Gwendolen Harleth: You know... All my life I thought the world revolves around my hopes, my desires... Now I know the world goes on without me and my hopes, my desires mean nothing.
Daniel Deronda: No, don't say that.
Gwendolen Harleth: Don't be afraid. I mean to live. I am young after all, and not so bad. I shall be better for having known you.
Sir Hugo Mallinger: Perhaps I liked a little too well having you to myself. But if I have caused you any pain which could have been avoided, I hope you will forgive me.
Daniel Deronda: No. You've never caused me any pain.
[gets up, approaches Sir Hugo and puts his hand on his shoulder]
Daniel Deronda: You have been the best of fathers to me.
Sir Hugo Mallinger: [puts his hand on Daniel's] And you have been the best of sons.
Gwendolen Harleth: Dear Daniel, don't think of me sorrowfully wherever you may go. You must live after life which is new, and I must live my own. I shall remember your words. Every one of them. I shall remember what you believed about me, that I am worth something after all. You have mend me more deeply and cared more fully than anyone, and I only thought of myself. And made you grieve. You mustn't grieve anymore for me. It is better - it shall be better with me because I have known you. Gwendolen Grandcourt.