"Truly I never thought of myself as writing legal thrillers, and I still don't think I do. I write stories about women."
"I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five."Lisa Scottoline on Steven Wright
"Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery."Lisa Scottoline on Calvin Coolidge
"A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman."Lisa Scottoline on Robert Frost
"Make crime pay. Become a lawyer."Lisa Scottoline on Will Rogers
"Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens."Lisa Scottoline on Plato
"What I'm doing is writing stories about women who care about justice. They are women who think about the difference between right and wrong, what's legal and illegal, ethical and unethical, moral and immoral."
"But the fact is, I'm not work-identified. I'm not a lawyer or a writer. I'm a mom, and I'm a woman, and that's the kind of people I want to see in books in the starring role."
"I am really, I think, truly an easygoing, positive, fun person."
"And when I look at my mother, I reflect on her strength and endurance. She's cranky sometimes, but she is lovable and loving. I'd be happy to be there at 86."
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