“You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments that stand out, the moments when you really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.” – Henry Drummond

“It’s horrifying how much you can hate yourself for being low and weak and he couldn’t save me from that. So I turned it on him; I tried to empty it onto him. But there was always more, you know. When he tried to help I told him that he made me feel small and worthless. But nobody makes us feel that, we do that for ourselves. I shut him out because I knew if he ever really saw who I was inside, that he wouldn’t love me. And we’re separated now, he’s moved away, and it was so hard not to beg him to stay. And I don’t know if I’m going to get a second chance but I have to believe. That I deserve one. Because we all do.” – When A Man Loves A Woman (1994)

“When I was a kid, my father had this dog that started to get all weak and sickly. He takes it to the vet, he examines it and says a maggot must have laid eggs in the dog’s butt. The baby maggots have crawled up, now they’ve started to grow, and eventually they’re gonna eat the dog alive from the inside. He says it should be put to sleep, because it’s an old dog anyway. But father won’t do it. He takes the dog home, he puts it on the bed, he reaches up into the dog, picking out the maggots with his finger, one by one. It takes him all night, but he gets every last one. That dog outlived my father. That’s love, Sam.” – Addicted To Love (1997)

“He said, ‘You can’t talk about music. Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.’ It’s just as pointless as talking about a lot of things. Love, for instance. Talking about love is like dancing about architecture. So I don’t know. He might be right. But it ain’t gonna stop me from trying.”  – Playing By Heart, 1998

“If you love someone, set him free; if you have to stalk him, he probably wasn’t yours in the first place.” – All About Steve (2009)