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The Fall (The Strain Trilogy, #2) The Fall by Guillermo del Toro
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“Power revealed is power sacrificed. The truly powerful exert their influence in ways unseen, unfelt. Some would say that a thing visible is a thing vulnerable.”
Guillermo del Toro, The Fall
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“Even if one understands that what one is doing is mad, it is indeed still madness -”
Guillermo Del Toro, The Fall
“There are men who bloom in chaos. You call them heroes or villains, depending on which side wins the war, but until the battle call they are but normal men who long for action, who lust for the opportunity to throw off the routine of their normal lives like a cocoon and come into their own. They sense a destiny larger than themselves, but only when structures collapse around them do these men become warriors.”
Guillermo del Toro, The Fall
“...there's something about maternal love - it might just be the strongest human spiritual bond there is.”
Guillermo Del Toro, The Fall
“What is life, in the end, but a series of small victories and larger failures?”
Guillermo del Toro, The Fall
“We don’t discover, we don’t learn. We just remember things that we have forgotten…”
Guillermo del Toro, The Fall
“Any legend, any creature, any symbol we ever stumble on, already exists in a vast cosmic reservoir where archetypes wait. Shapes looming outside our Platonic cave. We naturally believe ourselves clever and wise, so advanced, and those who came before us so naïve and simple…when all we truly do is echo the order of the universe, as it guides us…”
Guillermo del Toro, The Fall
“People who have lived their whole lives feeling half-complete. Who never truly fit anywhere in the world. Who never understood why they were here, or what they were meant for. Who never answered the call, because they never heard it. Because nothing ever spoke to them.”
Guillermo del Toro, The Fall
“In the face of such terror and dehumanization, human passion itself was an act of defiance.”
Guillermo del Toro, The Fall
“Miriam Sacher had survived polio as a child. To Abraham, she was simply the most exquisite little bird who could not fly.”
Guillermo del Toro, The Fall
“Everything in our universe is ciphered and to know the cipher is to know the thing—and to know the thing is to command it.”
Guillermo del Toro, The Fall
“Cars get girl names. Guns get guy names. What do knives get?”
Guillermo del Toro, The Fall
“One must always name a weapon. You cannot trust that which you cannot call by name.”
Guillermo del Toro, The Fall
“And yet one carries the sins of his forebears as one carries their features in his face. One bears their blood, and their honor or their blight.”
Guillermo del Toro, The Fall
“In you, we have given this world a great gift—and of that, I have no doubt.”
Guillermo del Toro, The Fall
“We, the over-class, have taken those basic human drives and advanced our own selves through their exploitation. We have monetized human consumption, manipulated morals and laws to direct the masses by fear or hatred, and, in doing so, have managed to create a system of wealth and remuneration that has concentrated the vast majority of the world’s wealth in the hands of a select few.”
Guillermo del Toro, The Fall
“We, the over-class, have taken those basic human drives and advanced our own selves through their exploitation. We have monetized human consumption, manipulated morals and laws to direct the masses by fear or hatred, and, in doing so, have managed to create a system of wealth and remuneration that has concentrated the vast majority of the world’s wealth in the hands of a select few. Over the course of two thousand years,”
Guillermo del Toro, The Fall
“An old man’s beliefs matter little. I am the past. You, the future. What are your beliefs?”
Guillermo del Toro, The Fall
“so my wife took them up to a friend’s on Kinnelon Lake.” Not far enough,”
Guillermo del Toro, The Fall
“Even if one understands that what one is doing is mad, it is indeed still madness—cutting”
Guillermo del Toro, The Fall
“Ante el terror y la deshumanización, la pasión humana era en sí misma un acto de desafío.”
Guillermo del Toro, The Fall
“This world is a motherfucker, isn’t it?” Angel nodded and said, “But it’s the only one we have.” Gus”
Guillermo del Toro, The Fall
“So why do we still insist on believing we are somehow something more than animals?”
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