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Michael Marshall Smith Quotes

When you meet someone you love, then you change for good. Thats why the other person will never know or understand the earlier you, and why you can never change back. And why, when that person starts to go, youll feel the tear deep in your heart long before your head has the slightest clue whats going on.
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If people knew that I really am what I say I am,' he said, 'you know they'd never forgive me.'
'Don't worry,' I said, 'Your lack of a secret is safe with us.

— Michael Marshall Smith

When you meet someone you love, then you change for good. That's why the other person will never know or understand the earlier you, and why you can never change back. And why, when that person starts to go, you'll feel the tear deep in your heart long before your head has the slightest clue what's going on.

— Michael Marshall Smith

The angel we named God banned representations of himself, even the writing of his name, trying to halt the process of literalization-but in the end it became inevitable. The angel found himself at the head of a corporation, run by Young Turks who wouldn't respect the line management structure: They rewrote his memos to make the law more rigorous, more confined, more human. He got ousted in a boardroom coup and kicked upstairs. He hadn't realized the power of corporeality, that the minds of men would of necessity alter the mind of their God. Being a deity meant taking on a lot of your subjects' qualities-both profound and trivial.

— Michael Marshall Smith

Everything feels like a badly designed computer game in which you fall into a pit that doesn't kill you but from which there's absolutely no escape. For a while you kick against the walls, but the walls get higher no matter how hard and fast you press all the buttons you can find. And sooner or later you'll realize there's one you haven't tried yet. The power switch.[ ... ] So she began reaching for the button herself, but she never tried quite hard enough, because some part of her was still alive. She didn't want to throw the machine away. She just wanted to start again.

— Michael Marshall Smith

I caught one last glimpse of her face, howling something at me.
There were too many vowels in what she said, and they were in an unkind order. ("Substitutions")

— Michael Marshall Smith

Though we all inhabit the same place during the day, at night each one of us is hurled into a several world.

— Michael Marshall Smith

I hurtled down a path through the middle of a park, past shrubbery so refined it was probably entitled to vote.

— Michael Marshall Smith

Cross-legged on the floor, you drink, hoping each mouthful will hurt; occasional flurries of spastic movement as you try to work out what to do with your hands. When everyone else is gone, your world is just a tiny box with the walls pressing in. Messages on the phone you can't bear to play, much less listen to, and nothing in the apartment that you can recognize as meaningfully yours.

— Michael Marshall Smith

Being truly aimless is like being dead. It may even be the same thing, or worse. It is the aimless who find the wrong roads, and drive down them, simply because they have nowhere else to go.

— Michael Marshall Smith

First time you hear something, it sounds outlandish and broken and like it doesn't make sense. But once it's been in your head awhile it's as if the other thoughts in there wriggle out of the way to give it some room.

— Michael Marshall Smith

My limited experience of such things told me that you get closest to the truth by not giving it advance warning that you're coming after it.

— Michael Marshall Smith

Nobody likes to see a body, but it's better than seeing a ghost. Bodies just make you doubt the world and the people in it. Ghosts make you doubt everything, and to doubt it in a part of the mind that has no words to answer the question, where the comforting promises you make yourself are neither believed nor even really understood.

— Michael Marshall Smith

One of the most subtle and powerful writers of dark fiction - a unique voice.

— Michael Marshall Smith

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