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  • Tristan: Isolde, we can't.
    Isolde: It's like asking me to stop breathing.


  • Isolde: I'm yours!


  • Bragnae: I've not been naked with a man for 15 years.


  • Isolde: Why?
    Tristan: There are other things to live for: duty, honor.
    Isolde: But they are not life Tristan. They are the shells of life, and empty ones if in the end all they hold are days and days without love. Love is made by God. Ignore it and you suffer as you cannot imagine.
    Tristan: Then I will no longer live without it.


  • Marke: [on the affair] How long?
    Marke: How long?
    Isolde: Since you thought he was dead. I found him wounded on a beach in Ireland. And I told him my name was Bragnae. So when he came to the tournament at Dunluce to win Doncadh's daughter he didnt realize it was me. All this time, my heart has been his. And I'm sorry. He tried, harder than you can possible imagine because he loves you.


  • Isolde: And your parents?
    Tristan: They also died when I was young.
    Isolde: From what?
    Tristan: Another different type of Irish kindness
    Tristan: Another different type of Irish kindness.


  • Tristan: [fleeing Ireland] Come with me.
    Tristan: Come with me.
    Isolde: I can't.
    Tristan: Why not?
    Isolde: We both know this cannot be, Tristan. We knew it from the start. That doesn't mean it wasn't true, it is.


  • Young Isolde: Why did she die, Bragnae? Why?
    Bragnae: It was an ill vapor that took her. A fever.
    Young Isolde: No. It was her heart.


  • Isolde: You risked your life to give me to another man.
    Tristan: You said your name was Bragnae. Why did you do that?
    Isolde: Oh, what have I done? Stop this, please, Tristan, say something.
    Tristan: I can't. I won you in my King's name.
    Isolde: But I'm your's. You touched me and I you.
    Tristan: It doesn't matter.
    Isolde: It's the only thing that matters, Tristan. Leave with me, I'll go anywhere!


  • Marke: Do you find no comfort in your home, these stearn walls that you helped build?
    Tristan: I find these walls a prison.
    Marke: Why?
    Tristan: Everything I wanted seems meaningless.


  • Tristan: I live in torture, thinking of these moments. With every look he gives you, I get sicker and sicker. There is a burning in me I feel on fire, and there's guilt I can't comidify. Does it make you happy to know that?
    Isolde: The Roman Bridge, I can get to it without being seen, and I'd go there any time to be with you.


  • Isolde: Why does loving you feel so wrong?


  • Isolde: Know that I love you Tristan. Wherever you go, whatever you see. I will always be with you.
    Tristan: You were right. I don't know if life is greater than death. But love was more than either.


  • Melot: (lying in the tunnel) A dozen Irish have blazed your way.
    Tristan: Melot, I swear I did not lead them here.
    Melot: No, I did.
    Tristan: Why?
    Melot: I thought someone believed in me.


  • Bragnae: (Addressing Donnchadh) Almost done.
    Bragnae: [addressing Donnchadh] Almost done.
    Isolde: No, not quite. If I am to be a present I should be fully wrapped!


  • Bragnae: Where are we going?
    Isolde: Away!
    Bragnae: You're afflicted child Speak to me! Your father will find us and have my head You are my charge Please!
    Isolde: I am no ones charge!
    Bragnae: You are! And you will be Morholt's Lady!
    Isolde: And live a loveless life like my Mam?


  • Isolde: Am I just a chattel to be traded at your pleasure? Do I have no say in my own life?
    Isolde: Am I just a chattel to be traded at your pleasure? Do I have no say in my own life?
    Donnchadh: You have a duty to your King
    Donnchadh: You have a duty to your King.
    Isolde: You are my *father*
    Isolde: You are my *father*.
    Donnchadh: Then obey me, *daughter*.


  • Isolde: How many have you loved before me?
    Tristan: None.
    Isolde: And after me?
    Tristan: None


  • Isolde: If things were different, if we lived in a place without duty, would you be with me?
    Tristan: That place does not exist
    Isolde: I'll pretend it's you


  • Tristan: Come with me, come with me!
    Isolde: I can't Tristan we both know this can't be we've known it from the start it doesn't mean it isn't true it is, it just cannot be, I want to know that you're alive somewhere thinking of me from time to time I want to know that there's more to this life and I can't know that if they kill you! Please Go!
    Isolde: I can't Tristan we both know this can't be we've known it from the start it doesn't mean it isn't true it is, it just cannot be, I want to know that you're alive somewhere thinking of me from time to time I want to know that there's more to this life and I can't know that if they kill you! Please go!


  • Isolde: You risked your life to give me to another man
    Isolde: You risked your life to give me to another man.
    Tristan: You told me your name was Bragnae. Why did you do that?
    Isolde: Oh, what have I done? you'll stop this then say something!
    Tristan: I can't. I won you in my King's name.
    Isolde: But I'm yours you touched me and I you.
    Tristan: It doesn't matter
    Tristan: It doesn't matter.
    Isolde: It's the only thing that matters leave with me Tristan I'll go anywhere!
    Tristan: Your marriage will end a hundred years of bloodshed
    Tristan: Your marriage will end a hundred years of bloodshed.
    Isolde: My marriage to another man!
    Tristan: Isolde we will live with this we must.
    Isolde: Don't do this to me!


  • Tristan: I live in torture, thinking of these moments. With every look he gives you, I get sicker and sicker. There is a burning in me I feel on fire, and there's guilt I can't comidify. Does it make you happy to know that?
    Isolde: The Roman Bridge, I can get to it without being seen, and I'd go there any time to be with you.


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