Alvy at 9 Quotes in Annie Hall (1977)


Alvy at 9 Quotes:

  • Doctor in Brooklyn: Why are you depressed, Alvy?

    Alvy's Mom: Tell Dr. Flicker.

    [Young Alvy sits, his head down - his mother answers for him]

    Alvy's Mom: It's something he read.

    Doctor in Brooklyn: Something he read, huh?

    Alvy at 9: [his head still down] The universe is expanding.

    Doctor in Brooklyn: The universe is expanding?

    Alvy at 9: Well, the universe is everything, and if it's expanding, someday it will break apart and that would be the end of everything!

    Alvy's Mom: What is that your business?

    [she turns back to the doctor]

    Alvy's Mom: He stopped doing his homework!

    Alvy at 9: What's the point?

    Alvy's Mom: What has the universe got to do with it? You're here in Brooklyn! Brooklyn is not expanding!

    Doctor in Brooklyn: It won't be expanding for billions of years yet, Alvy. And we've gotta try to enjoy ourselves while we're here!

  • Alvy Singer: In 1942 I had already discovered women.

    [Young Alvy kisses girl in school]

    Alvy's Classmate: Yecch. He kissed me, he kissed me. Yecch.

    Miss Reed: That's the second time this month. Step up here.

    Alvy at 9: What'd I do?

    Miss Reed: Step up here.

    Alvy at 9: What did I do?

    Miss Reed: You should be ashamed of yourself.

    Alvy Singer: Why? I was just expressing a healthy sexual curiosity.

    Miss Reed: Six year old boys don't have girls on their minds.

    Alvy Singer: I did.

    Alvy's Classmate: For God's sake, Alvy, even Freud speaks of a latency period.

    Alvy Singer: Well, I never had a latency period. I can't help it.

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