James Patterson Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old james patterson quotes, james patterson sayings, and james patterson proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

James Patterson

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

James Patterson

I believe we should spend less time worrying about the quantity of books children read and more time introducing them to quality books that will turn them on to the joy of reading and turn them into lifelong readers.     

James Patterson

There's no such thing as a kid who hates reading. There are kids who love reading and kids who are reading the wrong books.     

James Patterson

Half the time when brothers wrestle, it's just an excuse to hug each other.     

James Patterson

Half the time when brothers wrestle, it's just an excuse to hug each other.     

James Patterson

Just in case you thought elephants were all sweetness, I can attest to the fact that this one had the time of her life scaring the bejeezus out of those dudes.     

James Patterson

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

James Patterson

A lot of people like the idea of eternal love and eternal romance. The notion of love that is more profound and deeper because it is eternal is very powerful.     

James Patterson

Homework is a term that means grown up imposed yet self-afflicting torture.     

James Patterson

Half the time when brothers wrestle, it's just an excuse to hug each other.     

James Patterson

When your own romantic life is falling apart, everyone else's looks fabulous.     

James Patterson

Pain is a message, and you can choose to ignore that message.     

James Patterson

If we work for social change - and it is good to do such things - let us always do it with an awakened heart big enough for all. There is no enemy; there is only ignorance. There is no one to hate, only many to love.     

James Patterson

A good love story always keeps the pot boiling.     

James Patterson

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

James Patterson

Marty, my mother used to say 'Never get greedy with God.' I think what she meant was 'Don't dare ask for more if you already have what you need.     

James Patterson

You are an endless project... changing, evolving, surprising.     

James Patterson

Okay, okay, okay. I understood that pushing the elevator button over and over again would not make the elevator appear sooner. But I couldn't help myself.     

James Patterson

Seize what's been handed you. Make smart decisions. Make decisions because life is a temporary situation.     

James Patterson

Pain is a message, and you can choose to ignore that message.     

James Patterson

What was premeditated murder if not calculated leverage?      

James Patterson