The thing about [rogues] is that they don't give their heart lightly. They tuck it away and pretend it doesn't exist because they sense how vulnerable they really are. But when they do give it, they give it to only one person—and it's for life. When they love someone, they will always be loyal. No excuses, no empty promises—it's clad in durasteel.
Liara: She was so cold when I first met her, completely focused on her duty.
Shepard: I don't know that she's lightened up that much.
Liara: She has. Believe me, you have no idea how much you've changed her.
— Liara and Shepard talking about Miranda Lawson, Mass Effect 2
Agent 99: Should have hit you harder.
Maxwell Smart: Is that your default setting? Do you just punch people in the face, willy-nilly? Its Tuesday, I'll punch Max in the face. Ooh, a box of kittens, time to punch Max in the face. Oh, I'm having some bread. Time to punch Max in the face.
— Get Smart (2008)
She, who always seemed so happy in a crowd, her eyes so private and so proud, no one's allowed to see them when they cry.
"When the night has been too lonely,
And the road has been too long,
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong...
Just remember, in the winter,
Far beneath the bitter snows,
Lies the seed that with the sun's love
In the spring becomes the rose."
—Bette Midler, "The Rose"
"I remember her. She bumped into the Titanic once and sank it!"