To Shanshu in L.A. Quotes
To Shanshu in L.A. Quotes
Compiled by Kristina
Wesley: Shanshu...shanshu...or maybe it's shushan.
Cordy: Are you still trying to figure out that word? What's taking so long?
Wesley: Gee, I don't know, Cordelia. The prophecies of Aberjian were only written over the last 4000 years, in a dozen different languages, some of which aren't even human! Why don't we just get a Falanjoid demon in here, suck the brain out of my skull. Maybe that would speed things up.
Cordy: He sure gets testy when he's translating.
Wesley: After all you did for him - he sells his soul for thirty pieces of silver.
Cordy: Actually he sold it for a six-figure salary and a full benefits package.
Angel: Mr. Nabbit?
David: Heart - heart - heart my throat.
Angel: I'm sorry. I didn't - I didn't mean to...
David: No, that was awesome. Can we do it again?
David: It's just you guys, your lives are so meaningful - so exciting. You fight demons! At any moment one could walk right through that very door! You guys seen any cool demons lately?
Cordy: Angel's going to die?
Angel: Oh. Anything else?
Cordy: Enough with the scratch-and-sniff visions!
Vocah: Angel! I am summoned for the raising - the very thing that was to bring this creature down to us - tear him from the Powers That Be - and he has the scroll.
Lilah: We're not unaware of the irony.
Cordy: Well, it's just a prophecy. It's not like it came from on high.
Wesley: That's what a prophecy is, Cordelia.
Cordy: Angel is kind of human. He's got a soul.
Wesley: He's got a soul, but he's not a part of the world. He-he can never be part of the world.
Cordy: Because he doesn't want stuff? That's ridiculous. Hey! I want that!
Wesley: What connects us to life?
Cordy: Right now? I'm going with doughnuts.
Wesley: What connects us to life is the simple truth that we are part of it. We live, we grow, we change. But Angel...
Cordy: Can't do any of those things. - Well, what are you saying, Wesley? - That Angel has nothing to look forward to? That he's going to go on forever, the same, in the world, but always cut off from it?
Cordy: Well, that sucks! We've got to do something. We've got to help him.
Cordy: I was just looking for something for a friend. I thought maybe if he had a hobby... - He's a little detached from things.
Woman: Well, they say art is the best therapy for that.
Woman: Sure, they use it in mental institutions all the time. You get the patients drawing and working with clay. Helps them to get back in touch.
Cordy: Well, he is not crazy or anything. He's just different?
Cordy: Well, he wears a lot of black.
Kate: Who the hell do you think you are? You are a major witness to a major crime scene. You are not going anywhere.
Angel: You want to try and stop me, Kate?
Kate: I'm glad we are not playing friends anymore. And I'm real sick and tired of your attitude. There is a thing called the law!
Angel: This isn't about the law, this is about a little thing called life. Now I'm sorry about your father. But I didn't kill your father. And I'm sick and tired of you blaming me for
everything you can't handle! You want to be enemies? Try me.
Angel: Cordelia - I'm gonna fix this. Promise. I'm gonna get you back. I need you back.
Woman Oracle: It's unfortunate. Things are unraveling. The dark ones broach our temples now.
Angel: Can you help me?
Woman: I can't stay long. I've been dead a while. So far I don't like it.
Angel: I need your help.
Gunn: Yeah, well, I figured you didn't roar in here to ask me after my health. It's pretty good, by the way. You getting enough iron? You look a little pale. Okay, it's traditional in the human world to humor people who've done favors for you in the past.
Angel: You're about to do me another one.
Gunn: Yeah, well, if it's tossing a vampire in with them lawyers, I'm in. Because that was my idea of a good time.
Angel: My people, they're in the hospital. St. Matthews. One's in ICU, one's in the neuro-psychiatric Unit. They need protection while I hunt down the guy who put them there.
Gunn: He's gonna come after them himself or is he gonna send someone?
Angel: However he comes, he's not gonna get them. These people mean a lot to me.
Gunn: I'm getting that.
Lilah: Aren't we going to be late?
Holland: You never want to be on time for a ritual, the chanting, the blood rites, they go on forever.
Holland: Senior partners are keeping a close watch on us. We don't want let them down.
Lindsey: We won't.
Lilah: Remember when Robert Price let the senior partners down and they made him eat his liver? - I don't know what made me think of that.
Angel: Lindsey, give me the scroll.
Lindsey: That's not gonna happen. It belongs to us.
Angel: Us. You put your faith in Wolfram and Hart.
Lindsey: You said I had to make a choice.
Angel: And you did.
Lindsey: Yeah. I had a crisis - and I want to thank you for your help with that - but I see things more clearly now.
Angel: You don't see anything. You don't know what faith is.
Lindsey: I see that what happened here tonight was foretold. That doesn't bode well for you. I see that you are either the one with the power - or you're powerless.
Angel: Uh-huh. You see what I'm gonna do to you if you don't give me that scroll?
Lindsey: You need the words of Anatole to cure your friend. She is your connection to the Powers That Be. And since it's foretold that we sever all your connections well...
Angel: Don't believe everything you're foretold.
Cordy: I saw them all. There is so much pain. We have to help them.
Angel: We will. We will.
Cordy: You've been looking for two days. You need to relax and charge the brain cells. Here. Eat. You too. Don't be embarrassed. We're family. What?
Wesley: It's just I... I'm not used to...
Angel: He is not used to the new you.
Cordy: I know what's out there now. We have a lot of evil to fight, a lot of people to help. I just hope skin and bones here can figure out what those lawyers raised sometime before the prophecy kicks in and you croak. That was the old me, wasn't it?
Angel: I like them both.
Wesley: Ah - oops. I may have made a tiny mistake. The word Shanshu that I said meant you were going to die? Actually I think it means that you are going to live.
Cordy: Okay, as tiny mistakes go - that's not one!
Wesley: Shanshu has roots in so many different languages. The most ancient source is the Proto-Bantu and they consider life and death the same thing, part of a cycle, only a thing that's not alive never dies. It's- it's saying that you get to live until you die. It's saying - it's saying you become human.
Cordy: That's the prophecy?
Wesley: Ah, the vampire with a soul, once he fulfills his destiny, will Shanshu. Become human. It's his reward.
Cordy: Typical. I hook up with the only person in history who ever came to LA to get older.
Holland: The senior partners were very impressed with your sacrifice. Trust me, we'll even the score with them.
Lindsey: Yes, we will.
Holland: Beginning with what's in that box.
Lilah: We are all very pleased you're here. I know it's a bit confusing, but it's going to be better soon, a lot better, Darla.