【I】Notes & Understanding
1.——John，you can't ignore me forever. ——Charles，you've been a very good friend to me，the best，but I won't talk to you again. I just can't.
2. Mathematics is very specific，and it is an art form.
3. I'm an acquired taste.（有深度的人才懂欣赏我）
4. They are past，everybody's haunted by their past.
5. In competition，individual ambition serves the common good.
6.If we all go for the blonde，we block each other. Not a single one of us is gonna get her. So then we go for her friends，but they will all give us the cold shoulder because nobody likes to be second choice. Well，what if no one goes for the blonde? We don't get in each other's way，and we don't insult the other girls. That's the only way we win.
7. John has schizophrenia（精神分裂症），people with this disorder are often paranoid（偏执）. What hallucination（幻觉）?
8.——What are you thinking about?
——What do people do?
——It's life，John. Activities available，just add meaning.
9. I just choose not to ackonwledge them. Like a diet of the mind，I choose not to indulge certain appetites. Like my appetite for patterns. Perhaps my appetite to imagine and to dream.
10. You see，the nightmare of schizophrenia is not knowing what's true. Imagine…If you had suddenly learned that the people and the places and the moments most important to you，were not gone，not dead，but worse had never been. What kind of hell would that be?
11.——I find that polishing my interactions in order to make them sociable requires a tremendous effort. I have a tendency to expedite information flow by being direct. I often don't get a pleasant result.
—— I find you attractive. Your aggresive moves towards me indicate that you feel the same way. But still，ritual requires that we continue with a number of platonic activites before we have sex. I am proceeding with those activities，but in point of actual fact，all I really want to do is have intercourse with you as soon as possible. Are you gonna slap me now?
12. Have I just reached some level of honesty that borders on stupidity? Because I wouldn't have thought of that.
【II】Review of me and others
The true love is to let your lover do what he/she loves，be himself/herself. Like what Alicia did to Nash:
At last，please allow me to express my respect and admiration to their braveness and love. I will finish the sharing with a picture in the film: