the whole monologue is so damn beautiful it makes me cry

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“And Mrs. Prentice says that like her husband, I’m a burnt-out old shell of a man who cannot even remember what it’s like to love a woman the way her son loves my daughter. And strange as it seems that’s the first statement made to me all day with which I’m prepared to take issue. Because I think you’re wrong. You’re as wrong as you can be. I admit that I hadn’t considered it, hadn’t even thought about it..but I know exactly how he feels about her. And there is nothing, absolutely nothing, that your son feels for my daughter that I didn’t feel for Christina. Old? Yes. Burnt out? Certainly. But I can tell you the memories are still there..clear, intact, indestructible. And they’ll be there if I live to be 110. (…) The only thing that matters is what they feel and how much they feel for each other. And if it’s half of what we felt…that’s everything.”