Henry Mills: [to David] You'll find another way. In the book, things always look worse right before there's good news.
Leroy: [running towards them with the other six dwarves] Terrible news! Terrible news! We were out at the town limits. Tell 'em who you think you are, Sneezy!
Mr. Clark: Will you stop calling me that? You know who I am. I'm Tom Clark, I own the Dark Star Pharmacy. What's going on here?
Leroy: [to the others] If you cross the border, you lose your memory all over again.
Archie Hopper: And coming back doesn't fix it?
Leroy: If it did, would I have come running in yelling, "Terrible news"? If we leave, our cursed selves become our only selves.
Regina Mills: Maybe you should be less concerned with hats, and more concerned with taking care of my son.
David Nolan: [sarcastically] Oh, because you took such great care of him.
Regina Mills: I will not listen to childcare lectures from a man who put his daughter in a box and shipped her to Maine.
David Nolan: Look, I get wanting to leave here, I do. And I get that it's easier to let go of bad memories, but... even bad memories are part of us. David, Storybrooke David, was- is... weak... confused. And he hurt the woman I love. I wouldn't give up being Charming just to be him. But you know what? I wouldn't make the other trade either. Because that David reminds me not only of whom I lost... but of who I want to be. My weaknesses and my strengths, David and the Prince, I am both. Just like you. You are both. The town is both. We are both.
Henry Mills: Gramps, you gotta use me! Come on! The curse was broken 'cause of me! Let me help!
[hears the door close]
Henry Mills: Or not.
[David is rehearsing a speech to the people of Storybrooke, with little success]
Henry Mills: No. Keep going. You were onto something.
David Nolan: No, I wasn't. I did the fighting, Snow did the talking.
Regina Mills: Surprised you don't have armed guards 'round the clock.
David Nolan: Don't need 'em. We both know if you step outside, there's a line a mile long for your head.
David Nolan: Frustrated, are we? Serves you right. You earned every bit of this.
Regina Mills: Keep on baiting me, Charming! Right now I don't have magic and I don't have my son, but when I get one, I get the other. And you don't want to be around when that happens.
David Nolan: If you have to use magic to keep your son, you don't really have him.
Dr. Whale: Hey, let me ask you something. Are the nuns still nuns, or can they, you know, date?
David Nolan: Uh, I don't know. Blue!
Dr. Whale: Don't say it's me asking.
Archie Hopper: Regina. I thought you might want to talk.
Regina Mills: Oh, right, the conscience thing.
Archie Hopper: It's what I do.
Regina Mills: I'm in no mood.
Archie Hopper: It's too bad, 'cause... 'cause I think talking about your pain might be very helpful. Might help you learn who you truly are.
Regina Mills: [with quiet intensity] I know who I am.
[Jefferson is not very inclined to help David get into the Enchanted Forest]
David Nolan: I'm the closest thing left to a sheriff here, so I can just throw you in a cell until you figure out a way.
Jefferson: Then all we'll do is both sit, stuck - two lives in our heads, cursed worse than ever. Two lives forever at odds. Double the pain; double the suffering.
David Nolan: I'm here to buy something... a way to find someone.
Mr. Gold: What, like a map?
David Nolan: Something with a bit more kick. Like the ring you gave me to find Snow.
Mr. Gold: Ah, yeah. Magic. Whom are you following?
David Nolan: Not telling.
Mr. Gold: So, do you have something of theirs, this missing person?
David Nolan: Yes.
Mr. Gold: May I see it?
David Nolan: No.
[smiles at Mr. Gold who chuckles back]
Rumplestiltskin: [to Regina] I know everything about you, my dear. I held you in my arms. You were younger, more... portable. There is much history between your family and me... history both in the past and in the future.
Regina: Daddy, you don't know what Mother's doing to me. It's like she's turning me into her. I have to get away.
Henry: Get away? But tomorrow's the wedding, child.
Regina: I don't want to marry the king. I've told you that.
Henry: Are you certain it isn't just cold feet?
Regina: Daddy, this is not cold feet. This, this is... this is insanity! I'm angry all the time. She's making me crazy.
Henry: She wants to give you everything she never got for herself.
Regina: I don't want her life! I want a life of my own.
Regina: Rumplesh... shtilts... Rumpleshtiltskin, I summon thee.
Rumplestiltskin: That's not how you say it, dearie. But then, you didn't have to say anything.
Rumplestiltskin: It's been some time; but I knew this day would come. I've been waiting for it. And I'm so happy... we're back where we belong.
Regina: Where's that?
Mr. Gold: Leave. Please.
Regina Mills: Well... how about that? Your "pleases" have lost their punch.
Mr. Gold: Well, the fact remains... jump-starting your magic is not in my best interests.
Regina Mills: You know what else isn't in your best interest? Having everyone know the Enchanted Forest still exists. Knowing that you and I are keeping that little secret. You're up to something. And it doesn't involve going back home.
Mr. Gold: It appears when I bought that "Closed" sign, I was just throwing my money away.
[when David enters Mr. Gold's shop uninvited]
[Granny comes to the town meeting with a crossbow]
Ruby: Granny, do you really need that?
Granny: We got a lawless town, Ruby. Damn right I need it.
Mr. Clark/Sneezy: You know, what if we found a turtle and sorta nudged it over first?
[before being pushed over the border of the village]
David Nolan: [to the townspeople trying to leave Storybrooke] If you cross that line, you're gonna be lost! Everyone who loves you will lose you. But there's something worse: you'll lose yourself. Look, I get wanting to leave here, I do. And I get that it's easier to let go of bad memories, but... even bad memories are part of us. David, Storybrooke David, was, is... weak. Confused. And he hurt the woman I love. I wouldn't give up being Charming just to be him. But you know what? I wouldn't make the other trade either. Because that David reminds me not only of whom I lost... but of who I want to be. My weaknesses and my strengths, David and the Prince, I am both. Just like you. You are both. The town is both. We are both. Stay here, and every choice is open to you. Live in the woods, if you want. Hell, live in a shoe, if you want! Or eat frozen burritos and write software. Let's open Granny's, and the school, and get back to work. I will protect you. She won't be able to hurt any of us, not as long as I'm alive. Not as long as we all come together. As we did before! As we shall do again.
Henry Mills: How long am I in prison? Till I grow up?
Regina Mills: Henry, I rescued you because I love you.
Henry Mills: So I'm a prisoner because you love me. That's not fair.
Regina Mills: You can have all the friends you want come over anytime, and you can show them everything in your book.
Henry Mills: No one's gonna want to come over here. They're scared of you.
Regina Mills: You can make them not be scared. You can make them love you.
Henry Mills: I don't want that. I don't want to be you.
Cora: The king's not a strong man. The kingdom will be yours. Raise the tributes, form a personal guard. Let everyone know where the new power lies, and you'll hold the hearts of your people in your hands.
Regina: Is that what you would do, Mother?
Cora: That's exactly what I would do.
Regina: Well, the thing is, I don't want to be you.
Regina Mills: [to her son] I don't know how to love very well. I wasn't capable of it for a very long time. But I know, I remember... that if you hold on to someone too hard, that doesn't make them love you. I'm sorry I lied to you, that I made you feel like I didn't know who you are. But I want you to be here because you want to be here, not because I forced you. And not because of magic. I want to redeem myself.
Regina: [referring to her mother] People say I look like her when she was younger.
Rumplestiltskin: Really? I don't see it.
Mr. Gold: [handing Regina the book of spells] Careful, dearie. These are straight-up spells - rough on the system.
Regina Mills: I don't care if they turn me green. I'm getting my son back!
Mr. Gold: Oh, my!
Regina Mills: What?
Mr. Gold: [indicating the book] It's just holding that. I told you once you didn't look like her, but now... now I can see it.
Regina: Mama, I don't wanna marry the king. I don't want this life!
Cora: You're just frightened of having all that power.
Regina: I don't want power! I want to be free.
Cora: Power is freedom.
[Regina has returned the book of spells to Rumplestiltskin]
Rumplestiltskin: Before you go... answer me this: how did it feel?
Regina: I love my mother...
Rumplestiltskin: That's not what I asked, dearie. How did it feel, to use magic?
Regina: It doesn't matter. I'll never use it again.
Rumplestiltskin: Why not?
Regina: Because I loved it!
Rumplestiltskin: [squeals in delight] You've discovered who you are. You could do so much now. If-you-let-me-show-you-how.
Regina: Through magic.
Rumplestiltskin: Through many things.
Regina: And what do you get out of it?
Rumplestiltskin: Someday... you'll do something for me. Let me guide you.
Regina: And I won't become like her?
Rumplestiltskin: That, dearie, is entirely up... to you.