Well I don't want our kids growing up thinking there powerless because of me. Everything they do in this world has a consequence. Our children still believe in miracles. They still believe anything is possible. As long as they believe like that, they're gonna be something. They're gonna make a difference in the world... that means I made a difference.
You were pretty good with that hook.
Thanks. It comes from growing up in a rough neighborhood. You were pretty good on the bike.
Thank you. It comes from not growing up at all.
Sicilians are great liars. The best in the world. I'm Sicilian. My father was the world heavy-weight champion of Sicilian liars. From growing up with him I learned the pantomime. There are seventeen different things a guy can do when he lies to give himself away. A guys got seventeen pantomimes. A woman's got twenty, but a guy's got seventeen... but, if you know them, like you know your own face, they beat lie detectors all to hell. Now, what we got here is a little game of show and tell. You don't wanna show me nothin', but you're tellin me everything. I know you know where they are, so tell me before I do some damage you won't walk away from.
You're beautiful just the way you are, Jasira. Those other girls are just jealous because you're growing up faster than they are. And you're prettier than they are. Listen, don't let it get you down. Stupid names they're calling you. This year - just gimme a second [wets the razor]
this year, your gonna shut them up. Only, probably you shouldn't tell your mom about this.
For some reason I imagine you as an only child growing up in some vast, impenetrable mansion with turrets, Daddy modeling perpetual tennis wear, Mum playing badminton and having biscuits and tea on the front lawn. Why don't you go back to Narnia or wherever the fuck you're from and leave my dad alone?
For all the bullshit they try to teach you in high school, I graduated with about half of it. But then, I didn't go to school but half the time. The other half, I was out selling dope. Growing up out here, there was shit that couldn't be learned in no classroom.
Jack, it was a questionable kill.
What makes you think that?
Boy, it's sad, you growing up without a father. Nobody taught you anything, did they? Maybe I should've stayed around longer and held your little hand, huh sweetheart? Sometimes pros will cover up their shots with another crime, like a burglary or something, then pay a witness to throw the cops onto the wrong suspect.
Why would anybody wanna kill the sweetest woman in the God-damn world?
I dunno, Jackie. I dunno.
I have Mary. She's a Patriot Girl too, except British. She escaped the bombing of London during World War II.
I know who she is. She's a loser.
What are you looking for?
Money. Yesterday I found a dollar. I'm saving up for Sings With Birds, the noble Sioux girl growing up in 1732.
Do you want my Catherine doll?
Thanks, but I have her.
[about his growing up in a predominantly Caucasian neighborhood of the Upper East Side, NYC] So you can say I haven't really pursued the "Asian Sensation" because I haven't really met any of those Asian girls. But now I'm here [at this new school with a more diverse student body]
and I want to find out what I have been "missing out on."
Listen to me. Listen to me a minute. [Places Stephen in the center of the table]
Just leave the dinosaur there, I'm trying to tell you something. When I... When I was a little boy... You know, you touch the dinosaur, I'm gonna kill you.
Stephen wanted to stand here.
Give it to me! I'll rip its head off! Give it to me! God almighty, Boy! Now listen to me, I'm trying to tell you something to help you. When I was a little boy growing up in Chicago, there was this great amusement park called Riverview. Your father tell you about it?
I thought that was the only place where a boy like me could be happy but my father never took me there. And then one day, they tore it down before I ever got a chance to go. I understand how you feel.
Does it ever get easier, Uncle Martin?