Quotes for Gilbert Grape Essay

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What’s Eating Gilbert Grape - Character Quotes Quote | Character and theme | Significance to key ideas in the film | You know, you're getting littler, Gilbert. You're getting littler. You're shrinking. | | | Any time now. Arnie can go at any time. Some days you want him to live... some days you don't. | | | And then there's Momma, who in her day... was the prettiest girl in these parts. | | | Is something goin' on at Foodland? -Well, I wouldn't know, sir. | | | I'm not coming down! I'm goin' up there!-I'm gonna take him home. I promise it won't happen again. | | | No, it's not goodbye. It's good night. Goodbye... is for when you're going away, and we're not going anywhere, are we? | | | Tucker, she's a whale! | | | I'm having a party and you're not invited.-Arnie. Don't be rude.-Oh, it's okay. He's just being honest. I don't mind. | | | Arnie, stop it! -Calm down, Momma. Don't get upset.-Dad's dead! Dad's dead! | | | If anybody ever hits you... or even just lays a finger on you, what are you gonna do Arnie? You're gonna tell me, and then I'm gonna take care of it for you, right? | | | Becky's been just about everywhere there is to go. | | | I'm not into that... that whole external beauty thing, you know. | | | We don't really move. I mean, we'd like to, but... my mom is sort of attached to the house. | | | Tell me what you want as fast as it comes to you. Okay, what do you want?-House. I want a new house for the family. I want a... I want Momma... to take aerobics classes. I want Ellen to grow up. I want a new brain for Arnie. I want...-What do you want for you? Just for you? -I want to be a good person. | | | But Bonnie, you have to calm...-My son! Give me my son! | | | Everybody thinks I killed him. Do you?-No. I miss

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