Bernard: Where am I?
Joel: I have been asking myself the same thing. You’re somewhere between the end of the line and the middle of nowhere.
There’s a dark side to each and every human soul. We wish we were Obi-Wan Kenobi, and for the most part we are, but there’s a little Darth Vader in all of us. Thing is, this ain’t no either-or proposition. We’re talking about dialectics, the good and the bad merging into us. You can run but you can’t hide. My experience? Face the darkness. Stare it down. Own it. As brother Nietzsche said, being human is a complicated gig. So give that ol’ dark night of the soul a hug. Howl the eternal yes!
(Chris in the morning, Northern Exposure)
…if you know what the outcome is going to be.
Shelly: I guess what happens in life really isn’t in our hands… there’s nothing we can do.
Walt: That’s a little fatalistic isn’t it?
Shelly: I don’t know about that but sure is a drag!