Sal: I can’t fix you.
Nate: I don’t expect you to.
Sal: What about that wound?
Nate: It’s not like anyone can see it. I’ll hide it under my skin.
Sal: I’m writing a story. The protagonist in my story is the World… wounded, complex.
Nate: Who's going to fix your protagonist?
Millie: Justus, are we on the brink of disaster?
Justus: I will need to be in quarantine for 40 days and then I will come back.
Millie: 40 days is excessive.
Justus: It’s symbolic. Quarantine, from Latin quaranta. 40 is the numeric symbol for purification.
Millie: Like the 40-day flood in the book of Genesis that washed away every human who defiled the earth, which was every human, to purify the earth. Like that?
Justus: In 40 days I will come back to you purer than I have been.