Newland: You know, I hardly remembered you.
Ellen: Hardly remembered?
Newland: I mean, each time is the same. You happen to me all over again.
Ellen: Yes, I know. For me too.
Newland: Ellen, we can't stay like this. It can't last.
Ellen: I think we should look at reality, not dreams.
Newland: I just want us to be together.
Ellen: I can't be your wife, Newland. Is it your idea I should live with you as your mistress?
Newland: Somehow I want to get away with you and find a world where words like that don't exist.
Ellen: Oh, my dear. Where is that country? Have you ever been there? Is there anywhere we can be happy behind the backs of people who trust us?
Newland: I'mbeyond caring about that.
Ellen: No, you're not. You've never been beyond that. I have. I know what it looks like. It's no place for us. Why are we stopping? This isn't Granny's.
Newland: I'll get out here. You were right, I shouldn't have come today.
May: What are you reading?
Newland: It's a book about Japan.
Newland: I don't know. Because it's a different country.
May: You used to read poetry. It was so nice when you read it to me. Newland, you'll catch your death.
Newland: Of course.
Voiceover: But then he realized, "I am dead. I've been dead for months and months." Then it occurred to him that she might die. People did. Young people, healthy people did. She might die and set him free.
Newland: Ellen, I have to see you. I knew you were leaving again.
Ellen: I'm not leaving. Granny's asked me to stay and take care of her.
Newland: Then we have to talk now.
Ellen: I'm due at Regina's. Granny lent me her carriage. I know, Granny says Beaufort's a scoundrel, but so is my husband and the family still wants me to go back to him. Only Granny understands. She's even seen to my allowance.
Newland: I have to see you somewhere we can be alone.
Ellen: In New York?
Newland: Alone. Somewhere we can be alone. The art museum in the park. 2:30 tomorrow. I'll be at the door. You came to New York because you were afraid.
Newland: Of my coming to Washington.
Ellen: I thought I would be safer.
Newland: Safer from me? Ellen? Safer from loving me?
Ellen: Shall I come to you once and then go home?
Newland: Come to me once then.
Ellen: The day after.