Master Yu : [about Toph] She's the greatest Earthbender I've ever seen.
Toph Beifong : Dad, I know it's probably hard for you to see me this way, but the obedient, little helpless blind girl that you think I am just isn't me. I love fighting. I love being an Earthbender. And I'm really, really good at it. I know I've kept my life secret from you, but you were keeping me secret from the whole world. You were doing it to protect me. But I'm twelve years old and I've never had a real friend. So now that you see who I really am, I hope it doesn't change the way you feel about me.
Lao Bei Fong : Of course it doesn't change the way I feel about you, Toph. It's made me realize something.
Toph Beifong : [Hopeful] It has?
Toph Beifong : Yes. I've let you have far too much freedom. From now on, you will be cared for and guarded 24 hours a day.
Toph Beifong : [Protesting] But, dad...!
Mrs. Bei Fong : We are doing this for your own good, Toph.