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Your aura has nothing to do with colors or foods you like." She smiled. "Yellow can mean spiritual. And brown I associate with good sense, practical. Someone grounded in reality. I see your aura as being very spiritual but also very practical. Now mind you, that is my interpretation. For each person, colors mean a different thing. — Patricia Cornwell

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Being gay is just one aspect of my very complicated life. I do not wear it on my sleeve. — Patricia Cornwell

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If my wish was my reality, Kay, I'd be sitting in the backyard in the sun, peeling an orange. — Patricia Cornwell

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Hate makes you stupid. — Patricia Cornwell

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At some level we intend everything we do. That's why it's extremely important to root out our intentions before they uproot us. — Patricia Cornwell

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With DNA, the ability to find out a lot more with a lot less has increased our ability for identification. — Patricia Cornwell

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Being in love brings out both the best and the worst in us. One day we're generous and sensitive to a fault, and the next we're not fit to shoot. Our lives become lessons in extremes. — Patricia Cornwell

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I've always believed human blood is red because it really needs to draw attention to itself. — Patricia Cornwell

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Our government spies and lies. Those trusted to uphold and enforce the law use it to their advantage instead. — Patricia Cornwell

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Yeah. You know what that sounds like. You'd know it if you — Patricia Cornwell

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WALTER SICKERT was connected with Jack the Ripper long before I appeared on the scene. I'm not the first one to think of him. But I'm the first to investigate him the same way we would a suspect today. — Patricia Cornwell

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the suit, if there is one, we still lose because of the publicity." I was scarcely hearing a word of it. Horrible images were playing crazily inside my mind. The 911 call, the fact it was aborted, made me see it. I knew what happened. Lori Petersen was exhausted after her ER shift, and her husband had told her he would be in later than usual that night. So she went to bed, perhaps planning to sleep just awhile, until he got home - as I used to do when I was a resident and waiting for Tony to come home from the law library at Georgetown. She woke up at the sound of someone inside the house, perhaps the quiet sound of this person's footsteps coming down the hallway toward the bedroom. Confused, she called out the name of her husband. No one answered. In that instant of dark silence that must have seemed an — Patricia Cornwell

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When all else fails, I cook. Some — Patricia Cornwell

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She can love one minute and feel nothing the next, not even anger or pain, because after a while those, too, will pass. — Patricia Cornwell

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But those days of being too terrified to move or breathe were left behind in my childhood. I've been through too much and it has hardened some primal part of me that no longer panics. — Patricia Cornwell

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Botox not only helps with wrinkles, it actually makes you feel more relaxed as frowning causes tension. — Patricia Cornwell

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It's not true that we are never given more than we can bear. Only it isn't given. — Patricia Cornwell

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Obviously people read the books in order to be entertained. — Patricia Cornwell

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When I was at college there were two things I vowed I'd never do. One was go to a funeral and the other was deal with computers. And then I ended up being a computer programmer in a morgue. — Patricia Cornwell

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fucking stupid to park there to begin with." "Usually the bigger worry is regular people and the media thinking they can poke around. But no marked car? Okay. There goes your deterrent. Have it your way. You got any idea why the entrance lights weren't on last night?" Marino said. "I only know that they weren't. It's in my report." "They're on now." Gusts of wind hit them like invisible waves of a stormy surf, and Marino felt as if he was about to be washed off the roof. His hands were stiff, and he pulled his sleeves over them. "Then my guess would be the killer turned them off last night," Morales said. "Kind of a strange thing to do once he's already inside the building." "Maybe he turned them off when he was leaving. So nobody would see him, in case someone was walking by, driving by." "Then you're probably not talking about Oscar doing it. Since he never left. — Patricia Cornwell

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DEDICATION To Staci — Patricia Cornwell

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That's why I think the 'Scarpetta' series has worked so well because people like spending time with this character. — Patricia Cornwell

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Murder is about power and the more powerful women get the more it will change the good that they do and the bad that they do. — Patricia Cornwell

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America is the most violent democracy in the world. It's something that's met with great shock, horror, and mystery when I travel to other countries. They ask, Why are there so many shootings in America? Why does everyone own a gun? — Patricia Cornwell

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To hate another person is wrong. It is never right. Hate is a crime of the spirit that leads to crimes of the flesh. — Patricia Cornwell

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A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,' she quotes Ralph Waldo Emerson. — Patricia Cornwell

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Rain slowly slides down the glass as if the night is crying. — Patricia Cornwell

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I am an Armani and a Dolce & Gabbana kind of a person. — Patricia Cornwell

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You don't get over it, I think. Some things you won't get over, not ever, you can't . . . — Patricia Cornwell

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Even if you are a best-seller you feel insecure because it is all so unpredictable. — Patricia Cornwell

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Some sort of psychopath, like a serial killer. — Patricia Cornwell

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In the animal kingdom, lions, tigers and bears - the predators - have closely spaced eyes. Giraffes, rabbits, doves - the preyed upon - have eyes more widely spaced and oriented toward the sides of their heads, because they need their peripheral vision to survive. — Patricia Cornwell

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I've had people turn up to book signings with knives, with guns. — Patricia Cornwell

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And are they consistent with the injuries inflicted by the electric chair, with — Patricia Cornwell

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My friends call me Miss Worst Case Scenario. — Patricia Cornwell

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Legend has it that Walter was taking a walk with his father one day and passed by a church where Oswald directed his young son's attention to a memorial. "There's a name you will never remember," Oswald commented as he kept walking. Walter paused to read: — Patricia Cornwell

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If it's really beautiful weather, sometimes I might take a helicopter out. I got my license in 1999. — Patricia Cornwell

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I won't put myself in a position where I'm vulnerable. — Patricia Cornwell

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Confessing I didn't, I scribbled the directions on the notepad I always kept by the phone. I hung up and my feet were already on the floor as adrenaline hit my nerves like espresso. The house was quiet. I grabbed my black medical bag, scuffed and worn from years of use. The — Patricia Cornwell

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Like every other mortal who has ever been touched by suicide, I had the fallacious belief that I could have done something to stop it. — Patricia Cornwell

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War has become our national industry, like automotives and steel and the railroads once were. — Patricia Cornwell

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Be careful who you choose for an enemy because that is who you become most like, Anna tosses Nietzsche's quote up into the air. She serves up words she has heard me say in the past. — Patricia Cornwell

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In my forties, my optimism was boundless. I had really good health and tremendous success which allowed me to do anything I wanted. — Patricia Cornwell

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Eddie Heath had come in naked with IV needles, catheter, and dressings still in place. They — Patricia Cornwell

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Do no harm and leave the world a better place than you found it. — Patricia Cornwell

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I refuse to sit on my laurels. — Patricia Cornwell

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A dramatic public display, Kay. The dam began to crumble with Columbine. It's not new, just the classification is. People have become addicted to attention, to fame. Profoundly disturbed individuals will kill and die for it. — Patricia Cornwell

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Fundamental problems are the same for everyone," I reply as we move ahead again, then stop again. "Life, death, sickness, diets, relationships, bills that need to be paid. — Patricia Cornwell

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I like crazy shoes or unusual cowboy boots and I collect big belt buckles. — Patricia Cornwell

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every time you get rid of one toad there's another to take his place — Patricia Cornwell

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both of us. "Who can keep track? — Patricia Cornwell

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Punishment isn't punishment if you don't feel punished, if you don't experience the suffering that's intended. It's all about perception. It's all about the way you react to something and that reaction is the real weapon. — Patricia Cornwell

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on another spree. I constantly looked for her when I was with Lucy — Patricia Cornwell

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We create our own worlds. We destroy our own worlds. It is that simple.. — Patricia Cornwell

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Apparently this was based on postings on the Internet, and I thought it all ridiculous, not quite sure who these Ripperologists were. I joked that their threat brought to mind Klingons in formation ready to fire upon the U.S.S. Enterprise. — Patricia Cornwell

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Nietzsche said: When you look into the abyss, it also looks into you. — Patricia Cornwell

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I'm very, very sensitive to pain and to people who suffer. — Patricia Cornwell

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Time on Earth is an opportunity to become more highly evolved, and then people move on or cross over - a — Patricia Cornwell

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You really can't love unconditionally. People can burn and beat love out of you. They really can kill it, and it's not your fault you don't feel it anymore, and how liberating it is to finally realize that. Love isn't for better or for worse, through thick or thin. It damn well shouldn't be. Were Jack still alive, I would not love him. When — Patricia Cornwell

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Crime reporting was aggressive in Richmond, an old Virginia city of 220,000, which last year was listed by the FBI as having the second-highest homicide rate — Patricia Cornwell

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The abuse of power, Benton says. It all comes back to that. We want to be like God. If we can't create, we'll destroy, and once we've done it, once is not enough. — Patricia Cornwell

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When violence occurs anywhere, it is everybody's problem, — Patricia Cornwell

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The greatest gift is our own eyes, sense of smell, and abilities to deduce. — Patricia Cornwell

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Perhaps my greatest shame was that I could not show what I should, and I worried no one would ever know how much I cared. Crows — Patricia Cornwell

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To almost die is to know that one day you will, and to never again feel the same about anything. — Patricia Cornwell

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there to Baltimore," he says, and Lucy keeps her helicopter in Norwood, just outside of Boston, where she has her own hangar. "I see. That's why she's in a flight suit. She's taking you," and I think about the timing of her showing up as I emerged from the trailer. Benton must have let her know about Briggs's death hours ago. "When I'm done here I'll come meet you," I promise as we approach a black Tahoe with dark-tinted windows and government plates. — Patricia Cornwell

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Shutting down is denial. When you deny the past, you will repeat it. — Patricia Cornwell

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Disrespect is a symptom of weakness, of smallness, of an existential problem. By acting rude to me he's showing me what he really thinks of himself. — Patricia Cornwell

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Gravity will get you. Life is inclined toward falling. Not standing or flying, indeed, barely sitting. — Patricia Cornwell

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Blood squirted as his transected femoral artery haemorrhaged to the rhythm of his horrible heart.
- From Potter's Field — Patricia Cornwell

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I've never taken a scalpel to a dead body. — Patricia Cornwell

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the famous American actor Richard Mansfield — Patricia Cornwell

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Phisoderm, not an inch spared, not the inside of my ears and nose, — Patricia Cornwell

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Thoughts are odd misfires — Patricia Cornwell

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What's Mark working on in Denver?" "I have no idea. Some special — Patricia Cornwell

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I stop working at about 3 p.m. on Fridays. — Patricia Cornwell

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The beat of a butterfly wing causes a hurricane on another part of the planet. — Patricia Cornwell

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been programmed in the womb or maybe at conception and there's no escaping. The roulette wheel spins and stops and your number comes up and that's what you are no matter how hard you try or even if you don't try at all. You are what you are, you are what you're not, and other events and other people just enhance the angel or devil, the winner or the loser in you. It's all about the spinning of the wheel, whether it's hitting the winning home run in the World Series or being raped. Decided — Patricia Cornwell

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When she gave you a meal, she gave you herself. — Patricia Cornwell

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I didn't invent forensic science and medicine. I just was one of the first people to recognize how interesting it is. — Patricia Cornwell

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Technology made everything better for a while and now it seems life is circling back around to the dark ages. — Patricia Cornwell

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The next three days were typical for the holiday season. No one was in or returning telephone calls. Parking — Patricia Cornwell

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The older I got, the more I was of the opinion that love can be experienced in many different ways. There is no right or wrong way to love, only in how it is expressed. — Patricia Cornwell

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Aggression is about competing. Competing for the male, for the female, competing for the person most fit for breeding. Competing for resources such as food and shelter. Competing for power, because without hierarchy there can't be social order. In other words, aggression occurs when it's profitable. — Patricia Cornwell

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When you are beaten and raped as a child, your life is murdered even if your body isn't. — Patricia Cornwell

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Grief was like a seizure that shook me like a storm. — Patricia Cornwell

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Just as Jean-Baptiste can hear without ears, his father can become deaf at will. — Patricia Cornwell

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I had fired 9-millimeters before and didn't like them. they weren't as accurate as my .38 special. they weren't as safe, and they could jam. i had never been one to substitute quantity for quality, and there was no substitution for being informed and practiced — Patricia Cornwell

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Certainly the Ripper liked to believe he was actually doing the world a favor by ridding it of "vermin," as he put it. In his mind, his victims were "whores" who got what they deserved. — Patricia Cornwell

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called What to Do When the Police Leave written by Bill Jenkins, whose — Patricia Cornwell

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He has Raynaud's syndrome — Patricia Cornwell

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He believes that all kindnesses will be repaid. He also believes that evil will get its ugly reward, — Patricia Cornwell

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You're only as good as the people around you. — Patricia Cornwell

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I believe the root of all evil is abuse of power. — Patricia Cornwell

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Rage, hate, shock, grief, anguish, terror, scorn, amusement, combinations of them, and nothing. — Patricia Cornwell

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My fans want me to talk to them. And even if they want to be critical, I want to hear what they've got to say. — Patricia Cornwell

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The truth is none of us always does what's right or fair. — Patricia Cornwell

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I've been stalked. — Patricia Cornwell

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I constantly remind people that crime isn't solved by technology; it's solved by people. — Patricia Cornwell