Having his muse turn on him is devastating for an artist. Mind you, having his wife turn on him is devastating for a man.
But we must kill them. We must incinerate them. Pig after pig, cull after cull, village after village, army after army. And they call me an assassin. What do you call it when the assassins accuse the assassin? They lie. They lie and we must be merciful to those who lie.
- Colonol Kurtz, Apocalypse Now.