In Treatment quotes

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Season 1

Laura: No matter how hard you try to be different, you end up looking like everybody else, even worse. [pause] God, I wish I could just get married in Vegas. No caterers, no guests, just an alcoholic justice of the peace and a transvestite organ player.

Laura: Suddenly I felt like doing it. I never had sex in a bathroom before. I mean what, I should go and marry Andrew without ever knowing what a good bathroom fuck's all about. It's part of a young lady's education, isn't it?

Laura: You know, Paul, I'm, I'm generally open to your interpretations, but right now it just seems like you're trying to be a bit of a...
Paul: Killjoy?
Laura: Killjoy, yes, something like that. So don't. Especially since joy is a very rare thing when it comes to me.

Laura: You look so sad. It looks good on you.

Paul: [after admitting to talking to Gina] Well, I had to talk to somebody. I can't talk to you about...
Kate: No, of course you can't talk to me.
Paul: You know what I mean, Kate. It's easier for me to talk to Gina than to somebody who... who doesn't know me.

Paul: [reading a report Sophie made him read] According to what it says here... it looks like you could have died too.
Sophie: Yeah, that would have solved a lot of problems.
Paul: What would it solve?
Sophie: Nothing. I didn't mean anything by it.

Paul: [to Alex] Remember you said that life chose you to be a member of an elite? That it wasn't your decision? Maybe that's an attitude you're comfortable with. You're comfortable with it because you don't have to make any decisions. It relieves you of responsibility. Your commanding officer, he makes the decisions, conveys them to you, and you execute them.

Paul: [to Alex] You brought me a coffee machine because you intend to come here more often and you want to feel at home. Through Laura, you're trying to relate that message to me. 'She's your patient and I am too.' So we are... officially in therapy.

Paul: [to Gina] If I transferred every patient I was attracted to at some point, I wouldn't have any patients left. And it's not your place to say I should transfer a patient. It's like me telling that couple they should have an abortion. It's not what therapists do. We don't tell people how to run their lives.

Paul: [to Sophie] You know, when you walked in here I thought to myself, somebody in your life has broken the rules. And I felt that, that if I had helped you change your clothes, that I would have been doing the same thing. I felt like you were testing me. I felt like you wanted to make sure that this was a safe place. That the same things that happen out there don't happen in here.

Paul: A few minutes ago you said you had to run off to the gym in order to be with her [mother].
Sophie: How extraordinary, Dr. Freud. Whatever do you think I meant? Maybe it means that... No matter what I do, I can't get rid of her.
Paul: Maybe it means that, in order to keep her interested in you, you feel you have to run away.
Sophie: That doesn't even make sense. You sound like a fortune cookie.

Paul: Ending a conflict isn't the best thing for the relationship, because you get so used to fighting each other that you might lose interest if the conflict ends.

Paul: Grownups can forget. Children can't.

Paul: I fantasize about Laura. Look, it's like a gynecologist. It's easier for women to believe that their male gynecologist doesn't have any sexual desire for them. Of course, they want him to find their bodies attractive as well.
Gina: Paul.
Paul: Don't they?
Gina: Don't break down the relationship between a woman and her gynecologist. That's the deep end.

Paul: I'm not a magician. I don't know anything more than what you've told me.
Sophie: I fucking hate you! You never say what you really mean. You know, you're just like all the rest of them. Why can't anyone ever tell anyone else the truth? I can't listen to any more of your stupid bullshit words.