Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Food for thought from The Sterile Cuckoo
Dialogue that has stuck in my head for 42 years:
You know what the trouble is? Trouble is that probably all the good things in life take place in no more than a minute. I mean all added up, I bet you at the end of seventy years, should you live so long, you can sit down, you can figure the whole thing out:
You spent nineteen years sleepin’, you spent five years goin’ to the bathroom, you spent thirty-five years doin’ some kinda work you absolutely hated, spent seven thousand eight hundred and fifty-three minutes blinkin’ your eyes.
And added to that, you got that one minute of good things. Then one day you wonder whether your minute’s up.
– Liza Minnelli as Pookie Adams in The Sterile Cuckoo (1969)