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    ... he knew that the cruelest of blows too often came with a smile.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    tags: smile 
     
    Motherhood didn't make you stronger; it made you vulnerable and afraid of what death could steal from you.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    tags: death  motherhood  afraid 
     
    Parenthood is nothing but doubts.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    tags: doubt  parenthood 
     
    The Christmas tree, twinkling with lights, had a mountain of gifts piled up beneath it, like offerings to the great god of excess.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    tags: gift  christmas  god 
     
    Sometimes, the person who could make you happiest is the one who waits patiently in the wings.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    tags: people  wings 
     
    The heart makes its choices without weighing the consequences. It doesn't look ahead to the lonely nights that follow.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    If I were stranded on a desert island, the one book I would have with me would is the Bible. There are enough stories in the Bible to keep you engaged for years.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    tags: bible  stories  book  year 
     
    I devote most of my day to writing, and try to turn out at least four pages a day. As for what triggers the creative process, it's a mystery to me! Characters often just walk on the page and I wait to see what they do and say while I'm writing them.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    Medicine is probably one of the best backgrounds for a writer to find stories. I always think cops and docs have the best background because we see so much of human behavior, such a range of human emotions.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    My childhood was spent in my local library in a San Diego suburb. It's where I became a writer - by 1st becoming a reader!
    — Tess Gerritsen
    tags: library  childhood 
     
    God, it's like reality's completely shifted on me. I used to think I was standing on such solid ground. If I wanted something badly enough, I just worked like hell for it. Now I can't decide what to do, which move to make. All the things I counted on aren't there for me anymore.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    tags: hell  god 
     
    The most dangerous enemy in the world is the one you do not recognize.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    We never know until the beast of opportunity is staring us in the face.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    That's what falling in love really amounted to, your brain on drugs. Adrenaline and dopamine, oxytocin and serotonin. Chemical insanity, celebrated by poets.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    tags: brain  insanity  drugs  poet 
     
    Ha! Kids! You have no idea what you put your parents through, either. Wait till you have your own, you'll see. That's when you'll know what it really feels like." .. "What what feels like?"..."Love," said Angela.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    tags: ideas  parent 
     
    Where we go depends on what we know, and what we know depends on where we go.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    Everything's a gamble, love most of all.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    Death does not discriminate; whether saints or sinners, in the end, all are equal.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    tags: death  sinner 
     
    The one man you most want to sleep with may be the worst choice of all.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    tags: men  choice  sleep 
     
    Only the forgotten are truly dead.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    The most intimate feeling people can share is neither love nor hate, but pain.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    tags: people  pain  hate  shares 
     
    We dream our dreams, and sometimes they take us to places we never anticipate. But they are our dreams, and we go where they lead.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    tags: dreams 
     
    The dead do not hurt you; only the living do.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    tags: living  hurt 
     
    I know there's evil in the world, and there always has been. But you don't need to believe in Satan or demons to explain it. Human beings are perfectly capable of evil all by themselves.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    tags: evil  world  believe  human  demon  satan 
     
    With every year that I grow older, I also draw closer to (my loved ones) to the day when we will once again be together. So I march through the deepening shadows, serene and unafraid, because I know that at the end of my journey they will be waiting for me.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    tags: journey  year 
     
    There is honor between bitches
    — Tess Gerritsen
    tags: honor 
     
    Sometimes, the stars line up, the gods smile, and love gets a fighting chance. Just a chance. That's all it can really hope for. No guarantees, no certainties
    — Tess Gerritsen
    tags: chance  smile  star  fighting  god  hope 
     
    She now knew her death was inevitable, and with that acceptance came liberation. The courage of the condemned.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    If you want to remain at liberty, I suggest you not antagonize your defenders.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    tags: liberty 
     
    The best heroes in the world are the reluctant ones. Courage isn't fearlessness - it's acting in the face of fear.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    tags: fear  world  hero  courage 
     
    What Rizzoli thought, staring at her own image, was that she hated Elizabeth Hurley for giving women false hope. The brutal truth was, there are some women who will never be beautiful, and Rizzoli was one of them.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    When you're a fifty-year-old woman, no one really bothers to look at you anymore, much less value your opinion. It's hard on the old ego. But damn, it does make it easy to get away with a lot.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    tags: women  ego  value  opinion 
     
    Even divorce, she thought, cannot erase all the bonds forged by years of marriage. Long after the papers are signed, decrees notarized, the ties still remain. And the most powerful tie of all is written in a child's flesh and blood.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    We are all descended from monsters.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    Only with maturity did I come to appreciate my own Chinese roots: not just the food and the ancient history, but also the philosophy of child-rearing and the respect for education and knowledge.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    We are not as impervious as we think we are. - Dr Maura Isles
    — Tess Gerritsen
    Evil doesn't die. It never dies. It just takes on a new face, a new name. Just because we've been touched by it once, it doesn't mean we're immune to ever being hurt again. Lightning can strike twice.
    — Tess Gerritsen
    tags: evil  hurt  die 
     
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