A monologue from the tv series by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy
I’m not crying for myself. I’m crying for you. (beat, standing) They say great beasts once roamed this world.
As big as mountains. Yet all that’s left of them is bones in amber. Time undoes even the mightiest of creatures.
(then, pitiful) Just look what it’s done to you.
(Dolores touches his face, almost affectionate).
One day you will perish.
You will lie with the rest of your kind in the dirt — your dreams forgotten. Your horrors effaced. Your bones will turn to sand.
And upon that sand — a new god will walk. One that will never die. (then) Because this world doesn’t belong to you.
Or the people who came before. It belongs to someone who has yet to come…