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Sue Grafton

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No one with a happy childhood ever amounts to much in this world. They are so well adjusted, they never are driven to achieve anything.
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New York Times, p. C10 (August 4, 1994)

 
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I had a happy, idyllic, old-fashioned childhood. Go to the town where I spent that childhood, you will not find my happy hours there. Yet they remain definite constituents of a divine reality about which true statements can still be made. My happy childhood was a gift my parents and the world offered to God.

 
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