Quinn Memorial Library
- Season Two
Cassidy: "Do you have a husband (looking at Sully) Are you
Mike: "No, I don't have a husband, and I don't see...."
Dr. Cassidy: "Well, that's your problem. Get a husband!
Women belong in the home. They don't belong in horse races,
and they certainly don't belong in the medical field!"
Mike: "Is he the most bigotous, pompous, condescending...."
Sully: "Easy! Don't pick your battles."
Cassidy: "I know Drew. And he would rather risk his chances
riding to Denver than have some hysterical female cut him
open. This is the best chance he's got!"
Mike: "No, *I'm* the best chance!"
Dr. Cassidy: "That, madam, is a matter of opinion!"
(after Drew is brought back, having died on the route to
Mike: "What do you think his chances are now, doctor?"
"Brian, that was the most stimulatin' pie we've tasted.
Tell the folks what you put in it."
Brian: "I can't remember."
(An indian woman is throwing her things out the door of
the teepee, about to leave her husband)
Sully: "Someone's wife is pretty mad."
Mike: "I feel sorry for the poor man. Whose teepee is it?"
Cloud Dancing: "Mine."
"Do you think a man can love two women at the same
Sully: "If you were one of those women, would you want
Colleen: (to Dr. Mike) "You throw the apple peelin's over
your shoulder and they're suppose to spell out the initials
of the person you're going to marry. You should try it."
Brian: "Bet it'd be a BIG 'S'!"
(all break out laughing)
Michaela: (embarassed) "BRIAN!"
S. and Susan L.
"Thing is, once people get this mad, they forget what they're
fighting about. All they know is they gotta win. Can't back
Dancing: "They will take your horse as well."
Jake: "What? How am I s'posed to get back?"
Cloud Dancing: "You can keep the shoes."
Dr. Mike to Sister Ruth: "I'm not your sister."
Dr. Mike: "I think we've had this discussion before
Reverend. Do you or do you not answer to a higher power?"
Sully: "Maybe you better figure that out, Reverend."
Where the Heart Is
Quinn: (to Sully) "When in Rome, do as the Romans do."
Sully: "They say home is where the heart is, Matthew."
I love you!" - Sully's revelation to Michaela as to why
he really came to Boston. It was such a difficult declaration
for him to make, and it started Mike and Sully on their
journey together. The intonation of Joe's voice when he
spoke it was perfect.
"What's the matter with you?"
Michaela: "What do you mean?"
Sully: "I mean I can start a fire, same as you, as I remember.
Ain't ya glad ta see me?"
Michaela: "Of course I'm glad. I'm just surprised to see
you *here*, that's all."
"What are you doing?"
Sully: "That's obvious, ain't it?"
Michaela: "You're just leaving?"
Sully: "Nothin' ta stay for."
Michaela: "Without even saying goodbye?"
Michaela: "Why did you come here?"
Sully: "What do you care?"
Michaela: "I care!"
Sully: "Well, you sure didn't act like it back there at
Michaela: "I asked you a question."
Sully: "Why did I come?"
Sully: "I told ya."
Michaela: "What's the real reason?"
Michaela: "Because why?"
Sully: "Because I love you."
(the train lurches and she falls against Sully, his arms
embracing her to keep her from falling; she pushes away
and leaves, exiting the train station and wiping the tears
from her eyes; after returning to her mother's home and
finding Sully gone, she decides to return to Colorado; Colleen
sees Sully first and tentatively touches her back; she turns
and sees him, then hesistantly walks towards him; he opens
his arms slightly, she runs down the street and he catches
her in his arms, swinging her around)
Michaela: "I love you, too."
"I'll show you my world."
Michaela: "I've already seen your world. I live here, remember?"
Sully: "Only what I wanted you to see."
Michaela: "And now?"
Sully: "Now, I'll show ya everythin'."
Sully to Mike: "You can't change some things, and you can't
change some people."
Mike: "In my heart I know where I want us to be. But I don't
know how we'll get there."
Sully: "Me neither. There's no maps. But if you're willing
to start off without one..."
Mike: "I am."
Sully: "Then I know where to start."
Cloud Dancing: "Man and woman are not meant to be alone.
Like Mother Earth and Father Sky. Everything needs a partner,
or they become unbalanced. It's nature!"
Sully: "Dr. Mike's an awfully strong force of nature."
Cloud Dancing: "No drinky. Bad water. You get 'em?"
"We're so different. I mean, he sleeps on the ground, likes
to come and go as he pleases. I just don't know that I'm
cut out for all of this. I've always been on my own."
Dorothy: "You're the one that believes folks can change..."
Michaela: "Sully wants to touch and kiss...
Dorothy: "Well, that's...(Dorothy begins to reassure her
there's nothing wrong, but a realization hits her, and she
changes tactics).....you've never been with a man." (she
says this meaning because Michaela has no "experience",
she doesn't understand men in this area.)
Michaela: "Maybe this is all a mistake."
Michaela begins to weep, and Dorothy comforts her.
to Mike, reassuring her about Sully's feelings: "Even if
I wasn't your friend. That man's got no room in his heart
for anyone but you! He's like a needle on a compass, points
true north. He's as straight and sure as you are. That's
the way you're alike, and it's more important than all the
ways you're different."
"You're right. I was jealous."
Sully: "I know."
Michaela: "It was foolish."
Sully: "It was."
Michaela: "Must you agree with me *all* of the time?"
"Look, you don't try to change me, and I won't try to change
you. How's that?"
Mike: "Not acceptable."
Sully: "Well, that's all I have to say."
Sully: "You tired? I know these things must be hard
Mike: "I thought you'd be more concerned about Dorothy."
Sully: "What are you talking about?"
Mike: "Please don't pretend. I can't bare that."
Sully: "Pretend what?"
Mike: "I saw you leaving her room, remember? And that
Sunday when the store was closed." Sully chuckles.
"What are you smiling about?"
Sully: "You're jealous."
Mike: "I'm not jealous. I'm just stating the facts,
and for god's sake, wipe that smirk of your face! What am
I supposed to think?"
Sully: "You're supposed to trust me." He walks
out of the clinic.
"I can't stay in hidin' the rest of my life. I'm turnin'
Sully: "As long as there's a bounty on my head, I'll never
Sully: "I've been called a lot of things in my life, but
I've never been called an outlaw."
Sully: "I helped the Cheyenne because I care about them.
I've helped them do a lot of things, but I've never helped
them hurt no one."
"Did I miss anything?"
Matthew: "Nothin' much."
A Christmas Tale: Dr. Mike's Dream
"Ma, we don't have a present for you yet."
Matthew: "We ordered somthin' from Boston but it didn't
get here on time."
Brian: "It was Colleens' idea."
Colleen: "Would you stop saying that!"
Hank: "Sully, tell Michaela if she needs her wick trimmed
to let me know."
Sully: "I'd be glad to, Hank, but the truth is, you're not
man enough to hold a candle to her."
Crossing the Line
Col. Egan: "They are late."
Sully: "They Cheyenne say that only a white man needs a
watch to tell him when he is hungry."
"What's all the racket? I can hardly hear myself think..."
Horace: "Hard enough for you to think as it is!"
"Whatever you say."
Michaela: "Sully, do you think I'm too...."
Sully: "Bossy?.....Not for me."
Mike: "If you make a decision that you truly believe
is the right one for you at the time, then that's a good
(to Sully, after their conversation about Sully and Catherine's
kiss) "I think fishin' is fishin' and kissin' is kissin'."
"Do you love 'im?"
Michaela: "How dare you ask me that? You, who, who have
told me that, that you're not ready to love anyone. You,
who, who comes and goes as he pleases. You, who, who never
so much as offered any kind of committment to me and my
Sully: "Do you *love* 'im?"
Michaela: "I'm very fond of the Reverend. And he's made
me a proposal that no one, including you, has cared to do
and I don't take that lightly."
Sully: "If marriage is all you want, you've found the right
Luck of the Draw
Life and Death
Sully: "There's no lookin' back. You do the best you can
at the time. That's all you can do."
Dorothy: "So what time did Matthew get home last night?"
Mike: "Oh, I don't keep track of things like that Dorothy.
After all he's 18 years old........Almost midnight. I'm
not so sure I like the idea of this new club."
Dorothy: "Oh I think it's a wonderful idea for the men to
have their own club. It's kind of like our quiltin' circle."
Mike: "Well that's true."
Dorothy: "Keeps 'em out of the saloon. Away from drinkin',
and gamblin', and whorin'."
Mike: (with a smile) "I wonder what they do then?"
"Oh, uh Dr. Quinn. Did you get an opportunity to examine
that contract of yours?"
Mike: "As a matter of fact I have."
Mike: "Take the clinic."
Bancroft: "I beg your pardon?"
Mike: "Do whatever you want to do with my mortgage. I'll
practice in the street if I have to, I'll pitch a tent,
I'll work from my wagon, but I will never, never, give in
to the likes of you!"
Just One Lullaby
"You could have learned to sing lullabies."
Louise: "I guess the truth of the matter is that I don't
think they're necessary."
Sully: "She's my heartsong."
they hurt you?" - Sully to Mike as he tended to her cut
feet. He was really asking if she had been violated by the
Dog Soldiers, but could not bring himself to say the words.
There was such incredible compassion and tenderness in his
Loren: "We can't have a lady mayor! You know what that'll
make us look like?"
Hank: "A town full of sissies?"
Man in the Moon
"But the ring makes it official."
Sully: "Rings shouldn't matter as long as they love each
Mike: "But it does matter Sully. It is a symbol. When he
kneels before her and asks for her hand, there is just something
magical about it."
Sully: "If magic is what she wants."
Mike: "She wants it all."
Sully: "Does she?"
Mike: "She wants a proper church wedding. She wants to wear
the white dress and march down the isle. She wants to cut
the wedding cake and throw the bouquet. What woman wouldn't?
Sully, Myra has never been accepted into our church and
tomorrow she's going on Horace's arm."
Sully: (takes her arm) "I'd like you to go on mine."
(to Michaela): "Sometimes a shadow falls over the moon,
and it looks dark. The light's still there, it's just covered
up for a while. You got that light. I've seen it. Trust
that it's there."
"What if there is a man on the moon?"
Michaela: "What if there is?"
Brian: "What if he's lonely, and waitin' all of this time
for us to get there, and we couldn't reach him? What if
that cannonball with the people in it just circles and circles,
and he can see them circlin'? What if he knows that they're
out there, and that they can't reach him?
Michaela: "I think that'd be very sad."
Brian: "Do you think folks'll ever go to the moon?"
Michaela: "I think, Brian, that anything is possible."
"I've been thinking about what you said. You're right. Something
inside of me is frozen. It's not that I don't feel things,
I... I do. I feel love, I feel pain, I feel passion. I feel
all of these things inside of me, swirling around, sometimes
so, so powerfully that it frightens me. Especially when
it comes to men. I don't know what I'm afraid will happen
if I let my feelings out. I... I suppose that I'm afraid
I'll seem silly or weak, or ... or that maybe he won't hear
me. Or worse yet, that he'll hear me and won't respond,
and I'll just be left there standing. You're not afraid
of that, are you? You know how to reach out, to risk looking
like a fool, for the sake that someone will respond in kind.
If only I could be that brave. (compellingly) "Hank!"
-- break as she begins to leave the recovery room --
Hank: (croaked) "Michaela?........ Michaela?"
Michaela: (whispered) "Hank?"
- Hank was in a coma. At the end, he heard her and
came out of it, smiling slightly.
Jake: "If I were Sully, I'd run that flower-pickin' jackass
right outta town!"
"I don't want ya to leave. I wanna be with you; I *need*
to be with you. I will love you all my days. Will you marry
Sully: "Michaela, I love you, and I'll do anything for you.
I'd give my life for you, you know that. I wanna marry you,
but more than that, I want you to be happy. So you gotta
choose the person who's gonna make you happy, the person
that would be best for you. And whatever you do, I'll be
behind you. I just wanted you to know that."
is my all-time favorite scene:
Sully: "You love David."
Michaela: "Yes, I'll always love David. But he's the past,
and you're the present. We're the present. If you'll have
me. Will you, Sully?"
Sully: "Will I what?"
Michaela (with acceptance and respect for Sully's stance):
"Will you marry me?"
Sully: "Yes." (spoken quietly and steadily)
look on Sully's face when he turns the tables on Michaela
says so much. On one level, it was Sully saying he worked
past his fears and asked her to marry him. She accepted
but raked him over the coals with her indecision about David.
This time, he's making her ask, challenging her to come
to the same point as he.
another level, it is Sully saying he overcame his fear to
love again, understanding that this time it was an all-consuming
love - something he had never felt before. He had made *his*
committment in his proposal. It was now necessary that Michaela
make *hers*, in her own words, with no reservations. The
relationship between two such strong individuals would never
flourish if it did not begin on equal ground.