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  • Literary detection and firearms don't really go hand in hand; pen mighter than the sword and so forth.
    (Jasper Fforde, "The Eyre Affair")

  • Maybe those sorts of yes-or-no life-and-death decisions are easier to make because they are so black and white. I can cope with them because it's easier. Human emotions, well. . .they're just a fathomless collection of grays and I don't do so well on the midtones.
    (Jasper Fforde, "The Eyre Affair")

  • Mücken haben die blaue Ziege gestochen.
    (Jasper Fforde, "The Eyre Affair")

  • Religion isn't the cause of wars, it's the excuse.
    (Jasper Fforde, "The Eyre Affair")

  • Sometimes, a word succeeds beyond the wildest dreams of its creators, like a virus sent into the world to infect common speech.
    (Jasper Fforde, "The Eyre Affair")


  • Take no heed of her.... She reads a lot of books.
    (Jasper Fforde, "The Eyre Affair")

  • The barriers between reality and fiction are softer than we think; a bit like a frozen lake. Hundreds of people can walk across it, but then one evening a thin spot develops and someone falls through; the hole is frozen over by the following morning.
    (Jasper Fforde, "The Eyre Affair")

  • The cleanest souls are the easiest to soil.
    (Jasper Fforde, "The Eyre Affair")

  • The Goliath Corporation was to altruism what Genghis Khan was to soft furnishings.
    (Jasper Fforde, "The Eyre Affair")

  • Apart from the faint odor of ink that pervaded the scene, it might have been real.
    (Jasper Fforde, "The Eyre Affair")

  • True and baseless evil is as rare as the purest good--and we all know how rare that is...
    (Jasper Fforde, "The Eyre Affair")

  • Cash is always the deciding factor in such matters of moral politics; nothing ever gets done unless motivated by commerce or greed.
    (Jasper Fforde, "The Eyre Affair")

  • We all make mistakes at some time in our lives, some more than others. It is only when the cost is counted in human lives that people really take notice.
    (Jasper Fforde, "The Eyre Affair")

  • Governments and fashions come and go but Jane Eyre is for all time.
    (Jasper Fforde, "The Eyre Affair")

  • We were developing a machine that used egg white, heat and sugar to synthesize methanol when a power surge caused an implosion. Owens was meringued. By the time we chipped him out the poor chap had expired.
    (Jasper Fforde, "The Eyre Affair")


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