Jackie Collins Quotes (47 Quotes)


    I go to all the parties, I go to the same restaurants, I've seen them over the years and they know me and I'm not intimidated by anybody. And I will ask them any question I feel like asking them.

    If you want to have great sex, find a partner who really turns you on. Pills are merely props, and props can turn out to be a big drag.

    I don't believe in writing anything that I don't know about or haven't researched about personally. I like to transport the reader to places, and in order to do that I have to do the research.

    Agents are essential, because publishers will not read unsolicited manuscripts.

    Who is ready to settle for five minutes when three hours does nicely?


    I have written 20 books, and each one is like having a baby. Writing is not easy; some people want to write books but just can't put a story together. I can put together a story that interests both me and my readers.

    What do you have in at least an acre or more, because I'm tired of living cramped next to my neighbor.

    I have visited Australia several times, and I always try to make a point of going to Melbourne because it's almost my favorite city there, Melbourne and Sydney. But I shouldn't say that because I haven't been everywhere-and I'm very fond of Perth too!

    I should be writing until I drop. I'll be a little old lady of 106. I never see myself stopping what I do because it's my passion.

    I was never confident about finishing a book, but friends encouraged me. When I finished my first book, it was accepted by a publisher right away and became an instant bestseller. One male critic called it the most shocking book he ever read.

    Brittany Murphy... who knows if she's going to be around. Kirsten Dunst, I think she's really boring. Reese Witherspoon? She can open a movie.

    Viagra is a drug, just like cocaine. It can cause you to become addicted.

    We've had a lot of blood and sweat put into the school by parents and volunteers,

    I write about the American dream: if you set your mind to do something, you can do it. My fans know they're getting the real thing.

    I am still shocking people today, and I don't know why. Is it because I'm a woman talking about sex and men? One magazine said that no one writes sex in the back of a Bentley better than Jackie Collins.

    The husbands, who sometimes have another family who's grown, are going, Now I can spend time with my baby. Oh yeah, I bet your other family is really thrilled.

    I write synopses after the book is completed. I can't write it beforehand, because I don't know what the book's about. I invent something for my publisher because he asks for one, but the final book ends up very differently.

    I write about real people in disguise. If anything, my characters are toned down-the truth is much more bizarre.

    If you want to be a writer-stop talking about it and sit down and write

    I consider everywhere I go research, so you will be reading about the Bahamas in a future novel That's because I like to take my readers with me.

    I have considered rap music stars, and there is one in my new book, Lovers and Players, and there is also a hip-hop music mogul who I think you will like a lot.

    I think I'm a born storyteller. Inspiration is all around me. I can read a newspaper article and come up with an idea for a book.

    These are not big corporations buying these parcels. It's working-class people trying to put their money somewhere it will make them a return.


    Where was Paris Hilton a year ago? She's a fabulous character to write about.

    You've got your hands full if you have three children under 2 years old.

    Whatever you have a passion for, then you must do. If you want to write, write about something you know about.

    During the course of that year, I'll probably have another book come out, ... I'll go on the road to promote it and do publicity. People think the life of a writer like me is easy. 'She writes those scandalous books and then she just lounges around.'

    I never cross anything out. I just add to it. It's embellishing. Then my assistant puts it on the computer. It's almost like reading something new when it goes on the computer.

    It was so funny to realize that all the cliches about Hollywood were true, ... There was the casting couch. There were these dirty old men who would say, 'Can you lift your skirt up a little higher, darling We'd like to see your legs. How about dinner tonight' That's what I started to write about.

    Ideas are all around me. If I wasn't interested in them myself, I don't think anyone else would be either.

    Authors change publishers because it's like being married for a long time and suddenly you want to go out and have a wild affair! No, not seriously, sometimes the deal is more interesting with a new publisher, and other times they have more enthusiasm for your books.

    My philosophy is, unless you're sick and need help, why bother?

    I really fall in love with my characters, even the bad ones. I love getting together with them. They tell me what to do; they take me on a wild and wonderful trip.

    I managed to take a family trip to the Bahamas and it was quite lovely.

    All of my books have the potential to become movies, it's just a question of finding a studio who wants to get behind me and put up the money to make the movie.

    I am currently talking to one of the studios about making American Star as a TV series.

    The biggest critics of my books are people who never read them.


    I have this theory that people in Hollywood don't read. They read 'Vanity Fair' and then consider themselves terribly well read. I think I can basically write about anybody without getting caught.

    Do not copy my style! The first rule of writing is write about what you know, not what you think you know. So, think about what you've done in your life and write about that.

    For a long time this was the best-kept secret in Arizona. It sat here and did nothing except be pretty.

    If you want to achieve your dreams, you must follow them, and the best way to follow them is not to think about wanting to be very rich, but to think about doing something that you really want to do.

    People are intrigued by fame, power and wealth and I think Hollywood is the only place where you get all three together.

    Our kids are going to be acting out their multiplication tables and singing out their history lessons,

    I know I give people a lot of pleasure, ... I take them out of their lives. They have fun.

    I know that I am very popular in Holland, in fact I have visited Amsterdam several times to publicize my books. I have a great publisher in Holland and they have published all of my books in Dutch.


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