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Kerry Greenwood

  • I have a theory that kitchens, once they reach a certain level of complexity, attract new gadgets into their orbit, like planets. Only this can account for the fact that I own two melon ballers.

  • No cook can ignore the opinion of a man who asks for three helpings. One is politeness, two is hunger, but three is a true and cherished compliment.

  • He could pass off the inferior bottles on tables seven and four. Table seven knew nothing of wine, sending back a bottle of Riesling as 'corked' because it had bits of cork in it, the imbeciles. Table four had gulped down a very special old pale brandy as though it was common wood alcohol, which was probably what they had been drinking because they had said that his brandy lacked bite. They deserved inferior burgundy. The bottles that had been stored too close to the stove might have enough bite by now for table four. A wine waiter's revenge may be long in coming, but it arrives in the end.

  • She had always found platypuses irresistible proof that God likes a joke as much as anyone else.

  • Lust was a reliable emotion, but greed was altogether simpler to satisfy and you got to keep your clothes on.

  • The difficulty ... is not to govern people, but to make them govern themselves.

  • The thing about pain ... is that it makes you feel rather lonely.

  • I hate clocks. They tick. Other things make noises in their time and need, but clocks mechanically beat the seconds to death.

    • Kerry Greenwood
  • ...rummaging furiously in a mind which appeared to have entirely lost its card index ...

    • Kerry Greenwood

Kerry Greenwood, Australian lawyer, writer

(1954)

Full name: Kerry Isabelle Greenwood