[narrating] "9/11 showed us what human beings are capable of. The evil, yeah, sure. But it also brought out the goodness we forgot could exist. People taking care of each other for no other reason than it was the right thing to do. It's important for us to talk about that good, to remember. 'Cause I saw all of it that day."

John McLoughlin

It's as though God put up a screen of smoke to prevent us from seeing something we are not yet ready to see.

Dave Karnes

Mother in Hospital: My son ... works the elevator in the south tower... he's a good boy. Then I saw that building going down like a pancake... damn thing is I yelled at him. I made dinner and he got held up at work... food went to waste. Now all I wanna do is hold him.
Donna McLoughlin: I know... I know.

We prepared for everything. Not for this. Not for something this size. There's no plan.

John McLoughlin

[to his wife] You... kept me... alive.

John McLoughlin

Please, Sayuri, do not be afraid to look at me.

Chairman

Nobu: There is nothing I want more, Sayuri, than to become your danna.
Sayuri Nitta: I already owe you far too much.
[turns away]
Nobu: I will not be refused.
Sayuri Nitta: Please.
Nobu: We are tied to each other. I know you feel it too.
Sayuri Nitta: I never meant to mislead you.
Nobu: [Grabs Sayuri] Sayuri, I do not like things held up before me that I cannot have...

[to Sayuri] Can't you see that I want you for myself? You have ruined me! Before we met I was a disciplined man.

Nobu

Mameha: He saved you're life
Sayuri Nitta: So now he owns it?

I want a life that is mine!

Sayuri Nitta

Kindness we receive in our lives is not always enough.

Chairman

Hatsumomo: I was a maiko once.
Sayuri Nitta: Oh, of course. But that was a long, long, long, *long* time ago.

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