5 dias sem poder sair de casa e uma semana de reflexões em que o Sr. Delillo veio a calhar:
"All right. People like you can happen. I understand this. I believe it. But not the violence. Not the gun. The gun is all wrong. You're not a violent man. Violence is meant to be real, based on real motives, on forces in the world that what. That make us want to defend ourselves or take aggressive action. The crime you want to commit is cheap imitation. It's a stale fantasy. People do it because other people do it. It's another syndrome, a thing you caught from others. It has no history. [...]Violence needs a cause, a truth."
[...] "I& #39;m helpless in their system that makes no sense to me. You wanted me to be a helpless robot soldier but all I could be was helpless."
Eric said, "No . Your crime has no conscience. You haven't been driven to do it by some oppressive social force. How I hate to be reasonable. You're not against the rich. Nobody's against the rich. Everybody's ten seconds from being rich. Or so everybody thought. No. Your crime is in your head. Another fool shooting up a diner because because.[...]Violence needs a burden, a purpose." #dondelillo #cosmopolis #aratbecometheunitofcurrency