Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Big Fish 2003

[For one night,one night in your entire life, the universe did not revolve around Edward Bloom.]

[The truth is, I didn't see anything of myself in my father. And I don't think he saw anything of himself in me. We were like strangers who knew each other very well.]

[Having a kid changes everything. There's the diapers and the burpingand the midnight feeding. Then you spend years tryingto corrupt and mislead this child, fill its head with nonsense, and still it turns out perfectly fine.]

["Kept in a small bowl,the goldfish will remain small. With more space, the fish will grow double, triple,or quadruple its size."]

[It occurred to me then that perhaps the reason for my growth, was that I was intended for larger things.]

[Did you ever think that maybe you're not too big, but maybe this town is just too small?]

[You think this town is too small for you? Well, it's too small for a man of my ambition.]

[The more difficult something is,the more rewarding it is in the end.]
[You must've taken a shortcut. Life will do that to you. And truthfully, the long way is easier. But it's longer, much longer.]

[This town is more than any man could ask for. And if I were to end up here, I would consider myself lucky. But the truth is, I'm just not ready to end up anywhere.]

[It's rude to talk about religion. You never know who you're gonna offend.]

[Like one night, I had a dream, where this crow came and said: "Your aunt is gonna die." I was so scared,I woke up my parents, but they said it was just a dream and to get back to bed. But the next morning,my Aunt Stacy was dead. Terrible for her, but think about me,young boy with that kind of power. Wasn't three weeks later when the crow came back to me in a dream, and said, "Your daddy's gonna die." I didn't know what to do. I finally told my father, but he said:"Oh, not to worry."But I could see he was rattled. The next morning, he wasn't himself. Kept looking around, waiting for something to drop on his head. Because the crow didn't say how itwas gonna happen, just those words:"Your daddy's gonna die." Well, he left home early and was gone a long time. When he finally came back,he looked terrible, like he was waiting for the ax to fall all day. He said to my mother: "I've just had the worst day of my life." "You think you've had a bad day?"she said. "This morning, the milkman dropped dead on the porch." Because, see, my mother was banging the milkman.]
[Can I take your picture?- Oh, you don't need a picture. Just look up the word "handsome"in the dictionary.]
[They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops. What they don't tell you is that once time starts again, it moves extra fast to catch up.]

[You were a big fish in a small pond,but this here is the ocean, and you're drowning.]
[You may not have much,but what you got, you got a lot of]
[I've been nothing but myself since the day I was born. And if you can't see that,it's your failing, not mine!]

[Were you having an affair? -Wow. Wow, you just said it. I was expecting to dance around this for another half-hour.]

[And as we get close to the river, we see that everybody is already there. And I mean. everyone. The strange thing is, there's not a sad face to be found. Everyone is just so glad to see you and send you off right. You become what you always were, a very big fish. And that's how it happens.]

[Have you ever heard a joke so many times you've forgotten why it's funny? And then you hear it again and suddenly it's new. You remember why you loved it in the first place.]

[A man tells his stories so many times that he becomes the stories. They live on after him. And in that way,he becomes immortal.]


s kim said...

hands down one of the best movies i've ever seen.

~@ Wei @~ said...

Yea! I've watched it for like more than 5 times.. and it's still new to me whenever I watch it!