The following is a dialogue between Richard Gere (Ike Graham) and Julia Roberts (Maggie Carpenter) from the movie Runaway Bride.
IKE: Tell me something, do you really care about Mount Everest?
MAGGIE: It’s fun! It’s high.
IKE: Or the sexual habits of locusts?
MAGGIE: That was very interesting research George was doing!
IKE: What kind of Dead Head gets a temporary tattoo?
MAGGIE: I already explained about that.
IKE: And where you ever really going to run the leper colony in Molokai?
MAGGIE: (wincing) Brian told you that?
IKE: Or maybe you just wanted to wear the headdress.
MAGGIE: Every one of those times I was being supportive. Something you won’t understand.
IKE: Supportive? You weren’t being supportive. You were being scared. Just like now. You are the most lost woman I have ever laid eyes on.
IKE: That’s right. You’re so lost you don’t even know how you like your eggs.
IKE: With the priest, you liked them scrambled. With the Dead Head, fried. With the bug guy, poached. Now it’s egg whites only, thank you very much.
MAGGIE: That’s called changing your mind.
IKE: No, that’s called not having a mind of your own. What are you doing, Maggie? You really want to let that man drag you up Annapurna on your honeymoon? You don’t want to climb Annapurna.
MAGGIE: Yes I do!
IKE: No you don’t. You want a man who will lead you down the beach with his head over your eyes just so you can discover the feel of the sand under your feet. You want a guy who will take you into a cave with a thousand candles just to read you a poem. You want a man to wake you up at dawn because he’s burning to talk to you and he can’t wait another minute to find out what you’ll say. Am I right?
IKE: Am I right?
Sometimes you need someone to tell you that you’re not who you are. I need that someone right now.
I’m not the person I am.
I’m not the person I used to be.
If I could only spread my wings,
and once again set myself free…