Echoes of a Summer (1976)
Deirdre Striden: If only I could be old, old for one day, twenty-five years old. Even a day of problems, a trip to the obstetrician or a marriage counselor, a secret day with a married man. Just to be twenty-five for a flash. That would hold me forever.
Eugene Striden: It'll be a... a play for the ages!
Philip: [excitedly] Ooh, will there be potato salad?
Deirdre Striden: [to Sara, angrily] We DID have faith! Maybe not *your* kind of faith, but we had it, all right! And a little happiness never hurt anyone!
Eugene Striden: Reputation... that's a very grown-up word.
Philip: [solemnly, sounding wise beyond his years] So's 'dying'.
[Philip runs into the woods before Eugene an reply]
Philip: On Deirdre's impending death: My mother says you may linger for a while.
Deirdre Striden: Your mother's a fat bitch.
Ruth Striden: Deirdre!
Philip: Oh, that's OK. My daddy's always calling her that.
Dr. Hallet: [upon knowing that Deirdre is going to probably die over the summer] ... Happy birthday, kid.
[sadly walks away]
Deirdre Striden: [to Philip as the sun beams down on them both] I wish I could see what you'll look like when you're grown-up.
Ruth Striden: [Deirdre has collapsed on the ground after dancing outside, and Ruth sees her husband staring in shock] You let her DANCE!
[her husband gets out of his stupor and rushes over to his daughter]
Philip: [while lying there at the beach in Nova Scotia, hand-in-hand with Deirdre] I hope sex is as nice as this!
Philip: [Philip sees Deirdre painting her face with makeup to make herself look like an old hag on purpose] Wow, you look SEXY!
Eugene Striden: It'll be a play about...
[in unison with Philip]
[Eugene hugs Philip and spins around with him in the sunshine]
Sara: [about Dierdre's heart condition] Maybe it's a punishment because you're parents don't believe in God.
Eugene Striden: [about Dierdre] can't you leave her with some DIGNITY?
Ruth Striden: [talking to Sara about Philip] I think he's Dierdre's only real friend.
Sara: [about Philip] that boy should NOT be over here! He's mentally unbalanced, and...!
[her words falter when she sees Dierdre's father rolling around in the grass with his daughter like a lunatic]