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19 Noir Quotes

Noir means a genre of crime film or fiction characterized by cynicism, fatalism, and moral ambiguity. Noir is a very popular genre. This is a collection of quotes 19 on noir and noir sayings.


Noir is a court of human relations, and some crimes are beyond legal restitution. - Margo Jefferson
Don't make a career out of underestimating me. - James Ellroy
It probably started in poetry; almost everything does. - Raymond Chandler
Life is a bucket of shit with a barbed wire handle. - Jim Thompson
The rain fell like dead bullets. - Scott Nicholson
The biggest mistake you can make is thinking you know who you are. - J.P. Bloch
Crime fiction, especially noir and hard boiled, is the literature of the proletariat. - Adrian McKinty
It's not always to the benefit of the story to have it so preordained. - Daniel Woodrell
One definition of noir is where a not-so-good man or woman tries to touch something good - and fails. - S. J. Rozan
We were all puppets of someone in a self-perpetuating circle of pollutants, violence and hedonistic escapism. - John Bowie
This is the best book ever written on its subject. Granted being the only such book takes a lot of the steam out of that accomplishment. - Robert Escobar
May they run free forever and grow back their limbs! - Henry Mosquera
It's only crazy if we fail. - Henry Mosquera
The best noir stories make you forget plot entirely by giving you characters that feel so well-realised you can't look away as they fall. - Ed Brubaker
Noir focuses on the criminal mind, not a whodunit: more why they did it and will they get away with it. The abnormal psychology is what fascinates me rather than the puzzle-solving aspect. - Allan Guthrie
For me, true noir is about people who know they are doing the wrong thing, and they do it anyway. - Eddie Muller
The lighter something is, the easier it is to darken it. - Bruce Crown
One difference between film noir and more straightforward crime pictures is that noir is more open to human flaws and likes to embed them in twisty plot lines. - Roger Ebert
Freedom breeds uncertainty; uncertainty invites chaos. - R.J. Leahy
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