The Social Network Quotes: Ambitious and Bold

(Total Quotes: 179)

Directed by: David Fincher
Written by:
Aaron Sorkin (screenplay)
Ben Mezrich (book “The Accidental Billionaires”)
Jesse Eisenberg – Mark Zuckerberg
Rooney Mara – Erica Albright
Bryan Barter – Billy Olsen
Brenda Song – Christy Lee
Armie Hammer – Cameron Winklevoss / Tyler Winklevoss
Joseph Mazzello – Dustin Moskovitz
Patrick Mapel – Chris Hughes
Max Minghella – Divya Narendra
Andrew Garfield – Eduardo Saverin
Calvin Dean – Mr. Edwards
Denise Grayson – Gretchen
Barry Livingston – Mr. Cox
John Getz – Sy
Rashida Jones – Marylin Delpy
Henry Roosevelt – Henry
David Selby – Gage
Brett Leigh – Phoenix Senior
Malese Jow – Alice
Victor Z. Isaac – Stuart Singer
Abhi Sinha – Vikram
Mark Saul – Bob
Cedric Sanders – Reggie
Brenda Song – Christy
Justin Timberlake – Sean Parker
Dakota Johnson – Amelia Ritter
Douglas Urbanski – Larry Summers


Regardless of whether it’s based on fact or fiction The Social Network quotes represent an engaging tale of ambition, friendship, greed and betrayal.

Although the story is based on the invention of Facebook don’t let that put you off watching the movie as David Fincher has managed to take a dialogue filled script and constructed a very watchable and clever character driven tale.

Verdict: It’s true that the movie does lack any real conflict or suspense but then given the subject matter this is a forgivable flaw.

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[first lines]
Mark Zuckerberg: Did you know that there are more people with genius IQ’s living in China than there are people of any kind living in the United States?
Erica Albright: That can’t possibly be true. What would account for that?
Mark Zuckerberg: Well, first of all a lot of people live in China. But here’s my question, how do you distinguish yourself from a population of people who all got sixteen hundred on their SAT’s?
Erica Albright: I didn’t know they take SAT’s in China.
Mark Zuckerberg: They don’t. I wasn’t talking about China anymore, I was talking about me.
Erica Albright: You got sixteen hundred?


Mark Zuckerberg: Would you like to talk about something else?
Erica Albright: No. It’s just since the beginning of the conversation about finals club I think I may have missed a birthday. There are really more people in China with genius IQ’s than the entire population…?
Mark Zuckerberg: The Phoenix is the most diverse. The Fly club, Roosevelt punched the Porc.
Erica Albright: Which one?
Mark Zuckerberg: The Porcellian, the Porc, it’s the best of the best.
Erica Albright: Which Roosevelt?
Mark Zuckerberg: Theodore.


Erica Albright: Okay, well, which is the easiest to get into?
Mark Zuckerberg: Why would you ask me that?
Erica Albright: I’m just asking.
Mark Zuckerberg: None of them. That’s the point. My friend Eduardo made three hundred thousand dollars betting oil futures one summer and Eduardo won’t come close to getting in. And the ability to make money doesn’t impress anybody around here.
Erica Albright: Must be nice. He made three hundred thousand dollars in a summer.
Mark Zuckerberg: He likes meteorology.
Erica Albright: You said it was oil futures.
Mark Zuckerberg: You can read the weather, you can predict the price of heating oil. I think that you asked me that because you think the final club that’s easiest to get into is the one where I’ll have the best chance.
Erica Albright: I…what?


Erica Albright: The one that’s the easiest to get into would be the one where anybody has the best chance.
Mark Zuckerberg: You didn’t ask me which one was the best one. You asked me which one was the easiest one.
Erica Albright: I was honestly just asking, okay. I was just asking to ask. Mark, I’m not speaking in code.
Mark Zuckerberg: Erica…
Erica Albright: You’re obsessed with finals clubs. You have finals clubs OCD. You need to see someone about who’ll prescribe some sort of medication. You don’t care if the side effects may include blindness.
Mark Zuckerberg: Final clubs. Not finals clubs. And there’s a difference between being obsessed and being motivated.
Erica Albright: Yes, there is.
Mark Zuckerberg: Well you do. That was cryptic, so you do speak in code.
Erica Albright: I didn’t mean to be cryptic.


Mark Zuckerberg: I’m just saying I need to do something substantial in order to get the attention of the clubs.
Erica Albright: Why?
Mark Zuckerberg: Because they’re exclusive. And fun and they lead to a better life.
Erica Albright: Teddy Roosevelt didn’t get elected president because he was the member of the Phoenix Club.
Mark Zuckerberg: He was a member of the Porcellian and yes he did.
Erica Albright: Why don’t you just concentrate on being the best you, you can be.
Mark Zuckerberg: Did you really just say that?
Erica Albright: I was kidding.


Mark Zuckerberg: I’m going to be straight forward with you and tell you I think that you might want to be a little more supportive. If I get in I will be taking you to the events and the gatherings and you’ll be meeting a lot of people you wouldn’t normally get to meet.
Erica Albright: You would do that for me?
Mark Zuckerberg: We’re dating.
Erica Albright: Okay. Well, I want to try and be straight forward with you and let you know that we’re not anymore.
Mark Zuckerberg: What d..?
Erica Albright: We’re not dating anymore. I’m sorry.
Mark Zuckerberg: Is this a joke?
Erica Albright: No, it’s not.
Mark Zuckerberg: You’re breaking up with me?
Erica Albright: You’re going to introduce me to people I wouldn’t normally have the chance to meet. What the f…? What is that supposed to mean?
Mark Zuckerberg: Wait, settle down.
Erica Albright: What is it supposed to mean?
Mark Zuckerberg: Erica, the reason we’re able to sit here and drink right now is cause you used to sleep with the door guy.


Erica Albright: The door guy, his name is Bobby. I have not slept with the door guy. The door guy is a friend of mine and he’s a perfectly good class of people. And what part of Long Island are you from? Wimbledon?


Mark Zuckerberg: Is this real?
Erica Albright: Yes.
Mark Zuckerberg: Okay, then wait. I apologize, okay.
Erica Albright: I have to go study.
Mark Zuckerberg: Erica…
Erica Albright: Yes.
Mark Zuckerberg: I’m sorry. I mean it.
Erica Albright: I appreciate that but I have to go…
Mark Zuckerberg: Come on. You don’t have to study, you don’t have to study. Let’s just talk.
Erica Albright: I can’t.
Mark Zuckerberg: Why?
Erica Albright: Because it is exhausting. Dating you is like dating a stairmaster.


Erica Albright: I have to go study.
Mark Zuckerberg: You don’t have to study.
Erica Albright: Why do you keep saying I don’t have to study.
Mark Zuckerberg: Because you go to BU. Do you want to get some food?
Erica Albright: I’m sorry you’re not sufficiently impressed with my education
Mark Zuckerberg: I’m sorry I don’t have a rowboat. So we’re even.
Erica Albright: I think we should just be friends.
Mark Zuckerberg: I don’t want friends.
Erica Albright: I was just being polite. I have no intention of being friends with you.


[Erica takes Mark hand and looks straight at him]social-network-1
Erica Albright: Look, you are probably going to be a very successful computer person. But you’re gonna go through life thinking that girls don’t like you because you’re a nerd. And I want you to know from the bottom of my heart that that won’t be true. It’ll be because you’re an asshole.
[Erica gets up and walks off]


[Mark is writing a post on his blog]
Mark Zuckerberg: [voice over] Erica Albright’s a bitch. You think that’s because her family changed their name from Albrecht or do you think it’s because all BU girls are bitches? For the record she may look like a 34C, but she’s getting all kinds of help from our friends at Victoria’s Secret. She’s a 34B, as in barely anything there. False advertising.


Mark Zuckerberg: [voice over] The truth is she has a nice face. I need to do something to take my mind off her. Easy enough, except I need an idea.


Mark Zuckerberg: [voice over] I’m a little intoxicated. I’m not gonna lie. So what, it’s not even 10 p.m. and it’s a Tuesday night. The Kirkland Facebook is open on my desktop and some of these people have pretty horrendous Facebook pics. Billy Olsen, sitting here, had the idea of putting some of the pictures next to pictures of farm animals and have people vote on whose hotter. Good call, Mr. Olsen.


Mark Zuckerberg: [voice over] Yeah, it’s on. I’m not gonna do the farm animals but I like the idea of comparing two people together. It gives the whole thing a very ‘Turing’ feel since people’s ratings of the pictures will be more implicit, than say, choosing a number to represent each person’s hotness like they do on


Mark Zuckerberg: [voice over] The first thing we’re gonna need is a lot of pictures. Unfortunately, Harvard doesn’t keep a public centralized Facebook so I’m going to have get all the images from the individual houses that people are in. Let the hacking begin.


[Mark continues writing his blog]
Mark Zuckerberg: [voice over] First up is Kirkland. They keep everything open and allow indexes in their Apache configuration, so a little w-get magic is all that’s necessary to download the entire Kirkland Facebook. Kids’ stuff.


Mark Zuckerberg: [voice over] Next is Eliot. They’re also open, but with no indexes on Apache. I can run an empty search and it returns all of the images in the database in a single page. Then I can save the page and Mozilla will save all the images for me. Excellent. Moving right along.


Mark Zuckerberg: [voice over] Lowell has some security, they require a username/password combo and I’m gonna go ahead and say they don’t have access to the main F.A.S user database. So they have no way of detecting an intrusion.


Mark Zuckerberg: [voice over] Adams has no security but limits the number of results to twenty a page. All I need to do is break out the same script I just used on Lowell and we’re set.


Mark Zuckerberg: [voice over] Quincy has no online Facebook. What a sham. Nothing I can do about that.


Mark Zuckerberg: [voice over] Dunster is intense. Not only is there no public directory but there’s no directory at all. You have to do searches and your search returns more than twenty matches, nothing gets returned. And once you do get results they don’t link directly to the images, they link to a PHP that redirects or something. Weird. This may be difficult, I’ll come back later.


Eduardo Saverin: Hey, what’s going on?
Mark Zuckerberg: [voice over] Perfect timing. Eduardo’s here and he’s going to have the key ingredient.


Eduardo Saverin: Hey, Mark.
Mark Zuckerberg: Wardo.
Eduardo Saverin: You guy’s split up?
Mark Zuckerberg: How did you know that?
Eduardo Saverin: It’s on your blog.
Mark Zuckerberg: Yeah.
Eduardo Saverin: Are you all right?
Mark Zuckerberg: I need you.
Eduardo Saverin: I’m here for you.
Mark Zuckerberg: No I need the algorithm you used to rank chess players.


Eduardo Saverin: Are you okay?
Mark Zuckerberg: We’re ranking girls.
Eduardo Saverin: You mean other students.
Mark Zuckerberg: Yeah.
Eduardo Saverin: You think this is such a good idea.
Mark Zuckerberg: I need the algorithm. I need the algorithm.


[referring to the picture ranking Facebook they’ve just created]
Eduardo Saverin: Who are you gonna to send it to?
Mark Zuckerberg: Ah, just a couple of people. The question is, who are they gonna send it to.



Erica’s Roommate: Oh shit! Albright? He blogged about you. You don’t want to read it.


[looking at the hits they’re getting on the picture ranking Facebook]
Eduardo Saverin: That’s an awful lot of traffic. Maybe you shouldn’t shut it down before you get into trouble.


[Mark’s computer suddenly freezes]
Eduardo Saverin: You…you don’t think…
Mark Zuckerberg: I do.
Eduardo Saverin: Go see if it’s everybody.


[referring to the network being shut down]
Eduardo Saverin: Unless it’s a coincidence, I think this is us.
Mark Zuckerberg: It’s not a coincidence.
Eduardo Saverin: Holy shit!


[Mark and Eduardo are sitting in a deposition room with their lawyers]
Sy: Why don’ we stretch our legs for a minute. Can we do that? It’s been almost three hours and frankly you did spend an awful lot of time embarrassing Mr. Zuckerberg with the girls testimony from the bar.
Mark Zuckerberg: I’m not embarrassed. She just made a lot of that up.
Gretchen: She was under oath.
Mark Zuckerberg: Then I guess that would be the first time somebody’s lied under oath.


Marylin Delpy: The site got twenty-two hundred hits within two hours?
Mark Zuckerberg: Thousand.
Marylin Delpy: What?
Mark Zuckerberg: Twenty-two thousand.
Marylin Delpy: [under her breath] Wow!


Divya Narendra: You guys hear about this?
Cameron Winklevoss: What?
Divya Narendra: Two nights ago a sophomore choked the network from a laptop in Kirkland.
Cameron Winklevoss: Really.
Divya Narendra: At 4 a.m.
Cameron Winklevoss: How?
Divya Narendra: He set up a website where you vote on the hotness of female undergrads. What were we doing that none of us heard about this?


Cameron Winklevoss: How much activity was there on this thing?
[reading from the paper]
Tyler Winklevoss: Twenty-two thousand page requests.
Cameron Winklevoss: Twenty-two thousand?
Tyler Winklevoss: Cam, this guy hacked into Facebook of seven houses. He set up a whole website in one night. He did it while he was drunk.
Cameron Winklevoss: Twenty-two thousand. How did you know he was drunk?
Divya Narendra: He was blogging simultaneously. Know what I think?
Tyler Winklevoss: I’m way ahead of you.
Divya Narendra: This is our guy.


Ad Board Chairwoman: Mr. Zuckerberg, this is an Administrative Board hearing. You’re being accused of intentionally breaching security, violating copyrights, violating individual privacy by creating the website, You’re also charged with being in violation of the University’s policy on distribution of digitized images. Before we begin with our questioning you’re allowed to make a statement. Would you like to do so?
Mark Zuckerberg: I’ve…
[Mark stands up to make his statement]
Mark Zuckerberg: You know I’ve already apologized in the Crimson to the ABHW, to Fuerza Latina and to any women at Harvard who may have been insulted as I take it that they were. As for any charges stemming from the breach of security, I believe I deserve some recognition from this Board.
Ad Board Chairwoman: I’m sorry?
Mark Zuckerberg: Yes.
Ad Board Chairwoman: I don’t understand.
Mark Zuckerberg: Which part?
Ad Board Chairwoman: You deserve recognition?
Mark Zuckerberg: I believe I pointed out some pretty gaping holes in your system.


Mr. Cox: Mr. Zuckerberg, I’m in charge of security for all computers on the Harvard network and I can assure you of its sophistication. In fact it was that level of sophistication that led us to you in less than four hours.
Mark Zuckerberg: Four hours?
Mr. Cox: Yes.
Mark Zuckerberg: That would be impressive except if you had known what you were looking for you would have seen it written on my dorm room window.


Mark Zuckerberg: Six months academic probation.
Eduardo Saverin: Well, they had to make an example out of you.
Mark Zuckerberg: They have my blog. I shouldn’t have written that thing about the farm animals. That was stupid. But I was kidding for gods sakes. Doesn’t anybody have a sense of humor?
Eduardo Saverin: I tried to stop you.
Mark Zuckerberg: I know.
Eduardo Saverin: How do you do this thing where you manage to get all the girls to hate us and why do I let you?
Mark Zuckerberg: I know.
Eduardo Saverin: I can’t do that.
Mark Zuckerberg: Wardo, I said I know.


Cameron Winklevoss: You Mark Zuckerberg?
Mark Zuckerberg: Yeah.
Cameron Winklevoss: Cameron Winklevoss.
Mark Zuckerberg: Hi.
Tyler Winklevoss: Tyler Winklevoss.
Mark Zuckerberg: Are you guys related?
Cameron Winklevoss: That’s good.
Tyler Winklevoss: Funny.
Cameron Winklevoss: We’ve never heard that before.
Mark Zuckerberg: So what can I do for you? Did I insult your girlfriends?
Cameron Winklevoss: No, you didn’t. Actually, I don’t know.
Tyler Winklevoss: We never asked.
Cameron Winklevoss: Yeah, we should do that.


Tyler Winklevoss: Mark, this is Divya Narendra, our partner.
Mark Zuckerberg: Hi.
Divya Narendra: We were really impressed with Facemash and then we checked you out and you also built CourseMatch.
Tyler Winklevoss: I don’t know CourseMatch.
Divya Narendra: You go online and see what courses your friends are taking. It’s really disarming.
[Mark is distracted looking at the pictures on the wall of the old Porcellian classes]
Divya Narendra: Mark?
Mark Zuckerberg: Yeah.
Divya Narendra: We were talking about CourseMatch?
Mark Zuckerberg: That was kind of a no-brainer.


Divya Narendra: You invented something in high school right?
Mark Zuckerberg: An app for an MP3 player that recognizes your taste in music.
Divya Narendra: Anybody try to buy it?
Mark Zuckerberg: Microsoft.
Divya Narendra: Wow! How much?
Mark Zuckerberg: Didn’t sell it. I uploaded it for free.
Divya Narendra: For free?
Mark Zuckerberg: Yeah.
Divya Narendra: Why?
[Mark just shrugs his shoulders]


Cameron Winklevoss: Well, we have something that we’ve been working on for a while and we think it’s great. It’s called the HarvardConnection. You create your own page, interests bio, friends, pics.
Tyler Winklevoss: And then people can go online see you bio request to be…
Mark Zuckerberg: Yeah, how is that different from my MySpace or Friendster?
Tyler Winklevoss: Harvard-dot-E-D-U.
Cameron Winklevoss: is the most prestigious e-mail address in the country.
Tyler Winklevoss: And the whole site kinds based on the idea that girls uh…
Cameron Winklevoss: Not to put anything indelicately…
Divya Narendra: Girls wanna go with guys who go to Harvard.


Tyler Winklevoss: The main difference between what we’re talking about and MySpace or Friendster or any of those other social networking sites…
Mark Zuckerberg: …is exclusivity. Right?
Divya Narendra: Right.
Cameron Winklevoss: Yeah. We’d love for you to work for us, Mark. I mean we need a gifted programmer whose creative.


Cameron Winklevoss: Uh…we would need you to build the site, write the code and we’ll provide all the…
Mark Zuckerberg: I’m in.
Cameron Winklevoss: What?
Mark Zuckerberg: I’m in.
Tyler Winklevoss: Awesome.


[Mar’s at a deposition with Eduardo and both their lawyers]
Gretchen: When did you come to Eduardo with the idea for Facebook?
Mark Zuckerberg: It was called TheFacebook then.


[Mark’s at another deposition with Cameron, Tyler and Divya and their lawyers]
Gage: This doesn’t need to be that difficult.
Mark Zuckerberg: I’m currently in the middle of two different law suits.
Gage: Did you answer affirmatively? When Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss and Divya Narendra asked you to build HarvardConnection, did you say yes?
Mark Zuckerberg: I said I’d help.


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