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“I've barely said five words to you. What indication could you possibly have that I am a Yankee?"

"Well, we could start with the words 'what indication.' Someone from south of the Mason-Dixon would have said, 'Who the hell are you calling a Yankee?' Then we would have fought.”
Jana Deleon
“Are you sure you weren't adopted?"
"Mom would like to think so, but it was a natural birth, so her memory's real clear.”
Jana Deleon, Unlucky
“Facebook had to be the biggest playground for self-absorbed assholes that the world had ever seen.”
Jana Deleon, Louisiana Longshot
“I’d always gone out of my way to streamline my life—removing all potential complication. I suddenly realized that mostly meant not having people around. Clearly, people were the biggest complication life threw at you.”
Jana Deleon, Louisiana Longshot
“Lord save us all from the machinations of an intelligent female.”
Jana Deleon, Louisiana Longshot
“Slapping a man across the face with a fish hasn’t been sexy since the fifties.”
Jana Deleon, Lethal Bayou Beauty
“To my husband, Harold, I leave the Lower Bayou Motel. You’ve spent so many nights there with other women that I felt you should call the place home. It’s been operating in the red for the last eight years, owes back taxes since 1986, and is covered with deadly asbestos. Nothing but the best for you, dear.”
Jana Deleon, Trouble in Mudbug
“True,'' Ida Belle said, ''but despite all of that, he's still interested. I may be an old maid, but I know what male interest looks like.''
Gertie waved a hand at her. ''Walter slipping you a free pack of toilet paper with your grocery order hardly qualifies as the ultimate in male interest. But despite Ida Belles overblown description of her knowledge of how men think, I think she's right this time”
Jana Deleon, Swamp Sniper
“God doesn't care about drinking beer. All those rules were made up by people trying to prevent you from doing something really wrong. Drunks make stupid decisions. If you don't drink, there’s less chance of doing something stupid.”
Jana Deleon, Louisiana Longshot
“You really got him!” Gertie yelled. “Holy crap! I ate a bug. Jeez, someone get some mouthwash. Gah! I ate another one.”
Jana Deleon, Soldiers of Fortune
“If we can’t laugh at ourselves, who can we laugh at?” I stared at her. “Other people?”
Jana Deleon, Swamp Team 3
“You’re implying that Gertie is too old to be having fun, and that’s wrong. If Gertie wants to dress like a hooker and ride an alligator float down the bayou when she’s a hundred and two, she should do it.”
Jana Deleon, Soldiers of Fortune
“The dead didn’t show up to their own funerals and call people assholes.”
Jana Deleon, Trouble in Mudbug
“Pity was for those who couldn’t do anything about it.”
Jana Deleon, Ghost-in-Law Series 1-3 Boxset
“Young love ends for hundreds of different reasons,” Gertie said and sighed. Ida Belle nodded. “But usually, life strangles it to death.”
Jana Deleon, Lethal Bayou Beauty
“She cried for herself—the life she’d never bothered to live and had almost lost—and the realization that she still had an opportunity to change it all before it was too late.”
Jana Deleon, Trouble in Mudbug
“Marshmallow Man dressed in Pepto-Bismol.”
Jana Deleon, Trouble in Mudbug
“She closed her eyes and shook her head. I was fairly certain she was praying—whether it was for strength or a vial of untraceable poison, I wasn’t certain.”
Jana Deleon, Swamp Team 3
“wasn’t any place on my body I”
Jana Deleon, Louisiana Longshot
“pistol.”
Jana Deleon, Soldiers of Fortune
“Ida Belle nodded. "All sorts of things rose out of the ground during Edgar. Why, my mother's coffin popped straight up out of the grave and cruised down Main Street. I always said you couldn't keep Moter down”
Jana Deleon, Louisiana Longshot
“Forrest Gump had gotten it all wrong. Life wasn’t a box of chocolates. It was a box of ex-lax, and I felt like I’d consumed the entire thing.”
Jana Deleon, Louisiana Longshot
“Did you ever think you had all the answers when you were in the thick of something, but then when you take a step back, you realize you were so busy getting things done that you never stopped to ask yourself if it’s what you really want to do?”
Jana Deleon, Louisiana Longshot
“Is a couple of hairs above my lip really worthy of this much effort?” I asked. “Yes,” they both replied at once.”
Jana Deleon, Swamp Team 3
“Emma ended the call and slipped her phone back into”
Jana Deleon, Malevolent
“I’ve been doing the hotel accounting long enough to know that two and two equals whatever you want it to be. It’s simply a matter of perception and misdirection.”
Jana Deleon, Ghost-in-Law Series 1-3 Boxset
“Maryse stared. “You hear her, too?” Luc grimaced. “Unfortunately. Why do you think I looked behind you when”
Jana Deleon, Trouble in Mudbug
“thought”
Jana Deleon, Swamp Team 3
“Forrest Gump had gotten it all wrong. Life wasn't a box of chocolates. It was a box of ex-lax, and I felt like I'd consumed the entire thing.”
Jana Deleon, Louisiana Longshot
“The idiot wrote that message on his utility bill.”
Jana Deleon, Swamp Sniper

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