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: I think we should look at reality, not dreams. Newland Archer
: I just want us to be together! Ellen Olenska
: I can't be your wife, Newland! Is it your idea that I should live with you as your mistress? Newland Archer
: I want... Somehow, I want to get away with you... and... and find a world where words like that don't exist!
: I knew you'd come. Newland Archer
: That shows you wanted me to.
: Newland. You couldn't be happy if it meant being cruel. If we act any other way I'll be making you act against what I love in you most. And I can't go back to that way of thinking. Don't you see? I can't love you unless I give you up.
: Honest? Isn't that why you always admire Julius Beaufort? He was more honest than the rest of us, wasn't he, we've got no character, no color, no variety. I wonder why you just don't go back to Europe. Ellen
: I believe that's because of you.
: You gave me my first glimpse of a real life. Then you asked me to go on with the false one. No one can endure that. Ellen
: I'm enduring it.
: How can we be happy behind the backs of people who trust us?
: Is New York such a labyrinth? I thought it was all straight up and down like Fifth Avenue. All the cross streets numbered and big honest labels on everything. Newland Archer
: Everything is labeled, but everybody is not. Ellen Olenska
: Then I must count on you for warnings too.
: Is fashion such a serious consideration? Newland Archer
: Among those who have nothing more serious to consider.
: They never knew what it meant to be tempted, but you did.