Steve Dunne: I just happened to be nowhere near your neighborhood.
Steve Dunne: My dad left home when I was eight. You know what he said to me? "Have fun, stay single." I was eight.
Janet Livermore: Somewhere around 25, bizarre becomes immature.
Linda Powell: I think that, a) you have an act, and that, b) not having an act is your act.
Steve Dunne: If I had a personal conversation with God, I would ask him to create this girl.
Steve Dunne: Linda, uh, it's me. I had to call you. It's about midnight. I was just having many beers. And, uh, I just wanted to say what I should have said at the dock. I fucking chickened out when I acted casual, like Mr. Casual. I should have said it. You... belong... with... me! We belong together. And what really pisses me off is that, now that we're really talking, you thought i proposed to you only because you were pregnant. What's that about! I mean... hey, this is not the bathroom! And you know maybe if I had said some of these things at the dock it would have made a difference because, but I think we made a big mistake because, we had good times and we had bad times, but we had times. And I would like to start over. I would like to be new to you. I want to be new to you. I want to be Mr. New. So call me back if you want to. But this is the last time I'll call. And, if you really needed to know how I feel, how I really feel, that's how I feel. I love you. And that's something you should know, so I won't bother you again. So, good night. And good bye. And call me back. Good bye.
Steve Dunne: [calling Linda] Linda Powell? Steve Dunne. Hey, yeah, I met you... 61 hours ago. Yeah, that was me. Listen, uh, do you want to get some dinner? Uh, how about some lunch? No lunch. Coffee? Water? How about some water? I'll meet you where you're already having lunch, and we'll have some water.
Linda Powell: I was just nowhere near your neighborhood. Look, I don't need to be your girlfriend or anything. I just wanna know you again.
Steve Dunne: What took you so long?
Linda Powell: I was stuck in traffic.
Janet Livermore: I've always been able to do this, break up with someone and never look back. Being alone, there's a certain dignity to it.
Cliff Poncier: Look, Janet you know I see other people still. You do know that don't you?
Janet Livermore: You don't fool me.
Cliff Poncier: Janet, I could not be fooling you less.
Janet Livermore: People need people, Steve. It has nothing to do with sex. OK, maybe 40 percent. 60 percent. Forget it.
Ruth: If you get married, will we still go out dancing?
[cut to Linda and Ruth in a club]
Linda Powell: WE WILL ALWAYS GO OUT DANCING!
The Mime: [after Steve and David give him and a couple whose car has broken down a lift to a night club they are going to] Let me tell you about love. Love disappears, baby! Every time I've been broke, the babe's been off like a prom dress.
Female Co-Passenger: Maybe it's the women you choose?
The Mime: Hey! Maybe I've been hurt! And maybe I've been dumped!
Cliff Poncier: Where are the anthems for our youth? What happened to music that meant something? The Who at the Kingdome, or Kiss at the Coliseum... Where is the "Misty Mountain Hop," where is the, is the "Smoke on the Water"... Where is the "Iron Man" of today?
Janet Livermore: We're not going out tonight, are we... ?
Cliff Poncier: Look at this, most of these bands are like well-designed bottles of bleach. It's beer and lifestyle music! I mean it's like the next world war will be sponsored by I don't know what!
Janet Livermore: Let's just take a bath.
David Bailey: Tonight I'll be the super me.
Steve Dunne: What if the super you meets the super her and the super her rejects the super you?
David Bailey: Then it's no problem.
Steve Dunne: Uh-huh. Why?
David Bailey: Because it was never you, it was just an act. I live my life like a French movie, Steve.
Cliff Poncier: This negativity just makes me stronger, we will not retreat, this band is unstoppable!
Cliff Poncier: That's a very nice hat you're wearing... and I don't mean that in an Eddie Haskell kind of way.
Steve Dunne: I'm probably sterile. It runs in my family.
Debbie Hunt: Desperation - it's the world's worst cologne.
Pam: Look, Debbie, I'm kind of having a bad sugar crash. Do you think you could just, you know, hold it down?
Doug Hughley: You know what? We're throwing down tonight over on Aloha Street! Yeah! We're gonna have three bands; it's gonna' be insane! Would you... would you get up and do a little "Wheels of Steel" for us?
Steve Dunne: Oh, no, no...
Doug Hughley: You sure? You're the only man I know who could mix Elvis Costello and Public Enemy!
Doug Hughley: What's so funny about... peace, peace, peace... love and under... peace, peace. / Death Row, what does a brother know? peace, peace. / Yow, wow, wow, wow, wow, kapow! You're the King, man, you are the King!
Doug Hughley: You've *gotta* be there, man, you *must* be there!
[looks down; notices that Steve is buying several different pregnancy tests]
Doug Hughley: Of course, you may be busy.
Steve Dunne: I broke up with someone recently: Jennifer, my last girlfriend. I did it in a crowded restaurant. She just stared at me with that look: How can you pass me up? I told her we weren't right and all the stuff we both knew. A week later I realized I was wrong, tried to get back together with her. She won't see me. Now she's with Tony. Tony knows my friend Bailey, who's friends with the girl Tony's going out with on the side, Rita. Rita who I broke up with to go out with Jennifer. So now do I tell Jennifer that I know Tony's going out with Rita or do I tell Rita that I know about Tony and Jennifer? Tony will tell Jennifer that I was still going out with Rita while I was going out with her. How does stuff get so complicated? I don't know.
Club Interviewer: Talking here with Cliff Poncier. Cliff, any comments on the "Seattle Sound" and Citizen Dick's place in it?
Cliff Poncier: Well, I don't like to reduce us to just being part of the "Seattle Sound." I'd like to think of us as expanding more. Like, we're huge in Europe right now. I mean, we've got records... uh, a big record just broke in Belgium.
Club Interviewer: Now, a song like "Touch Me, I'm Dick" is about... what?
Cliff Poncier: Well, I think "Touch Me, I'm Dick," in essence, speaks for itself, you know. I think that, you know, that's basically what the song is, um... about... is about, you know... I-I think a lot of people might think it's actually about, you know,"My name is Dick, and, you know, you can touch me," but, I think, you know, it can be seen either way.
Janet Livermore: You're Dr. Jamison, man. Many, many babes are into that.
Debbie Hunt: Come to where the flavor is. Come to Debbie Country.
Janet Livermore: [fakes a sneeze to get Cliff to say,"Bless you."]
Cliff Poncier: [Watching nature show on bees, has no response]
Janet Livermore: [fakes a louder sneeze]
Cliff Poncier: [indifferently hands her a box of tissues] Hey, Babe? Don't get me sick. I'm playin' this weekend.
Cliff Poncier: I used to live out by the airport, underneath the flight patterns. It was really noisy with the planes going by all day. I used to have cookouts, and no one would come because of the noise. I got used to it. And then, when I moved... I missed the noise. I missed those planes.
Janet Livermore: Cliff, what are you talking about?
Cliff Poncier: I don't know.
Pam: I will make popcorn with whom ever I want to!
Debbie Hunt: You've made popcorn with half of the city!
Pam: Well at least I don't have to CHASE the popcorn!
Andy: You know, it's ok to loathe these people. There's so much life in you, and so much emotional larceny in these others.
Linda Powell: [on Steve] This guy plays no games.
[cut to Steve]
Steve Dunne: [to himself] I've got to play this one perfectly.
[Steve and Linda had sex, then he didn't call for four days]
Linda Powell: I just don't want to play games.
Steve Dunne: Games? If I was playing games, I would have waited a week to call you... What I mean is...
Debbie Hunt: [advising Steve on Linda] I'm telling you, that girl doesn't want you tugging at her bra strap. She wants drama, she wants mystery, she wants excitement...
[cut to Linda talking with her friends]
Linda Powell: I don't want drama, I don't want excitement, I just want to trust him.
David Bailey: Always get their numbers Steve. Tonight I got 20 numbers.
David Bailey: [Bailey and Steve are now outside by a newstand] Twenty numbers.
Steve Dunne: Bailey, you got 20 numbers of 20 girls you will never call, never date, never see in the daylight. 20 numbers that exist only to make you feeI, like a guy who can go out and get 20 numbers.
Linda Powell: So, who are your neighbors?
Steve Dunne: That's Bailey, right there. He's a maitre d', he keeps us all in free meals. On the corner there, that's Debbie Hunt. She actually consumes men instead of food. And that is Cliff. He delivers flowers, has four jobs, works in the coffee shop around the corner. Upstairs is Janet Livermore. She works there too. She's saving up for architecture schooI. Cliff and Janet... That's it.
Linda Powell: You sound like me, talking about my family.
Steve Dunne: Tell me, what do you really want from a guy?
Janet Livermore: Well when I first moved here from Tucson. I wanted a guy with looks, security, caring. Someone with their own place. Someone who said "bless you" or "gesundheit" when I sneezed. And someone who liked the same things as me, but not exactly. Someone who loves me.
Steve Dunne: Tall order.
Janet Livermore: I scaled it down a little.
Steve Dunne: What is it now?
Janet Livermore: Someone who says "gesundheit" when I sneeze. Though I prefer "bless you". It's nicer.