Maude to Harold: "A lot of people enjoy being dead. But they are not dead, really. They're just backing away from life. *Reach* out. Take a *chance*. Get *hurt* even. But play as well as you can. Go team, go! Give me an L. Give me an I. Give me a V. Give me an E. L-I-V-E. LIVE! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room." Is it any wonder that I love Maude too? And then we had French martinis (one each only!) at O'Neal's where we sat next to La Voigt. Fierce.
Thanks Kevin for the transcription and the analogy. Of course, you're right. Kevin also reports that there's a musical based on the movie that played the Papermill a few years ago - Estelle Parsons was Maude; Danny Burstein was Harold; Donna English played the mother; and Donna Lynne Champlin played each one of the dates.