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The Most Memorable 'Big Fish' Quotes

April 15, 2020 233 votes 40 voters15 items

The best Big Fish quotes show why it's still one of the best movies in Tim Burton's filmography. The movie follows a son trying to make amends with his father, who has a knack for telling wild, far-out stories. The film held a special significance for Burton as his father passed away a few years before Big Fish was released. It's a heartfelt, magical tale that's a wonderful testament to the power of storytelling. 

Stories tend to stick with us, which is why you likely remember many of these Big Fish movie quotes even if it's been years since you've seen the film. Vote for the quotes you love best. 

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    Time Stops

    Senior Ed Bloom: They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that's true. What they don't tell you is that when it starts again, it moves extra fast to catch up.

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      He Becomes the Stories

      Will Bloom: A man tells his stories so many times that he becomes the stories. They live on after him, and in that way he becomes immortal.

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        Most Things You Consider Evil

        Young Ed Bloom: It was that night I discovered that most things you consider evil or wicked are simply lonely and lacking in the social niceties.

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          I've Always Been a Fool

          Senior Ed Bloom: There's a time when a man needs to fight, and a time when he needs to accept that his destiny is lost... the ship has sailed and only a fool would continue. Truth is... I've always been a fool.

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