“The Cider House Rules” quotes(1999)
Plot – Homer is a child without parents and Larch a man without children. Larch has taught Homer everything he needs to know to become a doctor, but nothing of it is right or wrong. All that knowledge hasn't been useful to Homer and now that he's an adult he has to respect his own rules and to make his own choices, risking to lose the only family he has ever had.
All actors – Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Delroy Lindo, Paul Rudd, Michael Caine, Jane Alexander, Kathy Baker, Erykah Badu, Kieran Culkin, Kate Nelligan, Heavy D, K. Todd Freeman, Paz de la Huerta, J.K. Simmons, Evan Parke, Jimmy Flynn, Lonnie Farmer, Erik Per Sullivan, Spencer Diamond, Sean Andrew, John Albano, Skye McCole Bartusiak, Clare Daly, Colin Irving, Annie Corley, Patrick Donnelly, Edie Schechter, Kasey Berry, Mary Bogue, Victoria Stankiewicz, Christine Stevens, Earle C. Batchelder, Norma Fine, John Irving, Eric Bruno Borgman, Kevin Chapman, John H. Tobinshow all
“The Cider House Rules” Quotes 21 quotes
“- Candy Kendall: I just want to sit here and do nothing.
- Homer Wells: To do nothing. It's a great idea, really. Maybe if I just wait and see long enough, then I won't have to do anything or decide anything, you know? I mean, maybe if I'm lucky enough, someone else will decide and choose and do things for me.”
“I'm just tryin' to put things straight. Sometimes, ya gotta break some rules, to put things straight.”
“Do I interfere when absolutely helpless women tell me they simply can't have an abortion - that they simply must go through with having another and yet another orphan? I do not. I do not even recommend. I just give them what they want.”
“I've looked at so many women. I've seen everything, and felt nothing. But when I look at you, it hurts.”
“I thought you were over you adolescence: the first time in our lives when we imagine we have something terrible to hide from those who love us. Do you think it's not obvious to us what's happened to you? You've fallen in love, haven't you? By the way, whatever you're up to can't be too good for your heart. Then again, it's the sort of condition...” (continue)(continue reading)
“They outrageous, them rules. Who live in this cider house? Who grindin' up those apples, pressin' that cider, cleanin' up all this mess? Who just plain live here, just breathin' in that vinegar? Someone who don't live here made those rules. Those rules ain't for us. We are supposed to make our own rules. And we do. Every single day.”
“- Fuzzy: Is your father dead?
- Dr. Wilbur Larch: Cirrhosis. It's a disease of the liver.
- Fuzzy: What, a liver killed him?
- Dr. Wilbur Larch: No, alcohol killed him. He drank himself to death.”
“Yesterday, I learned how to poison mice. Field mice girdle an apple tree; pine mice kill the roots. You use poison oats and poison corn. I know what you have to do. You have to play God. Well, killing mice is as close as I want to come to playing God.”
“I know it's against the law. I ask you, what has the law ever done for this place?”
“- Homer Wells: Just tell me. I'll do whatever you wanna do.
- Candy Kendall: Nothing.
- Homer Wells: Isn't that like waiting and seeing?
- Candy Kendall: No. Nothing's nothing.”
“- Curly: Nobody's asked for me, have they?
- Homer Wells: Nobody special enough, Curly.
- Curly: You mean somebody has?
- Homer Wells: Only the right people can have you.”
“- Dr. Wilbur Larch: She died of secrecy. She died of... ignorance. Homer, did you expect to be responsible for their children, you have to give them the right to decide whether or not to have children. Wouldn't you agree?
- Homer Wells: I'm not excepting people to be responsible enough to control themselves to begin with.”
“- Nurse Angela: There's nothing wrong with your heart.
- Nurse Edna: Dr. Larch wanted to keep you out of the war. That's why he told you it was yours.
- Nurse Angela: He was worried about his own heart. He said it would never stand up to Homer Wells going off to war.”