"I'd never had money growing up, and it's never been that important to me, except maybe to take our kids on a nice vacation or something like that."
"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life now that I am old I know that it is."Harlan Coben on Oscar Wilde
"A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money."Harlan Coben on John Ruskin
"Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants."Harlan Coben on Benjamin Franklin
"The lack of money is the root of all evil."Harlan Coben on Mark Twain
"Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it."Harlan Coben on Mark Twain
"When I was seventeen, I worked as a counsellor at a co-ed sleep-away camp for eight weeks. I loved it but it could be harrowing - it was far too much responsibility for someone my age."
"I wrote seven Myron Bolitar novels in a row, and I never want to write a Myron book where he just solves a crime. Every one of them I want to be personal, and I want him to grow and change. The problem with that is, it makes the series limited, you can't write a series where a guy is always going through some kind of crisis."
"Losing my parents was the most crushing thing that ever happened to me. I lost my dad when I was 26, and it changed my life entirely."
"The readers are the ones who let us live our dreams. I try to write books which are really compelling - that you'd take on vacation and rather than going out, you'd read in your hotel room because you had to find out what happened. Hopefully that's what readers are responding to."
"No characters in 'Stay Close,' including the leads, are black and white. I want them to be grey. I think that makes for a much more interesting reading experience, something that will stay with you a little bit longer."