I distinctly remember that when I first heard this line in a Manhattan theatre it was greeted with laughter from three or four guys in the orchestra, me included. It felt close to home because I’d been half-flirting with the idea of being someone who might never quite get it together. Half-flirting and half-terrified. My would-be writing career was actually starting to come together at that point (’78) but I was so accustomed to things being semi-awful and anxious…a tough time. I’ve nonetheless loved this line ever since. Nobody seems to write dialogue like this any more, and if they are it’s not happening enough. Can you imagine a line like this being spoken in Avengers: Age of Ultron?