Quid Pro Quo (I) (2008)
Isaac: If you're wondering, yes, I can have sex. I just can't catch a cab.
Isaac: I don't remember *any* of what I'm about to tell you. I only know what the police and coroner's report said. But on the morning of April 5th, 1989, a high-speed car crash occurred, on a rural highway in upstate New York. There were 2 fatalities: my mother died on impact, my father died of hemorrhaging from a torn pulmonary vein and massive internal injuries. I'm listed as a male survivor, approximately 8 years of age. We were going down a road. Nobody had said much of anything yet. The road was supposed to have been longer...
Isaac: I had always gotten stares. You know, the ones people give you, or avoid giving you. But once in a while, wheeling in and out of the curve of people, I'd catch someone looking at me. And I'd see something else in their eyes - jealousy. They were jealous of me, jealous that I got to *sit down* and they didn't. Does that sound crazy to you?
Fiona: People who get off on braces and wheel chairs are called devotés. They're a joke, they're the bottom rung. Above them are the pretenders. They wear the braces, they push the wheels, but they don't *belong* to their chairs. Still, if they want to fantasize, that's their choice. Then there are the wannabes. You saw how crazy they are.
Isaac: What makes you different than a wannabe or a pretender?
Fiona: I'm a unique case. I don't want to be paralyzed.
Isaac: You don't?
Fiona: I am already paralyzed. I'm just trapped in a walking person's body...
Isaac: Should I call 911? But then what would I say, "come quickly I'm being healed"?
Isaac: Did you ever sneeze and feel like it was a second chance?
Fiona: I'm just thinking how easy it is to get used to a miracle.
Fiona: [about his shoes] What does it feel like when you take them off.
Isaac: Like you've just taken a deep breath, but before you can exhale somebody steals it away.
Wannabe Group Leader: You think I chose to be this way? Do you have any idea how many people in my life I've lost because I've revealed myself to them? I tell you why - as soon as you tell me where those people went.