"I should have… told you this… more properly in words. The many gestures you would show, the way your blue eyes would widen whenever you discovered something new… I enjoyed watching you like that. Flowers, rainbows, birds, insects, snow, fallen leaves and cities filled with shaking lanterns… I’d wanted to show them all to you in a more beautiful light. I’d wanted to bestow you with a moment to appreciate them freely, not with mine but your own thoughts. I don’t know… how you would have lived without me there. But, if I weren’t around, wouldn’t you have been able… to see the world in a slightly more beautiful manner, the same way as I saw it through you?"
- Gilbert Bougainvillea -
Hodgins: “The enemies are also people. Besides… It’s because you don’t know that killing people is slowly setting fire to your body and scorching it that I’m telling you this… Little Violet.” Violet: “I am not burning.” Hodgins: “You are.” Violet: “I am not. This is strange.” Hodgins: “Nope, you are. I saw you burning and left you alone. I regret that. You will learn a lot from now on. And then, surely, the things you have done… the things I said I left you alone to do… there will come a time when you’ll understand what they were. And then, for the first time, you’ll notice the many burns that you have. You’ll realize that there’s still fire at your feet. You’ll realize that there are people pouring oil onto it. It might be easier to live without knowing this. There will certainly be times when you’ll cry. Little Violet, let’s change your fate.”
Cattleya: "Words can have different interpretations. What one says isn't the whole truth. It's a human weakness. They test others to confirm their own existence. It's a contradiction."
Luculia: "Letters don't always have to be filled with lots of flowery language. Sometimes, it only takes a sentence or two to express one's feelings."
Violet: "Not everyone can express how they truly feel. They end up contradicting themselves or lying. ...which makes it very difficult for me to understand what's true and what's not."
"One needs a lot of courage to say the words "I love you." Especially if the feeling isn't mutual and it makes you want to flee."