Mark Billingham Quotes.

1. "Life isn’t fair. Fair is somewhere you go to ride the dodgems and win a goldfish. (from Rush of Blood)"
- Quote by Mark Billingham

2. "Thirty-Four The Third Day Thirty-Five Thirty-Six Thirty-Seven Thirty-Eight Thirty-Nine Forty Forty-One Forty-Two Forty-Three Forty-Four"
- Mark Billingham, The Bones Beneath: A Tom Thorne Novel

3. "Thorne"
- Mark Billingham, Lazybones

4. "He was a big man; fifty or so, with greased-back grey hair and an expression that looked as if it had been kicked into position."
- Mark Billingham, In The Dark

5. "London was a city of ghosts, some deader than others. Thorne knew that in this respect, it wasn't unlike any other major city - New York or Paris or Sydney - but he felt instinctively that London was .... at the extreme. The darker side of that history, as opposed to the parks, palaces and pearly kings' side that made busloads of Japanese and American tourists gawk and jabber. The hidden history of a city where the lonely, the dispossessed, the homeless, wandered the streets, brushing shoulders with the shadows of those that had come before them. A city in which the poor and the plague-ridden, those long-since hanged for stealing a loaf or murdered for a shilling, jostled for position with those seeking a meal, or a score, or a bed for the night. A city where the dead could stay lost a long time"
- Mark Billingham, Scaredy Cat

6. "It was like being some not quite all-knowing, not quite all-seeing force, hamstrung by the missing pieces of the jigsaw. Omnipotent and impotent. Like being God with Alzheimer’s."
- Mark Billingham, Scaredy Cat

7. "No, he needed to mould the context, to shape his environment in a way that would stimulate and spark, that would challenge and charge him."
- Mark Billingham, Scaredy Cat