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    You give the reader a sense of a full meal.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    Readers respond to every genre intensely, if it's a genre that appeals to them. Again, who can say why anyone enjoys horror and dark fantasy? If I can't answer the question for myself, I wouldn't dream of trying to answer it for others.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    tags: horror  dark  questions  dreams 
     
    It was just you had to be strong, and if you weren't strong you're a victim and you're not going to make it. That was the reality when I was growing up.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    tags: reality  strong  victim 
     
    Nothing wrong with making money or doing what you need to do to sell, but I think it shows when you're writing something to pay the bills and when you're writing something because it's really your version of the world.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    tags: world  wrong  writing  money  sell 
     
    I guess, what I'm saying is that when I've been this surprised by my own characters and world, all bets are off.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    tags: character  world  saying 
     
    I went to Marion College for writing and I was kicked out of the writing school. I was asked to leave the writing program because I was corrupting the other students.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    tags: school  college  writing 
     
    When sex is necessary for the plot of a book, or a character development, then I don't shy away from it. Why should I?
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    A little boy who's discovered the monster under the bed is actually real, and it's screwing Mommy.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    tags: real  boys 
     
    Some issues stay fresh every time you open them up. It's like evil magical Tupperware - it stays fresh forever.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    tags: evil  time  forever 
     
    Only love of a good woman will make a man question every choice, every action. Only love makes a warrior hesitate for fear that his lady will find him cruel. Only love makes a man both the best he will ever be, and the weakest. Sometimes all in the same moment. -Wicked
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    tags: fear  men  women  action  choice  moment  questions 
     
    I loved him, but love isn't enough. All the fairy tales, the romance novels, the soap operas; they're all lies. Love does not conquer all.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    tags: lies  novel  romance 
     
    The truth may not set you free, but used carefully, it can confuse the hell out of your enemies.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    tags: enemies  truth  hell  enemy 
     
    Love is too precious to be ashamed of.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    You take insult where none is intended, but if you will find insult where none is meant, then perhaps I should try harder to insult on purpose.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    tags: insult 
     
    There is some comfort in killing that which has hurt you, but it is cold comfort. It'll destroy things inside of you that the original pain wouldn't have harmed. Sometimes it's not a question of whether a piece of your soul is going to go missing, only which piece it's going to be.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    Fear, the strength of earth's religions, gripping every living soul, Was a monstrous human error for the making of men whole.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    tags: fear  men  living  human  soul  earth  strength 
     
    Giving up something that no longer serves a purpose, or protects you, or helps you, isn't giving up at all, it's growing up.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    tags: giving  help 
     
    Edward's grief if you die will be a terrible thing. It will hurt him, a lot, and men like him never grieve alone. He will spread his grief all over us, not because we failed, but because it'll give him something to focus on so he doesn't have to feel the pain.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    tags: men  pain  grief  hurt  focus  alone  die 
     
    Being a successful couple was learning what you were willing to compromise on, and what you weren't; learning when to stand your ground, and when to give it up; what was truly important enough to fight over, and what was just you being pissy. You learned each other's hot buttons, the places that hurt, or angered, when you pressed them. Love makes you learn where all the pitfalls are, and how to avoid them, or how to set them off.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    It all adds up; never discount your efforts, because small efforts build big things. One word doesn't make a novel, but one word does begin a novel, and from that small beginning everything else follows. Even if it's just 'The', write something on that blank page.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    tags: novel  write 
     
    Some moments are perfect, and then someone comes along and f*cks it up. Ain't it always the way.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    tags: moment 
     
    There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    tags: body 
     
    The best lies are always at least partially true.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    tags: lies  true 
     
    There comes a point when you either embrace who and what you are, or condemn yourself to be miserable all your days. Other people will try to make you miserable; don't help them by doing the job yourself.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    tags: people  help  job 
     
    There's Only so much emotional super glue in a person's soul, that everything just stays broken.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    tags: soul  broken  emotional 
     
    My father had taught me to be nice first, because you can always be mean later, but once you've been mean to someone, they won't believe the nice anymore. So be nice, be nice, until it's time to stop being nice, then destroy them.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    tags: time  believe  father 
     
    Remember your personal demons should be afraid of you, because you are their home, their food, and as you heal, their executioner.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    tags: food  personal  demon  afraid 
     
    There are a thousand ways to hurt someone you love that have nothing to do with physical violence.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    tags: hurt  violence 
     
    You can't save everybody. In fact, there are days when I think you can't save anyone. Each person has to save himself first, then you can move in and help. I have found this philosophy does not work during a gun battle, or a knife fight either. Outside of that it works just fine.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    It's not about winning, Haven. I'm not a prize to be won. I'm not the princess that needs rescuing from the dragon. I'm the prince and I kill my own monsters. You need to be ok with that. -Anita Blake
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    tags: winning  dragon 
     
    Feelings are never stupid, they just make us feel stupid sometimes.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    That disapproving look was back in her eyes. Her teacher face. The one that could make you squirm from ten paces, even if you were innocent. And I hadn't been innocent for years.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    tags: eyes  year 
     
    I feel that if you are blessed, or lucky enough, to be doing well, you should help others.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    tags: help  blessed 
     
    I always treated writing as a profession, never as a hobby. If you don't believe in yourself, no one else will.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    If you're open to it, New Orleans will teach you about yourself, but if you want to hide from who you really are, the city will help you do that, too.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    tags: help 
     
    Here's the secret to finishing that first book. Don't rewrite as you go.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    tags: secret  book 
     
    Hope will lie to you, but lust is what it is; it never lies.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    tags: lies  lust  hope 
     
    I used to think I knew what was right and what was wrong, and who the good guys are, and who the bad guys are. Then the world got very gray, and I didn't know anything for a long time
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    tags: time  world  right  wrong  bad 
     
    I'd never met coffee that wasn't wonderful. It was just a matter of how wonderful it was.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    A girl could never have too much jewelry or too much weaponry.
    — Laurell K. Hamilton
    tags: girls 
     
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