These are my favorite quotes from the past week, mostly from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.
Chaplain Hopkins: In her grief is found our purpose. To comfort, not to confront.
M’gann: I’m brave because you showed me how to be.
Josephine Baker: You know, Ernest calls them the Lost Generation, but I think he stole that from Gertrude.
Lucy: Lost Generation. I get it.
Josephine: Oh? How so?
Lucy: All seen too much violence. Aimless, confused, don’t know what’s right or wrong, good or bad.
Josephine: Sounds like you’re not just talking about them.
Lucy: I’m, uh… I-I was a teacher.
Lucy: A good one. I loved the research, the facts. I love facts, they’re solid. You can trust them. Your personal life might be a mess, but you always have the facts. It’s like… standing on concrete. But then you realize you’re standing on quicksand, and nothing’s true.
Josephine: You know, you’re wrong about one thing.
Lucy: What’s that?
Josephine: When Ernest calls them the Lost Generation, he doesn’t mean aimless. He means battered. Broke down. But getting ready to stand back up. There’s a difference.
Lucy: I like that.
Wyatt: You can call it fate, or God, or the Force, but I am meant to do something. I am meant to protect the both of you. I see that now, and I will.
Lucy: You realize you sound like a crazy person, right?
Wyatt: I sound like you.
This Is Us
Sophie: You better be dying. And soon. But you’re not, are you? No. Look at you. You’re glowing. God, that’s is so annoying. Why don’t you age?
Brennan: You’d think after 12 years you could handle a little viscera with your oatmeal.
Chichester: Mr. Coop, even though I am black, I am not related by blood to every slave stolen from Africa.
Jasper: I don’t want us to survive. I want us to live.
Sydney: That thing they tell us is crazy, how I don’t want to be handled, or you see stuff and hear, whatever, voices. That’s what makes you you.
Veronica: I don’t follow rules. I make them. And when necessary, I break them.
The Vampire Diaries
Alaric: You don’t give the Devil what he wants if you don’t know why he wants it.