Miriam: As the sound of the playgrounds faded, the despair set in. Very odd, what happens in a world without children's voices.
Jasper: Everything is a mythical, cosmic battle between faith and chance.
[offers Miriam a joint]
Miriam: Maybe I shouldn't.
Jasper: You already did. Take another one. Now cough. What do you taste?
Jasper: Strawberries? That's what it's called: Strawberry Cough!
Jasper: So. You've got faith over here, right? And chance over there.
Miriam: Like yin and yang.
Jasper: Sort of.
Miriam: Or Shiva and Shakti.
Jasper: Lennon and McCartney!
Kee: [looking at pictures] Look, Julian and Theo.
Jasper: Yeah, there you go! Julian and Theo met among a million protestors in a rally by chance. But they were there because of what they believed in in the first place, their faith. They wanted to change the world. And their faith kept them together. But by chance, Dylan was born.
Kee: [picks up another photo] This is him?
Jasper: Yeah, that's him. He'd have been about your age. Magical child. Beautiful. Their faith put in praxis.
Miriam: "Praxis"? What happened?
Jasper: Chance. He was their sweet little dream. He had little hands, little legs, little feet. Little lungs. And in 2008, along came the flu pandemic. And then, by chance, he was gone. You see, Theo's faith lost out to chance. So, why bother if life's going to make its own choices?
Kee: Baby's got Theo's eyes.
Miriam: Oh, boy. That's terrible. But, you know, everything happens for a reason.
Jasper: That, I don't know. But Theo and Julian would always bring Dylan. He loved it here.
Julian Taylor: Y'know that ringing in your ears? That 'eeeeeeeeee'? That's the sound of the ear cells dying, like their swan song. Once it's gone you'll never hear that frequency again. Enjoy it while it lasts.
Jasper: Pull my finger!
Jasper: So, the Human Project is havin' this dinner and all the wisest men in the world are there...
Theodore Faron: [scoffing] Human Project, why do people believe this crap? You know even if these people existed with these facilities in these secret locations, fuck me, that's strong! Even if they discovered the cure for infertility, doesn't matter! Too late. World went to shit. Know what? It was too late before the infertility thing happened, for fuck's sake.
Jasper: [taking a puff off the joint] I was just tryin' to tell a joke, man.
Theodore Faron: Oh, I'm sorry, go on.
Jasper: No, I'm not tellin' it now!
Theodore Faron: No, c'mon Jasper, go on!
Jasper: No, fuck it! I'm not tellin' it to you!
Theodore Faron: C'mon, I'm sorry!
Jasper: Ok, the Human Project gives this great, big dinner for all the scientists and sages in the world. They're tossing around theories about the ultimate mystery: why are all the women infertile? Why can't we make babies anymore? So, some say it's genetic experiments, gamma rays, pollution, same ol', same ol'. So, anyway, in the corner, this Englishman's sitting, he hasn't said a word, he's just tuckin' in his dinner. So, they decide to ask him, they say, "Well, why do you think we can't make babies anymore?" And he looks up at 'em, he's chewin' on this great big wing and he says "I haven't the faintest idea," he said, "but this stork is quite tasty isn't he?"
Jasper: Your baby is the miracle the whole world has been waiting for.
Theodore Faron: I can't really remember when I last had any hope, and I certainly can't remember when anyone else did either. Because really, since women stopped being able to have babies, what's left to hope for?
Newsreader: Day 1,000 of the Siege of Seattle.
Newsreader: The Muslim community demands an end to the Army's occupation of mosques.
Newsreader: The Homeland Security bill is ratified. After eight years, British borders will remain closed. The deportation of illegal immigrants will continue. Good morning. Our lead story.
Luke: Julian was wrong. She thought it could be peaceful. But how can it be peaceful when they try to take away your dignity?
Luke: [his last line] I had a sister...
Theodore Faron: I was told to tell you that you're a fascist pig.
Kee: Dylan. I'll call my baby Dylan. It's a girl's name, too.
Radio Announcer: And now one for all the nostalgics out there. A blast from the past all the way back from 2003, that beautiful time when people refused to accept that the future was just around the corner.
TV Reporter: The world was stunned today by the death of Diego Ricardo, the youngest person on the planet, the youngest person on earth was 18 years, 4 months, 20 days, 16 hours, and 8 minutes old.
Jasper: Shantih, Shantih, Shantih!
Theodore Faron: [about Kee's name choice for her unborn child] This is the first baby born in 20 years and you want to name it Froley?
Kee: Theo, the boat. The boat! It's OK. We are safe now. We're safe.
Julian Taylor: Protect Kee!
Theodore Faron: They got me.
Soldier: Cease fire! Cease fire!
Julian Taylor: [shouting] Cover Kee!