Collateral Beauty – Quotes
Howard (?): What is your purpose? Why did you ever get out of bed in the morning? Why did you eat what you ate? … We are here to connect. Life is about people. Marketing is about communicating how our service will help people connect.
Howard: At the end of the day, every decision we make is because we long for love, wish we had more time, and we fear death.
Claire: This doesn’t feel right.
Simon: I know. But when something starts with a 6 year old dying, nothing is going to feel right.
Brigitte: How would you play time, death and love? He’s reaching out to the cosmos for answers and we get to be the cosmos.
Brigitte: I know people write letters to the universe all the time, but most don’t get a personal response.
Brigitte: Death is so much more vital than time. Death gives time its value.
Simon: Everyone’s dying. Brigitte: Yeah, but you’re doing it now.
Howard (?): Time, they say you heal all wounds, but they don’t say how you destroy.
Raffi: If love is the beginning and death the end, then I’m just the terrain in between.
Raffi: You wrote be because you need me.
Raffi: A day is long … I’m abundant… I’m a gift and you’re wasting it. You know, I should be the one that’s writing angry letters.
Amy: Sorry. I’m so sorry. … I’m the very fabric of life. If you can accept that, then I don’t know, maybe you get to live again.
Howard: Yeah, turns out, death is an elderly white woman.
Brigitte: You lived well… but my friend, you’re not dying well. Did you tell them you’re dying? You’re denying them… [pain, worry, yes…] and the chance to say goodbye.
ER woman to Madeleine: Just be sure to notice the collateral beauty.
Madeleine: Yell at them. Challenge them. Just engage them.
Whit: I realized I wasn’t feeling love, I had become love.
Raffi: You just wasted time. I give you a gift and you waste it.
Howard (to death): We shouldn’t hate you. We shouldn’t fear you… But for all your intellectual bull s***, she’s not here holding my hand.
Howard (to love): I did trust you and you betrayed me.
Howard: I saw you every day in her eyes…and you betrayed me. You broke my heart.
Amy: No, I’m in all of it. … I was there in her laugh but I’m also here in your pain. I’m the reason for everything. I’m the why. Don’t try to live without me, Howard. Please don’t.
Amy (?): You don’t need her permission to be her father. She’s the best thing you got happening in this world. [Fight for her.]
Raffi: Your children don’t have to come from you, they go through you.
Whit’s daughter: I can’t believe you’re going to stalk me, but uh, just so you know, tomorrow’s a half-day.
Brigitte: Nothing’s ever really dead if you look at it right.