Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Show People How You Feel About Them

Isaac: "You've never told him, have you?"
Casey: "No."
Isaac: "Why?"
Casey: "I don't know."
Isaac: "You gotta learn to show people how you feel about them, Casey."
Casey: "Why do I have to prove it to him?"
Isaac: "Because he feels like a consolation prize."
Casey: "He's not."
Isaac: "Tell him. So you say a few words, you make a gesture, you remember an important date. Small price to pay for what you get in return. For what you get in return, it's a steal. The rest is all vanity."

- Sports Night - 1x08 - Thespis

Monday, December 30, 2013

Whatever Works

In the end, the romantic aspirations of our youth are reduced to "whatever works."

- Boris in Whatever Works

Sunday, December 29, 2013

In Love

Danny: "We don't need to do it now but at some point I'm going to need you to level with me about Harriet. I need to know how big a problem it's going to be."
Matt: "It's not going to be a problem at all."
Danny: "It will if you're in love with her."
Matt: "I'm not. I'm not. Danny! I love her talent. The woman's got millions of fans, but there are maybe fifty guys in town who really understand how good she is, and we're two of them. That's all, I admire her. I'm knocked out by her talent. [pause] I like it when she makes me laugh, and I like making her laugh, which isn't an easy thing to do, so it's gratifying. She's undeniably sexy. I like it when she smiles at me, and a couple of other things, but that's it."
Danny: "Oh my god, we are so screwed."
Matt: "I know."

- Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip - 1x02 - The Cold Open

One at a Time

"Only one of us can screw up at a time and I think we both know that most of the time it's going to be me. You're the big shoulders." - Matthew Perry as Matt Albie in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Thinking Too Much

Lord Gillingham: It gave me time to think for once.
Violet Crawley: Oh! What about, particularly?
Lord Gillingham: My life, I suppose.
Isobel Crawley: Everyone should, from time to time.
Violet Crawley: Oh I can't agree. In my experience it's a dangerous occupation.
Lord Gillingham: Dangerous?
Violet Crawley: Well, no life appears rewarding if you think too much about it.

- Downton Abbey - 4x08


Mr. Branson is a keen political thinker. He proves this by not being afraid to question his own beliefs.

- Isobel Crawley in Downton Abbey - 4x08

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Something to Remember

"It's no good, Tony. I can't. I'm not free of him. Yesterday you said, I fill your brain. Well, Matthew fills mine, still. And I don't want to be without him. Not yet."
"Can I ask one favour? And then I really will go and leave you in peace."
"What is it?"
"Will you kiss me, please? I will never love again as I love you in this moment, and I must have something to remember."

- Lady Mary and Lord Gillingham in Downton Abbey - 4x04


There is no such thing as a marriage between two intelligent people that does not sometimes have to negotiate thin ice. I know. You must wait until things become clear, and they will. The damage cannot be irreparable when a man and a woman love each other as much as you do. My goodness, that was strong talk for an Englishman.

- Lord Grantham in Downton Abbey - 4x04


The business of life is the acquisition of memories. In the end, that's all there is.

- Mr. Carson in Downton Abbey - 4x04

Monday, October 7, 2013


Sometimes I don't know whom I'm most in mourning for -- Matthew or the person I used to be when I was with him.

- Lady Mary in Downton Abbey - 4x03

"But it won't bring him back for you to sit alone night after night."
"I know. But you see I have this feeling that when I laugh or read a book or hum a tune, it means that I've forgotten him for just a moment, and it's that that I can't bear."

- Violet Crawley and Isobel Crawley in Downton Abbey - 4x03

"I was wrong to hesitate. But then guilt has the power to make all of us do strange things."

- Isobel Crawley in Downton Abbey - 4x03

Monday, September 30, 2013


Nothing's as changeable as a young man's heart. Take hope and a warning from that.

- Mrs. Patmore in Downton Abbey - 4x02

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


I realize that the socially acceptable time to wallow in grief is coming to an end.... I feel like there are two types of people in this world, Rossi, the ones that get over their grief and move on, and the ones that descend into some sort of endless misery.... I'm not sleeping because when I do I dream of Maeve. When I see her, I feel the sweetest relief imaginable. She always asks me to dance. But I can't. 'Cause I don't know how to dance. I never even got to touch her when she was alive. I know if I give in to that fantasy, I'll be lost forever, so I force myself to wake up. Is that part of normal healing?

- Dr. Spencer Reid in Criminal Minds - 8x20 - Alchemy

Friday, September 6, 2013


Leonard: Well the key to acquiring proficiency in any task is repetition.
Sheldon: With certain obvious exceptions.
Sheldon: Suicide, for example.

- The Big Bang Theory - 1x08 - The Grasshopper Experiment


Is it just me or does web chatting with your clothes on seem a little pointless?

- Howard Wolowitz in The Big Bang Theory - 1x08 - The Grasshopper Experiment

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


You mistake my choice not to feel as a reflection of not caring, while I assure you the truth is precisely the opposite.

- Spock in Star Trek - Into Darkness

Friday, May 3, 2013


There's no such thing as magic. Not in the traditional, abracadabra, genie-in-a-bottle kind of way. But there is a magic in knowing that while not everything can be repaired, most everything can be survived.

- Meredith Grey voice over in Grey's Anatomy - 9x22 - Do You Believe in Magic

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


"Life is about making mistakes."
"And death is about wishing you made a whole lot more."

- Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler in The Bounty Hunter

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Who wants a real life when you can dance?

- Kendrick in Bones - 8x10 - The Diamond in the Rough

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Strong vs. Impervious

"You know the difference between strength and imperviousness, right?"
"Not if you're going to get all scientific on me."
"Well, a substance that is impervious to damage doesn't need to be strong. When you and I met, I was an impervious substance. Now I am a strong substance."
"I think I know what you mean."
"A time could come when you aren't angry anymore and I'm strong enough to risk losing the last of my imperviousness. Maybe then we could try to be together."

- Bones and Booth in Bones - 6x16 - The Blackout in the Blizzard