You are the biggest fool that I know, but much to my heart's regret, I am the second biggest fool. Oh you cannot begin to understand the things that I have given up for you, the happiness that I have turned my back on for this family.


Virginia: Dan, I've been so happy with you, but I don't see how you and the work go together. I don't ever see Bill accepting us.
Dan: It's not up to him. Bill can never make you happy. Not as a man to love. You know this. I know this. Virginia, I'm here because I love you, and I want you to be my wife, but I can't run after you trying to make you see things you already know. That I can't do.

You think that you're doing God's work? We are the ones that are saving people, giving them hope. It's people like you, weak and deluded, that keep people in the dark, afraid and lonely and suffering, so don't talk to me about God because, as far as I know, God doesn't want people to suffer, and yet because of you and the havoc that you have created, they will.


Bill, you're right about me, in many ways, how I love the work and the accomplishments, and the recognition, but where you're wrong is thinking that I want those things in place of happiness. I want to be happy in a life bigger than work. I can't be a whole person without that.


I am protecting them from the false impression that their father is a monster because if I leave now, that is what I am saying, not just to the world, but to my children, and there's no taking it back. No matter what happens, no matter if the charges are dropped, he will forever be the man their mother didn't want under the same roof.


You were just looking out for yourself. You're always just looking out for yourself.


You're a son of a bitch, Bill, and a misguided one if you think that alienating Virginia is the way to win her back. That is your endgame, isn't it?


Did you think you were different? They all do. Enjoy it, Virginia. He's a lovely man. A true gentleman. He'll always open the door for you. He'll never forget your birthday, whisk you away on business trips, take you in his arms and dance with you even though there's no music playing, and when he shows up at your doorstep and tells you that he wants you to spend the rest of your life with him, in that moment, you will think he means it.


Coat check girl: May I take your coats?
Bill: Yes, thank you.
Virginia: I'll keep mine, thank you very much.
Bill: You sure? I think you'll be more comfortable..
Virginia: Is this another thing you would like to overrule me on?
Bill: The lady will be keeping her coat.
Virginia: In case I throw a drink in his face and need to make a speedy exit, which is entirely possible.

When I think of how she must see me, how she must look at me, it's as if I am seeing myself, clearly, for the very first time.


The one thing, the only thing I've done right is loving someone so completely with as much of my broken soul as I can muster, and if I give up on that... I can't, I can't give up on that or I'll have nothing. I'll be nothing.


Libby: I can't. I won't keep going like this. There just has to be something better.
Paul: Libby, you can have something better with me.

Masters of Sex Quotes

I think women often confuse love with physical attraction.


Women fake orgasms, maybe all of em. Although I haven't checked my clipboard lately