Will Randall: You know, I think I understand what you're like now. You're very beautiful and you think men are only interested in you because you're beautiful, but you want them to be interested in you because you're you. The problem is, aside from all that beauty, you're not very interesting. You're rude, you're hostile, you're sullen, you're withdrawn. I know you want someone to look past all that at the real person underneath but the only reason anyone would bother to look past all that is because you're beautiful. Ironic, isn't it? In an odd way you're your own problem.
John Nash: I've always believed in numbers and the equations and logics that lead to reason. But after a lifetime of such pursuits, I ask: what truly is logic? Who decides reason? My quest has taken me through the physical, the metaphysical, the delusional and back. And I have made the most important discovery of my career, the most important discovery of my life: it is only in the mysterious equations of love that any logic or reasons can be found.
I'm only here tonight because of you. You are the reason I am... You are all my reasons.
(Taken from A Beautiful Mind, directed by Ron Howard, 2001)
Voice: The great Bill Parrish at a loss for words? The man from whose lips fall 'rapture' and 'passion' and 'obsession'? All those admonitions about being 'deliriously happy, that there is no sense living your life without'. All the sparks and energy you give off, the rosy advice you dispense in round, pear-shaped tones.
(Taken from Meet Joe Black, directed by Martin Brest, 1998)
Vincent Hanna: My life's a disaster zone. I got a stepdaughter so fucked up because her real father's this large-type asshole. I got a wife, we're passing each other on the down-slope of a marriage - my third - because I spend all my time chasing guys like you around the block. That's my life.
Neil McCauley: A guy told me one time, "don't let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in thirty seconds flat if you feel the heat around the corner". Now, if you're on me and you gotta move when I move, how do you expect to keep a... a marriage?
Roger Thornhill: Now you listen to me, I'm an advertising man, not a red herring. I've got a job, a secretary, a mother, two ex-wives and several bartenders that depend upon me, and I don't intend to disappoint them all by getting myself 'slightly' killed.
(Taken from North by Northwest, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1959)
Patrick Bateman: There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman; some kind of abstraction. But there is no real me: only an entity, something illusory. And though I can hide my cold gaze, and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable... I simply am not there.
(Taken from American Psycho, directed by Mary Harron, 2000)
Master Chief John James Urgayle: The ebb and flow of the Atlantic tides, the drift of the continents, the very position of the sun along its ecliptic. These are just a few of the things I control in my world. Is that clear?
(Taken from G.I. Jane, directed by Ridley Scott, 1997)
Matt Fletcher: I'm having a little trouble getting started, Father.
Priest: You are in the House of God now, my son. Speak from your heart.
Matt Fletcher: Well, I've done a lot of killin'. I've killed a lot of men and sinned a lot of women. But the men I killed needed killin' and the women wanted sinnin', and well, I never was one much to argue.
(Taken from The Appaloosa, directed by Sidney J. Furie, 1966)