Noel: I point a gun at a man and it's a happening.
Ironside: Marvelous to be like that, isn't it? Young, free, no responsibilities except to themselves.
Noel: Hmmm, is it ever.
Ironside: Is that what it was all about, Noel? Trying to be 21 again.
Noel: Me? Don't be ridiculous. I guess maybe it was part of it.
Ironside: What's the rest of it?
Noel: No, you wouldn't understand.
Ironside: My dream was to sail a small boat around the world. What's yours?
Noel: You make it sound like a whim.
Ironside: It's not. Whenever the pressures build inside and the world looks great on the outside, it's natural law. Even a rowboat looks glamorous, but what specifically do you plan to do?
Noel: I don't know. Ever since I walked out, I've been trying to think, but I don't seem to come up with any answers. Maybe I'll travel a little, maybe visit the kids, they don't get home very much.
Ironside: Good idea. While you're there, warn them not to fall into the same trap. You know, marriage, children, the daily grind.
Noel: Why don't you just say it?
Ironside: Hmm. All right. Somebody has to hold the world up, not everybody can. Them that can dies.
Noel: Oh. And I can?
Ironside: You have been. From what I hear, you're very good at it.
Noel: Not anymore I'm not. This may sound selfish but from now on I look after me, exclusively.
Ironside: Is that right?
Noel: Yes. Everybody else can go hang.
Ironside: You had fourteen thousand in your bank account, how come you only took out five?
Noel: I couldn't leave Dorie with nothing, could I?
Ironside: No you couldn't. (smiling)
Noel: Oh. So I'm licked before I start.
Ironside: Not by a long shot. Why don't you play in your home court? Make what changes you want to in your own life, not start a new one.
Noel: Because it seems cleaner.
Ironside: Does it? Does it really?
Noel: No. No, but I'll tell you one thing, from now on no bridge every Tuesday and Thursday night.
Ironside: I'm a cop, not a marriage counselor. Tell that to your wife.