I like to watch it burn

A Frenchman, a Chaplin, and a Marine Sergeant are at a bar... they order beers and begin debating the six existential steps to love. “In spite of everything we must love.” says the Chaplin. The beer is cold, the night is cold and love is cold observes the Sergeant – between swigs, puffs, and laughter. The Chaplin offers her cigarette, the Frenchman receives it. He is quiet for a long time, holding the cigarette, he says “Je veux regarder brûler.” (I like to watch it burn.)