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99 Famous Quotes By James Patterson For Insatiable Readers

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Famous As: Writer

Born On: March 22, 1947

Born In: Newburgh, New York

James Patterson is an illustrious American author and philanthropist. He has written a number of romantic novels, stand-alone thrillers and non-fiction books. Besides selling 300 million copies of his books, he also holds the title of being the first author to sell 1 million e-books. For three consecutive years, Patterson topped ‘Forbes’s list of highest-paid authors’. His estimated total income over a decade is approximately $700 million. Patterson also received the ‘Literarian Award’ from the ‘National Book Foundation’ in 2015. As a philanthropist, he has generously donated millions of dollars for a number of causes which include colleges, college students, school libraries, universities and book stores. Read through the collection of quotable quotations and sayings by the prolific author which have been excerpted from his books, novels, writings, thoughts, works, interviews, public utterances and life. Presenting notable quotes and thoughts by James Patterson on escape, thanksgiving, people, powerful, children, business, movies, television, grandparents, smile, inside, craftsman, mystery, accomplish, questions, storytelling, delight, worry, care and more.
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Basically, I have two speeds.... Hostile or smart-aleck. Your choice.

James Patterson

Because what’s worse than knowing you want something, besides knowing you can never have it?

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Can I come in? No! I'm in a towel! I'm blind!

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Yes!” said Fang, punching the air. “Freaks rule.

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Popcorn for breakfast! Why not? It's a grain. It's like, like, grits, but with high self-esteem.

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I can talk to fish!" Angel said happily, water dripping off her long, skinny body. "Ask one over for dinner," Fang said, joining us.

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You...are...a...fridge...with wings,' Fang ground out, punching an Eraser hard with every word. 'We're...freaking...ballet...dancers.

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I feel like, like pudding," Iggy groaned. "Pudding with nerve endings. Pudding in great pain.

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What happened to your tan?"--Fang "It was dirt." --Max

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The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into perspective.

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Max, you're the last of the hybrids who still has...a soul.' ... 'She doesn't have soul,' Gazzy scoffed. 'Have you ever seen her dance?

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Here's a freebie: Don't play poker with a kid who can read minds.

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Max: "Fang! This is a huge break! Of course we should go check it out!" Fang: "But we're grounded." Max and Fang: (stare at each other for a second and burst out laughing)

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We’ll be back!” he snarled. It was really Ari’s voice. Boy, you just can’t kill people like you used to,” said Fang

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You looove me. (holds out arms) You love me this much.

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YOU COULD LOCK the Gasman in a padded cell with some dental floss and a bowl of Jell-O, and he'd find a way to make something to explode.

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Holy [Insert your choice of a swear word here]," said Fang stunned.

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How did you become blind, uh, Jeff is it?" Yeah, Jeff. Well, I looked directly at the sun, you know, the way they always tell you not to. If only I had listened.

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Well, that's an evil smile...

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He's gonna be fine," I confirmed. Can we see him?" Iggy asked. Ig, I hate to break it to you, but you're blind.

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Am I tough? Am I strong? Am I hard-core? Absolutely. Did I whimper with pathetic delight when I sank my teeth into my hot fried-chicken sandwich? You betcha.

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A friend of mine once defined love as finding someone you can talk to late into the night

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In the dictionary, next to the word stress, there is a picture of a midsize mutant stuck inside a dog crate, wondering if her destiny is to be killed or to save the world. Okay, not really. But there should be.

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Nudge: "I look like prep school Barbie. (looks at Max) Actually, you look like prep school Barbie. I'm just Barbie's friend.

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They [Erasers] were bad fliers," Angel chimed in, "And in their minds, they weren't all kill the mutants, like they usually are. They were like, remember to flap!

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Dr. Martinez: "I take it you don't want me to call your parent?" Max: "Uh, no." Hello, lab? May I speak to the test tube please?

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I vill eat nine Snikuhs bahs visout bahfing

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Fang felt a cold jolt, then dismissed it. Max wasn’t dead. He would know, somehow. He would have felt it. The world still felt the same to him; therefore, Max was still in it.

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Meaning what? We're going to pretend nothing's going on? That's stupid. The only way to deal with any of this is to get it out in the open." Have you been watching Oprah again?

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I hate this guy,” Ari muttered, keeping his head down “There’s a club,” I told him. “The Haters of ter Borcht Club. Have you gotten your badge yet?

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What are you doing here?” [ndr prison] Selling Girl Scout cookies,” I said. “Want some? The Samoas are terrific.” (Max II to Max)

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Pick a tree. I'll carve our initials into it." -Fang

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My mom had a soft heart after all! Instead of being chained by both wrists, we were only chained by one ankle! I mean, if I’d been looking for proof that she really did love me, this was it, right?

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Max, if you survive your final test, can you steal me one of those magic outfits for me?" I'll try to get one for each of us. Hey! 'If'?

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So you have you price," I said with a mouthful of crumbs. "Your soul for a cookie." Fang made sure Dr. Martinez wasn't looking and then shot me the bird.

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I don't damsel well. Distress, I can do. Damseling? Not so much.

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So there you have it, the extent of my charms: brown hair and eyes like unbarfed chocolate. I'm a lucky girl." -Max

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He [Iggy] started reaching for things around the table, and his hand landed on Total. “You’re black.” “I prefer canine-American,” said Total.

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This time I wouldn't forget him, because I couldn't ever forgive him - for breaking my heart twice.

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This is my brain: O This is my brain after making out with Fang: * It's very sad.

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I didn't know a van could go up on two wheels like that, for so long." -Nudge

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I mean, who cares about SpongeBob SquarePants? I'm sitting here with Wolverine! -random kid talking to Ari

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Oh no! Don't drag us away from Antartica and take us to the playground of the rich and famous! Not that briar patch! -Max

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At that moment I had no mind to change, or not change, or throw against the nearest wall.

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Besides my great fashion sense? I play a mean harmonica.

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Don't ever leave me again." -Max I won't. I won't not ever." -Fang

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You're lying through your fangs," Iggy accused. Fang tried to play innocent--but "innocent Fang" is an oxymoron, so it didn't work.

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Boy, you just can't kill people like you used to,

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Feeding a crowd?' the woman behind the counter asked. Yes, ma'am ,' Fang said sweetly. Yeah, him and all his split personalities, I thought.

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I muttered a swear word to myself. After I heard Angel cussing like a sailor when she stubbed her toe, my new resolution was to watch my language. All I needed was a six-year-old mutant with a potty mouth

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Fang! Come Back!" I started pulling his hair. Shaking his head and shoulders. Hard. "Wake up! Snap out of it! You stupid jerk! I am going to kill you if you die on me!

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Gazzy: (Hugging himself and jumping up and down) "I'm brilliant! I'm a genius! I can blow up the world!" Max: (Raises her eyebrows) Gazzy: "Not that I would want to, of course," (coughs)

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Who ya gonna call?" "Ghostbusters!" "That phrase is ruined forever.

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Nudge: You aren't dead. Iggy (irritably): No. You aren't dead either. How about just 'hello'?

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Gazzy: Captain, like the captain of a ship. And then Terror, you know, T-E-R-O-R.

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I offered to pee on him, but they said no

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There's nothing more annoying than cold logic and reason when you've got a good fit going.

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So the first thing we're gonna do," I told him, "is push you off the roof.

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They call me, The Sharkalator

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Fang: "Have you guys been playing in the toxic waste again? Been bitten by a radioactive spider? Struck by lightning? Drink a super-soldier serum?

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Iggy: "I'll grab a zebra; Gaz, you fill all the bubbles with your trademark scent. so people are choking and gagging; and let's throw beef jerky in their eyes! Now, that's a plan!

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WARNING If you dare to read this story, you become part of the Experiment

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I didn't think he was a robot...but I did wonder if his emotions had been designed out of him. Of course, with a guy, how could I tell? Ha ha!

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Fang, fang. I love you. I looooove you. I love you thiiiiiiiiiis much!

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Excellent. They were flammable.

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You mean other than the wings? I once ate nine snicker bars in a row without barfing. It was a record.

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If you love something let it go.. if it comes back its yours

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Can you giggle while racing for your life and protecting a six-year-old? I can.

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You really are a scary man,no really! If I had boots I would be quaking in them.

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Ari felt like, Hellooo, I have wings! I turn into a wolf! Blending is out is out of the question!

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You are avake, yah?" said a voice in a horribly recognizable accent. "Yah," I muttered, rubbing my head. "And you are still a jerk, yah?

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Good memories are like charms...Each is special. You collect them, one by one, until one day you look back and discover they make a long, colorful bracelet.

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Right now, America looks like a fatheaded, shortsighted, gas-guzzling arrogant blowhard to the rest of the world.

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Who, last time I'd checked, was still on our official archenemy list. (Yes, we have to keep a list. It's kind of sad.)

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Love hurts." Oh, shut UP!" - pg 123

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So Fnick, can I change channel?" Iggy asked. "There's a game on." "Make yourself at home, Figgy." Fang said.

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If your going to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.

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You stand out like a fart in a church.

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I hoped I wasn't actually dead. That would make finding our parents and saving the world really hard.

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Do we have any chlorine? It seems to be kind of explosive when mixed with other stuff." "Like what, your socks? No, we don't have chlorine. No swimming pool.

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Fang: When do I get out of here? Max: They say a week. Fang: So, like, tomorrow? Max: That's what I'm thinking.

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The hamster called. He wants his home back.

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Sometimes when you're at your most certain, that's when everything you know is wrong.

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Where was the catch? 'Cause I knew one was coming.

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Is this a movie?' I heard someone ask. Naw- this is too original for Hollywood. They do sequels.

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Jeb: I wish I could explain what I'd give just to see you smile again. Max (thinking): How about your head on a stick?

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But what is life if you don't live it?

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I'm a freaking princess when it comes to other people's feelings. Yo dogbreath, get your paws of the everglades. -Max

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I'll just ask now: What is it about my persona that draws every insane, power-hungry nutcase to me like a magnet?

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Fang was going to kill me. And after I was dead, he would kill me again.

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I choose you, Max. -Fang

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Yes. I owed my life, Angel's life, and my mother's life to a mutant's ability to create industrial-strength snot.

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Oh great. Yoda captured us.

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Okay, that so did me in. Mr. Rock being all emotional? Expressing his feelings?" p. 12

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And by the way, you clearly don't know me better than Fang does. Do you see Fang arguing with me? No, you do not.

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Ari smiled. The sun was shining, the weather was great, he was eating ice cream, and all his dreams were about to come true.

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Do you ever have dirty thoughts about spongebob?

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It's been said that love finds you when you're ready.

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