Danny McGuire: Don't tell anyone, but I'm nervous.
Kira: What about?
Danny McGuire: I haven't had a club opening since... 1945. Wow.
Kira: Then just pretend it's 1945 all over again.
Danny McGuire: [looks fondly at Kira] I don't have to pretend. It *is* 1945 all over again.
Danny McGuire: I've been known to twinkle a toe or two.
Sonny: [Sonny hears a clarinet being played, and goes to investigate, finding Danny McGuire sitting on some rocks] Hey mister, what are you doing up there?
Danny McGuire: Hope you don't mind a little noon-time music, kid. A little lunch time serenade.
Sonny: Oh, I don't mind. It's kinda nice. But I was just wondering where they laid out the body. I mean, you got something a little more upbeat?
Danny McGuire: Sure!
[Plays a short, lively upbeat piece]
Danny McGuire: Better?
Sonny: [chuckles] Well, at least it's faster!
Danny McGuire: [chuckles] Here, gimme a hand kid.
Danny McGuire: Boy oh boy, they sure don't make rocks like they used to!
Sonny: Want some popcorn?
Female Heavenly Voice: [after Kira's "Suspended in Time"] Maybe just one moment, darling.
Male Heavenly Voice: Well, maybe just one moment. Or forever. I keep getting them mixed up, too.
Danny McGuire: Kid can you imagine it?
Sonny: Imagine what?
Danny McGuire: A bandstand. Right over there in that corner. And a big band, like in the 40's
Sonny: Nah, nah, nah. Bandstands went out with running boards. Over there. A great rock 'n' roll band. This is the 80's!
Danny McGuire: Real smooth dancers... wild trombone... the band decked out in tuxedos.
Sonny: Six guys wearing electric orange... synthesizer... heavy precussion... electric guitar.
Danny McGuire: Lots of glamour. Everybody dressed in elegance and style.
Kira: A place where nobody dared to go / the love that we came to know / They call it Xanadu / And now, open your eyes and see / what we have made is real / We are in Xanadu / A million lights are dancing and there you are, a shooting star / An everlasting world and you're here with me, eternally / Xanadu / Xanadu / now we are here in Xanadu / Xanadu / Xanadu / now we are here in Xanadu / Xanadu, your neon lights will shine for you, Xanadu / The love, the echoes of long ago / you needed the world to know / They are in Xanadu / The dream that came through a million years / That lived on through all the tears, it came to Xanadu / A million lights are dancing and there you are, a shooting star / An everlasting world and you're here with me, eternally / Now that I'm here, now that you're near in Xanadu / Now that I'm here, now that you're near in Xanadu, Xanadu.
Danny McGuire: Hey, do you like Glenn Miller?
Sonny: Do you like rock 'n' roll?
Danny McGuire: I love rock 'n' roll.
Sonny: I love Glenn Miller.
Kira: Have you ever heard the expression "kissed by a muse"? Well, that's what I am. I'm a muse.
Sonny: Well, I'm glad someone's having a good time.
Kira: Oh, don't make jokes; I'm serious.
Sonny: I've come to take you out of here.
Kira: It can't be done. No one's ever taken anyone out of here. Not in the whole history of... the whole history!
Sonny: I'll make them let you go. Zeus! Zeus, you hear me?
Kira: Oh, God.
Sonny: I want to know more about you.
Kira: You already know enough about me. Any more and you're going to get a headache.
Sonny: Are you living with someone?
Kira: Yes. I told you I live with my sisters.
Sonny: I know. In an apartment on the second floor. All right, then. What's your last name?
Kira: Same as my mother's and father's.
Sonny: And what's that?
Kira: Which one, my mother's or my father's?
Kira: The same as mine!
Sonny: I get it. No questions.
Kira: No questions, no lies.
Sonny: No questions, no truth, either.
Kira: Look up "muse" in the dictionary. Go on, page seven twenty-eight. Read it!
Sonny: Okay, all right. I'll read it.
Sonny: "Muse; any one of the nine sister..."
Kira: Like the album cover? Mm-hmm?
Sonny: [reading] "Any one of the nine sister goddesses in Greek mythology, presiding over song, and poetry, and the arts and do you believe me now, Sonny?" How'd you do that? What's going on?
Kira: [Points at the TV] The television!
[the television comes on and is showing a movie in black and white with two characters, Nick and Vargas, having a conversation when Nick pulls a gun]
Nick: What should I do, Sonny? Dive at him, um, or make a martini?
Vargas: Who you talking to?
Nick: Sonny Malone. He doesn't believe Kira's a muse.
Sonny: How can you be talking to me? You're a movie!
Vargas: I ain't got time for this, Malone. Brenda's the only one that saw me at the racetrack. Now if the lady says she's a muse, she's a muse.
[Brenda Trent enters, played by Kira, who is still also outside of the television screen]
Vargas: Who's that? Brenda!
Brenda Trent: Sonny.
[Sonny slumps into a chair]
Nick: I think he needs a drink.
Kira: It's okay; I'll take care of it. Thanks!
Nick: Good luck on the opening of your joint, kid.
[Puts his hands up]
Nick: Wish I could be there.
[the television goes off]
Danny McGuire: [after Sonny drives off of the edge of the pier] You're a real Errol Flynn, kid... what else do you do?
Sonny: [about Kira] What do you mean she doesn't exist? I'm looking right at her, she's on the Nine Sisters album.
Danny McGuire: Malone and McGuire, sounds like a Vaudeville act.
Sonny: You ever think about going back into music?
Danny McGuire: Oh, only about 20 or 30 times a day.
Kira: In Xanadu, did Kubla Khan a stately pleasure dome decree...
Danny McGuire: "Where Alph, the sacred river, ran through caverns measureless to man, down to a sunless sea." Yes, Xanadu.
Kira: I'm Kira.
Danny McGuire: Yes, Kira. But...
Danny McGuire: Don't I know you?
Kira: I don't think so.
Danny McGuire: Are you sure? Because...
Danny McGuire: Never mind.
Kira: A child and a fool in one/ So sure I could need no one/ My heart always on the run/ to nowhere/ Now as you're holding me/ My heart is reminding me/ That now I could never be/ without you/ But how can our love succeed/ A miracle is what we need/ And so I appeal to you/ To keep me suspended in time with you/ Don't let this moment die/ I get a feeling when I'm with you/ None of the rules apply/ But I know for certain/ Goodbye is a crime/ So love if you need me/ Suspend me in time/ Wasted the time away/ Holding our love at bay/ Now I can't last a day without you/ Your smile is a thrill to see/ Eyes hold me tenderly/ They'll shine in my memory forever/ But how can our love succeed/ A miracle is what we need/ And so I appeal to you/ To keep me suspended in time with you/ Don't let this moment die/ I get a feeling when I'm with you/ None of the rules apply/ But I know for certain/ Goodbye is a crime/ So love if you need me/ Suspend me in time/ In time...
Sonny: I'd say it will probably be done... when it's done... but that's just an approximate guess.
Simpson: Five minutes, my office. If it's six, keep walking.
Danny McGuire: You know, I used to be in the music business, but now I'm what you might call retired. It's a refined name for bum.
Male Heavenly Voice: We don't use those old-fashioned names any more. Still, it's me you want to speak to.
Sonny: I've come to get Kira.
Male Heavenly Voice: She's not leaving - it's impossible!
Sonny: How did you know I was going to say that?
Male Heavenly Voice: Put it this way - I'm a good guesser!
Sonny: Hey I've been asking about you all day. You may not believe this but I'm painting an album cover and you're on it.
Kira: Why shouldn't I believe it?
Sonny: Because before today I never laid eyes on you. Now I've seen you 3 times in one day. That's a little too coincidental.
Kira: Sounds like you don't believe it.
Danny McGuire: Kira, I want you to promise me one thing.
Danny McGuire: On opening night, I get the first dance.
Sonny: You're gonna dance?
Danny McGuire: Oh, I've been known to twinkle a toe or two.
Kira: Listen, if you're gonna dance, you have to wear something, eh...
Sonny: That looks special! You need some, eh...
Danny McGuire: Glitz?
Sonny: Something sharp looking.
Kira: You know, something with a bit of pizzaz to it. Hot!
Kira: I come from Mount Helicon. I'm the daughter of Zeus. I have eight sisters. My real name is Terp-
[Sonny interrupts Kira with a kiss]
Kira: We've been painted by Michelangelo. Shakespeare's written sonnets about us. Beethoven's played music for us. We're not supposed to feel emotion or show any feelings. Muses are just supposed to inspire.