James Patterson, fully James Brendan Patterson

James
Patterson, fully James Brendan Patterson
1947

American Author known for his novels about fictional psychologist Alex Cross

Author Quotes

Pain is a message, and you can choose to ignore that message.

Half the time when brothers wrestle, it's just an excuse to hug each other.

His face flushed, and I felt like cheering. "Yes," he said stiffly. "Besides de vings." "Hmm. Besides de vings." Nudge tapped one finger against her chin. "Um..." Her face brightened. "I once ate nine Snickers bars in one sitting. Without barfing. That was a record!" "Hardly a special talent," after Borscht said witheringly. Nudge was offended. "Yeah? Let's see YOU do it." ... ... "I vill now eat nine Snickers bars," Gazzy said in a perfect, creepy imitation of ter Borscht's voice, "visout bahfing."

I did know that the book would end with a mind-boggling trial, but I didn't know exactly how it would turn out. I like a little suspense when I am writing, too.

I fell into a deep sleep tucked in that little cocoon, a deeper sleep than I might of had in years. Right up until someone kicked me and said "Gotcha!

I learnt to love reading. And then I started scribbling stories, and I liked that even more.

I offered to pee on him, but they said no.

I vill eat nine Snikuhs bahs visout bahfing.

If by 'miracle kids' you mean innocent test-tube babies whose DNA was forcibly unraveled and merged with two percent avian genes, yeah, I guess that would be us," I said. "Because it's a miracle that we're not complete nut jobs and mutant disasters.

I'll just ask now: What is it about my persona that draws every insane, power-hungry nutcase to me like a magnet?

In case you guys didn't catch last week's episode, I'm out of the flock," I informed them. "Angel has no allegiance to me. She's wanted me gone for a long time. And in case you didn't catch all the episodes from the past year, Angel is... unbalanced." "Untrustworthy," Fang seconded. "Unpredictable," Jeb added. "Dangerous," Dylan chimed in.

It's been said that love finds you when you're ready.

Knowledge is a terrible burden. It may help you, but it might also destroy you.

Louisiana, the state road maintenance forgot.

My favorite books are actually very complicated - 'One Hundred Years of Solitude', 'Ulysses'.

Oh no! Don't drag us away from Antarctica and take us to the playground of the rich and famous! Not that briar patch! -Max

People always come up to me and say, 'you should do standup.' It's nice to discover things about yourself. That keeps everything lively and fun.

Have you been playing in toxic waste lately?

Hollywood is a peculiar beast - people in Hollywood are nuts.

I didn't care for most of the books I was being asked to read in school. I started reading like crazy right after high school when I got a job in a mental hospital. I was working my way through college, and I did a lot of night shifts, and there was nothing to do. So I read like crazy, serious stuff, all the classics.

I flipped down the visor so I could check myself in the mirror, and something small and heavy dropped into my lap. I froze, my breath stuck in my throat. What?? Gingerly, I looked down. It wasn?t a grenade. It was a key ring. One key was for this van. I looked at it blankly. ?Well, that?ll simplify things,? Fang said.

I led the way toward the crowd, trying to look casual, like, Fly? Me? Nah.

I play a mean harmonica.

I vill now destroy the Snickuh bahrs!

If Fang is in any way harmed while I'm gone-if he gets a hangnail-you won't see another morning. Are we clear on that?

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First Name
James
Last Name
Patterson, fully James Brendan Patterson
Birth Date
1947
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American Author known for his novels about fictional psychologist Alex Cross