I have never been depressed or thrown a plate, which I attribute to the cathartic effects of writing books about people whose lives are more grueling than mine.
Never attribute to malice, that which can be reasonably explained by stupidity.
I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse.
The thing that most attracts me to historical fiction is taking the factual record as far as it is known, using that as scaffolding, and then letting imagination build the structure that fills in those things we can never find out for sure.
I never think in terms of how we can compete against the other companies; rather, our primary focus is to make consumers feel the uniqueness and attractiveness of our products.
From my earliest days I have enjoyed an attractive impediment in my speech. I have never permitted the use of the word stammer. I can't say it myself.
No, I never ever considered myself attractive.
I realize I can never take my success for granted. It's not attractive for anyone to be like that.
I understand why people achieve a level of fame and disappear, I never understood it before, but it's an attractive prospect to walk away from it all.
I don't like kitten heels. I just don't think they are an attractive shoe because they always look so stumpy. And I would never wear cowboy boots: a pointy toe and little heel is just not my thing.
I have never been a social lion; I was misidentified as one because I have a very attractive second wife.
When I was very young I never thought I was attractive, because I was a tomboy and I was always the biggest girl in the class.
As attractive as it is, the idea that nature can exist beyond our dangerous 'instinct for happiness' is never the whole story.
I realized I was an attractive older woman who never wanted to settle down.
I never really considered myself attractive. I was always kind of gangly in school.
I've never revved my car at a light for an attractive woman or an auto-rival, not even as a joke.
Well, I was making a record, and I had to choose a name, because they said, you know, you can't make a record under the name of Reg Dwight, because it's never going to - you know, it's not attractive enough.
Women tend to be more intuitive, or to admit to being intuitive, and maybe the hard science approach isn't so attractive. The way that science is taught is very cold. I would never have become a scientist if I had been taught like that.
Cheating is never to do with how attractive you are.
I never consciously choose what I'm going to work on next; I don't have an agenda beyond that attraction. Fortunately, my wonderful agent, Christopher Schelling, knows how I think and points me toward things I might like, which is how I started writing Y.A.