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The Most Poignant Quotes From 'Lucy in the Sky'

Updated October 9, 2019 144 votes 27 voters20 items

Now is your opportunity to vote for the best Lucy in the Sky quotes. The movie makes its central character come alive through revealing dialogue and occasional funny lines or sarcastic one-liners. The supporting players are similarly well-drawn, thanks to director/co-writer Noah Hawley, who is best known for his work on the hit TV show Fargo.

Hawley's story is loosely based on the real-life tale of Lisa Nowak, an astronaut who became a national punchline when she put on adult diapers and drove almost a thousand miles nonstop to confront the woman who was sleeping with a fellow astronaut -- one she'd been having an affair with. Lucy in the Sky strips away the sensational nature of that incident, attempting to look at what might cause an intelligent, successful, and clearly capable person of becoming so mentally unraveled.

Natalie Portman plays astronaut Lucy Cola, and Jon Hamm is her colleague/lover Mark Goodwin. The ace supporting cast includes Ellen Burstyn, Nick Offerman, Dan Stevens, and Zazie Beetz. All of them work together to take audiences into the life of a troubled woman who has, on a professional level, done extraordinary things.

Vote up the most memorable Lucy in the Sky quotes from the list below, regardless of which character speaks them.

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    The Whole Universe

    Lucy Cola: Go up there and see the whole universe and everything here looks so small. 

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    Vast Celestial Everything

    Mark Goodwin: You got to see the vast celestial everything. And it blew your f*cking mind. So now nothing makes sense. 

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    My House From Space

    Lucy Cola: I saw my house from space. Not literally, but my life. 

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    Michael Collins

    Will Plimpton: You know Michael Collins?

    Lucy Cola: Of course, sir. Apollo 11. Flew the command module for Neil and Buzz.

    Will Plimpton: So you know that after he dropped them, he circled the moon for hours. Inside the module, he wrote, "I am now truly alone, and absolutely alone from any known life. I am it."

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