But, at that moment, I was his, and I remain his forever. If I am remembered, it will be because I knew him. From that day on, he was my father, my commanding officer, my heathen idol, my fortune and terror and rapture.
- Kim Newman, Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles
They’ve called him the Napoleon of crime, but that’s just putting what he is, what he does, in a cage. He’s not a criminal, he is crime itself, sin raised to an art form, a church with no religion but rapine, a God of Evil. Pardon my purple prose, but there it is. Moriarty brings things out of people, things from their depths.
And I relaxed. I knew. My destiny and his wound together. It was a sensation I’d never got before upon meeting a man. When I’d had it from women, the upshot ranged from disappointment to attempted murder. Understand me, Professor James Moriarty was a hateful man, the most hateful, hateable, creature I have ever known… He was something man-shaped that had crawled out from under a rock and moved into the manor house. But in that moment, I was his, and I remain his forever. If I am remembered, it will be because I knew him. From that day on, he was my father, my commanding officer, my heathen idol, my fortune, my terror and terror and rapture.
the most mormor thing to ever mormor (The Hound of the D'Urbervilles)
In a long life spent at gaming tables, in brothels, up mountains and in the bush, I’ve gained valuable insights into human nature. Anyone called ‘Jasper’ is an arrogant, untrustworthy scoundrel Anyone called 'Cedric’ is liable to be worse. And anyone called 'Piers’ should be shot on sight. Don’t say you’ve never learned anything from memoirs, for these are True Facts
another one of my fav quotes from the book of mormor (The Hound of the D'urbervilles )