The Sixth Sense (1999) quotes

Director
M. Night Shyamalan.

Cast
Bruce Willis.
Haley Joel Osment.
Toni Collette.

A boy who communicates with spirits that don’t know they’re dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.

I see dead people.
Cole Sear
In your dreams?
Malcolm Crowe
[Cole shakes his head no]
While you’re awake?
Malcolm Crowe
[Cole nods]
Dead people like, in graves? In coffins?
Malcolm Crowe
Walking around like regular people. They don’t see each other. They only see what they want to see. They don’t know they’re dead.
Cole Sear
How often do you see them?
Malcolm Crowe
All the time. They’re everywhere.
Cole Sear

[of his grandmother]
She wanted me to tell you…
Cole Sear
Cole, please stop…
Lynn Sear
She wanted me to tell you she saw you dance. She said, when you were little, you and her had a fight, right before your dance recital. You thought she didn’t come see you dance. She did. She hid in the back so you wouldn’t see. She said you were like an angel. She said you came to the place where they buried her. Asked her a question? She said the answer is… “Every day.” What did you ask?
Cole Sear
Do… Do I make her proud?
Lynn Sear

I’m ready to communicate with you now.
– Cole Sear

Instead of something I want, can it be something I don’t want?
Cole Sear
Okay…
Malcolm Crowe
I don’t wanna be scared anymore.
Cole Sear

[last lines]
[after realizing the time has come for him to move on]
I think I can go now. Just needed to do a couple of things. I needed to help someone; I think I did. And I needed to tell you something: You were never second, ever. I love you. You sleep now. Everything will be different in the morning.
Malcolm Crowe
[in her sleep]
Good night, Malcolm…
Anna Crowe
Good night, sweetheart.
Malcolm Crowe

[after being shot by Vincent Gray]
I think I’m okay really. I think it just went in and out. I… It doesn’t even hurt anymore.
– Malcolm Crowe

Do you know why you’re afraid when you’re alone? I do. I do.
– Vincent Gray

Once upon a time there was this person named Malcolm. He worked with children. He loved it. He loved it more than anything else. And then one night, he found out that he made a mistake with one of them. He couldn’t help that one. And he can’t stop thinking about it, he can’t forget. Ever since then, things have been different. He’s not the same person that he used to be. And his wife doesn’t like the person that he’s become. They barely speak anymore, they’re like strangers. And then one day Malcolm meets this wonderful little boy, a really cool little boy. Reminds him a lot of the other one. And Malcolm decides to try and help this new boy. ‘Cause he feels that if he can help this new boy, it would be like helping that other one too.
Malcolm Crowe
How does the story end?
Cole Sear
I don’t know.
Malcolm Crowe

You know the accident up there?
Cole Sear
Yeah.
Lynn Sear
Someone got hurt.
Cole Sear
They did?
Lynn Sear
A lady. She died.
Cole Sear
Oh, my god. What, you can see her?
Lynn Sear
Yes.
Cole Sear
Where is she?
Lynn Sear
Standing next to my window.
Cole Sear
Cole, you’re scaring me.
Lynn Sear
They scare me too sometimes.
Cole Sear
They?
Lynn Sear
Ghosts.
Cole Sear

 

Grandma says hi.
Cole Sear
[Lynn looks up sharply]
She says she’s sorry for taking the bumblebee pendant. She just likes it a lot.
Cole Sear

Look at my face; I was not thinking anything bad about you.
– Lynn Sear

Tell me the story about why you’re sad.
Cole Sear
You think I’m sad?
Malcolm Crowe
[Cole nods]
What makes you think that?
Malcolm Crowe
Your eyes told me.
Cole Sear

[when Cole comes to Lynn to ask to sleep in her bed]
Look at my face; I’m not very mad.
– Lynn Sear