“I never miss a good chance to shut up”
“What do you talk about to a murderer, and someone you loved, over a perfect dinner and cocktails? I wanted to know so many things, but I couldn't ask any of the real-questions pounding in my head. Instead, we talked of the coming vacation days, a "plan" for the
here and now in the islands.”
“It’s all right to put the weight of the world on your shoulders sometimes, if you know how to take it off.”
“I was thirty-eight at the time. As the saying goes, if I’d known I was going to live that long, I would have taken better care of myself.”
“Maybe you’ll learn something about life beyond Batman.”
“It’s a common enough psych term,” I told him. “All of us shrinks talk about VFC when we get together. Very fucking crazy, Gerry.”
“Little books can mean big things, baby books are things that you probably might not know.”
“The doors of every house have a unique sound when they open and close.”
“I knew that she was a psychopath, just like Gary. No conscience. I believed that business, the government, Wall Street were filled with people like that. No regret for their actions. Not unless they got caught. Then the crocodile tears started. “What”
“equal dose of potassium chloride was administered. This drug relaxes the heart and stops its pumping.”
“No one had figured out any of the other murders he’d done, had they? They got John Wayne Gacy, Jr., after over thirty murders in Chitown. Jeffrey Dahmer went down after seventeen in Milwaukee. Gary had murdered more than both of them put together. But no one knew who he was, or where he was, or what he planned to do next.”
“They come in all shapes and sizes, all races and creeds and genders. That's the scariest thing of all”
“STATE TROOPERS Mick Fescoe and Bobby Hatfield were about”
“Nunca sabes qué vas a encontrar. Lo espectacular siempre está ahí, esperando que tú lo encuentres.”
“—¿No lo entiendes, Alex? No, creo que no lo entiendes.
—¿Qué es lo que no entiendo, Jezzie? Dímelo de una vez.
—Siempre estás buscando la parte buena de la gente. Pero no existe.”
“All of us shrinks talk about VFC when we get together. Very fucking crazy, Gerry.”
“—Madre, hija, niño de tres años —insistí, empezando otra vez a enfadarme—. A nadie les importan una mierda.
—¿Y qué? Nadie se preocupaba por ellos cuando estaban vivos. ¿Por qué esperas que se preocupen ahora que han muerto?”
“También nos decimos adiós, sólo por si no volvemos a vernos nunca.”
“with all these serial killer Waynes, anyway? Wayne Williams. John Wayne Gacy, Jr. Patrick Wayne Hearney, who dismembered thirty-two human beings on the West Coast.”
“She was hearing the words. They just weren't registering on her Richter scale of sanity.”
“I don’t think kids should be judged by what their stupid parents do.”
“For most of us, Kashmir means a calendar hanging in our parents’ bedroom, or a mutton dish cooked in the traditional way on Shivratri, or a cousin’s marriage that the elders insist must be solemnized in Jammu. A”
“Let’s call the prince —” “Ruff, ruff!” “Pickles!” Jonah cries gleefully. My brother is so weird.”
“it’s not even people anymore, it’s one big thing you want to control and once you’ve had a taste of it, you’re hooked. It’s like if you don’t have it you will die, do you know what I mean? Somebody’s handed you the baton and you can lead this rich, powerful orchestra. Does that make sense to you? I mean after that, leading a five-piece band means nothing, not after you’ve led that orchestra, thousands of people all playing the song just like you want them to.”
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