"The human life is made up of choices. Yes or no. In or out. Up or down. And then there are the choices that matter. Love or hate. To be a hero or to be a coward. To fight or to give in. To live. Or die. Live or die. That’s the important choice. And it’s not always in our hands."
"You think I want to look at you? That I wouldn’t rather be looking at my wife? I’m married. I have responsibilities. She doesn’t drive me crazy. She doesn’t make it impossible for me to feel normal. She doesn’t make me sick to my stomach thinking about my veternarian touching her with his hands. Man, I would give anything to not be looking at you!"
"Did you say it? ‘I love you. I don’t ever want to live without you. You changed my life.’ Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in ‘cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."
"There’s a reason I said I’d be happy alone. It wasn’t ‘cause I thought I’d be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It’s easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don’t have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It’s like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever."
"His trumpet isn’t here. His entire Eugene Foote collection, vinyls and CD’s. His grandmother’s picture was by the bed. His lucky scrub cap was hanging on the door. He’s gone. I’m.. I’m free. Damn it. Damn it, damn it! Oh God, get this off me! Take this off, take this off! I can’t… Help me, help me, help me!"
"Where have you been?! I’ve been waiting and waiting for you! And I did this stupid, embarrassing, humiliating, corny thing. And I was just gonna tell you that, this over here is our kitchen and this is our living room, and over there that’s the room our kids could play. I had this whole thing about I was gonna build us a house, but I don’t build houses because I’m a surgeon. And now I’m here feeling like a lame ass loser. I got all whole and healed and you don’t show up. And now it’s all ruined because you took so long to come home! And I couldn’t even find that bottle of champagne."