Quotes / Torture Cellar

"You aren't a rookie for a week before some dead-eyed veteran gives you the word. Don't ask about the farm at North Cross and Lennox. Don't even think about it. Go there, and you cease to exist. There won't even be a corpse. It's a place where very bad things have been going on for a very long time. Generations. Junior came by his proclivities honestly."
John Hartigan, Sin City, "That Yellow Bastard"

Flies all green ‘n buzzin’ in his dungeon of despair
Prisoners grumble and piss their clothes and scratch their matted hair
A tiny light from a window hole a hundred yards away
Is all they ever get to know about the regular life in the day
An’ it stinks so bad the stones been chokin’ and weepin’ greenish drops
In the room where the giant fire puffer works and the torture never stops
The torture never stops

Hannibal: And how is Officer Stuart - the one who was first to see my basement?
Will Graham: Stuart's fine.
Hannibal: Emotional problems, I hear.

Ted: I want to design a house that celebrates the landscape without overpowering it. You know, when Frank Lloyd designed "Falling Water" in 1935-
Client: Yes, yes, that's all fine. I'm sure you'll do a great job. What I'm really worried about is the basement; specifically, the laundry room.
Ted: The laundry room?
Client: I require a laundry room of fifteen feet by fifteen feet. Stain-proof ceramic tile from floor to ceiling. I'm a man who likes to do his own laundry, and sometimes, it gets messy.
[Flashforward to Mclarin's]
Marshall: Messy?
Ted: Messy.
[Flashback to mansion]
Client: Steel chains will dangle from the ceiling at a height of nine feet, and that is where my... laundry bags will hang, for three days and three nights, before I... clean them.
[Flashforward to Mclarin's]
Robin: Uh, Ted... it kind of sounds like what this guy is asking you to design—
Ted: [hollow] It's a murder house.
Robin: — it is, it's totally a murder house!
[Flashback to mansion]
Tony: You know, as a martial artist, I'm trained to trust my instincts. My instincts are saying this...is very good.
Ted: This steak is so rare.
[Flashforward to Mclarin's]
Robin and Marshall: (gasp)
Ted: [whispering] Right? Right?
[Flashback to mansion]
Client: One final concern: Soundproofing. I tend to make a lot of...racket...when I "launder." I'll show you what I mean. I'm going to go to my laundry room, and you tell me if you can hear me.
Ted: Tony, does something feel...off...about this guy?
Tony: Yeah...off the hook! Bro, you are nailing this!
[Sounds of machinery and maniacal laughing come from off-screen]
[Flashforward to Mclarin's]
Robin: Ted, you can't design a murder house!
Ted: I'm not going to design a murder house.
Marshall: (shouting and rocking back and forth in his seat) Ted, you can't design a murder house!!
Ted: (shouting) I'm not going to design a murder house!!