The Game

From Quotes
Love is the extra effort we make in our dealings with those whom we do not like and once you understand that, you understand all. This idea that love overtakes you is nonsense. This is but a polite manifestation of sex. To love another you have to undertake some fragment of their destiny.
Quentin Crisp
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The Game is a 1997 film in which a rich investment banker is given an elaborate gift experience for his birthday which consumes his life. It is directed by David Fincher, starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn.


  • This was iced tea.
  • Did I have a choice? Did I have a choice?
  • I'm being toyed with by a bunch of depraved children.
  • I don't care about the money. I'm pulling back the curtain. I want to meet the wizard.
  • And you really believe that just because you publish children's books, people are going to care about my reputation? You can have pictures of me wearing nipple rings, butt-fucking Captain Kangaroo. The only thing they care about is the stock and whether that stock is up or down!


  • They won't leave me alone! I'm a goddam human piñata!
  • They fuck you and fuck you and fuck you, and just when you think it's over, that's when the real fucking begins!


[Nicholas loses a shoe when climbing a fire-escape ladder.]
Nicholas: There goes a thousand dollars.
Christine: Your shoes cost a thousand dollars?
Nicholas: That one did.

Jim Feingold: You know, thank God you jumped, because if you didn't, I was supposed to throw you off!

Conrad: This is for you.
Nicholas: You shouldn't have.
Conrad: What do you get for the man who has…everything?
Nicholas: [reading the card] "Consumer Recreation Services." Well, I do have golf clubs.
Conrad: Call that number.
Nicholas: Why?
Conrad: Make your life... fun.
Nicholas: Fun.
Conrad: You know what that is... uh, you've seen other people have it.

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