There is nothing easy about taking a man’s life no matter how little value it may have. But when you get it done, you have to forget it. I guess I haven’t quite got that last part down.
There are very few things in this world worth dying for, even fewer worth killing for. You do understand that? Those things do exist. But when there’s something truly worth fighting for, you’re gonna know it.[to Thomas]
Power is a lot like real estate. It’s all about location, location, location. The closer you are to the source, the higher your property value.
I’ve seen it before. I know how it ends. And even if you don’t die, you’re gonna come back, you’re not gonna be the same. It’s all bulls***. It’s a f***ing lie. Medals, flags, anthems. Pledges of allegiance. Freedom. I look around me, I don’t see freedom. I don’t see order. I just see chaos. I don’t see anything worth giving my son’s life for.[to Thomas]
Decisions based on emotion aren’t decisions, at all. They’re instincts. Which can be of value. The rational and the irrational complement each other. Individually they’re far less powerful.