Last Days of Night Quotes

Graham Moore
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... it was his job to construct a story from those facts by which a clear moral conclusion would be unavoidable.
-- Paul Cravath (chapter 1)

Importance: Paul views being a lawyer as being able to spin a story from the facts in such a way that they will benefit his client. Any event could theoretically be reconstructed in any number of ways and it would still technically be true.

Blessed with my brightness, men's working days are no longer bound by the setting sun. Factories double their production. The nighttime of our ancestors is ending. Electric light is our future.
-- Thomas Edison (chapter 2)

Importance: Edison's confidence in the future, and in his own role in creating the light bulb, is formidable to the point of being threatening in this scene where he and Paul meet for the first time. The use of the word "my" reveals this staked claim in creating such a future.

With a need like that, victory...
-- Thomas Edison (chapter 2)

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