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A Monster Calls movie quotes help tell the story in the film about a boy who seeks comfort in a tree monster after his mother falls terminally ill. The fantasy drama was adapted into a screenplay by Patrick Ness based on his book of the same name. Directed by J. A. Bayona, A Monster Calls opened in theaters in the United States on December 23, 2016.

In A Monster Calls, Conor (Lewis MacDougall) is having a hard time with life. The boy deals with bullies at school plus problems at home, with mother Lizzie (Felicity Jones) sick with a terminal illness. Conor is sent to live with his strict grandmother (Sigourney Weaver) and his absent father (Toby Kebbell) tries to comfort the boy, but neither relationship really help.

To cope, Conor turns to something he and Lizzie cherish, his artwork. Conor draws a tree who comes to life as a monster. Much to Conor's surprise, a yew tree actually comes to life but instead of being a monster, the tree serves as comfort to him and helps him deal with the stresses of his young life.

A Monster Calls movie quotes provide the dialogue to the film just as other quotes do for their respective films including Passengers, Sing, Solace, and A Kind of Murder.  

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    Life is Always in the Eyes

    Life is Always in the Eyes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list A Monster Calls Movie Quotes
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    Lizzie: What color is that?
    Conor: Brown
    Lizzie: Yeah! Maybe if we take a pencil and then we make a face, and then we see the life in the eyes. Life is always in the eyes. There's our monster!

    Conor's love for art started when he was very young as taught to him by his mother, Lizzie. As she shows him in these A Monster Calls movie quotes, it takes a face with some eyes to bring art to life.

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      Don't Touch Anything

      Don't Touch Anything is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list A Monster Calls Movie Quotes
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      Grandma: You're coming to live with me. Don't touch anything. 

      When Conor's mother comes down with a terminal illness, he is sent to live with his less-than-nice grandmother. Her rules are strict and she makes them clear, including in this A Monster Calls movie quote.

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        You Have to Be Brave

        You Have to Be Brave is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list A Monster Calls Movie Quotes
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        Dad: I'm sorry that you have to face this but you have to be brave. Do you understand?

        Conor's estranged father tries to comfort Conor while his mother is terminally ill. Considering they don't have a close relationship, this A Monster Calls movie quote falls on deaf ears.

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          I Know Everything About You

          I Know Everything About You is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list A Monster Calls Movie Quotes
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          Monster: I know everything about you, the truth that you hide, the truth you dream.

          The Monster explains to Conor that he knows all about the boy, including the things he doesn't tell anyone else in the world. Conor created the Monster, so really, the Monster knows everything Conor knows.

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