"I wasn't always a writer. When I went to college and majored in fine arts, I was a painter. Then I was a stay-at-home mom."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Janet Evanovich on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Janet Evanovich on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Janet Evanovich on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Janet Evanovich on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Janet Evanovich on Pablo Picasso
"I think that some books are more successful than others to certain readers. People who read my books for the humor, they're going to love one book. People who read my books for the mystery, they might not like that book quite as much."
"You can get through very serious and sometimes horrible and sometimes embarrassing and very awkward situations with humor. It gives us a way out."
"We don't appreciate the value of humor sometimes."
"Since I can barely write two books a year the best solution seems to be co-author projects. My goal isn't to get another writer to clone me... it's more to produce a book that shares my vision of positive, fun entertainment."