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Sarah Williams (Character)
from Waking the Dead (2000)

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Waking the Dead (2000)
Sarah Williams: Ambition is... the ice on the lake of emotion.
[They walk for a moment in silence]
Fielding Pierce: Who said that?
Sarah Williams: I did.

Sarah Williams: It is so infuriating loving you sometimes!
Fielding Pierce: Well, the feeling's mutual.

Sarah Williams: I don't want to watch you turn into a cog in their machine.
Fielding Pierce: That's so fucking condescending. Sometimes cogs can make machines run a little but better.
Sarah Williams: Sometimes yes. Mostly they turn in circles and wear out. Then they get replaced.

Sarah Williams: You, um, still haven't told ,e how you got the idea you wanted to be a senator.
Fielding Pierce: That's not actually what I want. I want to be the President.
[Sarah smiles]
Fielding Pierce: Why are you smiling?
Sarah Williams: Because you mean it.

Fielding Pierce: I risk throwing away everything that I've worked for. This way eventually, I can make some real substantial changes without throwing away my life on some ultimately meaningless gesture.
Sarah Williams: Sometimes, meaningless gestures are all we have.

Sarah Williams: We will never be apart. We may be at each other's throats or we may be separated by 5,000 miles, but we'll never be apart.

Sarah Williams: You can't be everything to me.
Fielding Pierce: I want to be.
Sarah Williams: Oh, dear. I love that you said that.

Sarah Williams: You have to love me too. Not an image, not an idea. And not in spite of who I am.

Sarah Williams: You are the incarnation of your family's ambition. I am the incarnation of your family's fear.

Sarah Williams: Our lives have taken us so far apart now. It seems wrong to think we belong together.
Fielding Pierce: But I think it.
Sarah Williams: I do too. I think I know why.
Fielding Pierce: Why?
Sarah Williams: Because it's what we want. But... so few people get what they want. And the ones they do aren't really the lucky ones anyway.
Fielding Pierce: They're not? Who are?
Sarah Williams: The ones that do what they are meant to.