Ian: He was right about one thing. Once you cross the line, there's no going back.
Ian: I know what's in his mind.
Angela: Ian, I don't affect everyone the way that I affect you. If I did, my career would have taken off a long time ago.
Ian: It's funny how life has a life of its own.
Ian: She's innocent and also depraved. She's working class,but classy.
Ian: Would you sleep with a director to get a part?
Angela: Well, that depends on the part, and who the director is, and how much I'd had to drink.
Ian: It's not a very comforting answer.
Angela: I didn't like the question.
Ian: You think we've committed some kind of unnatural act, but we haven't. The whole of human life is about violence. It's a cruel world, Terry.
Father: Like the poet said: "The only ship certain to come in has black sails."
Father: Nobody wants to be selfish, but everybody is.
Terry: What are you thinking?
Ian: That then was then. And now is now. And we've done it and it's over.
Ian: And it's always now.
Mother: Everybody predicted great things for Ian. He's so nice looking and personable. Now, it's a mystery to me why he's not more successful.
Father: Because he's not content with what he has. He sees himself like Howard, with a fancy life. Always got some scheme. Always waiting for his ship to come in.
Mother: Well, his ship won't come in at the restaurant. He does that out of a son's love for his father.
Father: Like the poet said, "The only ship certain to come in has black sails."