“I’m a good officer. But in this world that’s not enough. In this world, you have to nod and smile and drink a pint, and say ‘How was your day?’ In this world no one can be different or strange or damaged.”
“However strong Dylan Lokensgard’s yearning to fit in, to win acceptance, to love and to be loved, he could not defeat the unseen forces which direct behavior.
In the struggle between our desire to determine who and what we will be, and the identity which biology defines for us, there can only be one outcome.
But even in victory, there are forces biology cannot defeat—the stirrings of the soul; the mysteries of desire; the simple truth that the heart wants, what the heart wants.”
— Scully’s Monologue, Lord of the Flies, X Files.
“You degrade the law you serve just to protect some woman who cast you aside like offal?”
“In a second.”
“And you think that I’m the monster. Love is supposed to dignify us, exalt us. How can it be love, John, if all it does is make you lonely and corrupt?”
—conversation between John Luther and Alice Morgan.