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    Having already had one glorious marriage, perhaps I ought to count myself lucky and stop while I'm ahead.
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: marriage 
     
    You can't stand clutter, and you have an obsession with orderliness. The furniture in here is centered exactly on the walls; the files on your desk are arranged in precise corners. If I had to guess, I would say you are probably a control freak, and that is usually symptomatic of a man who feels powerless to control his own life, so he tries to control every facet of his surroundings.
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: men  control  precise 
     
    Why is it when you yield, I feel like the one who has been conquered?" -Royce Westmoreland
    — Judith McNaught
    "ŽPeople who talk less frequently notice more.
    — Judith McNaught
    Why did happy memories fade and blur until one could scarcely recall them at all, while horrible memories seemed to retain their blinding clarity and painful sharpness?
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: memory  clarity 
     
    The two of them simply weren't attracted to just any attractive, eligible man; they were attracted rarely, but when it happened, it was evidently a life-altering experience.
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: experience 
     
    Some women need no jewels to make them sparkle. You are one of them. -Royce Westmoreland
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: women 
     
    True beauty springs from the heart and dwells in the eyes.
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: beauty  heart  true  eyes 
     
    The groom always smiles proudly because he's convinced he's accomplished something quite wonderful. The bride smiles because she's been able to convince him of it.
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: smile 
     
    Life was wonderful, so filled with people and activities, with love and laughter.
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: laughter  people 
     
    You can't outwit fate by standing on the sidelines placing little sidebets about the outcome of life. either you wade in and risk everything you have to play the game or you don't play at all. and if u don't play u can't win.
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: fate  risk  games 
     
    An answering smile drifted across his tanned face. "What is mine, I intend to keep.
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: smile 
     
    You can't live your life to suit other people. The harder you try, the more restrictions they'll put on you just for the fun of seeing you jump through their hoops.
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: people  live  seeing  fun 
     
    Some people feel love in their hearts, Julie. Some of us feel it all way into our souls. We're the ones who can't forget.
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: people  heart  soul 
     
    I love life, even when bad things happen to me. I can't stop loving it. Every season of the year comes with a promise that something wonderful is going to happen to me someday.
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: loving  bad  year 
     
    You will soon discover that in matters of the heart, memories are much kinder than reality
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: heart  reality  memory 
     
    How foolish to yearn to ask the very person who'd caused the pain to heal it
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: people  pain 
     
    Listen to your instincts and ignore everything else.
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: instinct 
     
    Everything wrong I've ever done has always seemed like the right thing to do at the time.
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: time  right  wrong 
     
    Life can be so good if you let it. But you must trade with life. You give something and you get something, then you give something of yourself again and you receive something again. Life goes bad when people try to take from it without giving. Then they came away empty-handed, and they grab harder and more often, growing more disappointed and disillusioned each time.
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: time  people  giving  bad 
     
    There will be a few times in your life when all your instincts will tell you to do something, something that defies logic, upsets your plans, and may seem crazy to others. When that happens, you do it. Listen to your instincts and ignore everything else. Ignore logic, ignore the odds, ignore the complications, and just go for it.
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: time  logic  crazy  instinct 
     
    I've hurt you terribly my love, and I'll hunt you again during the next fifty years. And you are going to hurt me, Ian-never I hope as much as you are hurting me now. But if that's the way it has to be, then I'll endure it, because the only alternative is to live without you, and that is no life at all. And the difference is that I know it, and you don't... not yet...
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: live  hurt  hope  year 
     
    I used to be ashamed And now I am proud. The world once was black And now it is bright. I used to walk head bent And now I stand up tall. I used to have dreams But now I have hope.
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: world  hope  dreams  black 
     
    I want more from life than that and I have more to give.
    — Judith McNaught
    We are not of what we feel or believe to do, we are of what we do or fail to do.
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: believe  fail 
     
    It was a kingdom of dreams - a place where things would be just the way I wanted them to be.
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: dreams 
     
    Love can't be forced into existence,(...)It won't come simply because you will it to happen
    — Judith McNaught
    Either give me your hand, or end it now, and put us both out of our misery
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: misery 
     
    Love" and all the obsessive behaviors associated with it, was an absurd emotion.
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: emotion  absurd 
     
    Some of the most unkind,judgmental people I've ever known go to church every Sunday and read the Bible. I don't know how some people are able to disassociate their own cruelty and shortcomings from their religious obligations and convictions, but many are able to do that.
    — Judith McNaught
    Now they are empty, Ramon replied with a shrug of broad, muscled shoulders on his six-foot-three-inch frame....For the first time, a glint of humor touched Ramon Galverra's finely sculpted mouth and arrogant dark eyes.
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: humor  time  dark  eyes 
     
    Success without someone to share it with is hollow indeed. On the other hand, it beats the heck out of failure.
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: failure  success  shares 
     
    Royce's eyes narrowed in discouragement at the thoght of having to sing to jenny. his deep bariton voice would surely bring every hound for miles to yap and nip at his heels.
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: eyes 
     
    If I had a hundred kingdoms, I would trade them all for you, my dearest love. I was nothing until you.
    — Judith McNaught
    You can't condemn me for wanting you, unless you condemn every other man who has." -Clayton Westmoreland
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: men 
     
    If I ever think you are even considering leaving me again, no matter how good you reasons, I'll have you locked in your rooms and the doors barricaded, so help me God." He lifted her foot and began to dry it. Her voice shaking, Whitney asked, "Will you stay locked in there with me?" He raised her dainty foot to his jaw and tenderly laid his cheek against it, then turned his head and kissed it. "Yes," he whispered. -Clayton Westmoreland
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: help 
     
    Royce Westmoreland stared at him with biting scorn. "I despise hypocrisy, particularly when it is coated with holiness." "May I ask for a specific example?" "Fat priests," Royce replied, "with fat purses, who lecture staving peasants on the dangers of gluttony and the merits of poverty.
    — Judith McNaught
    Sometimes it just happens - to the wrong people at the wrong time.
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: time  people  wrong 
     
    Jason, stop this," she pleaded. "You don't want to kiss me. You don't even like me more than a little when you aren't foxed" A harsh laugh escaped him. "I like you too damned much!" he whispered bitterly, then pulled her head down and captured her lips in a demaning, scalding kiss that took everything and give nothing in return.
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: kiss 
     
    Missing you? I could cheerfully murder you.
    — Judith McNaught
    tags: murder  missing 
     
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    judith mcnaught
    Birth    : May 10, 1944
    Occupation  : Author