Nora Roberts is an American romance novelist who has written over 225 books. For the in Death series, she writes as J. D. Robb, and she has also written under the pen names Jill March and Sarah Hardesty for publications in the United Kingdom.

Nora Roberts was the first author to be accepted into the Hall of Fame of the Romance Writers of America.

We have compiled a list of the best quotes from Nora Roberts for you.


Best Nora Roberts Quotes

“There’s no reward without work, no victory without effort, no battle won without risk.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“A writer never finds the time to write. A writer makes it. If you don’t have the drive, the discipline, and the desire, then you can have all the talent in the world, and you aren’t going to finish a book.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“You can fix anything but a blank page.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“The most important thing in writing is to have written. I can always fix a bad page. I can’t fix a blank one.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“Sex might satisfy, food might fuel, love might sustain, but without coffee, what is the point?” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“Things have a way of falling into place.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“People and relationships never stop being a work in progress.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“I said, you’re the beat of my heart, the breath in my body, the light in my soul.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“Love without trust? It’s not love at all.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“Half full, half empty, what the hell difference does it make? If there’s something in the damn glass, drink it.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“I wouldn’t waste a day, not an hour, not a moment. Take what you want and damn caution. Live, enjoy. Feed ravenously. Or the biggest regret you’ll have at the end of your life is wasted time.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“If something isn’t special, then it’s ordinary.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“Sometimes I just want to gobble you whole, eat you alive. You’re so gorgeous. You’re so beautiful.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“We make destiny with every turn, every choice.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“I know you love me, but I don’t know why. I look at you and I just can’t get why it’s me. Every time I get my balance, I lose it again. Because it shouldn’t be me, and I think it’d kill me if you ever figured that out.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“I guess money can’t buy happiness if you shop in the wrong places.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“What’s the point of playing if winning isn’t the goal?” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“It’s hard to resist a bad boy who’s a good man.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“Nature will kill you without a minute’s thought, and in nastier ways than a crazy guy with agun. It doesn’t make her any less beautiful.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“I promised myself that no matter where I went, what I did, I’d never take anything for granted again.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“Somethings in life are out of your control. you can make it a party or a tragedy. Or, you could refuse to take the next step. You could refuse to take what you wanted most because you’re afraid someday you might lose it.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“Nothing worthwhile is ever without complications.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“Sometimes a wind comes up, blows you off course. You’re not ready for it, but if you’re lucky, you end up in a more interesting place than you’d planned.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“Love is not enough. But, it is the rock on which all else stands.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“Life is full of circles.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“Some things in life are out of your control. You can make it a party or a tragedy.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“We’re all victims of what life deals out. It’s how we handle it that’s important.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“Be yourself. Be true to that, to your heart. Patience. See what happens if you step back instead of bounding forward.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“Nothing ever seems too bad, too hard or too sad when you’ve got a Christmas tree in the living room. All those presents under it, all that anticipation. Just a way of saying there’s always light and hope in the world.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“Two women can’t share a house comfortably, no matter how fond they might be of each other. It’s got to be one woman’s kitchen.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“I fear feeling my heart break a second time, because I’m not sure I could survive it. I’d rather live alone than risk the pain.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“Courage comes in different forms. There’s strength – that’s the muscle. But love’s the heart. When you put them together, you can do anything.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“I’ve been happy alone and I’ve been unhappy without you. I never wanted to depend on anyone, or to let myself care so much I could be made unhappy. But I depend on you and I love you.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“Pretending the past doesn’t exist is as bad as living in it.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“We make our own choices and we’re each responsible for them. Blame and credit belong to the individual. You haven’t the right to claim either from someone else.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“Love is very funny business. And sex – well, let’s face it, sex is hysterical.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“And still she felt more confident at the prospect of taking on the Russian Mafia than she did attending a backyard barbecue.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“When the going gets tough, the tough eat ribs.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“I generally write a first draft that’s pretty lean. Just get the story down.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“Holding onto something that’s gone only makes a sickness inside.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“She surrounded herself with books at work and at home. Her living space was a testament to her first and abiding love with shelves jammed with books tables crowded with them. She saw them not only as knowledge entertainment comfort even sanity but as a kind of artful decoration.” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“You’re excuses are so lame they’re limping…” ~ (Nora Roberts).

“Winning can be addictive.” ~ (Nora Roberts).


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