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“Luck is luck ... What we do with it determines whether it's good or bad.”
“Grudges are bridges with faulty spans. Falling off one is a lot more rewarding than getting stuck on the other side.”
“Pretending the past doesn't exist is as bad as living in it.”
“I write every day. Even if I'm not writing well, I write through it. I can fix a bad page. I can't fix a blank one.”
“Love is very funny business. And sex — well, let's face it, sex is hysterical.”
“If you can't dance on it, it isn't coffee.”
“If you don't read for pleasure, you'll lose your edge as a writer.”
“If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.”
“Second chances are scarier than first chances, because the second time you know how much you're risking.”
“It's hard to resist a bad boy who's a good man.”
Nora Roberts, U.S. writer
Born: Eleanor Marie Robertson. Also well-known as J.D. Robb.