Mary: (about moving to New York so Adam can be a lawyer) It is the chance of a lifetime.
Adam: I suppose.
Mary: It is, and you know it. It's what you want.
Adam: All we've talked about is my future and our child's future. I want to know how you feel. What do you want?
Mary: We aren't like most people, Adam. Walnut Grove is in my mind, not my eyes. I won't ever lose that. As long as I'm with you, it doesn't matter where I live.
Adam: What about your family?
Mary: That isn't easy, but...I have to put our family first.
Adam: I'll make you proud of me.
Mary: I always have been.
Adam: And we can always come back if things don't work out.
Mary: What can go wrong? You had to learn before you could teach. Is law school so different?