Tom Weston : This collodion apparatus, is it an improvement on the daguerreotype?
Christian Cartwright : Mr. Weston, your knowledge of my business shames me.
Tom Weston : I've always felt a kinship with photography, despite being a mere on-looker. The power to hold a mirror to a subject. To glimpse into uncompromising truths, illusions. It is extraordinary.
Clara : [looking together at photograph] I've never Mrs. Weston look like this.
Christian Cartwright : You're not the only one with a share of suffering, Clara.
Clara : You haven't known me more than 5 minutes, what gives you the right to speak to me like that?
Christian Cartwright : Perhaps... I like you.
Christian Cartwright : [to Clara] The most beautiful thing about you is that you have no idea how beautiful you are.