Sunday, August 12, 2012

Happy Birthday Danielle Steel !

Danielle Steel
Today is the birthday of an American romantic novelist and author of mainstream dramas, Danielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein Steel (born August 14, 1947), better known as Danielle Steel. Steel has sold more than 800 million copies of her books (as of 2005) worldwide and is the fourth best selling writer of all time, and is currently the bestselling author alive. Her novels have been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 390 consecutive weeks and 22 have been adapted for television. Presenting some Quotations : Being Poet
  • I'm astonished by my success.
  • I try to write about the stuff that torments us all.
  • I completed my first novel when I was 19 years old.
  • It's hard being visible, so I've made myself invisible.
  • If you see the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future.
  • I have these wonderful homes, and no one to share them with.
  • I think I'm very real as a person, and that comes across in my work.
  • I try to give people hope. Even though life is bleak, there's hope out there.
  • My early reviews were so bad that I decided I didn't want to read them again.
  • A book begins with an image or character or situation that I care about deeply.
  • In my late teenage years, I developed a real passion for it, and wrote a lot of poetry.
  • People are much more inclined to believe and say bad things about you if you're famous.
  • My kids are more precious to me than anything. I'm with them all day, and I write all night.
  • I wrote because I needed to and wanted to. It never occurred to me that I'd become famous.
  • A bad review is like baking a cake with all the best ingredients and having someone sit on it.
  • I've shut myself inside these walls, and I'm going to be a very lonely old lady if I'm not careful.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sometimes, if you aren't sure about something, you have to just jump off the bridge and grow wings on your way down.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.