Thursday, November 16, 2006

Trouble And Desire

Ned Riffle: I want adventure. I want romance.

Bill McCabe: Ned, there is no such thing as adventure. There's no such thing as romance. There's only trouble and desire.

Ned Riffle: Trouble and desire.

Bill McCabe: That's right. And the funny thing is, when you desire something you immediately get into trouble. And when you're in trouble you don't desire anything at all.

Ned Riffle: I see.

Bill McCabe: It's impossible.

Ned Riffle: It's ironic.

Bill McCabe: It's a fucking tragedy is what it is, Ned.

Simple Men, Hal Hartley (1992)

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