What irritated her most was that they kept brushing off her arguments with patronizing smiles, making her feel like a teenager being quizzed on her homework. Without actually uttering a single inappropriate word, they displayed towards her an attitude that was so antediluvian it was almost comical. You shouldn't worry your pretty head over complex matters, little girl.
Isn't it fascinating that Nazis always manage to adopt the word freedom?
I have a truly marvellous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain.
She had put on make-up in a colour scheme that indicated she might be colourblind.
I'm unhappy. I don't want to fall in love with you. It'll hurt far too much when it's over
Armageddon was yesterday, today we have a serious problem.
When their love was not reciprocated, it could quickly turn to violent hatred.
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.
And I guess that in some way I'm falling for you because you are who you are. It's easy to sleep with you because there's no bullshit and you make me feel safe. But this all started because I gave in to a crazy impulse. It doesn't happen very often, and I hadn't planned it.
It proved once again the theory that no security system is a match for a stupid employee.
She's married. I'm more a friend and occasional lover.
It was troubling that one of the few people she trusted was a man she spent so much time avoiding
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.
You know what? I think you ought to recruit her for the Section.
It would be deplorable if the special interests had the power to silence those voices in the media that they find uncomfortable.
And yet he kept sticking to her life like gum on the sole of her shoe, either on the Net or in real life. On the Net was OK. There he was no more than electrons and words. In real life, standing on her doorstep, he was still fucking attractive. And he knew her secrets just as she knew all of his.
It was completely impossible to box with her. She had only one style, which we called Terminator Mode. She would try to nail her opponent, and it didn't matter if it was just a warm-up of friendly sparring.
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.
Only a woman who had killed a man in battle was allowed to give up her virginity.
Cortez looked like someone newly in love, the way only twenty-four-year-olds can look.
A journalist finds out things by asking questions of people who know.
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.
As the situation developed, the futility of attempting suicide in the middle of a hospital became apparent.
Men could be as big as a house and made of granite, but they all had balls in the same place.
The job of the financial journalist was to examine the sharks who created interest crises and speculated away the savings of small investors, to scrutinize company boards with the same merciless zeal.
Salander assessed the situation and saw that it was anything but under control. Her brain was working at high speed. Click, click, click.
He comes off a little like Practical Pig in The Three Little Pigs.
Always retain the ability to walk away, without sentimentality, from a situation that felt unmanageable. That was a basic rule of survival. Don't lift a finger for a lost cause.
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