T:

I don't know what to think, Marlon. Maybe I'm losing my mind, but....it feels like the whole
world revolves around
me somehow.

M:

(It's a) lot of world for one man, Truman. (Are you) sure that's not wishful thinking -
you wishing you'd made something more out of yourself? Come on Truman. Who hasn't
sat in the john and had an imaginary interview on "Seahaven Tonight"? Who hasn't wanted
to
be somebody?

T: This is different. Everybody seems to be in on it.

M:

I've been your best friend since we were seven years old, Truman. The only way we made
it through school was by cheating off each other's test papers. (Laughs) They were identical.
But I always felt safe knowing that. 'Cause whatever the answer was, we were right together,
or we were wrong together. (Re-) member that time I stayed up with you all night in your tent
because you wanted to play "North Pole"? And I got pneumonia?

T: (Laughs)
M: Remember that?
T: (Laughs) You were out of school for about a month.

M:

You're the closest thing I ever had to a brother, Truman. I know that things haven't really
worked out for
either of us like we used to dream they would. I know that feeling when it's
like everything is slipping away and you don't want to believe it so you...you look for answers
somewhere else, but.....well.....

[Kristof: ....but, well, the point is...that I would gladly walk in front of traffic for you....]

M: ...well.....the point is....I would gladly step in front of traffic for you Truman.

[Kristof:....and the last thing I'd ever do is lie to you...]

M: .....and the last think that I would ever do....is lie to you....I mean think about it Truman: if

if everybody is in on it.....I'd have to be in on it too... I'm not in on it, Truman, because
there is no "it".

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