Mr. Gold : I know that you're... confused about who you are. So I'm gonna tell you. You are a hero, who helped your people. You're a beautiful woman... who loved an ugly man. Really... really loved me. You find goodness in others. And when it's not there, you create it. You make me wanna go back... back... to the best version of me. And that never happened before. So when you look in the mirror... and you don't know who you are... *that's* who you are. Thank you... Belle.
Rumplestiltskin : Magic is about emotion. Summon up that moment, that made you so angry, you would've killed if you could.
Young Cora : You do that?
Rumplestiltskin : I do.
Young Cora : What's your moment?
Rumplestiltskin : Once, a man made me kiss his boots in front of my son. Now, in my mind, I go back, and I rip out his throat, and I crunch his veins with my teeth. And that, dearie, is how magic is made.
Young Cora : Bloodlust.
Rumplestiltskin : I like the phrase.
Young Cora : They made me kneel. I didn't do anything wrong. But they made me apologize. To a child. I realized, no matter how good I was or how hard I worked... I was never going to be more than I am now.
Rumplestiltskin : What do you want to do to them?
Young Cora : I want to make them bow. I want their kneecaps to crack, and freeze on the stones. I want their necks to break from bending.
Young Cora : You know, I thought I wanted this - white and bright, all the admiration. Then I look at it. Fifth in line to be Queen. That won't happen without an awful lot of bloodshed. And what you give me...
Rumplestiltskin : I can give you nothing... but darkness and isolation.
Young Cora : And love?
Rumplestiltskin : Yeah. And love.
Young Cora : I want that.
Young Cora : I'm sorry, my dear Rumple. I'm not going with you. You see, I have a wedding to go to. My own.
Rumplestiltskin : [pointing at the box in Cora's hands] Whose heart is in the box?
Young Cora : Don't make this harder.
Rumplestiltskin : You lied to me! Whose heart?
Young Cora : Mine. I had to! You told me not to let anything stop me until they're on their knees. My heart was stopping me.
Rumplestiltskin : You never loved me. Never! You're not getting away with this. We have a contract. I'll take your baby!
Young Cora : You changed the contract, Rumple. You only get your own child. And any baby I have... it won't be yours.
Mr. Gold : A vision told me about you. Told me this day would come. But it didn't tell me everything. Didn't tell me what I really wanted to know.
Cora : And what's that?
Mr. Gold : Did you ever love me?
Cora : Why do you think I had to rip my own heart out? You were my weakness. You're the only man I ever truly loved.
Emma Swan : Tell me about this, uh, knife of yours. Cora and Regina... If they do have it, they can make you do anything?
Mr. Gold : Indeed.
Emma Swan : Like... Kill us all?
Mr. Gold : Yeah. You're hoping I bleed to death now, aren't you?
Emma Swan : You're Henry's grandfather. We're family now. And I'm gonna save you.
Mr. Gold : Oh, I feel so reassured.
Rumplestiltskin : [When Cora is looking at jump to escape the tower prison] That's never going to work. I mean, you'll escape, but you'll be dead. Kind of defeats the purpose, doesn't it?