On the last morning of Virginia’s bloodiest year since the Civil War I built a fire and sat facing a window of darkness where at sunrise I knew I would find the sea.

Patricia Cornwell Morning Quote

In my forties my optimism was boundless. I had really good health and tremendous success which allowed me to do anything I wanted.

Patricia Cornwell Health Quote

I didn’t invent forensic science and medicine. I just was one of the first people to recognize how interesting it is.

Patricia Cornwell Science Quote

I constantly remind people that crime isn’t solved by technology it’s solved by people.

Patricia Cornwell Technology Quote

I believe the root of all evil is abuse of power.

Patricia Cornwell Power Quote