He promised to take care of me, and yet I feel afraid. I feel like something is going wrong, very wrong, and that it will get even worse. I don’t feel like Nick’s wife. I don’t feel like a person at all: I am something to be loaded and unloaded, like a sofa or a cuckoo clock. I am something to be tossed into a junkyard, thrown into the river, if necessary. I don’t feel real anymore. I feel like I could disappear.

Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

People want to believe they know other people. Parents want to believe they know their kids. Wives want to believe they know their husbands.

Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

I was thankful they let me know I was still in their trust, the husband under a wispy cloud of suspicion. Or do I fool myself to use the word wispy?

Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn

Sleep is like a cat: It only comes to you if you ignore it.

Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

But there’s no app for a bourbon buzz on a warm day in a cool, dark bar. The world will always want a drink.

Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

There’s something disturbing about recalling a warm memory and feeling utterly cold.

Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

When I think of my wife, I always think of her head.

Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl