"There's only so much any of us have any control of, good or bad. If you didn't learn that in Afghanistan, you were not paying attention."
"What are we talking about, Fahim?"
"The human body produces its own heroin. In fact, when the fight-or-flight instinct is activated in the hypothalamu, your body releases endorphins, dopamine and norepinephrine. That is heroin, cocaine and amphetamine, all at once."
"Okay, great. Are we having the Afghan version of this conversation, where in New York we would have gotten to the point, like, five minutes ago?"
"There is a reason to believe that a person can get addicted to this type of high. Soldiers, athletes..."
"War reporters. Got it."
"An addict always needs a greater and greater dosage. And then people make mistakes, people get hurt."
"I get it. You're a newlywed. I can probably get them to go up to $125 a day."
"Let us have the American version of this conversation."
"I do not want to work with you anymore."