Arakawa Quotes in KidÃ´ keisatsu patorebÃ¢: The Movie 2 (1993)
Arakawa: Many people are God, usually in a universe no bigger than their own minds, all-present, all-knowing. And yet, impotent outside the confines of their heads. And what God cannot do, men will attempt.
Kiichi Gotoh: [looking at Arakawa's card] I see you don't bother with an address or telephone number.
Arakawa: It's enough that I know how to contact you.
[about Shinobu's rumored affair with Tsuge]
Arakawa: Did you investigate it?
Kiichi Gotoh: Like hell I did. Not my business. Even a man as manipulative as me wouldn't use an officer's love life.
Arakawa: Is that all she is to you? Remember, I've seen you together.
Kiichi Gotoh: But the powers-that-be couldn't leave it alone. A woman who should be on the straight road to the top, and she's sidetracked to a plot of reclaimed wasteland housing a labor division. There's no other explanation.
Arakawa: Tsuge's putting us in the same position he was in three years ago: no backup. No rules of engagement. That's how bitter he is.
Kiichi Gotoh: It may be an immoral peace - maybe an unjust peace. But an unjust peace is still better than a just war.
Arakawa: I share your revulsion about just wars. If there ever was such a thing, it was against the Nazis - our *allies*, Captain Gotoh, our allies. But how many people have died in the cause of what their leaders have called "just wars?" Millions?
Arakawa: Fifty years ago, all the effort and passion Japan put into the war resulted in Hiroshima and defeat. Then the Americans came - bringing their nuclear deterrent, their Cold War, their Hollywood-chewing gum war, and now, all over the world, bullet wars, civil wars, death. We've become a rich nation, and what is all our wealth and power built on? The bloody corpses of all those wars.
Arakawa: The government may be looking for a change of cast, but no one wants to play the lead in this tragedy. Nobody wants to fire but no one's negotiating. We're looking at the collapse of civilian government by default.
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