Raiden : I'll decide for myself what to believe and what to pass on!

Colonel : But is that even your own idea?

Rose : Or something Snake told you?

Colonel : That's the proof of your incompetence, right there. You lack the
qualifications to exercise free will.

Raiden : That's not true! I have the right --

Rose : Does something like a "self" exist inside of you?

Colonel : That which you call "self" serves as nothing more than a mask to
cover your own being.

Rose : In this era of ready-made 'truths', "self" is just something used
to preserve those positive emotions that you occasionally feel...

Colonel : Another possibility is that "self" is a concept you conveniently
borrowed under the logic that it would endow you with some sense
of strength...

Raiden : That's crap!

Colonel : Is it? Would you prefer that someone else tell you? Alright then.
Explain it to him.

Rose : Jack, you're simply the best! And you got there all by yourself!

Raiden : Grrr...

Colonel : Oh, what happened? Do you feel lost? Why not try a bit of

Rose : Don't think you'll find anything, though...

Colonel : Ironic that although "self" is something that you yourself
fashioned, every time something goes wrong, you turn around and
place the blame on something else.

Rose : "It's not my fault. It's not your fault."

Colonel : In denial, you simply resort to looking for another, more
convenient "truth" in order to make yourself feel better.

Rose : Leaving behind in an instant the so-called "truth" you once
Rose : But you turn your back on everything you don't like. You do
whatever you like, see only the things you like, and for yourself

Colonel : Yes -- Rose can attest to that.

Rose : You refused to see me for what I was. I lied to you, but I wanted
to be caught. You pretended to be understanding, to be a
gentleman... You never made a conscious attempt to reach out to
me... The only time you did was when I gave you no choice but to
do so...

Raiden : I was just trying not to...

Rose : What? "Trying not to hurt me?" Dear, the one you were trying not
to hurt was yourself! Avoiding the truth under the guise of
"kindness" is all that you did! It occurred to you to do nothing
but look out for yourself. Even if you claim that it was for my
sake, that feeling was nowhere to be seen. In the end, everything
was for your sake... I was never part of the picture.
Something like that.