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.

Don't you know where you live, Marty? Can't you smell the bananas? You know what country you live in? You live in Guatamala with color television.

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By: Burt Reynolds
Characters: Lt. Phil Gaines
From: Hustle (1975)
Genres: Crime | Drama | Mystery

Context:
Burt Reynolds (as Lt. Phil Gaines) says to a father who's just shot and killed the man he believed was responsible for his daughter's death. Reynolds feels empathy for the father, a regular "Joe" who has killed a powerful and corrupt figure and could now be facing life in prison.

Eddie Albert: That girl's father, was he anybody?
Burt Reynolds: No Leo. He's just one of those middle-class Americans who thinks you can get 40,000 miles out of a new set of tires.

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By: Burt Reynolds | Eddie Albert
Characters: Leo Sellers | Lt. Phil Gaines
From: Hustle (1975)
Genres: Crime | Drama | Mystery

Context:
Eddie Albert (as Leo Sellers) asks Burt Reynolds (as Lt. Phil Gaines) - who's investigating the suicide of a teenage girl that was involved in pornography - whether the victim's father was someone Albert should be worried about. Albert made a porn film with the girl prior to her death and may be a suspect in Reynolds' eyes.

We're not in a prophecy... We're in a stolen Toyota Corolla.

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By: Will Smith
Characters: Daryl Ward
From: Bright
Genres: Action | Adventure | Crime | Fantasy | Mystery | Science Fiction

Context:
Will Smith (as Officer Daryl Ward) says to his partner Joel Edgerton (Officer Nick Jakoby) in a scene from the science fiction movie Bright, one of the first major science fiction films to be released exclusively to the streaming format.