"In The Touch, the love scenes are the same as they were in The Thorn Birds or anything else I've ever written. I find a way of saying that either it was heaven or hell but in a way that still leaves room for the reader to use their own imagination."
"In my mind the city of Ariel is a thorn in Israel's side and a serious obstacle to peace."
"One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning."
"The Arab League tells us to go in and take out Qaddafi. We've spent billions of dollars already with respect to the Arab League. Billions of dollars, because they told us to do it. Why aren't they paying for it? They don't like Qaddafi, Qaddafi's been a terrible thorn in their side."
"To smile at the jest which plants a thorn in another's breast is to become a principal in the mischief."