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Ted (Character)
from The Lorax (2012)

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The Lorax (2012)
Once-ler: You wanna know about trees? About what happened to them? They're gone.
[sadly]
Once-ler: It's because of me.
Ted: Huh?
[a Whisper-ma-Phone chutes down to Ted. Ted leans in to hear]
Once-ler: [shouts] IT'S BECAUSE OF ME!

Ted: The last seed?
Once-ler: It's not about what it is. It's about what it can become. Just like... you're not just a boy.

Once-ler: Unless someone like you cares an awful lot, things aren't going to get better. They're not.
Ted: You do know that you are talking in rhyme, don't you?

Once-ler: Why are you so interested in trees, anyway? Why aren't you like other kids? Breakdancing and wearing bellbottoms and playing the Donkey Kongs?
Ted: [laughs] Yeah. Right, right. I don't know. Uh, I just thought it might be kinda cool to have one.
Once-ler: [knowingly] Uh-huh. It's a girl, isn't it?
Ted: [scoffs] What? No!
Once-ler: Really? Because when a guy does something stupid once, well that's because he's a guy. But if he does the same stupid thing twice, that's usually to impress some girl.
Ted: Hey, she is not just some girl! She's a woman. In high school. And she loves trees. And I'm gonna get her one.
Once-ler: Awww. How nice to see someone so undeterred by things like reality.
Ted: Thank you.

Audrey: [to Ted] I could just kiss you right now!
[Ted and Audrey lean in to kiss, only to be stopped by Ted's mother]
Ted's Mom: We don't have time for that!
Ted: I dunno, we have a little time.

Ted's Mom: Why do you need a tree? It just... sticks out of the ground and it does what? I don't even know what it does. Look! We've GOT a tree! It's the Oak-a-matic! Three modes! Summer, Fall, Winter, and... Disco!
[starts dancing]
Ted's Mom: Come on, honey, dance with the tree.
Ted: Oh, it hurts, mom. Please stop.

Once-ler: It's a girl, isn't it?
Ted: What? No!
Once-ler: Really. Because when a guy does something stupid once, well, that's because he's guy. But he does the same stupid thing twice, that's usually to impress some girl.

Once-ler: It all started a long time ago.
Ted: Can we start not so long ago, maybe?
Once-ler: Do you want a tree?
Ted: Yes, yes.
Once-ler: Then it all started a long, long time ago.