Vertigo

Vertigo quotes

30 total quotes (ID: 611)

Detective John 'Scottie" Ferguson
Gavin Elster
Multiple Characters


Madeleine: Why did you run?
Scottie: Well, I'm responsible for you now. You know, the Chinese say that once you've saved a person's life, you're responsible for it forever. So, I'm committed. I have to know.
Madeleine: There's so little that I know.


Scottie: Don't you think it's a waste, to wander separately?
Madeleine: Only one is a wanderer. Two together are always going somewhere.
Scottie: No, I don't think that's necessarily true.

The things that spell San Francisco to me are disappearing fast..I should have liked to have lived here then - color, excitement, power, freedom.

Scottie: Madeleine, Madeleine where are you now?
Madeleine: Here with you.
Scottie: Where?
Madeleine: Tall trees.
Scottie: Have you been here before?
Madeleine: Yes.
Scottie: When? When? When were you born?
Madeleine: Long ago.
Scottie: Where? When? Tell me. Madeleine, tell me!
Madeleine: [shaking her head back and forth] No.
Scottie: Madeleine, tell me where? Where do you go? What takes you away? When you jumped into the bay, you didn't know where you were. You guessed but you didn't know.
Madeleine: I didn't jump. I didn't jump I tell you. You told me I jumped.
Scottie: Why did you jump? Why did you jump?
Madeleine: Oh I can't tell you.
Scottie: Why did you jump? What was there inside that told you to jump?
Madeleine: No please. Please.
Scottie: What? What?
Madeleine: Please don't ask me. Please don't ask me. Get me away from here.
Scottie: Shall I take you home?
Madeleine: Somewhere in the light. Promise me something? Promise you won't ask me again? Please promise me that.

Scottie: I love you, Madeleine.
Madeleine: I love you too. It's too late.
Scottie: No, no, we're together.
Madeleine: It's too late, there's something I must do.
Scottie: No, there is nothing you must do. There is nothing you must do. No one possesses you. You're safe with me.
Madeleine: No, it's too late.
...
Madeleine: Look, it's not fair. It's too late. It wasn't supposed to happen this way. It shouldn't have happened.
Scottie: But it had to happen. We're in love. That's all that counts.
Madeleine: Look. Let me go. Please let me go.
Scottie: Listen to me. Listen to me.
Madeleine: You believe I love you?
Scottie: Yes.
Madeleine: And if you lose me, then you'll know I, I loved you. And I wanted to go on loving you.
Scottie: I won't lose you.
Madeleine: Let me go into the church - alone.
Scottie: Why?

Sorry Scottie, that was rotten. He had no right to speak to you like that. It was my responsibility. I shouldn't have got you involved. No, there's nothing you have to say to me. I'm getting out Scottie, for good. I can't stay here. I'm going to wind up her affairs, and mine, and get away as far as I can. Europe perhaps. I probably never will come back. Goodbye, Scottie. If there's anything I can do for you before I go? There's no way for them to understand. You and I know who killed Madeleine.

Scottie: I'm a man of independent means as the saying goes. Fairly independent.
Midge: Hmm, mmm. Well, why don't you go away for a while?
Scottie: You mean to forget? Oh now, Midge, don't be so motherly. I'm not gonna crack up.

Well, I think that explains it. Anyone could become obsessed with the past with a background like that!

You're gonna be all right now, Madeleine. Don't you see? You've given me something to work on now! I'm gonna take you down there to that mission this afternoon and when you see it, you'll remember when you saw it before, and it'll finish your dream. It will destroy it. I promise you. All right?

Midge: Is she pretty?
Scottie: Carlotta?
Midge: No, not Carlotta. Elster's wife.
Scottie: Yes, I guess you'd consider that she would...
Midge: I think I'll go and take a look at that portrait.

My wife Madeleine has several pieces of jewelry that belonged to Carlotta. She inherited them. Never wore them - they were too old-fashioned, until now. Now when she's alone, she takes them out and looks at them, handles them gently, curiously. Puts them on and stares at herself in the mirror. Then goes into that other world, is someone else again.

Scottie: Madeleine, where are you now?
Madeleine: Here with you.
Scottie: And it's all real. It's not merely as it was 100 years ago, or a year ago, or six months ago, or whenever it was you were here to see it. Now, Madeleine, think of when you were here.

[to Midge] I always said you were wasting your time in the underwear department.

Scottie: Will you have dinner with me?
Judy: Why?
Scottie: Well, I just feel that I owe you something after all this.
Judy: No, you don't owe me anything.
Scottie: Well, will you then, for me?
Judy: Dinner and what else?
Scottie: Just dinner.
Judy: 'Cause I remind you of her?
Scottie: Because I'd like to have dinner with you.
Judy: Well, I've been on blind dates before. Matter of fact to be honest, I've been picked up before.

Scottie: You'd better come over here by the fire where it's warm.
Madeleine: What am I doing here? What happened?
Scottie: Well, you fell into San Francisco Bay. I, uh, I tried to dry your hair as best I could. Your things are in the kitchen. They'll be dry in a few minutes. Come on over by the fire.