Aaron: Hell, I even had your grave exhumed two months ago because I was convinced you were alive.
Establishing that we are now ahead of "real time" in terms of the story.
Aaron: Listen to me, Trace -- four months from now, I'm going to be sitting by your side, in Afghanistan. You saw it, and I saw it.
Aaron has indicated here that Tracy's vision dovetailed with his own, though this hadn't been expressed elsewhere so far on screen.
Stan: If Al's death proved anything, it's that our choices still matter, now more than ever.
Simon: You dropped off the radar, Lloyd. Without so much as a phone call. I've had to check myself into the hospital to have my bruised ego x-rayed.
Lloyd: You want to wager the fate of millions of people on the outcome of a... poker game?
Simon: The Gods did it all the time. Dice, Chess. Whatever took their fancy. They loved tinkering with the lives of mere mortals.
Lloyd: We're not gods, Simon.
Simon: Twenty million deaths on our shoulders. Isn't that what you said? If that doesn't qualify us for godhood, tell me... what does?
Lloyd: You always do this.
Simon: What's that?
Lloyd: Use intellectual argument to defend your behavior.
Lloyd: Okay, so you sleep with Cabrini's wife, and you call it electromagnetism. You fire your assistant and blame Darwin
Simon: Shut up, Lloyd.
Lloyd: And now you've upended the entire world, and you hide behind deterministic rhetoric.
Three-Star Leader: After the first atom bomb test, you know what a colleague of Oppenheimer said? "What a foul and awesome display." He then added, "Now we are all sons of bitches."
Aaron: Listen to me, Trace, four months from now, I'm going to be sitting by your side...
Aaron: That's not gonna happen. Five months from now [referring to his FF], he's alive.
So is April 29th four months from now, or five?
Aaron: I know this sounds like something out of a Baldacci novel or something...
David Baldacci is a noted American author with a number of best selling novels, including the novel Absolute Power, made into a 1997 film starring Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman.