Gilbert: It is big. It's very big.
Becky: Big doesn't even sum it up, right? That word big is so small.
Becky: Tell me what you want as fast as it comes to you.
Gilbert: I wanna be a good person.
Gilbert: I had a nice time tonight.
Becky: I know.
Becky: It's a praying mantis. Do you know how they mate? The male will sneak up on the female and she'll bite off his head and the rest of his body will keep on mating and when they're done... She'll eat him. She'll eat the rest of him.
Gilbert: Did you ever see a beached whale on television?
Gilbert: Yeah. That's her. That's my mom.
Becky: [pauses] What about your dad?
Gilbert: Uh, some other day. Some other day.
Becky: Tell me what you want, as fast as it comes to you.
Becky: Okay. What do you want?
[He's thinking about it]
Gilbert: Okay. I want a new thing. House. I want a new house. And a family. [He sighs heavily]
Gilbert: I want Momma to take aerobics classes. I want Ellen to grow up. I want a new brain for Arnie. I want... Becky: What do you want for you? Just for you?
Gilbert: I want to be a good person.
Becky: It's okay,don worry about it.
Gilbert: no no I'm really... I'm really sorry
Becky: It's okay.
Gilbert: I'm really sorry.
Becky: Don't be sorry, Are you sorry?... no, I'm not sorry, he's not sorry, we're not sorry, don't be sorry. Arnie: I'm not sorry
Momma: I haven't always been like this.
Becky: Well, I haven't always been like this, either.
(meeting for the first time)