Sophia: All my life I had to fight. I had to fight my daddy. I had to fight my uncles. I had to fight my brothers. A girl child ain’t safe in a family of men, but I ain’t never thought I’d have to fight in my own house
Jewel: We are sworn, Just Joan. Joan Wilder: Right, but it’s just ”Joan.” Jewel: Right – Just Joan.
Woman Reporter: It’s a big day for American cycling, to have two Americans beat an Olympic champ. You must feel some pride. Jerome: Come on man, walk it off. Muzzin: No, no, I’m alright. OK. I’m not riding for America lady. I tried riding for America. I spent four years of my life working shitty jobs so I could train and make the Olympic team and ride for my… Look at me! And then some fatasses in Washington started having opinions. The Olympic Committee started having opinions. You, you bitch, I know you! You started writing your opinions. So we boycott the Olympics. I was in the best shape of my life in the summer of 1980 and I got beat by opinions. Woman Reporter: Is that why you’re boycotting the victory ceremony? Muzzin: What victory? There’s two stages left. Woman Reporter: Still, the fact remains… Muzzin: You wouldn’t know a fact if it banged you all night long!
Stewardess: Do you want something to drink? Clark Griswold: [to Ellen] Honey, you want something? Ellen Griswold: No thank you. Clark Griswold: [to the Stewardess] I’ll have a Coke. Stewardess: Do you want that in the can? Clark Griswold: [Clark turns and looks at the bathroom, then turns back at the Stewardess] No, I’ll have it right here.
Adrian: It’s suicide. You’ve seen him, you know how strong he is. You can’t win. Rocky: Oh, Adrian. Adrian always tells the truth. No, maybe I can’t win. Maybe the only thing I can do is just take everything he’s got. But to beat me, he’s going to have to kill me. And to kill me, he’s gonna have to have the heart to stand in front of me. And to do that, he’s got to be willing to die himself. I don’t know if he’s ready to do that. I don’t know.
[first lines] Ingemar: I should have told her everything. Mom loved stories like that. It’s not so bad if you think about it. It could have been worse. Just think how that poor guy ended up who got a new kidney in Boston. He got his name in all the papers, but he died just the same. And what about Laika, the space dog? They put her in the Sputnik and sent her into space. They attached wires to her heart and brain to see how she felt. I don’t think she felt to good. She spun around up there for five months until her doggy bag was empty. She starved to death. It’s important to have something like that to compare things to.
John: I got an alternative, yeah, yeah, I got an alternative. Let’s get in that old whirly-bird, find us an island some place, get juiced up and spend what time we got left soakin’ up some sunshine! How’s that? Sarah: You could do that, couldn’t you? With all thats going on, you could just do that without a second thought? John: Right, I could do that even if all this *wasn’t* going on!
The Preacher: Nothing like a good piece of hickory.