Detective Remy Bressant: How well do you know "Cheese" Jean Baptiste?
Helene McCready: Who?
Nick Poole: Come on, sweetheart. "Cheese" Jean Baptiste.
Helene McCready: Oh, sounds familiar.
Detective Remy Bressant: No. It don't "sound familiar", Helene. He's a violent sociopathic Haitain criminal named Cheese. Either you know him or you don't.
John Dean: Can I ask you a question? How the hell do you have the temerity to blackmail the President of the United States?
E. Howard Hunt: That's not the question, John. The question is: why is he paying?
E. Howard Hunt: John, sooner or later, sooner, I think, you're gonna learn a lesson that's been learned by everyone who's ever gotten close to Richard Nixon. That he's the darkness reaching out for the darkness. And eventually, it's either you or him. Your grave's already been dug, John.
Jackson Pollock: If people would just look at the paintings, I don't think they would have any trouble enjoying them. It's like looking at a bed of flowers, you don't tear your hair out over what it means.
Interviewer: How do you know when you're finished with a painting?
Jackson Pollock: How do you know when you're finished making love?
Interviewer: How do you respond to some of your critics? They have said a mop of tangled hair, a child's contour map of the battle of Gettysburg, cathartic disintegration, degenerate. What do you say to that?
Jackson Pollock: You forgot baked macaroni.
John Glenn: Annie, listen to me, OK? You listening? If you don't want the Vice President or the TV networks or anybody else to come into the house, then that's it, as far as I'm concerned. They are not coming in, and I will back you all the way, a hundred percent on this. And you tell them that, OK? I don't want Johnson or any of the rest of them to set as much as one TOE inside our house.
Annie Glenn: OK.
John Glenn: You tell them that - that Astronaut John Glenn told you to say that.
General Hummel: Do you know who I am? Did they tell you why I am doing this? Why I am out here? Or are they using you like they did everyobdy else?
John Mason: All I know is that you were big in Vietnam. I saw the highlights on television.
General Hummel: Then you probably have got no fucking idea what it means to lead some of the finest gentlemen on God's earth into combat, and then watch their memories get betrayed by their own damn government.
John Mason: I don't quite see how you can cherish the memory of the dead by killing another million. This is not combat, it's an act of lunacy, General Sir. Personally, I think you're a fucking idiot.
General Hummel: "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriotism." Thomas Jefferson.
John Mason: "Patriotism is a virtue of the vicious, " according to Oscar Wilde.
[Hummel knocks him to the ground.]
John Mason: Thank you for making my point.
Jimmy Conlon: I'm giving you one more chance to walk away from this.
Shawn Maguire: You're giving me one more chance?
Jimmy Conlon: That's right. As long as you're coming after Michael, I'm coming after you. Walk away, Shawn.
Shawn Maguire: Walk away to what, Jimmy? Huh? Ain't got nothing left to walk back to anymore.
Jimmy Conlon: This is between you and me. Leave my son out of it.
Shawn Maguire: Fuck you.
Jimmy Conlon: Then we do like you always said. We cross that line together. Right now.
Wilford: When's the last time you got laid? Like Gilliam said, holding a woman is much better with two arms.
Wilford: I believe it is easier for people to survive on this train if they have some level of insanity. As Gilliam well understood, you need to maintain a proper balance of anxiety and fear and chaos and horror in order to keep life going. And if we don't have that, we need to invent it. In that sense, the Great Curtis Revolution you invented was truly a masterpiece.
Wilford: Have you ever been alone on this train? When was the last time you were alone? You can't remember, can you? So please do. Take your time.
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