Bret Easton Ellis

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    'As a genereal rule you shouldn't expect too much from people darling,' and then I kiss her on the cheek.
    Source: Glamorama (1998)
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    A child should never even think about being a "good son." A parent decides that fate for the child. The parent encourages that. Not the child himself. And the perfect dad? I shudder at thinking what that may be.
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    All of my books come from pain.
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    Are you as much of a criminal if you don't act when there's a crime taking place in front of you as you are one of the participants? That was something that I was thinking about a lot because there are many moments in 'Less Than Zero' where horrific things happen and Clay could do something about them, but his passivity stops him.
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    But this was what happened when you didn't want to visit and confront the past: the past starts visiting and confronting you.
    Source: Lunar Park (2010) 204
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    Completely committed to adapting 'Fifty Shades of Grey'. This is not a joke. Christian Grey and Ana: potentially great cinematic characters.
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    Every book for me is an exorcism in some way or another, working through my feelings at the time.
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    Everyone I know who is successful has issues with their father, regardless of whether it was sports or business or entertainment.
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    Exploitation is a harsh word, I know that, but on a certain level, to me that is the central Hollywood story.
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    Greed is good. Sex is easy. Youth is forever.
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    Hope E. L .James doesn't think I'm being a prankster. I really want to adapt her novels for the screen. Christian Grey is a writer's dream.
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    How could she ever understand that there isn't any way could be disappointed since I no longer find anything worth looking forward to?
    Source: American Psycho (2014) 301
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    I do not feel I have a legacy to protect.
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    I really believe that readers are smart and sophisticated enough to realize that the author is not the narrator of his novels.
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    I think a lot of snowflakes are alike...and I think a lot of people are alike too.
    Source: American Psycho (2014) 302
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