"I always have one or two, sometimes more, Navajo or other tribes' cultural elements in mind when I start a plot. In Thief of Time, I wanted to make readers aware of Navajo attitude toward the dead, respect for burial sites."
"Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life."Tony Hillerman on Joel Osteen
"My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength."Tony Hillerman on Michael Jordan
"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."Tony Hillerman on Albert Einstein
"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."Tony Hillerman on Thomas Jefferson
"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."Tony Hillerman on Winston Churchill
"The essays in The Great Taos Bank Robbery were my project to win a Master of Arts degree in English when I quit being a newspaper editor and went back to college."