“You’ve got a good life, Curtis. I think that’s the best compliment you can give a man; take a look at his life and say, ‘That’s good.’”
Take Shelter, Jeff Nichols, 2011
“I saw this image when I was a kid. The photograph of Jupiter taken by NASAs Voyager. Beautiful. But nothing special until shown in rapid succession. Suddenly Jupiter was alive. Breathing. I was hypnotized.”
Another Earth, Mike Cahill, 2011
"Why do you do it, Adam?"
”Well, I don’t know. I definitely don’t do it because someone’s fucked up my life and I want to get revenge. That would be no good, Alice. But maybe… Would you believe me if I told you that when I’m with people, listening to them, I notice that they always want something from me?”
About Adam, Gerard Stembridge, 2000
"The blouse man is on the premises."
A Walk on the Moon, Tony Goldwyn, 1999
"My mum gave a handjob to a mystic."
Submarine, Richard Ayoade, 2010
“My name is Rachel Singer. Please publish what you are about to read. In 1965, I was part of a mission to kidnap Dieter Vogel, The Surgeon of Birkenau, and bring him to Israel to stand trial. We have always claimed that Vogel was killed, trying to escape. But this was a lie. A lie I have lived with for thirty years. And now I understand that I must tell the truth.”
The Debt, John Madden, 2010
Happythankyoumoreplease, Josh Radnor, 2010
“Maybe you can clarify something for me. Since I’ve been, you know, waiting for the fleet to show up, I’ve read a lot, and…”
”And one of the things that keeps popping up is this about “subtext.” Plays, novels, songs - they all have a “subtext,” which I take to mean a hidden message or import of some kind. So subtext we know. But what do you call the message or meaning that’s right there on the surface, completely open and obvious? They never talk about that. What do you call what’s above the subtext?”
”OK, that’s right, but they never talk about that.”
Barcelona, Whit Stillman, 1994
“I don’t know about him… his face is doughy, like a murderer.”
Young Adult, Jason Reitman, 2011
"C’mon, it’s not as bad as it looks."
”Are you being literal or figurative? Because literally it looks bad. And figuratively it looks even worse. The superintendent’s coming by in a few minutes. So gimme a little help here, Brendan. Can you explain to me what the hell you were doing?”
"I need the money, Joe"
”Yeah, but we can’t have this. This isn’t moonlighting at Applebee’s for Christ’s sake.”
Warrior, Gavin O’Connor, 2011
"I just got off a plane from Ohio. I’m in post-graduate delirium."
Tiny Furniture, Lena Dunham, 2010
"I was surprised to hear that lesbians accessorized, I didn’t know that."
Kissing Jessica Stein, Charles Herman-Wurmfeld, 2001
“I’d still like to read that poetry. What rhymes with Dexter?”
"Prick. It’s a half rhyme."
One Day, Lone Scherfig, 2011
“Yoyo. Yoyo, das ist Spielzeug für Kinder.”
”It ain’t got nothin’ to do with that. It’s my name. Yoyo.”
”It’s a toy for kids, Yoyo.”
”Ain’t got nothin’ to do with that, man.”
”Okay. Your name Yoyo, my name Helmut. Yoyo, Helmut. It’s good.”
Night On Earth, Jim Jarmusch, 1991
“You know what I’ve noticed, people only say “lighten up” when they’re gonna stick their fist up your ass.”
Morning Glory, Roger Michell, 2010