What do you want?
Well, it’s, uh, 3 in the morning, I want what every man wants.
Christina ‘Chris’ Cotter:
[sitting on the dock next to each other looking out at the ocean]
I’ll be asleep, and all the sudden there he is, that big smile. You know that smile. And I say, ‘Hey, Bobby – where you been?’ but he won’t tell me. He just smiles and says, ‘Remember, Christina: I’ll always love you; I loved you the moment I saw you; I love you now; and I love you forever. There’s no goodbyes – there’s only love, Christina; only love. Then he’s gone. But he’s always happy when he goes so I know he’s got to be okay – absolutely okay.
[holds her hand]
I love your dream.
The fog’s just lifting. Throw off your bow line; throw off your stern. You head out to South channel, past Rocky Neck, Ten Pound Island. Past Niles Pond where I skated as a kid. Blow your air-horn and throw a wave to the lighthouse keeper’s kid on Thatcher Island. Then the birds show up: black backs, herring gulls, big dump ducks. The sun hits ya – head North. Open up to 12 – steamin’ now. The guys are busy; you’re in charge. Ya know what? You’re a goddam swordboat captain! Is there any thing better in the world?
Tell me something I can hold on to forever and never let go.
You have taught me very important lesson, Xiao Dre. Life will knock us down, but we can choose whether or not to stand back up.
That’s the world, that’s politics. That’s how it works. It starts out with big promises and ends up with jackshit happening. But like the man said: ”If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.”
Coach Gary Gaines:
Being perfect is not about that scoreboard out there. It’s not about winning. It’s about you and your relationship with yourself, your family and your friends. Being perfect is about being able to look your friends in the eye and know that you didnt let them down because you told them the truth. And that truth is you did everything you could. There wasnt one more thing you could’ve done. Can you live in that moment as best you can, with clear eyes, and love in your heart, with joy in your heart? If you can do that gentleman – you’re perfect!
I’ll tell you a secret. Something they don’t teach you in your temple. The Gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.
I don’t know how to say this to you. We’re not going back. We’re staying here.
What do you mean? How long?
I want to get a job here in a hospital.
I want us… to live in Iran.
There’s nothing for me in America.
No… What? Are you crazy? We’re Americans. Your daughter’s an American! Moody, honey, you’re upset about your job. I understand that. We’re going to go back today and we’re going to fix it.
I want Mahtob to grow up here.
I think she should become a Muslim!
You lied to me. You lied to me! You held the Koran and you swore to me that nothing was going happen. You were planning this all the time. You lied to me!