“I’ve got 72 hours to live, Mr. Chandler. I want you to find my murderer.”
Red Tide: A Chandler Novel
Category Archives: Noir Quotes
Noir Quotes | Jim Steranko
Noir Quotes | Raymond Chandler
“I like smooth shiny girls, hardboiled and loaded with sin.”
Farewell My Lovely
Noir Quotes | Jonathan Safran Foer
“There were things I wanted to tell him. But I knew they would hurt him. So I buried them, and let them hurt me.”
-Jonathan Safran Foer
Noir Quotes | James M. Cain
“And my belly began to tell me how deep my fear was. And then at last I began to realize how terrible a thing it was, the dream that you make come true.”
-James M. Cain, The Cocktail Waitress
Noir Quotes | Sylvia Plath
“I dreamed that you bewitched me into bed
And sung me moon-struck, kissed me quite insane.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)”
“Mad Girl’s Love Song” -Sylvia Plath
(you can hear the whole poem recited here):
Noir Quote of the Week #20
“When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn’t work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.”
Noir Quote of the Week #19
“After a moment’s reflection she leaned forward and kissed me, lightly enough not to disturb her lipstick, and long enough to leave me thinking of her for an hour after the elevator doors closed behind her.”
Noir Quote of the Week #18
Nick: What’s your new book about?
Catherine: A detective. He falls for the wrong woman.
Nick: What happens to him?
Catherine: She kills him.
Noir Quote of the Week #17
“In crowded rooms they would form words with their lips for each other’s eyes.”
The Beautiful and Damned
Noir Quote of the Week #16
“Find what you love and let it kill you.”
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