Ryan Walker
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Ryan Walker (Character)
from Boys and Girls (2000)

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Boys and Girls (2000)
N.Y. Flight Attendant: Can I help you?
Young Ryan: I don't know. Can you?
N.Y. Flight Attendant: MAY I help you?

Young Jennifer: Does it gross you out to know that I'm bleeding right now?
Young Ryan: Why should it? It's just biology.

Ryan: What?
Jennifer: What? This. This, what is this?
Ryan: I don't know! Nothing's going on.
Jennifer: Really? Because I just ran into Megan and she told me that you broke up with her. Is that what this is about? Because I thought I told you not to tell her anything.
Ryan: Yeah, I know.
Jennifer: Well are you upset?
Ryan: No!
Jennifer: So what's going on?
Ryan: I don't know! Things are different.
Jennifer: But I thought we talked about that. Ryan, I thought that we said that we didn't want anything to be different. I thought we said that having sex was just a huge mistake and - and I mean, I mean it was weeks ago now, I thought we'd go back to being just friends, I thought that that would just...
Ryan: Why was it a mistake?
Jennifer: What?
Ryan: You and me. Why was that a mistake? I'm curious.
Jennifer: I thought we talked about it, what - you wanna go over it again?
Ryan: No, you wanna talk - let's talk. Was it a mistake because anything that even comes close to real intimacy freaks you out? Or just that I'm not good enough for you?
Jennifer: Ryan, you - you kissed me and - and I responded. But I wouldn't have done it if I thought it was gonna end our friendship.
Ryan: And neither would I.
Jennifer: Ryan, if I could take it all back, I would.
Ryan: Take it. It's yours. Put it on the shelf with all your other one-night stands.
Jennifer: Why are you doing this?
Ryan: Look, that night was as much a surprise to me as it was to you. But being with you was like going to a place that I had never been before. And after you fell asleep I just laid there, staring up at those cheap fluorescent stars you have stuck on your ceiling, and - after a while they just started forming a pattern, this weird glow-in-the-dark pattern that linked together our entire relationship. And for the first time everything seemed clear to me - like one logical progression. It felt like you and I were the greatest plan ever made and I had nothing to do with it. Being with you made me feel that maybe I didn't have to keep planning anymore because it felt like I was actually living. And that for once in my life I wouldn't have to work so hard at being happy. That it could just happen. Nothing will ever hurt me as much as your reaction to that same experience.
Jennifer: Ryan...
Ryan: What, what - you wanna go hang out at the library and pretend like nothing happened? I can't do that.
Jennifer: I'm sorry. I'm sorry - I don't know what to say.
Ryan: Look, you don't have to say anything. I have to go. Have fun in Italy.

[last lines]
Ryan: [as the plane starts takeoff] One, two, three, four...
Jennifer: You should just try breathing. It'll help you relax.
Ryan: ...seven, eight.
Jennifer: Trust me?
[he looks at her, kisses her]

Jennifer: Hey, did you guys read how the zoo animals tried to reorganize their cages in alphabetical order? Apparently the aardvark started it.
Ryan: That's right but the zebras, they... they vetoed it.

Hunter: [upon hearing Ryan and Betty broke up] Well, this is great news. Now you and me can hit the circuit.
Ryan: [correcting] You and I.
Hunter: Right.
Ryan: I don't think so.
Hunter: No, believe me, it's way easier with two of us. You see, you pretend to be my idiot cousin, and for the weekend, all of a sudden - I'm sensitive. You get drunk, start coming on too strong and I beat the shit out of you - I'm masculine.
Ryan: I don't think I'm ready for that.
Hunter: Well, we can trade off. You can hit me first.

Ryan: I think too many differences make relationships impossible.
Jennifer: Michael and I didn't agree on anything. Ever. That's what I loved about it. We fought, shouted, had sex. I mean, that's what I miss.
Ryan: That doesn't sound like a very healthy relationship.
Jennifer: Yeah, but what do you know about healthy relationships?
Ryan: Excuse me?

Jennifer: You should get back in the saddle.
Ryan: Ahh, no. I'm the kind of cowboy that doesn't like to ride.

Hunter: Whadda they want?
Ryan: Who?
Hunter: They. Them. The chiquitas. You know, I'm bustin' my ass out there trying to fit into their little mold of what makes an interesting, sexy guy, and I can not figure out what they want.
Ryan: What do YOU want?
Hunter: Gee, I dunno. Get laid. Have fun. Have someone love me for who I am.
Ryan: Oh-ho. And, uh, who is that, exactly?
Hunter: You're... you're right. You are absolutely right. I mean, what... what's wrong with being from the country, huh? A simple kid raised on fresh eggs and good values who had to get up at the crack of dawn every morning with a three-legged dog named Lucky by his side to help his pa with the cattle.
Ryan: Hunter.
Hunter: Yeah?
Ryan: You're not from the country.
Hunter: Ah! Jeez, Ryan, wha... what do you want me to say? "Hi, my name is Steve. I grew up in the suburbs with two working parents, two sisters and a two-car garage. I have no real identity, nor do I have a clue what I'm doing or what I want to be. Wanna go out?"
Ryan: [pause] Your name is Steve?

Jennifer: I don't know what's wrong with me. I...
Ryan: Maybe you're gettin' your period.
Jennifer: [laughs] Yeah, maybe.