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Barcelona quotes

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Fred Boynton
Marta Ferrer
Ted Boynton

You are far weirder than someone merely into S&M. At least they have a tradition. We have some idea what S&M is about. There's movies and books about it. But so far as I know, there is nothing to explain the way you are.

My jazz rule is: If you can't dance to it, you don't want to know about it.

"Yankee" and "gringo" are obviously pejorative, but it's the standard dictionary term that's the most insulting of all. "Estadunidense." Dense. D-E-N-S-E. It's the same spelling. Dense: thick, stupid. Every time you hear it. Estadunidense-dense-dense. It's like a direct slap in the face. It's incredible.

They're calling us pigs. That's meant to hurt!

When we were kids I borrowed some things. It was never ever theft! In each case I either told you... or was about to.

Positive thinking is fine in theory. But whenever I try it on a systematic basis... I end up really depressed.

You see, that's one of the great things about getting involved with someone from another country. You can't take it personally. What's really terrific is that when we act in ways which might objectively seem asshole-ish or, or, incredibly annoying, they don't get upset at all. They don't take it personally. They just assume it's some national characteristic.

I don't go to bed with just anyone anymore. I have to be attracted to them sexually.

Ramon is very persuasive, and he painted a terrible picture of what it would be like for her to live the rest of her life in America, with all of its crime, consumerism, and vulgarity. All those loud, badly dressed, fat people watching their eighty channels of television and visiting shopping malls. The plastic throw-everything-away society with its notorious violence and racism. And finally, the total lack of culture.

Marta: You seem very intelligent for an American.
Fred: Well, I'm not.

Ted: Spanish girls tend to be really promiscuous.
Fred: You're such a prig.
Ted: No, I wasn't using "promiscuous" pejoratively. It's just a fact. They have completely different attitudes toward sex.
Fred: Well, I wasn't using "prig" pejoratively.

Ted: Here in Barcelona, everything was swept aside. The world was turned upside down and stayed there.
Fred: Has it ever occurred to you that maybe the world was upside down before, and now it's right side up?

Ted: You're very perceptive.
Montserrat: What?
Ted: You're very perceptive.
Montserrat: What?
Ted: You are very perceptive.
Montserrat: Oh. Thank you.

Woman: You can't say Americans are not more violent than other people.
Fred: No.
Woman: All those people killed in shootings in America?
Fred: Oh, shootings, yes. But that doesn't mean Americans are more violent than other people. We're just better shots.

Montserrat: I think you are too sensitive.
Fred: Oh great, now we're too sensitive. I think it's well-known that anti-Americanism has its roots in sexual impotence, at least in Europe.