Bret Easton Ellis

«How do I know you're not crazy?" she asks. "How do I know you're not the craziest dude I've ever met?"»

Bret Easton Ellis


«She said that you--"»

Bret Easton Ellis


«Women aren't very bright," Rip says. "Studies have been done.»

Bret Easton Ellis


«What you need is a chick from Camden,' Van Patten says, after recovering from McDermott's statement.»

Bret Easton Ellis


«I needed something--the distraction of another life--to alleviate fear.»

Bret Easton Ellis


«The reassuring smile was now useless. I was plastic. Everything was veiled. Objectivity, facts, hard information--these were things only in the outline stage. There was nothing tying anything together yet, so the mind built up a defense, and the evidence was restructured, and that was what I tried to do on that morning--to restructure the evidence so it made sense--and that is what I failed at.»

Bret Easton Ellis


«I want to stay," and then, more weakly, "Need some more sun."»

Bret Easton Ellis


«My pain is constant and sharp, and I do not hope for a better world for anyone.»

Bret Easton Ellis


«The real Julian Wells didn't die in a cherry-red convertible, overdosing on a highway in Joshua Tree while a choir soared over the sound track.»

Bret Easton Ellis


«Sex is mathematics. Individuality no longer an issue. What does intelligence signify? Define reason. Desire - meaningless. Intellect is not a cure. Justice is dead.»

Bret Easton Ellis


«Looking at Tim, one cannot help feeling great waves of uncertainty, an absence of aim, of purpose, as if he is a person who simply doesn’t matter.»

Bret Easton Ellis


«what's right? If you want something, you have the right to take it. If you want to do something, you have the right to do it.»

Bret Easton Ellis


«... Because the writer resented that she had turned to me I became the handsome and dazed narrator, incapable of love or kindness. That's how I became the damaged party boy who wandered through the wreckage, blood streaming from his nose, asking questions that never required answers. That's how I became the boy who never understood how anything worked. That's how I became the boy who wouldn't save a friend. That's how I became the boy who couldn't love the girl.»

Bret Easton Ellis


«Do you know what Ed Gein said about women?"»

Bret Easton Ellis