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Secretary (2002 film) Quotes

Secretary (2002 film) is a television program that first aired in 1970 . Secretary ended in 1970.

It features Andrew Fierberg as producer, Angelo Badalamenti in charge of musical score, and Steven Fierberg as head of cinematography.

Secretary (2002 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Secretary (2002 film) is 111 minutes long. Secretary (2002 film) is distributed by Lions Gate Films.

The cast includes: James Spader as E. Edward Grey, Maggie Gyllenhaal as Lee, Stephen McHattie as Burt Holloway, Patrick Bauchau as Dr. Twardon, Jeremy Davies as Peter, and Lesley Ann Warren as Joan Holloway.

Secretary (2002 film) Quotes

Maggie Gyllenhaal as Lee

  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Why are you here?"
  • (Lesley Ann Warren) "I'm just waiting for you, honey."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "But I'm here for five more hours."
  • (Lesley Ann Warren) "I know."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "You're different than you were in high school, Peter."
  • (Jeremy Davies) "I -- I changed."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "What happened?"
  • (Jeremy Davies) "I had a nervous breakdown."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Me, too. Sort of."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Each cut, each scar, each burn, a different mood or time. I told him what the first one was. I told him where the second one came from. I remembered them all. And for the first time in my life, I felt beautiful. Finally part of the earth. I touched the soil, and he loved me back."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "I got out of the institution on the day of my sister's wedding. I had started to get used to the place. Breakfast at 8:00, classes at 2:00. Therapy at 4:00, and asleep by 10:00."
  • (Patrick Bauchau) "You can call me any time, Lee. I will always try to be of help to you."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Inside, life was simple."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Thank you, Dr. Twardon."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "For that reason, I was reluctant to go."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Mr. Grey."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Cock. Place your prick in my mouth. Screw me."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Mayonnaise. Orchid. Oh, Mr. Grey."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Edward."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "I have something to say to you."
  • (James Spader) "Lee."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "I love you."
  • (James Spader) "Lee, you should not be here."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "I love you."
  • (James Spader) "I'm sorry, but I don't believe that to be true."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Well, it is true. It is."
  • (James Spader) "This matter was resolved when I received your cancelled severance check."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "I love you."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "After he turned me away from his house, he put me back at my old desk, and he just stopped doing it. He threw out all his red pens. I kept making typos, but he just treated me like a regular old secretary. After a while, I began to wonder if that's all I was."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Hi."
  • (James Spader) "Hi."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Are you the lawyer?"
  • (James Spader) "Oh. Uh -- Yes."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "I'm sorry. I'll just come back later."
  • (James Spader) "No. No, stay."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "'My flowers had just about given up in despair, so with the exception of a few potted plants from the florist, we're flowerless for the first Spring in years.'"
  • (Paralegal) "So you're the new secretary?"
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Yeah."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Excuse me. What exactly is a paralegal?"
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "I opened the envelope the second I got home. It was a check for $680. More than he actually owed me. It occurred to me to tear up the check, but I didn't. I felt like I was doing the right thing. And I didn't tell anybody about any of it. I pretended to go to work as usual, and watched his office from across the street. He hired a new girl and changed the locks on the doors. There was just nothing for me to do about it. My doctor at the institution once said, 'Every journey begins with the first step.' So I decided it was time to meet someone new."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "There was one who tried to grab and pinch my nipples before we even made it to his car."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Hi."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Another guy kept ordering me to pee on his patio, and when I refused, he said --"
  • (Second Date) "I thought you were a masochist?"
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Then there was the one who liked being tied to a gas stove while the burners were on full blast, and I had to throw tomatoes at him."
  • (Tomato Date) "Thank you."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "For a while I just stopped trying and stayed at home, helping dad adjust to his new sobriety. Until one day, out of the blue, Peter proposed marriage to me in the basement of JCPenney's. I think I said yes because I didn't know what else to do."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "All our activities melted into an everyday sort of life until we looked like any other couple you would see."
  • (James Spader) "Turn that over, yes. Just pull it tight. Now, these pillows like to be stacked. Largest to smallest."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "We had a June wedding, by ourselves at the Justice of the Peace."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Then, we honeymooned in the mountains. We only had the weekend because Edward had to get back to work."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "That's a pretty tie. But I guess you won't be golfing today."
  • (James Spader) "What?"
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Your tie. It has golfers on it."
  • (James Spader) "Right."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "My lawyer's representing a woman who's suing her boss for sexual harassment."
  • (Jessica) "Is he a good lawyer?"
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "He's the best."
  • (Lee's Sister) "'He's the best.'"
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "When my accident happened, we were in the kitchen. And my back was to her. Upstairs, my dad was just leaving for work at Havis Department Store. Because there was a limited amount of time that my mom's back was turned -- I slipped and cut too deep. I'm not sure how I could have misjudged. I've been doing it since seventh grade."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "I took a shortcut through Hawkins Park, and it was as if I'd never taken a walk by myself before. And when I thought about it, I realized I probably never had taken a walk alone. But because he had given me the permission to do this, because he insisted on it. I felt held by him as I walked alone. I felt he was with me. At the same time, I was feeling something was growing in Mr. Grey. An intimate tendril creeping from one of his darker areas, nursed on the feeling that he had discovered something about me. The next day, I didn't even bring my cuticle scissors and my iodine. But I did make another typing mistake."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "In one way or another, I've always suffered. I didn't know why, exactly. But I do know that I'm not so scared of suffering now. I feel more than I've ever felt, and I've found someone to feel with, to play with, to love, in a way that feels right for me. I hope he knows that I can see that he suffers, too. And that I want to love him."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Cosmo's advice for getting your man to share his feelings more intimately is to first try some breezy humor. Whatever you do, don't jump too quickly into relationship talk."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Hello. You have reached the office of Mr. E. Edward Grey. Please leave your message and the time you called, along with your phone number and the best time to reach you --"
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "And we -- will get back to you as soon as possible. We."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Secretary."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "I've read that if you wear that kind of underwear, that it squeezes -- um, your things."
  • (Jeremy Davies) "Balls."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Yes."
  • (Jeremy Davies) "Balls? My grapes."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Your grapes?"
  • (Jeremy Davies) "My --"
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Your testicles. Your sperm gets squozen, and then you can't have babies, and I thought that you said you wanted to have babies. There you go, I said it."
  • (Jeremy Davies) "To babies. To diapers. To diaper rash."
  • (Jeremy Davies) "To breast-feeding. And to crying."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "I have never had a job before, but I can assure you that I am very excited for this opportunity. Thank you. Oh, well, I don't have any references yet. But I think the Municipal Tax Office would be a wonderful place to begin -- My career."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "'Secretary.'"
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Where did you go to high school? What was your mother like? What was her name? What did it say under your senior yearbook? Who was your first love? When did your heart first get broken? Where were you born?"
  • (James Spader) "Des Moines, Iowa."

Jeremy Davies as Peter

  • (Jeremy Davies) "Some people, right, have to wash something as soon as they've worn it. You know, for, like, half a day."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Yes."
  • (Jeremy Davies) "And then you got your more laid-back folk who just, you know, maybe they'll wash their stuff when it's dirty."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Which kind are you?"
  • (Jeremy Davies) "I'm the type of guy who wants to get married and have a kid."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "I wash my clothes just when they're dirty."
  • (Jeremy Davies) "Are you happy to be home? I mean, are you 'happy' to be home?"
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "I don't know."
  • (Jeremy Davies) "I know what you mean."
  • (Jeremy Davies) "Are you doing something sexual right now?"
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Does this look sexual to you?"
  • (Jeremy Davies) "I don't know, Lee. Why don't you move your hands?"
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Because I don't want to."
  • (Jeremy Davies) "What are you -- what are you doing? Lee, I don't -- I don't know what the deal is with --"
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "I'm sorry, I'm going to have to ask you to leave."
  • (Jeremy Davies) "I'm your fiancé, Lee."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "You are trespassing. You are making an unwarranted incursion, a gradual or stealthy entrance into the square of another."

James Spader as E. Edward Grey

  • (James Spader) "I like you, Lee, but I don't think I'm going to offer you the job."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Why?"
  • (James Spader) "It's your behavior."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "What about my behavior?"
  • (James Spader) "It's very bad."
  • (James Spader) "Lee."
  • (James Spader) "When people come into this office, you are a visual representation of my business. And the way you dress is disgusting."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Uh -- I'm sorry."
  • (James Spader) "You're tapping your toe all the time and playing with your hair. You're either going to have to wear a hairnet or stop playing with your hair."
  • (James Spader) "And another thing. Do you realize that you're always sniffling?"
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "I -- I'm sniffling?"
  • (James Spader) "And what is with your tongue -- when you're typing?"
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "I'm sorry. I didn't know I sniffled."
  • (James Spader) "Well -- you do."
  • (James Spader) "The phone is ringing."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Hello. This is the office of Mr. E. Edward Grey."
  • (James Spader) "You see? You see? You see? You see? That's showing a little spunk. After all, I'm not running a mortuary."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "No."
  • (James Spader) "Do you really want to be a secretary, Lee?"
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Yes, I do."
  • (James Spader) "You scored higher than anyone I ever interviewed. You're really over-qualified for the job. You'd be bored to death."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "I want to be bored."
  • (James Spader) "Do you really wanna be my secretary?"
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Yes, I do."
  • (James Spader) "This isn't just about typos, tapes, staples and pencils, is it, Lee?"
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "No, sir."
  • (James Spader) "What?"
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "No, sir."
  • (James Spader) "I'm sorry. You can collect your things."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Time-out."
  • (James Spader) "Time-out? You're fired."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "You're fired."
  • (James Spader) "You're fired. Now, Lee, get out."
  • (James Spader) "I'm going to tell you something, Lee. Are you ready to listen?"
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Yes."
  • (James Spader) "Are you listening?"
  • (James Spader) "You will never, ever cut yourself again. Do you understand? Have I made that perfectly clear. You're over that now. It's in the past."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Yes."
  • (James Spader) "-- Ever again."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Okay."
  • (James Spader) "Now, you know what I want you to do? I want you to leave work early. You're a big girl, a grown woman. Your mother doesn't need to pick you up everyday. I want you to take a nice, walk, home in the fresh air. Because you require relief. Because you won't be doing that anymore. Will you?"
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Yes, sir."
  • (James Spader) "All I need is a typist. Who can get to work on time and answer the phone."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "I can do that."
  • (James Spader) "We only use typewriters here, not computers."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "That's fine."
  • (James Spader) "It's very dull work."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "I like dull work."
  • (James Spader) "There's something about you. You're -- close-closed up tight. A wall."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "I know."
  • (James Spader) "Do you ever loosen up?"
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "I don't know."
  • (James Spader) "I'm not here."
  • (James Spader) "Are you shy? I'm shy."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "You're not shy. You're a lawyer."
  • (James Spader) "I'm shy. But I overcome my shyness -- in order to get things done."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "I don't think you're shy."
  • (James Spader) "I think I accidentally threw out my notes on the Feldman case. Maybe you could --"
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "-- Go through the garbage?"
  • (James Spader) "Yes, Lee. Thank you."
  • (James Spader) "Listen. You're a big girl. You can get a much bigger voice out of that tiny throat of yours."
  • (James Spader) "Tiny."
  • (James Spader) "Ms. Holloway. You told me when I hired you that you were used to answering phones."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "I am."
  • (James Spader) "Ms. Holloway."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Yes, Mr. Grey?"
  • (James Spader) "Come into my office."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "But Mr. Marvel is waiting."
  • (James Spader) "Ms. Holloway, come into my office."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Yes, sir."
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Finally."

Patrick Bauchau as Dr. Twardon

  • (Patrick Bauchau) "Who's to say that love needs to be soft and gentle?"

Stephen McHattie as Burt Holloway

  • (Stephen McHattie) "'You are the child of God's holy gift of life. You come from me, but you are not me. Your soul and your body are your own, and yours to do with as you wish.'"
  • (Maggie Gyllenhaal) "Thank you, Daddy."

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