tremendous power - their femininity, because men can't do without it.
Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination.
They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better.
The Dalai Lama. He is a very wise man of great inner peace who believes that happiness is the purpose of our lives. Through his teachings and leadership, he continues to make this world a better place in which to live.
When people tell me I've kept them up all night, I feel like I've succeeded.
You know, it's not fair. Women are judged inferior until we prove ourselves, and men are judged superior until they prove what assholes they are.
There's this sense of excitement because you invent and control the characters.
You decide whether they live or die. I find this type of creative process tremendously stimulating.
I admire people who are, by nature, kind and fair to others.
I think that's because believable action is based on authenticity, and accuracy is very important to me. I always spend time researching my novels, exploring the customs and attitudes of the county I'm using for their setting.
I was scared. Do you know what it's like to hold someone else's life in your hands? It's like playing God. Can you think of anything scarier than that?
Talent is a gift that can be given, and it can be taken away. We have to appreciate that.
In a novel, on the other hand, you not only have to describe the rooms, but the clothes, the characters and what they are thinking. It's a much more in-depth process
Stories had always been told about male genies coming out of bottles, but they were usually fat, old men. Never had the genie been a gorgeous woman, so that idea really appealed to me, and I created the series based on that premise.
It's bEtter tO hAte me 4 whO i Am,thAn tO lUv 4 wAt i'm pretNdng tO bE.
I always spend time exploring the customs and attitudes of the countries I'm using for locations, and interviewing the people who live there. I've visited over 90 countries thus far.
I wanted to make sure that the man who found the genie would not take terrible advantage of her, so he needed to be a person of integrity and honor - which is why I made the male lead an astronaut. The rest, as they say, is history.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
I love the freedom that the narrative form provides.
I’m tired of the lies and the cheating, and the broken promises that were never meant to be kept.
What I do is put my characters into situations that are so precarious there is no way to get out. And then I figure how to get them out.
Death is the number two fear that people have and public speaking is the first!
The fact that my female characters have strong personalities but are also physically attractive probably reflects the women I've known in my life.
To the ancient Greeks the word, dikaiosini,justice was often synonymous with ekdikisis,vengeance.
To find riches is a beggar’s dream, but to find love is the dream of kings.
Jamie enjoyed solitude, but loneliness was a constant ache.
I will survive, Tracy thought. I face mine enemies naked, and my courage is my shield.
Abraham Lincoln because he was a man filled with great compassion who believed that all men are created free and equal, and was not afraid to stand on that platform. The way Lincoln lived his life has served me well in mine.
I go to great lengths to make certain situations feel right to the reader.
If. A two-letter word for futility.
you are my sun, and if the sun went out, the shadow would die.
I'm a woman. I have a right to change my mind.
Surely you’ve been sent from the heavens to teach us mortals what beauty is.
I think people throughout the world identify with my characters.
Life is a very thin thread and it only takes a second to snap it
Being poor is only romantic in books.
Do you always throw your money away like this?" "Only when I'm in love.
Writing novels is the most exciting
Coleridge wrote, "Dreams are no shadows, but the very substances and calamities of my life.