That’s why it works, right? The one thing every person has: regret. You weaponize that, and then you use that weapon against them to destroy them.[to Whiterose]
Silk tie, $6,000 suit. I mean, it sounds pathetic to say aloud, but… I actually care. And you know what? That’s why I’m a failure. My entire life, I’ve been an outsider, worried what other people think of me, how I can make them happy, because I needed their approval and their acceptance. But you never cared.[to Elliot]
He’s shutting down, compartmentalizing the pain, living in the distraction, just like the holidays: the fake Santas, the plastic trees, the annoying Christmas carols… One big song-and-dance production to sell ourselves the theater that everything’s jolly, at least for a moment. But when it’s all over, Santa’s gone back to his s***ty day job. The trees get disassembled and thrown in a closet. The music’s faded away. What then?[about Elliot]
Getting information is one thing, but how it was created, where and by whom, can often be illuminating.
Everyone has a secret. People are always hiding something: their vulnerabilities, their fears, their shame. I don’t care how happy he looks. Everyone has a monster.
Behind every great fortune, there lies a great crime. That is the corporate motto of these United States. You wanna oink-oink with all the other capitalist pigs? It’s not about how much money. It’s about robbing money itself.