Elizabeth George Quotes

Susan Elizabeth George (born February 26, 1949) is an American writer of mystery novels set in Great Britain.

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The Pacific Northwest, and particularly Whidbey Island, is extremely suited to be a location in a novel.

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The English tradition offers the great tapestry novel, where you have the emotional aspect of a detective's personal life, the circumstances of the crime and, most important, the atmosphere of the English countryside that functions as another character.

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Oh, yes, I taught 13 and a half years. I taught English, first at a Catholic school and then at El Toro High School in Lake Forest, Calif.

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I taught English, first at a Catholic school and then at El Toro High School in Lake Forest, Calif.

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I'm interested in the dark side of man. I'm interested in taboos, and murder is the greatest taboo. Characters are fascinating in their extremity, not in their happiness.

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Meaningful prayer is a matter of the heart, not the eloquence of the words.

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Nothing else in this world can renew our minds like the Bible.

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I myself have suffered periodically from hearing voices at night when I'm trying to sleep.

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Each day is precious when we consider what we can do to serve God and His Kingdom.

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Let your life choices tell others of your wonderful God as you walk through life worshiping Him.

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I try to create a challenge for myself in each book. And sometimes, believe me, I just kick myself afterwards, and say, 'Why on earth did you ever attempt this, you idiot!' But I'm always better for the experience.

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Wisdom is an ornament of grace to the soul.

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The soul of a child is the loveliest flower that grows in the garden of God.

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I really liked the idea of creating a journal myself. It's like the way I clear my throat. I write a page every day, maybe 500 words. It could be about something I'm specifically worried about in the new novel; it could be a question I want answered; it could be something that's going on in my personal life. I just use it as an exercise.

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I attempt to write a good novel. Whether it is literature or not is something that will be decided by the ages, not by me and not by a pack of critics around the globe.

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