Brad Meltzer

Born: April 1, 1970

Occupation: Novelist

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In this world, there was nothing scarier than trusting someone. But there was also nothing more rewarding.

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Our fathers never leave us. Ever.

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No matter how far we come, our parents are always in us.

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It's the worst part of seeing old friends: when your rose-colored memories become undone by reality.

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She dumped me for the worst reason of all. For absolutely no reason at all...I mean, if she fell in love with someone else, or I did something wrong, or I let her down in some unforgivable way...That,...

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...can I tell you something...? I don't think you're in love with the past. I think you're scared of the future.

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She wasn't tracking down her father to learn more about him. She was tracking him down to learn more about herself.

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We are all ordinary. We are all boring. We are all spectacular. We are all shy. We are all bold. We are all heroes. We are all helpless. It just depends on the day.

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Stories aren't the beauty of what did happen. They're the beauty of what could happen.

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there's nothing more intimate in life than simply being understood. And understanding someone else.

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We're all being tested...That's what life is.

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The worst lies in life are the ones we tell ourselves.

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You tell them - you tell them there's a cost.....Every decision we make in life, there's always a cost.

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History doesn't choose individual people. History chooses everyone. Every day. The only question is: How long will you ignore the call?

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There's the life you live and the life you leave behind. but what you share with someone else - especially someone you love - that's not just how you bury your past. It's how you write you future.

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Overwatch doesn't just bring together the legal and espionage genres. It merges family problems with professional ones, swirls in a major helping of murder and mayhem, and with a deft touch, reminds us...

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For me, Superman's greatest contribution has never been the superhero part: it's the Clark Kent part - the idea that any of us, in all our ordinariness, can change the world.

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Haven't you ever played Uno?... Sometimes you have to lose all your cards to win.

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Life is filled with trapdoors.

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Every life has forks in the road. And sometimes, the tines of that fork stab deep.

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We all live best in our imaginations.

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All writers steal from their own lives.

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People are more twisted than people think.

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I understand pain. I've lived with pain my entire life. But pain is nothing compared to betrayal. And betrayal is nothing compared to knowing that the javelin in your back was rammed there by the one person...

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So much harm comes into this world when the wrong thing is said. But that's nothing compared to the pain from what goes unsaid.

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...as your father, my instinct is to protect you ... Other people will want to protect you too. But remember that you are not a damsel in distress, waiting for some prince to rescue you. Forget the prince....

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Nico was wrong. The Book of Fate isn't already written. It's written every day. Some scars never heal. Then again, some do.

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There are some people in your life who bring back old memories. And there are others - your first kiss, your first love, your first sex - who, the moment you see them, bring a spark...and something far...

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Don't go to eighth grade...don't talk about something old...don't bring up old memories that have nothing to do with who we are now. THIS is all that matters! TODAY.

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Sharing education, sharing a book…that’s what changes the world.

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When you believe in something, fight for it. And when you see injustice, fight harder than you've ever fought before.

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Women are not weaker. Read that again. Women are not weaker. They are just as strong, just as resolute, just as creative, and are filled with just as much potential as any man.

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My worst moments as a parent have been much like my greatest moments as a parent: the product of complete and perfect accident.

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I played Little League for one year. That was it. Then my mother realized I liked books and threatened my father. I owe her forever for that.

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I love when I teach my son a good lesson. But I love it even more when he teaches me.

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There is no better place to plot the death of a character than when you're miserable and working out.

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I tend to do something for two years then move on to something new. Yoga, then biking, then weight lifting, then back to biking. The moment it feels like a rut, I switch and search for a new love. It's...

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Some people help thousands of people directly, like Marie Curie or Susan B. Anthony. Others help us by inspiring us, like Amelia Earhart. But you do have to help someone.

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As I tell my daughter, when you want something in life - no matter how impossible it seems - you need to fight for it.

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But to me, the most important page in my daughter's book is the last one - because it's blank. It says 'Your Hero's Photo Here,' and 'Your Hero's Story Here.'

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On the day my daughter was born, I started writing a book for her. The plan was that, over the course of her life, I'd fill it with advice on how to be a strong woman. But along the way, I got caught up...

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