N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z #

View Quote You ever see so many goddamned lightning rods on one house?
View Quote Dick Kelloway [seeing his daughter seated with Powder]: You having a good time with my daughter?
Powder [smiles]: Wonderful.
Dick Kelloway: You think this is funny? You think this is funny? Huh, lover boy?
View Quote Donald Ripley: "It's become appallingly clear that our technology has surpassed our humanity."
Powder: Albert Einstein.*
Donald Ripley: I look at you, and I think that someday our humanity might actually surpass our technology. * Though this is quoted as Einstein in Voices of Truth : Conversations with Scientists, Thinkers, and Healers (2000) by Nina L. Diamond, p. 429, there are no published sources of this statement yet located earlier than its occurence in this film.
View Quote Dr. Aaron Stripler: Your I.Q. scored right off the charts Jeremy. There isn't even a classification for you it was so high. All of your tests indicate you have the most advanced intellect in the history of humankind. Do you understand what I'm saying?
Powder: If you thought I was that advanced would you ask me if I understood? … You're not here to ask me questions. You're here to find out how I cheated. It's the only way you can make sense of it. It's what you need to believe. But I don't need you to believe in me, Doctor Stipler, and I'm not interested in any of your tests. I'm not interested in you or anything else here. I'm interested in going home.
View Quote Jessie [in regards to the Deputy being taken away in an ambulance after Powder transmits to him the feelings of the dying deer he had shot]: What did happen? Why won't you tell anyone?
Powder: I let him see. I opened him up and I let him see. He just couldn't see what he was doing, so I helped him.
View Quote Jessie: Your grandmother tutored you — did she ever say anything about it?
Powder: She said I was a fast learner.
Jessie: Yeah, well, I think that's about to fall into the "no shit" category.
View Quote Lindsey Kelloway: What are people like, on the inside?
Powder: Inside most people there's a feeling of being separate — separated from everything.
Lindsey: And?
Powder: And they're not. They're part of absolutely everyone, and everything.
Lindsey: Everything? I'm part of this tree? Part of Zach barking over fences? You're telling me that I'm part of some fisherman in Italy, on some ocean I've never even heard of? There's some guy sitting on death row — I'm part of him too?
Powder: You don't believe me.
Lindsey: It's hard to believe that — all of that.
Powder: That's because you have this spot that you can't see past. My grams and gramps had it, the spot where they were taught they were disconnected from everything.
Lindsey: So that's what they'd see if they could? That they're connected?
Powder: And how beautiful they really are. And that there's no need to hide, or lie. And that it's possible to talk to someone without any lies, with no sarcasms, no deceptions, no exaggerations or any of the things that people use to confuse the truth.
Lindsey: I don't know a single person who does that.
View Quote Lindsey [As she communicates with Powder through his touch]: Your father. Your father hurt you a long time ago. You're so sad — he made you so sad. He thought you were ugly, and he kept saying that you weren't… — I'm sorry.
Powder: Do you? Do you?
Lindsey: Do I what?
Powder: Do you think I'm ugly?
Lindsey: I don't know what I think when I look at you. But sometimes I think, I think you're the most beautiful face I've ever seen.
View Quote Powder: I've never been to school. I've read about it though.
Jessie: But, you said you read all these books? [Picking up a copy of Moby-Dick] : Have you read this book? … I know college kids who couldn't wade through this one.
Powder: Pick a page.
Jessie [looks into book]: 216.
Powder [reciting from memory] : "Where lies the final harbor, whence we unmoor no more? In what rapt ether sails the world, of which the weariest will never weary? Where is the foundling's father hidden? Our souls are like those orphans whose unwedded mothers die in bearing them: the secret of our paternity lies in their grave, and we must there to learn it."
Jessie: You know that whole book?
Powder: I know them all. [Jessie steps out and gazes at the cellar lined with books].
View Quote Powder: The worst day I can remember was in a hospital.
Sheriff Barnum: What day was that?
Powder: The day I was born.
View Quote Powder: When a thunderstorm comes up, I can feel it inside. When lightning comes down, I can feel it wanting to come to me. Grandma said it was God. She said the white fire was God. Do you believe in God, Sheriff? That it was God who took my mother?
Sheriff Doug Barnum: Hey — took your mother? Your grandfolks told you that?
Powder: I remember it.
View Quote Sheriff Barnum: What the hell you doing, Jess?
Jessie: The right thing — and if you don't see that, why don't you just turn your head, and please, please, just look the other way.
Sheriff Barnum: I don't know how to do that, Jess.
View Quote Sheriff Barnum: You telling me the kid electrocuted the old man? What, you think he's Doctor Frankenstein?
Deputy Harley Duncan: I'm just saying that that's more than albino, Doug — that is spooky.
Sheriff Barnum: I never thought we'd find a man too white for you there, Harley.
View Quote Don't look at me, man? … Did you hear what I said? … I don't like your eyes.
View Quote Meeting Powder as he attempts to leave town after electricity arced into his body during a school science demonstration.