X Quotes in Exterminator 2 (1984)
X: [To John Eastland] You want to clean out the streets? *I am* the streets!
X: That's the real question isn't it: why? The how and the who is just scenery for the public. Oswald, Ruby, Cuba, The Mafia, keeps 'em guessing like some kind of parlor game, prevents 'em from asking the most important question: why? Why was Kennedy Killed? Who benefited? Who has the power to cover it up? Who?
X: The organizing principle of any society, Mr. Garrison, is for war. The authority of the state over its people resides in its war powers. Kennedy wanted to end the Cold War in his second term. He wanted to call off the moon race and cooperate with the Soviets. He signed a treaty to ban nuclear testing. He refused to invade Cuba in 1962. He set out to withdraw from Vietnam. But all that ended on the 22nd of November, 1963.
X: Fundamentally, people are suckers for the truth. And the truth is on your side, Bubba.
Jim Garrison: Yes.
X: [Shaking Garrison's hand] I'm glad you came. Sorry about the precautions.
Jim Garrison: I just hope it was worth my while, Mr...?
X: [Chuckling] I could give you a false name, but I won't. Just call me "X".
X: We would have arrived days ahead, studied the route, checked all the buildings. Never would have allowed all those wide-open windows overlooking Dealy Plaza, never! We would have had our own snipers covering the area the minute a window went up! They would have been on the radio. We would have been watching the building, checking for baggage, coat under the arms... Never would have allowed a man to open an umbrella along the way! Never would have allowed the car to slow down to 11 miles an hour, much less take that unusual curve at Houston and Elm! You would have felt an army presence on the streets that day. But none of this happened. It was a violation of the most basic protection code we have, and it's an indication of a massive plot based in Dallas.
X: As early as 1961, they knew Kennedy was not going to go to war in South-East Asia. Like Caesar, he is surrounded by enemies, and something's underway, but it has no face, yet everybody in the loop knows.
Jim Garrison: I never realized Kennedy was so dangerous to the establishment. Is that why?
X: Well that's the real question, isn't it? Why? The how and the who is just scenery for the public. Oswald, Ruby, Cuba, the Mafia. Keeps 'em guessing like some kind of parlor game, prevents 'em from asking the most important question, why? Why was Kennedy killed? Who benefited? Who has the power to cover it up? Who?
Jim Garrison: I don't, I can't... I can't believe they killed him because he wanted to change things. In our time. In our country.
X: Well they've been doing it all through history. Kings are killed, Mr. Garrison, politics is power, nothing more! Oh, don't take my word for it, don't believe me. Do your own work, your own thinking.
Jim Garrison: I can't. The size of this is... beyond me. Testify?
Jim Garrison: Testify.
X: Ha ha. No chance in hell. No, I'd be arrested and gagged, maybe sent to an institution, maybe worse, you too. Now I can give you the background, but you have to find the foreground, the little things. Keep digging. Remember, you're the only person to bring a trial in the murder of John Kennedy. That's important, it's historic.
Jim Garrison: I haven't yet. I don't have much of a case.
X: You don't have a choice anymore. You've become a significant threat to the national security structure. They would have killed you already but you got a lot of light on you. Instead they're trying to destroy your credibility. They already have in many circles in this town. Be honest, your only chance is to come up with a case. Something, anything. Make arrests, stir the shit storm, hope to reach a point of critical mass that'll start a chain reaction of people coming forward, then the government will crack. Remember, fundamentally, people are suckers for the truth - and the truth is on your side, Bubba. I just hope you get a break.
X: After I came back, I asked myself, why was I, the chief special officer, selected to travel to the South Pole at that time that any number of others could have done? And I wondered if it was because one of my routine duties if I had been in Washington would have been to arrange for additional security in Texas, so I decided to check it out. And sure enough, someone had told the 112th Military Intelligence Group at Fourth Army Headquarters at Fort Sam Houston in Texas to stand down that day, over the protests of the Unit Commander, Colonal Rike. This is significant because it is standard operating procedure, especially in a lnown hostile city like Dallas.
X: No one has said 'he must die'. There's been no vote, nothing on paper, it's as old as the crucifixion. A military firing squad; five bullets, one blank, no one's guilty.
[X wanders through the hotel's corridors cataloging items he sees]
X: Empty salons. Corridors. Salons. Doors. Doors. Salons. Empty chairs, deep armchairs, thick carpets. Heavy hangings. Stairs, steps. Steps, one after the other. Glass objects, objects still intact, empty glasses. A glass that falls, three, two, one, zero. Glass partition, letters.
X: I must have you alive. Alive, as you have already been every evening, for weeks, for months.
A: I have never stayed so long anywhere.
X: Yes, I know. I don't care. For days and days. Why don't you still want to remember anything?
A: You're raving! I'm tired, leave me alone!
X: [narrating] Forgive me Father, I'm guilty of the deadliest sin. I'm human. How many Hail Marys is that?
X: The orgasm's a trap, but masturbation is bliss.
X: What happens when you meet Mr. Right too soon? You grab him. There's no such thing as too soon.
X: [narrating] Forgive me, Father, for I was wrathful.
X: [narrating] Forgive me Father, I was selfish.
X: [narrating] Forgive me Father, I felt lustful.
X: [narrating] Forgive me Father, I was too lazy to do more than pretend everything would be alright.
X: [narrating] Forgive me Father, I was too proud to admit he was right.
Cheyenne: Hey, Uncle X.
X: [distracted at sight of Andrew and Matthew together] Oh, hey Cheyenne.
Cheyenne: This makes you my uncle, doesn't it?
X: I think it would be something more like your brother-in-law.
Cheyenne: [the two see Andrew and Matthew kiss] Maybe ex-brother-in-law.
X: [narrating] Forgive me Father, I consumed more than I required.
X: [narrating] Wait, I'm not quite as pathetic as I should be.
[starts to rain]
X: There. Much more Charlie Brown.
Andrew: [role-playing] Alex, is X here?
X: You request the services of X? Call me X.
X: I love club music, everything is so cut and dry. You love someone set them free. Love me or let me go. Prove your love. My love is your love. It's love or it's not love. Love is sex. Sex is love. I defy you to find a club anthem that says I love you but I'm not really sure what love is all about and I still wanna have sex with...blah blah blah. Those things are harder to rhyme.
X: Not in front of the Beaver
X: What happens when you meet mr right too soon? You grab him. There's no such thing as too soon.
X: [after Andrew puts his arm around X's shoulders before the wedding ceremony] What are you doing?
Andrew: Accepting who I am.
X: It feels like you're showing off.
[Andrew removes his arm from around X's shoulders]
X: [in church, just as the father is escorting Jill down the aisle] I know it's corny, but... isn't it romantic?
Andrew: I don't believe you want me to give up.
X: Don't spoil it.
Andrew: I wonder if we'll ever be able to do this in my lifetime?
X: [after X catches Andrew being kissed by Matthew] Hey, don't mind me.
Andrew: I give up... you win again.
Andrew: I really wanted a different ending.
X: As long as we get an ending.
X: [voice inside X's head] Forgive me father, I was insanely jealous.
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