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“After that it got pretty late, and we both had to go, but it was great seeing Annie again. I… I realized what a terrific person she was, and… and how much fun it was just knowing her; and I… I, I thought of that old joke, y'know, the, this… this guy goes to a psychiatrist and says, "Doc, uh, my brother’s crazy; he thinks he’s a chicken.” And, uh, the doctor says, “Well, why don’t you turn him in?” The guy says, “I would, but I need the eggs.” Well, I guess that’s pretty much now how I feel about relationships; y'know, they’re totally irrational, and crazy, and absurd, and… but, uh, I guess we keep goin’ through it because, uh, most of us… need the eggs.“ - Annie Hall (dir. Woody Allen)

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favorite films in no particular order;  » (iv/c) annie hall

And I thought of that old joke. This guy goes to a psychiatrist and says, ‘Doc, my brother’s crazy. He think he’s a chicken.’ The doctor says, ‘Why don’t you turn him in?’ The guy says, ‘I would, but I need the eggs.’ Well, I guess that’s, now, how I feel about relationships, They’re totally irrational, crazy and absurd. But I guess we keep going through it because most of us need the eggs.

“I feel that life is divided into the horrible and the miserable. That’s the two categories. The horrible are like, I don’t know, terminal cases, you know, and blind people, crippled. I don’t know how they get through life. It’s amazing to me. And the miserable is everyone else. So you should be thankful that you’re miserable.”

Annie Hall (1977)
dir.
Woody Allen

I thought of that old joke, y'know, this guy goes to a psychiatrist and says, “Doc, uh, my brother’s crazy; he thinks he’s a chicken.” And the doctor says, “Well, why don’t you turn him in?” The guy says, “I would, but I need the eggs.” Well, I guess that’s pretty much now how I feel about relationships. Y'know, they’re totally irrational and crazy and absurd, but I guess we keep goin’ through it because most of us need the eggs.
—  Alvy Singer