You think people in one town over are gonna be any better? No. Human nature, it’s surprisingly universal, and it’s universally disappointing.[to Bradley]
You ever played pinball, Alex? Pinball. There are those bumpers on there. Their only purpose is to knock the crap out of your ball and put you off your game. Now, the more punishment you take, the more points you can rack up, but you can’t pay attention to them. It’s just noise. You gotta steel your nerves, keep your eye on the ball because the game, it’s actually down at the flippers. And the flippers, they can send that ball flying up the ramp so fast, it’ll make your head spin and that’s where you score the real points. You just have to let the flippers do the work.
People get their horrible news delivered to the palm of their hand 24/7, and they get it the way that they like it, colored the way that they want it. And news is awful, but humanity is addicted to it, and the whole world is depressed by it.[to Chip]
People are just getting too used to their favorite cuddly men turning into monsters, but watching a beloved woman’s breakdown is timeless American entertainment.
I’m aware that you didn’t think bringing Alex back was a good idea, but it is your job to make sure that you’re wrong about that.[to Stella]
I don’t need this job. The only reason I’m doing it is because it’s fun. I’m very, very good at it, and it’s easier to get laid when you’re employed.