Zelmo Swift: You know, I don't go out much. Did you know that? I'm actually scared of women. You must be frightened of men too, huh? I don't know what to say to them, to women. I say, "Hello! Hello, how are you?" I say anything I can think of, but I don't say anything, not really. I'm a loner, I'm always alone. My interests are in Keats, Shelley, Swinburne, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Wordsworth... Opera, poetry, music... Did you know I was reading since I was twelve years old? I wear glasses now, I read so much.
Minnie Moore: That's funny, I... I would've sworn you're a businessman.
Zelmo Swift: Naaah, I hate business. I hate it! It's funny because I'm a rich man. But I hate makin' money. I don't know what to do with it! I wake up in the morning, I say, "Zelmo, oh Zelmo! What are you gonna do with all your money?" What can I do with all my money? I don't know. I give it to charity, I give to friends. I buy a big house. I take vacations. From what? I don't know! But I go on, I go on! I'm not married anymore. I was married to a... Actually, she was a very rare woman. We didn't have any children so it didn't last long. I mean... I made a big mistake on our wedding night, you know. Personal stuff. Look at your hands, they're so delicate. Minnie, you know what my trouble is?You know what my trouble is? I got hair down my back and on my chest and down my arms, but not on my legs! My legs are very smooth!