"Place projectile weapon on the ground."
"You can have my gun, when you pry it from my cold dead fingers."
"Your proposal is acceptable."
"May I ask why you felt little Tiffany deserved to die?"
"Well, she was the only one that actually seemed dangerous at the time, sir."
"How'd you come to that conclusion?"
"Well, first I was gonna pop this guy hanging from the street light, and I realized, y'know, he's just working out. I mean, how would I feel if somebody come runnin' in the gym and bust me in my ass while I'm on the treadmill? Then I saw this snarling beast guy, and I noticed he had a tissue in his hand, and I'm realizing, y'know, he's not snarling, he's sneezing. Y'know, ain't no real threat there. Then I saw little Tiffany. I'm thinking, y'know, eight-year-old white girl, middle of the ghetto, bunch of monsters, this time of night with quantum physics books? She about to start some shit, Zed. She's about eight years old, those books are WAY too advanced for her. If you ask me, I'd say she's up to something. And to be honest, I'd appreciate it if you eased up off my back about it. ..Or do I owe her an apology? ...That's a good shot though, right?"
"Why the big secret? People are smart. They can handle it."
"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you'll know tomorrow."
"What's the catch?"
"The catch? The catch is you will sever every human contact. Nobody will ever know you exist anywhere. Ever. I'll give you to sunrise to think it over."
"Hey! Is it worth it?"
"Oh yeah, it's worth it. If you're strong enough!"
"Did you ever flashy-thing me?"
"I ain't playing with you, K. Did you ever flashy-thing me?"
"All we gotta do is go in here and get a cat. It's not that hard. But if you go in there, you're gonna lay your Jack Webb on her, start flashing your brain-ray all in her face. You're gonna wind up giving her leukemia or something. Woman's a doctor. She don't need you flashing away half her med school classes. Five minutes."