Here’s dialogue from one of my favorite scenes of Dorian Grey (2009) starring Colin Firth as Lord Henry Wotton and Ben Barnes as Dorian Grey.
Emily: I hope I’m not interrupting your reminiscence.
Harry: The one charm of the past s that it’s the past.
Emily: Hope you’re not also a dreary old cynic.
Dorian: What is there to believe in?
Emily: Our Developments.
Dorian: All I see is decay.
Emily: Well, then religion.
Dorian: Passable substitute for belief.
Dorian: A malady.
Dorian: An illusion.
Emily: Well, you both cut the world to pieces don’t you.