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David: She’s trying to prevent him from going out so he doesn’t get arrested by the SHIELD capebusters, but he keeps wanting to superhero because he’s basically addicted to it, like Robert Palmer to love.
Chris: I really like the idea that as soon as he gets back together with Chloe and listens to her talk for five minutes, he immediately decides he needs to go out and put himself in front of a mugger’s knife.
Chris Sims and David Uzumeri on Smallville ("Beacon")

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"It was the greatest freedom and glory to be so good at something but the execution of her ability gave her no pleasure now, in the peak of the experience. She felt they were fools to attack her."
Narration, Chasing the Dragon

CJ: There gotta be an easier way of earning a living than this.
Cesar Vialpando: Sure, holmes, I guess, but what else are you qualified for?
CJ: Yeah, I feel you!

"If you're good at something, never do it for free."

"The one thing I found unconscionable, that I refused to do that night in Tiananmen on pain of death, and I turn out to be a master at it."

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"All the things that I did...I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it. And... I was, really...I was alive."

BoJack: Why are you an agent at all if it makes you so miserable?
Princess Carolyn: Because I'm good at it. I mean, stuff hasn't been hitting lately. But, usually, I'm really good at it.
BoJack: Just 'cause you're good at something doesn't mean you have to do it. I'm good at driving sober, but I don't relish the opportunity.

Some people possess talent, others are possessed by it. When that happens, the talent becomes a curse.
Rod Serling, The Twilight Zone, "The Prime Mover"

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