Proof (2005) quotes

Director
John Madden.

Cast
Gwyneth Paltrow.
Anthony Hopkins.
Jake Gyllenhaal.

The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance.

It doesn’t fit me.
– Catherine
Sure it does.
– Hal
You can’t prove it.
– Catherine
I can disprove the opposite.
– Hal

It’s too advanced. I don’t even understand most of it.
– Hal
You think it’s too advanced?
– Catherine
Yes.
– Hal
It’s too advanced for you.
– Catherine
You could not have done this work.
– Hal
But what if I did?
– Catherine
Well, what if?
– Hal
It would be a real disaster for you. Wouldn’t it? You and the other geeks who barely finished their PhD’s, who are marking time doing lame research, bragging about the conferences they go to. Wow. Playing in an awful band and whining that they’re intellectually past it at 26, because they are!
– Catherine

It is forty pages long. I didn’t memorize it. It is not a muffin recipe!
– Catherine

You read a lot of maths.
– Hal
I read Cosmo. It is just a window dressing.
– Catherine

Do you want to go?
– Catherine
I want to stay here with you.
– Hal
Oh.
– Catherine
I want to spend the day with you, if at all possible, I want to spend as much time with you as I can, unless I’m coming on way too strong right now and scaring you, in which case I’ll begin back-pedalling immediately!
– Hal

She was born in Paris in 1776.
– Catherine
Then I definitely never met her.
– Hal

I didn’t find it.
– Catherine
Yes, you did.
– Hal
No, I didn’t
– Catherine
I didn’t find it.
– Hal
I didn’t find it. I wrote it.
– Catherine

I feel like I could crack open, like an egg, or one of those really smelly French cheeses that ooze when you cut them.
– Catherine

It is thirty degrees outside, in the middle of the night. Are you cold?
– Catherine
Of course, I am freezing my ass off
– Robert

What about Claire?
– Robert
She’s not my friend. She’s my sister.
– Catherine