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  • Warden: If I was to sink my teeth into your eye right now, would you be able to stop me before I blinded you?
    Teddy Daniels: Give it a try.
    Warden: That's the spirit.


  • Teddy Daniels: Which would be worse - to live as a monster? Or to die as a good man?


  • Teddy Daniels: I'm sorry, Honey. I love this thing because you gave it to me. But the truth is... it is one fuckin' ugly tie!


  • Dolores: You have to let me go.
    Teddy Daniels: I can't!


  • Teddy Daniels: I'm not gonna leave. I love you so much.
    Dolores: I'm just bones in a box, Teddy.


  • Teddy Daniels: Which is worse, to live as a monster or to die as a good man?


  • Dr. Cawley: Sanity is not a choice Marshall, you can't just choose to get over it.


  • Rachel Solando: You're smarter than you look, Marshal. That's probably not a good thing.


  • Teddy Daniels: You know, this place makes me wonder, which would be worse .. to live as a monster? Or to die as a good man?
    Teddy Daniels: You know, this place makes me wonder, which would be worse... to live as a monster? Or to die as a good man?


  • Teddy Daniels: Which would be worse- to live as a monster, or to die as a good man?


  • Teddy Daniels: Why are you so wet honey?


  • Teddy Daniels: Which would be worse- to live as a monster, or to die as a good man?


  • Teddy Daniels: You Act like insanity is Catching
    Teddy Daniels: You act like insanity is catching.


  • Chuck Aule: What if while you were looking into them, they were looking into you?


  • Chuck Aule: It's an island, boss. They're always gonna find us.


  • Teddy Daniels: Dolores told me she... she had an insect living inside her brain. She could feel it clicking across her skull, just... pulling the wires, just for fun
    Teddy Daniels: Dolores told me she... she had an insect living inside her brain. She could feel it clicking across her skull, just... pulling the wires, just for fun.


  • Dr. Naehring: Did you know that the word 'trauma' comes from the Greek for 'wound'?


  • Teddy Daniels: Would you rather live a monster... Or die a good man?


  • Teddy Daniels: You think they're on too us? Chuck: Nah. We're too smart for that. Teddy: Yeah. We are, aren't we?
    Teddy Daniels: You think they're on too us?
    Chuck Aule: Nah. We're too smart for that.
    Teddy Daniels: Yeah. We are, aren't we?


  • Dr. Cawley: You don't have a partner, Marshall. You came here alone.


  • Dr. Cawley: Why're you all wet, baby?


  • Dr. Naehring: Wounds can create monsters and you are wounded, martial. And wouldn't you agree, when you see a monster, you must stop it?


  • Dr. Cawley: I've built something valuable here and valuable things have a way of being misunderstood in their own time. Everyone wants a quick fix. I'm trying to do something that people, yourself included, don't understand, and I'm not going to give up without a fight.


  • Teddy Daniels: I had a friend... have you seen him?
    Teddy Daniels: I had a friend. I was with him yesterday, but we got separated. Have you seen him?
    Rachel Solando: Marshall, you have no friends.
    Rachel Solando: Marshal, you have no friends.


  • Teddy Daniels: Is it better to live as a monster or die as a hero?


  • Teddy Daniels: No one'll talk, its like they're scared of something
    Teddy Daniels: No one'll talk, its like they're scared of something.


  • Teddy Daniels: ?"Is it better to live as a monster or die as a good man?" just what does Teddy (Leo) mean by this?
    Teddy Daniels: Is it better to live as a monster or die as a good man?


  • George Noyce: You'll never leave this island.


  • George Noyce: Don't you get it? You're a rat in a maze.


  • Dolores: You want to uncover the truth? You have to let her go! (If not) then you'll never leave this island.
    Ethel Barton: The psych-obvious genius of it. Once you're declared insane, then anything you do is considered part of that insanity.


  • George Noyce: You're match is about to go out!
    George Noyce: Your match is about to go out!
    George Noyce: This is a game. All of it is for you. You're a fucking rat in a maze. Been alone much since you got here? You can't dig out the truth and kill Laetis at the same time. You gotta make a choice. This has always been about you.


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