Shutter Island – Dennis Lehane

I’ve recently watched again the movie Shutter Island and all these emotions came back to me! I did read the book first, a few years ago, and I was simply stunned by the story, by the thrill of reading it.. and most of all, by some quotes which I do remember even today.

Shutter Island

 

“The mind” he said. “Mine, yours anyone’s. It’s an engine essentially. That’s what it is. A very delicate, intricate motor. And it’s got all these pieces, all these gears and bolts and hinges. And we don’t even know what half of them do. But if just one gear slips, just one… Have you thought about that?”

 

 “The brain controls pain. It controls fear. Sleep. Empathy. Hunger. Everything we associate with the heart or the soul or the nervous system is actually controlled by the brain. Everything. What if you could control it?”

“God gave us earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes. He gives us mountains that spew fire onto our heads. Oceans that swallow ships. He gives us nature, and nature is a smiling killer. He gives us disease so that in our death we believe He gave us orifices only so that we could feel our life bleed out of them. He gave us lust and fury and greed and our filthy hearts. So that we could wage violence in His honour. There is no moral order as pure as this storm we’ve just seen. There is no moral order at all. There is only this – can my violence conquer yours?”

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