I've made the most important discovery of my life. It's only in the mysterious equation of love that any logical reasons can be found. I'm only here tonight because of you. You are the only reason I am... you are all my reasons.

Nash

Her husband was too drunk to know he was too drunk to drive.

Charles

When love and duty are one, grace is within you.

Mother Superior

I need to believe... that something extraordinary is possible.

Alicia

Dr. Rosen: You can't reason your way out of this!
Nash: Why not? Why can't I?
Dr. Rosen: Because your mind is where the problem is in the first place!

Kitty Fane: Walter, I'm pregnant.
Walter Fane: Kitty, am I the father?
Kitty Fane: I honestly don't know. I'm sorry.
Walter Fane: Well, it doesn't matter now. Does it?

Kitty Fane: It's raining cats and dogs.
Kitty Fane: I said it's raining cats and dogs.
Walter Fane: Yes, I heard you.
Kitty Fane: You might have answered.
Walter Fane: I suppose I'm not used to speaking unless I've something to say.
Kitty Fane: If people only spoke when they had something to say, the human race would soon lose the power of speech.

Perhaps it is good to have a beautiful mind, but an even greater gift is to discover a beautiful heart.

Nash

Find a truly original idea. It is the only way I will ever distinguish myself. It is the only way I will ever matter.

Nash

Nash: Alicia, does our relationship warrant long-term commitment? I need some kind of proof, some kind of verifiable, empirical data.
Alicia: I'm sorry, just give me a moment to redefine my girlish notions of romance.

John Smith: Option A: You talk, we listen, no pain. Option B: You don't talk, I remove your thumbs with my pliers, it will hurt. Option C: I like to vary the details but the punchline... you die.

Kitty Fane: Do you absolutely despise me?
Walter Fane: No I despise myself.
Kitty Fane: Why?
Walter Fane: For allowing myself to love you once.

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