Faithful Place Quotes.

1. "Privately, I consider religion to be a load of bollocks, but when you have a sobbing five year old wanting to know what happened to her hamster, you develop an instant belief in anything that dissolves some of the heartbreak off her face."
- Tana French, Faithful Place

2. "My father once told me that the most important thing every man should know is what he would die for. If you don’t know that, he said, what are you worth? Nothing. You’re not a man at all."
- Tana French, Faithful Place

3. "Here’s the real risk in Undercover, in the field and out: you create illusions for long enough, you start thinking you’re in control. It’s easy to slide into believing you’re the hypnotist here, the mirage master, the smart cookie who knows what’s real and how all the tricks are done. The fact is you’re still just another slack-jawed mark in the audience. No matter how good you are, this world is always going to be better at this game. It’s more cunning than you are, it’s faster and it’s a whole lot more ruthless. All you can do is try to keep up, know your weak spots and never stop expecting the sucker punch."
- Tana French, Faithful Place

4. "I filed him in my mental database under Useless Prick, for future reference."
- Tana French, Faithful Place

5. "You start admiring someone who's famous for actually doing something---imagine that---and I swear to you I will buy you every item in her entire wardrobe. But over my own dead body will I spend my own time and money turning you into a clone of some brain-dead waste of skin who thinks the pinnacle of achievement is selling her wedding shots to a magazine."
- Tana French, Faithful Place

6. "You don’t have to like your family, you don’t even have to spend time with them, to know them right down to the bone."
- Tana French, Faithful Place

7. "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, Faithful Place

8. "I’ve always loved strong women, which is lucky for me because once you’re over about twenty-five there is no other kind."
- Tana French, Faithful Place

9. "All my signposts had gone up in one blinding, dizzying explosion [...] none of the scenery looked familiar anymore."
- Tana French, Faithful Place

10. "Stephen shrugged. Yeah. Well. I said I would. Ah. Are we having issues? This feels sleazy. I promise I’ll respect you in the morning."
- Tana French, Faithful Place

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