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Laura Lippman

  • ... Tess had never met a rut she didn't like.

  • ... stinginess seemed instinctive to him. Darwinian even. He hadn't gotten to his current size by sharing.

  • ... it's smarter to be lucky than it's lucky to be smart.

  • There was nothing more dangerous than people convinced of their own good intentions.

  • ... how magnanimous was a gesture if one were constantly aware of its magnanimity?

  • Children can be happy when their parents are miserable. But a parent is never happier than her unhappiest child.

Laura Lippman, U.S. writer