The Tree Of Life
- David Mills: Hey, how did you get like this? I wanna know.
- William Somerset: Well. [sighs] It wasn't one thing, I can tell you that.
- David Mills: Go on.
- William Somerset: I just don't think I can continue to live in a place that embraces and nurtures apathy as if it was a virtue!
- David Mills: You're no different. You're no better.
- William Somerset: I didn't say I was different or better. I'm not! Hell, I sympathize; I sympathize completely. Apathy is the solution. I mean, it's easier to lose yourself in drugs than it is to cope with life. It's easier to steal what you want than it is to earn it. It's easier to beat a child than it is to raise it. Hell, love costs: it takes effort and work.
- David Mills: We are talking about people who are mentally ill. We are talking about people who are fucking crazies.
- William Somerset: No. No, we're not. We're talking about everyday life here. You – you can't afford to be this naïve!
- David Mills: Fuck off. See, you should listen to yourself. Yeah. You say that the problem with people is that they don't care, so I don't care about people. It makes no sense. You know why?
- William Somerset: You care?
- David Mills: Damn right.
- William Somerset: And you gonna make a difference?
- David Mills: Whatever. The point is that I don't think you're quitting because you believe these things you say. I don't. I think you wanna believe them because you're quitting. You want me to agree with you, and you want me to say, "Yeah, yeah, yeah. You're right. It's all fucked up. It's a fucking mess. We should all go live in a fucking log cabin." But I won't. I won't say that. I don't agree with you. I do not. I can't.