James Patterson, fully James Brendan Patterson

Patterson, fully James Brendan Patterson

American Author known for his novels about fictional psychologist Alex Cross

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So you have you price," I said with a mouthful of crumbs. "Your soul for a cookie." Fang made sure Dr. Martinez wasn't looking and then shot me the bird.

That's more than three questions, Max. And sometimes whether someone is your friend or enemy is all in how you look at it. But if you must know, I consider myself your friend, a good friend who loves you very much. No one Loves you more than I do, Maximum. Now listen. I ask the questions here, not you. You're just here for the ride. For the incredible, indescribable Maximum Ride.

The weird, weird thing about devastating loss is that life actually goes on.

They turned to Angel. "We will call you Little One," the leader said, obviously deciding to dispense with the whole confusing name thing. "Okay," said Angel agreeably. "I'll call you Guy in a White Lab Coat." He frowned. "That can be his Indian name," I suggested.

Was this normalcy-predictable patterns, the certainty of doing the same thing everyday? Because if so, normalcy was about to make me freak out and start screaming.

What are you doing here?? [NDR prison] Selling Girl Scout cookies,? I said. ?Want some? The Samoas are terrific.? (Max II to Max)

When I write I pretend I'm telling a story to someone in the room and I don't want them to get up until I'm finished.

Yeah, and so Max and Dylan are supposed to, like, go to Germany and have kids together," I heard Gazzy say. My eyes popped open and I bolted upright. "What?" Fang said, his voice icy. "Gazzy!" I yelled. Wide blue eyes looked at me in surprise, then back at Fang's stoic face. "Oh. Was I not supposed to say anything?" Gazzy asked.

You looove me. (holds out arms) You love me this much.

You're my best friend, my first and only love, and the most beautiful girl I've ever seen

Plus her mom was so awesome. She was strict about some things?don?t leave your socks lying around?but so not strict about other things, like calling the cops about my bullet wound.

So you have your price. Your soul for a cookie.

The act of laughing releases some nice chemical into your brain, you feel good and it's free.

The weird, weird thing about devastating loss is that life actually goes on. When you're faced with a tragedy, a loss so huge that you have no idea how you can live through it, somehow, the world keeps turning, the seconds keep ticking.

They're afraid of change, and we must change. They're afraid of the young, and we are the young. They're afraid of music, and music is our life. They're afraid of books, and knowledge, and ideas. They're most afraid of our magic.

We all love each other, Ange," I said impatiently, hating this whole conversation. "No, not like this," she went on relentlessly. "Fang loves you."......My mouth dropped open. How does she know this stuff? "Forget it! No one's getting married!" I hissed. "Not in New Hampshire or anywhere else! Not in a box, not with a fox! Now go to sleep, before I kill you! Oh yeah, like I got any sleep after that. - pg 35

What are you doing in there, waxing your mustache?? Iggy yelled, pounding on the bathroom door. I yanked the door open and pushed him backward hard, making him stagger. ?I don?t have a mustache, you idiot!? Iggy giggled and put his arms up to protect himself in case I punched him. ?And you know what?? I added. ?You don?t have one either. Well, maybe in a couple years. You can always hope.? I left him in the hallway, anxiously fingering his upper lip.

When it?s true, when it's right, love can give you the kind of joy that you can't get from any other experience.

Yeah, well, asparagus is good for me, but it still makes me want to throw up.

You love him so much it feels like you can't go on without him. You feel like you might die without him.

Popcorn for breakfast! Why not? It's a grain. It's like grits, but with high self-esteem.

Some kids get called 'bundles of joy' or 'slices of heaven' or 'dreams come true.' We got 'the fifty-fourth generation of DNA experiments.' Doesn't have the same warm and fuzzy feel. But maybe I'm oversensitive.

The best way to get kids reading more is to give them books that they'll gobble up - and that will make them ask for another.

The whole duty of humanity, from a Christian perspective is: 'To know God and to show God.'

This is my brain: O. This is my brain after making out with Fang: It's very sad.

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American Author known for his novels about fictional psychologist Alex Cross