The Devil in the White City: Murder Quotes.

1. "It was so easy to disappear, so easy to deny knowledge, so very easy in the smoke and din to mask that something dark had taken root. This was Chicago, on the eve of the greatest fair in history."
- Erik Larson, The Devil in the White City: Murder

2. "I must confess a shameful secret: I love Chicago best in the cold."
- Erik Larson, The Devil in the White City: Murder

3. "I was born with the devil in me,' [Holmes] wrote. 'I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than the poet can help the inspiration to sing."
- Erik Larson, The Devil in the White City: Murder

4. "Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood. Daniel H. Burnham"
- Erik Larson, The Devil in the White City: Murder

5. "His weakness was his belief that evil had boundaries."
- Erik Larson, The Devil in the White City: Murder

6. "Beneath the gore and smoke and loam, this book is about the evanescence of life, and why some men choose to fill their brief allotment of time engaging the impossible, others in the manufacture of sorrow. In the end it is a story of the ineluctable conflict between good and evil, daylight and darkness, the White City and the Black."
- Erik Larson, The Devil in the White City: Murder

7. "Place has always been important to me, and one thing today's Chicago exudes, as it did in 1893, is a sense of place. I fell in love with the city, the people I encountered, and above all the lake and its moods, which shift so readily from season to season, day to day, even hour to hour."
- Erik Larson, The Devil in the White City: Murder

8. ". . . why some men choose to fill their brief allotment of time engaging the impossible, others in the manufacture of sorrow."
- Erik Larson, The Devil in the White City: Murder

9. "The intermittent depression that had shadowed him throughout his adult life was about to envelop him once again."
- Erik Larson, The Devil in the White City: Murder

10. "Great murderers, like great men in other walks of activity, have blue eyes."
- Erik Larson, The Devil in the White City: Murder

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