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] So this is what it's all about: some kid's damn homework!
: So, who you gonna kill for your next novel?
: So, who are you going to kill for your next novel? Hal Petersham
: All I need is this one break; after that, I can write anything I want. And you can bet that I won't sit on my laurels like you did! Dexter Cornell
: Well, at least they *were* my laurels.
: How did you know about Nick? Dexter Cornell
: I'm psychic. Bernard
: Good. Then you know what's going to happen to you.
: Is that the best your petty, prosaic little mind can come up with? Detective Ulmer
: It's a petty, prosaic little world, Mr. Cornell.
: I don't think I like what you're inferring, Mr. Cornell... Dexter Cornell
] Implying. When I say it, that's implying. How you take it, that's inferring. Bernard
: I see. Infer this.
: You had it... You had it... and you pissed it away... goddamit Dex... you had a talent... You had a talent that other people... Dexter Cornell
: [pulls a gun on Hal
] ... kill for?
] Hal Petersham
: Yeah that's right kill for... isn't that what it's all about? Publish or Perish? Dexter Cornell
: [as he fires his gun
] Dexter Cornell
: Just somebody's homework, is all.