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The Addiction Quotes

The Addiction is a TV program that appeared on TV in 1970 . The Addiction stopped airing in 1970.

It features plain list, * Preston L. Holmes * Russell Simmons * Denis Hann * Fernando Sulichin as producer, Joe Delia in charge of musical score, and Ken Kelsch as head of cinematography.

The Addiction is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of The Addiction is 82 minutes long. The Addiction is distributed by October Films.

The cast includes: Lili Taylor as Kathleen, Annabella Sciorra as Casanova, Lili Taylor as Kathleen Conklin, Christopher Walken as Peina, Kathryn Erbe as Anthropology Student, and Edie Falco as Jean.

The Addiction Quotes

Lili Taylor as Kathleen Conklin

  • (Lili Taylor) "I finally understand what all this is, how it was all possible. Now I see, good lord, how we must look from out there. Our addiction is evil. The propensity for this evil lies in our weakness before it. Kierkegaard was right; there is an awful precipice before us. But he was wrong about the leap; there's a difference between jumping and being pushed. You reach a point where you are forced to face your own needs, and the fact that you can't terminate the situation settles on you with full force."
  • (Lili Taylor) "We drink to escape the fact we're alcoholics. Existence is the search for relief from our habit, and our habit is the only relief we can find."
  • (Lili Taylor) "You know, this obtuseness, it's disheartening, especially in a doctoral candidate. You ought to know better."
  • (Lili Taylor) "What's your major?"
  • (Kathryn Erbe) "Anthropology."
  • (Lili Taylor) "Do you like it?"
  • (Kathryn Erbe) "What else is there? "Man is the measure of all things.""
  • (Lili Taylor) "Protagoras, right?"
  • (Kathryn Erbe) "What are you studying?"
  • (Lili Taylor) "Adversity's sweet milk: philosophy."
  • (Lili Taylor) "It was the whole country. They were all guilty. How can you single out one man?"
  • (Edie Falco) "Well, you can't jail a whole country, you know. They needed a scapegoat. He was the unlucky one who got caught."
  • (Lili Taylor) "No, I don't think luck had anything to do with it. I mean, how did he get over there? Who put the gun in his hand? They say that he was guilty of killing women and babies. How many bombs were dropped that did the exact same thing? How many homes were destroyed? And who's in, who's in jail for that?"
  • (Lili Taylor) "The old adage from Santayana, that those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it, is a lie. There is no history. Everything we are is eternally with us."
  • (Lili Taylor) "How can we eat or drink? People like us?"
  • (Christopher Walken) "I'm not like you. You're nothing. That's something you ought not to forget. You're not a person. You're nothing."
  • (Lili Taylor) "What's gonna happen to me?"
  • (Christopher Walken) "Read the books. Sartre, Beckett, Burroughs. Who do you think they're talking about? You think they're works of fiction?"
  • (Lili Taylor) "You think hell shuts down after a couple of years? You think what you've done isn't, isn't floating around somewhere in space? What makes you think you've been forgiven for lying to your mother as a child, huh? Or of having slept with married men in adultery or paying taxes that turn Central America into a mud puddle, huh?"
  • (Lili Taylor) "God, forgive me."
  • (Lili Taylor) "To face what we are in the end, we stand before the light and our true nature is revealed. Self-revelation is annihilation of self."
  • (Lili Taylor) "Oh, the stench here is worse than a charnel house. This is a graveyard. Rows of crumbling tombstones. Vicious libelous epitaphs. And we're all drawn here like flies."
  • (Lili Taylor) "Essence is revealed through praxis. The philosopher's words, his ideas, his actions, cannot be separated from his value, his meaning. That's what it's all about, isn't it? Our impact on other egos."

Christopher Walken as Peina

  • (Christopher Walken) "You know how long I've been fasting? Forty years. The last time I shot up, I had a dozen and a half in one night. They fall like flies before the hunger, don't they? You can never get enough, can you? But you learn to control it. You learn, like the Tibetans, to survive on a little."
  • (Christopher Walken) "You want me to take you someplace dark?"
  • (Christopher Walken) "Mankind has striven to exist beyond good and evil, from the beginning. And you know what they found? Me."

Kathryn Erbe as Anthropology Student

  • (Kathryn Erbe) "Look what you've done to me. How could you do this? Doesn't this affect you at all?"
  • (Lili Taylor) "No. It was your decision. Your friend Feuerbach wrote that all men counting stars are equivalent in every way to God. My indifference is not the concern here. It's your astonishment that needs studying."

Annabella Sciorra as Casanova

  • (Annabella Sciorra) "Seventh Circle, huh? Dante described it perfectly. Bleeding trees waiting for Judgment Day, where we can all hang ourselves from our own branches. It's not that easy -- "Doctor." To find rest takes a real genius. It's all a matter of discernment. Now, R.C. Sproul said we're not sinners because we sin, but we sin because we are sinners. In more accessible terms, we're not evil because of the evil we do, but we do evil because we are evil. Yeah. Now what choices do such people have? It's not like we have any options."
  • (Annabella Sciorra) "We are not sinners because we sin. We sin because we're sinners."

Edie Falco as Jean

  • (Edie Falco) "You're hurting me."
  • (Lili Taylor) "Are you kidding me? I'll crush you like cardboard."

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