The Count of Monte Cristo
"Oh, you know what I think about duels. I explained my ideas to you in Rome, don't you remember?"
"Despite which, my dear Count, I found you just now, this very morning, engaged in a pastime that seems to accord ill with those ideas."
"Because, you must understand, my dear friend, one should never be exclusive. When one lives among madmen, one should train as a maniac. From one minute to the next, some hothead, with no greater reason to seek a quarrel with me than you have to seek one with Beauchamp, will come and hunt me out on the first flimsy pretext he can find, or send me his seconds, or insult me in a public place. Well, I shall be obliged to kill him." (78.166-8)
"If only someone would come so that I could denounce the wretch!"
"Would you like me to write out your statement?"
"Yes, yes," said Caderousse, his eyes shining at the idea of posthumous revenge. (83.128-130)