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    We tend to read each other's books in sizeable chunks as they are written. I don't know that you could say we are ruthless with each other - in fact, I suppose we are very kind. There are ways to make suggestions which are not destructive.
    — Jonathan Kellerman
    tags: facts  book  read 
     
    That has to remain the principal reason for doing it, doesn't it? I know it's possible to write for money, and many very good writers have done so. But for me, it has to remain the principal thing that I actually want to do the writing.
    — Jonathan Kellerman
    tags: writing  write  money 
     
    The key to this collaboration - which we undertook after much deliberation - was to stretch creatively. New characters, new locales, new form (the novella).
    — Jonathan Kellerman
    tags: character  key 
     
    That's what's so great about my job. I get paid to do what got me in trouble in grade school space out and play with my imaginary friends. In terms of Isaac, when the time's right.
    — Jonathan Kellerman
    tags: time  friends  right  space  job  school 
     
    These people are real to me, and situations keep coming up where their emergence feels natural. It's like meeting old friends. I hope readers feel the same way.
    — Jonathan Kellerman
    tags: people  friends  real  hope  meeting 
     
    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.
    — Jonathan Kellerman
    tags: time  book 
     
    Government is like junior high. Your status depends upon whom you're able to persecute.
    — Jonathan Kellerman
    tags: government 
     
    Just because others have it worse doesn't mean you have to suffer in silence.
    — Jonathan Kellerman
    tags: silence 
     
    The stress of grad school can drive anyone temporarily mad.
    — Jonathan Kellerman
    tags: stress  school 
     
    To trust someone is to take the greatest risk of all. (180)
    — Jonathan Kellerman
    tags: trust  risk 
     
    The characters emerge from my rather twisted mind. That's another enjoyable part of the job making stuff up.
    — Jonathan Kellerman
    tags: character  job  mind 
     
    I would never have been a novelist without working as a psychologist...it was a great education in human nature.
    — Jonathan Kellerman
    tags: nature  human  education 
     
    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.
    — Jonathan Kellerman
    tags: work  world  challenge  job  novel 
     
    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.
    — Jonathan Kellerman
    tags: key  knowing 
     
    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.
    — 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.
    — Jonathan Kellerman
    tags: standard 
     
    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.
    — Jonathan Kellerman
    His experience and training should have taught him that families are the cauldrons in which violence is brewed. (144)
    — Jonathan Kellerman
    Therapist's dilemma: those who need help the most, run the farthest from it.
    — Jonathan Kellerman
    tags: help 
     
    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.
    — 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....
    — Jonathan Kellerman
    tags: fame 
     
    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.
    — Jonathan Kellerman
    The science of psychotherapy is knowing what to say, the art is knowing when to say it. (36)
    — Jonathan Kellerman
    tags: knowing 
     
    All of us are like locks. No matter how strong the bolt, there's always a key out there that opens it.
    — Jonathan Kellerman
    tags: key  strong 
     
    Life is like a prism. What you see depends on how you turn the glass.
    — Jonathan Kellerman
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    jonathan kellerman
    Birth    : August 9, 1949
    Occupation  : Psychologist