Inspired by the modern classic, Wings of Desire, City involves an angel (Cage) who is spotted by a doctor in an operating room. Franz plays Cage's buddy who somehow knows a lot about angels.

Seth: I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss of her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it. One.
Maggie Rice: I don't understand a God who would let us meet, if there's no way we could ever be together.
Maggie Rice: I'm not afraid. When they ask me what I liked the best, I'll tell them, it was you.
Seth: [about Susan] She said, what good would wings be if you couldn't feel the wind on your face?
Seth: You're an excellent doctor.
Maggie: How do you know?
Seth: I have a feeling.
Maggie: That's pretty flimsy evidence.
Seth: Close your eyes. It's just for a moment.
[touches her hand]
Seth: What am I doing?
Maggie: You're... touching me.
Seth: Touch. How do you know?
Maggie: Because, I feel it.
Seth: You should trust that. You don't trust it enough.
Maggie Rice: Those eyes. The way he looked right... right down into me.
Nathaniel Messinger: Some things are true whether you believe 'em or not.
Seth: The little girl asked me if she could be an angel.
Cassiel: They all want wings.
Seth: I never know what to say.
Cassiel: Tell them the truth. Angels aren't human. We were never human.
Seth: What if I just make her a little pair of wings out of paper?
Seth: Why do people cry?
Maggie: What do you mean?
Seth: I mean, what happens physically?
Maggie: Well... umm... tear ducts operate on a normal basis to lubricate and protect the eye and when you have an emotion they overact and create tears.
Seth: Why? Why do they overact?
Maggie: [pause] I don't know.
Seth: Maybe... maybe emotion becomes so intense your body just can't contain it. Your mind and your feelings become too powerful, and your body weeps.
Seth: Can I ask you something?
Susan: Yes?
Seth: What did you like best?
Susan: Pajamas.
Seth: To touch you... and to feel you. To be able to hold your hand right now. Do you know what that means to me? Do you - Do you know how much I love you?
Seth: I fell.
Ann: Evidently. Off a train?
Seth: I fell in love. Ann, please help me find her.
Maggie: Why do you wear the same clothes all the time? Why won't you give me your phone number? Are you married?
Seth: No.
Maggie: Are you homeless?
Seth: No.
Maggie: Are you a drummer?
Seth: Let's go somewhere.
Maggie: Where?
Seth: I don't care.
Maggie: What do you wanna do?
Seth: Anything.
Maggie: Are you a visitor?
Seth: Yes.
Maggie: Well, visiting hours have been over since 8.
Seth: Wh-Why do they have that?
Maggie: What?
Seth: Hours. Doesn't it help the patient to be visited?
Maggie: Well, who are you visiting? Mr. Messinger?
Seth: Right now?
Maggie: Yeah.
Seth: You.
Seth: What's that like? What's it taste like? Describe it like Hemingway.
Maggie Rice: Well, it tastes like a pear. You don't know what a pear tastes like?
Seth: I don't know what a pear tastes like to you.
Maggie Rice: Sweet, juicy, soft on your tongue, grainy like a sugary sand that dissolves in your mouth. How's that?
Seth: It's perfect.
Maggie Rice: I wait all day, just hoping for one more minute with you, and I don't even know you.
Nathaniel Messinger: [telepathically to Seth while eating pancakes] ... and you're reading my mind right now.
Seth: Stop that!
Seth: Hello Maggie! It's nice to see you again.
Maggie Rice: It's weird to see you again.
Seth: Weird is nice.
Nathaniel Messinger: [to Seth] I can't see you, but I know you're there.
Maggie Rice: Are you here? I want to see you. Let me see you. Just stay. Just stay until I fall asleep.
Maggie Rice: Do you feel that?
Seth: Yes.
Maggie Rice: And that? How's it feel? Tell me what it feels like.
Seth: I can't.
Maggie Rice: Try.
Seth: Warm. Aching.
Maggie Rice: It's okay. We fit together.
Seth: I know.
Maggie Rice: We were made to fit together.
Maggie: No dying now, Mr. Messinger. Not until you give me Seth's phone number.
Nathaniel Messinger: Seth knows no fear, no pain, no hunger, he hears music in the sunrise. But he'd give it all up, he loves you that much.
Maggie Rice: I don't understand.
Nathaniel Messinger: He can fall, he can give up his existence as he knows it, he can give up eternity and become... one of us.
Maggie Rice: Got a message for me?
Seth: I already gave it to you.
Maggie Rice: Well, did you use my pager? 'Cause I usually don't get my messages unless you beep me.
Seth: You've definitely been beeped.
Seth: Am I too late?
Maggie Rice: Too late?
Seth: Jordan?
Maggie Rice: I couldn't marry Jordan. I'm in love with you.
Maggie: What happened?
Seth: Free will.
Seth: I can't see you but I know you're there.
Seth: [Cassiel appears] Am I being punished?
Cassiel: Come on, you know better than that.
Seth: I always asked the dying what they liked best about living. Wrote it down in my book. This is it. This is what I like best.
Maggie: Something happened in my OR. And, I got this-this jolt - I got this feeling that there's something... bigger is out there. There's something bigger than me and bigger than you, and it- Does that sound crazy?
Cassiel: To smell the air.
Seth: Taste water.
Cassiel: Read a newspaper.
Seth: To lie.
Cassiel: Through your teeth. To feed the dog.
Seth: Touch her hair.
Cassiel: What are you waiting for?
Nathaniel Messinger: Listen, kid: he gave these bozos the greatest gift in the universe - you think he didn't give it to us, too?
Seth: Which gift?
Nathaniel Messinger: Free will, brother. Free will.
Seth: I came to take Mr. Balford... and I saw you. I couldn't take my eyes off you. How you fought for him. And you looked right at me... like I was a man.
Seth: I was there in the stairwell... when you cried for your patient. And I touched you, remember?
Maggie Rice: Why are you doing this?
Seth: Because I'm in love with you.
Mack Truck driver: Where are you headed?
Seth: Tahoe!
Mack Truck driver: Reno.
Seth: Tahoe!
Mack Truck driver: I'm going to Reno!
Seth: I'm going to Tahoe!
Mack Truck driver: Hop in, we'll figure it out when we get there.
Ann: Never date a man who knows more about your vagina than you do.
Maggie Rice: We have our whole lives together. You and me. Mr. and Mrs. Plate.
Seth: That doctor in the operating room. She looked right at me.
Maggie Rice: We fight for people's lives in here, right?
Jordan Ferris: Uh-huh.
Maggie Rice: Don't you ever wonder who it is we're fighting with?

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