Gattaca

Gattaca quotes

46 total quotes (ID: 233)

Anton Freeman
Antonio Freeman
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Jerome Eugene Morrow
Marie Freeman
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Vincent Freeman


There's no gene for fate.


...the impossible happened. It was the moment that made everything else possible.

What makes you think that you can be me at all?

I'm proud of you, Vincent.

If at first you don't succeed... try, try again.

You still don't understand, do you? When they look at you, they don't see you any more, they only see me.

What's your number? No, no... What's your number, you ****ing flatfoot?! It gets to you, doesn't it? It gets to you that I can do what you can only dream of. I'm getting off this ball of dirt... What's your number?

I know he'll do something. You'll do something.

I bet I could be an astronaut, if I wanted.

Caesar: When you clean the glass, Vincent, don't clean it too well...you might get ideas.

[Vincent's parents are planning a second child, and are shown four candidate embryos]
Geneticist: We want to give your child the best possible start. Believe me, we have enough imperfection built in already. Your child doesn't need any more additional burdens. Keep in mind, this child is still you. Simply, the best, of you. You could conceive naturally a thousand times and never get such a result.
. . .
Vincent's mother: What will happen to the others?
Geneticist: [smiles] These are not babies, Marie. Merely human possibilities. Smaller... than grains... of sand. [sets petri dish on the table] See?

[Vincent is looking at a picture of a 12-fingered pianist]
Irene: You didn't know?
Vincent: Oh, I knew.
Irene: It's amazing, isn't it?
Vincent: Twelve fingers, it's a wonder he can play.
Irene: That piece can only be played with twelve.

No, there's truly nothing remarkable about the progress of Jerome Morrow... except that I am not Jerome Morrow.

They used to say that a child conceived in love has a greater chance of happiness. They don't say that anymore.

I belonged to a new underclass, no longer determined by social status or the color of your skin. We now have discrimination down to a science.