Neal Oliver – Character Quotes

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Neal Oliver
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— Black harts, red spades? Come on, that's like cheating.
— Aa, experience has conditioned you, thinking that all harts are red, and all spades are black. Because their shapes are similar. It's easier for your mind to interpret them based on that passed experience. Then open to an idea that they can be different. We see what we expect to see. Not necessarily, what's really there. Children, who have never played cards, always pass this test. Makes you wonder how many other things are right in front of you, sight, sound, smell that you can't expirience, because you've been conditioned not to? If we'll do the test again you will pass. Once you are aware, that their can be black harts and red spades, you'll be able to parse them.

- Black harts, red spades? Come on, that's like cheating.
- Aa, experience has conditioned you, thinking that all harts are red, and all spades are black. Because their shapes are similar. It's easier for your mind to interpret them based on that passed experience. Then open to an idea that they can be different. We see what we expect to see. Not necessarily, what's really there. Children, who have never played cards, always pass this test. Makes you wonder how many other things are right in front of you, sight, sound, smell that you can't expirience, because you've been conditioned not to? If we'll do the test again you will pass. Once you are aware, that their can be black harts and red spades, you'll be able to parse them.
- Black harts, red spades? Come on, that's like cheating.
- Aa, experience has conditioned you, thinking that all harts are red, and all spades are black. Because their shapes are similar. It's easier for your mind to interpret them based on that passed experience. Then open to an idea that they can be different. We see what we expect to see. Not necessarily, what's really there. Children, who have never played cards, always pass this test. Makes you wonder how many other things are right in front of you, sight, sound, smell that you can't expirience, because you've been conditioned not to? If we'll do the test again you will pass. Once you are aware, that their can be black harts and red spades, you'll be able to parse them.
- Black harts, red spades? Come on, that's like cheating.
- Aa, experience has conditioned you, thinking that all harts are red, and all spades are black. Because their shapes are similar. It's easier for your mind to interpret them based on that passed experience. Then open to an idea that they can be different. We see what we expect to see. Not necessarily, what's really there. Children, who have never played cards, always pass this test. Makes you wonder how many other things are right in front of you, sight, sound, smell that you can't expirience, because you've been conditioned not to? If we'll do the test again you will pass. Once you are aware, that their can be black harts and red spades, you'll be able to parse them.
- Black harts, red spades? Come on, that's like cheating.
- Aa, experience has conditioned you, thinking that all harts are red, and all spades are black. Because their shapes are similar. It's easier for your mind to interpret them based on that passed experience. Then open to an idea that they can be different. We see what we expect to see. Not necessarily, what's really there. Children, who have never played cards, always pass this test. Makes you wonder how many other things are right in front of you, sight, sound, smell that you can't expirience, because you've been conditioned not to? If we'll do the test again you will pass. Once you are aware, that their can be black harts and red spades, you'll be able to parse them.
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— OK, so how is it, we're on a highway, that is on any map, going to a towns, that presumably don't exist?
— Well, there are unlisted phone numbers, right? So, why can't there be unlisted highways and towns?
— I don't buy it. There's got to be a better explanation, than that.
— Better explanation. OK. How about it's a... parallel dimension. Or you're in a dream. Or it has something to do with your wish. Or... you're in a coma from when that bucket hit you. Or maybe... just maybe... You're dead.
— Well?
— Well, what do you want kid? I just gave you not one explanation, but six. All reasonable. You want an answer, pick one. It want change anything.

- OK, so how is it, we're on a highway, that is on any map, going to a towns, that presumably don't exist?
- Well, there are unlisted phone numbers, right? So, why can't there be unlisted highways and towns?
- I don't buy it. There's got to be a better explanation, than that.
- Better explanation. OK. How about it's a... parallel dimension. Or you're in a dream. Or it has something to do with your wish. Or... you're in a coma from when that bucket hit you. Or maybe... just maybe... You're dead.
- Well?
- Well, what do you want kid? I just gave you not one explanation, but six. All reasonable. You want an answer, pick one. It want change anything.
- OK, so how is it, we're on a highway, that is on any map, going to a towns, that presumably don't exist?
- Well, there are unlisted phone numbers, right? So, why can't there be unlisted highways and towns?
- I don't buy it. There's got to be a better explanation, than that.
- Better explanation. OK. How about it's a... parallel dimension. Or you're in a dream. Or it has something to do with your wish. Or... you're in a coma from when that bucket hit you. Or maybe... just maybe... You're dead.
- Well?
- Well, what do you want kid? I just gave you not one explanation, but six. All reasonable. You want an answer, pick one. It want change anything.
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— I'm not doing it. Period.
— So, you just. You are not man enough? You meet a real woman and you turn in to a wuss? Think you want measure up, hmmm?
— Well, you'll never know, will you? Because if I don't do it... I want be number 2000 and whatever. I'll be number One. That one guy. Guy you will remember for the rest of your life. You stay up at night, thinking about me, wondering, Was he the One? The answer is yes. I am the perfect fuck. The one you never had... Perfect on every way...

- I'm not doing it. Period.
- So, you just. You are not man enough? You meet a real woman and you turn in to a wuss? Think you want measure up, hmmm?
- Well, you'll never know, will you? Because if I don't do it... I want be number 2000 and whatever. I'll be number One. That one guy. Guy you will remember for the rest of your life. You stay up at night, thinking about me, wondering, Was he the One? The answer is yes. I am the perfect fuck. The one you never had... Perfect on every way...
- I'm not doing it. Period.
- So, you just. You are not man enough? You meet a real woman and you turn in to a wuss? Think you want measure up, hmmm?
- Well, you'll never know, will you? Because if I don't do it... I want be number 2000 and whatever. I'll be number One. That one guy. Guy you will remember for the rest of your life. You stay up at night, thinking about me, wondering, Was he the One? The answer is yes. I am the perfect fuck. The one you never had... Perfect on every way...
- I'm not doing it. Period.
- So, you just. You are not man enough? You meet a real woman and you turn in to a wuss? Think you want measure up, hmmm?
- Well, you'll never know, will you? Because if I don't do it... I want be number 2000 and whatever. I'll be number One. That one guy. Guy you will remember for the rest of your life. You stay up at night, thinking about me, wondering, Was he the One? The answer is yes. I am the perfect fuck. The one you never had... Perfect on every way...
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— You just remember that no matter how hard shit you think you are, It's always gonna be more the same. Just another High School.
— High School?
Hell yeah. Everything in life is like high school. They're just changin' names. You take this place. Instead of principle, we've got boss. Instead of teachers, supervisors. Instead of assignments, they give us work orders and if you fuck up them work orders, you get fired. Instead of expelled. Oh yeah, names are different, but it is exact same shit. High school.

- You just remember that no matter how hard shit you think you are, It's always gonna be more the same. Just another High School.
- High School?
- Hell yeah. Everything in life is like high school. They're just changin' names. You take this place. Instead of principle, we've got boss. Instead of teachers, supervisors. Instead of assignments, they give us work orders and if you fuck up them work orders, you get fired. Instead of expelled. Oh yeah, names are different, but it is exact same shit. High school.
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— You set in my car, with your own package. Why didn't you take it?
— Well, you made a deal. What kind of guy would I be if I caused you to... violate your blood oath? And, besides, it's the fact that you lost all your money... and you went to jail... you left to girl... ditched your car... All, to bring this to me? Makes it far more valuable. Now it has... stories to go with it. Well... Don't you want to know what's inside?
— I did before, but... doesn't really matter now... 'cause, whatever it is... won't be as good as the stories.
— Well seing as you understand that. I'll open it.

- You set in my car, with your own package. Why didn't you take it?
- Well, you made a deal. What kind of guy would I be if I caused you to... violate your blood oath? And, besides, it's the fact that you lost all your money... and you went to jail... you left to girl... ditched your car... All, to bring this to me? Makes it far more valuable. Now it has... stories to go with it. Well... Don't you want to know what's inside?
- I did before, but... doesn't really matter now... 'cause, whatever it is... won't be as good as the stories.
- Well seing as you understand that. I'll open it.
- You set in my car, with your own package. Why didn't you take it?
- Well, you made a deal. What kind of guy would I be if I caused you to... violate your blood oath? And, besides, it's the fact that you lost all your money... and you went to jail... you left to girl... ditched your car... All, to bring this to me? Makes it far more valuable. Now it has... stories to go with it. Well... Don't you want to know what's inside?
- I did before, but... doesn't really matter now... 'cause, whatever it is... won't be as good as the stories.
- Well seing as you understand that. I'll open it.
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— Valerie McCabe, Yale '91. I've got a special rate for visitors, and I know I can win your case.
— You don't even know my case.
— The Madison case? Nuisance suit. Happens to visitors all the time. Fact is J. J. Madison doesn't even have a cat. He's allergic. I could have it thrown out in no time.
— Wait, he never had a cat? So, why's he going to sue somebody for it?
— Because he can. Every adult citizen of Morlaw is a lawyer, so everybody sues everybody else. It doesn't matter if there's a cause. It's how we ensure that everyone makes a living off their profession.
— Yeah, but that's insane.

- Valerie McCabe, Yale '91. I've got a special rate for visitors, and I know I can win your case.
- You don't even know my case.
- The Madison case? Nuisance suit. Happens to visitors all the time. Fact is J.J. Madison doesn't even have a cat. He's allergic. I could have it thrown out in no time.
-  Wait, he never had a cat? So, why's he going to sue somebody for it?
-  Because he can. Every adult citizen of Morlaw is a lawyer, so everybody sues everybody else. It doesn't matter if there's a cause. It's how we ensure that everyone makes a living off their profession.
- Yeah, but that's insane.
- Valerie McCabe, Yale '91. I've got a special rate for visitors, and I know I can win your case.
- You don't even know my case.
- The Madison case? Nuisance suit. Happens to visitors all the time. Fact is J.J. Madison doesn't even have a cat. He's allergic. I could have it thrown out in no time.
-  Wait, he never had a cat? So, why's he going to sue somebody for it?
-  Because he can. Every adult citizen of Morlaw is a lawyer, so everybody sues everybody else. It doesn't matter if there's a cause. It's how we ensure that everyone makes a living off their profession.
- Yeah, but that's insane.
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