What can you expect after what happened? Life throws you an error code like that, you don’t have the luxury of a f***ing pop-up explanation. So what are you supposed to do? Move on without answers, or stay down and drive yourself crazy with questions?
We all have a purpose in this world, and it’s our lot in life to wait for the cosmos to reveal what that is.
There’s the cost of living and the cost of dying. Seems you’re paying the price whether you’re coming or going.
The people who dig in, the ones who keep surviving, those are the ones you can’t beat. Those are the ones no one can beat. Because once you’ve weathered a storm like yours, you become the storm. You hear me? You are the storm. And it’s the rest of the world that needs to run for cover.[to Elliot]
So let me see if I got this. You wanna get into real estate. Is that it? Is that what all this is about? Is that really your groundbreaking epiphany here? No. That can’t really be it, is it? In your word salad, I heard something about drug dealing. Thing is, Pfizer and Eli are a few billion ahead of you, and they can buy your death with the same half-cent it costs them to make a pill. You wanna get into billboards? Download Photoshop. Make yourself a cute portfolio. Stores, with the debt everyone’s in, I’m sure they’ll gladly give them to you, in which case, you’ll just be owned by their banks. Trains are even more bankrupt, and don’t even get me started on the NYPD. Even that blunt you wanna roll is gonna be marked up by Big Tobacco itself. Point is, this city is one big, fat credit card bill, and you wanna pay it, all so you can, what, be another suit with a mortgage?[to Vera]
Seems like we’re always thinking of ourselves when looking for something that’s lost, but we never think much about the lost, whatever, whoever is unable to be found, whether it’s a set of keys left somewhere and forgotten, a couple of guys wandering aimlessly in the woods, or someone who’s disappeared inside himself. What if that’s what they wanted all along? Not to be found.
Letting people in doesn’t have to hurt, but it can. Especially if they’re the type of person that doesn’t ask, that just forces their way in whether you want them to or not.