Carol (2015) quotes

Director
Todd Haynes.

Cast
Cate Blanchett.
Rooney Mara.
Sarah Paulson.

An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York.

My angel. Flung out of space.
– Carol Aird

I never looked like that.
– Carol Aird

Just when you think it can’t get any worse, you run out of cigarettes.
– Carol Aird

I love you.
– Carol Aird

Dearest. There are no accidents and he would have found us one way or another. Everything comes full circle. Be grateful it was sooner rather than later. You’ll think it harsh of me to say so, but no explanation I offer will satisfy you. Please don’t be angry when I tell you that you seek resolutions and explanations because you’re young. But you will understand this one day. And when it happens, I want you to imagine me there to greet you, our lives stretched out ahead of us, a perpetual sunrise. But until then, there must be no contact between us. I have much to do, and you, my darling, even more. Please believe that I would do anything to see you happy. So, I do the only thing I can… I release you.
– Carol Aird

I should have said “Therese, wait”…
– Carol Aird

What you do on Sundays?
– Carol Aird
Nothing in particular. What do you do?
– Therese Belivet
Nothing lately. Maybe you’d like to come visit me some time. You’re welcome to. At least there’s some pretty country around where I live. Would you like to come visit me this Sunday?
– Carol Aird
Yes.
– Therese Belivet
What a strange girl you are.
– Carol Aird
Why?
– Therese Belivet
Flung out of space.
– Carol Aird

Well, that’s that.
– Carol Aird

No.
– Richard Semco
But you’ve heard of it.
– Therese Belivet
Of course. I mean, have I heard of people like that? Sure.
– Richard Semco
I don’t mean people like that. I just mean two people who fall in love with each other. Say, a boy and a boy. Out of the blue.
– Therese Belivet
I don’t know anyone like that. But I’ll tell you this: there’s always some reason for it, in the background.
– Richard Semco
So you don’t think it could just… happen to somebody. To anybody.
– Therese Belivet
No. I don’t. What are you saying? Are you in love with a girl?
– Richard Semco
No.
– Therese Belivet

Wine makes me feel naughty; but, in a good way.
– Therese Belivet

I never asked you for anything. Maybe that’s the problem.
– Therese Belivet

Now what happened with Therese… I wanted. And I will not deny it.
– Carol Aird

You smell good.
– Harge Aird
You’re drunk.
– Carol Aird

Why don’t you seat?
– Fred Haymes
Why is it people think you take bad news better if you’re sitting down?
– Carol Aird

Is that what you want to be? A photographer?
– Carol Aird
I think so. If I have any talent for it.
– Therese Belivet
Isn’t that something other people let you know you have? All you can do is keep working. Use what feels right. Throw away the rest.
– Carol Aird

You miss Richard?
– Carol Aird
No. I haven’t thought about him all day. Or of home, really.
– Therese Belivet

My suitcase! WHERE’S MY FUCKING SUITCASE?
– Carol Aird

Don’t be daft.
– Carol Aird