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: Humans constantly feel pain in their hearts. Because the heart is so sensitive to pain, humans also feel that to live is to suffer. You're so delicate, like glass, especially your heart. Shinji Ikari
: Me? Kaworu Nagisa
: Yes, and you have my regard for it. Shinji Ikari
: Regard? Kaworu Nagisa
: In other words, I love you.
[Kaworu is seen sitting on an Angel-shaped piece of rubble. He is humming the Symphony No.9 in D Minor 4th Movement:Presto, 'Ode of Joy.'
] Kaworu Nagisa
: Singing is great. Singing enriches the soul. It's the crowning achievement of the civilization that the Lilim created. Don't you feel the same? Ikari Shinji-kun?
[Unit-01 grips Kaworu in its left hand
] Shinji Ikari
: Kaworu-kun, why? Kaworu Nagisa
: Because it's my destiny to continue to live, even if it may result in the destruction of humanity. But I can also die here. Life and death are of equal value to me. Dying of your own will. That is the one and only absolute freedom there is. Shinji Ikari
: What? Kaworu-kun, I don't understand what you're saying! Kaworu-kun... Kaworu Nagisa
: And, you are not a being who should die. Your people need the future. Thank you. I'm glad I met you.
[for a long, long moment, Shinji and the EVA hold still, as Kaworu looks up at them. Then, the fist closes with a loud crush
: It's time. Kaworu Nagisa
: Time to go? Shinji Ikari
: Yeah. I have to go to bed. Kaworu Nagisa
: With me? Shinji Ikari
: You are delicate, like glass.
: This is mankind's fate. The thread of human hope is spun with the flax of sorrow.
: [to Shinji
] You must seize the future. It is what you live for!