DIABETES: It was a good play. All it needed was an ending.
HEPATITIS: But what did it mean?
DIABETES: Nothing . . . just nothing . . .
DIABETES: Meaningless. It's empty.
HEPATITIS: The ending.
DIABETES: Of course. What are we discussing? We're discussing the ending.
HEPATITIS: We're always discussing the ending.
DIABETES: Because it is hopeless.
HEPATITIS: I admit it's unsatisfying.
DIABETES: Unsatisfying? It's not even believable. The trick is to start at the ending when you write a play. Get a good, strong ending, and then write backwards.
HEPATITIS: I've tried that. I got a play with no beginning.