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If only these walls could talk…the world would know just how hard it is to tell the truth in a story in which everyone’s a liar.
Gregg Olsen (Envy (Empty Coffin, #1))
Now that im older i'm more aware of things that make me feel complete as a person. I'm trying to concentrate on those things as opposed to things that make feel empty
Mary-Kate Olsen
Many introverts don't feel as if they know enough about a subject until they know almost everything.
Marti Olsen Laney (The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World)
Staying true to what makes you happy, because that always ends up producing the best result.
Ashley Olsen
It was late in September and a little more than twenty degrees, so what the hell were people smiling for? They ought to be raising their faces toward the ozone layer in horror.
Jussi Adler-Olsen (The Absent One (Department Q, #2))
Having people in different optimal environments increases the chances of survival of the human race as a whole. It is nature's way to preserve her species.
Marti Olsen Laney (The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World)
The way I see it, you have to take every chance you get because there may not be another one. You have to learn from your mistakes because nobody's perfect. You have to laugh, love & live every day as if it's your last.
Mary-Kate Olsen
I am the cute one! She's just my sister.
Mary-Kate Olsen
But promises based on ignorance always prove disappointing.
Jussi Adler-Olsen (The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, #1))
According to Charles Olsen, the best poetry is a kind of schizophrenia. The poem does not "express" the poet's thoughts or feelings. It is "a transfer of energy between the poet and the reader".
Chris Kraus (I Love Dick)
Why you need a reason for everything? Reason is something people say to make sense of things that don't make sense.
Gregg Olsen (Envy (Empty Coffin, #1))
Be critical. Women have the right to say: This is surface, this falsifies reality, this degrades.
Tillie Olsen
The second difference between the introvert and the extrovert is how they experience external stimulation. Extroverts like to experience a lot, and introverts like to know a lot about what they experience.
Marti Olsen Laney (The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World)
Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression. —Haim Ginott
Marti Olsen Laney (The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World)
For Guy Davenport--whom he told me John Barth once called the last modernist--modernism is 'a renaissance of the archaic'.
Lance Olsen
No one speaks the truth to anyone anymore. Lies either by omission or purposefully have become our national pastime. Backstabbing is an Olympic sport. Or at least it should be.
Gregg Olsen (The Sound of Rain (Nicole Foster Thriller, #1))
Her daughter's comment amused Emily. 'I didn't know stalking could be a group activity
Gregg Olsen (Heart of Ice (Emily Kenyon, #2))
The introvert is pressured daily, almost from the moment of awakening, to respond and conform to the outer world.
Marti Olsen Laney (The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World)
But there is more – to rebel against what will not let life be.
Tillie Olsen (Yonnondio: From the Thirties)
The hardest thing to ever do is to reveal the naked soul to the world. However, in doing so brings healing, growth, strength, and powerful inspiration!
H.E. Olsen (Discovering True Love: A true story of how I learned to love in very difficult circumstances)
It is a long Baptism into the seas of humankind, my daughter. Better immersion and in pain than to live untouched. Yet how will you sustain?
Tillie Olsen
no one can help a troubled person who doesn’t think they need it.
Gregg Olsen (If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood)
The psychopath [or sociopath] makes a mockery not only of the truth but also of all authority and institutions. —Arnold Buss, M.D." Psychopathology
Jack Olsen (Doc: The Rape of the Town of Lovell)
Librarians wield unfathomable power. With a flip of the wrist they can hide your dissertation behind piles of old Field and Stream magazines. They can find data for your term paper that you never knew existed. They may even point you toward new and appropriate subject headings. Their knowledge extends beyond mere categories. They cannot be confined to disciplines. Librarians are all-knowing and all-seeing. They bring order to chaos. They bring wisdom and culture to the masses. They preserve every aspect of human knowledge. Librarians rule...
Erica Olsen
Some of this story is completely true. And some of it isn't. Like truth, evil comes in all sorts of flavors. Some bitter. Some deceptively sweet. Sometimes it comes with a heavy price. While most people don't invite evil into their lives, the dirty little secret is that an invitation isn't necessary. Locked doors don't matter. Neither do fancy security systems. Evil is kind of amazing when you think about it. She knows how to get inside.
Gregg Olsen (Envy (Empty Coffin, #1))
For the last fifty years or so, The Novel’s demise has been broadcast on an almost weekly basis. Yet it strikes me that whatever happens, however else the geography of the imagination might modify in the future in, say, the digital ether, The Novel will continue to survive for some long time to come because it is able to investigate and cherish two things that film, music, painting, dance, architecture, drama, podcasts, cellphone exchanges, and even poetry can’t in a lush, protracted mode. The first is the intricacy and beauty of language—especially the polyphonic qualities of it to which Bakhtin first drew our attention. And the second is human consciousness. What other art form allows one to feel we are entering and inhabiting another mind for hundreds of pages and several weeks on end?
Lance Olsen
Maybe it was more than that. Maybe some things shouldn't be explained.
Gregg Olsen (Envy (Empty Coffin, #1))
There are worse words than cuss-words, there are words that hurt.
Tillie Olsen (Tell Me a Riddle)
If I don't know the worst thing about you, how can I ever really care about you?
Shea Olsen (Flower)
If nature intended us to talk more than listen, she would have given us two mouths and one ear. —ANONYMOUS
Marti Olsen Laney (The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World)
Trust and stupidity are close friends. Of course, no one really knows that until it’s too late.
Gregg Olsen (Lying Next to Me)
For a writer, I'm not sure that feeling of knowing you've just written something good and strong can be trumped. Not because it means I did something right. But because it proves how many wrongs I pushed through to get there.
Cara Rosalie Olsen
For introverts who have a high level of internal activity, anything coming from the outside raises their intensity level index quickly. It’s kind of like being tickled—the sensation goes from feeling good and fun to “too much” and uncomfortable in a split second.
Marti Olsen Laney (The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World)
You poke at evil with a stick," Valerie had said, offering chilling advice they'd never forget. "Never use your fingers.
Gregg Olsen (Envy (Empty Coffin, #1))
I know nothing of writing books properly. I write in the same manner I live life: one feeling at a time. If this makes me a bad writer, then I might hope to author several bad books.
Cara Rosalie Olsen (Awakening Foster Kelly)
He always told his girl, "If only these walls could talk... the world would know just how hard it is to tell the truth in a story in which everyone's a liar." But the walls didn't talk.
Gregg Olsen (Envy (Empty Coffin, #1))
People become librarians because they know too much. Their knowledge extends beyond mere categories. They cannot be confined to disciplines. They bring order to chaos. They bring wisdom and culture to the masses. Librarians rule. And they will kick the crap out of anyone who says otherwise.
Erica Olsen
In tiny Denmark the system wasso ingenious that if you knew some dirt about somebody, they also knew something just as bad about you. If it wasn't hushed up, the one person's offense quickly infected the other's. A strange, practical principle that meant that no one would say anything about anyone else, not even if they were caught with their hands in the biscuit tin.
Jussi Adler-Olsen
She looked at ways to quantify life. Analytic in nature, her head almost always overruled her heart. Love it? Hate it? She wanted to KNOW it.
Gregg Olsen (Envy (Empty Coffin, #1))
The women laugh a little. I do too. Though I’m only mimicking their laughter. Nothing is funny to me.
Gregg Olsen (The Sound of Rain (Nicole Foster Thriller, #1))
Carl sent a message from his brain to his hands that it was still illegal to strangle people.
Jussi Adler-Olsen (The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, #1))
I'd tell my mother to, you know, go you-know-what herself and I would go help those children. They're in an orphanage and they've got family! That's sickening. What does John do? Nothing. His kids are in an orphanage... and he does nothing. ~ Michelle Jarvis
Gregg Olsen (If Loving You Is Wrong: The Shocking True Story of Mary Kay Letourneau)
Lifelong full-body salving is why Black folks look so young. Black doesn’t snap, crackle, or pop—why? Because: moisture. It’s why some of us look twelve at thirty. Listen to me, white folks. I’m dropping life secrets here. Why else do you think the Olsen twins (born in 1986) look the same age as Nia Long (born in 1970)? You haven’t used the BUTTERS.
Luvvie Ajayi Jones (I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual)
I'm a successful businessman, a very successful bussinessman,' he said, dead-eyed to the camera. 'Guys like me don't kill our wives. We trade 'em in and get a new one
Gregg Olsen (Heart of Ice (Emily Kenyon, #2))
He’s a narcissist, and I wonder what it says about me that I’m willing to sleep with a man whose eyes constantly look past me in search of his own reflection.
Gregg Olsen (The Sound of Rain (Nicole Foster Thriller, #1))
The most beautiful things aren't ever things, are they?
Cara Rosalie Olsen (Awakening Foster Kelly)
Your eyes. They’re gorgeous,” I said, unable to tear my gaze away. “That’s because they’re looking at you,” he intoned.
Julie Olsen (Full Disclosure (No Secrets, #1))
Education isn’t something your professors make for you. It’s something you make for yourself.
Lance Olsen (Rebel Yell: A Short Guide to Fiction Writing)
a negative soul who made a point of slicing the joy from any possible moment with her razor of a tongue.
Gregg Olsen (The Last Thing She Ever Did)
Introverted people who balance their energy have perseverance and the ability to think independently, focus deeply, and work creatively.
Marti Olsen Laney (The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World)
But in late March in the Pacific Northwest, a cease-fire on precipitation only meant the clouds were taking a coffee break.
Gregg Olsen (The Girl in the Woods (Waterman and Stark, #1))
I loved my mother because I didn’t know I had a choice. I had to love her.
Gregg Olsen (If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood)
I have had to learn the simplest things last. Which made for difficulties.
Charles Olson
Schon wieder dieses verdammte Schweigen. Das war ja nervtötender als diese Politiker, die ihre ewig langen Sätze mit einem Äh nach jedem zweiten Wort unterbrachen.
Jussi Adler-Olsen
Ho jeg har visst alt faat Vaaren i mig, jeg bruker min Qvind som en gale, Fan steike mig, og æter langt bedre end på længe!(1912, brev til J.M. Køhler Olsen i Bergen)
Knut Hamsun (Selected Letters 2: 1898-1952)
Japanese collector
Gregg Olsen (A Wicked Snow)
But just as no one really knows what it is like to be a mother until she holds her first child, no one who hadn't felt the sudden loss of a child could ever even approximate the stabbing ache that came with every breath. I
Gregg Olsen (A Cold Dark Place)
When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can oftentimes arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions. Most people just don't put in the time or energy to get there.
Dan Olsen (The Lean Product Playbook: How to Innovate with Minimum Viable Products and Rapid Customer Feedback)
She was only fifteen! What is the matter with these kids today? Can't they wait to have sex until they get their driver's license and can go somewhere?
Gregg Olsen (Envy (Empty Coffin, #1))
And he'd kill Lily Ann Denton, put her in the trunkm and go to arbys. Godm he was hungry.
Gregg Olsen (Heart of Ice (Emily Kenyon, #2))
And he'd kill Lily Ann Denton, put her in the trunkm and go to arbys. God. he was hungry.
Gregg Olsen (Heart of Ice (Emily Kenyon, #2))
What in me demanded that goodness in her? And what was the cost, the cost to her of such goodness?
Tillie Olsen
Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat any time and be yourself. —Hermann Hesse
Marti Olsen Laney (The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World)
Claire and Dorothea are ill because they can afford to be ill.
Gregg Olsen (Starvation Heights: A True Story of Murder and Malice in the Woods of the Pacific Northwest)
I was free. Free also means nothing.
Gregg Olsen (The Sound of Rain (Nicole Foster Thriller, #1))
The ones that test the limits sometimes do the most amazing things in life. That’s what I’ve always thought.
Gregg Olsen (Lying Next to Me)
You don't get to be the decider of what is yours and what can't be someone else's experience.
Gregg Olsen (Lying Next to Me)
Our marriage is quietly rocky. Silently in shambles. I love her without a scintilla of doubt.
Gregg Olsen (Lying Next to Me)
When overstimulated, the introvert’s mind can shut down, saying, No more input, please. It goes dark.
Marti Olsen Laney (The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World)
I have had days stare back at me as if to say, let’s see who will darken first.
William Olsen
Around forty children die every year after they’re forgotten in a car,
Gregg Olsen (Fundamental Love (Notorious USA, Utah))
now.” Emily pulled
Gregg Olsen (A Cold Dark Place)
Der skal to mennesker til et venskab, men kun ét til svig.
Jussi Adler-Olsen (Alfabethuset)
Mimi killed her brother,
Gregg Olsen (A Wicked Snow)
leathery tan face and eyes popping from white rings of flesh left by tanning goggles, had his head so far up his ass that he needed a snorkel to breathe. At least most thought so.
Gregg Olsen (A Wicked Snow)
No one, certainly no teenager, was normal or felt they were. Everyone wore a kind of mask that kept people from really seeing what - or who - was inside
Gregg Olsen (Envy (Empty Coffin, #1))
Larvae can consume an entire human body in a week.
Gregg Olsen (The Girl in the Woods (Waterman and Stark, #1))
I don’t know why the water and the sky scare me. I wonder if it is because here at the ocean there is no place to hide.
Gregg Olsen (A Wicked Snow)
What is the most valuable thing on earth? It’s not the Hope Diamond, or the National Treasury. It’s not a Picasso collection, or the Microsoft fortune. It is the wisdom of God, seen in the pages of your Bible. You’ve had access to it all along.
Rachel Olsen (It's No Secret: Revealing Divine Truths Every Woman Should Know)
Maeve, you wrote this to Tillie Olsen, who treasured it, and had it up on her studio wall. I copied it, and it’s now on the [bulletin] board over my desk.” The passage reads: I have been trying to think of the word to say to you that would never fail to lift you up when you are too tired or too sad [to] not be downcast. But I can think only of a reminder—you are all it has. You are all your work has. It has nobody else and never had anybody else. If you deny it hands and a voice, it will continue as it is, alive, but speechless and without hands. You know it has eyes and can see you, and you know how hopefully it watches you. But I am speaking of a soul that is timid but that longs to be known. When you are so sad that you “cannot work” there is always danger fear will enter in and begin withering around. A good way to remain on guard is to go to the window and watch the birds for an hour or two or three. It is very comforting to see their beaks opening and shutting. This is real friendship—the kind that takes another’s soul as seriously as one’s own. Aristotle considered it the highest order of love, philia, or “friendship love,” in which tending to somebody else’s welfare is central to our own flourishing.
Kate Bolick (Spinster)
their stories, tell their tales, pose for pictures, and shake their heads for the TV cameras. As one high school student told the reporter from the Today show, “Nothing much ever happens around here, so this is kind of fun. Sad, but fun at the same time.
Gregg Olsen (A Wicked Snow)
Only in the campfire-stoked stories of Boy Scouts, bedtime tales baby-sitters employ to frighten bratty charges, or in the sweet delight of grandpas who never grew up, would the stories live on.
Gregg Olsen (Starvation Heights: A True Story of Murder and Malice in the Woods of the Pacific Northwest)
But, Kristen, the blood,” he says, “I don’t know how the blood got there.” He glances at me, then back at his drink. He looks like he might cry. “Honey, you cut your finger at work,” I say, though unconvincingly.
Gregg Olsen (Lying Next to Me)
From Olsen's Nation: "Through the power of our diplomacy, a world that was once divided about how to deal with Iran’s nuclear program now stands as one. Standing as one, the world now sincerely regrets Iran’s nuclear program." — President Bodvar Olsen, fifth State of the Union address
Randy Quarles (Olsen's Nation)
When I stop trying to create a life for myself, I find the life God creates for me. When I cease trying to make a name for myself—competing, grasping, pushing my way to the top—His name emerges through the actions of my life.
Rachel Olsen (It's No Secret: Revealing Divine Truths Every Woman Should Know)
A mysterious object, a good book. It did that to you; made it almost painful turning the last page. Then it clung in your mind, like static, refusing to let go until another good book came along and gently weaved its undoing spell.
Cara Rosalie Olsen (Awakening Foster Kelly)
Hmm.” “What?” I glance down to find Heath studying my cock with a furrowed brow, as though it’s some kind of puzzle he’s trying to work out. “Well… do I have to do anything special with the foreskin?” “Yes, there’s a little latch at the back so you can take it off,” I deadpan. “Just leave it on the nightstand and I’ll reattach it when you’re done.” He straightens up and sends me an arctic glare, prompting a fit of laughter to rumble through my entire body. “You’re an asshole.
Isla Olsen (Fake It 'til You Make Out (Love & Luck, #1))
There’s a singular kind of desperation that links all of us who cannot conceive but think of nothing else. I wonder about us. What has made that message play over and over inside our heads? Is it biology? I want it to be that. I want the reason I sit on the toilet, hoping against hope, to be biological and not some kind of mental disorder.
Gregg Olsen (Lying Next to Me)
If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. —John F. Kennedy
Marti Olsen Laney (The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World)
Everything changes, sweetheart. The universe loves to happen.
Lance Olsen (Calendar of Regrets)
It is always easier to sleep at night if the monsters outside your house only knock when you give them cause.
Gregg Olsen (Lying Next to Me)
But learned personality traits aren't often based on present reality but on a past from which there is no escape.
Gregg Olsen (Lying Next to Me)
Einstein said later in life, “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
Marti Olsen Laney (The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World)
I'll live to be one year younger, because I can't stand the idea of a world without you in it, and die buried beneath an avalanche of my own books.
Lance Olsen (Theories of Forgetting)
Life isn't fair. That's just how it is. It doesn't mean you stop trying to be a good person. Because when you're a good person, you make life a little more fair for everyone else.
Miranda Olsen
Tempus edax rerum, usually translated “Time devours all things.
Corey Olsen (Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit)
mean, not for the same reason,” Birdy
Gregg Olsen (The Girl in the Woods (Waterman and Stark, #1))
Alles in allem ein richtiger Scheißtag.
Jussi Adler-Olsen (The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, #1))
Beetles never stop. They gnaw silently and relentlessly. Guilt is like that too.
Gregg Olsen (The Last Thing She Ever Did)
I thought that being with someone who seemed to love me was better than being alone.
Gregg Olsen (The Sound of Rain (Nicole Foster Thriller, #1))
cell finally finds service outside of Fruitland and I pull the BMW over to make some calls. First
Gregg Olsen (The Sound of Rain (Nicole Foster Thriller, #1))
Casting was a source of amusement. Tatum O'Neal, Darryl Hannah, Gail O'Grady, even Calista Flockart were mentioned as possible
Gregg Olsen (If Loving You is Wrong (Crime Rant Classics))
TV movie announced by USA Network also occupied Mary Kay's time and though she didn't
Gregg Olsen (If Loving You is Wrong (Crime Rant Classics))
bullshit.” “I wish. I just got off the phone with her so-called lawyer—Deke Meyer. They want to work out a deal so that Mimi can be
Gregg Olsen (A Wicked Snow)
And could you not make a cameo of this and pin it onto your aesthetic hearts?
Tillie Olsen (Yonnondio: From the Thirties)
It was dimly lit with very few other people—just about my pace of excitement.
Marti Olsen Laney (The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World)
It’s funny to love someone so much that it hurts.
Gregg Olsen (Lying Next to Me)
My heart is in the stars, Beyond reach and reason. He will never be mine, And I will never love another. —Sutton Olsen
Harloe Rae (Breaker)
Nick is right, the Olsen twins do have a worrisome co-dependent relationship. I understand those bitches, though, I really do.
Rachel Cohn (Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist)
three-year-old girl in a car unattended.
Gregg Olsen (The Sound of Rain (Nicole Foster Thriller, #1))
I’m sitting on a barstool in her kitchen while she hovers over me. “Right,” I tell Stacy. “One night. That’s all.
Gregg Olsen (The Sound of Rain (Nicole Foster Thriller, #1))
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night. —MARGARET MEAD
Marti Olsen Laney (The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World)
Kids who are good at traditional school—repeating rote concepts and facts on a test—can fall apart in a situation where that isn’t enough. Programming rewards the experimental, curious mind.
Ketil Moland Olsen
There’s another, simple, idea that has been shared on the Internet: after buckling a child into a car seat, a driver takes off his or her left shoe and puts it on the back seat. Once they reach their destination, they won’t go far without the shoe, and they’ll be reminded of the child.
Gregg Olsen (Fundamental Love (Notorious USA, Utah))
Not again, Draper," Frank sighed. "You're not going to stop us from crossing. You and I know that the one thing the Government does even more poorly than provide healthcare is secure its borders.
Randy Quarles (Olsen's Nation)
the West Valley City police were still silent about the fact that it was Susan’s blood that they’d recovered from her house, and that she had left a note saying she was afraid her husband might kill her.
Gregg Olsen (If I Can't Have You: Susan Powell, Her Mysterious Disappearance, and the Murder of Her Children)
Literary history and the present are dark with silences . . . I have had special need to learn all I could of this over the years, myself so nearly remaining mute and having to let writing die over and over again in me. These are not natural silences--what Keats called agonie ennuyeuse (the tedious agony)--that necessary time for renewal, lying fallow, gestation, in the natural cycle of creation. The silences I speak of here are unnatural: the unnatural thwarting of what struggles to come into being, but cannot.
Tillie Olsen
A warm smile, and some serious electricity passed between us. I felt it. I didn't know if she did or didn't. Hasn't everyone experienced that moment when there's a charge in the air between you and another person?
Gregg Olsen (Lying Next to Me)
How did we get here?' Sophie asks. 'We drove our cars,' I say, teasing. She makes a face and signals for more wine. 'Funny,' she says. 'I mean to this place in our lives when everything seems so perfect but isn't?
Gregg Olsen (Lying Next to Me)
This was what Ditlev loved: ceaseless gunfire, ceaseless killing, flapping specks in the sky terminated in an orgy of color. The slow drizzle of birds' bodies falling from above. The eagerness of the men to reload their weapons.
Jussi Adler-Olsen (The Absent One (Department Q, #2))
Thinking and dreaming of what happened is a far different experience than giving voice to events that haunt you. You cry when you tell someone something. You shake. You get sick. You seek comfort. When you don’t speak about it and just think it, you don’t fall apart.
Gregg Olsen (Lying Next to Me)
Laura Ingalls Wilder should have been in class with us, too. With friends like us, she never would have had to put up with Nelly Olsens or Jenny Pratts. With friends like us, she never would have had to feel bad about wearing her same dress every single day of her life.
Jennifer Gooch Hummer (Girl Unmoored)
You should have dragged my butt out of bed." "Your butt's too big to drag," Taylor said. Hayley sat on the floor, facing her sister. "That means yours is too. We have the same butt, remember?" "Don't remind me," Taylor said. "I see it every time you walk in front of me.
Gregg Olsen
Introverted children may not be as demonstrative as extroverted children. They love and value you, but they may not talk about it as much. Accept your temperament and your child’s. They can’t be changed. Both of you have wonderful qualities to contribute to your family and to the world.
Marti Olsen Laney (The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World)
research suggests that all students are motivated to learn, as long as there are clear expectations, the tasks and activities have value, and the learning environment promotes intrinsic motivation (Wlodkowski & Ginsberg, 1995; Eccles & Wigfield, 1985; Feather, 1982; Kovalik & Olsen, 2005).
Michael Mills (Effective Classroom Management: An Interactive Textbook)
If she pleaded not guilty, David said she could suggest that the boy had been the agressor, or maybe it was all some teenage fantasy that went too far. Maybe the sex never really happened. Mary Kay saw that scenario as ridiculous. Almost laughable. She didn't think it would work. "I'm carrying his baby," she said. Scratch that.
Gregg Olsen (If Loving You Is Wrong: The Shocking True Story of Mary Kay Letourneau)
Unlike men writers who marry, most will not have the societal equivalent of a wife-- nor (in a society hostile to growing life) anyone but themselves to mother their children.
Tillie Olsen (Silences)
There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home.
Kenneth Olsen
Mächtig ist der Feind, der in seinem Gegner Zweifel wecken kann. Übermächtig ist der, der sich unsichtbar machen kann.
Jussi Adler-Olsen (Alfabethuset)
Write the tests first, or second, or third. But write the darned tests.
Russ Olsen (Eloquent Ruby (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby))
Feelings are everywhere—be gentle. —J. Masai
Marti Olsen Laney (The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World)
All this seeing. All this relentless taking in.
Lance Olsen (Theories of Forgetting)
At the end of the day, trust is everything.
Gregg Olsen (Lying Next to Me)
It's hard to unbraid a life with a man that you believe in.
Gregg Olsen (Lying Next to Me)
Gossip sometimes becomes a reality for some.
Gregg Olsen (Lying Next to Me)
These aren’t
Gregg Olsen (The Girl in the Woods (Waterman and Stark, #1))
The young man from Seabeck who’d been in and out of the county jail so often he thought he’d be able to leave some belongings behind for his next stretch of incarceration.
Gregg Olsen (Victim Six)
harshly, the first shift in a demeanor that Bauer
Gregg Olsen (A Wicked Snow)
W. W. Horsley was a skilled surgeon, a balding near-genius
Jack Olsen (Doc: The Rape of the Town of Lovell)
As we stand there, the rain rolling off umbrellas, a man pushes through the soggy crowd. He’s tall with dark, wavy hair that brushes his ears. He’s wearing a long, black overcoat, and his shoes are expensive and likely ruined from the swelling puddle that has suddenly surrounded us like a moat. Samuel runs to him and Angela follows, coils her arm around him.
Gregg Olsen (The Sound of Rain (Nicole Foster Thriller, #1))
Let her be. So all that is in her will not bloom—but in how many does it? There is still enough left to live by.
Tillie Olsen (I Stand Here Ironing)
It isn’t a mask that she wears to cover the past but an invisible badge of courage.
Gregg Olsen (If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood)
that 10 percent of a nightmare is still a nightmare.
Gregg Olsen (If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood)
She’d done exactly what she’d wanted to do. Making people unhappy was her way of having fun.
Gregg Olsen (If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood)
or
Gregg Olsen (Lying Next to Me)
mechanical,
Gregg Olsen (Lying Next to Me)
Oh, readers. If only you knew what we've gone through for you.
Harry Olsen
I want to try all thirty-one flavors with you.
Lisa Olsen (Tempt Me When the Sun Goes Down (Forged Bloodlines Book 9))
Manuelo: Have another muffin. They're still warm from the oven. Chloe: My life is a mess, Manuelo. Another muffin isn't going to help. Manuelo: It can't hurt.
Megan Stine (Boy Crazy (So Little Time, #11))
Chloe Carlson: But don't think I'm all alone without Lennon. Oh, no. I'll be perfectly fine. I still have my friends, Ben and Jerry. Riley Carlson: They're my friends too!
Megan Stine (Boy Crazy (So Little Time, #11))
I like the pooch. When I’ve had a dog’s snout in my mouth, we tend to develop a special bond.
Randy Quarles (Olsen's Nation)
touching on the points of two lives that had once intersected, and were now reunited.
Gregg Olsen (A Wicked Snow)
Who would kill the one person who made life worth living?
Jussi Adler-Olsen (Mercy (Department Q, #1))
I’m going to get back to that place where crumble is a topping and not a way of life. “You’ve
Gregg Olsen (The Sound of Rain (Nicole Foster Thriller, #1))
WIthout the thorns the beauty would be too easy. It would be underappreciated. Rose and Thorn, you can have one without the other, and that's what makes them so precious.
Ella Joy Olsen (Root, Petal, Thorn)
tears are words the heart can't say
Ella Joy Olsen (Root, Petal, Thorn)
The lie would grow into a disease. Cancer, probably.
Gregg Olsen (The Last Thing She Ever Did)
It came from down where laughter is a defense and not an outstretched hand.
Jussi Adler-Olsen (The Absent One (Department Q, #2))
said when he came back inside. “I was telling Elan before you came home
Gregg Olsen (The Girl in the Woods (Waterman and Stark, #1))
It would be hard to find a more evil villain than Carl Mørck in a spaghetti Western.
Jussi Adler-Olsen (The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, #1))
Hannah set down her paperwork. “That’s complete bullshit.
Gregg Olsen (A Wicked Snow)
grateful because each detail kept her from the purpose of the call. She talked about her life in California and how she had never returned to Rock Point or Spruce County.
Gregg Olsen (A Wicked Snow)
Growth stationery from “X. Drew Butler,” advising the mayor of Airway Heights to prepare for major expansion
Jack Olsen (Son: A Psychopath and his Victims)
The planet is man’s; he has bent it to his will and made it his to enjoy; his to develop, and his to destroy.
Jack Olsen
Jesus, some thought, would get a new lawyer.
Gregg Olsen (If Loving You is Wrong (Crime Rant Classics))
As the campfire burned to an ashy bowl of red-hot embers, the boys would ramble on, piling up horror upon horror, like cordwood stacked under a blood-red-barked madrona tree.
Gregg Olsen (Starvation Heights: A True Story of Murder and Malice in the Woods of the Pacific Northwest)
I drive a taxi and a car and a truck and a T-55 tank and also a T-62 and armored cars and the motorcycles with and without sidecars.
Jussi Adler-Olsen (The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, #1))
Smoking is extremely hazardous to you and those around you" it said on the label. He glanced around. The few termites that might thrive down here could probably handle it.
Jussi Adler-Olsen
the faces of Mimi Garcia and her dead brother, Enrique. His was lifeless, chalky white. His sister’s was full of fear. I’ll take care
Gregg Olsen (A Wicked Snow)
San Francisco “Eyewitness” news team had
Gregg Olsen (A Wicked Snow)
Nothing so terrible can be forgotten. But all she wanted—all the others had wanted—was a chance to get on with their own lives. They deserved and hoped for a chance at being normal. But that was never to be, though in time the headlines would shrink, the interest would ebb. But it could not be completely disregarded. There was always the angle. Always and forever.
Gregg Olsen (A Wicked Snow)
I realized that no one ever really dies. We always live on. I had experienced a God as real and tangible as we are. He knows our every heartache, yet allows us to experience and endure them for our growth. His is the highest form of love; He allows us to become what we will. He watches as we create who we are. He allows us to experience life in a way that makes us more like Him, divine creators of our own destiny.
Jeff Olsen (I Knew Their Hearts: The Amazing True Story of Jeff Olsen's Journey Beyond the Veil to Learn the Silent Language of the Heart)
From the inside, a violent home looks starkly different than it does to outsiders. Children who grow up with cold, narcissistic, or sadistic parents don’t know that a caretaker with the potential for extreme cruelty is not the norm. Even when they see a contrast in the families of friends, they’ve already been robbed of the ability to challenge parental authority. Instead of seeking help, they hunker down and adapt.
Gregg Olsen (If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood)
my sister and I want to laugh out loud. She stands in her kitchen pouring a really good chardonnay. Her wrists, like her ankles, are perfect. Her fingers slender and adorned with the Tiff—the rock on a platinum
Gregg Olsen (The Sound of Rain (Nicole Foster Thriller, #1))
Yep, definitely promising.      Chapter Seventeen   The next night started with a formal meeting of all the Houses.  Of course Macallister wasn’t invited, and I couldn’t ask him along as part of my entourage as it was
Lisa Olsen (Follow Me When the Sun Goes Down (Forged Bloodlines, #5))
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Gregg Olsen (Lying Next to Me)
People born rich don’t try so hard. They know they don’t need to. They already have everything they want, and they never have to break a sweat to show it off. Showing it off is for those at risk of ending up back where they started.
Gregg Olsen (The Last Thing She Ever Did)
So, I suppose you just have a sense of where it is. And you don’t have to be precise, is that it?” “Allah is great. He has such wide shoulders.” Carl stuck out his lower lip in a pout. Of course Allah did. What was he thinking, anyway?
Jussi Adler-Olsen (The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, #1))
Points to Ponder • 75 percent of the world is extroverted. • Being introverted affects all areas of your life. • Nothing is wrong with you. • Introverts feel drained and overstimulated. • Being introverted is something to be celebrated.
Marti Olsen Laney (The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World)
A criminal case is an assemblage of facts and details in an order that presents a story to a jury. Some pieces of the puzzle are magnified and others are diminished. In some cases, pieces are hidden. Or, as in the case of Alan Dawson, tampered with. Meg
Gregg Olsen (The Sound of Rain (Nicole Foster Thriller, #1))
Mary Kay would come home after being two hours late and sit in her car for a half hour and go through mail and papers, and I'd be just sitting there waiting to go home. After the kids were sleeping... I was just sitting there. She would irritate me. ~Angie
Gregg Olsen (If Loving You Is Wrong: The Shocking True Story of Mary Kay Letourneau)
Victims who want to get help recognize how difficult it would be to convince authorities of the sadist’s behavior. They know that if they try but fail, the punishment will be severe. So, they often decide to just wait it out and hope they can eventually flee.
Gregg Olsen (If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood)
Being in a hurry. Getting to the next thing without fully entering the thing in front of me. I cannot think of a single advantage I’ve ever gained from being in a hurry. But a thousand broken and missed things, tens of thousands, lie in the wake of all that rushing.
Rachel Olsen (It's No Secret: Revealing Divine Truths Every Woman Should Know)
We’re each a part of the body of Christ—some of us are eyes with the gift of vision, others are feet with the ability to mobilize into action. The eyes can’t move without the feet. The feet don’t know where to head without the eyes. We’re each gifted to meet the others’ needs.
Rachel Olsen (It's No Secret: Revealing Divine Truths Every Woman Should Know)
Duct tape, it turns out, is useful for many things beyond household repair. When I woke up, my wrists and legs had been bound. My lips had been sealed shut. I remember running my tongue over my front teeth, feeling the sticky residue of the adhesive. It’s a nothing moment, I know. But it’s one of those things that lift the curtain every now and then. I hate going to the dentist, because after a cleaning by the hygienist, my tongue wanders over the slickness of my teeth. Even when I tell myself not to, I do it. I feel the smoothness and think of the glue from the duct tape. Every single time.
Gregg Olsen (Lying Next to Me)
There are only two reasons that minions don’t kill you as soon as you are discovered. The first is that the ‘boss’ wants to do you himself, and the second is that he wants to gloat before he has his minions do it for him. Responsible evil bosses don’t do either of these things; if ever I found myself in the position of villainous boss, I was going to have standing orders to dispatch anyone poking around and then send me a report. A quarterly report. Why bother me with the minutiae of day to day minioning? I was busy planning my siege on the Fortress of Solitude. I may have spent some time thinking about this.
Artemis Olsen (Rune & Claw (Adam Saint, #1))
There are very definite aspects to our culture pattern which give psychopaths encouragement. In America we put great value on the acquisition of material gain, prestige, power, personal ascendance, and the competitive massing of goods. —William Krasner, The Psychopath in Our Society, Neurotica II, 1948 Thursday
Jack Olsen (Son: A Psychopath and his Victims)
I pride myself on being able to read whole chapters into a single syllable, you know? What girl doesn't? So when Lennon said "Hi", I ran through a whole list of possibilities. Was it, "Hi, I wish you were Chloe instead of Riley so I could make up with you"? Or did he mean, "You look exactly like the girl I'm totally over, so get out of my sight"? Or was it just, "Hi, I hope you're not as down on me as your sister is and, by the way, could you be careful not to spill anything, either"? But none of those sounded right. Finally I had to admit that he might have just been trying to say hello. Call me crazy, but it could be true!
Megan Stine (Boy Crazy (So Little Time, #11))
Carl: Do I happen to see a twinkle in your eye, or do you always look so fantastic Lis? Lis: Carl dear, the twinkle in my eye is reserved for my husband and children, When are you going to accept that? Carl: I'll accept it the day the light vanishes and eternal darkness swallows me up along with the rest of the earth.
Jussi Adler-Olsen (The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, #1))
In tiny Denmark the system was so ingenious that if you knew some dirt about somebody, they also knew something just as bad about you. If it wasn't hushed up, the one person's offense quickly infected the other's. A strange, practical principle that meant that no one would say anything about anyone else, not even if they were caught with their hands in the biscuit tin.
Jussi Adler-Olsen
An amusing, if somewhat apocryphal, example of this comes from comic books: in an attempt to give Superman fans what they wanted, a focus group of comics consumers (10- to 12-year-old boys) was asked what kinds of figures they admired. Their replies were interpreted literally, and for a while in the 1960s, Superman did whatever the focus groups decided, leading to a string of surreal stories of the Man of Steel working as a police chief, dressing up as an Indian, or meeting George Washington (and to Jimmy Olsen, a meek supporting character, turning into a giant space turtle). It led to a kind of creative bankruptcy and an impossibly convoluted storyline that had to be eventually scrapped entirely, the comic starting over as if none of those stories had happened.
Mike Kuniavsky (Observing the User Experience: A Practitioner's Guide to User Research)
The female giant Pacific octopus, Enteroctopus dofleini, is a cunning creature. Larger than her male counterpart, she hunts only in the blackness of night. With more than two hundred suckers on each of eight undulating arms, she moves through the water with slow, graceful movements to stalk her prey. She is cunning too. She has the ability to change her appearance, color, and texture to suit her environment as she lies in wait. If brought aboard a boat alive, even full-grown, she can free herself through a space the size of a half dollar. One of the largest ever found, an incredible monster more than twenty feet across, was caught by divers on the western shore of Hood Canal near Lilliwaup, Washington, in a deep-water site of the Salish Sea locals call Octopus Hole.
Gregg Olsen (Lying Next to Me)
As the Libyan engagement has shown, “Western” air power can be a most appropriate and useful instrument in the context of so-called asymmetric conflicts. Yet it succeeded (and even then only after six months) only because NATO nations decided to arm the insurgents and sent in special forces to teach the untrained rebels how to become a skilled military force that could exploit favorable air situations on the ground.
John Andreas Olsen (European Air Power)
Recuerdo su traje de baño color amarillo, y las gotas de agua clorada que resbalaban por aquel tejido flojo y tibio aún una hora después de sumergirnos en la piscina, atravesándole los muslos hasta caer por fin rendidas en la toalla de florecitas rosas. Nos colocábamos la una junto a la otra y nos dejábamos secar por el sol del verano, ocupando el tiempo en acompasar nuestras respiraciones mientras construíamos aquel catálogo de maneras de matarse. Parecían días felices. Cuando una mano rozaba por aparente casualidad el cuerpo de la otra fingíamos que no había motivo para apartarla de su trayectoria, como tampoco para dejarla ahí. Y así, aquellos encuentros acallados, casi furtivos, acababan por convertirse en prolongadas expediciones a lo largo de la piel, viajes fortuitos que daban sentido a la tarde y, tal vez, también a los días.
Berta Dávila (El último libro de Emma Olsen)
Understanding Place In my view, place is space known through direct experience in the body, involving sensation, thought, memory, and imagination. Place exists both outside the human body and inside that marvelous membrane we call skin. Relationship to place is a process of assimilation—it takes time. It is through our interaction with specific landscapes and buildings that our movement patterns, perceptual habits, and attitudes have been formed. Architect Yi-Fu Tuan describes it this way in Space and Place: The Perspective of Experience: “Place is security, space is freedom. We are attached to the one and long for the other. […] What begins as undifferentiated space becomes place as we get to know it better and endow it with value.”1 As dancers, we hold both place and space in our awareness as we work, rooting us in the moment and opening us to unseen dimensions.
Andrea Olsen (The Place of Dance: A Somatic Guide to Dancing and Dance Making)
She kept too much in herself. Her life was such that she had to keep too much in herself. My wisdom came too late. She is a child of her age, of depression, of war, of fear. Let her be. So, all that is in her will not bloom, but in how many does it? There is still enough left to live by. Only help her to know, help make it so there is cause for her to know that she is more than this dress on the ironing board, helpless before the iron.
Tillie Olsen
Taunja Bennett kissed her mother good-bye and said she was off to meet a boyfriend. She disappeared from sight in the direction of a bus stop, her Walkman plugged into her ears. Lately the twenty-three-year-old high school dropout had been listening over and over to “Back to Life” by Soul II Soul. She carried a small black purse. Taunja was mildly retarded from oxygen deprivation at birth. She’d been a difficult child. In a cooking class at Cleveland High School, she assaulted a classmate in a quarrel over a piece of cake. Addicted to alcohol and drugs, she was committed to a state hospital for six months. At twenty-one, she frequented northeast Portland bars like the Woodshed, the Copper Penny and Thatcher’s. She hustled drinks, shot pool and got into trouble with men. She was petite and pretty—five-five, with glistening dark brown hair, liquid brown eyes, a trim figure,
Jack Olsen (I: The Creation of a Serial Killer)
Imagine having an active mind trapped inside a body that is entirely paralyzed except for the ability to move your eyes sideways and blink your eyelids. A few people are living in this nightmare, called Locked-In Syndrome. A mere millimeter makes the difference between ending up in a coma (unconscious) or in Locked-In Syndrome (conscious). Both are caused by trauma to the brain stem (located at the base of the neck and involved in regulating basic body functions). If the trauma is to the front of the brain stem, the motor pathways are destroyed but patients are alert. Since the nerves for blinking and eye movement are at the back of the brain stem, they can still move their eyes. This tragic condition has given us an intriguing clue about the connection between acetylcholine and the enjoyment introverts gain from introspection. Although it seems as if people with Locked-In Syndrome should feel claustrophobic and terrified, researchers were shocked to find they don’t. Although sad about their situation, these patients report a sense of tranquility and lack of terror about their loss of physical freedom. In these patients acetylcholine is blocked to the muscles but not to brain pathways, so their capacity to feel good about living in their internal world (the enjoyment from thinking and feeling) remains intact.
Marti Olsen Laney (The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World)
As we read through this small pile of correspondence, a curious duplicity gradually emerges. In their language, the letters are among Kierkegaard’s most outstanding achievements so far as a writer. The pen no longer pauses with the ink bleeding onto the paper; the creaky Latin syntax that once could force Kierkegaard’s language into lackluster constructions is here replaced by a beguiling suppleness that lifts the lines from the page. They steal gently around their subject and draw on well-known Danish writers, such as Johannes Ewald, Jens Baggesen, Adam Oehlenschläger, Christian Winter, and Poul Martin Møller. Far from being ordinary communication, these letters are art. Therein lies the triumph and the tragedy. For the letters, by virtue of their undeniably aesthetic quality, almost cry out to the writer that a husband is not at all what he is to become, but an author. This makes them in effect letters of “farewell that try, with great discretion and an ingenious indirectness, to make the recipient understand that the man who celebrates her up and down the page has long ago vanished from her life because he has lost himself in recollection of her. His love is bound in artifice and imagination, and he has to accept the truth of the situation, that he is in real life unsuited to the married state. From the recollection that gives life to imagination there spreads also the death that parts the lovers.
Joakim Garff (Kierkegaard's Muse: The Mystery of Regine Olsen)
that everything that had ever happened to me had been a loving step in that process of my progression. every person, every circumstance, and every incident was custom created for me. It was as if the entire universe existed for my higher good and development. I felt so loved, so cherished, and so honored. I realized that not only was I being embraced by deity, but also that I myself was divine, and that we all are. I knew that there are no accidents in this life. That everything happens for a reason. yet we always get to choose how we will experience what happens to us here. I could exercise my will in everything, even in how I felt about the wreck and the death of my family members. God didn't want me to hurt and feel put upon as if my son and wife had been taken from me. He was simply there assisting me to decide how I was going to experience it. He was providing me with the opportunity, in perfect love, to exercise my personal agency in this entire situation. I knew my wife and son were gone. They had died months earlier, but time didn't exist where I was at that moment. rather than having them ripped away from me, I was being given the opportunity to actually hand them over to God. To let them go in peace, love, and gratitude. Everything suddenly made sense. Everything had divine order. I could give my son to God and not have him taken away from me. I felt my power as a creator and cocreator with God to literally let go of all that had happened to me. I held my baby son as God himself held me. I experienced the oneness of all of it. Time did not matter. Only love and order existed. Tamara and Griffin had come into my life as perfect teachers. And in leaving me in such a way, they continued as perfect teachers to bring me to that point of remembering who I was. remembering that I was created in God's image and actually came from Him. I was aware now that I could actually walk with God, empowered by what I was learning in my life. I felt the divine energy of the being behind me inviting me to let it all go and give Griffin to Him. In all that peace and knowledge, I hugged my little boy tightly one last time, kissed him on the cheek, and gently laid him back down in the crib. I willingly gave him up. No one would ever take him away from me again. He was mine. We were one, and I was one with God. As soon as I breathed in all that peace, I awoke, back into the pain and darkness of my hospital bed, but with greater perspective. I marveled at what I had just experienced. It was not just a dream. It felt too real. It was real to me, far more real than the pain, the grief, and my hospital bed. Griffin was alive in a place more real than anything here. And Tamara was there with him. I knew it. As the years have passed, I've often wondered how I could have put my son back in the crib the way I did. Maybe I should have held on and never let go. But in that place, it all made sense. I realized that no one ever really dies. We always live on. I had experienced a God as real and tangible as we are. He knows our every heartache, yet allows us to experience and endure them for our growth. His is the highest form of love; He allows us to become what we will. He watches as we create who we are. He allows us to experience life in a way that makes us more like Him, divine creators of our own destiny. My experience showed me purpose and order. I knew there was a master plan far greater than my limited earthly vision. I also learned that my choices were mine alone to make. I got to decide how I felt, and that made all the difference in the universe. even in this tragedy, I got to determine the outcome. I could choose to be a victim of what had happened or create something far greater.
Jeff Olsen (I Knew Their Hearts: The Amazing True Story of Jeff Olsen's Journey Beyond the Veil to Learn the Silent Language of the Heart)