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Quotes from The Greatest Showman

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    • Phillip Carlyle: I can't just run off and join the circus.
    • P.T. Barnum: Why not? You clearly have a flair for show business.
    • Phillip Carlyle: There's show business?
    • P.T. Barnum: Mm-hmm.
    • Phillip Carlyle: I never heard of it.
    • P.T. Barnum: 'Cause I just invented it.
    • P.T. Barnum: Hyperbole isn't the worst crime. men suffer more from imagining too little than too much.
    • Phillip Carlyle: They come to see you... *Your* crazy ideas, *your* new acts. The unusual...
    • P.T. Barnum: Well then how about you show them a smile? That'd be unusual.
    • P.T. Barnum: Hey sweetie, who's that young man over there?
    • Charity Barnum: Oh that's Phillip Carlyle. A bit of a scandal, they say. His last play was a hit in London.
    • P.T. Barnum: Play? Pay good money to watch people stand around and talk for two hours and they call *me* a conman.
    • Queen Victoria: You're even smaller than I imagined!
    • Tom Thumb: Well you're not exactly reaching the top shelf yourself, sweetheart.
    • P.T. Barnum: The noblest art is that of making others happy
    • P.T. Barnum: No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.
    • P.T. Barnum: P. T. Barnum, at your service.
    • [shakes Tom's hand, then gets down on his knee to his height]
    • P.T. Barnum: I am putting together a show, and I need a star.
    • Tom Thumb: You want people to laugh at me.
    • [smiling]
    • P.T. Barnum: Well they're laughing anyway, kid, so you might as well get paid.
    • [singing]
    • P.T. Barnum: Ladies and gents, this is the moment you've waited for/Been searching in the dark, your sweat soakin' through the floor/And buried in your bones there's an ache that you can't ignore/Taking your breath, stealing your mind/And all that was real is left behind...
    • [singing]
    • Lettie Lutz: When the sharpest words wanna cut me down/Gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out/This is brave, this is bruised, this is who I'm meant to be/This is me.
    • [singing to Philip]
    • Anne Wheeler: You know I want you/It's not a secret I try to hide/But I can't have you/We're bound to break and my hands are tied.
    • P.T. Barnum: Where is that singing coming from?
    • [Barnum spots Lettie behind a curtain. She stops singing]
    • P.T. Barnum: Ma'am, you are...
    • [he pulls the curtain back, revealing Lettie's bearded face. Barnum pauses]
    • Lettie Lutz: You need to leave, sir.
    • P.T. Barnum: You are beautiful. You are unique.
    • P.T. Barnum: My father was treated like trash. I was treated like trash. My children *won't* be.
    • Lettie Lutz: Don't start acting sensible now.
    • Lettie Lutz: You don't get it, Barnum, it's not about the money. Our own mothers were ashamed of us, they hid us our whole lives.
    • Young Barnum: How did you get out?
    • Young Charity: The window.
    • P.T. Barnum: Trust me, they don't know it yet, but they're going to love you.
    • [hands Phillip his top hat]
    • P.T. Barnum: This is for you.
    • Phillip Carlyle: What will *you* be doing?
    • P.T. Barnum: Watch my girls grow up. The show must go on.
    • Phillip Carlyle: They're small minded people.
    • Anne Wheeler: Everyone's got an act.
    • Jenny Lind: It is hard to understand wealth and privilege when you're born to it.
    • Charity Barnum: You don't need everyone to love you, Phin, just a few good people.
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