“She was anyone’s daughter,” replied the Inspector flatly, “or son, or husband, or wife, or close friend. Don’t just think it was her who was a victim of these machinations; there were many more. These are the consequences you didn’t think about, these are the people you labelled collateral damage without more than a passing thought. In all these years you tried to save your husband… you killed your daughter.

Dinner at the Maharajah

…I smashed the demonstration equipment. No-one could know of or do what I was going to do with this technology. The marvellous machine I was going to make would only work if I myself used it, with my particular mind…

The Objectionable Invention