Top 29 Bret Easton Ellis Quotes

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


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.


The book was blunt and had an honesty about it, whereas the movie was just a beautiful lie.


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.


What? Did we end up hating each other? Did we end up the way we thought we always knew would? Did I end up wearing khakis because of that fucking ad?


I needed something–the distraction of another life–to alleviate fear.


I had dreamed of something so different from what reality was now offering up, but that dream had been a blind man’s vision. That dream was a miracle. The morning was fading. And I remembered yet again that I was a tourist here.


Women aren’t very bright,” Rip says. “Studies have been done.


It strikes me profoundly that the world is more often than not a bad and cruel place.


And it struck me then, that I liked Sean because he looked, well, slutty. A boy who had been around. A boy who couldn’t remember if he was Catholic or not.


Careless and not particularly biting, it was easier to shrug off than anything in the first book which depicted me as an inarticulate zombie confused by the irony of Randy Newman’s “I Love L.A.


I kept staring into the blackness of the woods, drawn into the darkness as I always had been. I suddenly realized how alone I was. (But this is how you travel, the wind whispered back, this is how you’ve always lived.)


A vast and abandoned world laid out in anonymous grids and quadrants, a view that confirmed you were much more alone than you thought you were, a view that inspired the flickering thoughts of suicide.


But this was what happened when you didn’t want to visit and confront the past: the past starts visiting and confronting you.


What else is there to do in college except drink beer or slit one’s wrists?


Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do?


You have neither the clout nor the experience to make a threat like that, Victor.


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


Why was I holding on to something that would never be mine? But isn’t that what people do?


But you don’t need anything. You have everything,’ I tell him.Rip looks at me. ‘No I don’t.”What?”No I don’t.’There’s a pause and then I ask, ‘Oh, shit, Rip, What don’t you have?”I don’t have anything to loose.


Disappear Here.The syringe fills with blood.You’re a beautiful boy and that’s all that matters.Wonder if he’s for sale.People are afraid to merge. To merge.


Her need is so immense that you become surrounded by it; this need is so enormous that you realize you can actually control it, and I know this because I’ve done it before.


Yes. Yes I am. I am a completely demented misogynist.


Everything suddenly seems displaced, subtle gradations erase borders, but it’s more forceful than that.


The images I had were of people being driven mad by living in the city. Images of parents who were so hungry and unfulfilled that they ate their own children.


I want to moan and writhe with you and I want to go up to you and kiss your mouth and pull you to me and say “I love you I love you I love you” while stripping. I want you so bad it stings.


This is laid down with a groove funkier and blacker than anything Prince of Michael Jackson–or any other black artist of the recent years for that matter–has come up with.


‏@BretEastonEllis 31 MarAfter watching the delirious Room 237 I realized that the worst thing happening to movies was the empowerment of the viewer via technology.


Confusion and hopelessness don’t necessarily cause a person to act.



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