The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect quotes

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Evan Treborn
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It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly's wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world. - Chaos Theory


[Evan tells Kayleigh to cover her ears]
Evan at 7: What time is it?
Mr. George Miller: It's time for you to do what I tell you to do...
Evan at 7: Wrong answer **** bag. This is the very moment of your reckoning. In the next 30 seconds you're gonna open 1 of 2 doors. The first door will forever traumatize your own flesh and blood.
Mr. George Miller: What's happening, how are you doing this?
Evan at 7: It'll change your daughter from a beautiful child into an empty shell. Whose only concept of trust was betrayed by her own sick pedophile father. Ultimately... it'll lead to her suicide. Nice work Daddy.
Mr. George Miller: Who are you?
Evan at 7: Let's just say you're being closely watched, George. Your other option is... to treat Kayleigh like, say like a loving father treats his daughter. Sound okay to you, Papa?
Mr. George Miller: Yes.
Evan at 7: Listen close then ****bag. You screw this up again - I'll flat-out castrate you. What you need to do, is discipline your son Tommy cause the kid is one sadistic pup. One last thing...
[Evan whispers something in Kayleigh's ear]
Kayleigh at 7: [yelling at her father] Don't ever touch me again!
Mr. George Miller: I won't.

[after handless Evan has just tried to commit suicide by drowning himself in the bathtub]
Tommy: You forgot to put the toaster on the ledge.
Evan: Lenny likes Poptarts. You guys are all the better now.
Tommy: I know it's hard but you can't give up.
Evan: I can't even ****ing kill myself.
Tommy: Don't talk like that.

Evan: I just thought that you should know.
Kayleigh Miller: Know what?
Evan: That you were happy once... with me.
Kayleigh Miller: You know there's one major hole in your story, there is no ****ing way on this planet, nor any other I would ever be in some ****ing sorority.
Evan: [Whispering] You were happy there...

[to the neo-Nazi inmates] So, should I suck your dick now?

Thumper: Maybe there's a reason you've repressed the day some pervert had you in your tighty-whities.
[glances at Evan's journals]
Thumper: Hey Man, I'd think twice about what you're doing. You could wake up a lot more ****ed up than you are now.
Evan: More ****ed up than I am? You think you know me? I don't even know me!

Kayleigh: Here, do you want a granola bar?
[Evan fumbles with it as she tries to put the granola bar into his prosthetic hand, and breaks the granola bar in half]
Evan: Yeah, I gotta fix these things or something.

I guess charisma and eyeliner go a long way.

[in the reality where Kayleigh is with Lenny]
Evan: So, do you think it might have worked?
Kayleigh: Yeah... But that's not how things wound up... I'm with Lenny, Lenny is your friend... and that's where it ends.
Evan: Whoa... Would it make a difference if I told you that no one could possibly ever love anyone as much as I love you?
[Kayleigh is flattered by Evan's compliment]
Evan: ...I am not saying that, I am just saying it like if you were a girl, would that be something you would want to hear?

[time traveling Evan at age 7 threatens George Miller with a lighted stick of dynamite]
Mr. George Miller: Evan! Put that out, or you'll blow off both your hands!
Evan at 7: Been there, done that.

[Evan visits Kayleigh, who has now become a prostitute]
Kayleigh: So, how's tricks? Sorry, occupational humor.
Evan: I got it.

Evan: Where's Kayleigh?
Lenny: Who's Kayleigh?
[Evan looks confused]
Lenny: You want me to take you to the doctor?
Evan: No, I think everything's gonna be all right this time.

[upon discovering his armlessness] What the **** is this?

[to Kayleigh] I've already lost you once, I'm not gonna lose you again.

[Evan's note to Kayleigh] I'll come back for you.