– These are lies. we’re liars. Think about it. Why do people buy these things ? It’s not ’cause they want to say how they feel. People buy cards ’cause they can’t say how they feel, or they’re afraid to. We provide the service that lets them off the hook. You know what? I say, to hell with it! Let’s level with America ! At least let them speak for themselves! Right ? I mean, look ! What- what is this? What does it say? « Congratulations on your new baby. » Right ? How ’bout, « Congratulations on your new baby. That’s it for hanging out. Nice knowing you ».
– Sit down Hansen
– How ’bout this one, with all the pretty hearts on the front? I know where this is going. Yep ! « Happy Valentine’s Day, sweetheart. I love you. » That sweet ? Ain’t love grand ? This is exactly what I’m talking about. What does that even mean, « love » Do you know ? Do you ? Anybody ?
– If somebody gave me this card, Mr. Vance, I would eat it. It’s- It’s these cards and the movies, and the pop songs… They’re to blame for all the lies and the heartache, everything. And we’re responsible. I’m responsible. I think we do a bad thing here. People should be able to say how they feel. How they really feel not, you know, some words that some strangers put in their mouths. Words like « love »… that don’t mean anything.
Tom Hansen, joué par Joseph Gordon-Levitt, dans le film (500) Days of Summer de Marc Webb