Sun is bad for you. Everything our parents said was good is bad. Sun, milk, red meat… college. ~ Annie Hall (1977)
Nothing’s wrong with science. Ya know, between, between air conditioning and the Pope, I’ll take air conditioning. ~ Deconstructing Harry (1997)
You can’t control life. It doesn’t wind up perfectly. Only-only art you can control. Art and masturbation. Two areas in which I am an absolute expert. ~ Stardust Memories (1980)
image: The New Yorker
1. The man who said "I'd rather be lucky than good" saw deeply into life. People are afraid to face how great a part of life is dependent on luck. It's scary to think so much is out of one's control. There are moments in a match when the ball hits the top of the net, and for a split second, it can either go forward or fall back. With a little luck, it goes forward, and you win. Or maybe it doesn't, and you lose.
2. R: I dreamt about you last night.
M: Don't use that line, because Boris said he dreamt about me last night, and I really doubt that it's mathematically possible for me to be in two dreams at one time.
3. Father: Like the poet said: "The only ship certain to come in has black sails."
4. Well, for anybody with any imagination. You know, life is manageable enough if you keep your hopes modest. The minute you allow yourself sweet dreams you run the risk of them crashing down.