Ben: You seemed so sane.
Vanessa: Thanks a lot.
Ben: Come on. What do you want me to do with this?
Vanessa: All beliefs look weird from the outside. You believe in quantum entanglement.
Ben: Yes, because it’s proven.
Vanessa: You have two different particles in two totally different locations, and they impact each other instantaneously at 10,000 times the speed of light. How is that possible?
Ben: Wait a minute. Are you seriously comparing quantum entanglement to you believing that your dead sister is grafted to your left side?
Vanessa: My right side.

Leon: I lied.
Acosta: Why?
Leon: Because I birthed you and I knew exactly what you’d say. But that seal is mine.
Acosta: It’s the seal of a racist who owned human beings. It’s evil. It’s not, it’s not you that’s evil. It’s about slavery. Dad, this symbol is nothing but pain.
Leon: That’s right. There’s pain in my paintings, and in my DNA, and in yours, and in Annie’s. But that’s not all that I am and not all you are. What I know is that I’m in charge of how I shoulder that weight. So I reached out and reclaimed that brand for myself. Made it my property, not the other way around. To me, that’s a symbol of resilience, of grace beyond all measure.
Acosta: That’s just not what I see when I look at that.
Leon: I leave you that room. You leave me mine. You carry your weight the way you need to carry it, and I’ll carry mine my way. But what’s true is we’re both gonna carry it.

Kristen: I haven’t been high in 15 years.
Acosta: I haven’t been high in 15 days.

Leon: Look, I know we hit that fork in the road -- you danced off toward religion, I got swallowed up with art. What you feel when you pray, get a whiff of that incense, I feel right here with color. The way St. John of the Cross talks about mysticism, that’s how I feel about painting. Someone paints through me; my hand is divinely guided.
Acosta: By who?
Leon: I don’t know: spirit, perfect muse. All I know is when I’m painting, it’s crap, but when somebody else paints through me, that’s when it all comes together.
Acosta: How do you know it’s not some bad spirit painting through you?
Leon: Now, you’re talking like a priest. There’s no good or bad in art. The more years you put on you, you’ll see. Duality doesn’t exist. There’s just what is.

Leon: Tell me, are you convincing my son not to become a priest?
Acosta: Dad!
Leon: I’ll tell you right now, I want my seed spread far and wide.
XXX: Is he talking about his seed again?
Leon: Hey, I’m in my 60s; what else am I gonna do?

Kristen: Ah, God, it’s great here.
Acosta: Not another house for 10 miles. It’s like the start of a horror movie.
Kristen: Oh well, bad cellphone coverage. Guess all we need is car trouble, and we’ll have won horror movie bingo.

Welcome to the gully. I want to paint a T-shirt for you, something red.

Leon

EVIL Season 1 Episode 8 Quotes

Kristen: Ah, God, it’s great here.
Acosta: Not another house for 10 miles. It’s like the start of a horror movie.
Kristen: Oh well, bad cellphone coverage. Guess all we need is car trouble, and we’ll have won horror movie bingo.

Leon: Look, I know we hit that fork in the road -- you danced off toward religion, I got swallowed up with art. What you feel when you pray, get a whiff of that incense, I feel right here with color. The way St. John of the Cross talks about mysticism, that’s how I feel about painting. Someone paints through me; my hand is divinely guided.
Acosta: By who?
Leon: I don’t know: spirit, perfect muse. All I know is when I’m painting, it’s crap, but when somebody else paints through me, that’s when it all comes together.
Acosta: How do you know it’s not some bad spirit painting through you?
Leon: Now, you’re talking like a priest. There’s no good or bad in art. The more years you put on you, you’ll see. Duality doesn’t exist. There’s just what is.