I asked my mother what she wanted from the house.
"And your brother doesn't want anything either."
Here we are back in King Lear. After asking his daughters to perform and say which one loves him most, Lear is treated to extravagant declarations of absolute love by the two bad daughters. By the time Cordelia's turn comes, the connection between words and meaning has been so violated that she replies
"Nothing will come of nothing. Speak again."