“The kid makes fires. And not such little ones. He played hooky from summer school and even made fires on the beach where it's forbidden. What the hell does the kid see when he just stares into the flames? Is it the eternal power of the universe? The conversion of mass into energy? The Furies at work? Whatever his motive, it is not appreciated.”
“- Mickey: Nothing you could tell me could put the slightest shadow on this evening.
- Ginny: I'm not 35. I'm 38. I'm 39.
- Mickey: Well, that's a very hot age for a woman. I'm a very lucky guy.”
“If there's something you want to do, or someone you really want to be, then the only one standing in your way... is you.”
“I'm Mickey Rubin. Poetic by nature. I harbor dreams of being a writer. A writer of truly great plays, so I can one day surprise everyone and turn out a profound masterpiece. Anyhow. Let me get to the story in which I am a character, so, be warned, as a poet, I use symbols, and as a budding dramatist, I relish melodrama and larger-than-life...” (continue) (continue reading)
“- Mickey: I'm still single. Very single.
- Johnny: Maybe you are emotionally unavailable.
- Mickey: Emotionally unavailable?
- Johnny: Yeah.
- Mickey: Who are you, Dr. Phil?
- Johnny: Hey, that is quality television.”
“- Mickey: Jesus, what a sheltered life I've led. I have book knowledge but you've really tasted life.
- Carolina: You've been round the world.
- Mickey: Yeah, but you've been around the block. You think you'll always be looking over your shoulder?
- Carolina: Everybody dies, you can't walk around thinking about it.
- Mickey: You're talking to a...” (continue) (continue reading)
“Private behaviour is a relic of a time gone by, and if somehow, someway, you've managed to live your life like the Dalai Lama, they'll make shit up. Because they don't want you, they want your idea.”
“- Johnny: So, what's Mickey short for? Michelle?
- Mickey: Mickey is short for Mickey. As in Mickey Mantle, my father's favorite player.
- Johnny: Aha. Lucky it wasn't Yogi Berra.”
“- Mickey: Why are right next to me?
- Johnny: Because you're the first scout I've ever been attracted to - thank God.
- Mickey: I'm not a scout, I'm a lawyer.
- Johnny: Normally a deal breaker, but I'm all about expanding my leve of tolerance, self-improvement, et cetera.”
“- Richie Furst: I've never even been on a private plane before today.
- Rebecca Shafran: You get used to it pretty quickly.”
“A girl I loved in high school was with the co-captain of the lacrosse team and I wanted to take her from him so I decided to come up with the next big thing.”
“- Mark Zuckerberg: Do you ever think about the girl?
- Sean Parker: What girl?
- Mark Zuckerberg: The one. The girl in high school who was with the lacrosse thing.
- Sean Parker: No.”
You're twenty minutes late. You're gonna walk in there and say you overslept and didn't have time to get dressed. They're gonna pitch you. They're gonna beg you to take their money. You're gonna nod, and then you're gonna say, "Which one of you is Mitchell Manningham?" And he'll say, "I am." And then you say, "Sean Parker says, 'Fuck you'.