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Jack's future father-in-law (to Miles, whose novel manuscript runs to 750 pages): "I like nonfiction. There is so much to know about this world. I think you read something somebody just invented it, waste of time."
Miles: "That's an interesting perspective."

Miles (to Jack as they begin their journey): "Despite your crass behavior, I'm actually glad we're getting this time together."

Miles' mother (to Jack, about TV commercials he had appeared in): "And what was that other one you did? The one where you were the jogger."
Jack: "Oh, that was for, um, Spray 'n' Wash."

Jack (to Miles): "I get chicks looking at me all the time. All ages. Dudes, too."

Jack (to Miles): "Are you still seeing that shrink?"
Miles: "I saw him on Monday. I spent most of the time helping him with his computer."

Miles (to Jack): "This week is not about me, it's about you. I'm gonna show you a good time. We're gonna drink a lot of good wine, we're gonna play some golf, we're gonna eat some great food, enjoy the scenery, and we're gonna send you off in style, mon frère."

Miles (to Jack): "I like all varietals. I just don't generally like the way they manipulate chardonnay in California. Too much oak and secondary malolactic fermentation."
Jack: "Huh."

Miles (to Jack, as they prepare to order dinner at The Hitching Post): "I can also recommend the ostrich steak. Very lean. Locally raised."

Maya (to Miles and Jack as the three of them sip wine at a bar): "So what are you guys up to tonight?"
Miles: "Oh, we're pretty wiped. I think we're just gonna go back to the motel and crash."

Stephanie (at Kalyra Winery, to Miles, who has just sampled the estate chardonnay she poured for him): "So what do you think?"
Miles: "Mmm. Quaffable. But, uh, far from transcendent."
Jack: "I like it. Tastes great."

Maya (advising Miles against being overly fussy about when he will drink a vintage Bordeaux wine he owns): "You know, the day you open a '61 Cheval Blanc … that's the special occasion."

Miles (telling Maya about his novel "The Day After Yesterday"): "It jumps around a lot. That's what it's about, in a way. You know what I mean? You start to see everything from the point of view of the father. And, uh, a lot of other things happen-parallel narratives. It's kind of a mess. And then, eventually, the whole thing sort of evolves, uh, or devolves … into this sort of Robbe-Grillet mystery, you know? But no real resolution."

Miles (trying to explain to Maya why he is so into pinot noirs): "It's a hard grape to grow. As you know. Right? It's, uh, it's thin-skinned, temperamental, ripens early. It's, you know, it's not a survivor like cabernet, which can just grow anywhere and thrive even when it's neglected. No, pinot needs constant care and attention. You know? And, in fact, it can only grow in these really specific, little tucked-away corners of the world. And only the most patient and nurturing of growers can do it, really. Only somebody who really takes the time to understand pinot's potential can then coax it into its fullest expression."

Jack (giving Miles idiotic advice on what he should do with his novel): "Publish it yourself, Miles. I'll chip in. Just get it out there. Get it reviewed. Get it in libraries. Let the public decide."

Miles (telling Jack how he believes romantic relationships work for males approaching middle-age): "If you don't have money at my age, you're not even in the game anymore. You're just a pasture animal waiting for the abattoir."

Pompous wine writer Leslie Brough (lecturing while promoting his book "The Grape and I" at Firestone Winery): "The pinot noir grape has been cultivated perhaps since antiquity in Burgundy. And it is precisely this ancient and inherited winemaking knowledge that has contributed to its success."

Maya (to Miles, about Jack's failure to level with Stephanie): "Do you have any idea what he's been saying to her?"
Miles: "He's an actor, so it can't be good."

Maya (her last words spoken directly to Miles in the movie): "I've just spent the last three years of my life trying to extricate myself from a relationship that was full of deception, and I'm doing just fine."
Miles: "And I haven't been with anybody since my divorce, so this has been a big deal for me, Maya."

Student in Miles' eighth-grade English class (reading from John Knowles' "A Separate Peace"): "I did not cry then or ever about Finny. I did not cry even when I stood watching him being lowered into his family's straitlaced burial ground outside of Boston. I could not escape the feeling that this was my own funeral, and you do not cry in that case."



Compiled by Ivana Redwine From the Movie "Sideways" on DVD.

 

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