Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
[Sorcery is] a practical skill, like – like reading and writing. It's not that you can, it's what you read or write. Or, if you'll excuse the play on words, what you spell. (126.96.36.199)
"You're eschewing all personal responsibility. It's as bad as those who sacrifice their personal will into the gloomy morasses of the unknowable will of some unnameable god. If you suppress the idea of personhood then you suppress the notion of individual culpability."
"What is worse, Fiyero? Suppressing the idea of personhood or suppressing, through torture and incarceration and starvation, real living persons? (3.9.8-9)
"I say you save the innocent bystander if you can ...but not, not, not at the expense of other, realer people. And if you can't save them, you can't. Everything costs."
"I don't believe in the concept of 'real' or 'realer' people." (3.9.11-12)