Danni (Juliette Lewis): My reminiscense: I always thought that for such a lovely river the name was mystifying, Cape Fear. When the only thing to fear on those enchanted summer nights was that the magic would end and real life would come crashing in.
[Max Cady bares his heavily tattooed body]
Lieutenant Elgart: I don’t know whether to look at him or read him.
Max Cady: Every man carries a circle of hell around his head like a halo, your daddy too. Every man…every man has to go through hell to reach his paradise.
Max Cady: I ain’t no white trash piece of s hit. I’m better than you all. I can outlearn you, I can outread you, I can outthink you, and I can outphilosophize you and I’m gonna outlast you.
Max Cady: I am like God, and God like me. I am as large as God, He is as small as I. He cannot above me, nor I beneath Him be. Selatius, 17th Century.