– Do I still have what it takes? Am I still the man I used to be? And do I even want to be?
– You’re still Dewey Cox. And you’re the only man who ever will be.
– But is that enough?
– It’s more than enough.
– Nate? Have I fulfilled my promise to be double great for the both of us?
– Are you kidding? You’ve made 44 gold records. You’ve been addicted to, and then kicked almost every drug known to man. You slept with 411 women and three men. Dewey, you have had an awesome life.
– I have, haven’t I?
– You sure have.
-Son, you learned the hard way. You can’t spend all your time thinking about Dewey Cox. You gotta think about the world and your family.
– But then, at the same time…
– Are you my inner child?
– Yeah, Dewey, I’m you.
– He’s us.
– You realized you gotta take care of Dewey Cox.
– That’s a little different than what I was saying.
-You’re all right. Pa, inner child, Nate, my own reflection. I’ve learned that I can’t spend all my time thinking about Dewey Cox. And I’ve also learned I need to love Dewey Cox. I can’t spend all my time thinking about other people. I have to focus on myself. But also not focus on myself and instead focus on other people.
– It’s all so clear now. It’s not about yourself and other people.
– It’s about the music.
– It’s about the music. It always has been.
It always has been.