- Seymour: Am I jealous? Yeah, sure. Hurts like hell. What can I do about it? I can yell and scream. I can go into therapy. I can get a divorce. I can get even, have an affair of my own. It helps, you know. It does. Or I can just wait it out, right? Those are my options.
- Ira: But God, Dad. Don't you. . .want. . .
- S: What? Safety? A guarantee that you're always gonna know someone? That they're never gonna leave you? That they're never gonna find someone they like better than you?
- I: Yeah, maybe. Yes.
- S: Got news for you. You'll never get that. The best you could do is stack the deck, build a history, log the years, have kids. It helps. It all helps. Makes it more difficult to leave. But you'll never really know someone.