Grace: Are you afraid of anything, Tom Booker?
Tom Booker: Of growing old. Being of no use.
Annie: I’ve heard you help people with horse problems.
Tom Booker: Truth is, I help horses with people problems.
Tom Booker: Knowing is the easy part; saying it out loud is the hard part.
Robert: How are you doing out there in Marlboro country?
Annie: Yeah. They fired me.
Tom Booker: I didn’t love her because it was right; I just loved her.
Tom Booker: Sometimes what seems like surrender isn’t surrender at all. It’s about what’s going on in our hearts. About seeing clearly the way life is and accepting it and being true to it, whatever the pain, because the pain of not being true to it is far, far greater.