My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation.

pressure points

Your mother’s dead. Before long I’ll be dead, and you and your brother and your sister and all of her children, all of us dead, all of us rotting underground. It’s the family name that lives on. It’s all that lives on. Not your personal glory, not your honour… but family. You understand? 

the study of change.
insp (x)

Neurotransmitters

Glutamate: necessary for memory and learning

Epinephrine: regulates attentiveness and mental focus (“fight or flight”)

Hannibal Season 2: I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed