Connie Porter: Dying together’s even more personal than living together.
Aggie Hunter: Don’t worry for me. I’m here if you need me. I can’t help my own nature. If I love you it’s something I can’t help, and something that I need. People are what they are and love what they love, and I don’t see any sense in trying to be something else. I wouldn’t trade it for a box at the opera, the thing I feel for you. And you can’t change it or take it away from me. And there you are mister jack in the box.
Evelyn: Things can’t always be the same. Or people.
Robert Manette: You know, sometimes when I listen to it I feel that, that there’s nothing that man is capable of that I can’t do. Then it stops and it’s over.
Abigail Martin: Oh, not for me. When I hear good music I feel, well I feel as though something had been added to my life that wasn’t there before.
Robert Manette: I’d like that. Think you can teach me?
Emmy Kockenlocker: Couldn’t you think of some bright way? You always have bright ideas.
Constable Edmund Kockenlocker: Listen, zipperpuss. Someday, they’re just gonna find your hair ribbon and an axe someplace. Nothing else. The mystery of Morgan’s Creek.
Trudy Kockenlocker: Papa, that’s really not being very helpful.
Constable Edmund Kockenlocker: Well, what do you want me to do, learn to knit?
Richard Wanley: The Biblical injunction “Thou shalt not kill” is one that requires qualification in view of our broader knowledge of impulses behind homicide. The various legal categories such as first and second degree murder, the various degrees of homicide, manslaughter, are civilized recognitions of impulses of various degrees of culpability. The man who kills in self defense, for instance, must not be judged by the same standards applied to the man who kills for gain.