Sam Deed: [to Ruby] That's Victor. His sister went down on the Titanic, he never stops talking about her.
Victor: [to Jose] My sister, she went down on the Titanic.
Jose: [to Victor] I know, I remember.
Sam Deed: [to Ruby] Old folks are great.
Sam Deed: I feel like my whole life has been a journey into your arms.
Sam Deed: I'm different.
Ruby: You're gay! You're a Jew for Jesus? It's that tattoo. It's a cult. You're in a cult. You're a Branch Davidian? You're a Survivalist?
Sam Deed: No!
Ruby: You're a pimp and Chrystie Delancey's one of you're sluts!
Sam Deed: I am not a pimp!
Sam Deed: You know, I've never told a woman the things I've told you. You are the first and... the only. You're... the one and only. You know... I... I... I feel like... ah... I feel like my whole life has just been a journey into your arms.
[Ruby is expanding to her therapist about how they first met. She narrates as we watch them met on a park bench - which is ommited here]
Ruby: What was it about him? What was it about him? Maybe it was his manner. He seemed gentle. But I didn't think I'd see him again.
[Her narration continues as we watch and hear her doing affirmations in the bathroom mirror: "I... recognize... that my own needs are important! I am willing to find a balance between my own needs and my concern for others." She then exits her building to find Sam outside waiting for her with the book she left at the park]
Ruby: He was one of those guys you meet for a moment, but that lodge themselves in your brain forever. Better for fantasizing about than actually sleeping with. Better as mysteries. Because we all know what happens when you take away the mystery.
Ruby: Religion goes out of favor in 2033 when science discovers the gene that regulates fear.
Sam Deed: [Ruby is relating to her therapist what Sam said about love and time and we cut to witness it] Your heart is like a clock measuring time and one's emotional state determines the flow of time. It speeds it up or slows it down.
Ruby: So, time is a personal thing?
Sam Deed: Yes. Sure.
Ruby: Time is an emotional thing. That's what you're saying?
Ruby: Yeah, yeah, sure. Don't bad things always seem to last longer than good ones? But good things seem to just fly by... like the best times in life.
Sam Deed: Like what?
Sam Deed: Like falling in love.
Ruby: [Dreamy look in her eyes and tone in her voice] Yeah... [Suddenly she jerks] Oh, my God! I'm late for work. I totally spaced.
Sam Deed: See what I mean?
Ruby: [Ruby looks at him with mixed emotions and not quite knowing what to say. She then narrates:] That was the morning we first met. [We see her sweetly wave goodbye to him]
Sam Deed: The future isn't what it used to be...
Lillian Weaver: [Ruby has just knocked on her mom's door after the major blow-up with Sam] Honey?
Ruby: [Obviously greatly upset and on the verge of tears] Mother.
Lillian Weaver: What? What is it?
Ruby: [Brief cut to Katherine Hepburn movie playing on the TV where she's saying: "I come from such a different world, and I'm not going to be here long." Then a cut to Ruby sitting with her Mom on her bed along with her little dog, Marvin] Where's Dad?
Lillian Weaver: Where do you think? He's at the office as usual. [Ruby sniffs and looks down trying to avoid crying] What is it?
Ruby: I had a happy childhood, right?
Lillian Weaver: We tried.
Ruby: So... why am I so fucked up? Why are my relationships so fucked up?
Lillian Weaver: Because you care, my love.
Ruby: I care too much.
Lillian Weaver: You can't care too much.
Ruby: I fall in love too easily.
Lillian Weaver: There are a lot worse things that could be wrong with you. Believe me. And I bet you Sam would agree with me. Hmmm?
Ruby: [She thinks about that for a moment and laughs] Sam was scared of Marvin.
Lillian Weaver: [laughing and incredulous] No! Marvin? Little Marvin? The foot licker?
Ruby: [Both look at Marvin sitting by Lillian's foot who then dutifully gives it a few licks. Cut scene to Sam getting very drunk in a bar and then proceeding on his misadventure with Sunil, the cab driver. We overhear Ruby tell her Mom more about Sam:] Sam is like... How can I even describe him? He's like two people in one. Sometimes he's like an incredible genius. Then he's also really clueless sometimes, like a child. And he can be really fierce. But he's also really soft. And he can be really romantic... and chivalrous. But the thing is, he's really caring. More than me. More than what I can... give back to him. I just don't know if I know what love is. It's not fair.
Lillian Weaver: Fair? Who ever told you that relationships were fair? Relationships are not fair. They're... battles. They're battles for supremacy.
Lillian Weaver: Honey, do you have any idea how many years I had to live with your father's drinking? Do you realize what a battle that was?
Ruby: I know, Mom. And that's why you helped him quit, because it wasn't fair.
Lillian Weaver: October the 15th, 1988. That was it. That was the day he stopped. Boy, I remember that day like it's yesterday. It was a Tuesday and he hasn't had a drop since.
Ruby: Because you made it happen.
Lillian Weaver: That's it. And now every day's a struggle. [Ruby starts to object] Sweetheart... since Daddy's stopped drinking... we have... lost our spark. I know that's it wrong of me to say it, but... I miss your father the way he was.
Ruby: But Mom, he's... an alcoholic.
Lillian Weaver: And I was a classic codependent. I know that. Until I forced myself to stop caring about him. Until I forced him to deal with his own problems. Guess what? He did. And he got better. And I guess you could say now, that our relationship is more fair. There's just one slight casualty. The passion is gone. [Both are at the brink of bawling] My love, my beautiful daughter. You give so much. You care so deeply. But you're so busy trying to fix the problem that you forget to enjoy the moments of happiness that you have. And your father and I, we had our moments. We loved... our happiness. When we had it, we... relished it. And that's what you must do. You must got to him... and you must tell him, Honey. You tell him how you feel. And... you... enjoy... each other for what you can give to each other now. Believe me, it won't last forever.