Quotes by Dean Koontz

"Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life--and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next."

"Grief can destroy you --or focus you. You can decide a relationship was all for nothing if it had to end in death, and you alone. OR you can realize that every moment of it had more meaning than you dared to recognize at the time, so much meaning it scared you, so you just lived, just took for granted the love and laughter of each day, and didn't allow yourself to consider the sacredness of it. But when it's over and you're alone, you begin to see that it wasn't just a movie and a dinner together, not just watching sunsets together, not just scrubbing a floor or washing dishes together or worrying over a high electric bill. It was everything, it was the why of life, every event and precious moment of it. The answer to the mystery of existence is the love you shared sometimes so imperfectly, and when the loss wakes you to the deeper beauty of it, to the sanctity of it, you can't get off your knees for a long time, you're driven to your knees not by the weight of the loss but by gratitude for what preceded the loss. And the ache is always there, but one day not the emptiness, because to nurture the emptiness, to take solace in it, is to disrespect the gift of life."

"Intuition is seeing with the soul."

"Because God is never cruel, there is a reason for all things. We must know the pain of loss; because if we never knew it, we would have no compassion for others, and we would become monsters of self-regard, creatures of unalloyed self-interest. The terrible pain of loss teaches humility to our prideful kind, has the power to soften uncaring hearts, to make a better person of a good one."

"Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer."

Books by Dean Koontz

  • Frankenstein
  • 1,226,305 ratings
  • April 22nd 2016 by King's Way Press

    (first published 1818)

  • Watchers
  • 157,985 ratings
  • January 28th 2003 by Berkley

    (first published February 2nd 1987)

  • Intensity
  • 76,647 ratings
  • October 31st 2000 by Bantam

    (first published 1987)

  • Phantoms
  • 66,812 ratings
  • February 5th 2002 by Berkley

    (first published March 1983)

  • Velocity
  • 61,154 ratings
  • April 25th 2006 by Bantam

    (first published 2005)

  • Lightning
  • 58,756 ratings
  • September 2nd 2003 by Berkley

    (first published 1988)

Dean Koontz
  • Dean Koontz

  • Born: in Everett, Pennsylvania, The United States.

  • Description: Acknowledged as "America's most popular suspense novelist" (Rolling Stone) and as one of today's most celebrated and successful writers, Dean Ray Koontz has earned the devotion of millions of readers around the world and the praise of critics everywhere for tales of character, mystery, and adventure that strike to the core of what it means to be human.

    Dean, the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Elsa, and the enduring spirit of their goldens, Trixie and Anna.

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