From "Smallville: Reaper (#1.17)"
My father was the strongest man I ever knew. He lettered in three sports at State. When I see him there in the hospital so weak... it kills me because that's not my father. Whatever you do, for a long time to come, your father is gonna be there to support you. I'll only have a memory of my dad. And I don't want that memory to be of that sick man laying there in the hospital.
Now I get it. It's just... I'd take the man over the memory any day of the week.