Michael Connelly: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Michael Connelly Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Michael Connelly, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Michael Connelly you will find my Ten favorites of Michael Connelly’s quotes. 

About Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly realized he wanted to be a writer after reading Raymond Chandler’s books at the University of Florida. After he decided this path, he majored in journalism and minored in creative writing – a curriculum in which Harry Crews taught.

Upon graduation from college in 1980, Connelly worked at newspapers in Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, primarily covering crime. He wrote about police and crime in Fort Lauderdale during the height of the murder and violence wave that swept South Florida during the cocaine wars. He spent months interviewing survivors of a major airline crash in 1986 with two other reporters. In their magazine story about the crash and the survivors, they were short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. Additionally, the magazine story launched Connelly into the upper levels of journalism, landing him a position as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, one of the nation’s largest newspapers, and bringing him to the same city in which his literary hero, Chandler, had lived.

Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The United States
Twitter: ConnellyBooks
Genre: Crime, Literature & Fiction, Thriller

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Popular Quotes

“Everybody counts, or nobody counts.”
― Michael Connelly

 “The setting sun burned the sky pink and orange in the same bright hues as surfers’ bathing suits. It was beautiful deception, Bosch thought, as he drove north on the Hollywood Freeway to home. Sunsets did that here. Made you forget it was the smog that made their colors so brilliant, that behind every pretty picture there could be an ugly story.”
― Michael Connelly, The Black Echo

“There were a billion lights out there on the horizon and I knew that all of them put together weren’t enough to light the darkness in the hearts of some men.”
― Michael Connelly, The Scarecrow

 “There is no client as scary as an innocent man.”

J. Michael Haller, Criminal Defense Attorney, Los Angeles, 1962.”
― Michael Connelly, The Lincoln Lawyer

 “You know what I did after I wrote my first novel? I shut up and wrote twenty-three more.”

(“The Castle”)”
― Michael Connelly

 “I view people two ways. They’re either eye-for-an-eye people or they are turn-the-cheek people.”
― Michael Connelly, The Lincoln Lawyer

“What is important is not what you hear said, it’s what you observe.”
― Michael Connelly, Trunk Music

 “There is nothing you can do about the past except keep it there.”
― Michael Connelly, The Brass Verdict

“What is jealousy but a reflection of your own failures?”
― Michael Connelly, The Last Coyote

“You can’t patch a wounded soul with a Band-Aid.”
― Michael Connelly, The Black Echo

10 Famous Quotes by Author Michael Connelly

So there you have it my Ten favorite quotes by Michael Connelly, please comment below and share your favorite quotes by the fantastic author Michael Connelly.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Michael Connelly. 

One Final Bonus – Michael Connelly Quote 

“Los Angeles was the kind of place where everybody was from somewhere else and nobody really droppped anchor. It was a transient place. People drawn by the dream, people running from the nightmare. Twelve million people and all of them ready to make a break for it if necessary. Figuratively, literally, metaphorically — any way you want to look at it — everbody in L.A. keeps a bag packed. Just in case.”

― Michael Connelly, The Brass Verdict

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