Marisha Pessl

Night Film: A Novel

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    Shivani Khatanahas quotedlast year
    “I’m calling him Murad, after the cigarettes.”

    “Never heard of them.”

    “They’re an obsolete Turkish brand, popular in the 1910s and ’20s. Murad means ‘desire’ in Arabic. The only brand that ever appears in a Cordova film is Murad. There’s not one Marlboro, Camel, or Virginia Slim. It goes further. If the Murad cigarette is focused upon by the camera in any Cordova film, the very next person who appears on-screen has been devastatingly targeted.
    Shivani Khatanahas quotedlast year
    It was a covert line of attack described in Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. Your enemy expected the direct approach. He prepared for it and fiercely fought it off, resulting in severe casualties, the expenditure of major resources — and, ultimately, your own defeat. And yet, occasionally, there was another entrance, the fragile corridor. Your enemy never expected advancement via this route because it was labyrinthine and treacherous, and he often didn’t even know it was there. But if your army managed to make it through, it would deliver you not just behind your enemy’s lines but to his inner chamber, the heart of his heart
    Shivani Khatanahas quotedlast year
    It was Ravel’s Jeux d’eau.”
    Shivani Khatanahas quotedlast year
    In other words, the gods will have drawn a great big X across his shoulder blades and taped an invisible sign there that reads FUCKED. His life will henceforth never be the same.”
    Shivani Khatanahas quotedlast year
    “ ‘Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.’ ”
    Shivani Khatanahas quotedlast year
    Wolfgang Beckman: film scholar, professor, rabid Cordovite, and author of six books on cinema, including the popular tome on horror movies American Mask
    Shivani Khatanahas quotedlast year
    It was a covert line of attack described in Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. Your enemy expected the direct approach. He prepared for it and fiercely
    Danihas quoted2 years ago
    Life was a freight train barreling toward just one stop, our loved ones streaking past our windows in blurs of color and light. There was no holding on to any of it, and no slowing it down
    Patricia Audrine Bhas quoted2 years ago
    God, the boring relative everyone ignores—no one calls, no one writes—until they need a serious favor.
    Patricia Audrine Bhas quoted2 years ago
    “Everyone dies alone.”
    Демьянов Александрhas quoted5 years ago
    “Fallout from obtaining vital information.”
    Giselle Ferrufinohas quoted5 years ago
    a dusky beautiful day they wanted to remember in a certain moody light, with a certain haunting theme song, and they didn’t want to hear another experience that would tarnish this image.
    Giselle Ferrufinohas quoted5 years ago
    God, the boring relative everyone ignores—no one calls, no one writes—until they need a serious favor.”
    Giselle Ferrufinohas quoted5 years ago
    As soon as you lost all sense of direction, were unable to find the way back, it turned on you viciously, exposed your nakedness, blinded you, burned you.
    Giselle Ferrufinohas quoted5 years ago
    For every man there exists bait he cannot resist swallowing.
    Giselle Ferrufinohas quoted5 years ago
    “That was Kubrick. Not Cordova. Get your geniusesstraight, for fuck’s sake.”
    Giselle Ferrufinohas quoted5 years ago
    The bad things that happen to you don’t have to mean anything at all.
    Giselle Ferrufinohas quoted5 years ago
    Only the greatest of personal demons can force you to do powerful work.
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