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No Exit Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from No Exit
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“Darby preferred to live her life wide-eyed, tormented, running, because nothing can catch you if you never stop.”
Taylor Adams
author
No Exit
book
Darby Thorne
character
running
torment
nothing
concepts
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“You’re smug, you’re irritating, you talk too much, you’re not half as clever as you think you are, and under it all? You’re pure evil.”
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“But she’d seen it. There was no unseeing it.”
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“Sometimes God puts people exactly where they need to be. Even when they don’t know it.”
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“We have to see Darby Thorne again. We owe her something that can’t be written on a check.”
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“You’re the sum of every trait I’ve ever hated in a human being.”
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“What do you tell a woman with a black eye? Shoulda listened. What do you tell a woman with two black eyes? Nothin’. She’s already been told twice.”
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“Her nerves were shredded, her muscles sagging meat.
Darby Thorne
character
nerves
meat
muscle
concepts
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“Jay, I promise I will get you out of here. I will save you.”
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“Inhale. Count to five. Exhale. Forward motion.”
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“Then, like a levee breaking, it all came out: “I took advantage of her. I manipulated her. I called her horrible things. I stole her car once, with a shoelace. I’d leave, for days at a time, without telling her where I’d gone or who I was out with. I must have given her ulcers. When I . . . when I left for college, we didn’t even say goodbye. I just got in my Honda and drove to Boulder. I stole a bottle of her gin from the cabinet on my way out.”
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“Don’t fear the pros. The pros know what they’re doing, and do it cleanly. Fear the amateurs.”
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“Nice to meet you, what’re your thoughts on Apple products?”
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“The easiest lies to tell are the true ones.”
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“Up and down lost all meaning. Her world became a violent tumble-dryer, an endless, crashing kaleidoscope.”
Darby Thorne
character
world
meaning
crush
concepts
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“She remembered walking back from there last month, half-drunk with a gaggle of half-friends from her dorm, and when one of them asked her (only half-giving a shit) where she’d planned to go for Christmas break, Darby had answered bluntly: that it would require an act of God Himself to make her come back home to Utah. And apparently He’d been listening, because He’d blessed Darby’s mother with late-stage pancreatic cancer.”
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“The difference between a hero and a victim? Timing.”
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“He could still taste her lips from when he’d kissed her in the restroom. He’d never forget it. The sweet sourness of Red Bull, coffee, and the bacteria on her teeth. The humility of it, the realness of a pretty girl with bad breath.”
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“This is ... this is going to be a fun night.”
Ashley Garver
character
fun
evil
night
concepts
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″‘But, see, I had a plan, too.’ He kept approaching. ‘And it turns out, your plan was only a part of my plan.‘”

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