Doctor Strange (2016)
Rachel McAdams: Dr. Christine Palmer
Christine Palmer : [inscription on Strange's watch] Time will tell how much I love you.
Christine Palmer : Where have you been?
Dr. Stephen Strange : Well, after Western medicine failed me, I headed east, and I ended up in Kathmandu.
Christine Palmer : Kathmandu?
Dr. Stephen Strange : Yeah.
Christine Palmer : What? Like the Bob Seger Song?
Dr. Stephen Strange : 1975, Beautiful Loser, side A. Yeah. And I went to a place called Kamar-Taj and I... talked to someone called "The Ancient One." And I...
Christine Palmer : Oh. So you joined a cult.
Dr. Stephen Strange : No, I didn't. No, not exactly. No. I mean... They did teach me to tap into powers that I never even knew existed.
Christine Palmer : Yeah. That sounds like a cult.
Dr. Stephen Strange : It's not a cult.
Christine Palmer : Well, that's what a cultist would say.
Dr. Stephen Strange : I'm talking tonight at a Neurological Society dinner. Come with me.
Christine Palmer : Another speaking engagement? So romantic.
Dr. Stephen Strange : You used to love coming to those things with me. We had fun together.
Christine Palmer : No, you had fun. They weren't about us, they were about you.
Dr. Stephen Strange : Not only about me.
Christine Palmer : Stephen. Everything is about you.
Christine Palmer : Hey. It's OK. It's gonna be OK.
Dr. Stephen Strange : [looking at his injured hands] Wha... What did they do?
Christine Palmer : They... rushed you in a chopper. But it took a little while to find you. The golden hours for nerve damage went by while you were in the car.
Dr. Stephen Strange : What... did they do?
Christine Palmer : Eleven stainless steel pins in the bones. Multiple torn ligaments... severe nerve damage in both hands. You were on the table for eleven hours.
Dr. Stephen Strange : [sobs] Look at these fixators.
Christine Palmer : No one could have done better.
Dr. Stephen Strange : I could have done better.
Christine Palmer : Stephen, you always spent money as fast as you can make it, but now you're spending money you don't even have. Maybe it's time to consider stopping.
Dr. Stephen Strange : No, now is exactly not the time to stop, because, you see, I'M NOT GETTING ANY BETTER!
Christine Palmer : But this isn't medicine anymore, this is mania. Somethings just can't be fixed.
Dr. Stephen Strange : A life without my work...
Christine Palmer : Is still a life. This isn't the end, there are other things that can give your life meaning.
Dr. Stephen Strange : [bitter] Like what? Like you?
Christine Palmer : ...and this is the part where you apologise.
Dr. Stephen Strange : This is the part where you leave.