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  • Hal: I said - look I love you and we’re great buddies but you know what I am. And then she says, that doesn’t matter. I’ll fix that.
    Hal: I said look I love you and we're great buddies but you know what I am. And then she says, that doesn't matter. I'll fix that.


  • Young Oliver: This music’s old.
    Young Oliver: This music's old.
    Georgia: It’s black, black music is the deepest cause they suffeIn my next life I'm gonna marry a good hot blooded Jew - someone full of emotion. red the most, them and the Jews.
    Georgia: It's black, black music is the deepest cause they suffeIn my next life I'm gonna marry a good hot blooded Jew - someone full of emotion. red the most, them and the Jews.
    Oliver: I'm Jewish right?
    Georgia: You're a quarter, I'm a half, your father's none. He has the least emotions, You'll have more emotions than him, but I'll have the most emotions.


  • Elliot: What was that?
    Oliver: Historical consciousness... you know, something bigger than myself.
    Oliver: Historical consciousness. You know, something bigger than myself.


  • Elliot: I know! (Getting his criticism more) You’re not very supportive.
    Elliot: I know! You're not very supportive.
    Oliver: Well, its just copying something someone did, like, 30 years ago in the Bronx.
    Oliver: Well, its just copying something someone did like 30 years ago in the Bronx.
    Elliot: Well yeah. I’m part of a tradition of civil disobedience, something bigger than myself.
    Elliot: Well yeah. I'm part of a tradition of civil disobedience, something bigger than myself.


  • Young Oliver: It’s like I lost the instructions or I, I never had them...
    Young Oliver: It's like I lost the instructions or I, I never had them.


  • Oliver: Jesus, Liz. Another band that wants portraits.
    Liz: Well, at least it pays the rent.
    Oliver: You do something decent once, and that’s all people ever want.
    Oliver: You do something decent once, and that's all people ever want.


  • Anna: But now I'm always in a new apartment or in another hotel somewhere.
    Oliver: How do you keep hold of friends? Or boyfriends?
    Anna: Makes it very easy to end up alone. To leave people.
    Oliver: You can stay in the same place and still find ways to leave people.


  • Hal: You give very good relationship advice despite being so alone.


  • Anna: I'm going to have to kill you now.
    Oliver: And it was going so well.


  • Hal: I don't want to just be theoretically gay. I want to do something about it.


  • Hal: Well let's say... let's say since you were little, and you've always dreamed of someday getting a lion. And you wait, and you wait, and you wait, and you wait and the lion doesn't come. Then along comes a giraffe. You can be alone, or you can be with the giraffe.
    Oliver: I'd wait for the lion.
    Hal: That's why I worry about you.


  • Georgia: When you feel bad, you go into your room and scream as loud as you can for a minute or two, and then it's out of you, it's called "catharsis."
    Georgia: When you feel bad, you go into your room and scream as loud as you can for a minute or two, and then it's out of you, it's called 'catharsis.'


  • Anna: Why do you leave everyone? Why did you let me go?
    Oliver: Maybe because I don't really believe that it's going to workâ?¦and then I make sure that it doesn't work.
    Oliver: Maybe because I don't really believe that it's going to work and then I make sure that it doesn't work.


  • Anna: People like us, half of them think it will never work out. The other half believe in magic.


  • Oliver: You can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand
    Oliver: You can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand.


  • Oliver: I let all of them fall apart.


  • Hal: Okay. House, music.


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