Dottie Ingels: I spend 16 years doing nothing but thinking about them and now I spend three months thinking about myself and I feel like I’ve murdered them.
Arnold Moss: You had to travel. It’s part of your work. Kids are happy when their mother’s happy.
Dottie Ingels: No they’re not. Everyone says that, but it’s not true. Kids are happy if you’re there. You give kids a choice: your mother in the next room on the verge of suicide versus your mother in Hawaii in ecstasy, they choose suicide in the next room. Believe me.
Mother: You’ve got this sixth sense for picking losers. Sometimes I wonder. . .do you really want to get married?
Bea: More than anything! Don’t you think I want to have a child before it’s too late? God, how I envy you. I just want it to be perfect.
Mother: Well, it’s never perfect. If you wait for perfect, you don’t get pregnant. You wind up with your teeth in a glass of water.
You can read part one of my four-part look at Woody Allen’s filmography here and don’t forget about the Woody Allen Blogathon on May 20th! This post covers Allen’s work from 1982 to 1990. It’s the beginning of his fruitful decade-long collaboration with Mia Farrow and contains some of Allen’s greatest and most memorable films.