One Hour Photo (2002) Movie Quotes

Sy Parrish, an employee at a one-hour photo lab, got obsessed with a family that frequently use their photo printing service. His obsession made him discover the secret of one member of the family.

Director: Mark Romanek
Writer: Mark Romanek
Stars: Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen, Michael Vartan, et. al.

One Hour Photo (2002) Movie Quotes

Sy: Family photos depict smiling faces- births, weddings, holidays, children’s birthday parties. People take pictures of the happy moments in their lives. Someone looking through our photo album would conclude that we had led a joyous, leisurely existence free of tragedy. No one ever takes a photograph of something they want to forget.

Sy: I’ve been doing P.O.S. mini-lab work for over 20 years now. I consider it an important job. When houses are on fire, what’s the first thing people save after their pets and loved ones? The family photos. Some people think this is a job for a clerk. They actually believe that any idiot attending a two-day seminar can master the art of making beautiful prints in less than an hour. But of course, like most things, there’s far more to it than meets the eye.

Jake: Mom?
Nina: What, pookie?
Jake: I feel bad for someone.
Nina: Somebody at school?
Jake: No.
Nina: What do you mean, you feel bad?
Jake: When someone seems sad, they don’t have any friends and people make fun of them, that makes me feel bad for them.
Nina: Who is sad and doesn’t have any friends?
Jake: Sy.
Nina: Sy? The photo guy at the one-hour place?
Jake: Yeah. I really feel bad for him.
Nina: But, Jake, we don’t know that Sy is sad. We really don’t know that much about him, you know. I mean, he might even have a lot of friends. And he probably has a girlfriend, and a mommy and a daddy who love him.
Jake: I don’t think he does.

Nina to Will: You’re an emotionally neglectful husband. And you’re an emotionally neglectful father.

Sy: I’m sure my customers never think about it, but these snapshots are their little stands against the flow of time. The shutter is clicked, the flash goes off, and they’ve stopped time, if just for the blink of an eye. And if these pictures have anything to say to future generations, it’s this: “I was here. I existed. I was young. I was happy and someone cared enough about me in this world to take my picture.”

Sy: Most people don’t take snapshots of the little things: the used Band-Aid, the guy at the gas station, the wasp on the Jell-O. But these are the things that make up the true picture of our lives. People don’t take pictures of these things.

Sy (reading a line from a book): “The things we fear the most have already happened to us.”
Nina: Wow. I had no idea you were such a deep thinker, Sy.

Sy : According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word “snapshot” was first used in 1808
by an English sportsman by the name of Sir Andrew Hawker. He noted in his diary that almost every bird he shot that day was taken by snapshot, meaning a hurried shot, taken without deliberate aim. “Snapshot,” then, was originally a hunting term.

Tags: Movie About Obsession, Movie About Infidelity, Movie About Photography

Equilibrium (2002) Movie Quotes

In a society called Libria, all forms of emotion are strictly prohibited. Anyone caught showing an emotion, tagged as sense offender, is being punished mostly to death. Until an enforcer started to show emotions and wanted to challenge the system.

Equilibrium (2002) Movie Quotes

Director: Kurt Wimmer
Writer: Kurt Wimmer
Stars: Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Emily Watson

Father: Librians, there is a disease in the heart of man. Its symptom is hate. Its symptom is anger. Its symptom is rage. Its symptom is war. The disease is human emotion.

“But I, being poor, have only my dreams. I have spread my dreams under your feet. Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.”

Partridge: Don’t you see, Preston? It’s gone. Everything that makes us what we are, traded away.
Preston: There’s no war. No murder.
Partridge: What is it you think we do?

Preston: You’ve seen how it can be- the jealousy, the rage.
Partridge: A heavy cost. I’d pay it gladly.

Brandt to Preston: Cleric, I can only hope one day to be as uncompromising as you.

Mary O’Brien: Let me ask you something. Why are you alive?
Preston: I’m alive… I live to safeguard the continuity of this great society, to serve Libria.
Mary O’Brien: It’s circular. You exist to continue your existence. What’s the point?
Preston: What’s the point of your existence?
Mary O’Brien: To feel.’Cause you’ve never done it, you can never know it. But it’s as vital as breath. And without it… without love, without anger, without sorrow breath is just a clock ticking.

Dupont: Prozium- the great nepenthe, opiate of our masses. Glue of our great society. Salve and salvation, it has delivered us from pathos, from sorrow, the deepest chasms of melancholy and hate. With it, we anesthetize grief, annihilate jealousy, obliterate rage. That those sister impulses towards joy, love, and elation are anesthetized in stride, we accept as fair sacrifice. For we embrace Prozium in its unifying fullness and all that it has done to make us great.

Jurgen to Preston: You know, I was like you. But the first thing you learn about emotion is that it has its price, a complete paradox. But without restraint, without control, emotion is chaos.
Preston: But how is that diff…
Jurgen: The difference being is that when we want to feel, we can. It’s just that some of us, some of us have to forgo that luxury so that the rest can have it. Some very few of us have to force ourselves not to feel, like me, like you.

Dupont: Be careful, Preston. You’re treading on my dreams.

Dupont: Look at me. I’m life. I live, I-I breathe… I feel. Now that you know it, can you really take it? Is it really worth the price?
Preston: I pay it gladly.

Tags: Movie About Freedom, Movie About Mass Control, Futuristic Film

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) Movie Quotes

Synopsis: Chris Gardner was struggling to sell bone density scanner just to make ends meet. Chris had to find other ways to earn money to pay the bills. When his family was at the middle of financial struggle, his wife left him and his son. He applied in an internship on stock brokerage, got accepted but it did not help in the beginning because there was no salary involved in the training.

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) Movie Quotes

Chris Gardner: It’s written as P-P-Y, but it’s supposed to be an I in “happiness.”
Christopher: Is it an adjective?
Chris Gardner: No, actually it’s a noun. But it’s not spelled right.
Christopher: Is “fuck” spelled right?
Chris Gardner: Yeah, that’s spelled right. But that’s not part of the motto, so you’re not supposed to learn that. That’s an adult word to show anger and other things. But just don’t use that one, okay?
Christopher: Okay.

Chris Gardner: It was right then that I started thinking about Thomas Jefferson on the Declaration of Independence and the part about our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And I remember thinking how did he know to put the pursuit part in there? That maybe happiness is something that we can only pursue and maybe we can actually never have it. No matter what. How did he know that?

Chris Gardner: Let me ask you something. Are you happy?
Christopher: Yeah.
Chris Gardner: All right. Because I’m happy. And if you’re happy and I’m happy, then that’s a good thing, right?
Christopher: Yeah.
Chris Gardner: All right.

Chris Gardner (during the interview): Can I say something? I’m the type of person… if you ask me a question and I don’t know the answer I’m gonna tell you that I don’t know. But I bet you what. I know how to find the answer, and I will find the answer. Is that fair enough?

Christopher: You’re a good papa.

Martin Frohm: What would you say if man walked in here with no shirt, and I hired him? What would you say?
Chris Gardner: He must have had on some really nice pants.

Chris Gardner: (to Chris, while playing basketball): You’ll excel at a lot of things, just not this. I don’t want you shooting this ball all day and night.

Chris Gardner: Hey. Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something. Not even me. All right?
Christopher: All right.
Chris Gardner: You got a dream. You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.

Chris Gardner: Thomas Jefferson mentions happiness a couple times in the Declaration of Independence. May seem like a strange word to be in that document but he was sort of… He was an artist. He called the English “the disturbers of our harmony.” And I remember standing there that day… thinking about the disturbers of mine. Questions I had. Whether all this was good. Whether I’d make it.

Tags: Inspirational Movie, Christopher Gardner Story, Movie About Happiness

Rescue Dawn (2006) Movie Quotes

Synopsis: German-American pilot Dieter Dengler was in a classified mission during Vietnam war and his plane was shot down in Laos. He survived the crash but he was captured by Laotians and VietCongs. He and his fellow prisoners must plan their escape before they were going to be killed.

Rescue Dawn (2006) Movie Quotes

Admiral: You’re gonna be Spook’s wingman. You think you can handle that?
Dieter: I could not ask for a better man, sir. But, please, could I ask you a question?
Admiral: Go ahead.
Dieter: You know, Spook is such a goddamn daredevil, could you please order him not to try too hard to die for his country, but rather to let the son-of-a-bitch on the other side die for his instead?

Dieter: No, I never wanted to go to war. I just wanted to fly.

Dieter: I love America. America gave me wings.

Duane: How’d you ever end up a pilot?
Dieter: I always… I always wanted to be one. I was five years old or something in a little town, Wildberg, in the Black Forest, and it was just bombed to ashes, you know? No clear reason, just these senseless attacks. But I remember I was in the attic with my brother. We were looking out, and we see this fighter plane, beautiful, coming right at us. And it’s firing from its wings. And I see the machine gun, it’s flashing and – whooosh – it goes flying past the house. It’s so close. I mean, it’s feet away from the house. And the canopy was open. And this pilot, he had his goggles up on his helmet. And I could see his eyes. And he was looking at me. Right at me. He’s looking right at me. And then as he turns to go, he’s starting back, he’s looking right at me still. And the thing is, from that moment on, little Dieter, he needed to fly.
Duane: You’re a strange bird, Dieter. The guy tries to kill you and you want his job.

Rescue Chopper Winchman: Who are ya buddy? Name!
Dieter: Flight Lieutenant Dieter Dengler, U.S.S. Ranger.
Rescue Chopper Winchman: Authenticator? What’s the authenticator?
Dieter: Rescue Dawn.
Rescue Chopper Winchman: Louder!
Dieter: Rescue Dawn!
Rescue Chopper Winchman: Favorite sport?
Dieter: Hunting.
Rescue Chopper Winchman: Favorite fish?
Dieter: Trout.
Rescue Chopper Pilot: Confirmed, confirmed, it’s him!

Navy on mic: Dieter, it is just incredible. You made it home. Now, tell us, was it your faith
in God and country? Come on, Dieter, you got to believe in something.
Dieter: I believe I need a steak.

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Navy on mic: Can you pass something on to the boys? You know, something you learned during your ordeal, something to keep them going no matter how bad it gets?
Dieter: Sure I can. Empty what is full. Fill what is empty. Scratch where it itches. That’s it.

Tags: Dieter Dengler Story, Movie About Prison Escape, Movie About Survival

October Sky (1999) Movie Quotes

Synopsis: Homer expects that he would work in the coal mining just like his father and most people in Coalwood. But he saw an artificial satellite for the first time, he developed an interest in rocketry. He and his friends experimented on how to launch a homemade rocket and even thought of joining the science fair. Homer was driven by his passion in rocket science that he has to defy cynicism around him.

October Sky (1999) Movie Quotes

Homer: Why should the damn jocks be the only ones gettin’ scholarships?
Roy Lee: They’re also the only ones who get the girls.

Roy Lee: Let ‘em have outer space. We got rock ‘n’ roll.

Homer: I’m gonna build a rocket like Sputnik. Well, I’m not sayin’ it’s gonna go up in space or anything, but I’m gonna do it. I’m gonna build a rocket.

Homer: Do you know anything about rockets?
Quentin: Of course I do.

Quentin: What do you want to know about rockets?
Homer: Everything.

Homer: Man, we should be trying to get into that science fair instead of sitting around here like a bunch of hillbillies.
Roy Lee: Well, I got some really bad news for you, Homer. We are a bunch of hillbillies.

O’Dell: God’s honest truth, Homer. What are the chances of a bunch of kids from Coalwood actually winning the national science fair?
Homer: A million to one, O’Dell.
O’Dell: That good? Well, why didn’t you say so?

Homer (to his friends): Man, you all wanna be coal miners? You all go ahead and be coal miners.

John Hickam: Well, tell me something, Homer. Uh, what exactly is this Wernher von Braun and the rest of those Germans accomplishin’ anyway? ‘Cause if you ask me, it’s nothin’ but a stunt.
Homer: You think, you think catchin’ up to the Russians in space is a stunt?
John Hickam: When the novelty wears off, they’re all gonna be sent packin’. Maybe then they’ll have to find themselves a real job.
Homer: Like minin’ coal?
John Hickam: You listen here. The coal we mine makes steel, Homer. And if steel fails, this country fails. If you had half a damn brain in your head, you’d know that.

Ms. Riley: Homer, you don’t have to prove anything to anybody. You remember that. Now go launch yourself a rocket.

Mr. Turner: Miss Riley, our job is to give these kids an education. Not false hopes.
Ms. Riley: False hopes? Do you want me to sit quiet, let ‘em breathe in coal dust the rest of their life?
Mr. Turner: Miss Riley, once in a while, a lucky one will get out on a football scholarship. The rest of ‘em work in the mines.
Ms. Riley: How ’bout I believe in the unlucky ones? Hmm? I have to, Mister Turner, I’d go out of my mind.

Homer (to his friends): Let’s go have some fun for a change.

Ms. Riley (to Homer): Sometimes you really can’t listen to what anybody else says. You just gotta listen inside.

Ms. Riley (to Homer): I want you to know something. I’m proud of you. I am. Whatever you choose.

Quentin: Don’t you have to go to the mine?
Homer: I don’t work there anymore.

Homer (to his father): The coal mine’s your life. It’s not mine. I’m never going down there again. I wanna go into space.

Homer: Listen, I’m sorry about what’s going on around here, but it isn’t my fault! What do you want from me anyway?
John: You better watch yourself, Homer.
Homer: If I go on to win at Indianapolis, I can go to college, maybe even get a job at Cape Canaveral. There’s nothing here for me. The town is dying! The mine is dying! Everybody here knows that but you!
John: You want to get out so bad, then go. Go!
Homer: Yeah, I’ll go! Yeah, I’ll go!
John: GO! GO!
Homer: And I’ll be gone forever! I won’t even look back!

Homer (to his father): Look, I know you and me don’t exactly see eye to eye on certain things. I mean, we don’t see eye to eye on just about anything. But Dad, I come to believe that I got it in me to be somebody in this world. And it’s not because I’m so different from you either. It’s ’cause I’m the same. You know, I can be just as hardheaded and just as tough. I only hope I can be as good a man as you are. I mean, sure,
Dr. Von Braun’s a great scientist, but he isn’t my hero.

Homer (to his father): You know, it, uh, won’t fly unless somebody pushes the button. It’s yours, if you want it.

Tags: Inspirational Movie, Movie About Persistence, Homer Hickam Story

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) Movie Quotes

Storyline: An experimental drug made a chimpanzee named Caesar gain an incredible level of intelligence. Human cruelty drove Caesar to use the acquired intelligence to retaliate and lead an uprising of apes.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Movie Quotes

Steven Jacobs (to Will): I swear, you know everything about the human brain except the way it works.

Will Rodman: You want me to take him? I can’t take care of a monkey.
Robert Franklin: He’s not a monkey! He’s an ape.

Caroline Aranha: I love chimpanzees. I’m also afraid of them. And it’s appropriate to be afraid of them.

(referring to his ill father and Caesar, the chimp)
Will (to Caroline): I can’t lose them both. (shakes his head) I won’t lose them both.

Caroline Aranha (to Will after seeing the pictures of Will and baby Caesar): Hey. Some things aren’t meant to be changed. You need to accept that.

Dodge Landon: Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!
Caesar: NO!

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Will: What happened?
Rodney: He spoke.
Will: What are you … what?
Rodney: Your ape…. he spoke!

Will Rodman: Caesar, I’m sorry. This my fault. This has to stop. This isn’t the way. You know what they’re capable of. Please come home. If you come home, I’ll protect you.
Caesar: Caesar is home.

Tags: Movie About Experiment, Movie About Animal Cruelty

Planet of the Apes (1968) Movie Quotes

Storyline: George Taylor, along with two other astronauts, tries to survive in a planet dominated by talking apes after their space ship has crashed.

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Taylor (recording a message): Does man, that marvel of the universe, that glorious paradox who sent me to the stars, still make war against his brother? Keep his neighbor’s children starving?

Dodge: The question is not so much where we are as when we are.

Landon: You thought life on Earth was meaningless. You despised people. So what did you do? You ran out.
Taylor: No. It’s not like that, Landon. I’m a seeker, too. But my dreams aren’t like yours. I can’t help thinking that somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man. Has to be.

Dr. Zaius: Dr. Zira, I must caution you. Experimental brain surgery on these creatures is one thing, and I’m all in favor of it. But your behavior studies are another matter. To suggest that we can learn anything about the simian nature from a study of man is sheer nonsense. Why, man is a nuisance. He eats up his food supplies in the forest, then migrates to our green belts and ravages our crops. The sooner he is exterminated, the better. It’s a question of simian survival.

Leader of the hunt: I don’t understand these animal psychologists. What is Dr. Zira trying to prove?
Dr. Zaius: That man can be domesticated.

George Taylor (speaking to Nova): Imagine me needing someone. Back on Earth I never did. Oh, there were women. Lots of women. Lots of love-making but no love. You see, that was the kind of world we’d made. So I left, because there was no one to hold me there.

Dr. Honorious: Tell us, why are all apes created equal?
George Taylor: Some apes, it seems, are more equal than others.

Dr. Zaius to Taylor: You are a menace. A walking pestilence!

George Taylor: There’s your Minister of Science; honor-bound to expand the frontiers of knowledge…
Dr. Zira: Taylor, please!
George Taylor: …except that he’s also chief Defender of the Faith!
Dr. Zaius: There is no contradiction between faith and science… true science!
George Taylor: Are you willing to put that statement to the test?
Cornelius: Taylor, I would much rather…
George Taylor: Take it easy… you saved me from this fanatic, maybe I can return the favor!

Dr. Zaius: I see you’ve brought the female of your species. I didn’t realize that man could be monogamous.
George Taylor: On this planet, it’s easy.

Lucius: You can’t trust the older generation.
Taylor: I know what you mean.

Dr. Zira: Taylor! Please! Don’t treat him like that
George Taylor: Why not?
Dr. Zira: It’s humiliating!
George Taylor: The way l was humiliated by all of you? You led me around on a leash!
Cornelius: That was different. We thought you were inferior.
George Taylor: Now you know better.

Dr. Zaius: Cornelius, come here. Reach into my pocket. Read to him the 29th scroll, 6th verse.
Cornelius: Beware the beast Man, for he is the Devil’s pawn. Alone among God’s primates, he kills for sport or lust or greed. Yea, he will murder his brother to possess his brother’s land. Let him not breed in great numbers, for he will make a desert of his home and yours. Shun him; drive him back into his jungle lair, for he is the harbinger of death.

Taylor to Lucius: Remember, never trust anybody over 30.

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George Taylor: Doctor, I’d like to kiss you goodbye.
Dr. Zira: All right, but you’re so damned ugly.

George Taylor: A planet where apes evolved from men? There’s got to be an answer.
Dr. Zaius: Don’t look for it, Taylor. You may not like what you find.

Dr. Zaius to Taylor: The Forbidden Zone was once a paradise. Your breed made a desert of it, ages ago.

Dr. Zaius: You are right, I have always known about man. From the evidence, I believe his wisdom must walk hand and hand with his idiocy. His emotions must rule his brain. He must be a warlike creature who gives battle to everything around him, even himself.

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Dr. Zira (referring to Taylor): What will he find out there, doctor?
Dr. Zaius: His destiny.

(looking at wreckage of statue of Liberty)
Taylor: Oh, my God. I’m back. I’m home. All the time, it was… We finally really did it.
(Screaming) You maniacs! You blew it up! God damn you! God damn you all to hell!

Tags: Movie About Slavery, Movie About Mass Control, Movie About Religion