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Janet Evanovich

  • Some people learn from books, some listen to the advice of others, some learn from mistakes. I fit into the last category. So sue me.

  • I always know it's Sunday because I wake up feeling apologetic. That's one of the cool things about being a Catholic ... it's a multifaceted experience. If you lose the faith, chances are you'll keep the guilt, so it isn't as if you've been skunked altogether.

  • Nothing ever seems to change at my parents' house. The kitchen feels just as it did when I was a little girl. ... It's hard to feel like a grown-up when nothing ever changes in your mother's kitchen. It's like time stands still.

  • Everyone knew fear. It was the reaction that made the difference. Some people hated fear and avoided the experience. Some people endured it as a necessity. And some people became addicted to the rush.

  • There's always been true love, but in my day, you either talked yourself into thinking you had it, or you talked yourself into thinking you didn't need it.

Janet Evanovich, U.S. writer

(1943)

Born: Janet Schneider.