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The Bloody Chamber- Key Quotations

Quotations to learn; Bloody Chamber

"in some way, ceased to be her [mother's] child in becoming a wife."

"I'm sure I want to marry him."

"absolute absence of light."

"The poor widow's child wit my mouse coloured hair that still bore the kinks of the braids that had so recently been freed, my bony hips, my nervous, pianist's fingers"

"a choker of rubies, two inches wide, like an extraordinarily precious slit throat."

"for the first time in my innocent and confined life, I sensed in myself a potentiality for corruption that took my breath away."

"embalming parlor."

"he approached the familiar treat with a weary appetite."

"A dozen husbands impaled a dozen brides."

“Decapitation” he whispered, almost voluptuously”

“the heavy, bearded figure roared out aloud”

“her hair was her white maine


hand on the reins of the rearing

horse while the other clasped round my fathers service revolver”

“She was pierced, not by one but by hundreds of spikes”

“he had embalmed her”

“There is a striking of resemblance between the act of love and the ministrations of a torturer” (Marquis’ favourite poet)