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  • Benjamin Button: And I think, right there and then, she realized none of us is perfect forever.


  • Benjamin Button: And I think, right there and then, she realized none of us is perfect forever.


  • Daisy: Would you still love me if I were old and saggy?
    Benjamin Button: Would you still love me if I were young and had acne? When I'm afraid of what's under the stairs? Or if I end up wetting the bed?


  • Benjamin Button: When the package was wrapped, the woman, who was back in the cab, was blocked by a delivery truck, all the while Daisy was gettin' dressed. The delivery truck pulled away and the taxi was able to move, while Daisy, last to be dressed, waited for one of her friends, who had broken a shoelace. While the taxi was stopped, waitin' for a traffic light, Daisy and her friend came out the back of the theater. And if only one thing had happened differently; if that shoelace hadn't broken; or that delivery truck had moved moments earlier; or that package had been wrapped and ready, because the girl hadn't broken up with her boyfriend; or that man had set his alarm and got up five minutes later; or that taxi driver hadn't stopped for a cup of coffee; or that woman had remembered her coat, and got into an earlier cab, Daisy and her friend would've crossed the street, and the taxi would've driven by.


  • Benjamin Button: But life bein' what it is - a series of intersectin' lives and incidents, out of anyone's control - that taxi did not go by, and that driver was momentarily distracted, and that taxi hit Daisy, and her leg was crushed.


  • Benjamin Button: The taxi had to stop for a man crossin' the street, who had left for work five minutes later than he normally did, because he forgot to set off his alarm. While that man, late for work, was crossin' the street, Daisy had finished rehearsin', and was takin' a shower. And while Daisy was showerin', the taxi was waitin' outside a boutique for the woman to pick up a package, which hadn't been wrapped yet, because the girl was supposed to wrap it, who had broken up with boyfriend the night before and forgot.


  • Benjamin Button: Sometimes we're not on a collision course, and we just don't know it. Whether it's by accident or by design, there's not a thing we can do about it. A woman in Paris was on her way to go shoppin', but, she had forgotten her coat - went back to get it. When she had gotten her coat, the phone had rung, so she'd stopped to answer it; talked for a couple of minutes. While the woman was on the phone, Daisy was rehearsin' for a performance at the Paris Opera House. And while she was rehearsin', the woman, off the phone now, had gone outside to get a taxi. Now a taxi driver had dropped off a fare earlier and had stopped to get a cup of coffee. And all the while, Daisy was rehearsin'. And this taxi driver, who dropped off the earlier fare; who stopped to get a cup of coffee, had picked up the lady who was goin' shoppin', and had missed gettin' an earlier cab.


  • Daisy: Lovin' you is worth everything to me...
    Daisy: I have to go pee.


  • Grandma Fuller: (talking to young Daisy and Benjamin after reading the storybook to them) Okay? Ya'll have to promise to go to bed.
    Grandma Fuller: Okay? Ya'll have to promise to go to bed.


  • Grandma Fuller: This... is my granddaughter Daisy.
    Grandma Fuller: This is my granddaughter Daisy.


  • Benjamin Button: Or if I end up wettin' the bed?


  • Benjamin Button: It's a funny thing about comin' home. Looks the same, smells the same, feels the same. You'll realize what's changed is you
    Benjamin Button: It's a funny thing about comin' home. Looks the same, smells the same, feels the same. You'll realize what's changed is you.


  • Benjamin Button: Things were becomin' different for me. My hair had very little grey and grew like weeds. My senses of smell was keener, my hearin' more acute. I could walk further and faster, while everybody else was agin', I was gettin' younger... all alone!


  • Queenie: You never know what's comin' for you.


  • Caroline: The wind, mom. They say that the hurricane is comin'.


  • Daisy: I don't like gettin' older.


  • Benjamin Button: There's somethin' peaceful, even comfortin' knowin' the people you love are asleep in their beds where nothin' can harm them.


  • Benjamin Button: I was thinkin' how nothin' lasts, and what a shame that is
    Daisy: Some things last.


  • Benjamin Button: Some people were born to sit by a river, some to be struck by lightenin', some have an ear for music, some are artists, some know buttons, some know Shakespeare, some are mothers and some people can dance.


  • Captain Mike: You've got to do what your meant to do
    Captain Mike: You've got to do what your meant to do.


  • Benjamin Button: some people were born to sit by a river. some get struck by lightning. some have an ear for music. some are artists. some swim. some know buttons. some know shakespeare. some are mothers. and some people dance.
    Benjamin Button: Some people, were born to sit by a river. Some get struck by lightning. Some have an ear for music. Some are artists. Some swim. Some know buttons. Some know Shakespeare. Some are mothers. And some people, dance.


  • Benjamin Button: Things were becoming different for me. My hair had very little gray and grew like weeds. My sense of smell was keener, my hearing more acute. I could walk further and faster; while everybody else was aging, I was gettin' younger... all alone!


  • Benjamin Button: There's something peaceful, even comforting knowing that the people you love are asleep in their beds where nothing can harm them.


  • Benjamin Button: Oou lives are difined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.
    Benjamin Button: Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.


  • Benjamin Button: You can be as mad as a mad dog at the way things went. You could swear, curse the fates, but when it comes to the end, you have to let go.


  • Benjamin Button: For what it's worth: it's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.


  • Benjamin Button: It's a funny thing about comin' home. Looks the same, smells the same, feels the same. You'll realize what's changed is you.


  • Benjamin Button: I was thinking how nothing lasts, and what a shame that is.
    Daisy: Some things last.


  • Daisy: Would you still love me if I were old and saggy?
    Benjamin Button: Would you still love ME if I were young and had acne? When I'm afraid of what's under the stairs? Or if I end up wetting the bed?


  • Daisy: (first lines) What are you lookin' at, Caroline.
    Daisy: [first lines] What are you looking at, Caroline?
    Caroline: (first lines) The wind, Mom. They say that the hurricane is comin'.
    Caroline: The wind, mom. [yawns] They say the hurricane is coming.


  • Benjamin Button: Some people were born to sit by a river, some to be struck by lightening, some have the ear for music, some are artists, some swim, some know buttons, some know Shakespeare, some are mothers and some people dance.


  • Caroline: Do you want me to stop reading?.
    Caroline: Do you want me to stop reading?


  • Queenie: You never know what's comin' for you.
    Queenie: You never know what's coming for you.


  • Caroline: The wind. They say that the hurricane is comin'.
    Caroline: The wind, mom. They say the hurricane is coming.


  • Daisy: I don't like gettin' older?.
    Daisy: I don't like getting older.


  • Benjamin Button: Am I end wettin' the bed.
    Benjamin Button: Or if I end up wetting the bed?


  • Daisy: Some things last forever
    Daisy: Some things last forever.


  • Benjamin Button: I'de never seen a hummingbird that far out to sea. Before or since.
    Benjamin Button: I'd never seen a hummingbird that far out to sea. Before or since.


  • Grandma Fuller: we are meant to lose the people we love, how else would we know how important they are.
    Grandma Fuller: We are meant to lose the people we love. How else would we know how important they are?


  • Benjamin Button: Your life is defined by its opportunities... even the ones you miss.


  • Benjamin Button: My name is Benjamin Button, and I was born under unusual circumstances. While everyone else was agin', I was gettin' younger... all alone.


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