Quotes / Berserker Tears

"The times when you want to cry are when you have to try your hardest. That's why I decided I'll cry in general. Then, when I have to shed tears for a time when I really want to cry, my tears would have run dry."
Jacuzzi Splot, Baccano!

Private Robert Maples: Calley and Meadlo were firing at the people. They were firing into the hole. I saw Meadlo firing into the hole.
Interogator: Well, tell me, what was so remarkable about Meadlo that made you remember him?
RM: He was firing and crying.
I: He was pointing his weapon away from you and then you saw tears in his eyes?
RM: Yes.
— Transcript of the Court Martial for the My Lai Massacre.

"I beat her chest with my fists, still tasting blood in mouth. I sobbed, tears streaming down my face. "You bitch! Why did you people have to do this? How could you do this to me?"
I bowed my head, blubbering and crying uselessly for a few moments. Then I shrieked and raised the knife before I slammed it home into her chest. Bone creaked and cracked, as the knife pierced through her sternum. Yan convulsed, drawing a gasping breath as her back arched from the blow. I pulled out the knife, a spray of blood following it, and I stabbed down again. I was still crying, cursing her as I stabbed her again, and again, and again, each blow weaker than the last. Her chest stopped rising after the fourth blow."

She cried. The girl in red with the hammer cried. She didn't cry tears of sadness. She didn't cry the tears of joy that people had when they were so happy, they simply could not believe it. No, the tears she had were different. Those were the tears you would spill, when you had found the murderer of your children and were choking him with your bare hands as revenge. They were tears of rage.