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The Best 'Lion' Movie Quotes

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Lion movie quotes help tell the story portrayed in the film of an adopted man who goes to great lengths to find his birth family. The drama film was directed by Garth Davis using a screenplay Luke Davies adapted from the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley and Larry Buttrose. After screening at various film festivals, Lion opened in theaters on November 25, 2016.

In Lion, adult man Saroo (Dev Patel) begins to remember things from his childhood that he never remembered before, specifically his early years. As he explains to girlfriend Lucy (Rooney Mara) and others, when he was five, he inadvertently boarded a train and rode for several days away from his village. Lost, with no idea how to get home, Saroo was later adopted by Sue (Nicole Kidman) and John Brierley (David Wenham) in Australia.

These realizations of his childhood lead Saroo on a mission to find his hometown and the family that he left behind. With the help of Google Earth and support of his family and friends, Saroo sets out to return home and hopefully reunite with the mother and brother he once knew.

Lion movie quotes provide the dialogue to this film just as they do for other fall 2016 movie releases such as Bad Santa 2, MoanaNocturnal Animals, and Manchester by the Sea.

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    Do You Have Any Idea What It's Like?

    Saroo Brierley: Do you have any idea what it's like? How everyday my mother screams my name?


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      I Had Another Family

      Saroo Brierley: I'm starting to remember a life I had forgotten. 

      Lucy: You okay?

      Saroo Brierley: I had another family, a mother, a brother. I can still see their faces.

      Lucy: What happened?

      Saroo Brierley: ​​​​​​​I have to find my way back home.


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        I Need You, Saroo

        Sue: I always thought that I could keep this family together. I need you, Saroo.


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          Has Enough People In It

          Saroo Brierley: I'm sorry you couldn't have your own kids.

          Sue Brierley: What are you saying?

          Saroo Brierley: We... we... weren't blank pages, were we? Like your own would have been. You weren't just adopting us but our past as well. I feel like we're killing you.

          Sue Brierley: I could have had kids.

          Saroo Brierley: What?

          Sue Brierley: We chose not to have kids. We wanted the two of you. That's what we wanted. We wanted the two of you in our lives.That's what we chose. That's one of the reasons I fell in love with your dad. Because we both felt as if... the world has enough people in it. Have a child, couldn't guarantee it will make anything better. But to take a child that's suffering like you boys were. Give you a chance in the world. That's something.


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