Chances Are (1989) Poster


Susan Ruttan: Woman in the Bookstore


  • [the woman in the bookstore asks Alex who he was before] 

    Woman in the bookstore : Who were you?

    Alex Finch : Oh, me? I was no one special.

    Woman in the bookstore : Oh, we're all special!

    Alex Finch : I mean, I wasn't Cleopatra or Hannibal or someone great or famous.

    Woman in the bookstore : [the woman chuckles]  I know you weren't Cleopatra. I was.

  • [Alex meets the woman in the bookstore after some books fall] 

    Woman in the bookstore : This your first time as a human?

    Alex Finch : What?

    Woman in the bookstore : [the woman takes a guess as to what Alex was in a previous life]  I'm getting a strong German Shepherd vibration.

    Alex Finch : Uh. I used to be a lawyer.

    Woman in the bookstore : [the woman frowns]  Oh. Close.

  • [the woman in the bookstore explains to Alex about our past lives] 

    Woman in the bookstore : We're all connected. It's all connected under the skin. You never know who's lurking in what body. Your wife could be your Grandmother. You meet some guy who gets on your nerves, probably your Mother-in-Law. We keep meeting the souls we're attached to. For better or worse, life after life. Sometimes I wonder why I worry about past lives at all. I'm having so much trouble with this one. When you remember your past lives, it's like, your emotions get spread like a dangling nerve all over the map. It makes it very hard to live.

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