Quotes by: Danielle Steel
||Danielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein-Steel
August 14, 1947
New York City, U.S.
||New York University
||Claude-Eric Lazard (1965–1974; divorced)
Danny Zugelder (1975–1978; divorced)
William George Toth (1978–1981; divorced)
John Traina (1981–1998; divorced)
Thomas Perkins (1998–2002; divorced)
People are much more inclined to believe and say bad things about you if you're famous.
People have entire relationships via text message now, but I am not partial to texting. I need context, nuance and the warmth and tone that can only come from a human voice.
It's been very hard, after being mostly a mom, to develop an adult life of my own. And not being married anymore, I have to come up with challenges.
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.
I don't buy trends, because the pieces don't last and I wind up never wearing them. That's why I like to shop with my children; they'll always tell me the truth.
My kids are more precious to me than anything. I'm with them all day, and I write all night.
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!
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.
I'm probably the most uptight, conservative person you'll meet. I'm very religious.
Perfume is like a personal signature, which is why I like to mix my own. For years I've paired Femme by Rochas with Shalimar and love the results.
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.
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.
I'm surprisingly practical in much of my life, but not when it comes to my shoes.
My early reviews were so bad that I decided I didn't want to read them again.
I don't like grand restaurants or kowtowing waiters. I don't need that kind of attention and I don't want it.