David Baldacci

Born: August 5, 1960

Occupation: Novelist

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David Baldacci

You learn a lot about a person when she saves your life, - Mecho

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Small mistakes tend to lead to large ones. Ours is a lifetime appoinment, and all you have is your reputation. Once it's gone, it doesn't comeback.

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As a lawyer, as a private citizen, you see a lot of injustice. You see a lot of people who should have been punished and are not, and people who were punished wrongfully are not vindicated. Fiction is...

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David Baldacci

See, that why I ain’t go to church. Figger I got me a church wherever I be. Want’a talk to God, well I say, ‘howdy-howdy, God,’ and we jaw fer a bit.’ - Jimmy ‘Diamond’ Skinner

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Pender laughed. "Verify? In this day and age? Who cares about verifying anything? It's all about the speed. Who gets there first defines the truth. You know that as well as any man living.

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Shaw, we're going to die, aren't we?" Probably. Why?" Just wanted confirmation.

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I can write with a crying child on my lap. I have. Often.

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Confidence is inspiring. Yet so often misplaced. (Robert Thornhill)

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Confidence is one thing, disrespect is quite another. (Justice Elizabeth Knight)

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The real worth of a person came from how he acted during the bad times. (John Fiske)

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Depending on the situation, sometimes you can know a person better in ten minutes than someone you have crossed paths with all your life.

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When a poor man gives something, that is a sacrifice indeed. When a rich man gives something, it hardly rises to the same level.

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It's my experience that most folk who ride trains could care less where they're going. For them it's the journey itself and the people they meet along the way. You see, at every stop this train makes,...

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Today might not be so good. But tomorrow, you got another chance to get it right.

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Because life doesn't work that way. You can do everything perfectly. Do everything you think you're supposed to be doing. Fulfill every expectation that other people may have. And you still won't get the...

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The human spirit was the strongest medicine on earth. And sometimes all it needed was a little encouragement to pull off a miracle.

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Time doesn't really heal, it just makes you not to give a crap

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You know what kind of person it takes to run for President? Not normal. They could start out okay, but by the time they reach that level they've sold their soul to the devil so many times and stomped the...

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It's the hardest thing in the world to put yourself in someone else's place, try to really feel what they feel, figure out why they do the things they do. Especially when it's easier to stick a label on...

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It's not getting from A to B. It's not the beginning or the destination that counts. It's the ride in between...This train is alive with things that should be seen and heard. It's a living, breathing something...

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People who have expertise just love to share it. That's human nature.

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People have given me classified information, but always with the disclaimer 'This can never end up in a book.' And it never does.

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Some people take 10 years to write a book and some can do one in under a year.

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The military is a very cool world to write about. I went down to Ft. Benning, Ga., for military training, and I learned a lot about soldiers and officers and why they joined up and what their life has...

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Why waste time trying to discover the truth, when you can so easily create it?

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Libraries rock! Not a sermon, just a fact. As a kid I was a library rat and books changed my life. They can change yours.

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Passion is a rare commodity. When you find it, treasure it and never give it up!

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Anyone who's lived has lost somebody.

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Why can't people just sit and read books and be nice to each other?

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You haven't yet seen me be rude. When I am it's unmistakable. - Michelle Maxwell.

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It's hard, Cotton. To let yourself love something you know you may never have.

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As my father wrote, one's courage, hope, and spirit can be severely tried by the happenstance of life. But as I learned on this Virginia mountain, so long as one never loses faith, it is impossible to...

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Most folks here got rules 'bout trespassing. Warning shot's fired right close to the head. Get they's attention. Next shot gets a lot more personal. Now I'm too old to waste time firing a warning shot.....

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All you have to do [to win a Pulitzer Prize] is spend your life running from one awful place to another, write about every horrible thing you see. The civilized world reads about it, then forgets it, but...

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“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

― Dr. Seuss