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: Friedrich Nietzsche! We cannot burn Friedrich Nietzsche; he was the most important thinker of 19th Century! Elsa
: Oh, please! Nietzsche was a chauvinist pig, who was in love with his sister. Jeremy
: He was not a chauvinist pig. Elsa
: But he was in love with his sister. Brian Parks
: Uh... 'scuse me? You guys? Yeah... there's a whole section on tax law down here that we can burn.
: What've you got there? Jeremy
: The Gutenberg Bible... it was in the Rare Books Room. Elsa
: Think God's gonna' save you? Jeremy
: No... I don't believe in God. Elsa
: You're holding on to that Bible pretty tight. Jeremy
: I'm protecting it.
[pause as Elsa glances at J.D. throwing books on the fire
: This Bible... is the first book ever printed. It represents... the dawn of the Age of Reason. As far as I'm concerned, the written word is mankind's greatest achievement.
[Elsa gives a light snort
: You can laugh... but if Western Civilization is finished... I'm gonna' save at least one little piece of it.
: I thought you said it was too dangerous to go outside Sam Hall
: I know I did.