SOMERSET: But you gotta be a hero...you want to be a champion, well let me tell you, people don't want a champion; they want to eat cheeseburgers, play the lotto, and watch television -
MILLS: Hey, how'd you get like this? I wanna know.
SOMERSET: Ahh...it wasn't one thing, I can tell you that...
MILLS: Go on.
SOMERSET: I just don't think I can continue to live in a place that embraces and nurtures apathy as if it was a... virtue.
MILLS: You're no different, you're no better.
SOMERSET: I didn't say I was different or better, I'm not! Hell, I sympathize, I sympathize completely! Apathy IS a solution. I mean, it's easier to lose yourself in drugs than it is to cope with life, it's easier to steal what you want than it is to earn it, it's easier to beat a child than it is to raise it...hell, love costs, it takes effort, and work.
MILLS: We are talking about people who are mentally ill, we are talking about people who are fucking crazies!
SOMERSET: No, no, we're not -
MILLS: Yes, today -
SOMERSET: No, we're talking about everyday life here. You - you can't afford to be this naive!
MILLS: Ah, fuck off...see - you should listen to yourself...you say that "the problem with people is that they don't care, so I don't care about people." That makes no sense. Know why?
SOMERSET: You care?
MILLS: Y- Damn right!
SOMERSET: And you're gonna make a difference?
MILLS: Whatever, the point is, is that, I don't think you're quitting because you believe these things you say. I don't. I think you wanna believe them, because you're quitting. You want me to agree with you, and you want me to say yeah, yeah, yeah, you're right, it's all fucked up, it's a fuckin' mess, we should all go live in a fuckin' log cabin...but I won't. I won't say that. I don't agree with you, I do not. I can't.