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Detachment Quotes

  • Henry Barthes: Life is an ocean of chaos and the realization that you are the one supposed to throw the buoy while struggling to stay afloat is devastating.


  • Henry Barthes: We have such a responsibility to guide our young so that they don't end up falling apart, falling by the wayside, becoming insignificant.


  • Henry Barthes: We all need something to distract us from the complexity of reality
    Henry Barthes: We all need something to distract us from complexity, reality.


  • Henry Barthes: I realized something today. I'm a non-person, Sarah. You shouldn't be here, I'm not here. You may see me, but I'm hollow.


  • Erica: You afraid you'll like it?
    Henry Barthes: I'm afraid you've gotten fucked and thrown away so many times you've gotten used to it.


  • Henry Barthes: You may see me, but I'm hollow.


  • Henry Barthes: Whatever is on my mind, I say it as I feel it, I'm truthful to myself; I'm young and I'm old, I've been bought and I've been sold, so many times. I am hard-faced, I am gone. I am just like you.


  • Henry Barthes: Some of us believe that we can make a difference, and then somethimes we wake up, and then realized we failed.


  • Henry Barthes: We all have problems, we all have things that we're dealing with some days we're better than others, some days we're not so great. Sometimes we have limited space for others.


  • Mr. Seabolt: The worst thing about this job is that nobody says thank you.


  • Henry Barthes: I understand you are angry. I used to be very angry too.


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