-Who knows about this? -Just me, the police, the killer, and now you.
Sometimes they were together so often that it felt as though they really were a couple; sometimes weeks and months would go by before they saw each other. But even as alcoholics are drawn to the state liquor store after a stint on the wagon, they always came back to each other.
Friendship is probably the most common form of love.
It was completely impossible to box with her. She had only one style, which we called Terminator Mode. She would try to nail her opponent, and it didn’t matter if it was just a warm-up of friendly sparring.
Then I discovered that being related is no guarantee of love!
I’ve read crime fiction all my life. A thing that’s bothered me about crime fiction is that it’s generally about one or two people, but there’s not much about society. I want to get away from that particular pattern: a lead, a supporting role and backdrop characters.
I’m not going to apologize for the way I’ve led my life.
It did no good to cry, she had learned that early on. She had also learned that every time she tried to make someone aware of something in her life, the situation just got worse. Consequently it was up to her to solve her problems by herself, using whatever methods she deemed necessary.
What an excellent tool the internet is for freaks.
Her voice was as rough as sandpaper. As long as Blomkvist lived, he would never forget her face as she went on the attack. Her teeth were bared like a beast of prey. Her eyes were glittering, black as coal. She moved with the lightning speed of a tarantula and seemed totally focus on her prey as she swung the club again, striking Martin in the ribs.
Salander was the woman who hated men who hate women.
I am not altogether confident of my ability to put my thoughts into words: My texts are usually better after an editor has hacked away at them, and I am used to both editing and being edited. Which is to say that I am not oversensitive in such matters.
Wennerström was devoting himself to fraud that was so extensive it was no longer merely criminal–it was business.
Friendship- my definition- is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don’t have trust, the friendship will crumble.
I started to write in 2001. I wrote the books for the fun of it. It was an old idea I had had since the nineties.
Those pointless equations, to which no solution exists, are called absurdities.
But she wished she had had the guts to go up to him and say hello. Or possibly break his legs, she wasn’t sure which.
Capitalists’ wet dreams is to be involved in charity.
I don’t know if I want a steady relationship, but I’m terrified of losing you.
Been there, done that, got the T-shirt.
Don’t call me crazy.I’m a survivor. I do what I have to do to survive.
Salander never forgets an injustice, and by nature she was anything but forgiving.
I am what I am,’ Salander said ‘I ran away from everything and everybody. I should have said goodbye.
The media have the ability to attract the craziest people to call in perfectly absurd tips. Every newsroom in the world gets updates from UFOlogists, graphologists, scientologists, paranoiacs, and every sort of conspiracy theorist.
Isn’t it fascinating that Nazis always manage to adopt the word freedom?
Salander leaned back against the pillow and followed the conversation with a smile. She wondered why she, who had such difficulty talking about herself with people of flesh and blood, could blithely reveal her most intimate secrets to a bunch of completely unknown freaks on the Internet.
His attitude had always been that if a woman clearly indicated that she did not want anything more to do with him, he would go on his way. Not respecting such a message would in his eyes, show a lack of respect for her.
She wondered what she thought of herself, and came to the realization that she felt mostly indifference towards her entire life.
I’ve had many enemies over the years. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s never engage in a fight you’re sure to lose. On the other hand, never let anyone who has insulted you get away with it. Bide your time and strike back when you’re in a position of strength—even if you no longer need to strike back.
Candy within reach and then I have to go on a diet.
I will write a couple of books and become a millionaire.
It doesn’t matter how good the enemy’s weapons are. If he can’t see you, he can’t hit you. Cover, cover, cover. Make sure you’re never exposed.
I know what kind of things I myself have been irritated by in detective stories. They are often about one or two persons, but they don’t describe anything in the society outside.
There are no innocents. There are, however, different degrees of responsibility.
The whole organization seemed to be in free fall, indulging in a collective fantasy in which experienced colleagues refused to admit that their every movement, every decision that was made and implemented, only led them one step closer to the abyss.