"Because I am a wolf in a world of sheep. Because terror is the blood of life and its guiding principle. I have no politics to espouse through my terror, no ideals to force through. Terror is its own reward."
— Kaizen Gamorra
from The Authority
explaining why he engages in terrorism
"I've come here to create a new country for you called Chaos and a new government called Anarchy. All for you." Strannix:
You fix that bow plane and I'll make you an Admiral. Commander Krill: Consider it done
. Where are you going? Strannix:
glow in the dark. Krill:
So that's what this is about, huh? The money? Deakins:
why. Go ahead, tell me why. Hale:
Because you've been passed over for promotion so many times
, you want to show the bastards you're right. Maybe it's because everyone's cashing out, so why the Hell not you? Maybe your mother dropped you on your head when you a baby. Who the Hell cares, Deke? I mean, there's no difference between you and a guy who shoots up a schoolyard; you've both got a head full of bad wiring.
"To put it in the simplest possible terms, our 'purpose' is a total
absence of purpose! You should be aware, fraulein, that there are some people in this world, some irredeemable louts, for whom the means do not
require an end! I speak, of course, of myself."
"Some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn." "I don't know if you're communists, fascists, anarchists, or just garden-variety nutjobs." "What is Cobra? What nationality are its leaders, other than Scottish? What will it gain by destroying world capitals? Readers, I do not know." "I opened the book of mankind's history. People have always fought and killed, many times without real reason. Violence is the way of the world. I am simply playing along." "My job? Yes, it's finally clear to me now. My job is to be an Enemy of the State." "At the signing ceremony of the UN's world security treaty in the year 2003, terrorists who called themselves "Smiling Faces" attacked the ceremony. The devastating attack caught the International Society by surprise and temporarily crippled key operations in the UN. That assault was aimed at nothing more than using terrorism to create terror." "Terrorists have causes. They claim responsibility. Al-Qaeda wanted the world to know exactly what kind of assholes they were. This guy? Not a peep. All terror without the -ist. You know what they call that? Nutjob." "When they say that mankind shall be free at last, they mean that mankind shall commit suicide. When they talk of a paradise without right or wrong, they mean the grave. They have but two objects, to destroy first humanity and then themselves. That is why they throw bombs instead of firing pistols. The innocent rank and file are disappointed because the bomb has not killed the king; but the high-priesthood are happy because it has killed somebody."