He chose money over power... In this town, a mistake nearly everyone makes. Money is the McMansion in Sarasota that starts falling apart after 10 years. Power is the old stone building that stands for centuries. I cannot respect someone who doesn't see the difference.
Don't you understand? How can I marry you? Me, the symbol of bachelorhood! I've sneered at every love scene in every play. I've written four million words against marriage. Not only hooked, but to a minister's daughter! And not only a minister's daughter, but a girl from Brooklyn!.