What are the best quotes from the film Life Itself? The 2018 drama/romance movie shows how a single event in life can affect multiple generations. Dan Fogelman wrote and directed the movie, and Life Itself opened theatrically on September 28, 2018. The movie is filled with great quotes and dialogue, ranging from inspiring words to humorous conversations for some comical relief.
In Life Itself, Will Dempsey (Oscar Isaac) falls in love with his college crush Abby (Olivia Wilde). They get married and are about to have their first child, when a horrible accident changes every ones lives forever. One of the most powerful quotes from Life Itself comes from Abby: "Life itself tricks us. It misleads us. It paints one man a hero when he may well be a villain. Hero or a villain. Villain or a hero. Maybe the heroes and villains of our stories are actually just day players in a much bigger movie."
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Abby: No one knows where their story is going, nor who the heroes in it are going to be. At any moment life will surprise you.
Abby: Are you ever going to ask me out, Will?
Will: Just waiting for the right moment.
Abby: I'll see you around.
Will: Abby, I'm waiting for the right moment, because when I ask you out there's not gonna to be any turning back from me. I'm not going to date anybody else for the rest of my life. I'm not going to love anybody else for the rest of my life. I'm waiting for the right moment because when I ask you out, it's going to be the most important moment of our life, and I just want to make sure that I get it right.
Will: Let's get married.
Abby: We've been dating less than a year.
Will: I know, and I feel like I've shown incredible restraint waiting this long.
Abby: I love you, but I may not be equipped to be loved this much.