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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


by Stieg Larsson

Morality and Ethics Quotes in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Chapter.Paragraph). We used Reg Keeland/a.k.a. Steven T. Murray's English language translation.

Quote #4

"You've been in my computer, Fröken Salander. You're a fucking hacker." (17.191).

This is before Blomkvist actually meets Salander, when he's reading the report she did on him for Frode. When he meets Salander shortly thereafter, he's more amused than mad.

Quote #5

"I call them Salander's Principles. One of them is that a bastard is always a bastard, and if I can hurt a bastard by digging up shit about him, then he deserves it." (18.160)

This is what Salander says after Blomkvist tries to convince her that people have a right to their privacy, even bad guys. What do you think?

Quote #6

"But the thing is that when I do a PI, I also look at what I think about the person. I'm not neutral. If a person seems like a good sort, I might tone down my report." (18.160)

As long as a people aren't hurting another people, Salander doesn't try to mess with them.

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