Rufus Humphrey Quotes
Dan: I've tried not to think about her all summer. I was afraid that if I did, that ... I'd see that I made a huge mistake.
Rufus: Well, you've been running all summer. Maybe it's time you turned around and faced it.
I just got the call. Lincoln Hawk is hitting the road. We're opening for The Breeders. I guess that Luscious Jackson reunion didn't work out.
Lily: Rufus, what are you doing here? I thought we had security.
Rufus: You want them to throw me out?
Lily: Well I'd like the option considering how much I'm paying them.
Rufus: And here we go. Are you sure about this?
Lily: Ask me again and I'll change my mind.
Rufus: I love you, Lily.
Lily: I love you too, Rufus.
Rufus: You used to cry when I didn't walk you to school.
Jenny: That wasn't me, that was Dan.
Dan: I was six. It was a very emotional time for me, post-tee ball.
Rufus: Hey, whenever you are done with that "I'd do things differently" look, two things. One, I can't seem to nail Jenny down on what she wants to do for actual birthday.
Dan: I'll get it out of her.
Rufus: Good and two, what the hell are you still doing here?
Dan: (looks at the clock) Thank you!
Rufus: My son, the writer.
Alison: Published writer.
Jenny: Yeah, you got your dream girl and you're star of the New Yorker. Maybe you should just die now.
Dan: It's true. I may have peaked.
Rufus: I guess by turning our backs on these other people, we thought we could fix ourselves.
Allison: Maybe other people aren't the problem. Maybe we changed.
(on the phone) So, uh, Alison's leaving. She's spending some time alone with the kids. And I seem to have walked all the way from Brooklyn to your doorstep... without a jacket... in the snow. So, what the hell? I miss you. And I have been missing you for a while.
(on the phone) Hey Lil, you know everything closed on Christmas? The diners claim to be open 24/7... it's false advertising.
Rufus: Your money was no good for me, then... and it's still no good with me now. And you can rest assured that my son, like me, can't be bought.
CeCe: And I can assure you that just like her mother, my granddaughter can be.
Rufus: What do you mean?
CeCe: All those years ago, I told Lily to choose between you and her inheritance. I'd tell the end of that story, but I think you know it by heart.
CeCe: It appears that your son is taking my granddaughter to the ball, tonight.
Rufus: He is?
CeCe: I'd rather see that not happen. There's a point in being presented properly and you're Daniel is not a proper companion for a girl like Serena. He's a ... temporary distraction. I need her to focus for the future.
Rufus: Hers or yours?