Marisha Pessl Quotes

Marisha Pessl Quotes

Within every elaborate lie, a kernel of truth.

No wonder so many adults long to return to university, to all those deadlines-ahhh, that structure! Scaffolding to which we may cling! Even if it is arbitrary, without it, we're lost, wholly incapable of separating the Romantic from the Victorian in our sad, bewildering lives...

Well, everyone and their grandmother knows she's still
banging Charles after all these years - "
"Like a screen in a tornado. Sure.

She was lost now, she'd been silenced- another dead branch on Cordova's warped tree.

A deus ex machina will never appear in real life so you best make other arrangements.

Well, life isn't a cakewalk, is it?! Eighty-nine percent of the world's most valuable art was created by men living in rat-infested flats. You think Velásquez wore Adidas? You think he enjoyed the luxuries of central heating and twenty-four-hour pizza delivery?!

One of my pet peeves was when an adult imagined they had to encapsulate Life for you, hand you Life in a jar, in an eyedropper, in a penguin paperweight full of snow-A Collector's Dream.

There was something about her playing... a knowledge of darkness in the most extreme form.

How scary and sudden the shift from Living to Dead.

Well, it doesn't look good. Makes me look like one of those unloved latchkey children they make after-school specials about."
"Don't sell yourself short. You're more Masterpiece Theatre.

I actually felt awed by the remote possibilities of the person you liked ever liking you back a corresponding amount.

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