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Katherine Neville

  • Rules are like flagpoles in a slalom race: you observe their presence religiously, skirt around them as closely as possible, and never let them cut your speed.

  • I hate that stuff — mingling with lawyers and all. I've always thought there must be some reason why the French words for 'attorney' and 'avocado' were the same.

  • Privacy — like eating and breathing — is one of life's basic requirements.

  • Truth has divine properties, and the ability to see it is a gift that's given, not acquired.

  • If you must live in a city, New York is the only city in the world.

  • The laws of chess are as beautiful as those governing the universe — and as deadly.

Katherine Neville, U.S. writer, businesswoman