Psychiatrist (about Noah's obsession with Carmen): "It's classic caregiver transference triggered perhaps by being married to an icy, strident, self-important, castrating wasp."
George: "So you've met Jill?"
Noah: "She was a sorceress. A playful sorceress. She invented this great game where she would disappear into thin air. And the moment that Opus and I began to get nervous, she would reappear. It was a miracle!"
George: "It was peekaboo!"
Noah: "My body may be married but my soul runs free through the night into the thicket where warm Carmen awaits in the damp, salty, night air."
Tessa: "Interning for a published author--"
Jill: "Which I am."
Tessa: "--Would look really good on my college application."
Jill: "An intern. What a NOVEL idea. Pun intended, constructed, and delivered impeccably."
Jill: "Tessa, you're hired. You have the job. And I use that term loosely, because there is no pay."
Jill: "I'm tough, but not fair."
Jill: "Babies are born into this world with their heads up their diapers. They have no idea how to be a baby. Hence, my latest book: How to Be a Baby: You're Out, Now What?"
Tessa: "Wow. How brave of you to target a demographic that doesn't read."
Jill: "You know what, they'll never learn if you coddle them, Tessa. Never!"
Jill: "I'd like you to help Opus write a review for my new book."
Tessa: "Wait, what?"
Jill: "It will take a little creativity on your part and a willingness to try on his."
Tessa: "I don't think I understand."
Jill: "He will speak, without words. And you will listen without ears."
Tessa: "I have ears."
Jill: "Then you heard how poetic that sounded."