Robert Crais

Born: June 20, 1953

Occupation: Author

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Robert Crais

People want you to be ordinary.

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Robert Crais

Stalking the Angel [Joe]"I could off anybody in this place five times over." [Elvis]"Could you off someone and get away with you here?" [Joe]Head shake. "I'm too good even for me.

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It's easy to sound good. All you do is leave in the parts where you act tough and forget the parts where you get shoved around.

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A dog could see your heart in your eyes, Budress told him, and dogs were drawn to our hearts.

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Robert Crais

Efficiency and focus are the keys to success.

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Everything we are is anchored in our childhoods. The drama comes in how we deal with it. Are we slaves to our past, or can we rise above it? This is the stuff of great stories.

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People want you to be ordinary. They don't like it when people are different. They don't like it when a man soars over their heads while they stand in the dirt. People hate you when you're special; it...

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She asked me why I always had something flip to say. I said that I didn't know, but having been blessed with the gift, I felt obliged to use it.

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Everyone knows dogs. Most people love dogs. I think most American families probably have a dog, but I don't think people really realize or understand just how wonderful and special dogs are.

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First and foremost I am a commercial writer, and I hope to entertain people. But having said that, I'm in love with the relationship between humans and dogs, and the more I learned about what our military...

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I was digging for stuff in a used bookstore, and I came upon 'Little Sister.' I fell in love with Chandler that night. I fell right down the rabbit hole of crime fiction.

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If my vision was good enough, I'd be an astronaut.

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Some of us find our way with a single light to guide us; others lose themselves even when the star field is as sharp as a neon ceiling. Ethics may not be situational, but feelings are. We learn to adjust,...

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The sense of smell in all dogs is their primary doorway to the world around them.

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Adults always wonder what to say and how to say it when they're talking to a child. You want to be wise, but all you are is a child yourself in a larger body. Nothing is ever what it seems. The things...

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Robert Crais

I have these huge black foam boards on the wall, and tacked to them, I have these white punch cards with my story ideas, scenes and notes.

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Robert Crais

Pike put down the cat. He slid from Pike's arms like molasses and puddled at his feet.

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