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Tana French quotes: Fasting is, I think, a profoundly instinctive form of appeal. Fasting is, I think, a profoundly instinctive form of appeal.
Tana French quotes: I hate nostalgia, it's laziness with prettier accessories ... I hate nostalgia, it's laziness with prettier accessories ...
Tana French quotes: There's optimistic, and then there's plain crazy. There's optimistic, and then there's plain crazy.
Tana French quotes: Above the front door the fanlight glowed blue, delicate as wing-bones. Above the front door the fanlight glowed blue, delicate as wing-bones.
Tana French quotes: I've got good psychopath sensors now. It's like an allergy: you get exposed once, from then on you're supersensitized." She I've got good psychopath sensors now. It's like an allergy: you get exposed once, from then on you're supersensitized." She
Tana French quotes: We've become a nation of defaulters: we buy on credit, and when the bill comes in, we're so deeply outraged that we refuse even to look at it. We've become a nation of defaulters: we buy on credit, and when the bill comes in, we're so deeply outraged that we refuse even to look at it.
Tana French quotes: I am not good at noticing when I'm happy, except in retrospect. I am not good at noticing when I'm happy, except in retrospect.
Tana French quotes: People hurt each other. That's how it works. At least you were trying to do something good. Not everyone can say that much. People hurt each other. That's how it works. At least you were trying to do something good. Not everyone can say that much.
Tana French quotes: I filed him in my mental database under Useless Prick, for future reference. I filed him in my mental database under Useless Prick, for future reference.
Tana French quotes: The impulse to win is a valuable thing, right up until you let it make you into a loser. The impulse to win is a valuable thing, right up until you let it make you into a loser.
Tana French quotes: give my family an inch and they'll move into your house and start redecorating. give my family an inch and they'll move into your house and start redecorating.
Tana French quotes: Ma and Mrs. Daly were on speaking terms, most of the time; women prefer to hate each other at close range, where you get more bang for your buck. Ma and Mrs. Daly were on speaking terms, most of the time; women prefer to hate each other at close range, where you get more bang for your buck.
Tana French quotes: If it was true. This case was jammed with lies, couldn't grab hold of it without getting a handful. If it was true. This case was jammed with lies, couldn't grab hold of it without getting a handful.
Tana French quotes: Some stuff is gonna find a way to happen; once it's got started, you can't stop it no matter what you do. Some stuff is gonna find a way to happen; once it's got started, you can't stop it no matter what you do.
Tana French quotes: Be scared terrified petrified that everything you are is every kind of wrong. Good girl. At Be scared terrified petrified that everything you are is every kind of wrong. Good girl. At
Tana French quotes: Time works so hard for us, if only we can let it. Time works so hard for us, if only we can let it.
Tana French quotes: With acting, you have to depend on somebody else to decide if you are allowed to work. You can spend weeks and months when you are not acting at all. With acting, you have to depend on somebody else to decide if you are allowed to work. You can spend weeks and months when you are not acting at all.
Tana French quotes: I love the unspoken dress code. I love the unspoken dress code.
Tana French quotes: He was like a huge smug albatross waddling around my desk, squawking vacuously and crapping all over my paperwork. He was like a huge smug albatross waddling around my desk, squawking vacuously and crapping all over my paperwork.
Tana French quotes: When you're too close to people, when you spend too much time with them and love them too dearly, sometimes you can't see them When you're too close to people, when you spend too much time with them and love them too dearly, sometimes you can't see them
Tana French quotes: The music has turned into a distant hysterical pounding and shrieking, like someone has a tiny Rihanna locked in a box. The music has turned into a distant hysterical pounding and shrieking, like someone has a tiny Rihanna locked in a box.
Tana French quotes: The overhead light streaked The overhead light streaked
Tana French quotes: But give me more credit than that. Someone else may have dealt the hand, but I picked it up off the table, I played every card, and I had my But give me more credit than that. Someone else may have dealt the hand, but I picked it up off the table, I played every card, and I had my reasons.
Tana French quotes: Irish politics are tribal, incestuous, tangled and furtive, incomprehensible even to many of the people involved. Irish politics are tribal, incestuous, tangled and furtive, incomprehensible even to many of the people involved.
Tana French quotes: In some ways grief anonymizes as powerfully as a Greek tragedy mask. In some ways grief anonymizes as powerfully as a Greek tragedy mask.
Tana French quotes: All my signposts had gone up in one blinding, dizzying explosion [ ... ] none of the scenery looked familiar anymore. All my signposts had gone up in one blinding, dizzying explosion [ ... ] none of the scenery looked familiar anymore.
Tana French quotes: Here's a little tip for you. If you don't like being called a murderer, don't kill people. Here's a little tip for you. If you don't like being called a murderer, don't kill people.
Tana French quotes: sussed you or you're not going to get anywhere, wind it sussed you or you're not going to get anywhere, wind it
Tana French quotes: The truth is the most desirable woman in the world and we are the most jealous lovers, reflexively denying anyone else the slightest glimpse of her. The truth is the most desirable woman in the world and we are the most jealous lovers, reflexively denying anyone else the slightest glimpse of her.
Tana French quotes: I am, of course, romanticizing; a chronic tendency of mine. I am, of course, romanticizing; a chronic tendency of mine.
Tana French quotes: They are forever, a brief and mortal forever, a forever that will grow into their bones and be held inside them after it ends, intact, indestructible. They are forever, a brief and mortal forever, a forever that will grow into their bones and be held inside them after it ends, intact, indestructible.
Tana French quotes: Nobody knows you like people you grew up with. Nobody knows you like people you grew up with.
Tana French quotes: I reckon it was always going to happen, one way or another. She wasn't made right for this world. She'd been running away from it since she was nine. I reckon it was always going to happen, one way or another. She wasn't made right for this world. She'd been running away from it since she was nine.
Tana French quotes: Every sunny familiar spot in our shared landscape had become a dark minefield, fraught with treacherous nuances and implications. Every sunny familiar spot in our shared landscape had become a dark minefield, fraught with treacherous nuances and implications.
Tana French quotes: Even at moments like this, there is a limit to how weird I am prepared to appear. Even at moments like this, there is a limit to how weird I am prepared to appear.
Tana French quotes: I weaned myself on the nostalgia equivalent of methadone (less addictive, less obvious, less likely to make you crazy): missing what I had never had. I weaned myself on the nostalgia equivalent of methadone (less addictive, less obvious, less likely to make you crazy): missing what I had never had.
Tana French quotes: Always fuck with people's expectations, sunshine. It's good for their circulation. Always fuck with people's expectations, sunshine. It's good for their circulation.
Tana French quotes: Once the ruler is no longer willing to be the sacrifice for his people, he becomes not a leader but a leech, Once the ruler is no longer willing to be the sacrifice for his people, he becomes not a leader but a leech,
Tana French quotes: Everyone else we knew growing up is the same: image of their parents, no matter how loud they told themselves they'd be different Everyone else we knew growing up is the same: image of their parents, no matter how loud they told themselves they'd be different
Tana French quotes: Reminded myself: the ones you don't like are a bonus. They can't fool you as easy as the ones you do. Reminded myself: the ones you don't like are a bonus. They can't fool you as easy as the ones you do.
Tana French quotes: All these private, parallel dimensions, underlying such an innocuous little estate; all these self-contained worlds layered onto the same space. All these private, parallel dimensions, underlying such an innocuous little estate; all these self-contained worlds layered onto the same space.
Tana French quotes: I had forgotten that God, or the world, or whatever carves the rules in stone, doesn't give you time off for good behavior. I had forgotten that God, or the world, or whatever carves the rules in stone, doesn't give you time off for good behavior.
Tana French quotes: That's why we have rules to begin with, Richie: because you can't trust your mind to tell you what's right and wrong. That's why we have rules to begin with, Richie: because you can't trust your mind to tell you what's right and wrong.
Tana French quotes: I was twelve, after all, an age at which kids are bewildered and amorphous, transforming overnight, no matter how stable their lives are; I was twelve, after all, an age at which kids are bewildered and amorphous, transforming overnight, no matter how stable their lives are;
Tana French quotes: Underneath he has on jeans and a baggy beige jumper that's twenty quids' worth of knitted depression. "Let's Underneath he has on jeans and a baggy beige jumper that's twenty quids' worth of knitted depression. "Let's
Tana French quotes: Selena had been singing along, absently, gazing into nowhere. She looked at us like she was trying to work out who we were, before she got up Selena had been singing along, absently, gazing into nowhere. She looked at us like she was trying to work out who we were, before she got up
Tana French quotes: Sometimes, when you're close to someone, you miss things. Other people can see them, but you can't. Sometimes, when you're close to someone, you miss things. Other people can see them, but you can't.
Tana French quotes: My ribs opened up like windows, I'd forgotten you could breathe that deeply. My ribs opened up like windows, I'd forgotten you could breathe that deeply.
Tana French quotes: If she had hurt me, I could have forgiven her without even having to think about it; but I couldn't forgive her for being hurt. If she had hurt me, I could have forgiven her without even having to think about it; but I couldn't forgive her for being hurt.
Tana French quotes: Smoked like it was fuel and he was going to get every last inch to the gallon. Smoked like it was fuel and he was going to get every last inch to the gallon.
Tana French quotes: Selena feels the hidden things thinning away to black veils you could pop with a fingertip, puddling into harmless sleep on the ground. Selena feels the hidden things thinning away to black veils you could pop with a fingertip, puddling into harmless sleep on the ground.
Tana French quotes: I put my time and energy into bringing answers, not hugs and hot chocolate. I put my time and energy into bringing answers, not hugs and hot chocolate.
Tana French quotes: Who who whose smell in the air of her room, whose fingerprints all over her friends' secret places. Who who whose smell in the air of her room, whose fingerprints all over her friends' secret places.
Tana French quotes: I love writing. I feel ridiculously lucky that this is what I get to do all day. I love writing. I feel ridiculously lucky that this is what I get to do all day.
Tana French quotes: I'm not the type to look back over my shoulder, or at least I try hard not to be. Gone is gone; pretending anything else is a waste of time. I'm not the type to look back over my shoulder, or at least I try hard not to be. Gone is gone; pretending anything else is a waste of time.
Tana French quotes: Rule Number Three, and Four and Five and about a dozen more: you do not go with the flow in this job. You make the flow go with you. Rule Number Three, and Four and Five and about a dozen more: you do not go with the flow in this job. You make the flow go with you.
Tana French quotes: Two of the human race's greatest myths: the possibility of permanence, and the simplicity of human nature. Two of the human race's greatest myths: the possibility of permanence, and the simplicity of human nature.