Quicksand Quotes

Malin Persson Giolito
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Rapists are always going free. There's not even any point in reporting a sexual assault, because even if you were force-fucked by half a refugee camp . . . they never believe the girl.
-- Maja (chapter 1 paragraph 12)

Importance: Maja expresses her cynicism about the legal system because she thinks legal authorities are prejudiced in cases of sexual assault. The female victim often receives less sympathy than the male attacker due to long-standing prejudice.

My mom does not have sufficient interest in me to succeed in giving me a compliment that's actually accurate.
-- Maja (chapter 1 paragraph 4)

Importance: Maja complains that her mother is too self-absorbed and too busy "multi-tasking" to think of her daughter as a separate individual who is different from herself and who may need her help.

Mom always uses the same tone of voice when she talks to Tanja. The same slow voice, like she's talking to an unruly child. . .One voice for the children, one voice for the...
-- Maja (Chapter 4 paragraph 17)

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