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Grandpa Randolph: Dust is a funny thing. It's everywhere all at once, like a teeny, tiny snowstorm, in every ray of light. Even the moon is just a big dust ball. But you know, it's all in the way you look at it. Not this way or that way, not forways or backways. Just believe before you look. The man in the moon has a magic all his own.
Brian Johnson: Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did *was* wrong. But we think you're crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us... In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain...
Andrew Clark: ...and an athlete...
Allison Reynolds: ...and a basket case...
Claire Standish: ...a princess...
John Bender: ...and a criminal...
Brian Johnson: Does that answer your question?... Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.
Brian Johnson: Saturday, March 24,1984. Shermer High School, Shermer, Illinois, 60062. Dear Mr. Vernon, We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did *was* wrong. But we think you're crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. What do you care? You see us as you want to see us - in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. You see us as a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal. Correct? That's the way we saw each other at 7:00 this morning. We were brainwashed.
Elizabeth Wurtzel: Hemingway has his classic moment in "The Sun Also Rises" when someone asks Mike Campbell how he went bankrupt. All he can say is, 'Gradually, then suddenly.' That's how depression hits. You wake up one morning, afraid that you're gonna live.
Capt. William Hadley: There is a legend of a man who lives beneath the sea. He is a fisher of men, the last hope of all those who have been left behind. Many survivors claim to have felt his gripping hands beneath them; pushing them up to the surface; whispering strength until help could arrive. But this, of course, is only a legend.
Narrator: They ruled for 80 years. But no man can live forever, except he who possesses the heart of a star, and Yvaine had given hers to Tristan completely. When their children and grandchildren were grown, it was time to light the Babylon Candle. And they still live happily ever after.
Bella Swan: I'd never given much though to how I would die. But dying in place of someone I love, seems like a good way to go. I can't bring myself to regret the decisions that brought me face to face with death. They also brought me to Edward.
The Writer: We all knew what Vern meant right away. At the beginning of the school year, Vern had buried a quart jar of pennies underneath his house. He drew a treasure map so he could find them again. A week later, his mom cleaned out his room and threw away the map. Vern had been trying to find those pennies for nine months. Nine months, man. You didn't know whether to laugh or cry.
The Writer: Vern didn't just mean being off limits inside the junkyard, or fudging on our folks, or going on a hike up the railroad to Harlow. He meant those things, but it seems to me now it was more and that we all knew it. Everything was there and around us. We knew exactly who we were and exactly where we were going. It was grand.
The Writer: It was weird to me how, then, Teddy could care so much about his father, who practically tried to kill him. And I couldn't give a shit about my old man, and he hadn't laid a hand on me since I was three And that was for eating the bleach under the sink.
Gordie Lachance: I was 12 going on 13 the first time I saw a dead human being. It happened in the summer of 1959, a long time ago, but only if you measure in terms of years. I was living in a small town in Oregon called Castle Rock. There were only twelve hundred and eighty-one people. But to me, it was the whole world.
Anthony: One of my friends... their parents worked in those towers. A girl in my class... her dad is a firefighter. I never got tired of looking at them. Those towers. They were just so big and cool. The way the sun would reflect off them... Everything's gonna be so different now.
James Brennan: Hi. I just got off the bus. I'm a New Yorker now. I guess I should probably buy an umbrella.
Em Lewin: I don't think I can see you.
James Brennan: What?
Em Lewin: This summer was rough. I did things that I really, really regret.
James Brennan: Yeah, me too. I'm sorry I told Lisa P. about you and Connell. She told the rest of the world, but I'm not gonna lie. I was really angry at you but you didn't deserve that.
Em Lewin: You know, James, I am so sorry for fucking this up. You were the only good thing that happened this summer. [starts to walk away]
James Brennan: Wait, Em! I think I maybe see you a little differently than you see yourself. Yes I see the person who fucked up, but I also see the person who saved me from being knifed over a giant-ass panda, who introduced me to psychotropic chocolate-chip cookies, who stood up for Joel, and who doesn't make apologies for herself. Look, my theory is you can't just avoid everybody you screw up with. And you should trust me, I'm a New Yorker.
Em Lewin: [referring to her step-mom] I can't believe my dad wants to be with that. Do you want to hear something fucked up?
James Brennan: What?
Em Lewin: When my mom first started getting, like, really sick my dad starts going to temple. He's never been serious about his faith. But he decided to buddy up to God like he thought it was going to help save my mom. And that's where he met Francy. My mom loses her hair in chemo and my dad starts fucking a bald woman. It's just weird.
Del Spooner: So, Dr. Calvin, what exactly do you do around here?
Dr. Susan Calvin: My general fields are advanced robotics and psychiatry. Although, I specialize in hardware-to-wetware interfaces in an effort to advance U.S.R.'s robotic ahthropomorphization program.
Del Spooner: So, what exactly do you do around here?
Dr. Susan Calvin: I make the robots seem more human.
Elizabeth Wurtzel: Hemingway has his classic moment in 'The Sun Also Rises' when someone asks Mike Campbell how he went bankrupt. All he can say is, 'Gradually, then suddenly.' That's how depression hits. You wake up one morning, afraid that you're gonna live.
Spirit: [about finally be letting free by Little Creek] I had been waiting so long to run free, but that goodbye was harder than I ever imagined. I'll never forget that boy and how we won back our freedom together.
Narrator: The Great Valley was all they'd dreamed it would be: a land of green, and leaves, and life. Littlefoot found his grandmother and grandfather at last. The same loving faces he looked into on the day of his birth. And they all grew up together in the valley, generation upon generation, each passing on to the next. The tale of their ancestor's journey to the valley long ago.
Narrator: One herd had only a single baby, their last hope for the future. And they called him Littlefoot. .All that remained of his herd was his mother, grandmother and his grandfather. He knew them by sight, by scent, and by their love. He knew they would be together, always.
Dink Jenkins: You bawling like a big baby 'cause you lost that ball game?
Willie Morris: What do you know about it? You didn't come you big liar. Leave me alone!
Dink Jenkins: That's how it is, isn't it? You're a hero today, and then you're a goat tomorrow. Now I didn't come because games don't mean nothing to me anymore.
Willie Morris: It's not the game. It's Skip. He's gone for good.
Dink Jenkins: For good? Now how do you know that? You some kind of fortune teller?
Willie Morris: I got mad at him and I hit him. And he ran away. Just like you ran away. Skip was never afraid of nothing.
Dink Jenkins: You think I don't know what folks are saying? That old Dink's a coward? Huh? Well I know. And you know what? They're right. I got scared. And I ran. You think it was 'cause I was afraid of dying? Because I wished I was dead plenty of times.
Willie Morris: Then what was it?
Dink Jenkins: It ain't the dying that scary, boy. It's the killing. Now look, that dog ain't lost. You just need to know where to find him. There's gotta be at least one place around here that you hadn't thought of to look at, right?
Jack Morris: [Willy runs off to find Skip] Sometimes he gets mad and says things he doesn't mean. He gets it from his mother. When I got back from Spain, I got into accounting. I figured I could hide behind a desk. I looked down, and I didn't so much as look up for a whole year. When I finally did, people weren't staring at me anymore. I guess they kind of forgot about it.
Dink Jenkins: Well, Mr. Morris. You got a purple heart. I got a yellow stripe. You can trust me. They don't forget about cowards.
Jack Morris: Well, folks like to keep things small, Dink. Fit you into one pocket or the other. Give a man a label, and you never really need to get to know him. My son, he looks up to you, Dink. Not because you can run or throw a ball. You're his hero because you're his friend. And that's what he needs. A friend.
Narrator: Old Skip was 11, and feeble with arthritis, but he never lost that old devilish look in his eye. He made my room his own. Came across an old photo of him not long ago. His little face, with the long snout sniffing at something in the air. His tail was straight out, pointing. Eyes were flashing in some momentary excitement. He always loved to be rubbed on the back of his neck. And when I did it, he'd yawn and he'd stretch, reach out to me with his paws, as if he was trying to embrace me. I received a transatlantic call one day. 'Skip died,' Daddy said. He and my mama wrapped him in my baseball jacket. 'They buried him out under our elm tree,' they said. That wasn't totally true. For he really lay buried in my heart.
Old Rose: [speaking about Cal] That's the last time I ever saw him. He married, of course. And inherited his millions. But the crash of '29 hit his interests hard, and he put a pistol in his mouth that year. Or so I read.
Miss Olin: Poor Thackery Binx. Neither his father, his mother, nor anyone else..ever knew what became of him...those 3OO years ago. And so the Sanderson Sisters, were hanged by the Salem town folk. Now, there are those who say that on Halloween night...a black cat still guards the old Sanderson house, warning off any who might make the witches...come back to life!
Thackery Binx: Over here, I want to show you something, give you an idea of exactly what we're dealing with.
Allison: William Butcherson, lost soul'?
Thackery Binx: Billy Butcherson was Winifred's lover, but she found him sporting with her sister Sarah, so she poisoned him and sewed his mouth shut so he couldn't tell her secrets even in death. Winifred always was the jealous type.
Mike Enslin: The room's gotta be filthy. I mean, the sheets haven't been changed in... what, eleven years?
Gerald Olin: No no no. We're very professional here. 1408 gets a light turn once a month. I supervise, the maids work in pairs. We treat the room as if it's a chamber filled with poison gas. We only stay 10 minutes and I insist the door remain open. But still... A few years ago a young maid from El Salvador found herself locked in the bathroom. She was only there for a few moments, but when we pulled her out she was-
Mike Enslin: She was dead?
Gerald Olin: No. Blind. She had taken a pair of scissors and gouged her eyes out. She was laughing hysterically.
Jake Brigance: I want to tell you a story. I'm going to ask you all to close your eyes while I tell you the story. I want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to yourselves. Go ahead. Close your eyes, please. This is a story about a little girl walking home from the grocery store one sunny afternoon. I want you to picture this little girl. Suddenly a truck races up. Two men jump out and grab her. They drag her into a nearby field and they tie her up and they rip her clothes from her body. Now they climb on. First one, then the other, raping her, shattering everything innocent and pure with a vicious thrust in a fog of drunken breath and sweat. And when they're done, after they've killed her tiny womb, murdered any chance for her to have children, to have life beyond her own, they decide to use her for target practice. They start throwing full beer cans at her. They throw them so hard that it tears the flesh all the way to her bones. Then they urinate on her. Now comes the hanging. They have a rope. They tie a noose. Imagine the noose going tight around her neck and with a sudden blinding jerk she's pulled into the air and her feet and legs go kicking. They don't find the ground. The hanging branch isn't strong enough. It snaps and she falls back to the earth. So they pick her up, throw her in the back of the truck and drive out to Foggy Creek Bridge. Pitch her over the edge. And she drops some thirty feet down to the creek bottom below. Can you see her? Her raped, beaten, broken body soaked in their urine, soaked in their semen, soaked in her blood, left to die. Can you see her? I want you to picture that little girl. Now imagine she's white!
Jess Aarons: Is it like the Bible says? Is she going to Hell?
Jack Aarons: I don't know everything about God, but I do know he's not going to send that little girl to Hell.
Jess Aarons: Then I'm going to Hell, because it's all my fault!
Jack Aarons: Don't you think that even for a minute.
Jess Aarons: But it is. I didn't invite her to go to the museum with me I didn't wanna invite her. I wasn't there to go with her. It's my fault.
Jack Aarons: No, no, no, no. It's not your fault. None of that makes it so. It's a terrible thing. It doesn't make any sense, but it's not your fault, Jess. She brought you something special when she came here, didn't she? That's what you hold on to. That's how you keep her alive.
Agent Sadusky: So, here is your options: Door number one - you go to prison for a very long time. Door number two - we're going to get back the Declaration of Independence; you help us find it, and... you still go to prison for a very long time. But you'll feel better inside.
Benjamin Franklin Gates: Is there a door that doesn't lead to prison?
Agent Sadusky: Someone's got to go to prison, Ben.
Riley Poole: Look at it this way - in a hundred years, no one is gonna remember anyone involved in the Lincoln assassination besides Booth.
Ben Gates: That's not true. Do you know the expression 'his name is mud?'
Riley Poole: Yes, of course.
Ben Gates: You do? Do you know the origin of the expression?
Riley Poole: Does anyone but you?
Ben Gates: Dr. Samuel Mudd was convicted of being a co-conspirator in the Lincoln assassination. The evidence was circumstantial, he was later pardoned, but it didn't matter. Mudd's name still lives in infamy, and I will 'not' let Thomas Gates' name be mud.
Lionel: I'm afraid I must Kayley you know the King's Knights will be here soon.
Kayley: Tell me again why you became a Knight
Juliana: Kayley! You've heard it a thousand times!
Lionel: Oh but it's find dear. Well my daughter before you were born the land was dark and treacherous. The people stood divided brother fighting brother. The one hope for peace was in the legendary sword Excalibur. For it was said whoever could pull this ancient sword from it's stone would become king and unite the people. Many tried all failed. Then on the very day that you were born a unknown hero stepped forth. His name was Arthur, and he was that true king. With Excalibur at his side he led us out of the darkness. And together we built the greatest kingdom on earth. Everyone rejoiced.
Lionel: (Holding up his shield) And so these three rings represent the unity of our kingdom. As a Knight I took a oath. To protect, Camelot, King Arthur, and Excalibur.
Kayley: The Knights are here!
Lionel: I must go now Kayley the King has called his Knights for a special day in Camelot
Kayley: I'm coming with you Daddy!
Lionel: Yes when you're old enough Kayley. I will take you to Camelot I promise! I love, you!
Janis Ian: Explain how you forgot to invite us to your party?
Damian: Janis, I cannot stop this car. I have a curfew.
Cady Heron: You know I couldn't invite you. I had to pretend to be plastic.
Janis Ian: Hey, buddy, you're not pretending anymore. You're plastic. Cold, shiny, hard plastic!
Damian: Curfew, 1:00 AM, it is now 1:10!
Janis Ian: Did you have an awesome time? Did you drink awesome shooters, listen to awesome music, and then just sit around and soak up each others awesomeness?
Cady Heron: You know what? You're the one who made me like this so you could use me for your 8th grade revenge!
Janis Ian: God! See, at least me and Regina George know we're mean! You try to act so innocent like, 'Oh, I use to live in Africa with all the little birdies, and the little monkeys!'
Cady Heron: You know what! It's not my fault you're like, in love with me, or something!
Janis Ian: What?!
Damian: Oh, no, she did not!
Janis Ian: See? That's the thing with you plastics. You think everybody is in love with you when actually, everybody HATES you! Like, Aaron Samuels, for example, he broke up with Regina and guess what? He still doesn't want you! So why are you still messing with Regina, Cady? I'll tell you why, because you are a mean girl! You're a bitch! Here. You can have this. It won a prize!
Damian: And I want my pink shirt back! I want my pink shirt back!
Cady Heron: Wait Regina, I didn't mean for this to happen!
Regina George: To find out that everyone hates me? I don't care!
Cady Heron: Wait Regina, just listen!
Regina George: No! Do you know what everyone says about you behind your back? Hmm? They say that you're a homeschooled jungle freak, that's a less hot version of me! Yeah, so don't try to act so innocent! You can take that fake apology, and shove it right up your hairy c-!
Cady Heron: [narrating] And that's how Regina died, no I'm totally kidding but she was hurt. Some people say the bus meant to hit her, but that was just a rumor. Other people said that 'I' pushed her. That was a even worse rumor.
Cady Heron: I don't know, I mean, she's so weird, she just, you know, came up to me and started talking to me about crack.
Regina George: She's so pathetic. Let me tell you something about Janis Ian. We were best friends in middle school. I know, right? It's so embarrassing. I don't even... Whatever. So then in eighth grade, I started going out with my first boyfriend Kyle who was totally gorgeous but then he moved to Indiana, and Janis was like, weirdly jealous of him. Like, if I would blow her off to hang out with Kyle, she'd be like, "Why didn't you call me back?" And I'd be like, "Why are you so obsessed with me?" So then, for my birthday party, which was an all-girls pool party, I was like, "Janis, I can't invite you, because I think you're lesbian." I mean I couldn't have a lesbian at my party. There were gonna be girls there in their *bathing suits*. I mean, right? She was a LESBIAN. So then her mom called my mom and started yelling at her, it was so retarded. And then she dropped out of school because no one would talk to her, and she came back in the fall for high school, all of her hair was cut off and she was totally weird, and now I guess she's on crack.
Milo James Thatch: Oh, my decision? Well, I-I think we've seen how effective my decisions have been. Let's re-cap. I lead a band of plundering vandals to the greatest archaeological find in recorded history, thus enabling the kidnap and/or murder of the royal family, not to mention personally delivering the most powerful force known to man into the hands of a mercenary nutcase who's probably gonna sell it to the Kaiser! Have I left anything out?!
Dr. Joshua Sweet: Well, you did set the camp on fire and drop us down that big hole.
Milo James Thatch: Thank you! Thank you very much.
Dr. Joshua Sweet: Of course, it's been my experience, when you hit bottom, the only place left to go is up.
Milo James Thatch: Who told you that?
Dr. Joshua Sweet: A fellow by the name of Thaddeus Thatch.
Andrew Largeman: Are you doing anything right now?
Samantha: Can you elaborate on doing anything?
Andrew Largeman: I just know this guy Jesse who bought this mansion that's right up here and we wants me to come visit him, but I don't want to stay very long. So I was thinking if you came too I could just say I have to take you home when I'm ready to go.
Samantha: Wow. That's pretty damn random of you, Andrew. Nice to meet you. Can I use you?
Andrew Largeman: No.
Samantha: Must be the Hollywood in you, I guess.
Andrew Largeman: No, come on, it's not like that. It will be fun. I'll tell you what, we could have a signal. Like when you pull on your ear that's the code and then I'll be like, oh I gotta take her home. And then we'll go.
Samantha: Can we have code names, too?
Andrew Largeman: If you want.
Samantha: Okay. But don't try and kidnap me or anything because my step-uncle is a bounty hunter and he could have you tracked and killed.
Andrew Largeman: Remember that idea I had, about working stuff out on my own, and then finding you once I worked stuff out?
Samantha: The ellipsis?
Andrew Largeman: Yeah, the ellipsis, it's dumb. It's dumb. It's an awful idea. I'm not gonna do it, okay? Cause like you said, this is it. This is life. And I'm in love with you Samantha, I think that's the only thing I've ever really been sure of in my entire life. And I'm really messed up right now, and I got a whole lot of stuff I have to work out, but I don't want to waste any more of my life without you in it. And I think I can do this. I mean, I want to. I have to, right?
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!
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.
Cutter: Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called 'The Pledge'. The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course... it probably isn't. The second act is called "The Turn". The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you're looking for the secret... but you won't find it, because of course you're not really looking. You don't really want to know. You want to be fooled. But you wouldn't clap yet. Because making something disappear isn't enough; you have to bring it back. That's why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call 'The Prestige'.
Buzz Lightyear: Hang on Cowboy!, Woody are you all right?
Woody: Yeah Buzz I'm fine, Here's your list of things to do while I'm gone: batteries need to be changed. Toys at the bottom of the chest need to be rotated. Oh, and make sure everyone attends Mr. Spell's seminar on what to do if you or part of you is swallowed. Okay? Okay, good, okay.
Buzz Lightyear: Woody you haven't found you're hat yet have you?
Woody: No! and Andy's leaving for Cowboy Camp any minute and I can't find it anywhere!
Buzz Lightyear: Don't worry, Woody. In just a few hours you'll be sitting around a campfire with Andy making delicious hot Schmoes.
Woody: They're called 'S'mores', Buzz.
Buzz Lightyear: Yes, yes. Of course, has anyone found Woody's Hat yet?
James Bond: Sorry I'll shoot the camera first next time
M: Or yourself. You stormed into an Embassy. You violated the only absolutely inviolate rule of international relations, and why? So you could kill a nobody. We wanted to question him, not to kill him! For God's sake! You're supposed to display some kind of judgement.
James Bond: I did. I thought one less bomb maker in the world would be a good thing.
M: Exactly. One bomb maker. We're trying to figure out how an entire network of terrorist groups is financed and you give us one bomb maker. Hardly the big picture, wouldn't you say? The man isn't even a true believer. He's a gun for hire. And thanks to your overtly developed trigger finger, we have no idea who hired him or why. And how the hell did you find out where I live?!
James Bond: The same way I found out your name. I thought "M" was randomly assigned. I had no idea it stood for-
M: Utter one more syllable and I'll have you killed. I knew it was too early to promote you
James Bond: Well, I understand double-0s have a very short life-expectancy. so your mistake will be short-lived.
M: Bond, this may be too much for a blunt instrument to understand, .but arrogance and self-awareness seldom go hand in hand
James Bond: So you want me to be half monk, half hit-man?
M: I have to know I can trust you, and that you know who to trust. And since I don't know that, I need you out of my sight. Go and stick your head in the sand somewhere...and think about your future.Because these bastards want your head. And I'm seriously considering feeding you to them. And Bond......don't ever break into my house again.
Kayley: Are you *sure* this is dragon country? I mean, shouldn't there be a sign or something? It could say, 'Welcome to Dragon Country.'... You don't think we'll *see* any... do you?... Is a group of dragons a pack or a flock? Is it a gaggle or a pride? Is it a herd?
Georgiana Spencer: Of all the women in England, you had to throw yourself on her. I have never objected to any of your affairs. I have accepted whatever arrangement you have proposed. But this... I have one single thing of my own. Why couldn't you let me keep Elizabeth for myself? She is my sole comfort in our marriage. You have robbed me of my only friend! I want her out!
Duke of Devonshire: Well I couldn't ask her of that.
Georgiana Spencer: What is wrong with me?
Duke of Devonshire: As a husband I have fulfilled my obligations you have not.
Mrs. Walters: I may not know my name or forget what country I'm in most of the time but there are two things I can't seem to forget. That my own daughter put me in a nursing home and that she ate Minny's shit.
Dr. Simon Tam: Now River stay behind the others if there's fighting you drop to the floor or run away. It's okay to leave them to die.
Capt. Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds: Doctor, I'm taking your sister under my protection here. If anything happens to her, anything at all, I swear to you I will get very choked up, honestly there could be tears.
Howard Stark: Tony, you're too young to understand this right now, so I thought I would put it on film for you. I built this for you. And some day you'll realize that it represents a whole lot more than people's inventions, it represents my life's work. This is the key to the future. I'm limited by the technology of my time, but one day you'll figure this out. And when you do, you will change the world. What is, and always will be, my greatest creation... is 'you'
Capt. Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds: Shot me in the back. I haven't.. made you angry, have I?
River Tam: There's a lot of innocent people in the air being killed right now.
Capt. Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds: You have no idea how true that is. I know the secret now. The truth that burned up River Tam's brain and set you after her. And the rest of the 'verse is gonna know it too. 'Cause they need to.
The Operative: You really believe that?
Capt. Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds: I do.
The Operative: You willing to die for that belief?
Capt. Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds: I am... .course that ain't excactly plan A!
Capt. Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds: This report is maybe twelve years old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried til River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear, 'cause there's a universe of folk that are gonna know it too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. 'Cause as sure as I know anything I know this: They will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground, swept clean. A year from now, ten, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people... better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave.
Capt. Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds: I believe you go some storytelling to do what in hell happened back there?
Wash: Start with the part where Jayne gets knocked out by a ninety pound girl. 'Cause I don't think that's ever getting old.
Zoe: Do we know if anyone was killed?
Capt. Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds: It's likely. I know she meant to Ad kill me 'fore the Doc put her out which how exactly does that work anyhow?
Dr. Simon Tam: It's a safeword. The people who helped me break River out had intel that River and the other subjects were being embedded with behavioral conditioning. They taught me a safeword, in case... something happened.
Kaylee Frye: I'm not sure I get it.
Dr. Simon Tam: It's a phrase that makes her fall asleep. If I speak the words, "Eta --
Kaylee Frye: Don't talk to the barkers talk to the Captain. You look the captain in the eye know who you're dealing with.
Dr. Simon Tam: I wish there was-
Kaylee Frye: You shouldn't aughta be so clean. It's a dead give away you don't belong you always gotta be tidy. Don't pay anybody in advance. And don't ride in anything with a Capissen 38 engine, they fall right out of the sky.
Dr. Simon Tam: Kaylee-
Dr. Simon Tam: River do you want to stay with them?
Kaylee Frye: I didn't plan on going out like this. I think we did right but-
Dr. Simon Tam: I didn't plan anything I just wanted to keep River safe I spent so much time on Serenity ignoring anything that I wanted for myself. My one regret in all of this was never being with you.
Kaylee Frye: With me? You mean to say as in... sex!
Samantha Albertson: [narrating] You can run from the disappointments you're trying to forget. But its only when you embrace your past that you truly move forward. Maybe Thomas Wolfe never got to go home again, but I found my way there. And I'm glad I did.
Samantha Albertson: [narrating] We all used to try so hard to fit in. We wanted to look exactly alike, do all the same things, practically be the same person, but when we weren't looking that all changed. The tree house was supposed to bring us more independence, but what the summer actually brought was independence from each other.
Samantha Albertson: [narrating] I decided not to tell the others about my father, call me a fool but I actually thought he'd be back, a wishful notion I held onto for years. At the time no one in The Gaslight Edition had gotten a divorce and the last thing I wanted was to be different from my friends.
Samantha Albertson: [narrating talking about Crazy Pete] He gave me the only gift he could... The lesson that had taken him a lifetime to learn... And although I understood the importance of his words... It's only now looking back that I understand their meaning.
Samantha Albertson: Thomas Wolfe once said you can't go home again. Well, that's great for old Tom. But he wasn't a chick who made a pact with her friends when she was twelve to get together whenever any one of them needed each other. So here I am driving back to my childhood home in Indiana a place I can tell you I never wanted to see again. I guess a promise is a promise. Sure looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking.
Chance--The Bulldog: [narrating] It was Shadow's victory really his belief was the thing that got us through. And in that moment I saw the years lift from him. He was a puppy again reunited with his best friend.. As we turned to go inside the house a strange new feeling came over me. I had a family. And I had learned that sacrifice, and friendship and love were more than just the mushy stuff. At last for the first time in my life. I was home.
Chance--The Bulldog: Look you pushed me this far now I'm pushing you the rest of the way you know there was times in the woods when things were really bad, but I always believed we'd make it because I thought you were too stubborn to quit. Well you're not gonna quit now now when we're this close, Now TRY AGAIN!
Shadow--The Golden Retriever: You think it's easy for me to admit that I can't do it? I'm too old.
Chance--The Bulldog: That's not true there's nothing you can't do.
Shadow--The Golden Retriever: I have nothing more to give Chance, and it's time for you to be on your own.
Chance--The Bulldog: But I want you with me, I love, you Shadow.
Shadow--The Golden Retriever: You've learned everything you need Chance now all you have to learn is how to say good-bye.
Shadow--The Golden Retriever: I shouldn't of made her come.
Chance--The Bulldog: It's not your fault, she wanted to come.
Shadow--The Golden Retriever: But it's my responsibility. I had a responsibility to Sassy - to love her and protect her - the same as I have to you... and to Peter. And the same as you have to Jamie.
Chance--The Bulldog: But we didn't ask for this job.
Shadow--The Golden Retriever: We didn't have to. It's built in. Has been ever since the dawn of time... when a few wild dogs took it upon themselves to watch over man, to bark when he's in danger, to run and play with him when he's happy, to nuzzle him when he's lonely. That's why they call us man's best friend.
Chance--The Bulldog: [narrating] Looking at him that night, he seemed so wise... and ancient, like the first dog who ever walked the earth. I just hope that one day, I could be like him.
Melinda Sordino: There's no point talking to my ex-friends, our clan the Plain Janes, have been absorbed by rival groups, Nicole hangs out with the jocks, Rachel went all Euro, Ivy straddles two crowds, the Goths and the Marthas. and then there me. I'm clan less.
Caitlin: That's what this is of course, I mean what are you gonna do Chuck? Pick us all off one by one every one that was loyal to Mike, so you have staff that belongs to you? Is that the kinda magazine you wanna run?
Chuck Lane: Catlin when this thing blows there isn't gonna be a magazine anymore! If you wanna make it about Mike make it about Mike I don't give a shit. You can hate me you can resent me but come Monday morning we're all gonna have to answer for what we let happen here we're all gonna have apology to make! Jesus Christ do you have any idea how much shit we're about to eat? Every competitor that we took a shot there gonna pounce and they should. Because we blew it Caitlin. He handed us fiction after fiction and we printed them all as fact. All because we found him entertaining. It's indefensible don't you know that?