I am, after all
"Pardon the melodrama, Alfred, but I am, after all, in a rather melodramatic business."
[From Joe R. Lansdale's Batman: Captured by the Engines , which, by the way, reads like McCoy's They Shoot Horses, Don't They? fused with Carpenter's Christine. With a Native American reservation. And werecars. As in "werewolves" but with cars.]