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The Circle Movie Quotes

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Here are the best quotes from The Circle, a movie that tells the story of a young woman who gets wrapped up in a tech company with questionable morals. This thriller was directed by James Ponsoldt using a screenplay he adapted with Dave Eggers, who wrote the novel on which the movie is based. The Circle opened theatrically in the United States on April 28, 2017.

In The Circle, Mae Holland (Emma Watson) takes a job at a tech company called The Circle. While things go well at the new job and she's quickly promoted, there are clues that everything isn't as innocent as it seems. Her coworkers seemingly know about her father's (Bill Paxton) medical condition and offer to cover his medical expenses. 

Mae takes the Circle up on that offer and takes a new position working with developer Ty (John Boyega) as well as company co-founders Eamon (Tom Hanks) and Tom (Patton Oswalt). But this leads Mae to learn that the Circle is far from innocent and is surveilling the entire world, with sinister motives. This puts Mae in a situation where she might be the only one who can stop the Circle.

Vote for your favorite lines from The Circle below and check out other top quotes from movies like The Promise, Gifted, Going in Style, and Smurfs: The Lost Village.  

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    This Isn't What I Had in Mind

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    Ty Lafitte: I didn't create this. This isn't what I had in mind. Things at the Circle, they need to change. Everything's recorded, seen, broadcast, stored and analyzed here. They can use it however they see fit, not matter what its cost. 

    Ty explains to Mae that when he built the Circle's surveillance, he didn't intend for it to be used the way the Circle is using it. He wants this use to stop and urges Mae to join his mission to do just that.

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      Knowing Everything

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      Eamon Bailey: Knowing is good, but knowing everything is better. So Mae, is there anything you want to tell us?

      Mae is put on the spot once again by Eamon when he asks if she's hiding anything. Eamon seems to have no concept of privacy, which should be a sign that his company might be up to no good.

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        When You're Being Watched

        Eamon Bailey: Mae's only been with us for a few months but she has made quite an impression. So Mae, do you think you behave better or worse when you're being watched? 

        In front of a crowd, Eamon asks Mae her feelings on being surveilled in this The Circle movie quote. Nothing like being put on the spot in front of dozens to make one feel special.

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          Is That Related to His MS?

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          Matt: Everyone really likes you.
          Gina: Your work's been exemplary, strong readings, but your absence at several events...
          Mae Holland: Sorry, my dad's had an episode and I was home helping out.
          Matt: Is that related to his MS?

          Mae is surprised to learn that her coworkers know about her father's medical condition. It's not something she advertised, yet somehow they already had that information.

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