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: Have you ever made angry love? Gavin
: Is there any other way?
: Oliver, my father used to say that a man can never outdo a woman when it comes to love and revenge.
: There is no winning! Only degrees of losing!
: Besides money...
[Barbara kicks off one of her heels and puts her foot in Gavin's crotch
] Barbara Rose
: what would it take to get you to help me, Gavin? Gavin
: Come on, put your shoes on, Barbara. I haven't been into feet since '82.
: My father used to say there are four things that tell the world who a man is: his house, his car, his wife and his shoes.
: What the hell is wrong with you? Gavin
: [cut to interior of Gavin's office
] If you're with a woman for any length of time, eventually you'll ask her that question.
: There are two dilemmas... that rattle the human skull. How do you hold onto someone who won't stay? And how do you get rid of someone who won't go?
: [Gavin is talking to a client
] You have some valid reasons for wanting a divorce.
[blows his nose with a handkerchief
: Excuse me. My sinuses are very sensitive to irritants.
[sprays nasal decongestant up his nostrils
: In the past five months, I think I've breathed freely with both sides working maybe a week total.
[pulls a cigarette out of a pack
: I gotta cut this out. It's gonna kill me.
[lights his cigarette
: I hadn't smoked for thirteen years. I kept the last cigarette from my last pack. I said if I never smoked this one cigarette I'll never smoke again, period. Thirteen years I kept that cigarette.
[fetches a plastic case out of a drawer
: I had this little case made for it.
[opens it and shows it to him
: Thirteen years. And then, one Thursday afternoon, Barbara came to see me. And when she left...
: [on the phone with his wife
] Hi, what're you doing? I'm coming home. Love you.
: At 15 I became an evolutionist; and it all became clear. We came from mud. And after 3.8 billion years of evolution, at our core is still mud. Nobody can be a divorce lawyer and doubt that.
: I should have seen her toes in the pit of my crotch as a cry for help.