Listen, the thing about life is… What?
Oh bollocks! We’ll start again later.
“The sickness may be mine, but the tragedy is theirs”
“I can’t help but see myself …like the dust dancing in the flicker light of a projector at the cinema. A million atoms of constant…sort of is-ness…”
“Picture me tap dancing across the firmament and I’ll be well satisfied”
James: I have never taken LSD and lost my shoes playing poker. I’ve never had a bandit hold a gun to my head…
Davy: I’ve never been to Birmingham.
James: I’ve never sailed ‘round the… really?
James: What about Marco’s eighteenth?
Davy: Was that Birmingham?
“We have all forgotten that moment when all of those daydreams become fantasies not possibilities”
Miles: This trip is like going for a walk with a sick, white Oprah, you would hate you right now!
Beachcomber: Men used to wear hats every day, but the worlds changed!
Beachcomber: I lost a friend to cancer. My best friend ever.
Beachcomber: It’s not your fault. It’s just really, really, really, really unlucky.
Beachcomber: I have other friends. People find me attractive. But I started looking for a new best friend in my existing friends and then acquaintances and then new people.
Davy: How long are you going to carry on looking?
Beachcomber: For a new best friend?
Davy: No for the, uhm…
Beachcomber: Oh. Uhm, no, I tend to look for things.
Beachcomber: I’m okay. Great to be needed, isn’t it? Yeah. I’ve forgotten. Maybe you’re one of the lucky ones. Rare. Gift there already. And good.
Davy: Thank you for that. Thank you.
Beachcomber: No, thank you.
“It’s not about the cards that life deals you, it’s about the hand you feel safe playing”
“It’s about finding your-“
“If you say raison d’etre, I’m going to kill myself.”
Miles: I am totally and utterly in love with her and I have been for ten years. I watched her marry Mike and did nothing. Have children, settle down in her big comfortable life…. Only then did I really know I had to find… I pursued her. And I got her. I’m going to buy a big house and one day, soon, she’ll leave Mike. Then, sometime after, she’ll bring the girls to my house…and she’ll be mine. I wanted her. She would never have… I wanted her. So I took her. And we are perfect for each other. Perfect in every way. Perfect. Perfect.
“So I raise a morphine toast to you. And, should you remember that it’s the anniversary of my birth, remember that you were loved by me and you made my life a happy one. And there’s no tragedy in that”