No one with a happy childhood ever amounts to much in this world. They are so well adjusted, they never are driven to achieve anything.
New York Times, p. C10 (August 4, 1994)
Except for cases that clearly involve a homicidal maniac, the police like to believe murders are committed by those we know and love, and most of the time they're right--a chilling thought when you sit down to dinner with a family of five. All those potential killers passing their plates.Sue Grafton
Sometimes the hardest part of my job is the incessant reminder of the fact we’re all trying so assiduously to ignore: we are here temporarily ... life is only ours on loan.Sue Grafton
I don’t want her to have a cat because she’ll end up talking baby talk to the cat. That’s the way it is, and how can a P.I. do that?Sue Grafton