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James Lee Burke

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Louisiana is a fresh-air mental asylum.

— James Lee Burke

#insanity #louisiana #humor

God bless the Reference Librarians

— James Lee Burke


Money can't buy happiness but it'll sure keep a mess of grief off your front porch.

— James Lee Burke


We decry violence all the time in this country, but look at our history. We were born in a violent revolution, and we've been in wars ever since. We're not a pacific people.

— James Lee Burke

#born #country #decry #ever #history

And like most middle-aged people who hear the clock ticking in their lives, I had come to resent a waste or theft of my time that was greater than any theft of my goods or money.

— James Lee Burke

#growing-older #passage-of-time #tempus-fugit #age

I'm over the hill for come-on lines. On a quiet day, I can hear my liver rotting. For exercise, I fall down. ~ Clete

— James Lee Burke

#humor #pick-up-lines #age

Some people say you pick up the Dirty Boogie where you left it off. Others say you pick it up where you would have been had you never gotten off it.

— James Lee Burke


We gain no wisdom by imposing our way on others.

— James Lee Burke


My experience with age it instills a degree of patience in some, leaves the virtuous spiritually unchanged, feeds the character defects in others, and brings little wisdom to any of us.

— James Lee Burke


There's no substitute for loyalty.

— James Lee Burke


About James Lee Burke

Did you know about James Lee Burke?

He has won an Edgar Award for Black Cherry Blues (1990) and Cimarron Rose (1998). The MWA awarded its Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel of the year in 1990 for Black Cherry Blues. Governor of Louisiana Kathleen Blanco on November 2 2002 at a ceremony held at the inaugural Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge LA.

The Robicheaux character has been portrayed twice on screen first by Alec Baldwin (Heaven's Prisoners) and then Tommy Lee Jones (In the Electric Mist). He has won an Edgar Award for Black Cherry Blues (1990) and Cimarron Rose (1998). Burke has also written seven miscellaneous crime novels two short story anthologies four books starring protagonist Texas attorney Billy Bob Holland and three books starring Billy Bob's cousin Texas James Lee Burkeriff Hackberry Holland.

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