Shorter Wong: "Once you hit rock bottom, there is nowhere to go but up."
Ash Lynx: "You underestimate me. I have brought a pickaxe and I am ready to dig!"
War is always good business for those in power.Ash Lynx in Banana Fish
I know there's at least one person in this world who cares about me. Who doesn't want anything from me. Do you have any idea what that's like? I never did, not once in my entire life, until now. And that's worth more to me than anything else.Ash Lynx in Banana Fish
Watergate is history, Max. Don't tell me you still believe the pen is mightier than the sword.Ash Lynx in Banana Fish
Stay with me... I won't ask "forever". Just for now, Eiji.Ash Lynx in Banana Fish
Shorter: "What a beautiful day in New York it is today."
Ash: "It truly is just the most beautiful day."
Shorter: "Eiji sent you a good morning text didn't he?"
Ash: "With a heart emoji!"
I already know you're a sick man. Hope the plane doesn't crash - with you on board, it'll go straight to hell. Not fair to the other passengers.Ash Lynx in Banana Fish
Aren't there any decent parents in this world? It's not like kids get to choose them at birth, you know. And they can't exchange them if they turn out to be losers.Ash Lynx in Banana Fish
Logic's got nothing to do with it. Strength is all that counts. That's how it works on the street!Ash Lynx in Banana Fish
I wonder if I'm dying somewhere. I remember everything, but it's peaceful. I see it again, but there isn't any pain. Leave the weight of joy and sorrow alike down in that bed. That's how death lifts away, doesn't it?Ash Lynx in Banana Fish
I'm not afraid of death. People are funny because, of course, they don't know anything about death. They never experienced it and knew it was something to fear, but they fear it instinctively. There've been countless times in my life when I thought I'd be better off dead. That nothing could be worse than what was happening to me right then. At times like that... death looks sweet and peaceful, and unbearably enticing.Ash Lynx in Banana Fish
That guy always regarded me as a human being with a real heart, not some sort of tool.Ash Lynx in Banana Fish
Look, sun's setting. Sunrise and sunset are about the only times this junkyard of a city looks good.Ash Lynx in Banana Fish