Big Fish

Big Fish quotes

48 total quotes (ID: 681)

Edward Bloom
Jenny
Will Bloom


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.


Now, it's common knowledge that most towns of a certain size have a witch, if only to eat misbehaving children and the occasional puppy who wanders into her yard. Witches use those bones to cast spells and curses that make the land infertile... Yet of the all the witches in Alabama, there was one who was the most feared. For she had one glass eye, which was said to contain mystical powers.

Okay, okay— The thing about icebergs is you only see 10 percent. The other 90 percent is below the water where you can't see it.That's what it is with you Dad. I'm only seeing this little bit that sticks above the water.

Sometimes, the only way to catch an uncatchable woman is to offer her a wedding ring.

There were two roads out of Ashton, a new one which was paved, and an older one that wasn't. People didn't use the old road anymore, and it had developed the reputation of being haunted. Well, Since I had no intention of ever returning to Ashton, this seemed as good a time as any to find out what lay down that old road.

Y'see, most men, they'll tell a story straight through— it won't be complicated, but it won't be interesting either.

It's not a woman, it's a fish. No one ever catches her. Fish looks diff'rent to diff'rent people. My daddy said it looked like the coon dog he had when he was kid...back from the dead.

I agreed to spend the afternoon, if only to understand the mystery of how a place could feel so strange, and yet so familiar.

Everyone loves my father. He's a very likeable guy.

Truth is, I've been thirsty my whole life. Never really known why.

I was thinking about death and all. About seeing how you're gonna die. I mean, on one hand, if dying was all you thought about, it could kind of screw you up. But it could kind of help you, couldn't it? Because you'd know that everything else you can survive.

It was on that night Karl met his destiny. And I met mine. Almost.

Oh, come on. I can't go back, I'm a human sacrifice. If I go back they'll think I'm a coward. I'd rather be dinner than a coward.

Will: You have to understand. When I was growing up, he was gone more than he was here. And I started thinking— maybe he has a second life somewhere else. With another family, another house— he leaves us, he goes to them. Or maybe there is no second family. Maybe he never wanted a family. But whatever it is, maybe he likes that second life better. And the reason he tells all those stories is because he can't stand this boring place.
Josephine: But it's not true.
Will: What is "true"? He's never told me a single true thing.

We didn't have a proper wedding. Your mother-in-law was never supposed to marry me. She was engaged to somebody else.