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Big Fish Quotes

Big Fish is a television show that first aired in 1970 . Big Fish stopped airing in 1970.

It features Richard D. Zanuck as producer, Danny Elfman in charge of musical score, and Philippe Rousselot as head of cinematography.

Big Fish is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Big Fish is 125 minutes long. Big Fish is distributed by Columbia Pictures.

The cast includes: Billy Crudup as Will Bloom, Jessica Lange as Sandra Bloom, Marion Cotillard as Josephine, Steve Buscemi as Norther Winslow, Matthew McGrory as Karl, Danny DeVito as Amos Calloway, Helena Bonham Carter as Jenny, Ada Tai and Arlene Tai as Ping, and Ada Tai and Arlene Tai as Jing.

Big Fish Quotes

Danny DeVito as Amos Calloway

  • (Young Ed Bloom) "I just saw the woman I'm going to marry. I know it. But I lost her."
  • (Danny DeVito) "Oh, tough break. Well, most men have to get married before they lose their wives."
  • (Young Ed Bloom) "I'm gonna spend every day for the rest of my life looking for her. That, or die alone."
  • (Danny DeVito) "Damn, kid. Lemme guess. Real pretty? Reddish-blondish hair? Blue dress?"
  • (Young Ed Bloom) "Yeah."
  • (Danny DeVito) "I know her uncle. Friends of the family."
  • (Young Ed Bloom) "Who is she? Where does she live?"
  • (Danny DeVito) "Forget it kid, don't waste your time. She's out of your league."
  • (Young Ed Bloom) "What do you mean? You don't even know me."
  • (Danny DeVito) "Sure I do. You were hot s*** back in Hickville, but here in the real world, you got squat. You don't have a plan, you don't have a job, you don't have anything except the clothes on your back."
  • (Danny DeVito) "Didn't kill anything, did I?"
  • (Young Ed Bloom) "A couple of rabbits, but I think one of 'em was already dead."
  • (Danny DeVito) "That would explain the indigestion."
  • (Danny DeVito) "You were a big fish in a small pond, but this here is the ocean and your drownin'. Take my advice, go back to Puddleville; you'll be happy there."
  • (Danny DeVito) "Her favorite flower is daffodils"
  • (Young Ed Bloom) "Daffodils."
  • (Danny DeVito) "Tell me, Karl, have you ever heard the term "involuntary servitude"?"
  • (Matthew McGrory) "No."
  • (Danny DeVito) ""Unconscionable contract"?"
  • (Matthew McGrory) "Uh, nope."
  • (Danny DeVito) "Great."
  • (Danny DeVito) "I haven't seen a customer this depressed since the elephant sat on that farmer's wife."
  • (Danny DeVito) "Depressed?"
  • (Danny DeVito) "See, the big guy likes it."
  • (Young Ed Bloom) "I just saw the woman I'm going to marry, and I lost her."

Billy Crudup as Will Bloom

  • (Billy Crudup) "Dad, I have no idea who you are because you have never told me a single fact."
  • (Billy Crudup) "Have you ever heard a joke so many times you've forgotten why it's funny? And then you hear it again and suddenly it's new. You remember why you loved it in the first place."
  • (Senior Ed Bloom) "What do you want, Will? Who do you want me to be?"
  • (Billy Crudup) "Just yourself. Good, bad, everything. Just show me who you are for once."
  • (Billy Crudup) "Church people drive too slow."
  • (Billy Crudup) "A man tells so many stories, that he becomes the stories. They live on after him, and in that way he becomes immortal."
  • (Billy Crudup) "You become what you always were; a very big fish."
  • (Billy Crudup) "In telling the story of my father's life, it's impossible to separate fact from fiction, the man from the myth. The best I can do is to tell it the way he told me. It doesn't always make sense and most of it never happened -- but that's what kind of story this is."
  • (Billy Crudup) "That was my father's final joke, I guess. A man tells his stories so many times that he becomes the stories. They live on after him. And in that way he becomes immortal."
  • (Billy Crudup) "My father talked about a lot of things that he never did and I'm sure he did a lot of things that he never talked about. I'm just trying to reconcile the two."
  • (Senior Ed Bloom) "You are in for a surprise."
  • (Billy Crudup) "Am I?"
  • (Senior Ed Bloom) "Havin' a kid changes everything. There's burping, the midnight feeding, and the changing."
  • (Billy Crudup) "You do any of that?"
  • (Senior Ed Bloom) "No. But I hear it's terrible. Then you spend years trying to corrupt and mislead this child, fill his head with nonsense, and still it turns out perfectly fine."
  • (Billy Crudup) "You think I'm up for it?"
  • (Senior Ed Bloom) "You learned from the best."
  • (Billy Crudup) "We have to take Glenville to avoid the church traffic because the damn church people drive too slow."
  • (Senior Ed Bloom) "People needn't worry so much. It's not my time yet. This is not how I go."
  • (Billy Crudup) "Really?"
  • (Senior Ed Bloom) "Truly. I saw it in the eye."
  • (Billy Crudup) "The old lady by the swamp?"
  • (Senior Ed Bloom) "She was a witch."
  • (Billy Crudup) "No, she was old and probably senile."
  • (Senior Ed Bloom) "I saw my death in that eye, and this isn't how it happens."
  • (Billy Crudup) "So how does it happen?"
  • (Senior Ed Bloom) "Surprise ending. Wouldn't want to ruin it for you."
  • (Billy Crudup) "You're like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny combined; just as charming, and just as fake."
  • (Billy Crudup) "A man tells his stories so many times that he becomes the stories. They live on after him, and in that way he becomes immortal."
  • (Senior Ed Bloom) "Tell me how it happens."
  • (Billy Crudup) "How what happens?"
  • (Senior Ed Bloom) "How I go."
  • (Billy Crudup) "You mean what you saw in the Eye? I dunno that story, Dad, you never told it to me."
  • (Billy Crudup) "I know better than to argue romance with a French woman."
  • (Senior Dr. Bennett) "Did your father ever tell you about the day you were born?"
  • (Billy Crudup) "A thousand times. He caught an uncatchable fish."
  • (Senior Dr. Bennett) "Not that one. The real story. Did he ever tell you that?"
  • (Billy Crudup) "No."
  • (Senior Dr. Bennett) "Your mother came in about three in the afternoon. Her neighbor drove her, on account of your father was on business in Wichita. You were born a week early, but there were no complications. It was a perfect delivery. Now, your father was sorry to miss it, but it wasn't the custom for the men to be in the room for deliveries then, so I can't see as it would have been much different had he been there. And that's the real story of how you were born. Not very exciting, is it? And I suppose if I had to choose between the true version and an elaborate one involving a fish and a wedding ring, I might choose the fancy version. But that's just me."
  • (Billy Crudup) "I kind of liked your version."
  • (Billy Crudup) "You know about icebergs, dad?"
  • (Senior Ed Bloom) "Do I? I saw an iceberg once. They were hauling it down to Texas for drinking water. They didn't count on there being an elephant frozen inside. The wooly kind. A mammoth."
  • (Billy Crudup) "Dad."
  • (Senior Ed Bloom) "What?"
  • (Billy Crudup) "I'm trying to make a metaphor here."
  • (Senior Ed Bloom) "Well you shouldn't have started with a question, because most people want to answer questions. You should've started with "the thing about icebergs is.""

Marion Cotillard as Josephine

  • (Marion Cotillard) "Qui appelle? Yes. Yes, he's here."
  • (Marion Cotillard) "It's your mother."
  • (Billy Crudup) "Hi."
  • (Billy Crudup) "What does Dr.Bennet say? No, sure, I'll talk to him. Yeah, I'll wait."
  • (Marion Cotillard) "It's bad?"
  • (Billy Crudup) "Yeah, it's more than they thought. They're gonna stop chemo."
  • (Marion Cotillard) "You need to go."
  • (Billy Crudup) "Probably tonight."
  • (Marion Cotillard) "I'm going with you."
  • (Billy Crudup) "No, no, no. You shouldn't."
  • (Marion Cotillard) "I'm going with you."
  • (Marion Cotillard) "Oh, so this is a tall tale?"
  • (Senior Ed Bloom) "Well, it's not a short one."
  • (Senior Ed Bloom) "I don't know if you're aware of this, Josephine, but African parrots, in their native home of the Congo, they speak only French."
  • (Marion Cotillard) "Really?"
  • (Senior Ed Bloom) "You're lucky to get four words out of them in English, but if you were to walk through the jungle, you'd hear them speaking the most elaborate French. Those parrots talk about everything. Politics, movies, fashion. Everything but religion."
  • (Billy Crudup) "Why not religion, Dad?"
  • (Senior Ed Bloom) "It's rude to talk about religion. You never know who you're gonna offend."
  • (Billy Crudup) "Josephine actually went to the Congo last year."
  • (Senior Ed Bloom) "Oh, so you know."
  • (Marion Cotillard) "I'd like to take your picture."
  • (Senior Ed Bloom) "Oh, you don't need a picture. Just look up "handsome" in the dictionary."

Steve Buscemi as Norther Winslow

  • (Steve Buscemi) "Roses are red. Violets are blue. I love Spectre."
  • (Steve Buscemi) "I've been working on this poem for 12 years."
  • (Young Ed Bloom) "Really?"
  • (Steve Buscemi) "There's a lot of expectation. I don't wanna disappoint my fans."
  • (Young Ed Bloom) "May I?"
  • (Young Ed Bloom) "The grass so green Skies so blue. Spectre is really great."
  • (Young Ed Bloom) "It's only three lines long."
  • (Steve Buscemi) "This is why you should never show a work in progress."
  • (Steve Buscemi) "The grass so green. Skies so blue. Spectre is really great."
  • (Steve Buscemi) "Roses are red. Violets are blue. I love Spectre --"
  • (Young Ed Bloom) "And now what are you doing?"
  • (Steve Buscemi) "I'm robbin' this place."

Helena Bonham Carter as Jenny

  • (Helena Bonham Carter) "I loved a man who could never love me back. I was living in a fairytale."

Matthew McGrory as Karl

  • (Matthew McGrory) "Friend, what happened to your shoes?"
  • (Young Ed Bloom) "They kinda got ahead of me."
  • (Matthew McGrory) "I don't want to eat you. I just get so hungry. I'm just too big."
  • (Young Ed Bloom) "Did you ever think that maybe you're not too big, but maybe this town is just too small?"

Ada Tai and Arlene Tai as Jing

  • (Ada Tai and Arlene Tai) "Who are you?"
  • (Young Ed Bloom) "Please, I'm not going to hurt you."
  • (Ada Tai and Arlene Tai) "Damn right you're not. GUARD."

Jessica Lange as Sandra Bloom

  • (Jessica Lange) "You don't even know me."
  • (Young Ed Bloom) "I have the rest of my life to find out."
  • (Jessica Lange) "He's almost a stranger, and I prefer him to you."

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