Of Relationship, People and Changes

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Maria Palko: Marriages don’t fail because couples get bored. They fail because, while they’re dating, people pretend to be the person they think their partner wants and then – well, there’s only so long you can keep that up.

Dr. Allison Cameron: Maybe they are that person when they’re dating, but then they change.

Maria Palko: People thinking their partner will change? That’s another reason marriages fail. People don’t change. At least not in any way that really matters.

Clueless, House S02 E15

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Of Cynics & Romantics

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PETER: That look says more than just, ‘I wish I hadn’t have let him drive.’

OLIVIA: I was just thinking about Nicholas Boone and what he did for his wife. What he is doing. Jeez, that kind of love. Greg asked Rachel for a divorce, and now he’s fighting her for custody.

PETER: You know, I never liked that guy.

OLIVIA: You’ve never met Greg.

PETER: Yeah, but I met your sister. So I know she deserves better.

OLIVIA: And I thought you were a card-carrying cynic.

PETER: I am, world class. But there’s an argument to be made that beneath every cynic, there is a frustrated romantic.

[Fringe Episode 118, Midnight]