Mr. Hyde: “Ever killed anyone, Benjamin?”
Benjamin: “Not personally…I have people.”
Mr. Hyde: “You’re missing out. It’s like sex, only there’s a winner.”
–Mr. Hyde (played by James Nesbitt) talking to Benjamin (played by Paterson Joseph)
Episode 2 of Jekyll
screenplay by Steven Moffatt
This is one in a series of quotations.
I’ve been working, from time to time, on a book of quotations for many years. I call it, “The Mind Boggles”, from one of my favorite quotations. I do source quotations a bit differently from a lot of people. In the case of a work of a fiction, I consider that the character said the line…not the author. As a bit of an author myself (in a minor way), I can tell you…my characters definitely say things that I would never say. These are all quotations that I’ve collected myself: I’ve read the book, seen the TV episode, and so on.
Hope you enjoy them!
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.