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Seth: I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss of her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it. One.

Maggie Rice: I'm not afraid. When they ask me what I liked the best, I'll tell them, it was you.

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Maggie Rice: I don't understand a God who would let us meet, if there's no way we could ever be together.

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Seth: [about Susan] She said, what good would wings be if you couldn't feel the wind on your face?

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Seth: You're an excellent doctor.

Maggie: How do you know?

Seth: I have a feeling.

Maggie: That's pretty flimsy evidence.

Seth: Close your eyes. It's just for a moment.

[touches her hand]

Seth: What am I doing?

Maggie: You're... touching me.

Seth: Touch. How do you know?

Maggie: Because, I feel it.

Seth: You should trust that. You don't trust it enough.

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Maggie: Why do you wear the same clothes all the time? Why won't you give me your phone number? Are you married?

Seth: No.

Maggie: Are you homeless?

Seth: No.

Maggie: Are you a drummer?

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Maggie Rice: Those eyes. The way he looked right... right down into me.

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Maggie Rice: I wait all day, just hoping for one more minute with you, and I don't even know you.

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Seth: To touch you... and to feel you. To be able to hold your hand right now. Do you know what that means to me? Do you - Do you know how much I love you?

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Nathaniel Messinger: Some things are true whether you believe 'em or not.

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Seth: The little girl asked me if she could be an angel.

Cassiel: They all want wings.

Seth: I never know what to say.

Cassiel: Tell them the truth. Angels aren't human. We were never human.

Seth: What if I just make her a little pair of wings out of paper?

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Seth: Why do people cry?

Maggie: What do you mean?

Seth: I mean, what happens physically?

Maggie: Well... umm... tear ducts operate on a normal basis to lubricate and protect the eye and when you have an emotion they overact and create tears.

Seth: Why? Why do they overact?

Maggie: [pause] I don't know.

Seth: Maybe... maybe emotion becomes so intense your body just can't contain it. Your mind and your feelings become too powerful, and your body weeps.

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Seth: Can I ask you something?

Susan: Yes?

Seth: What did you like best?

Susan: Pajamas.

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Maggie Rice: Got a message for me?

Seth: I already gave it to you.

Maggie Rice: Well, did you use my pager? 'Cause I usually don't get my messages unless you beep me.

Seth: You've definitely been beeped.

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Maggie Rice: Are you here? I want to see you. Let me see you. Just stay. Just stay until I fall asleep.

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Seth: I fell.

Ann: Evidently. Off a train?

Seth: I fell in love. Ann, please help me find her.

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Maggie Rice: Do you feel that?

Seth: Yes.

Maggie Rice: And that? How's it feel? Tell me what it feels like.

Seth: I can't.

Maggie Rice: Try.

Seth: Warm. Aching.

Maggie Rice: It's okay. We fit together.

Seth: I know.

Maggie Rice: We were made to fit together.

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Seth: Am I too late?

Maggie Rice: Too late?

Seth: Jordan?

Maggie Rice: I couldn't marry Jordan. I'm in love with you.

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Seth: Hello Maggie! It's nice to see you again.

Maggie Rice: It's weird to see you again.

Seth: Weird is nice.

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Seth: Let's go somewhere.

Maggie: Where?

Seth: I don't care.

Maggie: What do you wanna do?

Seth: Anything.

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Seth: What's that like? What's it taste like? Describe it like Hemingway.

Maggie Rice: Well, it tastes like a pear. You don't know what a pear tastes like?

Seth: I don't know what a pear tastes like to you.

Maggie Rice: Sweet, juicy, soft on your tongue, grainy like a sugary sand that dissolves in your mouth. How's that?

Seth: It's perfect.

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Maggie: No dying now, Mr. Messinger. Not until you give me Seth's phone number.

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Maggie: What happened?

Seth: Free will.

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Nathaniel Messinger: [to Seth] I can't see you, but I know you're there.

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Nathaniel Messinger: Seth knows no fear, no pain, no hunger, he hears music in the sunrise. But he'd give it all up, he loves you that much.

Maggie Rice: I don't understand.

Nathaniel Messinger: He can fall, he can give up his existence as he knows it, he can give up eternity and become... one of us.

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Maggie: Are you a visitor?

Seth: Yes.

Maggie: Well, visiting hours have been over since 8.

Seth: Wh-Why do they have that?

Maggie: What?

Seth: Hours. Doesn't it help the patient to be visited?

Maggie: Well, who are you visiting? Mr. Messinger?

Seth: Right now?

Maggie: Yeah.

Seth: You.

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Cassiel: To smell the air.

Seth: Taste water.

Cassiel: Read a newspaper.

Seth: To lie.

Cassiel: Through your teeth. To feed the dog.

Seth: Touch her hair.

Cassiel: What are you waiting for?

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Seth: I came to take Mr. Balford... and I saw you. I couldn't take my eyes off you. How you fought for him. And you looked right at me... like I was a man.

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Seth: I was there in the stairwell... when you cried for your patient. And I touched you, remember?

Maggie Rice: Why are you doing this?

Seth: Because I'm in love with you.

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Seth: I always asked the dying what they liked best about living. Wrote it down in my book. This is it. This is what I like best.

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Maggie Rice: We have our whole lives together. You and me. Mr. and Mrs. Plate.

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Ann: Never date a man who knows more about your vagina than you do.

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Maggie: Something happened in my OR. And, I got this-this jolt - I got this feeling that there's something... bigger is out there. There's something bigger than me and bigger than you, and it- Does that sound crazy?

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Mack Truck driver: Where are you headed?

Seth: Tahoe!

Mack Truck driver: Reno.

Seth: Tahoe!

Mack Truck driver: I'm going to Reno!

Seth: I'm going to Tahoe!

Mack Truck driver: Hop in, we'll figure it out when we get there.

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Seth: That doctor in the operating room. She looked right at me.

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Nathaniel Messinger: Listen, kid: he gave these bozos the greatest gift in the universe - you think he didn't give it to us, too?

Seth: Which gift?

Nathaniel Messinger: Free will, brother. Free will.

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Maggie Rice: We fight for people's lives in here, right?

Jordan Ferris: Uh-huh.

Maggie Rice: Don't you ever wonder who it is we're fighting with?

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Seth: I can't see you but I know you're there.

Seth: [Cassiel appears] Am I being punished?

Cassiel: Come on, you know better than that.

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Nathaniel Messinger: [telepathically to Seth while eating pancakes] ... and you're reading my mind right now.

Seth: Stop that!

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