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By Anonym 13 Sep

Jonathan Kellerman

40 Words for Sorrow is brilliant-one of the finest crime novels I've ever read. Giles Blunt writes with uncommon grace, style and compassion and he plots like a demon. This book has it all-unforgettable characters, beautiful language, throat-constricting suspense.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jonathan Kellerman

I would never have been a novelist without working as a psychologist...it was a great education in human nature.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jonathan Kellerman

Optimism is denial for chumps with no life experience". "What's pessimism?" I said. "Religion without God.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jonathan Kellerman

The characters emerge from my rather twisted mind. That's another enjoyable part of the job making stuff up.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jonathan Kellerman

Time spent researching varies from book to book. Some novels require months, even years of research, others very little. I try to do most of my research before I begin but inevitably questions emerge during the writing.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jonathan Kellerman

It was shaping up as a beautiful morning. The last thing I wanted to hear about was murder.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jonathan Kellerman

Therapist’s dilemma: those who need help the most, run the farthest from it.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jonathan Kellerman

If you ask me, psychopaths are more talented than the rest of us... but they're still fucking psychopaths.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Jonathan Kellerman

Revenge was a dish best eaten cold, but eight years between was arctic.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Jonathan Kellerman

Through the anger came something I recognized; the sadness that can result from too many years absorbing the poison of others. - Alex Delaware on Dr. Lehmann

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jonathan Kellerman

At first, when a child meets something that scares him, the fear grows, like a wave. But when he goes into the water and swims - gets used to the water - the wave grows small. If we pull the child away when the wave is high, he never sees that, never learns how to swim and remains afraid. If he gets a chance to feel strong, in control, that's called coping. When he copes, he feels better.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jonathan Kellerman

His experience and training should have taught him that families are the cauldrons in which violence is brewed. (144)

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jonathan Kellerman

I saw this cartoon in the paper, once. That Viking, Hagar the Horrible? He’s standing on the mountaintop, holding his hands to the heavens, shouting “Why me?” And down from the heavens comes the answer: “Why not?” Maybe that’s the ultimate truth; what right to do I have to expect a smooth ride?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jonathan Kellerman

Whatever fame a novelist my attain, it's always kind of an anonymous one. I can go anywhere, and no one knows who I am.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jonathan Kellerman

I went along agreeably until all that was left was agreeability.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jonathan Kellerman

Without sounding pompous, I really do feel that I have a set of standards that I must adhere to, even leaving aside considerations of what the readers expect.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jonathan Kellerman

Government is like junior high. Your status depends upon whom you're able to persecute.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jonathan Kellerman

Fools write books about madness being an elevated mental state or an alternative form of creativity. It's not, it's anguish.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jonathan Kellerman

Life is like a prism. What you see depends on how you turn the glass.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jonathan Kellerman

I don't practice, but I am still officially in paediatrics. I keep in touch with journals, and I have a very good data bank of medical information and there is a key thing for a writer knowing where to go. I know where to go to get the information that I need.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jonathan Kellerman

The stress of grad school can drive anyone temporarily mad.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jonathan Kellerman

It didn't feel difficult at the time because I was so charged up about both books. Afterward, however, I was pretty tired. In a good way, like after a great workout.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jonathan Kellerman

I'd long thought that a surfeit of sensitivity could be a killing thing, too much insight malignant in its own right. The best survivors--there are studies that show it--are those blessed with an inordinate ability to deny. And keep on marching.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jonathan Kellerman

-a Jew had to have two synagogues. One that he went to, one that he rejected. The Butcher's Theater

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jonathan Kellerman

I spent the first few years of my life in a smallish community in Queens. Back in those early days, kids could roam the streets with relatively little supervision and one place I visited frequently was the local library. This particular branch was little more than a storefront but to me it was an alternative universe where I could explore my interests and receive kind, informative answers to my questions from the wonderful librarians.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jonathan Kellerman

The science of psychotherapy is knowing what to say, the art is knowing when to say it. (36)

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jonathan Kellerman

Each novel is harder than its predecessor because I must work harder at not repeating myself. However, I enjoy the challenge. This is the greatest job in the world.