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Isaac Dian

"The Rail Tracer eats bad children, right? The Rail Tracer must have realized after eating Czes that he is actually a good kid and he came back to return the parts he had eaten!"

"Wipe your tears and come sit with us! Let's eat some Chinese food together! It's all you can eat!"

"A train robbery is where you take a train to your destination, make your move, and take a train back, right?"



"Could you please listen to this selfish request of mine? Please... don't forget about me."

Luck Gandor

"'Thy soul shall find itself alone, amid dark thoughts of the grey tombstone
Not one of all the crowd to pry, into thine hour of secrecy.'note 
I was scared to death of this poem when I was young. But it's different now, ever since the incident one year ago..."

"Your brother killed some of my friends in a horrible way one year ago, right here. So I won't apologize."

"Look, there are powers in this world you clearly don't understand, pal."


Gustav St. Germain

"Why do we feel these rainbows are so fairytale-like? Have you ever thought about that?"

"It might be a good idea to start from within the ship Advenna Avis, which was crossing the Atlantic. It might also be a good idea to start with the tragic event that occurred on the transcontinental train Flying Pussyfoot, and was secretly swept under the rug. Regardless of all that, you have chosen November 1930 as the start of the story..."

"Depending on who you place in the same situation, the characteristics of said incident change kaleidoscopically. In other words, there is one incident; however, there are as many stories explaining it as there are people involved in it..."

"Cast aside the illusion that there is a beginning and end to the story. The story has no beginning. And it has no end. All there is, is a performance of people connecting, living, influencing each other, and departing."

Ladd Russo:

"Oh, Dune, you poor, poor faceless bastard!"

"Depending on your request, whether I will laugh or get angry, that will decide your lifespan, boy."

"Thank you! Fuck you! The villain has arrived!"

"Even though we are going to shatter thousands of lives, wearing white is gonna make the blood look so pretty."

"I have embraced your enormous love! Now it’s your turn to embrace my love. I love you! Now you die!"

"You don’t have any power or technique like Jack Johnson or Jack Dempsey either! You know any boxer names? You know’m, right? If you’re an American, of course you know! If you say you don’t know, or something, I won’t forgive you! I will never forgive you! And even if you know them, I still won’t forgive you, though!"

"Why? Is there anything in it for us? If you were a woman, I could expect a kiss or so, but you’re a guy! On the contrary, you could just die there. I mean, just die. It is your destiny to die here!"

"I hope he's tall, and handsome, and just a little bit fat, and absolutely sure that he'll never be killed! 'Cause then there's me! I'LL TAPDANCE ALL OVER HIS FACE, LIKE I'M GODDAMN BOJANGLES!"

"Don’t you think it’s cool to wear white? That way you can see the blood stains of the people I killed."

"You are my absolutely favorite people to kill! You are so beautifully amazed when you die! Especially when I squish your brains between my fingers, like fucking sausages!!"

"Let me tell you how important it is to keep your mouth shut. Me, I've seen so many damn people going on and on about 'these will be the last words you ever hear' and 'take these words with you to the afterlife,' and then that gives whoever they're fighting an opening to strike back. Crazy, isn't it? I see it all the time, in books, in plays, even in real life! I don't even know why, but somehow the more comfortable someone is with killing, the more they flap their mouth when it comes time to do the deed, yakking on and on and on. As you might have guessed, I myself happen to be such a person! And therefore, as such, in light of that revelation, I'll say that one is enough, and since that one is of course myself, I want you all to shut up. You're boring. Swallow those words and take them to the afterlife yourself if you want them delivered there so damn much."

"Hey, hey, what's with the dirty look? I was just defending myself against a dangerous criminal. You guys should be thanking me, and maybe chopping a good half year off my sentence while you're at it."

"No, don't think I mean you're destined to live the longest or anything... What I'm talking about is your state of mind. It's like the thought of dying is really far away from your brain... You think you rule this place, don't you? You think you hold the lives of the prisoners in your hands, never thinking that the same might apply the other way. You think you're safe. You think you won't die. The other guards look like they're constantly on edge. Like they know they might die at any time if the prisoners start a riot or something. But you. You walk around this place like you own it. You deserve a commendation!... You know what my hobby is? It's waking up people like you."

Claire Stanfield

"So what if I'd spare him? In my mind it's the certainty in myself that I possess which allows me to have that kind of mercy or compassion. There's no wavering on that point. It's fixed like the stars. The fact is I'm never gonna be killed! So remember this: mercy and compassion are virtues that only the strong are privileged to possess. And I am strong."

"This world is mine. I think this world may even just be a long, long dream I'm watching. You guys may just be illusions, and it can't be proven whether or not you really exist either. In other words, this world was created with me at the center. So what will happen if I die? I don't know. My imagination isn't very creative; I just can't imagine myself dying. In other words, there is no way this world can completely disappear. But if I die, then everyone will disappear. I am the only one in this world who won't disappear. The rest are just people I see as if in a dream."

"Your ticket, please!"

"It doesn't matter who I am. You can just think of me as the talking air."

"There's no such thing as a limit on being the best. You can always go for more. That's what it means to be human. No... That's what it means to be me."

Graham Specter

"Tedium is such a crime. It takes the limited amount of time that is given to man, and rather than spending it in indolence or drowning it in pleasure it just sits there sucking, eating it up. I can't put up with that, tedium is a crime! Death to tedium! Die!"

"Oh, life is fun! Try sayin' that ten times fast ten thousand times a minute every day for the rest of your life and it'll screw with your head so bad that all problems will disappear like MAGIC! Okay okay okay, I've gotten past the sadness and as of now I'm evolving to a HIGHER STAAAATE! Right? Tell me you all think so! Life is a magnificent beast, and it excites me! My okay brain is so beyond okay that I think it's finally okay. You guys tell me something entertaining now."

"So explain to me why a gang of criminals is comin' and goin' at this place. Burglary? It's got to be burglary... DAMN! Okay, before they get ahead of us we've gotta start dismantling houses. I want you to carry out their safes, bring them here and then start takin' them apaaart apart apartapartapart... DAMN! I'm startin' to get wound up again! TRANSCENDENTALLY HOPELESSLY WOUND UP!"

"Let me show you! I REALLY don't like you! Since I don't, I'll CLOBBER you! I'm gonna beat you as much as I want to, you hear me? I'm gonna hurt you OVER AND OVER AGAIN! What's wrong with that, huh? Tell me! You can't, can you? You should be grateful! Thanks to my unbelievable attack, you don't have to offer any more of your pathetic EXCUSES!"

"I’m just an average Joe, an idiot whose only claim to fame is being good with his hands, but Boss Ladd! He’s a genius! A clumsy genius! You know why he’s so awkward when he’s so smart? It’s because he took all his talent and poured it into places that have nothing to do with living a normal life! And that’s exactly why Ladd is the best. He’s broken to pieces—he’s been like that right from the start—but even then he shines so brightly! Don’t you agree?"

Jacuzzi Splot

"I might have cried a little too much up till now. So I've decided that the amount I cried counts towards you as well. I've cried your half. So even if bad things should happen now, don't cry."

"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."

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