Movie Quote of the Day – Kiss of the Spider Woman, 1985 (dir. Hector Babenco)
Luis Molina: Have some. It’s delicious.
Valentin Arregui: No, thanks.
Luis Molina: What’s the matter? You don’t like it?
Valentin Arregui: Sure, I like it, but, no, thanks.
Luis Molina: Well, then go ahead and have some. It’s a long time till lunch.
Valentin Arregui: Can’t afford to get spoiled.
Luis Molina: Do you really think that eating this avocado will make you spoiled and weak? Enjoy what life offers you.
Valentin Arregui: What life offers me is the struggle. When you’re dedicated to that, pleasure becomes secondary.
Luis Molina: Does your girlfriend think the same thing?
Valentin Arregui: How do you know I have a girl?
Luis Molina: It’s. . .the normal thing. Does she avoid pleasure, too?
Valentin Arregui: She knows what really counts. That the most important thing is serving a cause that is noble.
Luis Molina: What kind of cause is that, one that doesn’t let you eat an avocado?
Valentin Arregui: Molina, you would never understand.
Luis Molina: Well, I understand one thing. I offer you half of my precious avocado and you throw it back in my face.
Valentin Arregui: Don’t act like that! You sound just like a —
Luis Molina: Like a what? Say it. Say it. Like a woman, you mean. What’s wrong with being like a woman? Why do only women get to be sensitive? Why not a man? A dog? Or a faggot? If more men acted like women, there wouldn’t be so much violence like that.
Posted on March 9, 2013, in Movie Quote of the Day and tagged 1985, Hector Babenco, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Leonard Schrader, Manuel Puig, Raul Julia, William Hurt. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.