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Born: 1940-12-04
Profession: Criminal
Nation: American
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I am finally glad to see that the jury is looking at me.

Tags: Finally, Glad, Looking

I stagnated in prison a long time, and I have wasted most of my life.

Tags: Life, Time, Wasted

I want freedom and I realize that the only way to get it is to quit breaking the law.

Tags: Freedom, Law, Realize

I've got problems and if you sentence me to additional time, I'm going to compound them.

Tags: Problems, Sentence, Time

It's been sanctioned by the courts, and I accept that.

Tags: Accept, Courts

It's my life and my death.

Tags: Death, Life

See you in the darkness.

Tags: Darkness

There is an appropriate time to release somebody or to give them a break.

Tags: Give, Somebody, Time

There will always be a father.

Tags: Father

You can keep a person locked up too long.

Tags: Keep, Locked

As writers, we don't just need to write about poverty or war or the immigrant experience.

Tags: Experience, Poverty, War

History releases me from my own experience and jogs my fictional imagination.

Tags: Experience, Fictional, History

I feel sometimes like a book tour is a slow series of humiliations and that if you're strong you'll come out of it OK.

Tags: Book, Sometimes, Strong

I find I have to touch what I am working on every day, or a deep-seated dread kicks in that is very hard to overcome.

Tags: Hard, Touch, Working

I really don't feel that writing is therapy.

Tags: Therapy, Writing

I want to say that, in general, when it works, open adoption is great.

Tags: General, Great, Open

I'm a morning person: if I don't get up, put the coffee on and get to my desk by 8, the day has already lost a lot of its promise.

Tags: Lost, Morning, Put

Publishing in a way doesn't have a lot to do with writing, and writing doesn't have a lot to do with publishing.

Tags: Publishing, Writing

The birth mother is placing the baby out of love. I still believe that. Well, the ones we've dealt with who were actually pregnant, anyway.

Tags: Baby, Love, Mother

While I am very much Jewish 'identified,' I'm not a very religious person.

Tags: Jewish, Religious, While

I couldn't really experience being an author when I was still working in publishing - I was trying to negotiate being both. Sometimes the knowledge doesn't translate between the two roles.

Tags: Experience, Knowledge, Trying

I know publishing now more as an author than with occasional peaks inside those elite offices than as an industry insider. It was difficult publishing a novel the first time around, while working behind the scenes, knowing all that has to happen to make a book a success and to still make the leap as an author.

Tags: Book, Success, Time

I think publishing's strength is also its weakness. It's got such a rich and celebrated history as an industry. For the most part, publishing people are incredibly creative, business is done based on the strength of relationships, and the product being peddled is books.

Tags: Business, History, Strength

I think that when the world feels safe and secure, we probably feel more that way in our personal lives. What goes on in the world affects us, unequivocally.

Tags: Goes, Lives, Personal

I wanted a baby of color, to be honest, because I wasn't attached to the idea that I look like the biological mother. I liked the idea of the adoption being clear; it was and is not something I am interested in hiding.

Tags: Honest, Mother, Wanted

I will say, in open adoption, all these choices you make about race, about the amount of mental illness you can deal with, about special needs and physical maladies, you have to lay all this out there before you know anybody's story.

Tags: Choices, Special, Story
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It would be a lie to say that people are coming to adoption with joy at all times. Hope, perhaps, but it would be disingenuous to say that every part coming to an adoption isn't seriously grieving.

Tags: Hope, Joy, Lie

My father is an economist who specialized in foreign food policy, and my mother worked for AID, a branch of the State Department, so food in regards to world affairs was talked about a lot.

Tags: Father, Food, Mother

My first two novels were set in the past, and that freed me up in a lot of ways; it allowed me to find my way into my story and my characters through research.

Tags: Past, Research, Story

The process of open adoption is not discussed in the way it should be. Everyone I know who has adopted domestically has at least one tragic story. It was important to me to be able to describe those situations.

Tags: Able, Everyone, Story

The world is a dysfunctional place in so many ways. It is unstable. So even though that chaos can be reflected in our own homes, I suppose we have to fight that by creating our own versions of safety, which can also turn into ignoring the state of the world.

Tags: Fight, Place, State

What is it about the blank page that makes me want to hurl myself into a game of solitaire? I ask myself these kinds of questions while I'm playing solitaire.

Tags: Game, Makes, While

With domestic adoption, you get a form, you fill it out, and there are these boxes: African-American, African-American and Hispanic, and you check the boxes that you're comfortable with. Race is completely open in that regard.

Tags: Fill, Open, Race

I'm here to tell you the coffee was hot, the orange juice was cold, New York's still there and Reagan National is back.

Tags: Coffee, Here, Tell

If the rules of creativity are the norm for a company, creative people will be the norm.

Tags: Creative, Creativity, Rules

It's not enough to tell people to be creative; they need to know how, and what to create.

Tags: Creative, Enough, Tell

I never believed that surrendering the executive power should be a condition of getting the second term. The second term should stand on its own feet.

Tags: Getting, Power, Stand

How many of you have broken no laws this month? That's the kind of society I want to build. I want a guarantee - with physics and mathematics, not with laws - that we can give ourselves real privacy of personal communications.

Tags: Give, Real, Society

The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.

Tags: Censorship, Damage, Interprets
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