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The Secret World of Arrietty Movie Quotes

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'The Secret World of Arrietty' movie quotes include the best lines from this animated fantasy film. The movie features an all-star cast of celebrity voices, including Bridgit Mendler, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett and Carol Burnett, among others. 'The Secret World of Arrietty' is based on the 1952 Mary Norton children's fantasy novel 'The Borrowers.' It is the English version of the Japanese classic 'Arrietty.' See a favorite quote from 'The Secret World of Arrietty' movie listed here? Vote it up. And if you know of a quote that isn't on this list, feel free to add it.

In 'The Secret World of Arrietty,' a tiny 14-year-old girl (Arrietty) lives with her mom, Homily (Poehler) and dad, Pod (Will Arnett) inside a suburban home. Arrietty and her parents stay hidden, for the most part, only coming out when they know the home's inhabitants aren't around (usually at night), to borrow the things they need to survive. Arrietty's parents have told her that humans are extremely dangerous, and if they find out about them, they'll have to leave as soon as possible (for their own protection). When 12-year-old Shawn (David Henrie), sees Arrietty, he's understandably fascinated. He means her no harm, but his discovery -- and his budding friendship with Arrietty -- puts the girl's family at great risk.

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    Worth Fighting For

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    Arrietty: "Sometimes you have to fight for the things that are worth fighting for."

    When Arrietty's mother, Homily, is captured by Hara, she has to fight to save her. Will Shawn help? Of course he will. He's Arrietty's secret friend!
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    Protect You


    Shawn: "When I saw you, I just wanted to find a way to protect you."

    Having a human friend is something that is completely foreign to the borrowers, though Arrietty seems much more trusting of the "beans" than her mother and father. Shawn absolutely doesn't want to hurt them - he just wants to know more about their world, and introduce Arrietty to more of his world.
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    Human Curiosity

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    Pod: "Once a borrower has been seen, the humans' curiosity can't be stopped."

    Pod has a point. If you saw miniature people running around your house in the middle of the night, wouldn't you investigate until you figured everything out? Exactly.
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    Eaten By the Cat

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    Arrietty: "I wonder what's taking papa so long?"
    Homily: "Why is my first thought always that he got eaten by the cat? What's wrong with me?"

    Getting eaten by domestic pets is, perhaps, one of the more dangerous aspects of being a borrower. Homily pretty much worries constantly anyway -- and her fear of the family cat is a valid concern.
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