“The NeverEnding Story” quotes

(1984)
Movie The NeverEnding Story
Wolfgang Petersen directed this movie in 1984
Title The NeverEnding Story
Original title Die unendliche Geschichte
Year 1984
Director Wolfgang Petersen
Genre Drama, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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Plot – The mother died and the father is quite distracted, so Bastian reads a lot to keep on dreaming. One of his books,“The NeverEnding Story”, gives him the opportunity to live in the kingdom of Fantasia, which is dying because people stopped dreaming. Bastian saves the Childlike Empress and rides a flying dragon.
All actors – Barret Oliver, Gerald McRaney, Drum Garrett, Darryl Cooksey, Nicholas Gilbert, Thomas Hill, Deep Roy, Tilo Prückner, Moses Gunn, Noah Hathaway, Alan Oppenheimer, Sydney Bromley, Patricia Hayes, Tami Stronach, Beth Anderson, Dee Harris, Frank Lenart, Limahl, Heinz Reincke, Silvia Seidel
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  • “- The Childlike Empress: Bastian. Why don't you do what you dream, Bastian?
    - Bastian: But I can't, I have to keep my feet on the ground!
    - The Childlike Empress: Call my name. Bastian, please! Save us!
    - Bastian: All right! I'll do it! I'll save you! I will do what I dream!”

    Tami Stronach - The Childlike Empress
    Barret Oliver - Bastian Balthazar Bux
  • “Never give up and good luck will find you.”
    Alan Oppenheimer - Falkor
  • “- Atreyu: What is the Nothing?
    - G'mork: It's the emptiness that's left. It's like a despair, destroying this world. And I have been trying to help it.
    - Atreyu: But why?
    - G'mork: Because people who have no hopes are easy to control; and whoever has the control... has the power!”

    Noah Hathaway - Atreyu
    Alan Oppenheimer - G'mork
  • “- Bastian: What is that?
    - The Childlike Empress: One grain of sand. It is all that remains of my vast empire.
    - Bastian: Fantasia has totally disappeared?
    - The Childlike Empress: Yes.
    - Bastian: Then, everything's been in vain.
    - The Childlike Empress: No, it hasn't. Fantasia can arise anew, from your dreams and wishes, Bastian.”

    Barret Oliver - Bastian Balthazar Bux
    Tami Stronach - The Childlike Empress
    [Tag:dreams, wishes]
  • “There's no fool like an old fool!”
    Patricia Hayes - Urgl
    [Tag:madness, old age]
  • “- Carl Conrad Coreander: Your books are safe. While you're reading them, you get to become Tarzan or Robinson Crusoe.
    - Bastian: But that's what I like about 'em.
    - Carl Conrad Coreander: Ahh, but afterwards you get to be a little boy again.
    - Bastian: Wh-what do you mean?
    - Carl Conrad Coreander: Listen. Have you ever been Captain Nemo, trapped...” (continue)
    (continue reading)
    Thomas Hill - Carl Conrad Coreander
    Barret Oliver - Bastian Balthazar Bux
    [Tag:books, reading, safety]
  • “- G'mork: Fantasia has no boundaries.
    - Atreyu: That's not true! You're lying.
    - G'mork: Foolish boy. Don't you know anything about Fantasia? It's the world of human fantasy. Every part, every creature of it, is a piece of the dreams and hopes of mankind. Therefore, it has no boundaries.”

    Alan Oppenheimer - G'mork
    Noah Hathaway - Atreyu
  • “The video arcade is down the street. Here we just sell small rectangular objects. They're called books. They require a little effort on your part, and make no bee-bee-bee-bee-beeps. On your way please.”
    Thomas Hill - Carl Conrad Coreander
    [Tag:books, videogames]
  • “The Sphinxes eyes stay closed, until someone who does not feel his own worth tries to pass by.”
    Sydney Bromley - Engywook
    [Tag:self-esteem]
  • “- Bastian: I know books, I have 186 of them at home.
    - Carl Conrad Coreander: Ah, comic books.
    - Bastian: No, I've read Treasure Island, The Last of the Mohicans, Wizard of Oz, Lord of the Rings, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Tarzan.
    - Carl Conrad Coreander: Whoa whoa whoa, who were you running from?
    - Bastian: Just some kids from school.
    - Carl...” (continue)
    (continue reading)
    Barret Oliver - Bastian Balthazar Bux
    Thomas Hill - Carl Conrad Coreander
    [Tag:bullying, reading]
  • “- Bastian: How many wishes do I get?
    - The Childlike Empress: As many as you want. And the more wishes you make, the more magnificent Fantasia will become.
    - Bastian: Really?
    - The Childlike Empress: Try it.
    - Bastian: My first wish is...”

    Barret Oliver - Bastian Balthazar Bux
    Tami Stronach - The Childlike Empress
    [Tag:wishes]
  • “- Atreyu: You've already brought me the entire 10000 miles?
    - Falkor: No, only 9891.”

    Noah Hathaway - Atreyu
    Alan Oppenheimer - Falkor
    [Tag:traveling]
  • “- Bastian: Why is it so dark?
    - The Childlike Empress: In the beginning, it is always dark.”

    Barret Oliver - Bastian Balthazar Bux
    Tami Stronach - The Childlike Empress
  • “- G'mork: If you come any closer, I will rip you to shreds.
    - Atreyu: Who are you?
    - G'mork: I am G'mork. And you, whoever you are, can have the honor of being my last victim.
    - Atreyu: I will not die easily. I am a warrior!”

    Alan Oppenheimer - G'mork
    Noah Hathaway - Atreyu
  • “- Falkor: I like children.
    - Atreyu: For breakfast?”

    Alan Oppenheimer - Falkor
    Noah Hathaway - Atreyu
    [Tag:children]
  • “Having a luck dragon with you is the only way to go on a quest.”
    Alan Oppenheimer - Falkor
    [Tag:luck, magic]
  • “Bastian made many other wishes, and had many other amazing adventures - before he finally returned to the ordinary world. But that's... another story.”
    Alan Oppenheimer - Narrator
  • “- Engywook: Next is the Magic Mirror Gate. Atreyu has to face his true self.
    - Falkor: So what? That won't be too hard for him.
    - Engywook: Oh, that's what everyone thinks! But kind people find out that they are cruel. Brave men discover that they are really cowards! Confronted by their true selves, most men run away screaming!”

    Sydney Bromley - Engywook
    Alan Oppenheimer - Falkor
  • “- Atreyu: Do you have a cold?
    - Morla, the Ancient One: No, we are allergic to youth.”

    Noah Hathaway - Atreyu
    [Tag:youth]
  • “- Bastian's Father: I got a call from your mathteacher, yesterday. She says that you were drawing horses in your math book.
    - Bastian: Unicorns. They were unicorns.
    - Bastian's Father: What?
    - Bastian: Nothing.”

    Gerald McRaney - Bastian's Father
    Barret Oliver - Bastian Balthazar Bux
  • “A hole would be something. No, it was nothing.”
    Alan Oppenheimer - Rockbiter
    [Tag:nothingness]
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