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Quotes from Phantom Thread

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    • [first lines]
    • Alma: Reynolds has made my dreams come true. And I have given him what he desires most in return.
    • Dr. Robert Hardy: And what's that?
    • Alma: Every piece of me.
    • Dr. Robert Hardy: He's a very demanding man, isn't he? Must be quite a challenge to be with him.
    • Alma: Yes. Maybe he is the most demanding man.
    • [from trailer]
    • Reporter #2: He's a very demanding man, isn't he? Must be quite a challenge to be with him.
    • Alma: Yes. Maybe he is the most demanding man.
    • [from trailer]
    • Alma: If you want to have a staring contest with me, you will lose.
    • [long pause]
    • [laughs]
    • [from trailer]
    • [to Reynolds]
    • Alma: Whatever you do, do it carefully.
    • Reynolds Woodcock: Kiss me, my girl, before I'm sick.
    • Alma: Why are you not married?
    • Reynolds Woodcock: I make dresses.
    • [chuckling]
    • Alma: You cannot be married when you make dresses?
    • Reynolds Woodcock: I'm certain I was never meant to marry. I'm a confirmed bachelor. I'm incurable.
    • Cyril: She's getting fat sitting around waiting for you to fall in love with her again.
    • Alma: You see, to be in love with him makes life no great mystery.
    • Alma: I want you flat on your back. Helpless, tender, open with only me to help. And then I want you strong again. You're not going to die. You might wish you're going to die, but you're not going to. You need to settle down a little.
    • Reynolds Woodcock: What a model of politeness you two are.
    • Reynolds Woodcock: Marriage would make me deceitful and I don't ever want that.
    • Cyril: And who is this lovely creature making the house smell so nice?
    • Reynolds Woodcock: It's comforting to think the dead are watching over the living. I don't find that spooky at all.
    • Cyril: Don't pick a fight with me, you certainly won't come out alive. I'll go right through you and it'll be you who ends up on the floor. Understood?
    • Alma: It's no business of ours what Mrs. Rose decides to do with her life but she can no longer behave like this and be dressed by the House of Woodcock.
    • [to the vision of his mother]
    • Reynolds Woodcock: Are you here? Are you always here? I miss you. I think about you all the time. I hear your voice say my name when I dream and when I wake up, there are tears streaming down my face. I just miss you, it's as simple as that. I want to tell you everything. I don't understand what you're saying. I can't hear your voice.
    • Reynolds Woodcock: I feel as if I've been looking for you for a very long time.
    • Reynolds Woodcock: To keep my sour heart from choking. To break a curse. A house that doesn't change is a dead house.
    • Reynolds Woodcock: The tea is leaving, but the interruption is staying right here with me
    • Johanna: Where have you gone, Reynolds. There's nothing I can say to get your attention aimed back at me, is there?
    • Reynolds Woodcock: I cannot begin my day with a confrontation, please. I'm delivering the dress today, and I can't take up space with confrontation. I simply don't have time for confrontations.
    • Reynolds Woodcock: The tea is going out. The interruption is staying right here with me.
    • Alma: For the hungry boy, my name is Alma.
    • Alma: I still think he's too fussy.
    • Alma: You are not cursed. You are loved by me.
    • Reynolds Woodcock: What precisely is the nature of my game?
    • Reynolds Woodcock: There is an air of quiet death in this house and I do not like the way it smells.
    • Reynolds Woodcock: Her arrival has cast a very long shadow.
    • Reynolds Woodcock: You can sew almost anything into the canvas of a coat.
    • Reynolds Woodcock: When I was a boy, I started to hide things in the lining of the garments. Things only I knew were there. Secrets.
    • Reynolds Woodcock: Is this an ambush? Are you sent here to ruin my evening? And possibly my entire life?
    • Reynolds Woodcock: A house that doesn't change is a dead house.
    • Reynolds Woodcock: Morning, my old so-and-so.
    • [last lines]
    • [voice-over]
    • Alma: Sometimes I jump ahead in our life together, and I see a time near the end. I can predict the future, and everything is settled. And all our lovers and children and friends come back and are welcome. And we have large gatherings where everyone is laughing and playing games. I am older and I see things differently, and I finally understand you. I take care of your dresses, keeping them from dust and ghosts and time.
    • Reynolds Woodcock: Yes, but right now we're here.
    • Alma: Yes, of course we are.
    • Reynolds Woodcock: And I'm getting hungry.
    • Reynolds Woodcock: As I think you know, Alma, I prefer my asparagus with oil and salt. And knowing this, you've prepared the asparagus with butter. Now, I can imagine in certain circumstances being able to pretend that I like it made this way. Right now, I'm just admiring my own gallantry for eating it the way you've prepared it.
    • Alma: I don't know what I'm doing here. I, I don't know what I'm doing here. I'm just waiting around like a idiot for you.
    • Reynolds Woodcock: This was an ambush, Alma. To what purpose?
    • Alma: This is not... I know it's not going as I expected, I, I didn't mean these things to come out. I'm sorry, but it was meant to be nice.
    • Reynolds Woodcock: Well, what did you expect?
    • Alma: I wanted time with you. I wanted to have you to myself.
    • Alma: If he didn't wake up from this, if he wasn't here tomorrow, no matter. For I know he'd be waiting for me in the afterlife or some safe celestial place, in this life and the next and the next one after. And for whatever there is on the road that follows from here, it would only require my patience to get to him again. You see, to be in love with him makes life no great mystery.
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