"I constantly remind people that crime isn't solved by technology it's solved by people."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Patricia Cornwell on Albert Einstein
"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."Patricia Cornwell on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Patricia Cornwell on Arthur C. Clarke
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."Patricia Cornwell on John F. Kennedy
"I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours."Patricia Cornwell on John F. Kennedy
"In my forties, my optimism was boundless. I had really good health and tremendous success which allowed me to do anything I wanted."
"On the last morning of Virginia's bloodiest year since the Civil War, I built a fire and sat facing a window of darkness where at sunrise I knew I would find the sea."
"I believe the root of all evil is abuse of power."
"I didn't invent forensic science and medicine. I just was one of the first people to recognize how interesting it is."