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Marriage Story

Marriage Story quotes

20 total quotes

Bert Spitz
Charlie Barber
Nicole Barber
Nora Fanshaw

View Quote Frank: Charlie, what you're going through now is going to be horrible, but it will be over. **** as many people as you can right now. Women, men. Take what I said seriously.
View Quote Sandra: Even though I am 64 and have a dead gay husband, I manage to get up every day, live my life, and feel pretty good about myself.
View Quote Ted: Criminal lawyers see bad people at their best, divorce lawyers see good people at their worst.
View Quote Bert Spitz: You know what this is like? This is like that joke about the woman at the hairdresser, she's going to Rome. You know this?
Charlie Barber: I don't.
Bert Spitz: This woman is at her hairdresser, and she says, "I'm going to Rome on Holiday." And he says, "Oh, really? What airline are you taking?" She says, "Alitalia." He says, "Alitalia? Are you crazy? That's the worst – that's terrible. Don't take that. Where you gonna stay?" She says, "I'm gonna stay at the Hassler." "The Hassler? What, are you kidding? They're renovating the Hassler. You'll hear hammering all night long. You won't sleep. What are you gonna see?" She says, "I think I'm gonna try to go the Vatican." "The Vatican? You'll be standing in line all day long. You'll never get to see anything."
Charlie Barber: [annoyed] I'm sorry, Bert, am I paying for this joke?
View Quote Charlie Barber: We didn't have a deal; it was something we discussed.
Nora Fanshaw: So it's a deal when it's something you want. And a discussion when Nicole wants it?
View Quote Charlie Barber: Will we go to court?
Bert Spitz: No. No, we don't want to go to court. Courts in California are a disaster, and that's just how we have to think about it. I'm not sure these are my glasses. Where are you living while you're out here?
Charlie Barber: I'm in a hotel right now.
Bert Spitz: A hotel doesn't look good.
Charlie Barber: To who?
Bert Spitz: The court.
Charlie Barber: [confused and a bit worried] Y-You just said we weren't going to go to court.
Bert Spitz: [explaining it better] No, of course. Of course. We have to prepare to go to court hoping we don't go to court.
View Quote Henry Barber: [not noticing the blood] Dad, are you OK?
Charlie Barber: [lying] Yeah, I'm just tired.
Henry Barber: Dad, did she like us?
Charlie Barber: [exhausted] Yeah, she thought we were great.
View Quote Nicole Barber: [while arguing with Charlie] You're being so much like your father.
Charlie Barber: [angered and hurt by the remark] DO NOT COMPARE ME TO MY FATHER!!!
Nicole Barber: [getting smart with him] I didn't compare you to him. I said you were acting like him.
Charlie Barber: You're exactly like your mother. Everything you were complaining about her, you're doing. You're suffocating Henry.
Nicole Barber: [offended] First of all, I-I love my mother. She was a wonderful mother.
Charlie Barber: I'm just repeating what you told me.
Nicole Barber: Secondly, how dare you compare my mothering to my mother! I may be like my father, but I am not like my mother!
Charlie Barber: [trying to get it through her head] YOU ARE!!! And you're like my father! You're also like my mother! YOU'RE ALL THE BAD THINGS ABOUT ALL OF THESE PEOPLE!!! But mostly your mother. When we would lie in bed together, sometimes I would look at you and see her, and just feel so gross!
Nicole Barber: [disgusted] I felt repulsed when you touched me!
Charlie Barber: [annoyed while going through the pantrys] You're a slob. I made all the beds, closed all the cabinets, picked up after you like an infant!
Nicole Barber: The thought of having sex with you makes me wanna peel my skin off.
Charlie Barber: You’ll never be happy. In LA or anywhere! You’ll think you found some better, opposite guy than me, a-and in a few years, you’ll rebel against him because you need to have your voice, but you don’t want a voice! You just want to ****ing complain about not having a voice!
Nicole Barber: I think of being married to you and that woman is a stranger to me! I mean, we had a.... child’s.... marriage....
Charlie Barber: You’ve regressed. You’ve gone back to your life before you met me. It’s pathetic.
Nicole Barber: People used to tell me that you were too selfish to be a great artist. I used to defend you. They were absolutely right.
Charlie Barber: All your best acting is behind you. You’re back to being a HACK!!
Nicole Barber: [on the brink of tears] You gaslighted me! You’re a ****ing villain!
Charlie Barber: Oh, you wanna present yourself as a victim because it’s a good legal strategy?! FINE, [Nicole shakes her head in shame] BUT YOU AND I BOTH KNOW YOU CHOSE THIS LIFE!!! You wanted it until you didn’t! You used me so you could get out of LA.
Nicole Barber: [thinly] I didn’t use you...
Charlie Barber: [holding back laughter] You did, and then you blamed me for it! You always made me aware of what I was doing wrong, [voice trembles] how I was falling short! 'LIFE WITH YOU WAS JOYLESS!!!'
Nicole Barber: [running out of words to throw at him] What, so you had to go and **** someone else?!
Charlie Barber: [tired of being reminded of his adultery] YOU SHOULDN'T BE UPSET THAT I ****ED HER, YOU SHOULD BE UPSET THAT I HAD A LAUGH WITH HER!!!!
Nicole Barber: [wanting to know if Mary Ann meant anything to him] Do you love her?!
Charlie Barber: [annoyed] 'NOO!!' But she didn’t hate me. You hated me!
Nicole Barber: You hated me! You ****ed someone we worked with!
Charlie Barber: [not listening] You stopped having sex with me in the last year! I never cheated on you!
Nicole Barber: That was cheating on me!
Charlie Barber: [still not listening] But there’s so much I could've done! I was a director in my 20s who came from nothing and was suddenly on the cover of ****ing Time Out New York! I was hot shit, and I wanted to **** everybody and I didn’t! And I loved you and I didn’t wanna lose you! But I’m in my 20s and I didn’t wanna lose that too, and I kinda did! And you wanted so much so fast! I didn't even want to get married. And....'**** IT!!!!' There's so much I didn't do.
Nicole Barber: [chuckles sarcastically] Thanks for that!
Charlie Barber: [also sarcastically] YOU'RE WELCOME!!
Nicole Barber: [hurt by his statement and jumping like a maniac] I can't believe I have to know you FOREVER!!!!
Charlie Barber: [losing his patience with her] You're ****ing insane! [punches the wall in a rage] AND YOU'RE ****ING WINNING!!!!
Nicole Barber: [absolutely appalled] Are you kidding me?! I wanted to be married! I’d already lost! [sadly] You didn’t love me as much as I loved you!
Charlie Barber: [trying to calm down] What does that have to do with LA? [Nicole stares at him, incredulous] What?!
Nicole Barber: [stunned by his attitude] You're so merged with your own selfishness, you don't even identify it as selfishness anymore! YOU'RE SUCH A DICK!!!
Charlie Barber: [finally fed up; very harshly, still refusing to listen] EVERY DAY, I WAKE UP AND I HOPE YOU'RE DEAD!!!!! [voice breaking] DEAD, LIKE, IF I COULD GUARANTEE HENRY WOULD BE OKAY, I'D HOPE YOU GET AN ILLNESS, AND THEN GET HIT BY A CAR AND DIE!!!!!
[He begins weeping, and then falls to his knees as Nicole hugs him]
Charlie Barber: [through tears] I'm sorry.
Nicole Barber: [comforting him] Me too.
View Quote Nicole Barber: Anyway, shall we try this?
Charlie Barber: OK. [pause] I don't know how to start.
Nicole Barber: Do you understand why I want to stay in LA?
Charlie Barber: No.
Nicole Barber: Well, that's not-Charlie, that's not a useful way for us to start...
Charlie Barber: I don't understand it.
Nicole Barber: You don't remember promising that we could do time out there?
Charlie Barber: We discussed things. We were married, we said things. We talked about moving to Europe, about getting a sideboard or what do you call it, a credenza, to fill that empty space behind the couch. We never did any of it.
View Quote Nicole Barber: You should've considered my happiness too.
Charlie Barber: Come on, you were happy. You've just decided that you weren't now.
View Quote Nicole Barber: You shouldn't have fired Bert!
Charlie Barber: [smugly] I needed my own asshole.
View Quote Nora Fanshaw: Where do you want to live now, doll?
Nicole Barber: Well, I'm here now, obviously. I don't know if the show will get picked up. It feels like home. It is home. It's the only home I've ever known without Charlie.
Nora Fanshaw: You want to stay here?
Nicole: Charlie's not going to want that. He hates LA.
Nora Fanshaw: We're interested in what you want to do. What you're doing is an act of hope. You understand that?
Nicole: Yeah.
View Quote [Reading Nicole's letter to Henry] I fell in love with him two seconds after I saw him. And I'll never stop loving him, even though it doesn't make sense anymore.
View Quote And keep in mind, you'll have to pay for her lawyer. [...] Well, at least part of her. It doesn't make sense, does it? I mean, you're doing this because you love your kid. And in doing so, you're draining money from your kid's education.