Calvera: What I don’t understand is why a man like you took the job in the first place, hmm? Why, huh?
Chris: I wonder myself.
Calvera: No, come on, come on, tell me why.
Vin: It’s like a fellow I once knew in El Paso. One day, he just took all his clothes off and jumped in a mess of cactus. I asked him that same question, “Why?”
Vin: He said, “It seemed to be a good idea at the time.”
Homer Thrace: She killed them. Medea herself, does she not say, “I killed my children”?
Ilya: And you believe her? You don’t understand the women. Medea loves her husband, yes?
Homer Thrace: Yes.
Ilya: Her husband is interested in another woman? Yes?
Homer Thrace: Yes.
Ilya: So she said to her husband that she has killed her children to frighten him, to get him back.
Homer Thrace: No!
Ilya: Yes. She gets him back, and everybody go away and everybody is happy and they go to the seashore. And that’s all!
Homer Thrace: If I show you that everything that was ever written about Medea talks of her killing her children. If you ask 10 out of 10 people who saw the play and they tell you it’s true, then by simple logic. . .You’re a Greek, you should be logical.
Homer Thrace: Because the greatest Greek of them all, Aristotle, invented logic. He said –
Homer Thrace: Aristotle. . .
Ilya: Aristotle! The one that the Captain said thinks men are everything and women are nothing? I don’t care what he said, Aristotle.
Carol Garth Baldwin: When you go. . .take me with you. One day soon, you’re gonna come to me and say, “Carol, I have to go.” There won’t be time to talk or to think of anything. And there’ll be a car waitin’, and then a plane, and you’ll say “Carol, honey, I have to go. . .” Isn’t that right?
Chuck Glover: Yes, that is right.
Carol Garth Baldwin: Take me with you.
Arthur Seaton: I’ve still got some fight left in me, not like most people.
Bert: Not saying you ain’t, but where does all this fighting get you?
Arthur Seaton: Have you ever seen where not fighting’s got you, eh? Like my mom and dad?
Bert: What do you mean? They’ve got all that they want.
Arthur Seaton: They’ve got a television set and a packet of fags, but they’re both dead from the neck up. I’m not saying it’s their fault, mind you. They’ve had their hash settled for ’em so’s all them bloody gaffers can push them around like a load of sheep.
Bert: I’ve seen you in some funny moods, Arthur, I’ve never seen you like this before.
Arthur Seaton: There’s a lot more in life, Bert, than my mom and dad have got.