You only have power over people as long as you don’t take everything away from them. But when you’ve robbed a man of everything, he’s no longer in your power—he’s free again.
It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.
The scene is memory, and therefore nonrealistic. Memory takes a lot of poetic license. It omits some details; others are exaggerated, according to the emotional value of the articles it touches, for memory is seated predominantly in the heart.
Man is not a rational animal, he is a rationalizing animal.
—Robert A. Heinlein
The last couple of nights my dreams have been David Fincher films starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and I’ve been disappointed upon waking up because, though they were bleak and creepy, I really wanted to see them again.