“This berry represents five or six kilocalories — sugars, dietary fiber, Vitamin C. Its place here is commensurate with these values. Now, strawberries. They’re susceptible to soil fungi, nematodes. So are we, actually. You, me, everyone on this train. So we don’t let these proliferate either. Everything here survives at the mercy of his Balance. And the truth is you need Wilford’s strawberries more than he needs you.”
“I thought I could create a kinder, gentler world. But the train demanded otherwise. The train demanded blood. I fed her and now they will. Until we reach our final destination, everyone the same in pain and doubt. Holding our losses close on Snowpiercer, one thousand and one cars long.”
“People seem to think that those in power answer to no one. They’re free to do as they choose. It couldn’t be further from the truth. Person in power answers to everyone. I make choices. Not because I want to but because everyone demands it. The train demands it.” Melanie Cavill in the Snowpiercer
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