"I spend my life jumping out of my skin with frustration at myself."
"That's what I love about you."
"Oh, love now. Love. Richard Katz talking above love. This must be my signal that it's time to go to bed." (3.4.359)
And why had he stuck with Connie? The only answer that made sense was that he loved her. He'd had his chances to free himself of her – had, indeed, deliberately created some of them – but again and again, at the crucial moment not to use them. (3.5.92)
"Parents are programmed to want the best for their kids, regardless of what they get in return. That's what love is supposed to be like, right? [...] But my point is that I've given some real thought to this question of love, regarding you. And I've decided –"
"Mom, do you mind if we talk about something else?"
"I've decided –"
"Or, actually, maybe some other day? Next week or something? I've got a lot of stuff to do here before I go to bed."
A silence of injury descended on St. Paul. (3.2.138-144)