Do no harm and leave the world a better place than you found it.
...nothing succeeds like success.
All this when I know human relationships are not founded on reason any more than my roses are fertilized with debate. I know seeking asylum behind the wall of intellect and rationality is a selfish retreating into self-protectiveness at the expense of another's well-being.
a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing when you’re cocky.
rain slowly slides down the glass as if the night is crying.
I believe the root of all evil is abuse of power.
I am an Armani and a Dolce & Gabbana kind of a person.
Even if you are a best-seller you feel insecure because it is all so unpredictable.
When I was in second grade, my mother moved from Miami to this evangelical conservative environment in western North Carolina, two miles down the road from Billy Graham and his wife, Ruth.
I've had people turn up to book signings with knives, with guns.
The greatest gift is our own eyes, sense of smell, and abilities to deduce.
I didn't invent forensic science and medicine. I just was one of the first people to recognize how interesting it is.
Everyone is doing forensics.
The human capacity to be curious has always existed.
But when I was a little kid, I was always writing stories and illustrating little books that I would create.
Even when I am writing I usually take a break around lunchtime and go for a little walk to clear out my head.
Night fell clean and cold in Dublin, and wind moaned beyond my room as if a million pipes played the air.
I've never taken a scalpel to a dead body.
On the last morning of Virginia's bloodiest year since the Civil War, I built a fire and sat facing a window of darkness where at sunrise I knew I would find the sea.