“Running, reading, going out, staying in, countryside, films - if they're good. Intelligent, of course, kind, pretty - I suppose, but it's not critical. Someone you can really talk to. I think communication is key.”
introducing himself, talking about the kind of relationship he is looking for
“So much of what we perceive cannot be expressed. It's unspeakable. And yet you know, when we communicate with one another and we feel that we have connected and we think that we're understood I think we have a feeling of almost spiritual communion. And that feeling might be transient, but I think it's what we live for.”
“- Anastasia Steele: Why didn't you tell me that?
- Christian Grey: I did. But you were asleep at the time.
- Anastasia Steele: Okay, well, um... [clears throat] generally, a key part of good communication is that both parties be conscious.”
“It is important to dialogue and to language with each other.”
“- Marilyn Holmberg: What do you want?
- Phil Potter: I want us to live together. I want us to get married. I want us to have children together. I want us to put our teeth in the same cup. I want us buried together in a family plot with one headstone. What do you want?
- Marilyn Holmberg: I want a separate cup for my teeth.”