From my favorite scene in On the Waterfront (dir. Elia Kazan, 1954), a conversation between Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) and Edie Doyle (Eva Marie Saint), my transcription:
Terry: Boy, the way those sisters used to whack me, I don’t know what. They thought they was gonna beat an education into me, but I foxed ’em. [Shrugs.]Budd Schulberg, who wrote the screenplay, died yesterday.
Edie: Maybe they just didn’t know how to handle you.
Terry: How would you’ve done it?
Edie: With a little more patience and kindness. That’s what makes people mean and difficult — people don’t care enough about them.
Terry: [Long pause.] Aah, what are you, kiddin’ me?
Terry: Come on, I better get you home. There’s too many guys around here with only one thing on their mind. [Pause.] Am I gonna to see you again?
Edie: [Pause.] What for?
Terry: [Pause.] I don’t know.
Edie: [Pause.] I really don’t know.
Budd Schulberg, Screenwriter, Dies at 95 (New York Times)