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On those occasions when he had killed in the dark, he later needed to see his victims' faces because, in some unlit corner of his heart, he half expected to find his own face looking up at him, ice-white and dead-eyed. "Deep down," the dream-victim had said, "You know that you're already dead yourself, burnt out inside. You realize that you have far more in common with your victims after you've killed them than before.


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DEAN KOONTZ
One of the things I like enormously about Bob Weinstein is that that he's the only studio head I...
DEAN KOONTZ
Loss is the hardest thing, I said. But it's also the teacher that's the most difficult to ignore.
DEAN KOONTZ
In time she said, "I love you, Oddie."
My voice was thick when I replied. "I love you more than...
DEAN KOONTZ
If someone invented a thermometer that measured weirdness, it would probably melt under my tongue.
DEAN KOONTZ
Her direct stare probed, as if the story of my life were written in my eyes in a few succinct lines ...
DEAN KOONTZ
Readers will stay with an author, no matter what the variations in style and genre, as long as they ...
DEAN KOONTZ
Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowi...
DEAN KOONTZ
Love was a sacred garment, woven of a fabric so thin that it could not be seen, yet so strong that e...
DEAN KOONTZ
I've got a long list of books I wish I'd never written-and I've kept them all out of pri...
DEAN KOONTZ
Be afraid in proportion to the threat.
DEAN KOONTZ
Jocko likes salty, Jocko likes sweet, but never bring Jocko any hot sauce, like with jalapenos, beca...
DEAN KOONTZ
People existed, however, who believed that closet racist were everywhere around them. They needed to...
DEAN KOONTZ
Even as a child, she had preferred night to day, had enjoyed sitting out in the yard after sunset, u...
DEAN KOONTZ
Each small act of kindness reverberates across great distances and spans of time, affecting lives un...
DEAN KOONTZ
Some days I'm lucky to squeeze out a page of copy that pleases me, but I get as many as six or s...
DEAN KOONTZ
He once told me that an August evening was "as hot as three toads in a Cuisinart," a comparison that...
DEAN KOONTZ
We must know the pain of loss; because if we never knew it, we would have no compassion for others, ...
DEAN KOONTZ
Bad people succeed and good people fail, but that's not the end of the story. Miracles happen that n...
DEAN KOONTZ
We are an arrogant species, full of terrible potential, but we also have a great capacity for love, ...
DEAN KOONTZ
The hands of every clock are shears, trimming us away scrap by scrap, and every time piece with a di...
DEAN KOONTZ
Change isn't easy... changing the way you live means changing what you believe about life. That's ha...
DEAN KOONTZ
Because people see violence on the movie screen, they're not going to go out and hold up a liquo...
DEAN KOONTZ
Literary fiction, as a strict genre, is all but dead. Meanwhile, most genres flourish.
DEAN KOONTZ
Stay low, stay quiet, keep it simple, don't expect too much, enjoy what you have.
DEAN KOONTZ
...up to no good—and pleased about it.
DEAN KOONTZ
No matter how close we are to another person, few human relationships are as free from strife, disag...
DEAN KOONTZ
May I tell you a wonderful truth about your dog? ... In our religion, we believe in reincarnation. W...
DEAN KOONTZ
One of the greatest gifts we receive from dogs is the tenderness they evoke in us. The disappointmen...
DEAN KOONTZ
Maybe if everything was beautiful, nothing would be.
People saw one thing, they swooned over it...
DEAN KOONTZ
Even if there are moments during the day when all seems normal and when every action of your own and...
DEAN KOONTZ
People who go to work every day, make sacrifices to raise families, and get through life without hur...
DEAN KOONTZ
The truth was stranger than the official fiction.
DEAN KOONTZ
Do as little harm to others as you can; make any sacrifice for your true friends; be responsible for...
DEAN KOONTZ
I never knew whether I was drawn to eccentric people or if they were drawn to me.
DEAN KOONTZ
I’m a bad case of arrested development, stuck in early adolescence, more screwed-up-twisted-up-tan...
DEAN KOONTZ
if you were always guided by courage, honor, self-respect, honesty, and compassion, and if you kept ...
DEAN KOONTZ
But I’m getting ahead of myself. I tend to do that. Any life isn’t just one story; it’s thousa...
DEAN KOONTZ
Action. Action, shaped by intelligence and a moral perspective, is the answer to most problems.
DEAN KOONTZ
Terror and pleasure are linked in us. We are a baldly miswired species, Martie. Terror delights us, ...
DEAN KOONTZ
Most people regarded Psychology as a science. Some called it a soft science, but those making such a...
DEAN KOONTZ
Life is a train ride, and at the many stations along the route, people important to us debark, never...
DEAN KOONTZ
Complexity implies meaning. We're afraid of meaning.
DEAN KOONTZ
The only monsters in this world are those who pass for human, who cast shadows and are reflected in ...
DEAN KOONTZ
we must seize life because we never know how much of it remains for us, that faith is the antidote t...
DEAN KOONTZ
I don't write a quick draft and then revise; instead, I work slowly page by page, revising and p...
DEAN KOONTZ
Lies hurt people; imagination makes life more fun.
DEAN KOONTZ
The galleon clouds seemed to have dropped anchor in the sky, and the night appeared to have frozen i...
DEAN KOONTZ
Lem searched for the words to convey what he felt. As he found the language to describe what the dog...
DEAN KOONTZ
He continued to stroke its back and scratch its ears, but after a minute or two he realized he was s...
DEAN KOONTZ
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any rea...
DEAN KOONTZ
She might have been born this way, without an empathy gene and other essentials. In that case, she w...
DEAN KOONTZ
From birth to death we explore and seek, and in the end we arrive where we started, the past having ...
DEAN KOONTZ
Shakespeare again. Once you let him into your head, he takes up tenancy and will not leave.
DEAN KOONTZ