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Alexander Leek (Character)
from The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

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The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
John Klein: I think we can assume that these entities are more advanced than us. Why don't they just come right out and tell us what's on their minds?
Alexander Leek: You're more advanced than a cockroach, have you ever tried explaining yourself to one of them?

Alexander Leek: In the end it all came down to just one simple question. Which was more important - having proof, or being alive? Trust me. I turned away years ago, and I've never looked back.
John Klein: Didn't you need to know?
Alexander Leek: We're not allowed to know.

Alexander Leek: I knew a building was going to blow up, and I tried to prevent it. But no one listened.
John Klein: What happened?
Alexander Leek: People died.

Alexander Leek: Whatever brought you there, brought you there to die.

Alexander Leek: If there was a car crash ten blocks away, that window washer up there could probably see it. Now, that doesn't mean he's God, or even smarter than we are. But from where he's sitting, he can see a little further down the road.

John Klein: Alexander Leek?
Alexander Leek: Who the hell are you?
John Klein: I'm John Klein. I called you last week.
[shows him a picture of the Mothman]
John Klein: Do you know what that is?
Alexander Leek: Stay away.
John Klein: Look, I need to know what this is. Tell me!
Alexander Leek: Where are they seeing it?
John Klein: Point Pleasant, West Virginia. You can help me.
Alexander Leek: Follow me.

Alexander Leek: "The nocturnal butterfly. In ancient cultures, the moth represents a form of the psyche, or the soul immortally trapped in the hellish death realms". Mothman. Well, that's what the Ukrainians called him. Rough translation of course. There were a hundred sightings in Chernobyl when the nuclear pump went down. Galveston, nineteen sixty-nine, just before the hurricane. They saw it. But seeing isn't always believing.

Alexander Leek: You know the buildup of energy before something happens? How hair stands up before lighting strikes?
John Klein: Right, "before something happens". Do you mean, do you mean that they cause disasters?
Alexander Leek: Why would they need to?
John Klein: Alright, then. Are they... Are they trying to warn me?
Alexander Leek: Their motivations aren't human.
John Klein: Alright, then. What do they want?
Alexander Leek: I have no idea. What you really want is to know... why you?

Alexander Leek: How many people have seen it?
John Klein: Ten. Twenty, maybe.
Alexander Leek: Listen to me. Something terrible is going to happen in Point Pleasant. Don't go back. Stay away. I can't talk about this anymore.

Alexander Leek: One day, I started hearing voices. The voices became messages.