"Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By.'"
"I want to be alone."
"Shane. Shane. Come back!"
"There's no crying in baseball!"
"It's good to be the king!"
"You're my Lassie come home."
"Sherif Ali, so long as the Arabs fight tribe against tribe, so long will they be a little people, a silly people, greedy, barbarous, and cruel as you are."
"I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too."
"Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son."
"I ain't so tough."
"Please-baby-please-baby-please-baby-baby- baby. Please!"
"All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."
"21 grams. The weight of a stack of five nickels. The weight of a hummingbird. A chocolate bar. How much did 21 grams weigh?"
"It's a crazy fucking world."
"You bet that you'll be alive tomorrow at 9 o'clock and we bet that you'll be dead. Okay?"
"What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss. Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?"
"I'm not a Christian. I'm not an Atheist. I'm not Jewish. I'm not Muslim. My religion, what I believe in is called the Constitution of United States of America."
"I like to think about what was going on the year the grapes were growing; how the sun was shining; if it rained. I like to think about all the people who tended and picked the grapes. And if it's an old wine, how many of them must be dead by now. I like how wine continues to evolve, like if I opened a bottle of wine today it would taste different than if I'd opened it on any other day, because a bottle of wine is actually alive. And it's constantly evolving and gaining complexity. That is, until it peaks, like your '61. And then it begins its steady, inevitable decline...and it tastes so fucking good."
"How cruel. This is a powerful place. No matter what people do, no matter what we do, something always watches us."