"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."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Lisa Scottoline on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Lisa Scottoline on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Lisa Scottoline on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Lisa Scottoline on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Lisa Scottoline on Ernest Hemingway
"Truly I never thought of myself as writing legal thrillers, and I still don't think I do. I write stories about women."
"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."