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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Sometimes being a leader isn?t about winning. Sometimes it?s about doing what?s right, instead of what?s powerful.

The hardest mysteries to solve are the ones you come to near the end, because there isn't enough evidence, not enough to unravel, unless somehow you can go all the way back to the beginning - rewind and replay everything.

There are terrific models for success with reluctant readers, but many school systems and state governments need to set aside their 'not invented here' and 'we have more important problems than education' attitudes.

Time for bed.? I held my fist out. One by one, my flock stacked theirs on top, and then we headed up into the trees to sleep the sleep of the innocent. Well, okay, maybe not so innocent. But the sleep of the much less guilty than others, for sure.

We will destroy you,? the Flyboys droned. ?You have no escape.? That was the most imaginative, threatening thing the whitecoats had programmed these ?droids to say? ?Talk about lame,? Fang muttered.

What Is Life, Ifs

Who, last time I'd checked, was still on our official archenemy list. (Yes, we have to keep a list. It's kind of sad.)

Yes," I said. "My name is seven-five-nine-nine-three-nine-ex-dash-one. Junior.

You stand out like a fart in a church.

Save your world. Love it. Protect it, and respect it and don't let haters represent it. Don't leave the saving to anyone else, ever, because, exhibit A - why, hello there - it's way too much for one person. And if you want to skip out on the responsibility train, my whole life - and death - will have been in vain. It's yours. It's all yours for taking! You're not going to waste it now, are you?

Sometimes he seems like a droid--or a drone. Fang of Nine. Fang2-D2.

The hardest part about parenting is when I have to be The Dad--aka the Fun-Sucker--as opposed to being a friend.

There was something I needed to say. ?Sorry. About before.? Fang shot a sideways glance at me, his eyes dark and inscrutable, as always. He looked back out at the water. I didn?t expect any more acknowledgment than that. Fang never- ?You almost gave me a heart attack,? he said quietly. ?When I saw you, and all that blood . . .? He threw a small rock as hard as he could down the beach. ?I?m sorry.? ?Don?t do it again,? he said. I swallowed hard. ?I won?t.? Something changed right then, but I didn?t know what.

Time to die. -Evil Angel

We?ll be back!? he snarled. It was really Ari?s voice. Boy, you just can?t kill people like you used to,? said Fang

What kind of thoughtless creep would burn a book?

Why aren't crazy people content to take over, like, one town? It always has to be the whole word. They can't just control maybe twenty people. The have to control everyone. The can't just be stinking rich. The can't just do genetic experiments on a couple unlucky few. They have to put something in the water. In the air. To get everyone. I was tired of all of it.

Yes. I owed my life, Angel's life, and my mother's life to a mutant's ability to create industrial-strength snot.

You were designed to be very smart, Max,' she told me. 'We electrically stimulated your synaptic nerve endings while your brain was developing.' (The director) And yet I still can't program my DVD player,' I said." (Max)

Seize what's been handed you. Make smart decisions. Make decisions because life is a temporary situation.

Sometimes when you're at your most certain, that's when everything you know is wrong.

The house was on fire," i greeted them tersely. "In case you're interested." they both glanced up overhead as if to make sure the house was still standing. Fang sniffed, smelling the smoke. It's out, right?" he said

There's a saying I remember from my grandmother: One today is worth two tomorrows.

To be without love is to be without grace, what matters most in life. We is so much better than I.

We'll all go out together when we go. Yes, we'll all go out together when we go. Oh, how the world will die From great fire in the sky. Yes, we'll all go out together when we go." (Total) Call me old fashioned but I'll take 'She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain' any day.

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American Author known for his novels about fictional psychologist Alex Cross