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Libra, I congratulate you. At last peace reigns in the heart of man. At last war is but a word whose meaning fades from our understanding. At last, we are whole. Librians, there is a disease in the heart of man. Its symptom is hate. Its symptom is anger. Its symptom is rage. Its symptom is war. The disease is human emotion. But Libria, I congratulate you, for there is a cure for this disease. At the cost of the dizzying highs of human emotion, we have suppressed its abysmal lows. And you, as a society, have embraced this cure: Prozium. Now we are at peace with ourselves and human kind is one. War is gone. Hate, a memory. We are our own conscience now, and it is this conscience that guides us to rate EC-10, for emotional content, all those things that might tempt us to feel, again, and destroy them. Librians, you have won. Against all odds, and your own natures. You, have, survived.

Prozium - The great nepenthe. Opiate of our masses. Glue of our great society. Salve and salvation, it has delivered us from pathos, from sorrow, the deepest chasms of melancholy and hate. With it, we anesthetize grief, annihilate jealousy, obliterate rage. Those sister impulses towards joy, love, and elation are anesthetized in stride, we accept as fair sacrifice. For we embrace Prozium in its unifying fullness and all that it has done to make us great.

Rebel: Don't do it. He'll shoot us in the back.
Preston: If I was going to shoot you I'd shoot you in the face.

Preston: There's no war. No murder.
Partridge: What is it you think we do?

Mary: Let me ask you something. Why are you alive?
John Preston: I'm alive... I live... to safeguard the continuity of this great society. To serve Libria.
Mary: It's circular. You exist to continue your existence. What's the point?
John Preston: What's the point of your existence?
Mary: To feel. 'Cause you've never done it, you can never know it. But it's as vital as breath. And without it, without love, without anger, without sorrow, breath is just a clock... ticking.

Brandt: What are you doing?
Preston: I'm rearranging my desk.
Brandt: You didn't like the way it was before?
Preston: I had no feelings about it. I'm merely attempting to optimize.

DuPont: Wait, Wait, look at me, look at me, I'm life, I live, I-I breathe, I feel. Now that you know it, can you really take it? Is it really worth the price?
Preston: I pay it gladly.

Preston: Every time we come from the Nethers to the city it reminds me of why we do what we do.
Partridge: It does?
Preston: I beg your pardon?
[Partridge injects Prozium dose into his neck]
Partridge: It does.

Robbie Preston: John?
John Preston: Yes?
Robbie Preston: I saw Bobbie Taylor crying today. He didn't know, but I saw. Do you think I should report him?
John Preston: Unquestionably.

Mary: You can't do this. You cannot do this!
Preston: Tetragrammaton. There's nothing we can't do.

Jurgen: We've been watching you, Preston.
Preston: You're Jurgen.
Jurgen: You're feeling. [pauses] Do you know why you came?

Jurgen: But the first thing you learn about emotion is that it has its price. A complete paradox. But without restraint, without control, emotion is chaos.
Preston: But how is that different-
Jurgen: The difference being is that when we want to feel, we can.

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