Big Fish

Big Fish quotes

48 total quotes (ID: 681)

Edward Bloom
Jenny
Will Bloom


Norther Winslow: I've been working on this poem for 12 years.
Edward: Really.
Norther Winslow: There's a lot of expectation. I don't want to disappoint my fans...The grass so green, Skies so blue, Spectre is really great!
Edward: It's only three lines long.
Norther Winslow: This is why you should never show a work in progress.


Edward: You don't know me, but my name is Edward Bloom and I love you. I've spent the last three years working to find out who you are. I've been shot and stabbed and trampled a few times— I broke my ribs twice— but it's all been worth it to see you here, now, and to finally get to talk to you. Because I'm destined to marry you. I knew it the first moment I saw you at the circus. And I know it now more than ever.
Sandra: I'm sorry.
Edward: You don't have to apologize to me. I'm the luckiest person you'll find today.
Sandra: No, I'm sorry. I'm engaged to be married. But you're wrong. I do know you. At least by reputation. Edward Bloom from Ashton. See, I'm actually engaged to a boy from Ashton. Don Price. He was a few years older than you.
Edward: Well... congratulations. I'm sorry to have bothered you...

Jenny: One day, Edward Bloom left, and never returned to the town he'd saved. As for the girl, the common belief was that she'd become a witch, and crazy at that. She became something of a legend herself. And the story ended where it began.
Will: Well, logically, you couldn't be the witch, because she was old when he was young.
Jenny: Well, it's logical if you think like your father. See, to him, there's only two women: your mother and everyone else... And one day I realized I was in love with a man who could never love me back. I was living in a fairy tale... I'm not sure I should have told you any of this... I wanted to be as important to him as you were, and I was never going to be. I was make-believe and... his other life, you, you were real.

Amos: Forget it Kid. Don't waste your time. She's out of your league.
Edward: What do you mean? You don't even know me.
Amos: Sure I do. You were hot shit back in Hickville, but here in the real world, you got squat. You don't have a plan. You don't have a job. You don't have anything except the clothes on your back... You were a big fish in a small pond, but this here is the ocean, and you're drowning. Take my advice and go back to Puddleville. You'll be happy there.

Fate has a cruel way of circling around on you. After all this work to leave Ashton, the girl I loved was now engaged to one of its biggest jerks. There's a time when a man needs to fight, and a time when he needs to accept that his destiny is lost, that the ship has sailed, and that only a fool will continue. The truth is, I've always been a fool.

Karl: I don't want to eat anybody. I just get so hungry. I'm just too big.
Edward: Did you ever think maybe you're not too big— but, maybe this town's just too small?

Edward: Having a kid changes everything. I mean, there's the diapers and the burping and the midnight feedings...
Will: Did you do any of that?
Edward: No, but I hear it's terrible. Then you spend years trying to corrupt and mislead this child, fill its head with nonsense and still it turns out perfectly fine.

What I recalled of Sunday School was that the more difficult something became, the more rewarding it was in the end.

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

It was that night I discovered that most things you consider evil or wicked are simply lonely, and lacking in social niceties.

There are some fish that cannot be caught. It's not that they're faster or stronger than other fish. They're just touched by something extra. Call it luck. Call it grace. One such fish was "The Beast".

Josephine: You never told me how your parents met.
Will: They met at Auburn.
Josephine: What about the details? How they fell in love. The Circus. The War. You never told me any of that.
Will: That's because most of it never happened.
Josephine: But it's romantic.

That was my father's final joke, I guess. The man tells his stories so many times that he becomes the stories. They live on after him. And in that way, he becomes immortal.

Edward: Will never told you?... Ah, Probably just as well. He would have told it wrong anyway. All the facts and none of the flavor.
Josephine: Oh... so this is a tall tale?
Edward: Well, it's not a short one.

Amos: Tell me, Karl, have you ever heard the term “involuntary servitude?”
Karl: No.
Amos: Unconscionable contract?
Karl: Uh... Nope.
Amos: Great! Here you go.