"The idea of soul mates actually originated with Plato."
"Yeah, you mean the clay that kids play with."
"No, the... Oh."
"Me, joke? No."
"No, the ancient Greek philosopher. His theory was that humans originally consisted of four arms, four legs and two faces. Zeus was threatened by their power and split them all in half, condemning us all to spend our lives trying to complete ourselves."
- Brennan and Booth in Bones - 5x15 - The Bones on the Blue Line
"I can see how much pain you're in. Is it worth it to have your own happiness so contingent upon another human being?"
"If I was willing to give up my life for [another person], why would I not be willing to risk my happiness for her?"
- Brennan and Nakamura in Bones - 4x23 - The Girl in the Mask
I believe that if I pretended you were still here [after your death], I would feel better for a moment. Also, speaking to you [at your grave] would require me to figuratively look at myself through your eyes, again, temporarily. And I think that would make me live my life more successfully.
- Brennan in Bones - 4x22 - Double Death of the Dearly Departed
What is a man without his love? If love turn its back on thee, it is as a hearth with no fire. 'Tis best to slay the false heart, to waken from the dream that is life, than live dark-hearted in a dark world.
- Poetry from Bones - 4x15 - The Princess and the Pear
"I'm not certain you're being guided by your brain, that's all. Need can be confused with love. Fantasy can convince us that what we're feeling is love."
"So you're saying this is all a rebound?"
"No. You don't understand, love, Sweets."
"I'm not as innocent as you might think."
"You have this bourgeois notion..."
"...that in order for love to be real it has to be permanent. Nothing is permanent. That's just a fact. We move in and out of loving other people, but that doesn't make the love any less real."
"Mm hmm. Perhaps you're saying this because you haven't met the love of your life." "I have, actually. Many times."
"Fine. It seems to me that you always leave yourself an escape hatch in your relationships because you're afraid of commitment."
"Nice try. But no. Actually I commit to every person I love."
"You marry a man and then conveniently forget that you married him because you got zonked on Kava Kava. That compromises your relationship with Hodgins, so that ends, along with the marriage. Now you say you have these intense feelings for an ex-lover whose heart you've already broken. Don't you see the potential disaster here?"
- Sweets and Angela in Bones - 4x08 - The Skull in the Sculpture
"So this is all simple psychology to you?"
"People's actions are motivated by their needs. When we discover our needs, we discover who we are. So, yes."
"No, society makes us who are, not psychology. Society shapes our actions. Culture compels us, not us toilet training mishap."
- Dr. Brennan and Dr. Sweets in Bones - 3x14 - The Wannabe in the Weeds
If I've learnt anything, it's that we can never let the chaos and injustice make us so blind with anger that we become part of the problem. Understanding, compassion, kindness and love are the only true revolutionary ideals. When we compromise those, we become what we despise, and we lose our humanity.
- June Harris aka Amy Nash in Bones - 3x02 - Soccer Mom in the Mini-Van
"It's difficult knowing Kent will never play again. Makes the war so real."
"Which is odd, since it was all fiction that got us there in the first place."
"So you don't think we should stand up to tyrants?"
"Sure. I've been waiting for the press to do that for three years now."
- Goodman and Hodgins in Bones - 1x21 - The Soldier on the Grace (aired in May 2006)
"He loved me."
"For three weeks a year."
"No, he loved me all the time. I was the one who could only manage three weeks a year. Oh, I'm afraid that I... I'm just afraid that I don't have a generous heart. I'm afraid that I won't have the chance that I had with Kirk ever again."
"How can you be so sure?"
"Because nothing in this universe happens just once, Angela. Nothing. Infinity goes in both directions. There is no unique event, no singular moment."
"I don't know what that means."
"It means you will get another chance."
- Angela and Temperance in Bones - 1x17 - The Skull in the Desert
"I killed people."
"You saved five of your men."
"By shooting a pregnant woman."
"She had a grenade in her hand." "She had a child in her arms. I shot her and the grenade went off. She died right away. But that kid...took a while. He kept looking at me. But I..."
"You did what a soldier had to do."
"Yeah, you know... I was a good soldier. I was a very good soldier. But a pretty bad human being. Pretty bad human being."
- Harold and Booth in Bones - 1x16 - The Woman in the Tunnel
Just pretending? You brought pretending into this family, James. You showed us we could change things just by believing them to be different.... [T]he things that matter. We've pretended for some time now that you're part of this family, haven't we? You've come to mean so much to us all that now it doesn't matter if it's true. And even if it isn't true, even if that can never be, I need to go on pretending. Until the end. With you.
"Aaj tak to gham-e-rozgaar se daaman nahin chhuda saka. Aapse milne ke baad shaayad gham-e-dil se rishta ho jaaye."
"Yeh aavaaz kahaan se paayi hai aapne?"
"Yeh khoobsoorti kahaan se laayin hain aap?"
"Savaal ka javaab savaal nahin hota."
"Savaal agar khud javaab ho to savaal savaal nahin rehta."
"Gham se bahut gehra rishta hai aapka."
"Khushi to chand ghadiyon ki mehmaan hoti hai. Gham bahut door tak saath deta hai."
"Kitne tanha hain aap."
"Tanha hona ek baat hai. Tanhaayi ke saath rehna aur baat."
For every being cursed with self-awareness, there remains the unanswerable question: Who am I? We struggle to find meaningful connections to one another. We are the caring friend, the loving father, the doting mother, the protected child. We fight and we love in the hope that somehow, together, we can understand our significance in the universe. But in the end, no one can share our burden. Each of us, alone, must answer the question: Who am I? What does it mean to be alive? And in the vast infinity of time, how do I matter?
- Dr. Mohinder Suresh / Narrator in Heroes - Episode 3x24 - I Am Sylar
In the ongoing search for self, there are days when we learn something genuinely new. Something uncovered, hidden, that we never knew was there. Something that surprises us. And on that day of self-discovery, a question remains. What kind of person are we? Does the hero or the villain inside us win the day?
- Dr. Mohinder Suresh / Narrator in Heroes - Episode 3x03 - One of Us, One of Them
Analyzing and over analyzing. Loving. Hating. Being. Seeing. Hearing. Talking. Closing my eyes. Breathing. Thinking. Thinking that I'm thinking. Believing. In very few things...but believing in them with every fibre of my being. Dancing. Till my heart is on fire. Watching TV shows. I'm addicted. Math. Programming. Mahabharat. It's fascinating. Discussing religion and its evolution. Ramadan. It's uplifting. Reading. Writing. Words. Learning. Trying. Giving. Waiting for the one I lost over the stupidest and horriblest mistake ever.