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: Love is rotten when it happens like this - the hard way. But we want each other, this is the fire we have to walk through, because this is forever, Mae. Mae Doyle D'Amato
: Forever? Earl Pfeiffer
: Or until he sticks a knife in me, or you walk out. Mae Doyle D'Amato
: How could I walk out? Earl Pfeiffer
: And do the next thing, get away from here. If you have a dream, live it. If you have a hope, chase it.
: [to Mae
] Jerry's the salt of the earth - but he's not the right seasoning for you.
: Mae - what do you *really* think of me? Mae Doyle D'Amato
] You impress me as a man who needs a new suit of clothes or a new love affair - but he doesn't know which. Earl Pfeiffer
] You can't make me any smaller. I happen to be pre-shrunk.
[after watching the movie, Mae and Jerry are visiting Earl in the projection booth
] Earl Pfeiffer
: Like the show? Mae Doyle D'Amato
: She's beautiful. Earl Pfeiffer
: Who? That celluloid angel you just saw? They oughta cut her up a little bit - she'd look more interesting. Jerry D'Amato
: Cut her up? Earl Pfeiffer
: Didn't you ever wanna cut up a beautiful dame? Jerry D'Amato
: No. Earl Pfeiffer
: Jeremiah, you're a simple man.
Mae Doyle D'Amato
: You don't like women, do you? Earl Pfeiffer
: Take any six of 'em - my wife included. Throw 'em up in the air. The one who sticks to the ceiling, I like.
Mae Doyle D'Amato
: Aren't there any more comfortable men in this world? Now they're all little and nervous like sparrows or big and worried like sick bears. Men! Earl Pfeiffer
: [Peggy has just announced her engagement to Joe
] Congratulations. I'm glad you put the guy out of his misery. Peggy
: Since when did you start recommending marriage? Earl Pfeiffer
] Since I got my divorce.