“Sliding Doors” quotes

Movie Sliding Doors
Title Sliding Doors
Year 1998
Director Peter Howitt
Genre Drama, Comedy, Fantasy
Plot – Helen is having the usual hard luck: she gets immediately fired, because she is late; once she’s home, her man is cheating on her. It’s a bad day for Helen: she’s fired and accused of having stolen several bottles of vodka. She hops off the subway and arrives home: her man is taking a shower, while his lover has just left.
All actors – Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah, John Lynch, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Zara Turner, Douglas McFerran, Paul Brightwell, Nina Young, Virginia McKenna, Kevin McNally, Terry English, Paul Stacey, Peter Howitt, Joanna Roth, Neil Stuke, Theresa Kartell, Evelyn Duah, Linda Broughton, Charlotte Fryer, Pip Miller, Christopher Villiers, Merryn Jones, Ella Jones, Julie McDowell, , David Burrows-Sutcliffe, Carlton Jarvis, Barry Lee-Thomas, Tim Packham, Alex Reid, Vivienne Soan
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  • “Gerry, I'm a woman! We don't say what we want! But we reserve the right to get pissed off if we don't get it. That's what makes us so fascinating! And not a little bit scary.”
    Jeanne Marie Tripplehorn - Lydia
    [Tag:charm, fear, women]
  • I must say, being friends with you certainly makes the wait for the next episode of "Seinfeld" much easier to bear.
    Douglas McFerran - Russell
  • “- James: What are you doing two weeks on Saturday?
    - Helen: Probably killing myself.
    - James: Excellent. What time does that finish? Do you like boats?”

    John Hannah - James
    Gwyneth Paltrow - Helen
  • “Lydia's becoming more and more demanding and you feel bad because Helen's working night and day to keep the money coming in. But you've asked Helen to come on a research trip to Dorset with you, knowing that she wouldn't be able to... to cover up the fact that you're really taking Lydia. And despite the fact that Lydia gave you an out on the...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Douglas McFerran - Russell
    [Tag:choice, morality]
  • “- Helen: James. Maybe I shouldn't be here. I'm sorry, I'm not being fair. You know, under normal circumstances, etcetera... You're really nice and funny. My friend Anna thinks you're cute...
    - James: Wait. Wait! Your friend Anna thinks I'm cute? Your friend Anna thinks I'm cute? Shit, I just blew, wait, two eighty-five on the wrong girl!”

    Gwyneth Paltrow - Helen
    John Hannah - James
    [Tag:feeling, money, women]
  • - James: Cheer up. Remember what the Monty Python boys say.
    - Helen: "Always look on the bright side of life"?
    - James: No, "Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition".

    John Hannah - James
    Gwyneth Paltrow - Helen
  • “One, you're still counting how long you've been apart in days, and probably hours and minute, but the big flashing red light way of telling you're not really over someone is when you're still reading their horoscope in the hope that they're going to get wiped out in some freak napalming incident.”

    Zara Turner - Anna
  • “- Russell: You want my opinion?
    - Gerry: Will I like it?
    - Russell: Well, of course not! It'll be based in reality.”

    Douglas McFerran - Russell
    John Lynch - Gerry
    [Tag:opinions, reality]
  • “I'm trying to be your girlfriend Gerry! I'm trying to win you back! I'm standing on the platform at Limbo Central with my heart and soul packed in my suitcase waiting for the Gerry Fucking Express to roll in and tell me that my ticket is still valid and that I may reboard the train. Only the station announcer keeps coming on and telling me that...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Jeanne Marie Tripplehorn - Lydia
  • “I come home and catch you up to your nuts in Lady Shagging Godiva!”

    Gwyneth Paltrow - Helen
    [Tag:cheating, sex]
  • “If it makes you feel any better... do you see that bloke over there? Not only does he own a personalized matching set of crocodile-skin luggage, but his favorite TV program is Baywatch. So you see there's always someone sadder than you.”

    John Hannah - James
  • “Everything happens for the best. You'll never know if you don't try.”
    John Hannah - James
    [Tag:daring, optimism]
  • “I was getting a bit choked up with all the testosterone flying about the place. Best I get out before I start growing a penis.”

    Gwyneth Paltrow - Helen
  • Everybody's born knowing all the Beatles lyrics instinctively. They're passed into the fetus subconsciously along with all the amniotic stuff. Fact, they should be called "The Fetals".
    John Hannah - James
    [Tag:birth, musicians]
  • Haircut suits you, by the way. No, it does, it does! No gag. "Never make a joke about a woman's hair, clothes or menstrual cycles", page one.
    John Hannah - James
    [Tag:hair, period, women]