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Dexter Is Dead

Jeff Lindsay

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Hope is for people who can't see the Truth.”

“Sooner or later, having two separate agendas is going to cause trouble.”

“What is it, I wonder, that they hope to Correct? I am what I am, irredeemably, irretrievably, implacably — as are most of my fellow desperadoes here in Correctional Facility. We are monsters.”

“And when you came right down to it, the only purpose to life that I have ever been able to find is not to die. You couldn’t let them push you out the door to go gentle into that good night. You had to rage, rage, and slam that door on the bastards’ fingers. That was the contest—to delay the end of your personal match as long as you could. The point was not to win; you never did. Nobody can win in a game that ends with everybody dying—always, without exception. No, the only real point was to fight back and enjoy the combat. And by gum, I would.”

“There are millions of homeless children in the world—which proved again that kids were a low-value commodity, didn’t it? I mean, there are very few homeless Bentleys in the world.”

“It had been my experience that fatherhood was mostly a matter of suffering the insufferable, tolerating the intolerable, and changing diapers.”

“Whoever claimed honesty is the best policy, or even a good one, clearly had very limited experience with the real world.”

“flaccid weakness, and”

“You mean getting Raul’s men to come after you?” he said, and I nodded. He frowned thoughtfully. “Weeellllll…If I know Raul, he’s somewhere close by. He’ll have your children with him. But they aren’t bringing you to him on your knees, and he’s missed twice. So I’m quite sure he’s starting to get just a teeny bit, um—upset? Angry, frustrated, perhaps even approaching apoplectic.” He shook his head sorrowfully. “The man simply has no self-control. And he absolutely hates not to get what he wants, when he wants it.”

“Yes,” I said. “It is a bit over-the-top.” “That’s their world,” Brian said with a shrug. “They seem to enjoy histrionics.”

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Book Keywords:

retributive-justice, naivety, hopelessness, punishment-retribution, sanction, hope, truth, detention, reintegrative-justice, naive, punishment, hopeless, justice, psychology, emptiness, association

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