Patricia Cornwell - Quotes

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I believe the root of all evil is abuse of power.

I believe the root of all evil is abuse of power.

I didn't invent forensic science and medicine. I just was one of the first people to recognize how interesting it is.

I didn't invent forensic science and medicine. I just was one of the first people to recognize how interesting it is.

I dropped chemistry. I practically blew up the lab in college. ---->>>

First of all, it does not deter crime, the death penalty. ---->>>

Even when I am writing I usually take a break around lunchtime and go for a little walk to clear out my head. ---->>>

In the first person, the readers feel smart, like it's them solving the case. ---->>>

Even if you are a best-seller you feel insecure because it is all so unpredictable. ---->>>

I refuse to sit on my laurels. ---->>>

In my forties, my optimism was boundless. I had really good health and tremendous success which allowed me to do anything I wanted. ---->>>

Night fell clean and cold in Dublin, and wind moaned beyond my room as if a million pipes played the air. ---->>>

I've always believed human blood is red because it really needs to draw attention to itself. ---->>>

If you chomp down too hard on my work, you're going to break your teeth. ---->>>

On the last morning of Virginia's bloodiest year since the Civil War, I built a fire and sat facing a window of darkness where at sunrise I knew I would find the sea. ---->>>

I'm very, very sensitive to pain and to people who suffer. ---->>>

With DNA, the ability to find out a lot more with a lot less has increased our ability for identification. ---->>>

Being with someone who is smart and gives good advice adds tremendously wonderful elements to your life. ---->>>

Botox not only helps with wrinkles, it actually makes you feel more relaxed as frowning causes tension. ---->>>

Everyone is doing forensics. ---->>>

I constantly remind people that crime isn't solved by technology; it's solved by people. ---->>>

I find it difficult to attend autopsies. Especially the smells. ---->>>

If everybody, every day, would try to do one thing that pulls them beyond themselves the world will start being a better place. ---->>>

Murder is about power and the more powerful women get the more it will change the good that they do and the bad that they do. ---->>>

My friends call me Miss Worst Case Scenario. ---->>>

The greatest gift is our own eyes, sense of smell, and abilities to deduce. ---->>>

When I was in second grade, my mother moved from Miami to this evangelical conservative environment in western North Carolina, two miles down the road from Billy Graham and his wife, Ruth. ---->>>

But when I was a little kid, I was always writing stories and illustrating little books that I would create. ---->>>

I like crazy shoes or unusual cowboy boots and I collect big belt buckles. ---->>>

I am a fan of Botox. ---->>>

I am a journalist. ---->>>

I am an Armani and a Dolce & Gabbana kind of a person. ---->>>

I don't do things that are illegal. ---->>>

I like to get to bed with a clear head. ---->>>

I stop working at about 3 p.m. on Fridays. ---->>>

I won't put myself in a position where I'm vulnerable. ---->>>

I wouldn't want to donate my body for scientific study. ---->>>

I'm always surprised when large numbers of people buy my books. ---->>>

I've been stalked. ---->>>

I've had people turn up to book signings with knives, with guns. ---->>>

I've never taken a scalpel to a dead body. ---->>>

If it's really beautiful weather, sometimes I might take a helicopter out. I got my license in 1999. ---->>>

My fans want me to talk to them. And even if they want to be critical, I want to hear what they've got to say. ---->>>

Obviously people read the books in order to be entertained. ---->>>

Survival was my only hope, success my only revenge. ---->>>

That's why I think the 'Scarpetta' series has worked so well because people like spending time with this character. ---->>>

The biggest risk with a series that goes on this long is that you'll get bored with the character. ---->>>

The human capacity to be curious has always existed. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 06-09, 1956
Occupation: Writer

Patricia Cornwell (born Patricia Carroll Daniels; June 9, 1956) is a contemporary American crime writer. She is known for writing a best-selling series of novels featuring the heroine Dr. Kay Scarpetta, a medical examiner. Her books have sold more than 100 million copies.(wikipedia)