Downsizing (2007) quotes

Director
Alexander Payne.

Cast
Matt Damon.
Christoph Waltz.
Hong Chau.

A social satire in which a man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to live in wealth and splendor.

Dave? That’s Dave, Dave Johnson.
– Paul Safranek
Hi, everybody.
– Dave Johnson
And Carol. He never struck me as the kind of guy who’d go get small. Wow.
– Paul Safranek
No.
– Audrey Safranek

What kind of fuck you give me? What kind? American people, eight kind of fuck. Love fuck, hate fuck, sex-only fuck, break-up fuck, make-up fuck, drunk fuck, buddy fuck, pity fuck.
– Ngoc Lan Tran

Nature is such a patient sculptor – grinding a tiny bit each day slowly, slowly for thousands of years to make such a supremely beautiful thing.
– Dr. Jorgen Asbjørnsen
What a waste. What a dreadful waste.
– Dr. Jorgen Asbjørnsen

He never struck me as the kind of guy who’d go get small. Wow!
– Paul Safranek

Friends tell friends the truth. Okay, maybe sometimes I’m a little bit asshole, but the world needs assholes. Otherwise where would shit go out.
– Dusan Mirkovic

If I don’t do this, who am I? I mean, really. Who am I?
– Paul Safranek
You Paul Safranek. You good man!
– Ngoc Lan Tran

Oh, well, jeez, let’s see, um… You don’t buy as many products,you’re not paying as much sales tax,some of you aren’t even paying any income tax.I mean, you’re not reallyparticipating in our economy, are you?
– Drunk Guy at Bar

When you know death comes soon, you look around things more close.
– Ngoc Lan Tran

So the decision to…
– Paul Safranek
Downsizing, it takes the pressure right off. Especially money pressure. We live like kings.
– Dave Johnson

Can I get a normal-sized beer for a normal-sized guy?
– Drunk Guy at Bar

Yes, maybe I am a little bit asshole, but the world needs assholes. Otherwise where would the shit go out?
– Dusan Mirkovic