Big Fish

Big Fish quotes

48 total quotes (ID: 681)

Edward Bloom
Jenny
Will Bloom


Beamen: You won't find a better place!
Edward: I don't expect to.
Jenny: Promise me you'll come back.
Edward: I promise. Someday. When I'm really supposed to.


Edward: What do you want, Will? Who do you want me to be?
Will: Yourself. Good, bad, everything. Just show me who you are for once.
Edward: I have been nothing but myself since the day I was born. And if you can't see that, it's your failing, not mine.

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.

Man in crowd: Mayor, he ate an entire cornfield!
Young girl in crowd: He ate my dog!

In telling the story of my father's life, it's impossible to separate the fact from the fiction, the man from the myth. The best I can do is to tell it the way he told me. It doesn't always make sense, and most of it never happened. But that's what kind of story this is.

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.

Fate has a way of circling back on a man, and taking him by surprise. A man sees things differently at different times in his life. This town didn't seem the same now that he was older.

Will: As we get closer to the river, we see that everybody's already there. And I mean everyone. It's unbelievable.
Edward: The story of my life.
Will: You become what you always were. A very big fish. And that's how it happens.
Edward: Yeah. Exactly.

Sandra: It was during the war. Your father went missing. They thought he was dead.
Will: That really happened?
Sandra: Not everything your father says is a complete fabrication.

Mayor: Son that creature could crush you without trying.
Edward: Oh trust me— he'll have to try.

The biggest fish in the river gets that way by never being caught.

Armed with the foreknowledge of my own death, I knew the giant couldn't kill me. All the same, I preferred to keep my bones unbroken.

I was trying to find a cure to my gigantificationism...

As difficult as it was to reach Spectre, I was fated to get there eventually. After all, no man can avoid reaching the end of his life.

They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops. And that's true. What they don't tell you, is that once time starts again, it moves extra fast to catch up.