「My mom was born in 1924. When she was my age, people drove in sad cars to sad houses. With old phones, no money or food. Or televisions. But people were real.」
「You know having your heart broken, is a tremendous way to learn about the world.」
「Look. Wondering if you are happy it's a great shortcut to just being depressed.」
「I think History has been tough on men. I mean they can't be what they were. And they can't figure out what's next.」
「I had this new idea for my photography. I was gonna take a picture of everything that I own, so it will be self-portrait. Myself through the stuff that I have. So... Bra, birth control, On Photography by Susan Sontag, Shoes, Underwear. a picture of a picture of my mom. I'm gonna do a bunch of them.
It's a little bit... It's a little bit sad. You know, all these stuff together... I don't know why that is. None, I mean... You know what I mean? It's really beautiful.」
「I'm crazy → You wish you were crazy.」
「Men always feel like they have to fix things for women, but they are not doing anything. But some things just can't be fixed. Just be there.」
「You'll get through this. You will get through it. You will do it. This is the really hard part. And then what happens is, there's a hard part and then it gets better. And then it gets hard again, but never mind. I should not have told you that part. I should've just said it gets better and then...That's it. But...」
「So, what was the fight about?
Why do you need to fight about that?
I don't know, I wanna be a good guy. Okay. I just wanna be able to satisfy a woman.
Kid, I'm sure you will.」
「Whatever you think your life is going to be like, just know, it's not going to be anything like that.」
「You get to see him out in the world as a person. I never will.」
「I am gregarious... interested in others. And I think intelligence. All I ask is to get to know people and to have them interested in knowing me. I doubt whether I would marry again and live that close to another individual. But I remain invisible. Don't pretend for a minute as you look at me that I am not as alive as you are, and I do not suffer from the category to which you are forcing me. I think, stripped down, I look more attractive than my ex-husband. But I am sexually and socially obsolete, and he is not. I have a capacity now for taking people as they are, which I lacked at 20. I reach orgasm in half the time and I know how to please, yet I do not even dare show a man that I find him attractive. If I do, he may react as if I have insulted him. I'm supposed to fulfill my small functions and vanish.
—— <It Hurts To Be Alive And Obsolete: The Aging Woman> Zoe Moss 1970」
「I don't want to just have sex with you, I want you.
But it's your version of me. It's not me. It'd be a lot better if you just wanted sex.」
「Having a kid seems like the hardest thing.
Yeah. How much you love the kid... you're just pretty much screwed.」
「I thought they'd help.
Well, it just seemed like you couldn't deal with me anymore.
Look. I wanted... I... Look, I... I don't want you to end up in the same place as me.
What does that mean?
Well, I wanted you to be happier. And I just didn't think I could do it by myself. I...
You're right. I thought we were fine though just me and you.
【♫Rudy Vallée - As Time Goes By♫】