Booker: But what is she? Alive or dead?
Robert Lutece: Why do you ask "what?"
Rosalind Lutece: When the delicious question is "when?"
Robert Lutece: The only difference between past and present...
Rosalind Lutece: ...is semantics.
Robert Lutece: Lives, lived, will live.
Rosalind Lutece: Dies, died, will die.
Robert Lutece: If we could perceive time as it truly was...
Rosalind Lutece: What reason would grammar professors have to get out of bed?
Robert Lutece: Like us all, Lady Comstock exists across time...
Rosalind Lutece: She is both alive and dead.
Robert Lutece: She perceives being both.
Rosalind Lutece: She finds this condition...disagreeable.
Robert Lutece: Perception without comprehension...
Rosalind Lutece: ...Is a dangerous combination.