Baccano! (TV Series)
Graham Specter: Tedium is such a crime. It takes the limited amount of time that is given to man, and rather than spending it in indolence or drowning it in pleasure it just sits there sucking, eating it up. I can't put up with that, tedium is a crime! Death to tedium! Die!
[Chane confronts Claire and holds a knife to his chest]
Claire Stanfield: It's been a while. You still planning to kill me? To be honest, I would completely understand if you were. I just thought it would be appropriate for me to go ahead and declare my love for you first. I'm a little afraid that I wasn't able to properly convey my feelings for you on top of that train, so I guess I'll just come out and say it. As perplexing as it is, it appears I've fallen in love with you, Chane. Sorry, that's not true. There's actually nothing perplexing about it. Eh, I'm really not any good at expressing myself in fancy words, so I'll just make it simple: I love you. Let's get married.
[a shocked Chane keeps the knife on him]
Claire Stanfield: You're not sure? That's all right. I promise you there's no way I will destroy this world you've come to believe in. Your world is really not that fragile. No world can be destroyed just because someone else enters into it. It just gets bigger, that's all! And if your world is ever, in the slightest way, threatened, I will protect it. I bet you wouldn't ordinarily believe anyone who talks like me. But then, I'm not ordinary.
Graham Specter: [to Chane] Sorry about this, young lady, but not being able to verbalize might be a lucky break for you in a way. People can waste an awful lot of energy. By putting sadness into words. Or maybe joy into words. And then of course, there's putting anger into words. And the words can double when it comes to fear or pain. In that sense, being so afraid that you can't find any words may save your life. Being unable to speak in extreme stress in a body that is obligated to control energy consumption is an act of, OH, I don't know, maybe, self defense? Oh boy, I went and said a thing of actual intelligence there. Time to show me some love, boys!
Graham Specter: [fighting Chane] Uh-oh! I thought you were an ordinary young lady, but I don't anymore. Isn't that a little large and bulky for a girl looking to protect herself? Oh well, that's okay. You surprised me a little and being surprised is a good thing for me, for everyone really. Being surprised reminds people that whatever lies ahead of them in life is for the most part unpredictable darkness!
[attacks Chane, her knife is caught in his wrench]
Graham Specter: Another surprise! I have this feeling that you're not Eve Genoard. And forgive me, but you don't move your body like any other amateur. And I'm actually intrigued, however, I would appreciate it if you wouldn't interrupt me while I'm speaking.
[Chane stares at him]
Graham Specter: [laughs] You're amazing! A woman that goes beyond woman, I'm starting to get excited! As a matter of fact, I wouldn't be surprised if you told me you were a Martian right now. So hurry up and grow eight arms why don't ya? If it turns out you're not human that just means you'll be more fun to break!
[they break their lock, Graham knocks her down in mid-air]
Graham Specter: Oh yeah, I'm really starting to enjoy this! It is truly, truly a pleasure. I think you should be my new best buddy. We could write an incredible story. But if not, just to be clear about it, I have to hurt you.
Graham Specter: [challenged by Claire] How dare you suggest such a thing! There is only one other person who has ever dared to rival my certainty and that... is BOSS LADD! The absolute perfection of Boss Ladd was unwavering. For you to challenge that is far beyond your pathetic pale. Unless I knock your superiority down beneath the feet of Boss Ladd my dawn will never break! Don't you get it, I shall not see the Sun! It will remain night forever!
Graham Specter: Let me tell you an incomprehensible story! What is it for the actions of men to be incomprehensible? It would seem to me that if it can't be comprehended one should not even bother trying. It is useless to even think about it, I think. That said, I don't know exactly what's going on but may we continue fighting please?