"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."
"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."Lisa Scottoline 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."Lisa Scottoline on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Lisa Scottoline on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Lisa Scottoline 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."Lisa Scottoline on Pablo Picasso
"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."
"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."