"I didn't invent forensic science and medicine. I just was one of the first people to recognize how interesting it is."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Patricia Cornwell on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Patricia Cornwell on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Patricia Cornwell on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Patricia Cornwell on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Patricia Cornwell on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"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 constantly remind people that crime isn't solved by technology it's solved by people."