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  • Seymour "Sy" Parrish: I'm sure my customers never think about it, but their snapshots are their little stands against the flow of time. The shutters click, the flash goes off, and they've stopped time. Just for the blink of an eye.


  • Seymour "Sy" Parrish: No one takes photographs of things they want to forget.


  • Seymour "Sy" Parrish: Family photos depict smiling faces... births, weddings, holidays, children's birthday parties. People take pictures of the happy moments in their lives. Someone looking through our photo album would conclude that we had led a joyous, leisurely existence free of tragedy. No one ever takes a photograph of something they want to forget.


  • Seymour "Sy" Parrish: No one ever takes a photograph of something they want to forget.


  • Seymour "Sy" Parrish: And if these pictures have anything important to say to future generations, it's this: I was here. I existed. I was young, I was happy, and someone cared enough about me in this world to take my picture.


  • Seymour "Sy" Parrish: Family photos depict smiling faces... births, weddings, holidays, children's birthday parties. People take pictures of the happy moments in their lives. Someone looking through our photo album would conclude that we had led a joyous, leisurely existence free of tragedy. No one ever takes a photograph of something they want to forget
    Seymour "Sy" Parrish: [voice-over following opening interrogation room scene] Family photos depict smiling faces... births, weddings, holidays, children's birthday parties. People take pictures of the happy moments in their lives. Someone looking through our photo album would conclude that we had led a joyous, leisurely existence free of tragedy. No one ever takes a photograph of something they want to forget.


  • Seymour "Sy" Parrish: According to The Oxford English Dictionary, the word "snapshot" was originally a hunting term.


  • Seymour "Sy" Parrish: Pretend it's all pretend.


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