[Vi and Mr. Scott are having sex]
Mr. Scott: Say, "Nigger, fuck me."
Vi: Oh, but I... I can't... say that.
Mr. Scott: Say, "Ni..."
Mr. Scott: "... gger."
Mr. Scott: Say, "Nigger."
Mr. Scott: "Fuck me hard."
Vi: Fuck... me... hard.
Catherine: It was confessional, yet dishonest. Jane pretends to be horrified by the sexuality that she in fact fetishizes. She subsumes herself to the myth of black male potency, but then doesn't follow through. She thinks she 'respects Afro-Americans,' she thinks they're 'cool,' 'exotic,' what a notch he 'd make in her belt, but, of course, it all comes down to mandingo cliché, and he calls her on it. In classic racist tradition she demonizes, then runs for cover. But then, how could she behave otherwise? She's just a spoiled suburban white girl with a Benneton rainbow complex. It's just my opinion, and what do I know... but I think it's a callow piece of writing.
Mikey Livingston: Wasn't there high school in El Salvador?
Consuelo: We had to work. My family was poor.
Mikey Livingston: It must have been hard being poor.
Consuelo: I am still poor.
Mikey Livingston: But Consuelo... even though you're poor, don't you have any hobbies or interests or anything?
Consuelo: No, Mikey.
Marty Livingston: I had a terrific time in college. I don't see why this is so hard for you to grasp? Why are you out to make college out to be a bad thing? A negative experience? YOU had a bad time? Well, too bad. Get over it. Stop trying to impose YOUR misery on everybody else. "Oh, life is bad. Life is horrible." Life is tough on you, well, boo-hoo.
Vi: Do you... think I have potential... as a writer?
[after a pause]
Mr. Scott: No.
[another ugly pause]
Vi: Thank you for being honest.
Mr. Scott: I don't know about what happened... because once you start writing, it ALL becomes fiction.
[Marty and Mikey sit by the comatose Brady, who lies in his own bed]
Mikey Livingston: Dad? Do you think that Brady will ever get better?
Marty Livingston: One in a million recover.
Mikey Livingston: Maybe he's that one in a million.
Marty Livingston: Mikey, there's optimism, and then there's stupidity. It's a very fine line.
Mikey Livingston: [pause] I don't think there's any hope, either. I was just trying to make you feel better.
Mikey Livingston: Why was he on death row?
Consuelo: For rape and murder.
Mikey Livingston: Consuelo, what is rape exactly?
Consuelo: It is when you love someone and they don't love you and you do something about it.
Mikey Livingston: Sometimes I think my parents don't love me.
Consuelo: Well, when you get older you can do something about it.
Scooby Livingston: You're a pervert?
Toby Oxman: No. Actually I'm a documentary filmmaker.
Scooby Livingston: Oh. You mean like "Blair Witch Project"?
Mikey Livingston: Mom, it's not fair if Brady can say the F-word and I can't.
Marty Livingston: Well Mikey, listen up 'cause here's a lesson: Life's...not...fair!
Conan O'Brien: [to the audience] Should Scooby be my new sidekick?
Vi: Fucking cripple.Why do I waste my time with undergrads? They're all so... juvenile! I just thought Marcus would be different. I mean, he's got CP.
Elizabeth St. Clair: The pressure to get into the college of your choice is incredible. They did a study recently of the youth in Bosnia during the bombing. They found that the stress the young people experience there was less than what American high school students go through when applying to college.