Labor Day – Quotes
Henry: I don’t think losing my father broke my mother’s heart, but rather losing love itself.
Henry, about his “husband for a day” coupon book: I was too young to understand the part of “husband for a day” I couldn’t carry out, but even at 12, I could sense my inadequacies.
Henry: I understood who my real family was. Her.
Adele: How do I know you won’t hurt us?
Hank: I’ve never intentionally hurt anyone.
Adele: Understand how that can be hard for us to believe.
Adele: I’m stronger than you think.
Hank: I don’t doubt that.
Adele: I won’t let anything happen to my son.
Hank: He’s in good hands.
Hank (as he binds her to the chair): It’s about keeping up appearances.
Adele: There’s another kind of hunger: hunger for human touch. Desire. People never tell you about how it feels. The longing.
Hank: I just told the guard if he left I’d jump out the window. He laughed and went for a smoke. Nothing misleads people like the truth.
Hank: We won’t be needing that [the rope] any longer. If the day comes when you have to say I tied you up, you won’t be lying.
Eleanor: You know drinking from aluminum gives you Alzheimer’s? It’s the perfect crime because you can’t remember how you got it.
Eleanor: How do you feel a bout that? Moving? Leaving your friends… it’s like child abuse.
Eleanor: When people have sex, it changes their brains.
Eleanor: Either you get rid of him, or he’s probably going to get rid of you… It’s easy you know; just tell someone he touched you.
Hank: There’s going to be border crossings and roadblocks… so if you’re not up to this, you need to let me know you don’t want to do this.
Adele about her miscarriages: The world became a cruel place. I stopped going for walks. I couldn’t even open a window at night.
Adele: Eventually, when Gerald left, I understood. I’d become a prisoner.
Hank: I’m here to save you Adele. That’s exactly what I’m going to do tomorrow.
Hank: You’re a find boy, Henry. Anybody who tells you differently is not worth your time.
Hank: I’d take 20 more years just to have another 3 days with you.
Gerald: A better man might have stayed around and helped her through that sadness. I couldn’t do it.
Adele about a book she read: All those two had was each other, but that was enough.
Henry: I spent half of my life worrying mother wouldn’t be able to go out in the world alone. But as it turned out, she wouldn’t have to.