Eugene enters his cousin Laurie’s room. While she is distant at
LAURIE: What do you want? I’m reading.
EUGENE: (He opens the door.) I just want to talk to you.
LAURIE: I didn’t say yes, did I?
EUGENE: Well, I’m already in so it’s too late … What are you reading?
[... … …]
LAURIE: Well … then you and your mother could come and live with us.
EUGENE: So if we all end up living together, what’s the point in breaking up now?
LAURIE: I don’t know. I have to finish reading.
For full extended scene, please refer to clips or the script edition cited here: Neil Simon, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Samuel French, 1984, pp. 91-92.
More about this monologue