Big Fish
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Jenny: I loved a man who could never love me back. I was living in a fairytale.

Will Bloom: You become what you always were - a very big fish.

Senior Ed Bloom: Tell me how it happens.
Will Bloom: How what happens?
Senior Ed Bloom: How I go.
Will Bloom: You mean what you saw in the Eye? I dunno that story, Dad, you never told it to me.

Senior Ed Bloom: You are in for a surprise.
Will Bloom: Am I?
Senior Ed Bloom: Havin' a kid changes everything. There's burping, the midnight feeding, and the changing.
Will Bloom: You do any of that?
Senior Ed Bloom: No. But I hear it's terrible. Then you spend years trying to corrupt and mislead this child, fill his head with nonsense, and still it turns out perfectly fine.
Will Bloom: You think I'm up for it?
Senior Ed Bloom: You learned from the best.

Senior Ed Bloom: What do you want, Will? Who do you want me to be?
Will Bloom: Just yourself. Good, bad, everything. Just show me who you are for once.

Senior Ed Bloom: And that's my life story.

Will Bloom: Have you ever heard a joke so many times you've forgotten why it's funny? And then you hear it again and suddenly it's new. You remember why you loved it in the first place.

Senior Ed Bloom: Most men, they'll tell you a story straight through. It won't be complicated, but it won't be interesting either.

Young Ed Bloom: Now I may not have much, but I have more determination then any man you're ever likely to meet.

Senior Ed Bloom: They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that's true. What they don't tell you is that when it starts again, it moves extra fast to catch up.

Will Bloom: We have to take Glenville to avoid the church traffic because the damn church people drive too slow.

Will Bloom: My father talked about a lot of things that he never did and I'm sure he did a lot of things that he never talked about. I'm just trying to reconcile the two.

Senior Ed Bloom: I've been nothin' but myself since the day I was born, and if you can't see that it's your failin', not mine.

Young Ed Bloom: The biggest fish in the river gets that way by never getting caught.

Young Jenny: Promise me you'll come back.
Young Ed Bloom: I promise. Someday. When I'm really supposed to.

Norther Winslow: Roses are red. Violets are blue. I love Spectre.

Will Bloom: Unbelievable.
Senior Ed Bloom: The story of my life.

Will Bloom: In telling the story of my father's life, it's impossible to separate fact from fiction, the man from the myth. The best I can do is to tell it the way he told me. It doesn't always make sense and most of it never happened... but that's what kind of story this is.

Young Ed Bloom: It was that night I discovered that most things you consider evil or wicked are simply lonely, and lacking in the social niceties.

Young Ed Bloom: I can't go back, I'm a human sacrifice.

Continuity mistake: When the young Edward Bloom is in church and is growing at a quick pace, you see his buttons fly off and hit the woman in front of him in the back of the head. She then turns around and his buttons are back. (00:19:25)

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Trivia: Helena Bonham Carter, who plays the grown up version of Jenny (from the town of Spectre), also plays the witch. She is also engaged to director Tim Burton.

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