Rooney Mara: Therese Belivet
Carol Aird : [while driving back to Chicago] What are you thinking? You know how many times a day I ask you that?
Therese Belivet : Sorry. What am I thinking? I'm thinking that I'm utterly selfish.
Carol Aird : Don't do this. You had no idea. How could you have known?
Therese Belivet : And I should have said "No" to you but I never say "No". And it's selfish because... because I just take everything and I don't know anything. And I don't know what I want. How could I when all I ever do is say "Yes" to everything?
[turns head and cries]
Carol Aird : [pulls car to side of road and stops, moves close to Therese and caresses her face] I took what you gave willingly. It's not your fault, Therese.
Therese Belivet : Have you ever been in love with a boy?
Richard Semco : No.
Therese Belivet : But you've heard of it.
Richard Semco : Of course. I mean, have I heard of people like that? Sure.
Therese Belivet : I don't mean people like that. I just mean two people who fall in love with each other. Say, a boy and a boy. Out of the blue.
Richard Semco : I don't know anyone like that. But I'll tell you this: there's always some reason for it, in the background.
Therese Belivet : So you don't think it could just... happen to somebody. To anybody.
Richard Semco : No. I don't. What are you saying? Are you in love with a girl?
Therese Belivet : No.
Carol Aird : And do you live alone, Therese Belivet?
Therese Belivet : I do. Well, there's Richard, he'd like to live with me. Oh no, it's nothing like that, I mean he'd like to marry me.
Carol Aird : I see. And would you like to marry him?
Therese Belivet : Well, I barely even know what to order for lunch.
Carol Aird : What you do on Sundays?
Therese Belivet : Nothing in particular. What do you do?
Carol Aird : Nothing lately. Maybe you'd like to come visit me some time. You're welcome to. At least there's some pretty country around where I live. Would you like to come visit me this Sunday?
Therese Belivet : [responds without hesitation] Yes.
Carol Aird : What a strange girl you are.
Therese Belivet : Why?
Carol Aird : Flung out of space.
McKinley Motel Manager : Our standard rooms come equipped with stereophonic console radios, or we do have the Presidential Suite available for a very attractive rate.
Carol Aird : Two standard rooms should be fine.
Therese Belivet : Why not take the Presidential Suite?
[Carol turns to look at Therese]
Therese Belivet : I mean, if the rate's attractive.
Therese Belivet : I never asked you for anything. Maybe that's the problem.
[as she breaks up with Richard]
Therese Belivet : Why do you hate me? I haven't done anything to you.
Abby Gerhard : You really think I've flown halfway across the country to drive you back East because I hate you and want to see you suffer?
Therese Belivet : It's for Carol. Not for me.
Abby Gerhard : That is...
[stops herself and lights a cigarette]
Therese Belivet : With you and Carol, what happened?
Abby Gerhard : It's completely different. I've known Carol since I was ten years old.
Carol Aird : Were those pictures of me you were taking at the tree lot?
Therese Belivet : I'm sorry. I should have asked.
Carol Aird : Don't apologize.
Therese Belivet : I've just been trying to... well, I have a friend who told me I should be more interested in humans.
Carol Aird : And how's that going?
Therese Belivet : [smiling as she replies] It's going well, actually.
Carol Aird : I'm glad.
Therese Belivet : Wine makes me feel naughty; but, in a good way.
Therese Belivet : How many times have you been in love?
Richard Semco : Never - until you.
Therese Belivet : Don't lie. You told me about those other two girls.
Richard Semco : Come on, they were - I had sex with them. It's not the same thing.
Therese Belivet : Meaning I'm different because - we haven't gone all the way?
Dannie McElroy : All of us, you know, we have affinities for people. We like certain people. You like certain people, right?
Therese Belivet : Sometimes.
Dannie McElroy : You don't like others. And you don't know why you are attracted to some people and not others. The only thing you really know is - you either are attracted or you're not.
Genevieve Cantrell : You're Phil's friend, aren't you?
Therese Belivet : I am, yes, and Dannie's.
Genevieve Cantrell : Aren't you going to ask me how I knew that?
Therese Belivet : Aren't most people here Phil's friends?
Genevieve Cantrell : I can see why Phil speaks so highly of you.
Therese Belivet : Can you?