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“That's the most stupid expression in the world. 'I fell in love'—as if you had no choice. There's a moment, there's always a moment; I can do this, I can give in to this or I can resist it. I don't know when your moment was but I bet there was one.”
Patrick Marber, Closer
“I love everything about you that hurts.”
Patrick Marber, Closer
“Where is this love? I can't see it, I can't touch it. I can't feel it. I can hear it. I can hear some words, but I can't do anything with your easy words”
Patrick Marber, Closer
“Lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking her clothes off. But it's better if you do.”
Patrick Marber, Closer
“• Dan: I love you.
• Alice: Where?
• Dan: What?
• Alice: Show me. Where is this 'love'? I can't see it, I can't touch it, I can't feel it. I can hear it, I can hear some words but I can't do anything with your easy words.”
Patrick Marber, Closer
“Have you ever seen a human heart? It looks like a fist, wrapped in blood! Go fuck yourself!”
Patrick Marber, Closer
“Everything is a version of something else.”
Patrick Marber, Closer
“I don't love you anymore. Goodbye.”
Patrick Marber, Closer
“I know who you are. I love you. I love everything about you that hurts.”
Patrick Marber, Closer
“Alice: I don’t love you anymore. Goodbye.
Dan: Since when?
Alice: Now. Just now.”
Patrick Marber, Closer
“I don't want to lie. I can't tell the truth. So it's over.”
Patrick Marber, Closer
“Alice: It's the only way to leave. "I don't love you anymore. Goodbye."
Dan: Supposing you do still love them?
Alice: You don't leave.”
Patrick Marber, Closer
“What's so great about the truth? Try lying for a change, it's the currency of the world.”
Patrick Marber, Closer
“I think you owe me something for deceiving me so exquisitely.”
Patrick Marber, Closer
“We arrive with our...'baggage' and for a while they're brilliant, they're 'Baggage Handlers.' We say, 'Where's your baggage?' They deny all knowledge of it...'They're in love'...they have none. Then...just as you're relaxing...a Great Big Juggernaut arrives...with their baggage. It Got Held Up. One of the greatest myths men have about women is that we overpack.”
Patrick Marber, Closer
“DAN
What do you want?

ALICE
To be loved.

DAN
That simple?

ALICE
It's a big want.”
Patrick Marber, Closer
“Men want a girl who looks like a boy. They want to protect her but she must be a survivor. And she must come...like a train...but with...elegance.”
Patrick Marber, Closer
“I am waiting for a man to come in here and fuck me sideways with a beautiful line like that”
Patrick Marber, Closer
“Deception is brutal, I'm not pretending otherwise.”
Patrick Marber, Closer
“Larry: She doesn't want to be happy.

Dan: Everybody wants to be happy.

Larry: Depressives don't. They want to be unhappy to confirm they're depressed. If they were happy they couldn't be depressed anymore. They'd have to go out into the world and live. Which can be depressing.”
Patrick Marber
“She was...disarming.”
Patrick Marber, Closer
“Dan: You've ruined my life.
Anna: You'll get over it.”
Patrick Marber, Closer
“Thank God life ends—we'd never survive it. From Big Bang to weary shag, the history of the world. Our flesh is ferocious...our bodies will kill us...our bones will outlive us.”
Patrick Marber, Closer
“Alice: Is it because she's successful?
Dan: No. It's because... she doesn't need me.”
Patrick Marber, Closer
“Pleasure and self destruction...The perfect poison.”
Patrick Marber, Closer
“Alice: Did you phone her, beg her to come back - when you went for lovely walks?
Dan: Yes.
Alice: You're a piece of shit.”
Patrick Marber, Closer
“We pimp our precious lives to the infernal gnashing babble - Follow me! Friend me! Like me! But don't ever know me.”
Patrick Marber, Don Juan in Soho: After Molière
“Anna: Since my opening last year...I'm disgusting.
Larry: You're phenomenal. You're so clever.”
Patrick Marber, Closer
“A million years ago - some hairy bastard daubed a horse on the wall of his cave, he saw it, he drew it - well done! Flash forward: 'Hello, welcome to my vlog. Today I bought a plum”
Patrick Marber, Don Juan in Soho: After Molière
“I don't discuss 'issues' with anyone. And it's a vile, infantile word, you'd be wise to eliminate it from your slim vocabulary.”
Patrick Marber, Don Juan in Soho: After Molière

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