The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Quotes


What she had realized was that love was that moment when your heart was about to burst.


Friendship- my definition- is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don't have trust, the friendship will crumble.


Everyone has secrets. It's just a matter of finding out what they are.


Then I discovered that being related is no guarantee of love!


I’ve had many enemies over the years. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s never engage in a fight you’re sure to lose. On the other hand, never let anyone who has insulted you get away with it. Bide your time and strike back when you’re in a position of strength—even if you no longer need to strike back.


Keep in mind that I'm crazy, won't you?


Armageddon was yesterday, today we have a serious problem.


I can be a regular bitch. Just try me.


Normally seven minutes of another person's company was enough to give her a headache so she set things up to live as a recluse. She was perfectly content as long as people left her in peace. Unfortunately society was not very smart or understanding.


Impulsive actions led to trouble, and trouble could have unpleasant consequences.


It doesn't matter how good the enemy's weapons are. If he can't see you, he can't hit you. Cover, cover, cover. Make sure you're never exposed.


We need to have a talk on the subject of what's yours and what's mine.


No, I don't believe in God, but I respect the fact that you do. Everyone has to have something to believe in.


Sometimes they were together so often that it felt as though theyreally were a couple; sometimes weeks and months would go by beforethey saw each other. But even as alcoholics are drawn to the stateliquor store after a stint on the wagon, they always came back to eachother.


It did no good to cry, she had learned that early on. She had also learned that every time she tried to make someone aware of something in her life, the situation just got worse. Consequently it was up to her to solve her problems by herself, using whatever methods she deemed necessary.


One of them is that a bastard is always a bastard and if I can hurt a bastard by digging up shit about him, then he deserves it.


What do you need me for? Salander's greatest fear, which was so huge and so black that it was of phobic proportions, was that people would laugh at her feelings. And all of a sudden all her carefully constructed self-confidence seemed to crumble.


In the evening he went to the cinema to see "The Lord of the Rings", which he had never before had time to see. He thought that orcs, unlike human beings, were simple and uncomplicated creatures.


She's married. I'm more a friend and occasional lover.


I am a rapist and a sadistic pig,' if you get that tattoo removed I will carve it into your forehead, do you understand?


Much stronger boys in her class soon learned that it could be quite unpleasant to fight with that skinny girl. Unlike other girls in the class, she never backed down, and she would not for a second hesitate to use her fists or any weapon at hand to protect herself. She went around with the attitude that she would rather be beaten to death than take any shit.


Capitalists' wet dreams is to be involved in charity.


Her absence had felt like torture--almost a form of personal punishment. He had nobody to discuss his feelings with, and for the first time he realised with appalling clarity what a destructive hold she had over him.


Isn't it fascinating that Nazis always manage to adopt the word freedom?


As a girl, she was a legal prey, especially if she was dressed in a worn black leather jacket and had pierced eyebrows, tattoos, and zero social status.


He often wondered whether it were possible to be more possessed bydesire for any other woman. The fact was that they functioned welltogether, and they had a connection as addictive as heroin.


The media have the ability to attract the craziest people to call in perfectly absurd tips. Every newsroom in the world gets updates from UFOlogists, graphologists, scientologists, paranoiacs, and every sort of conspiracy theorist.


Hey, you fucking creep, in this shithole! I've got a monopoly on that one.


She was perfectly content as long as people left her in peace.


There is nothing to talk about" she said. "I'm just a freak that's all.


She had put on make-up in a colour scheme that indicated she might be colourblind.


[Her] greatest fear, which was so huge and so black that it was of phobic proportions, was that people would laugh at her feelings.


An introverted person obviously affected by her past. Lived alone, had no sex life, had difficulty getting close to people. Kept her distance, and when she let loose there was no restraint. She chose a stranger for a lover.


There's always someone willing to believe malicious rumours.


It did no good to cry, she had learned that early on.


Wennerström was devoting himself to fraud that was so extensive it was no longer merely criminal–it was business.


She had been sharing a house with him for a week, and he had not once flirted with her. He had worked with her, asked her opinion, slapped her on the knuckles figuratively speaking when she was on the wrong track, and acknowledged that she was right when she corrected him. Dammit, he had treated her like a human being.


There was a whole army of people who seemed not to have anything better to do than to try to disrupt her life, and , if they were given the opportunity, to correct the way she had chosen to live it.


I'm aware of what you've done for me, and I'm not ungrateful. I appreciate that you actually showed yourself to be greater than your prejudices and have given me a chance here. But I don't want you for my lover, and you're not my father.


Cortez looked like someone newly in love, the way only twenty-four-year-olds can look.


He comes off a little like Practical Pig in The Three Little Pigs.


-Who knows about this?-Just me, the police, the killer, and now you.


Lie rather still because this is the first time I've used this equipment.


Plague might be a social incompetent, but he was unquestionably a genius.


At some point on the morning of the second day she came to a terrifying realisation. She had no idea how it had happened or how she was supposed to cope with it. She was in love for the first time in her life.


Taking away a person's control of her own life - meaning her bank account - is one of the greatest infringements a democracy can impose, especially when it applies to young people. It is an infringement even if the intent may be perceived as benign and socially valid.


I fell in love with you last winter. I didn’t mean to, but it happened. And then I took stock and realised that you were only here temporarily; one day you’ll be gone for good and I’ll stay here for the rest of my life. It hurt so damn much that I decided I wasn’t going to let you in again…


Bullshit," Salander said again. "Gottfried isn't the only kid who was ever mistreated. That doesn't give him the right to murder women. He made that choice himself. And the same is true of Martin.


She did not just seem difficult – in his eyes she was the very quintessence of difficult.


The Stock Exchange is something very different. There is no economy and no production of goods and services. There are only fantasies in which people from one hour to the next decide that this or that company is worth so many billions, more or less. It doesn't have a thing to do with reality or with the Swedish economy.