Lao: You are always seeking answers, MacLeod.
Duncan: Well, the truth doesn't always jump up into your arms. Sometimes you have to sneak up and ambush it.
Lao: Always the hunter. Most men who know what you know would be satisfied.
Duncan: Yes, but knowing what you don't know is almost as important as knowing what you do know.
Lao: Ah, but knowing what you do know allows you to answer the questions to what you do not know.
Duncan: That's not in the teachings.
Lao: No. I made it up.
Lao: Oh, I grow old, MacLeod. It is well you came when you did.
Duncan: Oh, come on, Lao, there are carp in that pond that are twice your age.
Lao: Yes, and maybe closer to the Godhead. It is only a feeling. We may not walk together again.
Duncan: That would be a great loss for me.
Lao: Why? Only my body will leave. And who can say? Maybe I will return some day as one of these carp.
Duncan: Be well, Grandfather Lao.
Lao: Oh, MacLeod, maybe you shouldn't eat any fish. Just in case.
Johnny: Tradition is like blood. It binds us together and makes us what we are.
Duncan: The main difference between a wise man and a fool, is that a fool's mistakes never teach him anything.
Johnny: Anyone can make a mistake, don't you agree?
Duncan: That's why they put erasers on pencils.
Lao: Duncan MacLeod.
Duncan: How did you know it was me?
Lao: They say that every soul has its aura. Yours is very strong. Besides, I saw your car drive up.
Flashback: New York, 1905 and Scottland, 1622