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Movie Quote of the Day – The Duchess, 2008 (dir. Saul Dibb)

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Charles Grey: Please tell me what is wrong.
Georgiana, The Duchess of Devonshire: I fear I’ve done some things in life too late and others too early.
Charles Grey: No, you haven’t.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Reader, 2008 (dir. Stephen Daldry)

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Michael: Have you spent a lot of time thinking about the past?
Hana: You mean, with you?
Michael: No. No. I didn’t mean with me.
Hana: Before the trial I never thought about the past. I never had to.
Michael: And now? What do you feel now?
Hana: It doesn’t matter what I feel. It doesn’t matter what I think. The dead are still dead.
Michael: I wasn’t sure what you’d learned.
Hana: I have learned, kid. I’ve learned to read.

Movie Quote of the Day – Brideshead Revisited, 2008 (dir. Julian Jarrold)

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Sebastian Flyte: It’s rather a pleasant change. . .when all your life you’ve had people looking after you, to have someone to look after, yourself.

Movie Quote of the Day – Appaloosa, 2008 (dir. Ed Harris)

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Randall Bragg: I told you you’d never hang me, Cole.
Virgil Cole: Never ain’t here yet.

Movie Quote of the Day – 27 Dresses, 2008 (dir. Anne Fletcher)

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Jane: George appreciates me.
Casey: What good is it being appreciated if no one is naked?

Movie Quote of the Day – Last Chance Harvey, 2008 (dir. Joel Hopkins)

Kate: I had a lovely time and I won’t forget it, thank you. But. . .
Harvey: What?
Kate: Well, it’s not exactly real life.
Harvey: It is.
Kate: No, it isn’t, Harvey.
Harvey: It is.
Kate: No, it’s not, Harvey.
Harvey: No, it is real life. It’s real life for me.
Kate: I know, but it’s not just about you, is it? It’s about me as well. You don’t know anything about me. I mean, it’s pathetic. I expected you not to show. In fact, I think I actually almost wanted you not to show because it’s just easier that way. You – you just dive in there, you just woosh anywhere, deep end. I’m not a bloody swimming pool Harvey. And I am not going to do it, I’m not going to do it. I’m not going to do it because it will hurt. Sometime or other there’ll be a “it’s not quite working” or a “I need some space” or whatever it is and it’ll end and it’ll hurt and I won’t do it, I won’t and. . .I. . . [beat] You see, what I think it is, is I think that I am more comfortable with being disappointed. I think I’m angry at you for trying to take that away.

Movie Quote of the Day – Changeling, 2008 (dir. Clint Eastwood)

Christine Collins: Why aren’t you listening to me?
Capt. J.J. Jones: I am listening, dammit, I am listening! And I understand your feelings. He’s changed, no mistake. And that’s. . .you’ve both been through a terrible experience and that’s why he needs your love and support to bounce back.
Christine Collins: He’s not my son!
Capt. J.J. Jones: Why are you doing this, Mrs. Collins? Why are you doing this? You, you seem perfectly capable of taking care of the boy. Your job pays you enough to attend to his personal needs, so I don’t understand why you’re running away from your responsibilities as a mother.
Christine Collins: I am not running away from anything! Least of all my responsibilities! I am even taking care of that. . .boy right now, because I am all he has! What worries me is that you have stopped looking for my son! And that is your responsibility!
Capt. J.J. Jones: Why should we be looking for someone we’ve already found?
Christine Collins: Because you have not found him.
Capt. J.J. Jones: His identity has been confirmed by the best minds in the field of child identification. People who know what they’re doing.
Christine Collins: And I don’t?

Movie Quote of the Day – Vicky Cristina Barcelona, 2008 (dir. Woody Allen)

Maria Elena: Chronic dissatisfaction, that’s what you have. Chronic dissatisfaction.

Movie Quote of the Day – Happy-Go-Lucky, 2008 (dir. Mike Leigh)

Poppy: Nobody’s called me Pauline since I was two years old. Makes me laugh.
Scott: What am I supposed to call you?
Poppy: Oh how ’bout, Poppy?
Scott: Poppy?
Poppy: Yeah. No, whatever turns you on Scott, I don’t mind.

Movie Quote of the Day – Rachel Getting Married, 2008 (dir. Jonathan Demme)

Kym: You’re a lawyer?
Kieran: Was. For about five minutes.
Kym: Say something legal.
Kieran: Tort.