Big Fish Quotes

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  • Ed Bloom (Young):
    There are some fish that cannot be caught. It's not that they are faster or stronger than the other fish, they're just touched by somethin' extra.
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa B (17 months ago)

  • Dr. Bennett (Senior):
    Not very excitin', is it? And I suppose if I had to choose between the true version and an elaborate one involvin' a fish and a wedding ring, I might choose the fancy version. But that's just me.
    William Bloom:
    I kinda like your version.
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa B (18 months ago)

  • Dr. Bennett (Senior):
    Did your father ever tell you about the day you were born?
    William Bloom:
    A thousand times. He caught an uncatchable fish.
    Dr. Bennett (Senior):
    Not that one. The real story. Did he ever tell you that.
    William Bloom:
    No.
    Dr. Bennett (Senior):
    Your mother came in about three in the afternoon. Her neighbor drove her, on account of your father was on business in Wichita. You were born a week early, but there were no complication. It was a perfect delivery. Now, your father was sorry to miss it, but it wasn't the custom for the men to be in the room for deliveries then, so I can't see as it would have been much different had he been there. And that's the real story of how you were born.
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa B (18 months ago)

  • Sandra Bloom (Senior):
    I don't know if you're aware of this, Josephine, but African parrots, in their native homes of the Congo, they only speak French?
    Josephine:
    Really?
    Edward Bloom (senior):
    You're lucky to get four words out of them in English, but if you were to walk through the jungle, you'd hear them speakin' the most elaborate French. Those parrots talk about everything. Politics, movies, fashion. Everything but religion.
    William Bloom:
    Why not religion, Dad?
    Edward Bloom (senior):
    It's rude to talk about religion. You never know who you're gonna offend.
    William Bloom:
    Josephine actually went to Congo last year.
    Edward Bloom (senior):
    Oh, so you know.
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa B (18 months ago)

  • Ed Bloom (Young):
    And now what are you doin'?
    Norther Winslow:
    I'm robbin' this place!
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa B (18 months ago)

  • Amos Calloway:
    Sure I do! You were hot shit in Hickville, but here in the real world, you got squat! You don't have a plan, you don't have a job, you don't have anything except the clothes on your back.
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa B (18 months ago)

  • Ed Bloom (Young):
    I just saw the woman I'm gonna marry. I know it. But I lost her.
    Amos Calloway:
    Oh, tough break. Well, most men have to get married *before* they lose their wives.
    Ed Bloom (Young):
    I'm gonna spend every day for the rest of my life lookin' for her. That, or die alone!
    Amos Calloway:
    Damn, kid. Lemme guess. Real pretty? Reddish-blondish hair? Blue dress?
    Ed Bloom (Young):
    Yeah!
    Amos Calloway:
    I know her uncle. Friends of the family.
    Ed Bloom (Young):
    Who is she? Where does she live?
    Amos Calloway:
    Forget it, kid, don't waste your time. She's out of your league.
    Ed Bloom (Young):
    What do you mean? You don't even know me.
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa B (18 months ago)

  • Ping:
    Who are you?
    Ed Bloom (Young):
    Please, I'm not gonna hurt you.
    Ping:
    Damn right you're not! Guard!
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa B (22 months ago)

  • Edward Bloom (senior):
    I was dryin' out.
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa B (24 months ago)

  • Ed Bloom (Young):
    It was that night I discovered that most things you consider evil or wicked are simply lonely, and lackin' in the social niceties.
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)

  • Amos Calloway:
    You were a big fish in a small pond, but this here is the ocean and you're drownin'. Take my advice, go back to Puddleville; you'll be happy there.
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)

  • Edward Bloom (senior):
    You are in for a surprise.
    William Bloom:
    Am I?.
    Edward Bloom (senior):
    Havin' a kid changes everything. There's burpin', the midnight feedin', and the changin'.
    William Bloom:
    You do any of that?
    Edward Bloom (senior):
    No. But I hear it's terrible. Then you spent years tryin' to corrupt and mislead this child, fill his head with nonsense, and still it turns out perfectly fine.
    William Bloom:
    You think I'm up for it?
    Edward Bloom (senior):
    You learned from the best.
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)

  • Ed Bloom (Age 10):
    I was thinkin' about death and all. And about seein' how you're gonna die. I mean, on one hand, if dyin' was all you thought about, it could kinda screw you up. But it could kinda help you, couldn't it? Because you'd you know that everything else you can survive.
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)

  • William Bloom:
    In tellin' 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 tell it the way he told me. It doesn't always make sense and most of it never happened... but that's what kinda story this is.
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)

  • Edward Bloom (senior):
    I've been nothin' but myself since the day I was born, and if you can't see that it's your fallin', not mine.
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)

  • Ed Bloom (Young):
    And what I recall of Sunday school was that the more difficult somethin' became, the more rewardin' it in the end.
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)

  • Ed Bloom (Young):
    The biggest fish in the river gets that way by never bein' caught.
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)

  • Edward Bloom (senior):
    Most men, they'll tell you a story straight through. It won't be complicated, but it won't be interestin' either.
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)

  • William Bloom:
    You're like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny combined - just as charmin', and just as fake.
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)

  • William Bloom:
    That was my father's final joke, I guess. A man tells his stories so many times that he becomes the stories. They live on after him. And in that way he becomes immortal.
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)

  • Jenny:
    I loved a man who could never love me back. I was livin' in a fairytale.
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)

  • William Bloom:
    We're like strangers who knew each other very well.
    ‐ Submitted by Zeldagne L (2 years ago)

  • Edward Bloom (senior):
    It's rude to talk about religion. You never know who you're gonna offend.
    ‐ Submitted by Resty Dennis G (2 years ago)

  • Josephine:
    Can I take you a picture?
    Edward Bloom (senior):
    Oh, you don't need a picture. Just look up the word 'handsome' in the dictionary.
    ‐ Submitted by Resty Dennis G (2 years ago)

  • Ed Bloom (Young):
    [in line at the robbery bank] Norther, what are you doin' in here.
    Norther Winslow:
    I'm robbin' this place.
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa B (3 years ago)

  • William Bloom:
    A man tells his stories so many times that he becomes the stories. They live on after him, and in that way he becomes immortal.
    ‐ Submitted by Panos M (3 years ago)

  • Karl the Giant:
    I don't want to eat you. I just get so hungry. I'm just too big.
    Ed Bloom (Young):
    Has it ever occurred to you that maybe you're not too big? That maybe this place is just too small?
    ‐ Submitted by Panos M (3 years ago)

  • Ed Bloom (Young):
    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.
    ‐ Submitted by Enrica C (3 years ago)

  • Edward Bloom (senior):
    Fate has a cruel way to play with us, there is a time when a man must fight. And a moment when you must accept that he lost his destiny, which sailed the boat and that only a fool would ... Actually I've always been a fool.
    ‐ Submitted by Rodrigo R (3 years ago)

  • Edward Bloom (senior):
    [quoting his mother] The milkman dropped dead on our front porch. See, if my momma was bangin' the milkman.
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa B (3 years ago)

  • Little Girl:
    He ate mah dawg.
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa B (3 years ago)

  • Ping:
    Who are you?
    Ed Bloom (Young):
    [In Cantonese] Please, I'm not going to hurt you.
    Ping:
    [In Cantonese] Damn right you're not! GUARD!
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa B (3 years ago)

  • Sandra Bloom (Senior):
    I don't think I'll ever dry out.
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa B (3 years ago)

  • Edward Bloom (senior):
    I was drying out.
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa B (3 years ago)

  • Sandra Bloom (Young):
    [of Edward to her fiance] He's almost a stranger, and I prefer him to you!
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa B (3 years ago)

  • Ed Bloom (Young):
    Sandra Templeton, I love you and I WILL marry you.
    ‐ Submitted by Alyssa B (3 years ago)

  • Edward Bloom (senior):
    There comes a point when any reasonable man will swallow his pride and admit he made a mistake. The truth is... I was never a reasonable man.
    ‐ Submitted by Nikoleta P (3 years ago)

  • Edward Bloom (senior):
    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.
    ‐ Submitted by Nikoleta P (3 years ago)

  • Ping:
    Bob Hope?
    Ed Bloom (Young):
    Bigger.
    ‐ Submitted by Diego T (4 years ago)

  • Josephine:
    Is this a tall tale?
    Edward Bloom (senior):
    It's not a short one!
    ‐ Submitted by Michael N (4 years ago)

  • Ed Bloom (Young):
    Now I may not have much, but I have more determination then any man you're ever likely to meet.
    ‐ Submitted by Chris P (4 years ago)

  • Amos Calloway:
    Tell me, Karl, have you ever heard the term "involuntary servitude"?
    ‐ Submitted by Chris P (4 years ago)

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