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  1. "She said you were going to marry Ingrid. That you drink all the time, fuck around, and are basically a bad person and I should run. That’s what she said.
  2. Henry is torn between mirth and incredulity. “Well, some of that is actually true. I did fuck around, a lot, and I certainly have been known to drink rather prodigiously.
  3. But we weren’t engaged. I would never have been insane enough to marry Ingrid. We were royally miserable together.” “But then why—"Clare, very few people meet their soulmates at age six. So you gotta pass the time somehow. And Ingrid was very—patient. Overly patient.
  4. Willing to “put up with odd behavior, in the hope that someday I would shape up and marry her martyred ass. And when somebody is that patient, you have to feel grateful, and then you want to hurt them. Does that make any sense?”
  5. “I guess. I mean, no, not to me, but I don’t think that way.” Henry sighs. “It’s very charming of you to be ignorant of the twisted logic of most relationships.”
  6. Excerpt from "The Time Traveler's Wife"