Movie Quote of the Day – Stranger Than Fiction, 2006 (dir. Marc Forster)

Harold Crick: [runs to Ana the baker with a box of 10 paper bags in it] I’m glad I caught you. I wanted to give you these.
Ana Pascal: Wait, you can give presents, but not receive them? That sounds awfully inconsistent, Mr. Crick.
Harold Crick: Yes, but…
Ana Pascal: Wait, I know, I’ll purchase them! Yeah, I’ll purchase them.
[reaches into her bag to grab her wallet]
Harold Crick: No, no, no, no.
Ana Pascal: [with wallet in hand, stops to actually look at the box] What are they?
Harold Crick: [quietly] Flours.
Ana Pascal: What?
Harold Crick: I brought you flours.
Ana Pascal: [see the sweetness of the gesture, then realizing he’s carried 10 bags of flours] Wait, you carried them all the way here?
Harold Crick: Miss Pascal, I’ve been odd. I know I’ve been odd, and I know that there are many forces at work telling me to bring these down here to you, but I brought these for you because… I want you.
Ana Pascal: [a bit taken aback, and ready to be really offended] Excuse me?
Harold Crick: I want you.
Ana Pascal: You want me?
Harold Crick: In no uncertain terms.
Ana Pascal: [realizing that he’s really not being a creep and just a guy who’s not used to saying what he feels] But isn’t there some… I don’t rule about fraternization…
Harold Crick: Auditor / Auditee protocols, yes, but I don’t care.
Ana Pascal: Why not?
Harold Crick: Because I want you.
Ana Pascal: [contemplates him for a second, and looks back at the box] Can you carry those a little bit further?
Harold Crick: Okay.


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Posted on August 8, 2010, in Movie Quote of the Day and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. I really love that moment. It’s right up there with “Those were really good cookies – thank you for forcing me to eat them.”

  2. Sometimes I forget about this movie – I haven’t seen it since it was in theaters – but man oh man is it sweet.

    • I hadn’t seen it since it was in theaters either and then last fall I found it in the $3 bin at Big Lots and I think I have watched it at leas 20 times since then. It is such a lovely film and cheers me up whenever I’m down.

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  4. I love this scene.. Love it.!
    This movie is one of my all time
    favorite schizophrenic powered
    Romantic comedies. In no uncertain terms.

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