WILLIAM: (ruefully) Well, it was fun.
LESTER BANGS: They make you feel cool. And hey. I met you. You are not “cool.”
WILLIAM: I know. Even when I thought I was, I knew I wasn’t.
LESTER BANGS: That’s because we are uncool! And while women will always be a problem for guys like us, most of the great art in the world is about that very problem. Good-looking people have no spine! Their art never lasts! They get the girls, but we’re smarter.
WILLIAM: I can really see that now.
LESTER BANGS: Yeah, great art is about conflict and pain and guilt and longing and love disguised as sex, and sex disguised as love… and let’s face it, you got a big head start.
WILLIAM: I’m glad you were home.
LESTER BANGS: I’m always home! I’m uncool!
WILLIAM: Me too!
LESTER BANGS: (leveling) The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone else when we’re uncool.
WILLIAM: (distraught) I feel better.
Great movie. Great lines.