Rush: Every code that’s ever been cracked, every cipher in the last two millennia has been based on those who came before them. This code, however, is so old, there may be no known predecessor.
Student: You’re talking about a proto-encryption.
Rush: Exactly, right.
Student: How do we attack it with no basis, then?
Rush: None of you. Nothing. None of you see any pattern in this? So what good are you lot, then? Why are you here?
Student: There’s symbols up there I’ve never even seen before!
Rush: Yes you have! Yes you have, because I have, and you are all me!
Student: What’s he talking about?
Rush: Get out! All of you - just get out!
Jackson: It’s not their fault.
Rush: Yeah, I know. I’m the one who can’t solve it, despite the fact it’s right in front of me.
Jackson: Have you given any thought to what we talked about?
Rush: Oh yeah. I’m gonna fail at that, too.
Jackson: I’m sorry?
Rush: Solving the issues of dialing the ninth chevron. I’ll devote two and a half years of my life to that. Meanwhile my wife is gonna spend her dying days alone, while I’m off. Out. Trying to solve that little problem. And then some kid, some big child, with no meaningful education, is gonna jump in at the last moment… and solve it just like that. No sense of ambition. Spends most of his time playing ridiculous games, yet he’s the genius I’ll never be. He’s the one that should be here now, seeing what I’m seeing.
Jackson: Look, obviously you’re not yourself right now. I do understand what it is you’re going through.
Rush: Yeah, I know.
Daniel Jackson: I lost my wife. There was nothing I could do to save her. It’s a terrible helpless feeling.
Rush: Yeah, my wife’s not the answer. Data does come quicker when I’m with her, but quick isn’t gonna help me if I can’t interpret. There’s patterns I’m just not seeing.
Jackson: I’m just saying: if you need time, take it. Be with her. That’s more important right now. That’s more important than anything.
Rush: Yes, thanks. You’ve been really helpful.
Jackson: Your nose is bleeding.