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Sheriff Carl Tippett (Character)
from The Opposite of Sex (1998)

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The Opposite of Sex (1998)
Sheriff Carl Tippett: What's the point of sleeping with you if it doesn't get your attention?

Sheriff Carl Tippett: Say the point of sex isn't recreation or procreation or any of that stuff. Say it's concentration. Say it's supposed to focus your attention on the person you're sleeping with, like biological highlighter. Otherwise, there's just too many people in the world.

Sheriff Carl Tippett: What's the point of sleeping with you if it doesn't get your attention? If I always come second to Bill?
Lucia: Excuse me?
Sheriff Carl Tippett: Say the point of sex isn't recreation or procreation or any of that stuff. Say it's concentration. Say it's supposed to focus your attention on the person you're sleeping with, like biological highlighter.
[significant pause]
Sheriff Carl Tippett: Otherwise, there's just too many people in the world.
Lucia: So while I'm sleeping with you, I'm not supposed to care about anybody else?
Sheriff Carl Tippett: Look for me first in any crowded room. And I'll do likewise.
[poignant pause]
Sheriff Carl Tippett: Otherwise, a person ends up sleeping with somebody else.
[Looks at her intensely and then sits back and waits]
Lucia: It's just a habit, thinking about Bill. Because of Tom.
Sheriff Carl Tippett: I know.