Posts tagged American Psycho

Disappointed

How could she ever understand that there isn’t any way I could be disappointed since I no longer find anything worth looking forward to?

- American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)

Sex is Mathematics

This was the geography around which my reality revolved:

it did not occur to me, ever, that people were good or that a man was capable of change or that the world could be a better place through one’s taking pleasure in feeling or look or a gesture, or receiving another person’s love or kindness.

Nothing was affirmative, the term “generosity of spirit” applied to nothing, was a cliche, was some kind of bad joke. Sex is mathematics. Individuality no longer an issue. What does intelligence signify? Define reason. Desire – meaningless. Intellect is not a cure.

Justice is dead. Fear, recrimination, innocence, sympathy, guilt, waste, failure, grief, were things, emotions, that no one really felt anymore. Reflection is useless, the world is senseless. Evil is its only permanence. God is not alive. Love cannot be trusted. Surface, surface, surface was all that anyone found meaning in … this was civilisation as I saw it, colossal and jagged …

- American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)

A Slow, Purposeful Erasure

There wasn’t a clear, identifiable emotion within me, except for greed and, possibly, total disgust. I had all the characteristics of a human being -flesh, blood, skin, hair – but my depersonalisation was so intense, had gone so deep, that the normal ability to feel compassion had been eradicated, the victim of a slow, purposeful erasure. I was simply imitating reality, a rough resemblance of a human being, with only a dim corner of my mind functioning.

- Patrick Bateman, American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)

A Small and Lively Gerbil

Because trying to fuck you is like trying to French-kiss a very …small and …lively gerbil … with Braces

- Patrick Bateman, American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)

Kenwood

Remember this, guys: Few things in life perform as well as a Kenwood.

- Preston, American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)

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