"What did you think would happen if I found out, Peter? Did you think I would just keel over and die?"
— May Parker, Amazing Spider-Man #38
(Thinking) I can't say what I've mean meaning to.. I have to say something to you.. "I'm glad to see you cry" but are those my last words? and you only saw me as someone useful.
— Judeau, Berserk, trying to confess his love to Casca as he's dying during the Eclipse.
Aw, come on! I can't tell you everything right away! That would make for a boring story, don't you think?
— Coyote, Gunnerkrigg Court
"Why don't you come right out and say it! Even if the words are probably gonna hurt, I'd rather have the truth than something insincere!"
— Relient K "Come Right Out And Say It"
Bernard: The day your father died...I cleaned his wound. The blade that pierced his body... came from his glider. There's no question about it, your father died by his own hand.
Harry Osborn: You are so fired.
Harry Osborn:: You've known all this time...and you wait until NOW to tell me?
Bernard: I thought this would be the best time to tell you the truth!
Harry Osborn: I took a grenade to the face, DUDE!
— Spiderman 3: How It Should Have Ended
Dave: That's it? Where's the angst? The sleepless nights? The agony as your heart drops through your stomach every time she's near?
Mell: Yeah, us normal folk have this thing where we we actually say something. It's kinda cool, you should try it.
Dave: It's wrong, Mell. It's very, very wrong.
If I loved you, time and again I would try to say all I'd want you to know.
If I loved you, words wouldn't come in an easy way. 'Round in circles I'd go!
Longing to tell you, but afraid and shy, I'd let my golden chances pass me by.
Soon you'd leave me. Off you would go in the mist of day, never, never to know
How I loved you, if I loved you!
I must have rehearsed my lines a thousand times,
Until I had them memorized.
But when I get up the nerve to tell you, the words
Just never seem to come out right.
— Patti Labelle, "If Only You Knew"