In the books, he is described as "a young man with a stunning smile, thick dark chocolate hair, long neck, and piercing brown eyes that he could slay any girl with". He looks very confident and seems a little cold and insolent man at first sight. Even though he is actually a very good, nice, and funny man that loves having fun with his best friend Peter.
He prefers being silent about his family and never says too much about them, saying that his parents died many years ago and bought him the house where he is currently living. Also, people sometimes say he may be a little stupid at times, but he is actually smart enough. Daniel may go too far when he jokes about something and laughs at his friends, even though he does not want to be mean to someone.
Real love has no place for egoism. The one to really love you completely understands how it’s important to give someone some personal space and not to make them be with them for hours.
No matter how talented a person is, they have no right to turn up their nose and behave like the whole world owes them. Great merits do no exempt them from liability to stay decent and conscientious.
Terrence: "That's what I liked about her, I liked the fact that she made me work hard to get her attention. That was a very interesting quest. That I have to pass over and over to tame Cameron and make her do what I want. Predictability and easy access are boring. It's funnier to live with the one, from who you might expect anything, and who can tickle your nerves."
Daniel: "It's not a secret that you're a little masochist."
Terrence: "And even if it's sometimes hard to live together, I'll always love her. It's hard to be together, but harder to be apart... Yes, that girl is unbearable. Cameron loves getting me nervous and sometimes becomes hysterical. But I can't do without her. She's the reason why I feel alive. Raquelle gives me an ocean of emotions and doesn't let me feel bored. But she gives me her care and her support when I need it."
Daniel: "It sounds like you're weaned to her like a drug."
Terrence: "She is my drug. The drug that makes me happy."
It’s impossible to always be a walking positive and worry about nothing. Anyone has reasons to worry about something, even if they don’t talk about it.
Sometimes people prefer loving their children, saying nothing and not showing their love for them. But it doesn't mean they don't love them. It's just a type of people. People that don't want or can't show their emotions and feelings.
No family ties can be broken. It’s what you will always have, no matter if you want it or not.
Loving someone to love you is the paradise, without which your life doesn't make sense.
Sometimes money can be a strong poison. When it ends up in someone’s hands, it starts to poison them inside very fast until they lose their mind and become enslaved by it.
Daniel: Would you forget all the years that we've been friends so easily? Dude, we've known each other for ages and overcome so much together!
Peter: You remembered it too late. And I knew you too badly. I didn't know that you were actually a mean scumbag. I mean, I didn't want to notice the first sighs when you started to shower me with mud, covering it with your wish to joke.
Daniel: Don't tell me you want to end our relationship.
Peter: I didn't want it. But after all your actions, I have no choice.
Daniel: No, Pete... Please, don't turn your back on me... You're like my brother that I don't want to lose. I have never had a better friend than you! And I will hardly have!
Peter: Oh, how touching you have become... I need to find a handkerchief in my pocket. I'm about to cry now.
Daniel: Maybe, I've known and befriended many people. But a bigger part of them betrayed me or just stopped speaking to me. Many of them lied to me and framed me... Sometimes I could stop speaking to them. But not you. You have never betrayed me. You've never lied. You've always been ready to help in a hard situation.
Peter: Glad you’ve recalled everything.
Daniel: And I’m glad to be myself again.
Patience is like a thread – it can’t be infinite and may be gone when you’re at the point of no return.
The power of the real man is not about taking a girl by force or raising a hand on her. It’s about treating her with respect and considering her a persona with her own feelings and wishes.
Nobody needs your beautiful words and solemn oaths. Everyone needs your determined actions and good attitude toward those, to whom you want to prove your love.
The world has created hundreds of rules and laws, but they can’t put an end to injustice and make everyone live in the same condition. People keep going against them and never think that it might harm someone.
Sometimes children can be better than any cure because they haven’t gotten infected with jealousy, evil, and egoism and lose the feelings that many adults don’t have.
Your childhood is one of the things that we underestimate. A person starts to understand how valuable it is only through the years.
Any bad habit is the way to the abyss. Smoking, alcohol, drugs – every one of these paths may lead you to the middle of nowhere, so you never get out of the labyrinth.
Real love doesn’t have limits and prejudices. Even an old, poor, or sick person has a chance to meet someone, who may consider them the whole world.
Daniel: You know, I miss our parents sometimes … It’s been six years since we lost them, but I still can’t believe it happened. You were such a baby…
Cassidy: I’ve always lacked them. Especially, Mom… I’d like her to hug me and say she loves me.
Daniel: I want it, too… And I’d like to spend some time with Dad. Go somewhere with him, talk to him, ask him about many things… Now I understand how important those moments were.
Cassidy: I know… I didn’t appreciate them… And I was actually a bad daughter…
Daniel: No, Cass, don’t say it.
Cassidy: It’s true, Daniel. I made Mom and Dad upset so many times…
Daniel: Our parents loved you anyway. Besides, I wasn’t a perfect son and gave them many problems. I was a real bandit.
Cassidy: At least, you didn’t take drugs. And you didn’t have to suffer that some friends used you and spoke to you for some reason.
Daniel: Are you serious? Someone only cared about my money! If I hadn’t had the provided parents, many of those people wouldn’t have come to me closely. They insolently used the fact that I had unlimited money. And I mean girls and men.
Cassidy: But there were those, who spoke to you for nothing. Because you’re cool!
Daniel: Right, but there were not so many.
If you don’t want fear to get control of you, you should curb it like a horse and go forward, even if something drags you back.
It’s super easy to lose the real you when trying to pretend to be someone else and making someone love what you have outside.
If someone can fight with the whole cruel world all alone, it means they’ve got a great power of will.
Sometimes we need so little time to ruin everything, but literally a whole life to restore just something.
I had to grow up. Say goodbye to my former life and start to think about how to survive. I had nobody to ask for help. Nobody could help me with money, a good job, and all the good things that I was used to. So, I had to accept the fact that I should do something by myself. Yes, the situation got better somehow, but… How much I sacrificed not to die from coldness and hunger.
Peter: I think… I haven’t still thanked Terrence and you… It’s been a few months, but I haven’t thanked you for not letting me make the greatest mistake in my life.
Daniel: C’mon, blond, stop!
Peter: Really, Dan, thank you. Thank you for not letting me die. I’m sorry for not sharing what happened inside me and not aiming to open myself even to my closest friends. Pretending that everything was okay and making me bite the bullet not to explode when someone talked about what hurt me.
Daniel: We talked about that situation, and you explained everything more than just clearly.
Peter: And I’m really glad. Glad there were people, who gave me a hand. Did everything to make me feel better.
Daniel: I’d like to believe our efforts were worth it.
Peter: They were. Although I had a lot of fun with my friends, I wasn’t the Peter that I am now. I was a fake. A different man, not myself. Everybody knew me as a sanguine idiot, who treated everything optimistically. And they didn’t even suspect that a scared, self-loathing boy, who was afraid of literally everything in the world, was hidden under the shell. But after revealing what had poisoned me for many years, I got better. And I started to become the one, who I was pretending to be.
Daniel: You’ve really changed a lot. At first sight, you’re an innocent boy. But you’re a man with a tough character. You could smash a hit, raise your voice, and answer verbally. You learned to be confident and harsh. You were awesome during the fight with Wainwright.
Peter: I accepted that fight as a check. As a challenge. As a chance to know what I could do. Whether I got scared in front of danger. Whether I had enough strength to deal with such a strong man. I always thought I’d… Lose if someone attacked me. I wasn’t sure about my strength and thought I didn’t have enough.”
Daniel: But as you see, there is enough.
Peter: Maybe, I became confident and braver… But there is a thing that still makes me scared. A fear of staying all alone. Without friends… Without a girlfriend… Without a dog… I was alone for so long that I am now shaking at the thought that it will happen again. That I’ll have nobody by my side. That nobody will hear me and comfort me if I say something. That’s what I will never accept. No enemy could make me shake as strongly as the threat of staying all alone.
Daniel: No, Peter, you’ll never be alone. Yes, maybe, you don’t have a family, but you have friends, who will always come to help.
Every year makes your age bigger and gives you much more responsibilities and people you owe something.
Anna: How shameless you are… Insolent and shameless scumbag… Why did I fall in love with you?
Daniel: I’m saying all of this with a quiet heart. Because I have nothing to hide.
Anna: Ha, nothing! If I had known you were such a disgusting bastard, I would’ve never agreed to date you and live in your fucking house. I wasted so much time on a motherfucker like you! Though, I could’ve made my life much better if I had listened to my family. They warned me that my communication with you would not give me happiness!
Daniel: Better? So, you would’ve felt better with Julian Potter? Do you think you could be happy with that sick bastard, who doesn’t respect women and considers them servants that must serve his fucking ass, give birth to children from him, educate them, and never open their mouths until the lord’s order?
Anna: None of your business!
Daniel: I will never believe that such a soft, romantic girl would like cruel relationships, strong acts of beating, hysterical shouts, and insults!
Anna: You don’t have to do with what I like!
Daniel: I know you too well. You and I are similar because we both don’t wanna be under someone’s control. And Potter would never let you do what you wanted. You wouldn’t have the freedom that you had when you lived with me.
Anna: There is not only Julian! He’s got a younger brother! I would obviously be much happier with him!
Daniel: Oh, come on!
Anna: If I had to become the wife of one of the Potters, I would live with him!
Daniel: You’ve never loved Ryan! As well as he’s never loved you!
Anna: What’s your matter? Maybe, I would love Ryan later! He’s a wonderful guy, who would never betray me and would do anything he promised. Instead of working his tongue for nothing and swearing in forever love when there is not the one.
Daniel: You would’ve divorced early or later.
Anna: None of your fucking business! I am a single girl and have the right to be with any man!
Daniel: No, you have no right! I will not take another man beside you!
Anna: Come on!
Daniel: I swear, Anna, if I see how someone goes around you, he will have to regret it a lot!
Anna: You’re nobody to me, Perkins! I let you go a long time ago!
Daniel: But I did not! And I will not! Because you’re still mine! And you will be mine, while I want it!
Anna: If I meet a decent man, I will be with him and get married to him with pleasure.
Daniel: Over my dead body! I shall not give you to another man!
Anna: Turn off the jealous man mode, horndog! You should’ve used your empty mind earlier! Instead of jumping from one bed to another! Licking one bitch and trying to kiss me!
Daniel: I have the right to fight for what belongs to me!
Sometimes we get so attracted to pets that they become like relatives for us. Losing them may be like death and deprive someone of a part of the soul.
For women, marriage is not just a deal that gives them a financial cushion and a chance to die next to their close people. It’s a guarantee of happiness and safety. A guarantee of not being abandoned in hard times when she needs help.
As you age, you stop being the middle of your universe. In childhood, you care about your score on your test and the punishment that your mom and dad may give you. But then you want to make sure your close people are happy and don’t need anything.
One of the stupidest things you can do is trying to change yourself to please someone and make all their wishes come true, even if it makes you feel super uncomfortable.
A gift is not what you give someone to get off them. That’s what you just buy them for your own money and give them for the long-time term.
Anna: Wow… I didn’t know you looked so sexy when being jealous. Everything inside me is literally shaking. You got such a bright gloss in your eyes!
Daniel: I’m not kidding, Anna. If I know you have another man, I won’t be responsible for my actions.
Anna: Listen… I think I should do it at times. To shake you up. And… Get a little excited when looking at such a sexy man.
Daniel: So, did you make me jealous on purpose?
Anna: I had no choice! I should’ve shaken you up! You kind of became too shy!
Daniel: Ah, you, sly fox! You found my weakness and used it!
Anna: Yeah, I had to play with your emotions. But it was worth it. I got what I needed from you. Almost.
Daniel: And that man? You thought him up?
Anna: Nope, I didn’t do. He exists.
Daniel: Would you say who he is? Who do I have to explain that you only belong to me?
Anna: That’s you, silly! You are that man!
Anna: Yeah, the one you were before. Who didn’t act like a virgin, who saw a girl for the first time and didn’t know what to do.
Daniel: Are you comparing me from the past and me from the present?
Anna: If you became what you were in the past, it would be so incredible.
Daniel: But I haven’t changed. I’m still the same! I’m the Daniel that you met for the first time.
Anna: Maybe. But I want you to be real toward me.
Anna: Be yourself. Be who you’ve always been. Even if you’re too confident and a little insolent. It’s all you. And I want you to be the same. I want to love the real you. Not the one, who hides something or pretends somehow.
Daniel: No, I’m not pretending. I just don’t wanna hurt you.
Anna: I know you’ll never hurt me. You’ll never do what I don’t like. But it doesn’t mean you should hold yourself down and ban yourself from getting pleasure.
Your heart always knows the answer. If you ask it for help at the right time, it will show you your real dreams, wishes, and feelings.