Curious Case of Benjamin Button
quotes have a magical
quality to them that just draw you in from the beginning. The movie is
scattered with lots
of meaningful quotes and so beautifully recounted which keeps you
absorbed in the movie. Take a look at these Benjamin
quotes to get a glimpse of the magic…
by: David Fincher
Eric Roth (screenplay and screen story)
Robin Swicord (screen story)
F. Scott Fitzgerald (short story)
Cate Blanchett - Daisy
Brad Pitt - Benjamin Button
Tilda Swinton - Elizabeth Abbott
Julia Ormond - Caroline
Taraji P. Henson - Queenie
Jason Flemyng - Thomas Button
Edith Ivey - Mrs. Maple
Jared Harris - Captain Mike
Mahershalalhashbaz Ali - Tizzy
Patrick Thomas O'Brien - Dr. Rose
- Ngunda Oti
- Mr. Daws
are you looking at, Caroline?
The wind, mom. They
say the hurricane is coming.
is Benjamin Button, and I was born under unusual circumstances.
upstairs to see Caroline and his newborn baby but sees a room full of
people and Caroline bleeding. The pastor enters the room]
What are you doing here?
I'm afraid she's gonna die.
That's enough all of you. Get away from her!
[runs to Caroline and
takes her hand]
I came as quick as I could. The streets were filled with
Thomas, promise me he has a place.
[he nods his
[Caroline draws her last
breath and dies]
gave her life for me. And for that I am forever grateful.
are as ugly as an old pot...but you still a
child of God.
I've never seen anythin' like it. He's nearly blind from
cataracts...I'm not sure he can hear. His bones indicate severe
skin has lost all elasticity. His hands and feet are ossified...shows
all the deterioration, the infirmities, not of a newborn, but of
a man well in his 80's on the way to the grave.
His body is failing him before his life's begun.
sister's child. From Lafayette. She had an unfortunate adventure. The
poor child, he got the worst of it. Come out white.
God in heaven, he looks just like my ex-husband.
never know what's comin' for you.
Momma? Momma? Some days, I feel different than the day before.
Everybody feels different about themselves one way or another, but we
all goin' the same way.
nights, I'd have to sleep alone. I didn't mind, I would listen to the
house breathin'. All those people sleepin'. I felt...safe.
[Tizzy washing dishes
Benjamin working with him putting away cans, reading from one of the
mortality was a common visitor to our house. People came and went.
Death was so frequent, I was never afraid of it. You could hear when
someone left us, there was a silence in the house.
Thanksgiving 1930, I met the person who changed my life forever.
[Age 7]: Are you sick?
Well, I heard momma and Tizzy whisper, they said I was gonna die soon
but, maybe not.
Daisy [Age 7]:
You're odd. You're different than anybody I've ever met.
are a different child...a man child. People aren't going to understand
how different you are.
ever tell you I been struck by lightning seven times? Once when I was
repairing a leak on the roof.
Once I was just crossing the road to get the mail.
Once, I was walking my dog down the road.
Blinded in one eye; can't hardly hear. I get twitches and shakes out of
nowhere; always losing my line of thought. But you know what? God keeps
reminding me I'm lucky to be alive.
Ngunda Oti: [to
of times you be alone. When you're different like us, it's gonna be
that way. But I tell you a little secret, fat people, skinny people,
tall people, white people...they just as alone as us we are...but
they scared shitless.
He loved you from the first time he saw you.
has ever loved me that way.
As hard as I try, I can't rememberer name. Mrs. Lawson, Mrs.
Hartford, or maybe it was Maple? It's funny how sometimes that people
we remember the least make the greatest impression on us.
What if I told you that I wasn't gettin' older, I was gettin' younger
than everybody else?
Well, I'd feel very sorry for you...to have to see everybody you love,
die before you do. That's an an awful responsibility.
I had never thought about life or death that way before.
Benjamin... We're meant to lose the people we love. How else would we
know how important they are to us.
was as happy as I could be...I
would do anything...
I need a volunteer.
Scrape off this bird shit.
Right away, sir!
Wait a minute now, you mean
to say you've been on
for how ever many years, and you've never had a woman?
[Benjamin shakes his
Damn that's the saddest thing
I ever heard in my
by Jesus, you are coming with me.
Where are you going?
To sea. I'll send you a postcard.
Daisy [Age 10]:
From everywhere. Write me a postcard from everywhere...
name was Elizabeth Abbott. She was not beautiful. She was plain as
paper. But she was as pretty as any picture to me.
has removed her shoes
and left the elevator. Benjamin give her a quizzical look]
broke a heel! I don't make it a point to walk about in my stocking
You haven't been with many women, have
Not on Sundays.
feel so much younger when I'm with you.
That's such a nice thing to say. You make me feel years younger, too. I
wish I was. I would change so many things. I would undo all of my
kept waiting, thinking I would do something to change my
circumstance. Do something. But I never did. It's an awful waste,
you can never get it back...wasted time.
If we're going to have an affair, you're never to look at me during the
day, we must always part by sunrise, and we can never say "I love you".
the first woman who ever loved me.
[Benjamin receives a
She had left a note. She wrote, it was nice to have met you."
That was it.
You can be as mad as a mad dog at the way things went. You could swear,
curse the fates, but when it comes to the end, you have to let go.
Your brother, Benjamin
didn't know he was my brother.
shit load of things you don't know child.
funny thing about comin' home. Looks the same, smells the same, feels
the same. You'll realize what's changed is you.
been with older men.
You're going back to New York in the morning, you should be with your
friends, you're only young once.
Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.
everybody else was aging...I was getting younger... all alone...
did what you told me to...enjoy my life...I'm only going to
be young once...I had no idea you were coming. What did you think I was
going to do? You can't expect me to just drop everything,
Benjamin...this is my life...
Sometimes we're on a collision course, and we just don't know it.
Whether it's by accident or by design, there's not a thing we can do
But life being what it is...a series of intersecting lives and
incidents, out of anyone's control...that taxi did not go by, and that
driver was momentarily distracted, and that taxi hit Daisy, and her leg
We're not little children playing under the table. Remember,
when you came to New York. You didn't belong there. I didn't
to be with you then, I don't want to be with you now! I want you to
leave! I'm not going anywhere with you! I want you to stay out of my
so glad we didn't find one another when I was 26.
Why do you say that?
so young and you were so old. It happened when it was supposed to .
it like growing younger?
Benjamin Button: Can't
really say. I'm always lookin' out my own eyes.
still love me when my skin grows old and saggy?
Will you still love me when I have acne? When I wet the bed? When I'm
afraid of what's under the stairs?
What...what are you thinking?
I was thinking how nothin' lasts and what a shame that is.
you, I'll never lose myself to self-pity again.
And I think, right there and then, she realized none of us is perfect
I figure you
were born in
1918...49 years ago...I'm 43...we are almost the same age. We're
meeting in the middle.
We finally caught up with each other. Wait I wanna remember us just as
we are now.
all end up
interviewed on TV for
being the oldest woman to swim the English channel]
suppose anything was possible.
Benjamin was my father? And this is how you tell me?!
For what it's
worth: it's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you
want to be. There's no time limit, start whenever you want. You can
change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make
the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope
you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt
before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope
you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope
you have the strength to start all over again.
You are so much younger.
Only on the outside.
I never stopped loving you.
Benjamin, I'm an old woman now.
Some things you never forget.
And in the spring, 2003, he looked at me. And I knew, that he knew, who
I was. And then he closed his eyes, as if to go to sleep.
Some people, were born to sit by a river. Some get struck by lightning.
Some have an ear for music. Some are artists. Some swim. Some know
buttons. Some know Shakespeare. Some are mothers. And some people,
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