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Hubbell (Character)
from The Way We Were (1973)

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The Way We Were (1973)
[to Katie]
Hubbell Gardner: You hold on and I don't know how. And I wish I did. Maybe you were born committed... I can't get negative enough. I can't get angry enough. And I can't get positive enough.

Hubbell Gardner: When you love someone, from Roosevelt to me, you go deaf, dumb and blind.

[discussing advocacy for political causes]
Hubbell Gardner: I don't see how you can do it.
Katie Morosky Gardner: And I don't see how you can't

Hubbell Gardner: The trouble with some people is they work too hard.

Hubbell Gardner: What kind of pie?

Katie Morosky Gardner: You'll never find anyone as good for you as I am, to believe in you as much as I do or love you as much!
Hubbell Gardner: I know that.
Katie Morosky Gardner: Well then, why?

Katie Morosky Gardner: I don't have the right style for you do I?
Hubbell Gardner: No you don't have the right style.
Katie Morosky Gardner: I'll change.
Hubbell Gardner: No, don't change. You're your own girl, you have your own style.
Katie Morosky Gardner: But then I won't have you. Why can't I have you?
Hubbell Gardner: Because you push too hard, every damn minute. There's no time to ever relax and enjoy living. Every things too serious to be so serious.
Katie Morosky Gardner: If I push too hard it's because I want things to be better, I want us to be better, I want you to be better. Sure I make waves you have I mean you have to. And I'll keep making them till your everything you should be and will be. You'll never find anyone as good for you as I am, to believe in you as much as I do or to love you as much.
Hubbell Gardner: I know that.
Katie Morosky Gardner: Well then why?
Hubbell Gardner: Do you think if I come back its going to be okay by magic? What's going to change? What's going to be different? We'll both be wrong, we'll both lose.
Katie Morosky Gardner: Couldn't we both win?

Katie Morosky Gardner: Wouldn't it be lovely if we were old? We'd have survived all this. Everything thing would be easy and uncomplicated; the way it was when we were young.
Hubbell Gardner: Katie, it was never uncomplicated.

Hubbell Gardner: A... two cheese burgers and four cokes.
Katie Morosky Gardner: Onion?
Hubbell Gardner: Yeah, in the cokes.

Hubbell Gardner: [when Katie doesn't want to go to a party with Hubbell's friends] Maybe something terrible will happen - maybe you'll have a good time.

Hubbell Gardner: People are more important than their principles.
Katie Morosky Gardner: People ARE their principles.

Hubbell Gardner: You think you're easy? Compared to what, the Hundred Years' War?

Hubbell Gardner: You never give up, do you?
Katie Morosky Gardner: Only when I'm absolutely forced to. But I'm a very good loser...
Hubbell Gardner: Better than I am.
Katie Morosky Gardner: Well, I've had... more practice.

Katie Morosky Gardner: Your girl is lovely, Hubbell. Why don't you bring her for a drink when you come?
Hubbell Gardner: I can't come, Katie. I can't...
Katie Morosky Gardner: I know...

Hubbell Gardner: Are you really so sure of everything you're so sure of?

Hubbell Gardner: [to Katie] Are you really so sure of everything you're so sure of?