Equilibrium

Equilibrium quotes

37 total quotes (ID: 192)

Brandt
DuPont
Father
Mary
Partridge
Preston
Tag lines


...without love, without anger, without sorrow, breath is just a clock ticking.


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.

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.

But I being poor, have only my dreams, I have spread my dreams under your feet, tread softly because you tread on my dreams. (reading "He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven" - W.B. Yeats)

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.

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.

Be careful, Preston. You're treading on my dreams.

A nearly unforgivable lapse, Cleric. I trust you'll be more vigilant in the future.

Cleric, I can only hope one day to be as uncompromising as you.

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

The only thing more powerful than the system, is the man that will overthrow it. (Scandinavia)

In the first years of the 21st century, a third World War broke out. Those of us who survived knew mankind could never survive a fourth; that our own volatile natures could simply no longer be risked. So we have created a new arm of the law: The Grammaton Cleric, whose sole task it is to seek out and eradicate the true source of man's inhumanity to man - his ability to feel.

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.