Movie Quotes from Vertigo: Quotes from the movie Vertigo

–I had to quit.
–It’s because of this fear of heights I have, this acrophobia.

–I remembered Coit Tower. It led me straight to you.
–That’s the first time I’ve been grateful for Coit Tower.

–One shouldn’t live alone.
–Some people prefer it.

–She died.
–By her own hand.

–Who’s the woman in the painting she’s looking at?
–Oh, that’s Carlotta. You’ll find it in the catalog: ‘Portrait of Carlotta.’

–Works on the principle of the cantilever bridge.
–It does?
–An aircraft engineer down the peninsula designed it.

What’s this doohicky?

1.Couldn’t you like me, just me the way I am? When we first started out, it was so good; w-we had fun. And… and then you started in on the clothes. Well, I’ll wear the darn clothes if you want me to, if, if you’ll just, just like me. 2.The color of your hair… 1.Oh, no! 2.Judy, please, it can’t matter to you.

1.Oh Scottie. I’m not mad. I’m not mad. I don’t want to die. There’s someone within me and she says I must die. Oh Scottie, don’t let me go. 2.I’m here. I’ve got you. 1.I’m so afraid. Don’t leave me. Stay with me. 2.All the time.

1.There is something I must do, there is something I must do.
2.There is nothing you must do. There is nothing you must do.

Anyone could become obsessed with the past with a background like that!

Did he tell you exactly what to do, what to say? You were a very apt pupil too, weren’t you? You were a very apt pupil! Well why did you pick on me? Why me?

He did nothing. The law has little to say on things left undone.

I talked to the woman in musical therapy, and she said that Mozart’s the boy for you.

Midge, who do you know that’s an authority on San Francisco history?

Scottie, do you believe that someone out of the past – someone dead – can enter and take possession of a living being?

She’ll be talking to me about something. Suddenly the words fade into silence. A cloud comes into her eyes and they go blank. She’s somewhere else, away from me, someone I don’t know. I call her, she doesn’t even hear me. Then, with a long sigh, she’s back. Looks at me brightly, doesn’t even know she’s been away, can’t tell me where or when.

The speedometer on her car showed that she’d driven ninety-four miles. Where did she go? I’ve got to know, Scottie, where she goes and what she does before I get involved with doctors.

There’s no way for them to understand. You and I know who killed Madeline.

You shouldn’t keep souvenirs of a killing. You shouldn’t have been that sentimental.

A hundred miles south of San Francisco, there’s an old Spanish mission – San Juan Bautista it’s called. And it’s been preserved exactly as it was 100 years ago as a museum.

Give me your hand. Give me your hand.

Here I was born, and there I died.

I want to know who shot who in the Embarcadero in August, 1879.

If I let you change me, will you love me?

Only one is an wanderer. Two together are always going somewhere.

Pop Leibel. He owns the Argosy Book Shop.

Well, what are you going to do once you’ve quit the police force?

Well, you don’t look very much like Jack the Ripper.

Well, you fell into the San Francisco Bay.

when will then be now…soon

You know, the Chinese say that once you’ve saved a person’s life you’re responsible for them forever.

You’re my second chance.

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