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(1979)

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Essex: Tell me, is Saint Christopher as good a player as they say he is?

Grigor: He is good, but too serious

Essex: and not very talkative.

Grigor: Talk? Oh, if it is talk you want, come with me Redstone

[Essex is passing as Redstone]

Grigor: ; I know a place. We can have drinks, and talk...

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Grigor: ...and talk about life.

Essex: The only thing I've seen is death, or the prospect of it.

Grigor: But that's what makes life worthwhile; every time you cheat death, you feel the pure thrill of life

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Grigor: And that is what my job is; that is why I'm so content in this frozen world.

Essex: Tell me, exactly what is your job?

Grigor: to keep the game alive. The game is all that's important. The only intelligent expression left is the game of Quintet. All the elements of life are contained in it; our art, our philosophy, all things of value fit the game. The game is the only thing of value

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Goldstar: I find you despicable. I despise your arrogance.

Grigor: It is as planned.

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Essex: It's not common for people to smile.

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Saint Christopher: Hope is an obsolete word.

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Vivia, Essex's Wife: [Passing a motionless body] Shouldn't we help him? He's going to freeze to death.

Essex: [Examining the body] He already has.

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Ambrosia: Trying to find a meaning where there is none? Death is arbitrary.

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Saint Christopher: You'll never understand the scheme until you're part of the scheme.

Essex: Are you telling me I will be?

Saint Christopher: Yes, at the exact moment it will be too late.

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