The Girl Who Played With Fire
How we cite our quotes:
She cursed herself. She was riddled with guilt. The blame was all hers. Her address was secret; she was safe. And then she had persuaded Mimmi to live in her apartment, at the address anyone could find. (29.36)
Oh, Salander. This time you really do have something to feel guilty about. We know your intentions were so good, but even we could see this coming. But, hey, what kind of hero doesn't have a few blind spots?
Salander in love. What a fucking joke. (29.50)
He would never find out. She would never give him the satisfaction. (29.51)
Would it give Blomkvist satisfaction to know that Salander is in love with him? Do you think she'll make good on her vow? Will her true feelings ever be known to him?
Blomkvist felt as if someone was squeezing his heart. He felt that he had to find Salander and hold her close. (30.83)
What Salander doesn't know is that the keys to Blomkvist's heart are trust and intimacy (and not minding if he sleeps with other women) – the more he knows about a woman he cares for, the more he seems to like her.