Nolan Ross Quotes
Jack: I hate that my first instinct is to protect her after everything that she's done.
Nolan: You're not alone.
Jack: Something the matter?
Nolan: Yeah, Emily. She's kind of screwing with my life and I want it to stop.
Jack: Call her on it. Don't back down.
Patrick: I want to be with you. I don't know why they get a vote.
Nolan: They shouldn't.
Patrick: Well, then what's standing in our way?
[to Emily] You can't give him the one thing that he needs. You. The real you. All people want is for their partners to be honest with them and they catch on pretty damn quick when you're not.
Nolan: The more things you try to control, the more chance for error.
Emily: I didn't come here for platitudes.
Patrick: Look, Nolan, you're freaking me out. Things are complicated enough between us thanks to the two women in our lives.
Nolan: Believe me, I know. But if you want to give me another chance, come find me.
Nolan: It's a defense. People have been...mean, dishonest, making it hard for me to trust them.
Patrick: So, what, you thought you'd stay ahead of the curve?
Nolan: No, I screwed up. With you. I'm sorry.
Patrick, I've always been wired a little differently. Which is great when it comes to inventing gadgets and not so great when it comes to dealing with people.
Emily: I have it all handled.
Nolan: See, you say that, Ems, but uh, the more strings you pull, the easier it is to get strangled. But then again I'm just a self-made billionaire with a 170 IQ, so what do I know, right?
Emily: I know things went south before--
Nolan: Things didn't just go south, Ems. They went Arctic. And you know what, frankly, I'm kind of tired of the way that this stuff is constantly screwing up our lives. Especially the stuff you want the most.
[to Emily] Oh, submersible crate and homing beacon. I think it was 'Town and Country' who said they were the must-haves for the Hamptons this season.
No, Nolan! No technology! It'll get you into trouble. Oh, just once. Then I can stop. I can stop anytime. And if I can't stop, then I can write a program that will make me stop.