I don’t think writers choose the genre, the genre chooses us. I wrote out of the wish to create order out of disorder, the liking of a pattern.
Interview with Jake Kerridge, The Telegraph, 26 Sep 2009 
There are few couples as unhappy as those who are too proud to admit their unhappiness.P. D. James
I knew that what I had felt was envy or regret, not for something lost but for something never achieved.P. D. James
It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.P. D. James
I can understand the poor and stupid voting for Marxism or one of its fashionable variants. If you've no hope of being other than a slave, you may as well opt for the most efficient form of slavery.P. D. James