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    Plainview: You're not the chosen brother, Eli. It was Paul who was chosen. You see, he found me and told me about your land. You're just a fool.
    Eli Sunday: Why are you talking about Paul? Don't say this to me.
    Plainview: I did what your brother couldn't. I broke you and I beat you. It was Paul who told me about you. He's the prophet. He's the smart one. He knew what was there and he found me to take it out of the ground, and you know what the funny thing is? Listen... listen... listen... I paid him ten thousand dollars, cash in hand, just like that. He has his own company now. A prosperous little business. Three wells producing. Five thousand dollars a week.
    [Eli cries]
    Plainview: Stop crying, you sniveling ass! Stop your nonsense. You're just the afterbirth, Eli.
    Eli Sunday: No...
    Plainview: You slithered out of your mother's filth.
    Eli Sunday: No.
    Plainview: They should have put you in a glass jar on a mantlepiece. Where were you when Paul was suckling at your mother's teat? Where were you? Who was nursing you, poor Eli- one of Bandy's sows? That land has been had. Nothing you can do about it. It's gone. It's had. You lose.
    Eli Sunday: If you would just take this lease, Daniel...
    Plainview: Drainage! Drainage, Eli, you boy. Drained dry. I'm so sorry. Here, if you have a milkshake, and I have a milkshake, and I have a straw. There it is, that's a straw, you see? You watching?. And my straw reaches acroooooooss the room, and starts to drink your milkshake... I... drink... your... milkshake!
    [sucking sound]
    Plainview: I drink it up!
    Eli Sunday: Don't bully me, Daniel!
    [Daniel roars and throws Eli across the room]
    Plainview: Did you think your song and dance and your superstition would help you, Eli? I am the Third Revelation! I am who the Lord has chosen!

    "The Democratic Party is not our friend: it is the only party we can negotiate with."

    by 2020adam on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 03:31:38 PM PST

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