Danielle Steel Best Quotes

Danielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein-Steel (born August 14, 1947), better known by the name Danielle Steel, is an American novelist, currently the best selling author alive and the fourth bestselling author of all time, with over 800 million copies sold. Enjoy Danielle Steel’s best quotes below.

“Lust is temporary, romance can be nice, but love is the most important thing of all. Because without love, lust and romance will always be short-lived.”
“People have entire relationships via text message now, but I am not partial to texting. I need context, nuance and the warmth and tone that can only come from a human voice.”
“I like summer. I like warmer weather and long days. I’m one of those silly people who still enjoy lying in the sun – my children are horrified!”
“A bad review is like baking a cake with all the best ingredients and having someone sit on it.”
“I grew up with my father, so I know more about cars than most women.”
“Perfume is like a personal signature, which is why I like to mix my own. For years I’ve paired Femme by Rochas with Shalimar and love the results.”
“Sometimes, if you aren’t sure about something, you just have to jump off the bridge and grow your wings on the way down.”
“If you see the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future.”
“It’s hard being visible, so I’ve made myself invisible.”
“I believe in love at first sight for houses – but not for people.”
“I try to give people hope. Even though life is bleak, there’s hope out there.”
“I think I’m very real as a person, and that comes across in my work.”
“In my late teenage years, I developed a real passion for it, and wrote a lot of poetry.”
“I am endlessly busy, bringing up five young kids, and trying to keep up with the three older ones. I still spend most of my life driving car pools.”
“I wish I were braver, although I try.”
“If you can see the magic in a fairytale, you can face the future.”
“It’s been very hard, after being mostly a mom, to develop an adult life of my own. And not being married anymore, I have to come up with challenges.”
“I don’t buy trends, because the pieces don’t last and I wind up never wearing them. That’s why I like to shop with my children; they’ll always tell me the truth.”
“I wish I were brave, although I try. I work too hard and don’t play enough. Too much work ethic, not enough ‘fun’.”
“I’ve shut myself inside these walls, and I’m going to be a very lonely old lady if I’m not careful.”
“I’m not an aging gracefully type. But I do believe in aging with grace.”
“I’m surprisingly practical in much of my life, but not when it comes to my shoes.”
“I work too hard and don’t play enough.”
“I want to be Miss Universe when I grow up.”
“When people look at me outside, they think, ‘She’s so lucky,’ but no one’s exempt from tragedy.”
“You can’t have nine children and not be organized. Otherwise it just looks like Appalachia.”
“I’m astonished by my success. I wrote because I needed to and wanted to. It never occurred to me that I’d become famous.”
“Writing is a solitary endeavor, but not a lonely one. When you write, your world is populated by the characters you invent, and you feel those people filling your life.”
“I’m a terribly irresponsible eater – I love soft-boiled eggs and chocolate. I never met a chocolate I could not eat.”
“I have these wonderful homes, and no one to share them with.”
“I don’t like grand restaurants or kowtowing waiters. I don’t need that kind of attention and I don’t want it.”
“My early reviews were so bad that I decided I didn’t want to read them again.”
“My kids are more precious to me than anything. I’m with them all day, and I write all night.”
“My relationships were never equitable. My husbands were always older than me, and they made the rules, they ran the show, and I followed them.”
“A book begins with an image or character or situation that I care about deeply.”
“At the moment, I’m enjoying John Grisham quite a bit.”
“I always try to write about believable people.”
“I completed my first novel when I was 19 years old.”
“I decided I would never do interviews again.”
“I did it at night because I loved it. I never did it to make money, as a job. I just did it because I had to.”
“I move between San Francisco and Paris… I have a wonderful beach house in California.”
“I once looked like Norman Mailer in a picture with bad lighting.”
“I started writing stories as a child.”
“I studied literature design and fashion design.”
“I try to write about the stuff that torments us all.”
“I wrote because I needed to and wanted to. It never occurred to me that I’d become famous.”
“I’m probably the most uptight, conservative person you’ll meet. I’m very religious.”
“It’s difficult to talk to people… I walk into a room and I’m Danielle Steel, and whatever I say is going to be taken apart.”
“People are much more inclined to believe and say bad things about you if you’re famous.”
“The records of adopted children are sealed in California. That seal is considered inviolable… The judge ruled that, because I was famous, he didn’t have the same rights as other kids.”
“The usual way – through a long series of rejections, revising my manuscripts, and kept trying again and again. Finally I was fortunate enough to find a good agent.”

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