“Sleepless in Seattle” quotes

Movie Sleepless in Seattle
Nora Ephron directed this movie in 1993
Title Sleepless in Seattle
Year 1993
Director Nora Ephron
Genre Drama, Comedy, Romance
Plot – Sam is an inconsolable widower who changes job and city with the son. He can’t stop grieving and he can’t sleep because of the pain. The child Jonah tells his father’s story to a radio broadcast, so he becomes famous all over the country. At the other side of the United States, the journalist Annie is moved and writes him a letter. Then she throws it away, but fate is happily waiting in ambush.
All actors – Tom Hanks, Ross Malinger, Rita Wilson, Victor Garber, Tom Riis Farrell, Carey Lowell, Meg Ryan, Bill Pullman, Le Clanché du Rand, Kevin O'Morrison, David Hyde Pierce, Valerie Wright, Frances Conroy, Tom Tammi, Calvin Trillin, Caroline Aaron, Linda Wallem, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Rosie O'Donnell, Tom McGowan, Steve Mellor, Marguerite Schertle, Dana Ivey, Brian McConnachie, Rob Reiner, Gaby Hoffmann, Matt Smith, Amanda Maher, Barbara Garrick, Victor Morris, Philip Mihalski, Donald J. Lee Jr., Mary A. Kelly, Diane Sokolow, Hannah Cox, Rich Hawkins, Tamara Plank, Michael Badalucco, Jeff Mazzola, Philip Levy, Julie Janney, Tony Zazula, John Boylan, Robert Livingston, Butch Stevenson, Sidney Armus, , Philip Anagnos, Jason Bortz, Chris Byrne, Scott Duthie, Robert Minkoff, William Rossman, Nick Taylor
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  • “Verbal ability is a highly overrated thing in a guy, and it's our pathetic need for it that gets us into so much trouble.”
    Rosie O'Donnell - Becky
    [Tag:men, talking, trouble]
  • “Annie, when you're attracted to someone, it just means that your subconscious is attracted to their subconscious, subconsciously. So what we think of as fate is just two neuroses knowing that they are a perfect match.”
    David Hyde Pierce - Dennis Reed
  • - Sam Baldwin: What is "tiramisu"?
    - Jay: You'll find out.
    - Sam Baldwin: Well, what is it?
    - Jay: You'll see!
    - Sam Baldwin: Some woman is gonna want me to do it to her and I'm not gonna know what it is!

    Tom Hanks - Sam Baldwin
    Rob Reiner - Jay
    [Tag:date, food]
  • “- Jonah Baldwin: Will she scratch up your back?
    - Sam Baldwin: [shocked] What?
    - Jonah Baldwin: In the movies, women are always scratching up the men's back and screaming and stuff when they're having sex.”

    Ross Malinger - Jonah Baldwin
    Tom Hanks - Sam Baldwin
    [Tag:movie, sex, women]
  • “I'll tell you what I'm doing this weekend, I'm getting laid. It's the 1990's and nobody's getting laid. I'm the only man in America who's getting laid this weekend and I haven't been laid that much. Six girls in college, maybe seven.”
    Tom Hanks - Sam Baldwin
    [Tag:sex, weekend]
  • “- Sam Baldwin: I'd much rather just see somebody I like, and get a feeling about them, and ask them if they want to have a drink.
    - Jonah Baldwin: Or a slice of pizza.
    - Sam Baldwin: Not dinner. Not necessarily on the first date because halfway through dinner you could be really sorry you asked them to eat dinner. Whereas if it's just a drink,...” (continue)
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    Tom Hanks - Sam Baldwin
    Ross Malinger - Jonah Baldwin
    [Tag:date, dinner, wooing]
  • “- Dr. Marcia Fieldstone: Tell me what was so special about your wife?
    - Sam Baldwin: Well, how long is your program? Well, it was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together... and I knew it. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home... only to no home I'd...” (continue)
    (continue reading)
    Caroline Aaron - Dr. Marcia Fieldstone
    Tom Hanks - Sam Baldwin
    [Tag:love, wife]
  • “- Annie Reed: Now that was when people knew how to be in love. They knew it! Time, distance... nothing could separate them because they knew. It was right. It was real. It was...
    - Becky: A movie! That's your problem! You don't want to be in love. You want to be in love in a movie.”

    Meg Ryan - Annie Reed
    Rosie O'Donnell - Becky
  • “When a man is a widower why do we say he was widowed? Why don't we say he was widowered?”
    Meg Ryan - Annie Reed
    [Tag:men, widow, words]
  • “- Jonah Baldwin: What do you think happens to someone after they die?
    - Sam Baldwin: I don't know.
    - Jonah Baldwin: Like... do you believe in Heaven?
    - Sam Baldwin: I never did. I mean, the whole idea of an afterlife... But now, I don't know. 'Cause I have these dreams. About your mom. And we have these long talks about you and how you're doing,...” (continue)
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    Ross Malinger - Jonah Baldwin
    Tom Hanks - Sam Baldwin
    [Tag:belief, heaven]
  • “- Sam Baldwin: Didn't you see 'Fatal Attraction'?
    - Jonah Baldwin: You wouldn't let me!
    - Sam Baldwin: Well I saw it and it scared the shit out of me! It scared the shit out of every man in America!”

    Tom Hanks - Sam Baldwin
    Ross Malinger - Jonah Baldwin
    [Tag:fear, movie]
  • “- Jay: Well, this is fate! She's divorced, we don't want to redo the cabinets, and you need a wife. What do they call it when everything intersects?
    - Sam Baldwin: The Bermuda Triangle.”

    Rob Reiner - Jay
    Tom Hanks - Sam Baldwin
    [Tag:fate, name]
  • “Destiny is something we've invented because we can't stand the fact that everything that happens is accidental.”
    Meg Ryan - Annie Reed
    [Tag:destiny, fate]
  • “Look, Annie... I love you. But let's leave that out of this. I don't want to be someone that you're settling for. I don't want to be someone that anyone settles for. Marriage is hard enough without bringing such low expectations into it, isn't it?”
    Bill Pullman - Walter
    [Tag:love, marriage]
  • “It was my mother's. I had them size it down. She had really fat fingers.”

    Bill Pullman - Walter
    [Tag:mother, proposals]
  • “- Co-Worker: It's easier to be killed by a terrorist than it is to find a husband over the age of 40!
    - Annie Reed: That statistic is not true!
    - Becky: That's right it's not true, but it feels true.”

    Meg Ryan - Annie Reed
    Rosie O'Donnell - Becky
  • Mommy got sick. And it happened just like that. There was nothing anybody could do. It isn't fair. There's no reason. But if we startasking why, we'll go crazy.”
    Tom Hanks - Sam Baldwin
    [Tag:disease, mother]