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The Way We Were (1973) Poster

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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?

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

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

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: People are more important than their principles.

Katie Morosky Gardner: People ARE their principles.

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...

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?

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

[Katie proposes chucking politics in order to save their marriage]

Hubbell Gardner: You're unhappy unless you do something. Because of me, you're trying to lay out, but that's wrong... wrong for you. Commitment is part of you. Part of what makes you attractive, part of what attracted me to you.

Hubbell Gardner: A... two cheese burgers and four cokes.

Katie Morosky Gardner: Onion?

Hubbell Gardner: Yeah, in the cokes.

Katie Morosky Gardner: Your girl is lovely, Hubbell.

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

Katie Morosky Gardner: Hubbell, it's Katie. You did know it was Katie.

[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.

Katie Morosky Gardner: Happy Rosh Hashana.

Hubbell Gardner: What kind of pie?

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