House Quotes

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"Through the pane, Jack saw the drooping hat and, just under the brim where a face should be, a plate of steel with ice-cold eyes watching him through two jagged holes."
Chap. 6, p. 52

"You are the sorriest bunch of sinners I ever seen. Come in here acting like you own the place, all well-to-do like we can't tell what lies you are hiding. Filthy atheists! But you're guilty! Guilty as sin!"
Chap. 7, p. 69

"The game was being so perfectly executed that he wondered if his luck would run out before he had a chance to introduce the real stakes."
Chap. 9, p. 91

"In the end he would be God, because the game being played behind these dirty white walls wasn't unlike the game all people played everywhere, every day, every last one of them."
Chap. 9, p. 92

"She was in nothing more or less than the same predicament shared by an endless sea of humans who hid in their own prisons of abuse and alcohol and sex and money and whatever other kind of addiction or vice that both tormented and comforted at once. She was no better or worse than any other person who lived behind whitewashed walls to hide the problems in their basement from their neighbors."
Chap. 17, p. 155

"I've got news for you. The whole world thinks their uncle violated them. It gives us all an excuse to live like victims."
Chap. 21, p. 180

"The mind is a fragile instrument. It snaps easily. If there's anything you have to ask yourself, it's why you've become a completely different person since you've entered this house."
Chap. 22, p. 186

"But that fits into White's game, because he wants the others to do his klling. He intends to force his victims to extract the penalty for sin themselves."
Chap. 22, p. 190

"And he knew that he was guilty of a desire to kill Randy, of bitterness toward Stephanie, of a hundred other smudges on his life. And this killer didn't seem the kind to let them slide."
Chap. 26, p. 237

"'If he exists, where is he tonight?'" She swallowed. 'There's evil in this house; there's supernatural entities I knew believed in until tonight; there's a serial killer with his sick, demented game. But where is God?'"
Chap. 32, p. 274

"Someone has to give their life so that the rest can live, not only here, but out there, in the world. Put an end to this lunatic's game."
Chap. 32, p. 278

"They stared at him. The cop was actually offering to die for them all?"
Chap. 32, p. 279

"Lawdale. The Tin Man, the one who leaks black smoke even up here. I told you before, he wants to kill me. That's the real game."
Chap. 33, p. 284

"But up here evil doesn't just walk around for us to see it, like it does down in the basement."
Chap. 33, p. 286

"He always killed the guilty, proving to them they were as guilty as his own murderous self; every single one of them eventually turned to murder to save their necks."
Chap. 35, p. 295

"Because I'm not really White in the house, I'm really Black in the box, and this is my showdown. Good versus evil, only in your case it's evil vs. evil. No contest."
Chap. 35, p. 296

"They like little white houses with big stained-glass churches and prefer to do their killing with looks and words behind one another's backs."
Chap. 35, p. 297

"Welcome to my house. No secrets allowed. Here we all do our killing with guns and axes and knives. It's more bloody than what most people are accustomed to, yes, but it's far less brutal."
Chap. 35, p. 297

"In some ways this night was nothing more than a stark playing out of the struggle he faced every day of his life."
Chap. 36, p. 299

"They were doing little more than reacting to the horrors that had pressed them to the breaking point, but in that moment, with their hands together grasping the one weapon that might save them, the bitterness and denial that had kept them from so much as a touch for over a year became nothing but a petty distraction."
Chap. 36, p. 301

"She was facing her own sin. She'd been abused as a child, but as an adult she'd embraced that abuse by becoming an active participant."
Chap. 36, p. 308

"'This house is mirroring our hearts.' He blinked. 'It's drawing its power from the evil in us!'"
Chap. 37, p. 312

"It's not just what you do, it's who you are. You've got to change who you are. That's how you change the house. You'll have to see it; words don't mean much at times like this."
Chap. 39, p. 323

"He'd enter the house, invoke the powers of darkness to fill the house to personify the evil of all who entered."
Chap. 41, p. 340

"The truth struck Jack full in the face. Susan had taken their death as the guiltless one."
Chap. 42, p. 345

"The light came into the darkness, and the darkness did not understand it, but that no longer mattered because the light was now obliterating the darkness."
Chap. 42, p. 346

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