主角Jess(Josh Radnor 飾演同時也是本片的導演) 畢業多年後接到大學教授退休儀式的邀請
因而回到校園認識了Zibby (Elizabeth Olsen飾演)
I sometimes feel like I'm looking down on myself,like there's this older, wiser me watching over this who's full of all this potential but has to live moreto catch up with that other self somehow.And...I know I'll get there.成長的路上
It's the only time you get to do this, you know?
You get to sit around and read books all day,
have really great conversations about ideas.
People out in the world, they're not really doing that.
Think about it.
You could go up to everyone here and say, "I'm a poet",
and no one will punch you in the face.
I mean, that's something.
對那時的我們來說Nothing is Impossible.
Well, on behalf of all current and former 18- to 22-year-olds,
I'd like to apologize.
Seriously. We know not what we do.
I think one of the things I loved the most about being here was the feeling that anything was possible.
It's just infinite choices ahead of you.
You'd get out of school,
and anything could happen.
And then you do get out, and...
life happens, you know?
Decisions get made.
And then all those many choices you had in front of you are no longer really there.
At a certain point, you just got to go,
"Oh, I guess this is how it's going down".
And there's just something a little depressing about that.
Well, don't you think you're romanticizing youth a bit much?
You know, 'cause it's just as hard and annoying
to be young as it is to be old, I'm assuming.
Not that you're old, 'cause,
you know, you're not.
Look, I get the whole "we're all equal" argument,
and it's kind of true, but it's also kind of not true.
Like, okay, I feel different now than I felt when I was here, and I hate to break this to you, but so will you.
Best book of all time?Well, one of them, sure.Have you ever noticed how everyone around herespeaks in wild hyperbole?Everything's the best.Like, "He's the best professor ever",or, "This is the best patty melt on the planet",as if they've sampled every possible varietyof professor and patty melt,which is, as we know, logistically impossible.
What is the best?
How can you hate something if you've never read it?I mean, isn't that like what repressive regimes do?我很欣賞Jesse 接受Zibby戰帖的橋段
且他後來竟然推薦給Dean(John Magaro 飾演)
he said the purpose of fictionwas to combat loneliness.
When spending most of yourtime with an 1,100-page booktends to put a dent in your social life.Yeah.Loneliness simultaneously increased and decreased.
Listen, don't be a genius who dies young.Be one who dies old.
Being old is cool.
Grow old and die old.
It's a better arc.
Listen to me, man.This right now, all this stuff you're feeling,
this is a footnote, okay?
You're gonna graduate,
and you're gonna get out in the world
and stumble into something like contentment.
I know it.
Is that how it's been for you?
But some days are all right, you know?
Some days are like a gift,
and some days suck.
But all of that's okay.
How everything in life isbasically improvised?There's no script.We're just making this up as we go.