The best Quotes by Michael Connelly

The best Quotes by Michael Connelly

Michael Joseph Connelly (born July 21, 1956) is an American author of detective novels and other crime fiction, notably those featuring LAPD Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch and criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller.

You know what I did after I wrote my first novel? I shut up and wrote twenty-three more.
You can't patch a wounded soul with a Band-Aid.
The Black Echo
Los Angeles was the kind of place where everybody was from somewhere else and nobody really droppped anchor.
The Lincoln Lawyer - The Brass Verdict
There were a billion lights out there on the horizon and I knew that all of them put together weren't enough to light the darkness in the hearts of some men.
The Scarecrow
What is jealousy but a reflection of your own failures?
The Last Coyote
I view people two ways. They're either eye-for-an-eye people or they are turn-the-cheek people.
We're all seeking order. We're all seeking control.
The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once wrote that when you look into the darkness of the abyss the abyss looks into you. Probably no other line or thought more inspires or informs my work.
I've sold 11 of my books to Hollywood. There are all kinds of my books on shelves in Hollywood because the scripts didn't capture the characters.
The books I've written the fastest were the best reviewed and sold the best.
Write every day even if it is just a paragraph.
There is no end of things in the heart. Somebody once told me that. She said it came from a poem she believed in. She understood it to mean that if you took something to heart, really brought it inside those red velvet folds, then it would always be there for you. No matter what happened, it would be there waiting. She said this could mean a person, a place, a dream. A mission. Anything sacred. She told me that it is all connected in those secret folds. Always. It is all part of the same and will always be there, carrying the same beat as your heart.
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Mickey: "Who's the lucky guy? Do I know him?"
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Detective: "I need you to both leave. Now."
Lorna: "Dicky-do's, I'm telling you."
Detective: "What was that?"
Lorna: "That wasn't meant for you. But if you heard me, you heard me."
Lorna Crane in The Lincoln Lawyer - Season 1 Episode 1
The thing about this case, I need to win it in court and I need to win in the court of public opinion. The world is quick to cancel these days. Just take a look at my Twitter feed.
Trevor Elliott in The Lincoln Lawyer - Season 1 Episode 1
Working with your ex-wife is one thing, hiring her boyfriend is pushing it, even for you.
Lorna Crane in The Lincoln Lawyer - Season 1 Episode 1
Sometimes I think they teach it in the academy, how to piss people off. When you think of all the bad blood between the people and police, you'd think "how not to piss people off" would be in the curriculum.
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Trevor: "In court, before you can win, you gotta believe you can win."
Izzy: "But what if you don't?"
Trevor: "Then you better fake it 'til you make it."
One thing I know... success is all about momentum.
Everybody lies. Even the best liars give themselves away.
Don't ask questions you don't want answers to.
Philadelphia is a hard working city. It's a blue-collar city and we tend to think that's the type of team we have. We got tough guys everywhere, we have guys who give it up for each other everywhere.
Nick Sirianni - January 2023, on the Eagles' NFC title
Philadelphia, baby. You're gonna love it. Best sports fans in the world. Actually the worst, but that's what makes 'em the best.
Stanley Sugerman in Hustle
In Boston they ask, how much does he know? In New York, how much is he worth? In Philadelphia, who were his parents?
You can leave Philadelphia, but it will never leave you.
In England, they drive on the left side of the road.
In Pennsylvania we drive on what's left of the road.
They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to Pennsylvania - and that's pretty much the same thing.
For when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you.
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Ultimately, it is the desire, not the desired, that we love.
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Without music, life would be a mistake.
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Poetry, she thought, wasn't written to be analyzed, it was meant to inspire without reason, to touch without understanding.
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A living poem had always been the words that came to mind when he tried to describe her to others.
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Our fingerprints don't fade from the lifes of those we touch.
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You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world. But you do have some say in who hurts you.
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That's L.A. They worship everything and they value nothing.
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Envy was just the tax you paid on success.
If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk sign?
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After all, you still need time to just sit there and take a look around.
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It's real, Six. You can't get mad at a real ending. Some of them are ugly. It's the fake happily ever afters that should piss you off.
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What other people think of you is none of your business.
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This is the true measure of love: When we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
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The Light failed; but the Darkness that followed was more than loss of light.
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Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.
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