Michael Dibdin’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Michael Dibdin Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Michael Dibdin, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Michael Dibdin you will find my Ten favourites of Michael Dibdin’s quotes. 

Popular Quotes

“my house?’ Moscati gestured regretfully. ‘It’s out of my hands, Zen. Now this new squad exists, all applications for protection have to be routed through them. It’s so they can draw up a map of potential threats at any given time, then put it on the computer and see if any overall patterns emerge. Or so they claim. If you ask me, they’re just protecting their territory. Either way, my hands are tied, unfortunately. If I start allocating men to protection duties they’ll cry foul and we’ll never hear the end of it.’ Zen nodded and turned to leave. From a bureaucratic point of view, the logic of Moscati’s position was flawless. He knew only too well that it would be a sheer waste of time to point out any discrepancy between that logic and common sense. As the working day for state employees came to an end, doors could be heard opening all over the Ministry. The corridors began to hum with voices which, amplified by the resonant acoustic, rapidly became a babble, a tumult which prefigured the crowds surging invisibly towards the entrance hall where Zen stood waiting. Within a minute they were everywhere. The enormous staircase was barely able to contain the human throng eager to get home, have lunch and relax, or else hasten to their clandestine afternoon jobs in the booming black economy, ‘the Italy that works’,”
― Michael Dibdin, Vendetta

 “He liked the fog, the world quietened down and closed in. Glossy turned to matt, every stridency was muted, substance leached out of the brute matter all around. Things became notions, the brash present a vague memory.

By some parallel process of slippage, his innumerable childhood memories of foggy days morphed into other memories. The fog of illness, real or feigned, of fevers and flu and febrility.”
― Michael Dibdin, Medusa

“Books were another form of fog, dipping down to infiltrate and insidiously undermine the authoritative, official version, showing it up for the sham it was. He knew the stories were all made up, the characters puppets, the outcome predetermined, so why did they seem more real than reality? And why was no one else shocked by this gleeful scandal?”
― Michael Dibdin, Medusa

 “I know I should be reassuring him that everything’s all right, that he needn’t worry, but I can’t. Instead I’m talking to someone I don’t know who isn’t even there. Thank you, I’m saying. Thank you for Lucy, thank you for Claire and for Daniel, thank you for this cold and this blood and this pain. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”
― Michael Dibdin, Thanksgiving

 “An oily fog had mystified the streets, sheathing the façades to either side, estranging familiar landmarks and coating the windows with a skein of liquid seemingly denser than water.”
― Michael Dibdin, Medusa

 “a masterly performance. Fulsome and vapid, laden with insincere warmth and hidden barbs, his introductory speech had nevertheless left no legitimate grounds for complaint.”
― Michael Dibdin, Ratking

“He certainly seemed to have all the qualities of a gentleman, but the interesting kind who knows exactly when to stop behaving like one.”
― Michael Dibdin, Medusa

 “I love you madly.’ ‘ Carissimo! And I love you sanely. A winning combination, don’t you think?”
― Michael Dibdin, Medusa

“Criminals have the same aspirations as everyone else. That’s why they become criminals.”
― Michael Dibdin, Ratking

“Imagine living in a country where the cops are all people who’re cut out for the job.”
― Michael Dibdin, Ratking

10 Famous Quotes by Author Michael Dibdin

So there you have it my Ten favourite quotes by Michael Dibdin, please comment below and share your favourite quotes by the fantastic author Michael Dibdin.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Michael Dibdin. 

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