Fear. It's the oldest tool of power. If you're distracted by the fear of those around you, it keeps you from seeing the actions of those above.

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By: David Duchovny
Characters: Fox Mulder
From: The X-Files
Genres: Cult Television | Drama | Mystery | Science Fiction | Suspense | Television

Context:
Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) is speaking to Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) about their current case - a series of violent killings committed by seemingly normal residents of a small town. Mulder is pondering whether a rogue government agency may be responsible for purposely spreading a chemical in the area, causing the behavior as a means of controlling the population. This episode of The X-Files (Season 2, Episode 3) originally aired on September 30, 1994.