“More than at any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly. I speak, by the way, not with any sense of futility, but with a panicky conviction of the absolute meaninglessness of existence that could easily be misinterpreted as pessimism. It is not. It is merely a healthy concern for the predicament of modern man.”
Not to mention the predicament one feels watching almost all of Woody’s films after Manhattan; as the above speech neatly encapsulates Woody’s bleak nihilism to a T.