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Noir Quotes | Raymond Chandler

Noir Quotes Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler

 “I like smooth shiny girls, hardboiled and loaded with sin.”

Raymond Chandler
Farewell My Lovely
1940

Noir Quotes Farewell My Lovely

Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler

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Noir Quotes | Jonathan Safran Foer

Noir Quotes Jonathan Safran Foer 2010 Graeme Mitchell

Jonathan Safran Foer in 2010, by Graeme Mitchell (via graememitchell.com)

“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

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Noir Quotes | James M. Cain

Noir Quotes James M Cain

James M. Cain in 1970 (via weblogs.baltimoresun.com)

“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

 

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Noir Quotes | Sylvia Plath

Noir Quotes Sylvia Plath

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):

http://soundcloud.com/user8019291/slyvia-plath-mad-girls-love

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Noir Quote of the Week #20

Noir Quotes Al Capone

Al Capone (via biography.com)

“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.”

Al Capone

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Noir Quote of the Week #19

Cocaine Nights JG Ballard

Cocaine Nights by JG Ballard

“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.”

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Noir Quote of the Week #18

Noir Quotes Basic Instinct

(via publispain.com)

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 Quotes Basic Instinct

Sharon Stone as Catherine Tramell (via celebritystatus.com)

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Noir Quote of the Week #17

Noir Quotes F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald

“In crowded rooms they would form words with their lips for each other’s eyes.”

The Beautiful and Damned

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Noir Quote of the Week #16

Noir Quotes Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski (August 16 1920- March 9 1994)

“Find what you love and let it kill you.”

-Charles Bukowski

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Noir Quote of the Week #15

Noir Quotes Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir (via listal.com)

“When woman, fully the equal of man, can love in her strength and not in her weakness, love will become for her as for man a source of life and not of mortal danger.”

-Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex

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