Dogville

Dogville quotes

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Chapter EIGHT
Chapter FIVE
Chapter FOUR
Chapter NINE
Chapter ONE
Chapter SEVEN
Chapter SIX
Chapter THREE
Chapter TWO
Prologue
Quotes about Dogville


God only knows what that woman's capable of. Chuck


Grace: Don't be upset. I'm sorry if I doubted you. It won't happen again. I promise you.
Chuck: I wouldn't make that promise if I was you. When you fended me off, a thought came into my mind that made me ashamed. A thought that you would hate me for.

Grace: So I'm arrogant. I'm arrogant because I forgive people?
The Big Man: My God. Can't you see how condescending you are when you say that? You have this preconceived notion that nobody, listen, that nobody can't possibly attain the same high ethical standards as you, so you exonerate them. I can not think of anything more arrogant than that. You... you forgive others with excuses that you would never in the world permit for yourself.

Grace: The people who live here are doing their best under very hard circumstances.
The Big Man: If you say so, Grace. But is their best really good enough? Do they love you?

Grace: You can see through it all, can't you. I'll tell you, I'm gonna be asleep in two minutes.
Tom: What if I don't want you to go to sleep?
Grace: I don't think you have a choice tonight.

Grace: Are you trying to say that you're in love with me?
Tom: No I wouldn't... love is...It's not... It's a big word... yeah. Yeah.
Grace: That's good, because I think that I am in love with you, too.

Has rarely been far from my mind in the 10 months following Cannes, during which time it has grown only richer, deeper and more complex than I initially estimated. Scott Foundas in L.A. Weekly

I think you have plenty to offer Dogville. Tom to Grace

I wasn't trying to fool anyone. Grace

If there is any town this world would be better without, this is it. Grace

Is there another way? Grace

It stalks silently, stark with its minimalism at first, and then pounces unexpectedly with an overwhelming wash of emotion like a rabid animal, with sharp piercing teeth. Michael Szymanski at Zap2it.com

It would take a true knucklehead not to understand that Dogville isn't so much Anywhere, U.S.A., as anywhere. It really is a masterpiece — von Trier's first, as it happens. Glenn Kenny at Premeire magazine

It's a pity that the political point-scoring at Cannes, admittedly fired up by Von Trier's provocateur stance, has diminished the perception of Dogville's artistic worth. Dogville is daunting, non-naturalistic and bold. Von Trier has denied it was intended as an antithesis of Billy Wilder's Our Town; his concerns in the film are bigger than America-bashing. It's a moral parable for our times. Mary Colbert

Please don't disappear, Tom. I need you. Grace