It’s good when you go through a lot of napkins.
— Phi Van Phan
I never knowed it before.
— Linda, Days of Heaven
And then I pull off my mask, and I’m a lizard person too.
— Brian Williams, "¡Que Sorpresa!,“ 30 Rock
They remember.
— Robert Muldoon, Jurassic Park
If you’re not turning you’re not breathing.
— Edison
At the moment I’m alive.
— Arthur Hockstader, The Best Man
I find myself, walkin’ the streets.
— Girl Talk, “Like This”
I’m recording my story for the scientists in the future.
— Hushpuppy, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Then it occurred to him that reality seldom coincides with the way we envision it beforehand; he inferred, with perverse logic, that to foresee any particular detail is in fact to prevent its happening.
— Jorge Luis Borges, “The Secret Miracle”
I paid closer attention to details.
— Paul Auster, Auggie Wren’s Christmas Story
To say good-bye is to deny separation.
— Jorge Luis Borges, “Delia Elena San Marco"
Wow, that’s a good moth.
— David Snydacker
I don’t like to explain myself.
— Daniel Plainview, There Will Be Blood
So ends the story of Kohlhaas.
— Heinrich von Kleist, Michael Kohlhaas
If you don’t know, I can not explain it to you.
— Helen Ramírez, High Noon
We’re born alone and we die alone, that’s it. Who wants another scotch?
— Michael Longstreet, Carnage
I found myself enormously moved, and I was struck by the sense that I was recovering, under a different guise, something that had once been my own.
— Jorge Luis Borges, “Story of the Warrior and the Captive Maiden”
If this were played upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an improbable fiction.
— Fabian, Twelfth Night
It seemed to be so fragile.
— Ian Fleming, The Spy Who Loved Me
The unit disappears into the pattern.
— Stan Alan, “Conversation: Field Conditions Maribor,” Field Conditions Revisited