Here are some of my favorite quotes from my books:
The Allentown Murders
[Connie relating a conversation she had with Hap] "I knew that all you had to do was bring up the wife and any man would snap back into reality - his own reality, good or bad. Just the thought of the wife has the same effect as a cold shower on a married man. And it worked."
[Bob to Kate]"...and by the way, if you do - don't take any wooden nickels..."
[Kate's reply] "Why, because I might quit this job 'cause someone else is willing to pay me more than you do!"
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Murder at Ravenswood Hall
"Slick, you DO know that breaking and entering is frowned upon, EVEN in the south; DON'T YOU?"
"And when I become famous from my writing I'll remember all of the little people who were my friend when I was nobody!..." ..."And we'll still be your friend when you're nobody - SPECIAL!"
[I went to my doctor and] "He said I had 'a reptile dysfunction', whatever the hell that is..." "...I reminded him that I had the Shingles a few years back and that made me look like a reptile, so maybe they're connected."
Where the Road Begins
"Even a three-bean salad has more than three beans in it!"
"Troubles are just a reminder of how good we have it the rest of the time."
"To be a friend you have to have a friend."
"Quit whining about being cold. We're from Buffalo - we like to suffer."
"I was an only child...except for my brother."
"Somehow [Slick] you always make the ridiculous seem absurd."
"If it weren't for 'stupid', there'd be no words to describe it!"
"Going to school is good for you; it makes you appreciate getting an education."
"How can I think up a good lie if I'm paying attention to you?" - Slick
"Death is not the worst thing that could happen to you; everything else is." -Joanie
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The Almost Definitive Collection vol. 1
"I'm sorry dear. I thought you were doing one of your'external monologue things' not your 'external dialog things'."
"[Always] Smell strangers before you lick them!"
"The difference between Postulate and Prostitiute is that one assumes the truth position and the other the lying one!"