Elaine Walker: [singing for David] The book of love is long and boring, no one can lift the damn thing. It's full of charts and facts and figures and instructions for dancing. But I love it when you read to me, and you can read me anything. The book of love is long and boring, and written very long ago. It's full of flowers and heart-shaped boxes and things we're all too young to know. But I love it when you give me things, and you ought to give me wedding rings.

Elaine Walker: [after Chet has kissed Elaine] DAVID! No I won't... DAVID! God nothing wakes him when he's been drinking... not the telephone, earthquakes, car alarm, thunder, fire engines at 3 AM...

Chet Becker: When I was a little boy, I couldn't fall asleep unless my mom had said "goodnight" an even number of times... twice "goodnight goodnight" or four times "goodnight goodnight goodnight goodnight". Sometimes as a joke, my dad would throw an extra one in and my mom would have to say "goodnight" again to even it out.

Elaine Walker: The ice cream...

Chet Becker: What?

Elaine Walker: When you recited the flavors... do you think youcould recite them again for me?

Chet Becker: What, now?

[beat]

Chet Becker: French Vanilla, Chocolate, Chocolate Swirl, Peanut Butter Dream, Coconut Cream, Mint Chip, Chocolate Chunk, Pineapple, Mango... Mango, Vanilla, French Vanilla...