All quotes by author Nora Roberts
"Life is like a moustache. It can be wonderful or terrible. But it always tickles."
"You spend your life getting walked on, you learn to recognize the tread."
"She knew there were women who worked successfully out of the home. They ran businesses, created empires and managed to raise happy, healthy, well-adjusted children who went on to graduate magna cum laude from Harvard or became world-renowned concert pianists. Possibly both. These women accomplished all this while cooking gourmet meals, furnishing their homes with Italian antiques, giving clever, intelligent interviews with Money magazine and People, and maintaining a brilliant marriage with an active enviable sex life and never tipping the scale at an ounce over their ideal weight. She knew those women were out there. If she'd had a gun, she'd have hunted every last one of them down and shot them like rabid dogs for the good of womankind."
"She surrounded herself with books at work and at home. Her living space was a testament to her first and abiding love with shelves jammed with books tables crowded with them. She saw them not only as knowledge, entertainment, comfort, even sanity, but as a kind of artful decoration."
--'Key of Knowledge'
"'A woman doesn't want to be told she looks nice,' Jude nuttered as she sat down beside maud's grave. 'She wants to be told she's beautiful, sexy. That she looks outrageous. It doesn't matter if its not true.' She sighed and laid the flowers against the headstone. 'Because for the moment, when the words are said and the words are heard, it's perfect truth.'"
"'What do you know about life?' Bitterness ached in her throat. 'You were born with everything. You never had to struggle for a single thing you wanted, never had to worry if you'd be accepted or loved or wanted back.' He stared at her, grateful for the moment that she couldn't see that he'd spent nearly half of his life worrying that she, the single thing he wanted, would accept him, love him, and want him back.'"
--'Daring to Dream'
"We all look. The lucky find."
--'Heart of the Sea'
"Some things in life are out of your control. You can make it a party or a tragedy."
--'Vision in White'