“Still Alice” movie quotes follows the story of a renowned linguistics professor who struggles to deal with an early onset Alzheimer’s Disease diagnosis. The drama film was written and directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland as adapted from the novel of the same name by Lisa Genova. “Still Alice” opened in theaters in the United States on January 16, 2015.
In “Still Alice,” Dr. Alice Howland (Julianne Moore) is a top linguistics professor who finds herself losing words in the middle of lectures, inexplicably getting lost on a familiar campus and having trouble remembering people and things like appointments. Alice visits a neurologist who diagnoses her with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease, something quite rare for her young age.
Being quite the intellectual person, Alice struggles with this diagnosis, as do her family members including husband John (Alec Baldwin), daughters Lydia (Kristen Stewart) and Anna (Kate Bosworth) and son Tom (Hunter Parrish). But as Alice tries to take care of loose ends while her mental capacity is still with her, she also learns how to savor life, disease or not.“Still Alice” is just one of several award-nominated films from 2014 alongside ”The Wedding Ringer,” ”Blackhat,” ”Taken 3,” ”Predestination,” ”A Most Violent Year,” ”The Interview,” ”Unbroken,” ”American Sniper,” ”Into the Woods,” ”Big Eyes,” ”The Gambler,” ”The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” ”Annie,” ”Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” ”Mr. Turner,” "Life Partners," "Comet," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1," and "Horrible Bosses 2.
What Does It Actually Feel Like?
Lydia Howland: “What’s it like? Like, what does it actually feel like?”
Dr. Alice Howland: “Well, it’s not always the same. I have, uh, good days and I have bad days. On my good days, I can, you know, almost pass for a normal person. But on my bad days, I feel like I can’t find myself. I’ve always been so defined by my intellect, my language, my articulation and now sometimes I can see the words hanging in front of me and I can’t reach them and I don’t know who I am and I don’t know what I’m going to lose next.”
Lydia Howland: “That sounds horrible.”
Dr. Alice Howland: “Thanks for asking.”
I Don't Have to Be Fair
Dr. Alice Howland: “I’d like you to go to college.”
Lydia Howland: “You can’t just use your situation to get me to do everything that you want.”
Dr. Alice Howland: “Why can’t I?”
Lydia Howland: “But it’s not fair.”
Dr. Alice Howland: “I don't have to be fair. I'm your mother.”
I've Got Something Wrong With Me
Dr. Alice Howland: “John, hello, sweetheart, wake up.”
John Howland: “What time is it?”
Dr. Alice Howland: “I need to talk to you. I’ve, um, I’ve got something wrong with me.”
John Howland: “What are you talking about?”
Dr. Alice Howland: “I’ve been seeing a neurologist.”
John Howland: “You’ve been seeing a neurologist why?”
Dr. Alice Howland: “They think that it might be early onset Alzheimer’s Disease.”
John Howland: “Honey, honey, that doesn’t make any sense at all.”
Dr. Alice Howland: “I didn’t want to tell you because I didn’t know anything for sure. They’ve been doing all these tests and I’ve really scared.”
John Howland: “That is completely insane.”
Dr. Alice Howland: “I got lost while I was running on campus a while ago and I can’t, I can’t remember appointments, words.”
John Howland: “Honey, we all have memory lapses. That’s a sign of getting older. the other day, I couldn’t remember the word, um, glucose.”
Dr. Alice Howland: “It’s not like that. It’s like something drops out.”
John Howland: “But there is no diagnosis yet.”
Dr. Alice Howland: “Okay”
John Howland: “Well then I think that this is ridiculous. It’s complete bulls***.”
Dr. Alice Howland: “Dammit! Why won’t you take me seriously?! I know what I’m feeling. I know what it’s feeling and it feels like my brain is f***ing dying and everything I’ve worked for in my entire life is going. It’s all going.”
I Am Not Suffering
Dr. Alice Howland: “I am not suffering. I am struggling, struggling to be a part of things, to stay connected to who I once was. So live in the moment I tell myself. It’s really all I can do. Live in the moment.”Having found a new level of enlightenment in her disease, Alice speaks about how she’s chosen to live her life. She is struggling, but also mindful to enjoy the moments she has.