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“Sometimes I wish I had never met you, because then I could go to sleep at night not knowing there was someone like you out there.”
Gus Van Sant, Good Will Hunting
“So if I asked you about art, you'd probably give me the skinny on every art book ever written. Michelangelo, you know a lot about him. Life's work, political aspirations, him and the pope, sexual orientations, the whole works, right? But I'll bet you can't tell me what it smells like in the Sistine Chapel. You've never actually stood there and looked up at that beautiful ceiling; seen that. If I ask you about women, you'd probably give me a syllabus about your personal favorites. You may have even been laid a few times. But you can't tell me what it feels like to wake up next to a woman and feel truly happy. You're a tough kid. And I'd ask you about war, you'd probably throw Shakespeare at me, right, "once more unto the breach dear friends." But you've never been near one. You've never held your best friend's head in your lap, watch him gasp his last breath looking to you for help. I'd ask you about love, you'd probably quote me a sonnet. But you've never looked at a woman and been totally vulnerable. Known someone that could level you with her eyes, feeling like God put an angel on earth just for you. Who could rescue you from the depths of hell. And you wouldn't know what it's like to be her angel, to have that love for her, be there forever, through anything, through cancer. And you wouldn't know about sleeping sitting up in the hospital room for two months, holding her hand, because the doctors could see in your eyes, that the terms "visiting hours" don't apply to you. You don't know about real loss, 'cause it only occurs when you've loved something more than you love yourself. And I doubt you've ever dared to love anybody that much. And look at you... I don't see an intelligent, confident man... I see a cocky, scared shitless kid. But you're a genius Will. No one denies that. No one could possibly understand the depths of you. But you presume to know everything about me because you saw a painting of mine, and you ripped my fucking life apart. You're an orphan right?
[Will nods]
Sean: You think I know the first thing about how hard your life has been, how you feel, who you are, because I read Oliver Twist? Does that encapsulate you? Personally... I don't give a shit about all that, because you know what, I can't learn anything from you, I can't read in some fuckin' book. Unless you want to talk about you, who you are. Then I'm fascinated. I'm in. But you don't want to do that do you sport? You're terrified of what you might say. Your move, chief.”
Ben Affleck, Good Will Hunting
“You wasted $150,000 on an education you coulda got for $1.50 in late fees at the public library.”
Matt Damon, Good Will Hunting
“You don't know about real loss, 'cause it only occurs when you've loved something more than you love yourself. And I doubt you've ever dared to love anybody that much.”
Matt Damon, Good Will Hunting
tags: truth
“Will: What do I wanna way outta here for? I'm gonna live here the rest of my fuckin' life. We'll be neighbors, have little kids, take 'em to Little League up at Foley Field.

Chuckie: Look, you're my best friend, so don't take this the wrong way but, in 20 years if you're still livin' here, comin' over to my house, watchin' the Patriots games, workin' construction, I'll fuckin' kill ya. That's not a threat, that's a fact, I'll fuckin' kill ya.

Will: What the fuck you talkin' about?

Chuckie: You got somethin' none of us have...

Will: Oh, come on! What? Why is it always this? I mean, I fuckin' owe it to myself to do this or that. What if I don't want to?

Chuckie: No. No, no no no. Fuck you, you don't owe it to yourself man, you owe it to me. Cuz tomorrow I'm gonna wake up and I'll be 50, and I'll still be doin' this shit. And that's all right. That's fine. I mean, you're sittin' on a winnin' lottery ticket. And you're too much of a pussy to cash it in, and that's bullshit. 'Cause I'd do fuckin' anything to have what you got. So would any of these fuckin' guys. It'd be an insult to us if you're still here in 20 years. Hangin' around here is a fuckin' waste of your time.”
Ben Affleck, Good Will Hunting
“Sometimes I wish I had never met you, because then I could go to sleep at night not knowing there was someone like you out there.”
Ben Affleck, Good Will Hunting
“Sean: Yeah? You got a lady now?

Will: Yeah, I went on a date last week.

Sean: How'd it go?

Will: Fine.

Sean: Well, are you going out again?

Will: I don't know.

Sean: Why not?

Will: Haven't called her.

Sean: Jesus Christ, you are an amateur.

Will: I know what I'm doing. She's different from the other girls I met. We have a really good time. She's smart, beautiful, fun...

Sean: So Christ, call her up.

Will: Why? So I can realize she's not so smart. That she's boring. You don't get it. Right now she's perfect, I don't want to ruin that.

Sean: And right now you're perfect too. Maybe you don't want to ruin that. Well, I think that's a great philosophy Will, that way you can go through your entire life without ever having to really know anybody. My wife used to turn the alarm clock off in her sleep. I was late for work all the time because in the middle of the night she'd roll over and turn the damn thing off. Eventually I got a second clock and put it under my side of the bed, but it got to where she was gettin' to that one too. She was afraid of the dark, so the closet light was on all night. Thing kept me up half the night. Eventually I'd fall asleep, out of sheer exhaustion and not wake up when I was supposed to cause she'd have already gotten to my alarms. My wife's been dead two years, Will. And when I think about her, those are the things I think about most. Little idiosyncrasies that only I knew about. Those made her my wife. And she had the goods on me too. Little things I do out of habit. People call these things imperfections Will. It's just who we are. And we get to choose who we're going to let into out weird little worlds. You're not perfect. And let me save you the suspense, this girl you met isn't either. The question is, whether or not you're perfect for each other. You can know everything in the world, but the only way you're findin' that one out is by giving it a shot. You sure won't get the answer from an old fucker like me. And even if I did know, I wouldn't tell you.

Will: Why not? You told me every other fuckin' thing. You talk more than any shrink I ever met.

Sean: I teach this shit, I didn't say I knew how to do it.

Will: You ever think about gettin' remarried?

Sean: My wife's dead.

Will: Hence, the word remarried.

Sean: My wife's dead.

Will: Well I think that's a wonderful philosophy, Sean. That way you can go through the rest of your life without having to really know anyone.

Sean: Time's up.”
Matt Damon, Good Will Hunting
“See, the sad thing about a guy like you is, in 50 years you're gonna start doin' some thinkin' on your own and you're going to come up with the fact that there are two certainties in life: one, don't do that, and two, you dropped 150 grand on a fuckin' education you could have got for a dollar fifty in late charges at the public library!”
Ben Affleck, Good Will Hunting
“Will: I read your book last night.
Sean: So you're the one.”
Ben Affleck, Good Will Hunting
“Will: Do you ever wonder what your life would be like if you never met your wife?

Sean: What? Do I wonder if I'd be better off if I never met my wife? No, that's okay. It's an important question. 'Cause you'll have your bad times, which wake you up to the good stuff you weren't paying attention to. And you can fail, as long as you're trying hard. But there's nothing worse than regret.

Will: You don't regret meetin' your wife?

Sean: Why? Because of the pain I feel now? I have regrets Will, but I don't regret a single day I spent with her.

Will: When did you know she was the one?

Sean: October 21, 1975. Game six of the World Series. Biggest game in Red Sox history. Me and my friends slept out on the sidewalk all night to get tickets. We were sitting in a bar waiting for the game to start and in walks this girl. What a game that was. Tie game in the bottom of the tenth inning, in steps Carlton Fisk, hit a long fly ball down the left field line. Thirty-five thousand fans on their feet, screamin' at the ball to stay fair. Fisk is runnin' up the baseline, wavin' at the ball like a madman. It hits the foul pole, home run. Thirty-five thousand people went crazy. And I wasn't one of them.

Will: Where were you?

Sean: I was havin' a drink with my future wife.

Will: You missed Pudge Fisk's home run to have a drink with a woman you had never met?

Sean: That's right.

Will: So wait a minute. The Red Sox haven't won a World Series since nineteen eighteen, you slept out for tickets, games gonna start in twenty minutes, in walks a girl you never seen before, and you give your ticket away?

Sean: You should have seen this girl. She lit up the room.

Will: I don't care if Helen of Troy walked into that bar! That's game six of the World Series! And what kind of friends are these? They let you get away with that?

Sean: I just slid my ticket across the table and said "sorry fellas, I gotta go see about a girl."

Will: "I gotta go see about a girl"? What did they say?

Sean: They could see that I meant it.

Will: You're kiddin' me.

Sean: No Will, I'm not kiddin' you. If I had gone to see that game I'd be in here talkin' about a girl I saw at a bar twenty years ago. And how I always regretted not goin' over there and talkin' to her. I don't regret the eighteen years we were married. I don't regret givin' up counseling for six years when she got sick. I don't regret being by her side for the last two years when things got real bad. And I sure as Hell don't regret missing that damn game.

Will: Would have been nice to catch that game though.

Sean: Well hell, I didn't know Pudge was gonna hit the home run.”
Matt Damon, Good Will Hunting
“Sean: Do you think you're alone?

Will: What?

Sean: Do you have a soul-mate?

Will: Define that.

Sean: Someone who challenges you in every way. Who takes you places, opens things up for you. A soul-mate.

Will: Yeah. Shakespeare, Nietzsche, Frost, O'Connor, Chaucer, Pope, Kant…

Sean: They're all dead.

Will: Not to me, they're not.

Sean: But you can't give back to them, Will.

Will: Not without a heater and some serious smelling salts, no…

Sean: That's what I'm saying, Will. You'll never have that kind of relationship in a world where you're afraid to take the first step because all you're seeing are the negative things that might happen ten miles down the road.”
Matt Damon, Good Will Hunting
“Не си понасял истинска загуба. Тя е възможна, само когато обичаш
друг повече от себе си. Съмнявам се, че си се осмелявал толкова да обичаш някого.”
Matt Damon, Good Will Hunting
“Morgan: How fuckin' retarded do you have to be to get shit-canned from that job? How hard is it to push a fuckin' broom?
Chuckie: You got fired from pushing a broom, you little bitch.
Morgan: Yah, that was different. Management was restructurin'.
Billy: Yah, restructurin' the amount of retards they had workin' for them.”
Matt Damon, Good Will Hunting
“Well, look, I have to go. Gotta' get up early and waste some more money on my overpriced education.”
Matt Damon, Good Will Hunting
“Chuckie: My Uncle Marty. Will knows him. That guy fuckin' drinks like you've never seen! One night he was drivin' back to his house on I-93. Statie pulls him over.

All: Oh shit.

Chuckie: Guy's tryin' to walk the line but he can't even fuckin' stand up, and so my uncle's gonna spend a night in jail. Just then there's this fuckin' BOOM like fifty yards down the road. Some guy's car hit a tree.

Morgan: Some other guy?

Chuckie: Yeah, he was probably drunker than my Uncle, who fuckin' knows? So the cop goes "Stay here" And he goes runnin' down the highway to deal with the other crash. So, my Uncle Marty's standin' on the side of the road for a little while, and he's so fuckin' lit, that he forgets what he's waitin' for. So he goes, "Fuck it." He gets in his car and drives home.

Morgan: Holy shit.

Chuckie: So in the morning, there's a knock on the door it's the Statie. So my Uncle's like, "Is there a problem?" And the Statie's like "I pulled you over and you took off." And my Uncle's like "I never seen you before in my life, I been home all night with my kids." And Statie's like "Let me get in your garage!" So he's like "All right, fine." He takes around the garage and opens the door and the Statie's cruiser is in my Uncle's garage.

All: No way! You're kiddin'!

Chuckie: No, he was so hammered that he drove the police cruiser home. Fuckin' lights and everything!

Morgan: Did your Uncle get arrested?

Chuckie: The fuckin' Trooper was so embarrassed he didn't do anything. The fuckin' guy had been drivin' around in my Uncle's car all night lookin' for the house.”
Matt Damon, Good Will Hunting
“Skylar: There was this Irish guy, walking down the beach one day. And he comes across a bottle, and this Genie pops out. The genie turns to the Irishman and says "You've released me from my prison, so I'll grant you three wishes." The Irish guy thinks for a minute and says "What I really want is a pint of Guiness that never empties." And POOF! A bottle appears. He slams it down, and lo and behold it fills back up again. Well, the Irish guy can't believe it. He drinks it again, and again BOOM! It fills back up. So, while the Irish guy is marveling at his good fortune, the Genie is getting impatient, because it's hot and he wants to get on with his freedom. He says "Let's go, you have two more wishes." The Irish guy slams his drink again, it fills back up, he's still amazed. The Genie can't take it anymore. He says "Buddy, I'm boiling out here. What are your other two wishes?" The Irish guy looks at his drink, looks at the Genie and says... "I guess I'll have two more of these.”
Matt Damon, Good Will Hunting
“Du bist nur ein Kind. Du hast nicht die blasseste Ahnung wovon du eigentlich sprichst.... Fragen zur Kunst würdest du mit einem Vortrag über Bücher zu diesem Thema beantworten. Michelangelo - Du wirst alles wissen. Sein Lebenswerk kennst du, seine Ansichten, sein Verhältnis zum Papst, seine sexuellen Neigungen, einfach alles. Aber ich wette du kannst mir nicht sagen wonach es in der sixtinischen Kapelle riecht. Du bist nie da gewesen und hast diese wunderbare Decke gesehen - dort oben. - Bei Fragen über Frauen hältst du bestimmt einen Vortrag darüber wie sie sein müssten. Vielleicht hast du auch schon 1 oder 2 im Bett gehabt. Aber du kannst mir nicht sagen wie es ist, neben einer Frau aufzuwachen und sich glücklich zu fühlen. Du bist cool drauf. Und wenn ich dich auf den Krieg ansprechen würde kämst du mir vielleicht mit Shakespeare "Noch einmal stürmt, noch einmal stürmt, Freunde" ...Du hast aber keine Freunde. Du hast nie den Kopf eines Freundes gehalten und musstest mit ansehen wie er dich mit den Augen anfleht während er stirbt. - Wenn's um die Liebe geht, zitierst du wahrscheinlich ein Sonett. Hast dich aber beim Anblick einer Frau noch nie wehrlos gefühlt, weil sie dich mit den Augen in ihren Bann gezogen hat, wo du dann das Gefühl hast, Gott hat dir einen Engel geschickt, der dich aus den tiefen der Hölle rettet... für den auch du mal der Engel wirst. Du kennst einfach nicht das Gefühl für jemanden da zu sein, komme was wolle... wie etwa Krebs. Du weißt nicht wie das ist, 2 Monate lang am Krankenbett einer Frau zu sitzen und ihre Hand zu halten.... Die Ärzte erkennen an deinem Blick, dass das Wort "Besuchszeit" für dich keine Bedeutung hat. Du weißt nicht was ein wirklicher Verlust ist, denn das lernst du nur, wenn du jemanden mehr liebst als dich selbst. Ich bezweifle, dass du dich je getraut hast einen Menschen so zu lieben.....Wenn ich dich so anschaue, dann sehe ich keinen intelligenten, selbstbewussten Mann, ich sehe ein überhebliches Kind das die Hosen gestrichen voll hat." (Sean Maguire)”
Gus Van Sant, Good Will Hunting
“Du glaubst alles über mich zu wissen. Und bloß weil du ein Aquarell von mir gesehen hast zerfetzt du mein scheiß Leben in Stücke. Du bist ohne Eltern aufgewachsen, stimmt's. Meinst Du, ich weiß auch nur irgendetwas darüber wie Dein Leben verlaufen ist, was in Dir vorgeht, wer Du bist, nur weil ich mal "Oliver Twist" gelesen hab? Bist Du darin beschrieben worden? Mir persönlich ist das scheiß egal, denn weißt du was, ich könnte von Dir nichts erfahren was ich nicht auch in irgendeinem scheiß Buch nachlesen könnte... es sei denn du erzählst über dich selbst, wer du bist. Das würde mich faszinieren, da bin ich dabei. Aber du hast keine Lust, stimmt's..? Du hast Angst vor dem Ergebnis....”
Gus Van Sant, Good Will Hunting
“Morgan: How fuckin' retarded do you have to be to get shit-canned from that job? How hard is it to push a fuckin' broom?

Chuckie: You got fired from pushing a broom, you little bitch.

Morgan: Yah, that was different. Management was restructurin'.

Billy: Yah, restructurin' the amount of retards they had workin' for them.”
Matt Damon, Good Will Hunting
“You're just a boy. You don't have the faintest idea what you're talking about. You've never been out of Boston. So if I asked you about art you could give me the skinny on every art book ever written...Michelangelo? You know a lot about him I bet. Life's work, criticisms, political aspirations. But you couldn't tell me what it smells like in the Sistine Chapel. You've never stood there and looked up at that beautiful ceiling. And if I asked you about women I'm sure you could give me a syllabus of your personal favorites, and maybe you've been laid a few times too. But you couldn't tell me how it feels to wake up next to a woman and be truly happy. If I asked you about war you could refer me to a bevy of fictional and non-fictional material, but you've never been in one. You've never held your best friend's head in your lap and watched him draw his last breath, looking to you for help. And if I asked you about love I'd get a sonnet, but you've never looked at a woman and been truly vulnerable. Known that someone could kill you with a look. That someone could rescue you from grief. That God had put an angel on Earth just for you. And you wouldn't know how it felt to be her angel. To have the love be there for her forever. Through anything, through cancer. You wouldn't know about sleeping sitting up in a hospital room for two months holding her hand and not leaving because the doctors could see in your eyes that the term "visiting hours" didn't apply to you. And you wouldn't know about real loss, because that only occurs when you lose something you love more than yourself, and you've never dared to love anything that much. I look at you and I don't see an intelligent confident man, I don't see a peer, and I don't see my equal. I see a boy.”
Matt Damon, Good Will Hunting