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Boyhood (film) Quotes

Boyhood (film) is a television program that was first aired in 1970 . Boyhood ended its run in 1970.

It features Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland, Jonathan Sehring, and John Sloss as producer, and Lee Daniel, and Shane Kelly as head of cinematography.

Boyhood (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Boyhood (film) is 165 minutes long. Boyhood (film) is distributed by IFC Films, and Universal Pictures.

The cast includes: Jessi Mechler as Nicole, Ellar Coltrane as Mason, Lorelei Linklater as Samantha, Charlie Sexton as Mom, Maximillian McNamara as Dad, Tom McTigue as Mr. Turlington, Zoe Graham as Sheena, Jessi Mechler as Nick, Brad Hawkins as Jim, and Andrew Villarreal as Randy.

Boyhood (film) Quotes

Ellar Coltrane as Mason

  • (Ellar Coltrane) "You know, Jim, you're not my dad."
  • (Brad Hawkins) "No, I'm not your dad. You know how I know that? 'Cause I'm actually here. I'm the guy with the job, payin' the bills, takin' care of you, your mom, your sister."
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "What happened?"
  • (Professor Bill Welbrock) "Your mother had a little accident and now she's being dramatic."
  • (Professor Bill Welbrock) "Get off the f***ing floor."
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "Dad, there's no real magic in the world, right?"
  • (Maximillian McNamara) "What do you mean?"
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "You know, like elves and stuff. People just made that up."
  • (Maximillian McNamara) "Oh, I don't know. I mean, what makes you think that elves are any more magical than something like a whale? Yoy know what I mean? What if I told you a story about how underneath the ocean, there was this giant sea mammal that used sonar and sang songs and it was so big that its heart was the size of a car and you could crawl through the arteries? I mean, you'd think that was pretty magical, right?"
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "I just feel like there are so many things that I could be doing and probably want to be doing that I'm just not."
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "I just feel like there are so many things that I could be doing and probably want to be doing that I'm just not."
  • (Zoe Graham) "Why aren't you?"
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "I mean, I guess, it's just being afraid of what people would think. You know, judgement."
  • (Zoe Graham) "Yeah. I guess it's really easy to say, like I don't care what anyone else thinks. But everyone does, you know. Deep down."
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "I find myself so furious at all these people that I am in contact with just for controlling me or whatever but you know they are not even aware they are doing it."
  • (Zoe Graham) "Yeah. So, in this perfect world where no one is controlling you. What's different? What changes?"
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "Everything. I mean, I just wanna be able to do anything I want, because it makes me feel alive. As opposed to giving me the appearance of normality."
  • (Zoe Graham) "Whatever that means."
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "I don't think it means much."
  • (Zoe Graham) "You are kinda weird, you know that?"
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "Yeah? Is that a compliment?"
  • (Zoe Graham) "I don't know. Do you wanna be weird?"
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "I mean, I don't wanna scare kids at the park, or anything like that."
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "I really like talking with you. I don't usually even try to like vocalize my thoughts, or feelings or anything, just I don't know it never sounds right. Words are stupid."
  • (Zoe Graham) "So why are you trying with me?"
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "I don't know, I guess, I feel comfortable."
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "I finally figured it out. It's like when they realized it was gonna be too expensive to actually build cyborgs and robots. I mean, the costs of that were impossible. They decided to just let humans turn themselves into robots. That's what's going on right now. I mean, why not? They're billions of us just laying around, not really doing anything. We don't cost anything. We're even pretty good at self-maintenance and reproducing constantly. And as it turns out, we're already biologically programmed for our little cyborg upgrades. I read this thing the other day about how When you hear that ding on your inbox, you get like a dopamine rush in your brain. It's like we're being chemically rewarded for allowing ourselves to be brainwashed. How evil is that? We're f***ed."

Jessi Mechler as Nick

  • (Jessi Mechler) "You know how everyone's always saying seize the moment? I don't know, I'm kinda thinking it's the other way around. You know, like the moment seizes us."
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "Yeah. Yeah, I know. It's constant; -the moment. It's just -- It's like it's always right now, you know?"
  • (Jessi Mechler) "Yeah."
  • (Jessi Mechler) "What's up Mason? You're walking a little funny, there --"
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "f*** you."
  • (Jessi Mechler) "Hey, I'm just saying. You were in there for quite a while --"

Maximillian McNamara as Dad

  • (Maximillian McNamara) "Is she cute?"
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "Yeah."
  • (Maximillian McNamara) "All right, well, here's what you do, all right, first off you gotta ask a girl a lot of questions, then you have to listen to the answers, actually be interested in her, all right, If you can do those things, you'll be light years ahead of all the other guys."
  • (Maximillian McNamara) "Alright, don't worry about it."
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "I wish I could use the bumpers --"
  • (Maximillian McNamara) "You don't want the bumpers, life doesn't give you bumpers."
  • (Maximillian McNamara) "Top of volume two, first four tracks. You've got "Band on the Run" into "My Sweet Lord" into "Jealous Guy" into "Photograph." Come on. It's like the perfect segue. You've got Paul who takes you to the party, George who talks to you about God, John is just "No, it's about love and pain" and then Ringo who just says "Hey, can't we enjoy what we have while we have it?""
  • (Maximillian McNamara) "Have you heard of Sarah Palin?"
  • (Lorelei Linklater) "Yes."
  • (Maximillian McNamara) "What's the one thing you know about Sarah Palin's 17 year old daughter?"
  • (Lorelei Linklater) "She's pregnant."
  • (Maximillian McNamara) "That's right and what is the one thing you are not going to be in a couple of years when you turn 17?"
  • (Lorelei Linklater) "Pregnant?"
  • (Maximillian McNamara) "That's right. All right now, what are the two ways that you can achieve that goal? First is -- not have any sex, okay, that's the first way, okay, just not engage in that that did not work out very well for your mother and me; and what's the second way?"
  • (Maximillian McNamara) "Where are you going?"
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "Bathroom."
  • (Maximillian McNamara) "You don't want to go to the bathroom. Sit down Mason, just sit down."
  • (Maximillian McNamara) "What's the second way? Huh?"
  • (Maximillian McNamara) "Is your mother talked to you guys about this stuff?"
  • (Lorelei Linklater) "No. Dad. Dad."
  • (Maximillian McNamara) "Wait, no, she talked to you about -- contraception? Huh? What? Is she -- condoms --"
  • (Lorelei Linklater) "No, dad, please, stop."
  • (Maximillian McNamara) "She talked about it? What? What?"
  • (Lorelei Linklater) "Dad."
  • (Maximillian McNamara) "Does Garett have a condom?"
  • (Lorelei Linklater) "Oh god. Dad."
  • (Maximillian McNamara) "Hey, grab that McCain sign, would you?"
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "Dad, isn't that illegal?"
  • (Maximillian McNamara) "Just put it in the car. I'm being patriotic."
  • (Maximillian McNamara) "No, no, no. I'm not gonna be that guy. You know, the "biological father, who I see on the weekends, and I make small talk with him while he drives me places and buys me s***." No."
  • (Lorelei Linklater) "Dad, these questions are kind of hard to answer."
  • (Maximillian McNamara) "What's so hard to answer about "what sculpture are you making"?"
  • (Lorelei Linklater) "It's abstract."
  • (Maximillian McNamara) "Am I -- am I your only ex at this party?"
  • (Charlie Sexton) "Yes. I'm not your only wife here though."

Charlie Sexton as Mom

  • (Charlie Sexton) "Hey. What's going on back there? Stop it. Put a barrier up. Come on, make a barrier with your pillow."
  • (Charlie Sexton) "Okay, we're going to play a game: Whoever can stay quiet the longest wins. And, go."
  • (Charlie Sexton) "This is the worst day of my life."
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "What are you talking about?"
  • (Charlie Sexton) "I knew this day was coming. I just -- I didn't know you were going to be so f***ing happy to be leaving."
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "I mean it's not that I'm that happy -- what do you expect?"
  • (Charlie Sexton) "You know what I'm realising? My life is just going to go. Like that. This series of milestones. Getting married. Having kids. Getting divorced. The time that we thought you were dyslexic. When I taught you how to ride a bike. Getting divorced -- again. Getting my masters degree. Finally getting the job I wanted. Sending Samantha off to college. Sending you off to college. You know what's next? Huh? It's my f***ing funeral. Just go, and leave my picture."
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "Aren't you jumping ahead by, like, 40 years or something?"
  • (Charlie Sexton) "I just thought there would be more."
  • (Charlie Sexton) "Your teacher said you're behind on your homework assignments."
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "No, I did them, they were just sitting in my backpack."
  • (Charlie Sexton) "So, why didn't you turn them in?"
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "She never asked for them."
  • (Charlie Sexton) "Well, honey, she's not supposed to ask for them. It's your job to give them to her once you've finished."
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "Oh."
  • (Charlie Sexton) "She also said you destroyed her pencil sharpener."
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "No I didn't."
  • (Charlie Sexton) "Then what did you put in it instead of pencils?"
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "Rocks."
  • (Charlie Sexton) "Why were you putting rocks in the pencil sharpener?"
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "Because I needed them for my arrowhead collection."

Tom McTigue as Mr. Turlington

  • (Tom McTigue) "How long have you been in here, Mason?"
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "Not sure."
  • (Tom McTigue) "I'm sure: All class. Did you complete your image diary?"
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "Not yet."
  • (Tom McTigue) "Completed your digital contact sheet?"
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "Not quite, but, I mean, it's not gonna take me long."
  • (Tom McTigue) ""Not yet." "Not quite." Darkroom time is extracurricular. I mean, technically, you don't ever have to be in here these days. And certainly not until you've completed your assignments. That's the deal."
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "Sorry."
  • (Tom McTigue) "I'm worried about you, Mason."
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "Why is that?"
  • (Tom McTigue) "I'll tell you why: The images you're turning in, they're cool. You're looking at things in a really unique way. Got a lot of natural talent."
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "Thanks."
  • (Tom McTigue) "Yeah, but that and 50 cents will just get you a cup of coffee in this old world. I've met a LOT of talented people over the years. How many of them made it professionally without discipline, commitment and really good work ethic?"
  • (Tom McTigue) "I can tell ya. I can count it on two fingers:"
  • (Tom McTigue) "Zero. It's not gonna happen for you, Mason. The world is too competitive. There are too many talented people who are willing to work hard; and a buttload of morons who are untalented, who are more than willing to surpass you. As a matter of fact, a lot of them are sitting in that classroom out there right now. Hm? You know what they're doing? They're doing their assignments. Which is what you're supposed to be doing, but you're not. You're in here. Now, why is that? You're special, Mason?"
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "No, but, I mean, the things you're talking about, like, work ethic or whatever, I feel like I do work pretty hard. I spend the hold weekend taking pictures a lot of times."
  • (Tom McTigue) "You like football, Mason?"
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "Not really."
  • (Tom McTigue) "Yeah, I know you don't. That's why I've just assigned you to shoot the football game tonight. Okay? Starts at 7.30, I want you to get there early. I want you to shoot a full card, 300 images. I want 'em downloaded, I want 'em sorted, and I wanna see 'em very first thing Monday, okay? Wanna know why I'm doing this?"
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "I guess."
  • (Tom McTigue) "Who do you wanna be, Mason? What do you wanna do?"
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "I wanna take pictures. Make art."
  • (Tom McTigue) "Any dips*** can take pictures, Mason. Art, that's special. What can you bring to it that nobody else can?"
  • (Ellar Coltrane) "That's what I'm trying to find out."
  • (Tom McTigue) "Try harder. Hey, maybe in 20 years you can call old Mr. Turlington, and you can say: "Thank you, sir, for that terrific darkroom chat we had that day.""
  • (Tom McTigue) "Get back to class and do your work."

Lorelei Linklater as Samantha

  • (Lorelei Linklater) "Goodbye, yard. Goodbye, crepe myrtle. Goodbye, mailbox. Goodbye, box of stuff Mommy won't let us take with us but we don't want to throw away. Goodbye, house, I'll never like Mommy as much for making us move."
  • (Charlie Sexton) "Samantha. Why don't you say goodbye to that little horses*** attitude, okay, because we're not taking that in the car."
  • (Lorelei Linklater) "But, I mean, who dusts anymore?"

Andrew Villarreal as Randy

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