–Brandon, you don’t think the party is a mistake, do you?
–Being weak is a mistake.
–Because it’s human?
–Because it’s ordinary.
–Murder is or should be an art. And as such, the privilege of committing it should be reserved for the few who are really superior individuals.
–And the victims are inferiors, whoses lives are unimportant anyway.
1/ Brandon, ’til this very moment, this world and the people in it have always been dark and imcomprehensible to me, and I’ve tried to clear my way with logic and superior intellect….. and you’ve thrown my own words right back in my face, and you were right too, if nothing else a man should stand by his words, but you’ve given my words a meaning that I never dreamed of, and you’ve tried to twist them into a cold, logical excuse for your ugly murder…… well, they never were that, Brandon, and you can’t make them that. There must’ve been something deep inside you that let you do this thing, but there must’ve been something deep inside me that would never let me do it, and would never let me be a party to it now….
2/ What do you mean??
1/ I mean tonight you’ve made me ashamed of every concept I ever had of superior or inferior beings…. and I thank you for that shame….. because now I know that we are, each of us, a separate human being, Brandon, with the right to live and work and think as individuals…. with an obligation to the society we live in…. but by what right do you *DARE* say that there’s a superior few to which you belong??!! By what right did you *DARE* decide that that boy in there was inferior and therefore could be killed??!! Did you think you were GOD, Brandon!!?? Is that what you thought when you choked the life out of him??!! Is that what you thought when you served food from his grave!!?? Well I don’t know what you thought or what you are but I know what you’ve done!!! You’ve murdered!!! You’ve strangled the life out of a fellow human being who could live and love as YOU never could and never will again!!!
2/ What are you doing?
1/ It’s not what I’m going to do, Brandon…. it’s what society is going to do…. I don’t know what that’ll be but I can guess!!! and I can help….. you’re going to die, Brandon….. both of ya!! you’re going to die!!!
1/ What would you say to a glass of champagne?
2/ I’d say *Hello, Champagne*…… you see what I mean about trying to be funny
Although David was a Harvard under-graduate…. that would almost make it justifable homicide
Good and Evil were invented for the ordinary man.
How did it feel during it? I felt tremendous, exhilarated.
Murder is a creime for most men, but a privilege for the few.
Murder is a crime for most men, but a privilege for the few.
Nobody commits murder just for the experience of committing it. Nobody except us.
Rupert is extremely radical…. Do you know that he selects his books on the assumption that people not only can read but actually can think…. an amusing fellow
The good Americans usually die young on the battlefield, don’t they? Well, the *Davids* of the world merely occupy space, which is why he was the perfect victim for the perfect crime
The power to kill can be just as satisfying as the power to create.
You know I’d never do anything unless I did it perfectly.
There must have been something evil in you that would take it seriously.
This party is like the signature of the artist.
We’ve killed for the sake of danger and the sake of murder.
What a lovely evening. Pity we couldn’t have done it with the curtains open, in bright sunlight.
You’ve made me ashamed of my concept of superior and inferior. By what right did you decide that the boy in there was inferior, and therefore could be killed?
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