"As we turn the corner, the local bakery is getting its powdered sugar delivered, funneled into the cellar by the barrelful as if it were cement, and we can see nothing but the shadows of the deliverymen in the white, sweet cloud. The street is billowing, and Nick pulls me close and smiles that smile again, and he takes a single lock of my hair between two ﬁngers and runs them all the way to the end, tugging twice, like he’s ringing a bell. His eyelashes are trimmed with powder, and before he leans in, he brushes the sugar from my lips so he can taste me." — Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn.
“Terrence Malick, more than almost any other filmmaker I can name, his work is immediately recognizable … When you think of a visual style, when you think of the visual language of a film, there tends to be a natural separation of the visual style and the narrative elements. But with the greats, whether it’s Stanley Kubrick or Terrence Malick or Hitchcock, what you’re seeing is an inseparable, a vital relationship between the image and the story it’s telling.” - Christopher Nolan
“I think that with Malick you’re seeing something that was thought about and meditated over and you’re seeing somebody who’s making choices that are specifically designed to evoke a feeling … I’m sure for actors, Terry Malick is one of the people who you look at and you go ‘I’m going to go and give myself over to something that’s going to allow me to disappear into the fabric of something else. I’m going to be truly part of a bigger puzzle.’” - David Fincheravid fi
A letter sent by the Zodiac to the San Fransisco Chronicle on April 20th, 1970
"I like killing people because it is so much fun. It is more fun than killing wild game in the forest, because man is the most dangerous animal of all. To kill something is the most thrilling experience. It is even better than getting your rocks off with a girl. The best part of it is that when I die, I will be reborn in paradise and all that I have killed will become my slaves. I will not give you my name because you will try to slow down or stop my collecting of slaves for my afterlife." Zodiac (2007)