Quotes from Roses are Red

James Patterson ·  416 pages

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“Here's a nice image for a life in balance,” she said. “You're juggling these four balls that you've named work, family, friends, spirit. Now, work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it bounces back. The other balls they're made of glass.”
“I've dropped a few of those glass balls in my day. Sometimes they chip, sometimes they shatter to pieces.”
― James Patterson, quote from Roses are Red


“if you spin in a circle perhaps avoiding corners”
― James Patterson, quote from Roses are Red


“If you’re going around in circles, maybe you’re cutting corners.”
― James Patterson, quote from Roses are Red


“Ambition makes more trusty slaves than need.”
― James Patterson, quote from Roses are Red


“waiting in hospitals is as close as we get to being in hell before our time,”
― James Patterson, quote from Roses are Red



“up beside the car. Then he pulled out a Sig Sauer”
― James Patterson, quote from Roses are Red


“I told the truth and shamed the devil.”
― James Patterson, quote from Roses are Red


“He wanted an heir, a tiny piece of immortality.”
― James Patterson, quote from Roses are Red


“I climbed out of my old Porsche in the staff”
― James Patterson, quote from Roses are Red


About the author

James Patterson
Born place: in Newburgh, New York, The United States
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“If you'll kiss me back," he whispered huskily, brushing his lips along the curve of her jaw, "I'll make it six
million. If you'll go to bed with me tonight," he continued, losing himself in the scent of her perfume and the softness of her skin, "I'll give you the world. But if you'll move in with me," he continued, dragging his mouth across her cheek to the corner of her lips, "I'll do much better than that."
Unable to turn her face farther because his arm was in the way, and unable to turn her body because his body was in the way, Meredith tried to infuse disdain in her voice and simultaneously ignore the arousing touch of his tongue against her ear. "Six million dollars and the whole world!" she said in a slightly shaky voice. "What else could you possibly give me if I move in with you?" "Paradise." Lifting his head, Matt took her chin between his thumb and forefinger and forced her to meet
his gaze. In an aching, solemn voice he said, "I'll give you paradise on a gold platter. Anything you want— everything you want. I come with it, of course. It's a package deal." Meredith wallowed audibly, mesmerized by the melting look in his silver eyes and the rich timbre of his deep voice. "We'll be a family," he continued, describing the paradise he was offering while he bent his head to her again. "We'll have children ... I'd like six," he teased, his lips against her temple. "But I'll settle for one. You don't have to decide now." She drew in a ragged breath and Matt decided he'd pushed matters as far as he dared for one night. Straightening abruptly, he chucked her under her chin. "Think about it," he suggested with a grin.”
― Judith McNaught, quote from Paradise


“Were you playing with Stuart?" she asked.
The question was loaded. I was a filthy, filthy woman, and even the five-year-old knew it.”
― John Green, quote from Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances


“Humankind can tolerate only so much rejection.”
― William Boyd, quote from Any Human Heart


“You're apprentice Rangers,' he said. 'And the important word there is "Rangers".' He tapped the silver oaklead amulet around his neck. 'As a wearer of the Silver Oakleaf, I might expect obedience and some level of difference from you. But I do not expect you to call me sir. My name is Will and that's what you call me. You'd call my friend Gilan and my former master Halt, if he were here. That's the Ranger's way.”
― John Flanagan, quote from The Kings of Clonmel


“Friendship can only be addition to, not a substitute for true love”
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