why don’t people trust their instincts? they sense something’s wrong, someone’s walking too close behind them, you knew something was wrong — but you came back into the house. did I force you? did I drag you in? all i had to do was offer you a drink. you’d never think the fear of offending can be stronger than the fear of pain.
Everyone has secrets. It’s just a matter of finding out what they are.
"Superheroes live in a world of good and evil, and she’s far more complex than a superhero. She’s been compromised. She’s been subjugated. She’s been marginalized. She’s been swept into the gutter and she’s had a part of it. She dresses like trash because she’s somebody who has been betrayed and hurt so badly, by forces beyond her control, that she’s just decided to be refuse."
"Salander is fuelled by rage, Blomkvist by disappointment. The gulf between the two of them – physical, technological, ideological, generational – gapes so wide that when they are finally brought together… the encounter registers with the force of planets colliding."
"She went around with the attitude that she’d rather get beaten to death than take any shit."
millennium portrait series (x)