Love and Courage
A tribute to Vincent and
April 12th, 2009
Jason: We have ourselves, our courage, our strength, our compassion. We have each
other. And…now we have him…whoever the hell he is.
Catherine: You taught me to face my fears, always, Vincent. Tell me…
Catherine: How can one man have so much courage and empathy and passion…and so little
Brigit: Sometimes, Vincent, we must leave our safe places and walk
empty-handed among our enemies.
Vincent: You have the strength. You have the courage. We both know that. So
you must use them.... I only wish I could be there for you. Keep you safe…
Catherine: Vincent, you're the one who taught me to face my fear, and to
find courage. I can't pull back now--it would compromise everything--me, the
case, even what you think of me. I have a chance to bring down the men
responsible for all this. I have to.
An Impossible Silence
Vincent: Her strength…is her vulnerability.
Shades of Grey
Catherine: I felt like I was losing the best part of myself. I would have
done anything… It wasn’t courage, Vincent, it was love.
Priest: May you enter this marriage with love and respect for one another.
May your years together be blessed by children. Your love, the sum of your
being, must be cherished unto the end of your days. For love is truly the
strongest of bonds. Yet for all its strength, love is also delicate like a
Lotus Flower and requires care. Let your courage to love serve as an
inspiration to all who climb the highest mountain and cross the great waters
in love’s name.
Vincent: Catherine, since that night when I found you in the park, I've felt
in you, time and again, a need to confront your fear... As you did last
Vincent: Catherine, I understand why you expose yourself to danger.
Catherine: Because there are some risks worth taking.
Vincent: And there are some things worth risking everything for.
Promises of Someday
Vincent: I had other friends, others who grew up with me in
the tunnels, but Devin... Devin was the only one who... was irresponsible
enough to dream dreams… that included me.
Vincent: We can’t do this. If we throw this treasure into the Abyss, we
admit defeat. It has beaten us…There may be no place for it in our world,
but there are others in the world Above who go hungry and homeless. Although,
we live apart from them, we cannot deny that we are all a part of each other
and this city. We cannot turn our backs while there is a chance to help. We
cannot turn our back.
Reign in Hell
Winslow: He was the one that saved us. He reminded us that we were family…that
we had to stand by each other. Oh, you'd have been proud of him. His
strength. His conviction! Without him...
Catherine: No. But there is more at stake than just me here. The painted tunnels,
Elizabeth, Father and Mouse, all the children who have found safety Below.
And you, you most of all…Vincent, you have risked your life for me a hundred
times. How can I stand by and watch your world be destroyed when I have the
power to save it?
A Happy Life
Father: I sometimes feel... I'm standing on the bank of a raging river,
watching you try to swim across. How can I not worry? I'd be a fool. And yet
Vincent, at the same time, I have to marvel at your courage.
Vincent: Catherine swims across that river as well. She faces the same
dangers, shows the same courage. And in many ways the toll on her is even
Vincent: To see you in such pain, because you dare to love... knowing that
I'm the reason, the cause of that pain, is more than I can bear to live with!
It mocks our dream. So it must end.... Catherine, you have a life, waiting
to be lived….Let the memory of what we are, of what we shared, remind you
that love, in its deepest and purest form, exists.... Use that memory to
give you the courage to love someone else.
Catherine: I can't.
Nancy: Cathy, of all of us, you're the one that's come the greatest distance
and gone the farthest. I mean, when you were in law school we used to joke
about you majoring in “Fashion Law!” You've overcome a terrible accident,
you've changed your life. Now you're giving to others. You have this
extraordinary relationship. You should be so proud of yourself
Vincent (To Catherine
about Dimitri): If only you could hear the love in his voice when he speaks
of her. He has crossed half the world, risked his life, left everything and
everyone behind him…all for Anna.
Vincent (to Eric, about
Ellie): She wanted to
get better, to come back to you. She fought with all the strength she had in
her. But sometimes, bad things can happen in life and all our courage and
all our love cannot change that. Then all we can do is cry for those we have
lost and remember them always in our hearts… and go on.
Dead of Winter
Father: Darkness almost engulfed us,
but our unity gave us strength. Our shared light showed us the truth. As we
part for another year let us remember. Darkness is only the absence of light...
and all winters end.
God Bless the Child
Catherine…... I know
she won't respond. She doesn't have the strength any more…or the hope.
Vincent: Then she has lost her way.
Sticks and Stones
Vincent: I'm here …because I
care for you. Because I love you. And because I know you have been unhappy.
You could have come to me.
Laura(signing): I couldn't. I had to see if I had the courage…if I was strong
enough… I couldn't make it. The world choked me.
Vincent: She is in love.
Catherine: That she could
forgive Jerry... that took courage. That's the rarest kind of love.
Vincent: To surrender yourself completely to your heart, to trust in it
fully, to believe in it without doubting.
Catherine: To let it guide your life.... Somehow, Laura's found the way.
Vincent: There is…Understand
him. Forgive him. Love him. There is great strength in that…but to do those
things you have to go back and face him. You have to be braver then you have
ever been before.
A Gentle Rain
Kanin: I wish I could fix
it, but I don’t know how.
Vincent: With courage.
Kanin: I don’t have that
kind of courage.
Vincent: You do.
Vincent: Catherine, we
are something that has never been. And our journey is one that none have
ever taken. We are just now setting out. We must go with courage, and we
must go with care.
Catherine: Because I can
handle fear -- but if something happened to you...
Vincent: Come below
Catherine: I can’t. I
can’t let him do that to me.
What Rough Beast
Vincent: You must face
what we both feared might come to pass from the very beginning. It is all we
can do. Remember our love. Let it guide you, give you courage. Know that
what we had can never be taken away from us.
The Rest is silence
Catherine from going in the cave): No! You can’t!
Catherine: I must.
Catherine: He is my life.
Without him---there is nothing.
Thank you to Tunnelmom
for the compilation