The Underneath (1995)
Rachel: [to Michael] There's something very powerful about being absent.
Tommy Dundee: [to Rachel] I'm tired of watching guys sit up and b-b-beg for a dance with you. It's like goddamn Sea World in here.
Tommy Dundee: Heard you moved.
Michael Chambers: My mother's getting married.
Rachel: To who?
Michael Chambers: Good guy.
Rachel: Never heard of him.
Rachel: This is my problem: when I think about trying with you again, I have no idea if it's a moment of strength, or a moment of weakness.
Ed Dutton: Michael, when you get to be my age you realize that sometimes the planets just don't line up. And there's nothing you can do about it.
Ed Dutton: Of course sometimes they do line up. And there's nothing you can do about that either.
Michael Chambers: There's what you want, and there's what's good for you. Ah, they never meet.
Susan Crenshaw: They never meet.
Michael Chambers: Except for my mother and step-father.
Susan Crenshaw: Maybe they think they're wrong for each other.
Michael Chambers: Nah, they're too old fashion.
Susan Crenshaw: Then why do anything with anybody?
Michael Chambers: Because anything is better than nothing.
Susan Crenshaw: The idea that you think you make sense is terrifying.
Michael Chambers: Ya, I know.
words on mantelpiece at Whispering Pines: A man is as big as the things that annoy him.