"Just a little while back, just before I died in fact. I was on the operating table and I was searching to try to find something to hang onto, you know, cause when you're dying your life really does become very authentic and I was reaching for something to give my life meaning and a memory flashed through my mind: It was one of those great spring days, it was Sunday, and you knew summer would be coming soon. And I remember that morning Dorrie and I had gone for a walk in the park and come back to the apartment. We were just sort of sitting around and I put on a record of Louie Armstrong which was music I grew up with and it was very, very pretty, and I happened to glance over and I saw Dorrie sitting there. And I remember thinking to myself how terrific she was and how much I loved her. And I don't know, I guess it was a combination of everything, the sound of the music, and the breeze, and how beautiful Dorrie looked to me and for one brief moment everything just seemed to come together perfectly and I felt happy, almost indestructible in a way. It's funny, that simple little moment of contact moved me in a very, very profound way."
Essa frase é de um filme menos... conhecido e reconhecido dele: Memórias. O roteiro é totalmente Woody, claro. E... é inacreditável como alguém consegue descrever um momento com tanta beleza e precisão. Mais bonito que isso só a cena em que o personagem Sandy faz esse discurso: Charlotte Rampling encarando-nos através da tela. Mais bonito que isso, vide Memórias, só a vida.