Hello friends. This post is a collection of quotes from The Searcher book by Tana French. The Searcher has been described as a masterful tale of breath-taking beauty and suspense, asking how we decide what's right and wrong in a world where neither is simple.
Listen, would you. That American meat you were ating back home, that's chock fulla hormones. They pump those into the cattle to fatten them up. So what d'you think they do to human beings? They'll swell you up like a balloon and put tits on you like Dolly Parton. Mad yokes. The EU has them all banned, over here. That's what put the weight on you to begin with. Now that you're ating dacent Irish meat, it'll fall off you again. We'll have you looking like Gene Kelly in no time.
What I'm saying to you is, if you're going to have a woman in the house, you want one that fills a bit of space. It's no good having some skin-and-bones scrap of a girl with a mousy wee voice on her and not a word out of her from one day to the next. You wouldn't be getting your money's worth. When you walk into the house, you want to be seeing your woman, and hearing her. You need to know she's there, or what's the point in having her at all?
There's no nipping women's ideas. Cut them down one place, they grow up another.
Church is for women. The spinsters, mostly; they do like to get themselves in a tizzy over whose turn it is to do the second reading, or the altar flowers. And the mammies bringing in the childer so they won't grow up heathens, and the aul' ones showing off that they're not dead yet. If a young lad starts going to mass, it's a bad sign. Something's not sitting right, in his life or in his head.
Young folks always think old folks worry too much, and old folks always think young folks don't worry enough.
Nineteen-year-olds, almost all of them, don't have their feet on the ground. They're turning loose from their families and they haven't found anything else to moor themselves to; they blow like tumbleweed. They're unknowns, to the people who used to know them inside out and to themselves.
Every drug in its different way scooped the solidity right out of the world and left it quicksand-textured, cracked across and wavering at the edges. They did the same thing to people: people on drugs stopped being what you knew them to be. They looked you right in the face and saw things that had nothing to do with you.
We've a great tradition here of going out and getting our own education, if no one offers it to us on a plate.
Men with no children get to feeling unsafe, when they get older. The world's changing and they've no young people to show them it's grand, so they feel like they're being attacked. Like they need to be ready for a fight the whole time.
I'm contrary by nature. The more people try to shoo me away from something, the more I dig my heels in. I always was that way, even as a little guy.
If you don't have your code, you've got nothing to hold you down. You just drift any way things blow you.
The point is that I like staying out of other people's business. I like it a lot. But in order to do that, I need to know where other people's business lies.
All's you can do is your best. Sometimes it doesn't work out the way you intend it to. You just gotta keep doing it anyway.