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.


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".

Edward: I just saw the woman I'm going to marry, I know it. But I lost her.
Amos: Oh, Tough break. Well, most men have to get married before they lose their wives.
Edward: I'm going to spend the rest of my life looking for her. That or die alone.
Amos: Damn, Kid!

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.

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

Now, there comes a point where a reasonable man will swallow his pride and admit that he's made a terrible mistake. The truth is, I was never a reasonable man.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

I was never much for being at home, Will. It's too confining. And this, here... being stuck in bed. Dying is the worst thing that ever happened to me.

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.