Gillian Flynn Quotes

The truly frightening flaw in humanity is our capacity for cruelty - we all have it.

- Gillian Flynn, Dark Places

# Human Nature

Sometimes if you let people do things to you, you’re really doing it to them. Know what I mean? If someone wants to do fucked-up things to you, and you let them, you’re making them more fucked up. Then you have the control. As long as you don’t go crazy.

- Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects

Being the Cool Girl means I am a hot, brilliant, funny woman who adores football, poker, dirty jokes, and burping, who plays video games, drinks cheap beer, loves threesomes and anal sex, and jams hot dogs and hamburgers into her mouth like she’s hosting the world’s biggest culinary gang bang while somehow maintaining a size 2, because Cool Girls are above all hot. Hot and understanding. Cool Girls never get angry; they only smile in a chagrined, loving manner and let their men do whatever they want. Go ahead, shit on me, I don’t mind, I’m the Cool Girl.

- Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Love makes you want to be a better man. But maybe love, real love, also gives you permission to just be the man you are.

- Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

# Love

Sleep is like a cat: It only comes to you if you ignore it.

- Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

If you're about to do something, and you want to know if it's a bad idea, imagine seeing it printed in the paper for all the world to see.

- Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Everyone who keeps a secret, itches to tell it.

- Gillian Flynn, Dark Places

# Secrets

Don't be discouraged - every relationship you have is a failure, until you find the right one.

- Gillian Flynn, Dark Places

# Relationship

Compromise, communicate, and never go to bed angry - the three pieces of advice gifted and regifted to all newlyweds.

- Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Marriage is compromise and hard work, and then more hard work and communication and compromise. And then work. Abandon all hope, ye who enter.

- Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Empathetic silence is one of the most underused weapons in the world.

- Gillian Flynn, The Grownup

Sometimes it feels good to fuck with something. Instead of always being fucked with.

- Gillian Flynn, Dark Places